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Volvo News and Reviews

Volvo News and Reviews

Volvo previews, buyer’s guides, reviews, news and more.

  2019 Volvo V60 Preview
Hot on the heels of the gorgeously rendered big V90 wagon, Volvo introduces the redesigned 2019 V60. And while the previous V60 was a compact car, this new version is longer by 5 ins. and wider by 2 ins., and now solidly resides in the midsize category according to Volvo.
  New for 2018: Volvo
A redesigned Volvo XC60 arrives for 2018, offered with the full array of turbocharged, supercharged and turbocharged, and plug-in hybrid drivetrains available from the Swedish automaker.
  Volvo Previews Polestar 1 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Coupe
Volvo this week revealed plans for a separate Polestar performance electric vehicle (EV) nameplate.
  2019 Volvo XC40 Preview
With the new 2019 Volvo XC40, the automaker completes the rollout of its family of SUVs. Get the details in our new car preview...
  Volvo Previews New "Street Fashion" XC40 Small Premium SUV
Volvo last week provided a few details about its first XC40 small premium SUV that will launch in the U.S. market next year.
  Volvo Announces Its Entire Lineup to go Electric Starting in 2019
This week, Swedish automaker Volvo Cars announced in a statement that, beginning with the 2019 model year, every vehicle it launches will have an electric motor.
  New for 2017: Volvo
Volvo continues its transformation for the 2017 model year, adding the gorgeous new S90 sedan and V90 wagon models to the lineup. Find out what else is new for the 2017 Volvo lineup...
  2018 Volvo XC60 Preview
The XC60 accounts for nearly one third of Volvo’s global sales, which makes the debut of the redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60 that much more important. Get a sneak peek in our new car preview...
  Recall Roundup: Volvo to Fix Curtain Air Bag Component in S90, V90 Cross...
During the past week, Volvo Car USA recalled a number of 2017-model-year cars, wagons, and SUVs to address the vehicles’ curtain air bag system.
  Volvo Debuts "Drive Me" Self-Driving Pilot at Detroit Auto Show
Volvo Cars brought the Hain family from Sweden to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) press preview stage in Detroit to describe their participation in the automaker’s 2017 “Autonomous” driving research pilot in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  5 Fast Facts: 2017 Volvo XC90
Volvo redesigned the XC90 midsize premium SUV for the 2016 model year. Here are five fast facts about the 2017 Volvo XC90 SUV that seats up to 7...
  5 Fast Facts: 2017 Volvo S60
The 2017 Volvo S60 compact premium sedan is built in Belgium and is in its fourth year since the last major redesign. Here are five fast facts about the 2017 Volvo S60...
  Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Takes on Elegant Crossovers
Swedish automaker Volvo has revealed a few details about the new 2017 V90 Cross Country midsize premium wagon that will be added to the V90 Series lineup.
  Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid Gets Polestar Tuning for Extra Performance
Volvo Cars this week announced that its performance division has created a package to boost the power and performance of the XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid midsize premium SUV.
  5 Fast Facts: 2017 Volvo S90
The S90 is Volvo’s new premium 4-door, 5-seat flagship sedan. It features Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), an advanced modular product platform that will underpin all new Volvo vehicles in the 90 and 60 Series. Here are more facts about the 2017 Volvo S90...
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Volvo S60
The 2016 Volvo S60 comes in several versions, in front-wheel (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Here are five more facts about the 2016 Volvo S60...
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Volvo XC60
The 2016 Volvo XC60 doesn’t change much except for the addition of tech and premium features and new efficient engines. Here are five fast facts about the 2016 Volvo XC60 are offered for your research on 5-passenger premium crossover SUVs...
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Volvo XC90
Based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), the second-generation, 7-seat 2016 Volvo XC90 boasts an expanded range of safety systems and is available with a potent plug-in hybrid powertrain.
  Volvo Ups Performance Ante with Polestar Versions of 2017 S60 Sedan, V60...
Volvo Cars, the Swedish automaker owned by China’s Geely Group, this week revealed two agile and quick 2017 performance models, the Polestar S60 sedan and V60 wagon.
  "Designer" Volvo XC90 Excellence Takes Swedish Luxury to a New...
Volvo, the Swedish car brand owned by China’s Geely Group, previewed at the 2016 New York International Auto Show the Excellence ultra-luxury variant of its best-selling Volvo XC90 midsize premium SUV.
  2017 Volvo V90 Preview
The third model to be based upon Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), the 2017 Volvo V90 is a station wagon version of the automaker’s recently introduced S90 flagship sedan.
  Volvo's Svelte New V90 Wagon Takes on Crossovers in U.S. Market
This week in Sweden, Volvo revealed photos and a few details about the new, top-of-the-line 2017 Volvo V90 luxury wagon that will be unveiled at next month’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
  New for 2016: Volvo
Swedish car brand Volvo continues renewing its lineup of cars, wagons, and SUVs in 2016 with two new models.
