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  • Volvo XC90 self-driving car prototype

    Volvo on Wednesday unveiled an XC90 prototype fitted with all of the hardware necessary for full self-driving capability. The SUV has been designed to operate on self-driving software being developed by Uber. The two companies have worked closely on self-driving cars since 2016, when Uber agreed to purchase a fleet of Volvo XC90s for testing purposes. Volvo said the technology on board the vehicle is representative of what the automaker will fit to its production self-driving cars, once safe, reliable and robust self-driving software can be developed. The software is what gathers all of the...

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    2020 Volvo XC90 bows with minor changes, updated powertrains globally

    Volvo has ever-so-slightly freshened its largest SUV. The 2020 Volvo XC90 debuted on Friday with minor tweaks to the exterior and interior. For global markets outside of the United States, the XC90 also gets new electrified powertrains. Motor Authority confirmed with Volvo spokesperson Russell Datz...

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    Self-driving Volvo XC90 coming in 2021

    Volvo's self-driving car plans will reach a milestone come 2021. The Swedish luxury brand told The Car Connection in a Wednesday report that it will sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV in 2021. The brand's Senior Vice President Henrik Green said the next-generation Volvo XC90 will offer the...

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    Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for its self-driving fleet

    Uber is in the race to develop a fully self-driving system to one day power a fleet of driverless taxis. To develop the system, Uber is using a fleet of Volvo XC90 SUVs fitted with all the necessary hardware required for self-driving capability, such as cameras and sensors. The vehicles also...

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    Volvo to build next-gen XC90 in US starting from 2021

    Volvo on Monday confirmed it will add XC90 production to its new plant being constructed just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The first model to be produced at the plant which becomes operational in the fall of 2018 will be the next-generation S60. XC90 production will start in 2021. By...

  • 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
    Volvo's discounting the 2017 XC90 T8 Excellence by up to $23,500 

    The Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence is the Swedish marque's take on opulence and its finest motoring experience available. With adjectives like that, it's easy to expect a high price of entry; the XC90 T8 Excellence has a sticker price that starts at a whopping $105,895. However, Volvo has put the 2017...

  • Skype for Business in Volvo's 90 series

    It used to be that the drive home was a chance to fully escape the office. Not anymore thanks to the ever-increasing level of connectivity filtering into cars. For example, with Volvo’s 90 series cars, the S90, V90 and XC90, it’s now possible to liaise with colleagues via Skype for Business. Skype for Business is an extension of the popular Skype messaging service. It has extra functionalities such as the ability to schedule meetings and start conversations from apps like Word and PowerPoint, as well as improved security. In one of Volvo’s cars, you’ll be able to view...

  • Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
    Uber expands self-driving taxi service to San Francisco

    Uber may be known around the world for its ridesharing service, where volunteer drivers earn money by offering rides. However, Uber is out to eliminate the driver by developing its own self-driving technology. The company already has a fleet of self-driving prototypes offering rides in Pittsburgh...

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    Volvo 90 series cars receive tech, safety updates

    Volvo is rolling out some updates on its 90 series cars which for the 2017 model year include the S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90. (A V90 joins the lineup for 2018.) The updates enhance what was already a high level of safety and connectivity. In the area of safety, Volvo is adding the new features...

  • 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine with Polestar Performance Optimization
    Polestar tuning makes the XC90 T8 most powerful Volvo ever

    Volvo’s in-house tuner Polestar offers everything from off-the-shelf parts to dedicated performance cars like the S60 and V60 Polestar. In between, Polestar, which started out life as an independent racing team but was brought into the Volvo fold a year ago, offers dealer-installed...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design
    Volvo “90” series Polestar models confirmed, could deliver 600 hp

    Volvo’s first dedicated performance offerings from its in-house tuner Polestar were the S60 and V60 Polestar sedan and wagon. One of the automaker’s top executives has now confirmed the larger “90” series is also due to receive the Polestar treatment. Speaking with Motor...

