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Volvo Cars confirmed Tuesday it is working on a new lightweight three-cylinder gasoline engine. This new engine will be part of the company’s Drive E engine family. “We have come a long way in the last few years at Volvo. Investments from our parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, have enabled us to recapture our […]

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Volvo’s umbrella name for all of the company’s auto braking functions will be City Safety. This new naming nomenclature starts with the all-new Volvo XC90. The continuously enhanced collision-avoidance and mitigation technologies, which are standard in the XC90, include yet another Volvo world first: automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming […]

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The Drive-E powertrain will be found under the hood of Volvo’s new special edition version of its XC60. Volvo Cars of North America announced it will unveil its limited edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 at the Miami International Auto Show which is held November 7 to 16. The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the […]

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Volvo managed to obtain 450 horsepower out of a two-liter version of its Drive-E engine. Called High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept, this special version is a triple boost 2-liter engine. The goal was to demonstrate the company’s know-how in emission-reducing turbo technology. “When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the […]

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Volvo Car Group will be heating its Gent manufacturing plant with water from a nearby paper plant in order to reduce its emissions. Two Nordic region companies, Volvo Car Group and Stora Enso, a global paper products group, have joined forces to reduce carbon emissions at Volvo’s plant in Belgium by over 40 percent. The […]

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Autonomous vehicles may be nearing technological readiness, but may be delayed for legal reasons. This is according an Autonomous Driving Legislation and Liability report by ABI Research released Friday. “Legislation and liability issues and uncertainties are expected to remain the main obstacles for autonomous vehicles becoming widely adopted in the next decade,” said VP and […]

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All the anxiety over which horribly-executed Chinese car would land in U.S. dealerships first appears to have been all for naught. Why? Volvo — owned by Chinese automaker Geely — will be the first manufacturer to offer a model assembled in China, and there’s a chance that its potential customers may barely notice. The car […]

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Volvo finally pulled the sheets off its new three-row XC90 SUV yesterday, and the initial details are pretty interesting. First, Volvo maintained a much more square-edged silhouette compared to the sweeping shapes adopted by its rivals. The front grille uses the company’s updated grille, which now incorporates the updated Volvo badge. The headlights also have […]

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Another automaker that’s turning to small three-cylinder turbocharged gas engines to delay – but not utterly avoid – electrification is Volvo. Actually, the Swedish automaker’s confirmation that it’s developing as many as four three-cylinder variants around 1.5-liters displacement includes that they will be capable of use in hybrids. But, it said, it hopes to put […]

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The UK government announced yesterday that autonomous vehicles will be allowed on UK roads five months from now. Fully driverless cars are an exciting glimpse of the future with substantial potential to improve road safety – but the UK’s car fleet has a long way to go before it makes the most of existing autonomous […]

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