  2017 Volvo S90 Preview
Shown publicly for the first time at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new 2017 Volvo S90 will serve as the company’s new flagship sedan when it replaces the aged S80 before the end of the year.
  Volvo Survey Says: Put Steering Wheels in Autonomous Cars
Volvo Cars recently conducted a “Future of Driving” survey of 10,000 global motorists in order to learn more about what car buyers want from autonomous driving technology, and how they expect to live with it.
  10 Reasons Why the Volvo S90 is Better than the S80
The current iteration of the S80 has been on the market since before the advent of Apple’s iPhone and before the inauguration of America’s 44th president—Barack Obama.
  Volvo Enters Luxury Market with Flagship S90 Sedan
Volvo says the introduction of the 2017 S90 sedan sets a new standard for the luxury segment, with superior materials, technology, comfort, and class-leading semi-autonomous features.
  New for 2015: Volvo
Volvo currently offers six different models for the 2015 model year, including two wagons that are brand-new to the U.S. market, as well as the all-new 2016 XC90 SUV, which introduces an all-new design for the brand as well as many new technologies. Find out what's new for all of the 2015 Volvo models...
  2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country and S60 Inscription Preview
With the introductions of the 2016 S60 Cross Country and S60 Inscription models at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Volvo adds two niche-oriented variants to its lineup that the company's competitors do not offer.
  2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country Preview
Nearly two decades after the first Volvo Cross Country model debuted, a new version is arriving in showrooms shortly after the first day of 2015.
  2016 Volvo XC90 Preview
The new 2016 Volvo XC90 signals the future of the brand in terms of styling, autonomous driving technologies, infotainment systems, powertrain configurations, and more.
  New for 2014: Volvo
Volvo enters the 2014 model year with five models, most of which have been updated with fresh styling, new safety technologies, and added standard features.
  2013 Volvo XC90 Preview
The Volvo XC90 made its debut at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show, and many industry observers expect it to be replaced by a different model, or extensively redesigned, in the next year or two.
  2013 Volvo XC70 Preview
The Volvo XC70 is Volvo's midsize, 5-seat, 5-door crossover luxury SUV that has a more station-wagon-like appearance than many competing SUVs. It's a family travel vehicle that's versatile enough to use for camping, tailgating, vacations, or as an everyday driver.
  2013 Volvo S80 Preview
The Volvo S80 is Volvo's flagship model: a misdize luxury sedan, slightly larger than the S60. It was first introduced to the U.S. market in 1998, and is now in its second generation.
  2013 Volvo XC60 Preview
The Volvo XC60 is Volvo's midsize crossover luxury SUV: a family hauler that comes with a wealth of standard and optional features. It was first introduced to the U.S. market in 2008, and is now Volvo's top-selling model.
  2013 Volvo S60 Preview
The 2013 Volvo S60 is offered in three models, the main difference being in the size and power of the engine.
  2013 Volvo C70 Preview
The Volvo C70 is a midsize 4-passenger luxury convertible with a power-retractable hardtop. At the end of 2011, it was announced that 2013 would be the final model year for which the C70 would be produced, so the future of the model is uncertain, although Volvo will continue to manufacture many other vehicles.
  2013 Volvo C30 Preview
The Volvo C30 is a compact sport coupe with two side doors and a hatchback that seats 4. Volvo positions it as an upscale entry-level vehicle. It was first introduced to the U.S. market for the 2008 model year.
  2015 Volvo V60 Preview
At the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Volvo announced that it would offer the updated 2015 Volvo V60 to its American customers.
  New for 2013: Volvo
For the 2013 model year, Volvo makes incremental improvements to all of the models it sells, adding standard rain-sensing wipers and headlight washers to all models. Find out what else is new for the entire 2013 Volvo model lineup...
  Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Preview
The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept introduces the automaker's new plug-in hybrid technology, which is planned for installation in Volvo products later in this decade.
