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Still Hoping For A Volvo XC60? Your Wait May Soon Be Over
Still Hoping For A Volvo XC60? Your Wait May Soon Be Over

The only thing more frustrating than walking into a dealership and hearing that the vehicle you want is weeks away is learning that the wait may, in fact, be months. According to a report in AutoNews, customers patiently hoping for a chance to drive off in the popular Volvo XC60 should soon get a...Read More»

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Do You Really Care What Car You Drive?

Once upon a time, consumers were fiercely brand-loyal. Many of our parents and grandparents drove Fords or Chevys or Plymouths, and that's all they drove. But as we've seen over the past few years, brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past -- a fact that's confirmed by new study from Consumer...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design First Drive
2013 Ford Flex Revealed, Porsche's Ferrari Fighter: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Volvo S60 as Ford reveals the refreshed 2013 Flex. Toyota ups the price of being an early adopter of fuel cells, and Chrysler's canceling its 2012 dual-clutch plans. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Ford has...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Volvo Recalls 2006-2012 C70 And 2011-2012 S60

Volvo has issued a recall for C70 vehicles from the 2006 - 2012 model years, as well as S60s from 2011 and 2012. The problem: faulty information contained within the vehicles' optional spare tire kit. In all, some 19,600 vehicles are affected. According to a bulletin from the National Highway...Read More»

2011 Volvo S40
Volvo Pondering North American Manufacturing Plant: Report

Just in case you’ve lost track, Volvo is the Swedish automaker, owned by the Chinese, who builds cars in Belgium. They also build cars in Sweden, of course, and they’ll soon open a plant in China. In fact, business in China is so good for Volvo (and parent company, Geely), that the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

Concept You teaser from the Volvo Tumblr page
2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Volvo Teases Concept You On Tumblr

Even though the visually oriented blogging site Tumblr seems poised to cross over to the mainstream, it's still viewed as a place for trendsetters in fashion and design. So really, it's no wonder that Volvo is using Tumblr to tease one of its newest fashion-forward rides, the Concept You. Last...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
Volvo: We're Going Four-Cylinder, 24/7

Volvo has traditionally been known as the car company with boxy-but-safe sedans and wagons. If things go as Volvo management plans, they may soon be known as the “safe” green car manufacturer, since the company is taking major steps towards a zero emissions future. First up is a switch...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project
Volvo Announces New ‘Designed Around You’ Brand Strategy

For decades Volvo has peddled its cars with an emphasis on their safety prowess, a reputation that still stands today, albeit somewhat diluted thanks to the introduction of 300 horsepower sports sedans like the S60 R-Design. However, thanks to strict regulations and increased consumer awareness...Read More»

Volvo City Safety collision-avoidance system
Volvo Crash-Avoidance System Cuts Accidents By About 25%

There's no question that technology has made auto travel safer -- in fact, gadgets ranging from safety belts to airbags are at least partially responsible for the fact that U.S. highway fatalities have hit record lows. According to a new study, collision-avoidance systems like Volvo's City Safety...Read More»

Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda
Million Milers: Which New Car Would You Want For The Long Haul? #YouTellUs

Most people would never consider keeping their cars past 200,000 miles. After about 100,000 miles cars start needing work. Whether it is timing belts and water pumps, or suspension bits, many people just decide it's time for a new car. But then there are people like Irv Gordon and Million-Mile Joe...Read More»

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Marilyn Monroe, Volvo S40 And V50, 1939 Plexiglas Pontiac: Today's Car News

This Saturday Marilyn Monroe's car will roll across the auction block. This car graced the backsides of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Cary Grant, and Marilyn Monroe. [MotorAuthority] Women drivers protested the Saudi driving ban by circling the embassy in Washington, D.C. [TheCarConnection] Have...Read More»

2011 Volvo V50
Volvo Kills Off The S40, V50 In The U.S.

If you’re looking for a compact sedan or wagon offering from Volvo in the United States market, you’ve got until the end of the year to snap up an S40 sedan or a V50 wagon. Volvo has announced that both models, which share a common platform, will be discontinued at the end of the 2011...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60 Recalled Again

Last week we brought you news that the Volvo S60 was being recalled for an incompatibility between the Engine Control Module software and the car’s fuel pump. This week, Volvo has announced a smaller recall of the 2012 model year S60 sedan, and once again it involves the fuel delivery system...Read More»

Volvo animal detection safety development
Volvo Using Pedestrian Detection System To Spot Animals, Too

There's been a lot of news lately about cars that "talk" to one another: vehicle-to-vehicle technology that could, according to some studies, eliminate roughly 81% of crashes in the U.S. Now, Volvo is working on new technology to pare down the remaining 19% of accidents -- specifically those caused...Read More»

2011 MINI Rocketman Concept live photos
Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News

A production version of the MINI Rocketman concept is coming by 2014, by which time we hope MINI learns how to stage its show cars effectively. [MotorAuthority] Need a family crossover with 30-mpg fuel economy? We've found four of them for you. [FamilyCarGuide] Three things need to be settled...Read More»

2011 Volvo V60 wagon
Volvo Offers Swedish Vacations For Customers (And Sweepstakes Contestants, Too)

Need a vacation? Volvo can help -- whether or not you need a new car, too. First, there's Volvo's longstanding Overseas Delivery Program, which offers shoppers two complimentary tickets to Sweden so they can pick up their ride at the company's headquarters in Gothenburg. Volvo will even let...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
The New Volvo Hates Its Fans (But Loves Its Lawyers)

For years, Volvo was the redheaded stepchild of Ford Motor Company, and even before the recession hit in 2008, Ford had begun looking to find a new home for the Swedish marque. Though a foster parent was soon found in China, Ford's negotiations with Geely took a long time to resolve and undid much...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
IIHS: Vehicle Pedestrian Detection Could Save Thousands Of Lives

Building better-marked crosswalks and intersections, improving sidewalks, and adding traffic-light countdown timers and clear pedestrian right-of-ways all make a significant difference in safety on foot. But these solutions come with their own significant price tags and are subject to the agreement...Read More»

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