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Ceiling Limited: Volvo Renewal Plan Puts Convertibles, Coupes On Hiatus
Ceiling Limited: Volvo Renewal Plan Puts Convertibles, Coupes On Hiatus

Where are the two-door models in Volvo’s lineup? With the sporty C30 hatchback and luxurious C70 convertible now both gone from the lineup, it’s a question that anyone familiar with the brand is bound to ask, come trade-in time. But as Peter Mertens, Volvo Cars’ R&D chief...Read More»

2015 Volvo V60
2015 Volvo V60 Video Road Test

Volvo is known for its wagons, but it hasn’t actually sold a station wagon in the U.S. for a while now—just a lot of crossovers. That all changes with the new V60. Is it the return of the tried and true Volvo wagon, or something quite different? From the exterior you’ll...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
2015 Volvo XC90 Gets Slow-Drip Release This Year

Volvo has a new XC90 waiting in the wings, but you'll have to wait a few more weeks until it casts a brighter light on the crossover SUV's new skin. By the time the 2015 Volvo XC90 is introduced, the current model will be almost 13 years old--but from the looks of these official images, the...Read More»

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E  -  Driven, April 2014
2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E: Quick Spin

Can subbing in a completely new engine and transmission significantly change the character of an existing model? Yes, it certainly can—and the Volvo S60 is the best example of how dramatic the change can be. While last year's model (and this year's model with all-wheel drive, as we'll get to...Read More»

Volvo inflatable child seat
Volvo's New Child Car Seat Concept: Lightweight, Inflatable, Military-Grade

Volvo is usually at the cutting edge of vehicle safety with advanced technologies, but when it came to creating a safer and less bulky child seat, it stayed relatively low tech. Check out the Inflatable Child Seat Concept, which is an attempt at trying to create a car seat that is lightweight and...Read More»

Volvo: Slippery road warning shared with other cars
In Scandinavia, Volvo Crowdsources Roadway Safety

Crowdsourcing is a very big deal these days. NASA, for example, has used it to let amateur astronomers help in the search for new planets and killer asteroids. And on a more earthbound note, Waze uses crowdsourcing to identify traffic patterns, helping commuters travel to and from work with a...Read More»

Apple CarPlay.
Apple's iOS In The Car Is Now CarPlay, Will Debut On Ferrari, Mercedes, Volvo Cars This Week

Since last summer, we've been waiting for the debut of Apple's in-dash operating system, iOS in the Car. Images of the service in action finally leaked to the web in January, and now Apple tells us that we'll get our first official glimpse of iOS in the Car -- renamed "CarPlay" -- this week at the...Read More»

Volvo pilots groundbreaking 'Roam Delivery' service
Volvo's 'Roam Delivery' Service Puts Junk In Your Trunk While You're Not Around

Ten years ago, many folks thought that we'd all be telecommuting by now, working from home and seeing the world from the comfort of our virtual reality pods. Alas, that hasn't happened -- not for most of us, anyway. We still dash to the office, we hit the gym, and when we vacation, we usually do it...Read More»

2014 Volvo S60L production in China
Can Volvo Be Saved?

Once upon a time, Volvo was a force to be reckoned with. Can it rise from the ashes, or is it speeding irrevocably toward irrelevance? Even at the height of its popularity, Volvo never achieved the high-end luxury status of other European marques like BMW or Mercedes-Benz, but that seemed to be a...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
2011-2012 Volvo S60 Recalled For Oil-Pressure Problem

Volvo has launched a recall of S60 sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many of those vehicles suffer from a flaw that may prevent drivers from being alerted when the oil pressure is low. As a result, drivers...Read More»

2014 Volvo XC90
2014 Volvo XC90: After All These Years, Still A Top Safety Achiever

As of 2014, the Volvo XC90 crossover has been on the market for a dozen years; and its structure hasn't seen any extensive reengineering during that time. Yet the 2014 Volvo XC90 managed a top-tier performance in the tough new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal...Read More»

2015 Volvo V60
2015 Volvo V60 Wagon To Debut Engine Tech Headed For S60, XC60

When the 2015 Volvo V60 sport wagon arrives in January 2014, it will be the first model from Volvo to arrive with the automaker's new Drive-E powertrains, which will transition the automaker away from in-line five- and six-cylinder engines and toward an all-four-cylinder lineup that could be up to...Read More»

2014 Volvo S60
2014 Volvo S60, S80, XC60 And XC70 Recalled For Electrical Problems

Volvo Cars of North America has issued a recall for S60, S80, XC60, and XC70 vehicles from the 2014 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles suffer from an electrical problem that could result in a crash. The flaw affects...Read More»

Volvo Concept Coupe, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
This Is What Volvos Will Look Like Under Geely: Concept Coupe Revealed

We spend a lot of time dissecting auto ads, trying to figure out what those commercials convey about a particular car brand. But cars themselves -- specifically, their design -- also help define a company's brand. A Lamborghini, for example, makes a bold impression. The car's sharp, aggressive...Read More»

Geely Maple
Geely Coming To U.S. In 2016: Are Americans Ready For Chinese Cars?

China's auto market is booming. Despite some signs of a slowdown, sales remain very, very strong, showing double-digit gains. One of the big dogs in China's marketplace is Geely, best known to Westerners as the owner of Volvo. In fact, according to AutoNews, Geely is getting so big that it plans to...Read More»

2014 Infiniti Q50, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Changing Car Names: Smudging The Past, Blurring The Future?

Would car buyers love the Lincoln MKS if it were more Continental? Should the Acura RLX give in to ego and pronounce, "I Am Legend"? Does an Infiniti G37 by any other name sound as sweet? Car names aren't just clever or memorable. They're a critical piece of multi-million-dollar marketing...Read More»

Volvo's Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist
2015 Volvo XC90 Comes With 3 Intriguing New Safety Features

No doubt about it: Volvo has had a rough couple of years. After being sold to Chinese automaker Geely in 2010, the brand has struggled to regain its footing. Whether that's due to the shift in administration, a slowdown in research and development, lackluster quality scores, or a general lack of...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz adaptive high beam headlights
Can Toyota Convince NHTSA To Allow High-Tech Headlights?

In the right hands, technology is a magnificent thing. The printing press improved literacy rates and sparked the rise of the middle class. The telephone shrank the world, allowing us to speak directly with friends and relatives around the globe. The internet merged both of those inventions...Read More»

Survey: men, women, and car safety
Who Can Do More For Auto Safety: Apple Or Volvo?

Every auto brand has an image to uphold, a claim to fame. Jeeps are rugged, Mercedes-Benz cars are long-lasting, Hondas are reliable -- or so marketers would have us believe. For years, Volvo's buzzword has been "safety". Mention to co-workers, neighbors, or family members that auto safety is your...Read More»

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