  Concept-Volvo S60 Preview
Critical Knowledge:Concept is a preview of the redesigned 2010 Volvo S60"Coupe-inspired lines.racetrack design cues"Panoramic glass roofIntroduces Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDi) technology with engine start/stop featurePowershift transmission similar to Porsche PDK gearboxCollision Warning with Full Auto Brake and pedestrian detection systemUpgraded Active Cruise Control system that can be used in stop-and-go trafficIntroductionVolvo's S60 could be renamed the "Oldvo S60." It arrived in 2000 as an early 2001 model, taking the sleek and muscular design language introduced by the 1998 S80 to the next level. Arguably one of the first sedans to exhibit "coupe-like" styling (though Volvo didn't make an attempt to market or pitch it as such), the current Volvo S60 looks-nine years later-almost exactly like the 2001 model, inside and out. To its credit, Volvo has made steady improvements to the S60 over the years, tweaking the design here, adding new safety features there, but by industry standards the car is definitely in need of a redesign. That redesign comes for 2010, and it is previewed by the S60 Concept, which debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
  New for 2011-Volvo
HistoryVolvo, a Swedish automaker, is currently a division of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which is based in China. Volvo made its first car in 1927 with a production volume of 280 units. Swedish domestic sales increased rapidly thereafter, and the company was soon making cars, buses and trucks. Outboard and aircraft engines would soon follow. It wasn't until after World War II that Volvo became known outside its domestic market.Over the following decades, the automaker became famous for its safety advancements. Volvo introduced laminated safety glass in 1944, and is credited with the invention of the 3-point safety belt shortly thereafter (it became standard in all of its models as of 1959). The company also developed padded dashboards and rear-facing child seats. The automaker also claims that it was the first to offer side air bags and head-protecting air bags. Volvo Cars, the automotive division, was sold to Ford Motor Company in 1999. It was then acquired by Geely Holding Group in 2010.
  2011 Volvo S60 Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new, second-generation S60 modelLarger than its predecessorCoupe-like sedan stylingCity Safety collision-avoidance systemPedestrian Detection systemTwo different chassis tuningsTwo different turbocharged powerplantsAvailable all-wheel driveDebuts at the 2010 Geneva Motor ShowIn showrooms late summer 2010IntroductionThe first-generation Volvo S60 debuted in 2001 to replace the outgoing S70. Always offered as a 4-door sedan (Volvo's last-generation V70 wagon was closely related), the S60 was gradually updated over the years. In 2007, it received a minor facelift, including a new grille, front bumper, outside mirrors, and a redesigned front spoiler for better aerodynamics and a more aggressive appearance. The S60's sporty driving character was also enhanced at that time with firmer front and rear shock absorbers and springs.
  New for 2010-Volvo
Critical Knowledge:2010 Volvo C30: Volvo has cancelled the Custom Build program for the C30 for 2010, but has added standard features to the T5 and R-Design models while reconfiguring option packages.2010 Volvo C70: Volvo shuffles options and packages for 2010, an abbreviated production run in advance of a restyled 2011 C70 that's due in time for summer. New Dynamic and Multi-media packages are available, and Premium Electric Silver is a new color.2010 Volvo S40: The 2010 Volvo S40 sees minor changes to standard and optional equipment lists, as well as a new Ice White paint color for the sporty T5, which now comes standard with a manual transmission.
  2010 Volvo XC60 Preview
Critical Knowledge:City Safety impact protectionTurbocharged T6 engineAll-wheel drive with Instant Traction281 hpPush-button startIntroductionAs the 15 millionth Volvo vehicle rolls off the production line in Sweden, the automaker has added one more model to the lineup: the new XC60 crossover. The XC made its world debut at the Geneva Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale in Europe in the fall of 2008, the XC60 will invade U.S. shores in the first quarter of 2009, hoping to compete with models like the BMW X3, Infiniti EX35 and Lincoln MKX.
  New for 2009-Volvo
Critical Knowledge:All-new XC60 joins the automaker's SUV lineupStandard 5-speed automatic transmission for S40S80 3.2 features standard Rainsensor windshield wipersV50 T5 model discontinued, but V50 T5 all-wheel-drive (AWD) model continuesNew Technology package for V70XC90 V8 Sport model discontinued, replaced by XC90 V8 R-Design2009 Volvo C30:For the second year of the Volvo C30's life, Versions 1.0 and 2.0 have been changed to C30 T5 and C30 R-Design. The T5 retains the same turbocharged engine, and features changes like the Volvo rear badge lettering that now is spread farther apart. Other additions include a seat belt reminder and a new Preferred package that includes a power driver's seat, front fog lights, trip computer, leather parking brake cover, Keyless Drive, and a Dynaudio sound system. The R-Design vehicles for Volvo are more sport-oriented in appearance, with color-coordinated accent body trim, rear or roof spoiler, 5-spoke aluminum wheels, and bold upholstery. There's also special R-Design badging and other unique accents. The C30 R-Design will come with a sport steering wheel and pedals, a high-performance audio system, 17-inch Serapis alloy wheels as a no-cost option, and other features befitting a sporty hatchback.
  2008 Volvo V70 Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new design for 2008Standard 3.2-liter 6-cylinder powerplant6-speed "Geartronic" automatic transmissionFive-passenger seating37 cubic feet of cargo spaceNew 40/20/40-split rear seatBreakthrough safety technologyOptional power tailgateIntroductionVolvo has been manufacturing station wagons since 1953. The first model, the Duett, was built upon a ladder frame chassis-unique for Volvo as their other vehicles utilized a unibody design. In an era before sophisticated turbochargers and fuel injection, the Duett was powered by a carbureted 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine with pushrod-activated valves.
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