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Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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The Volvo S90 has just been unveiled and talks of a high-performance Polestar variant have already begun. Now that Volvo has acquired Polestar, it’s no surprise the Swedish automaker is considering the performance treatment across its model range, which means a S90 Polestar and V90 Polestar are both being developed. Speaking to Autocar, Volvo CEO […]

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At the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, Volvo debuted an interior design concept that previews its self-driving vehicles. The Volvo Concept 26 is the first autonomous drive interior built on an existing vehicle platform and, according to the Swedish automaker, it “represents a new way of thinking about how luxury autonomous cars will integrate into daily […]

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Volvo has released a plan to electrify its entire range, complete with a fully electric vehicle for 2019. Its new “global electrification strategy” expands on the brand’s alternatively-fueled options – which currently stands at one vehicle – and will include new plug-in versions of its sedans, SUVs and wagons. A battery electric vehicle (BEV) is […]

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Even as autonomous technology continues to make its way from prototypes to street-legal vehicles, legislators and lawmakers are still working to define the rules and liabilities for self-driving cars. In the meantime, one carmaker is taking a resolved stance on the matter: “Volvo will accept full liability whenever one if its cars is in autonomous […]

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Volvo is previewing the interface for its self-driving cars, and wants to make sure it is as user friendly as possible. Called the IntelliSafe Auto Pilot interface, Volvo designed it to be simple and intuitive with the autonomous mode activated and deactivated with specially designed paddles on the steering wheel. Showing off a safe and […]

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Volvo announced that it has acquired 100 percent of Polestar, a high performance company that works exclusively with Volvo cars. Under the agreement, finalized with an undisclosed purchase price, Volvo will absorb all of Polestar’s employees and holdings (with the exception of the racing division). In turn, Volvo plans to tap into Polestar’s tuning expertise […]

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Volvo is applying its safety and luxury ethos to child seats. The company is showing off the Excellence Child Seat concept that builds off the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console concept that debuted earlier this year. This new baby-friendly concept gives parents the ability to swivel the seat counter-clockwise when seating the child and then locking […]

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Volvo Cars of North America is working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to make the new XC90’s launch smoother. Customers that have long waits on the XC90 will be able to rent a Volvo XC60 for cheap, as the Swedish automaker is subsidizing the rental costs with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The offer is available to committed buyers of […]

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Today Volvo Cars announced an up-to $500 million investment in Berkeley County, South Carolina to build its first U.S. assembly plant due to be operational in 2018. The automaker, now controlled by Geely, makes several plug-in hybrids for non-U.S. markets, says it will hybridize its entire line with its hybrid-compatible engine architecture including models sold […]

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