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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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Volvo Cars has revealed its XC90 PHEV will start at $68,100 before any tax incentives. Considered the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Volvo will bring its XC90 T8 Twin Engine to the United States this summer. This PHEV version of the new XC90 is powered by Volvo’s 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged […]

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Volvo says it “underestimated” how popular its XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV would be but in light of popular demand, all future models will offer hybrid variants. These, said Volvo UK managing director Nick Connor to Auto Express, could be offered at all price levels, not just top level. A Volvo spokesperson followed up with […]

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Volvo has presented its autonomous driving vehicle technology in China Friday March 27. Volvo Car Group’s aim is to put self-driving cars in the hands of real customers by 2017 and it is this technology which was demonstrated to media and decision makers in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Volvo Cars recently presented a complete system […]

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Volvo is launching a second diesel-hybrid version of one of its station wagon, the V60 D5 Twin Engine. Volvo Cars has unveiled the D5 Twin Engine Special Edition of its V60 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. The original is known as the V60 D6 Twin Engine. The Swedish company explained this new car has been designed […]

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Volvo is expanding its vehicle-to-vehicle testing program from 50 vehicles to 1000. Volvo Cars, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration have been working together on a project to enable cars to share information about conditions that relate to road conditions such as icy patches. The information will be shared through a […]

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Volvo’s crash avoidance technology, part of its future self-driving technology, contributed to the brands’ four models sold in America to gain the highest safety recognition. Four Volvo cars made the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ grade in this year’s honors list: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60. Volvo Cars was the only […]

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