  • 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence, 2016 New York Auto Show
    Volvo's ultra-luxurious XC90 Excellence priced from $105,895

    Show up to your local Volvo dealer with a $100,000 check and you'll be able to afford most, but not all, of the automaker's new models. That's because Volvo is introducing an ultra-luxurious model dubbed the XC90 Excellence for 2017. It made its local debut this week at the 2016 New York Auto Show...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design

    Luxury SUVs are more popular than ever, but let’s get real. Not everyone needs a leather-lined utility vehicle that’s capable of fording rivers and dealing with parking at Trader Joe’s. Most of us need a wagon with all-weather traction and a strong dose of safety. We like nice things, too. That’s where this car comes in--the 2016 Volvo XC90. ALSO SEE: 2017 Acura NSX first drive review The XC90 is a winner. It’s Volvo’s first new vehicle in more than a decade, and it’s carted home armloads of awards, including the North American Truck/Utility of the...

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    2017 Volvo XC90 gets four-seat Excellence option

    It turns out the four-seat XC90 Excellence Volvo rolled out at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show wasn’t only developed for China’s chauffeur-driven class as the vehicle is being made available here in the United States for the 2017 model year. Billed as Volvo’s most luxurious...

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    Volvo XC90 Starting Price Down To $44,945 With New T5 Model

    There are already plenty of reasons to like Volvo’s new XC90 but the Swedish automaker has just made the proposition of buying one a whole lot more compelling. Thanks to the addition of a new XC90 T5 model, the starting price of the luxurious SUV has been brought down to a very reasonable...

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    Honda Civic And Volvo XC90 Named 2016 North American Car And Truck Of The Year

    The 2016 Detroit Auto Show is just getting underway and to start things off with a bang the organizers have announced the winners of the 2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. In the car category, the winner was the 2016 Honda Civic which managed to beat out strong rivals such as the...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription  -  Quick Drive, July 2015
    Three Quarters Of Volvo XC90 Buyers Opt For Range-Topping Inscription Trim

    When it first unveiled its second-generation XC90 a year ago, Volvo said it would be going after premium buyers, those that normally shopped at brands like Audi and BMW. This was made clear when Volvo announced at the market debut that prices would start just under $50k, close to where similar...

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    Notes From The Driveway: 2016 Volvo XC90

    My colleague Bengt Halvorson calls the 2016 Volvo XC90 one of the most important production introductions of the year. Let me clarify that for you. To the industry, the second-generation XC90 is just another luxury three-row crossover SUV. But to Volvo, it's the vehicle that could make or break its...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

    Volvo has a problem on its hands. Its new XC90 SUV, which starts at $49,895 (with shipping), is generating plenty of excitement from buyers, but with wait times of up to three months, the Swedish automaker is in danger of losing them to competitors with vehicles ready to roll. To insure these customers don't jump ship, Volvo has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer a subsidized rental program which allows buyers to drive the smaller XC60 while waiting for their new XC90. According to Automotive News (subscription required), it's unclear exactly how much of the tab the automaker will...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015
    2016 Volvo XC90 T8 ‘Twin Engine’ Priced From $69,095

    Volvo's uber-luxurious XC90 Excellence debuted at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show last week, but at this point there's no information available regarding pricing for the Swedish marque's forthcoming flagship. MUST SEE: Road Rage Camaro A-Hole Wrecks Himself Into Big Rig: Video That said, we have...

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    Volvo Rolls Out XC90 Excellence Flagship For 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

    With the launch of its all-new XC90, Volvo is hoping to convince new car buyers that it can build an SUV that’s just as dynamic, high-tech and luxurious as the Germans, albeit it with a Scandinavian twist. To really send the message home, the automaker at next week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto...

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    Why Volvo Is Going Touch-Screen, But Skipping Capacitive Tech Entirely

    Volvo’s new Sensus Connect Touch system in the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of this year’s great breakthroughs in vehicle interfaces. While it borrows much of the look and feel of its menus from tablets—especially Apple’s iOS in its iPhone and iPad—it’s definitely not...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015
    Volvo Sets Pricing On All-New 2016 XC90 SUV

    Volvo is eager to get folks into its all-new 2016 XC90, as it serves as one of the automaker's most notable vehicles. If you want to buy one, you have to know how much you're going to spend, of course, and that information has finally been filtered out to the world. Get your checkbooks ready (do...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid
    Volvo Releases Performance Specs For Range-Topping 2016 XC90 T8

    As has been known for some time, Volvo’s future lineup—starting with the all-new 2016 XC90—will come powered exclusively by engines with no more than four cylinders. However, in order to match the performance of rivals, Volvo will equip its cars with turbocharging and hybrid...

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