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2011 Volvo S80

Looking For Better Fuel Economy, Volvo Downsizes To Four Cylinder Engines

Over the next ten years, Swedish automaker Volvo will abandon all five- and six-cylinder engines in favor of more fuel-efficient three- and four-cylinder engines. The move will boost fuel economy in individual models as much as 35 percent, which is critical for Volvo to meet upcoming fuel economy... read more

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2011 Volvo Concept Universe

Volvo Downsizing Engines, Moving To Modular Platforms: Video

With the support of cash-rich parent Geely, Volvo is about to embark on a radical platform shakeup that will see the automaker introduce a range of new... read more September 5, 2011 by 

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid prototype

Volvo Partners With Siemens For Electric Car Development

Volvo has shown a number of ecological concepts and prototypes in the recent past, with everything from biofuels to battery powered electrics and fuel cell range-extenders... read more August 31, 2011 by 

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 And 2012 Volvo XC60: R-Design Gets A Kick

While Volvo's former R models—like the iconic 850 T5 R—included a host of performance enhancements, the company's R-Design models have offered a different type of... read more August 11, 2011 by 

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design First Drive

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design: First Drive

Take one look at the 2011 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design—especially its extensive badging, different trims and details, and somewhat lower stance—and combined with the... read more August 11, 2011 by 

2007 Volvo S80

Volvo S80 Recalled For Power Steering Flaw

Volvo is issuing a recall for S80 sedans manufactured during the 2007 model year. The problem? A flaw in the power steering system that could result in a crash. Specifically... read more July 29, 2011 by 

Volvo Safety Car Concept

Volvo Marks 10 Years Of Safety Concept Car

Volvo introduced the Safety Concept Car a decade ago, and now, most of the concept's safety technology has made it into production. Not to mention, the current C30's styling... read more July 25, 2011 by 

Volvo Safety Concept Car

Volvo Safety Concept Car: 10 Years Of Car Safety Technology

Believe it or not, the 2012 Volvo C30 hatchback is essentially a 10 year old design. Several years before the C30 hit the streets, Volvo revealed a striking concept called... read more July 25, 2011 by 

2011 Volvo XC60

Despite Rough Start, IIHS Praises Volvo CitySafe System For Crash Reduction

Despite an unfortunate mishap when demonstrating its crash-avoidance capabilities at the launch of the new S60 sedan, the Volvo CitySafe system won some praise from the... read more July 19, 2011 by 

Volvo series hybrid (range-extended electric car) test vehicle layout

Volvo's Next Generation Of Range-Extended Electric Cars

The Chevy Volt got a bad rap when it finally reached retail, after a few outlets got in a tizzy about the onboard engine actually contributing some power to the wheels under... read more July 13, 2011 by 

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design Configurator Live

The Volvo S60 R Design was announced at the New York Auto Show this April, but it's finally on sale now, complete with its own configuration tool. If you haven't had the... read more July 7, 2011 by 

2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project

Volvo Unveils S60 Performance Project, Hints At New PCP Model

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s report of a new high-performance division brand being considered by Volvo, comes this concept car that was unveiled late last week at... read more July 5, 2011 by 

Volvo C30 Polestar Concept

Volvo Considering ‘PCP’ High Performance Division: Report

Most people may not associate Volvo with performance, but the Swedish automaker has offered several notable sporty variants of its regular lineup in the past under the R... read more July 4, 2011 by 

Volvo animal detection safety development

Volvo Beats Mercedes In J.D. Power Quality Ratings--On Home Turf

J.D. Power and Associates released a new report last week ranking Volvo in the number one spot, ahead of Mercedes in a survey of Customer Satisfaction in the German marque's... read more June 21, 2011 by 

Irv Gordon's 2.9 million mile Volvo P1800

3 Million Miles By 2013? Volvo P1800 Still Breaking Records

Modern cars can do over 100,000 miles without pausing for breath. If you really pile on the miles, you might have 200,000 or even 300,000 miles on the clock. If the car Gods... read more June 16, 2011 by 

2010 Volvo S40

Volvo To Cut S40, V50 From U.S. Lineup: Report

The latest Volvo models to get the axe are the S40 sedan and V50 wagon, according to a new report. Why? Because no one loves them--at least no one in the market for a new... read more June 15, 2011 by 


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