Photos of Volvo's new Concept Estate have leaked online ahead of its official debut tomorrow. The Concept Estate is the third Volvo concept following the Concept Coupe and Concept XC and is based on Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).
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Volvo has released teaser photos of the Concept Estate concept car that is going to debut next month in Geneva. The Concept Estate is the third concept, following the Concept Coupe and Concept XC Coupe models.
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Following the debut of the Volvo Concept Coupe and Concept XC Coupe, Volvo has announced plans to unveil a third concept at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The new third concept will be the final concept from the series and will also be built on Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture.
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Volvo has announced the release of the 2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models, which are slated to arrive in showrooms this summer. The high-performance versions of the S60 and V60 debuted today at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.
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The Volvo XC90 is by far the oldest model in Volvo's lineup and it will finally be replaced later this year. Volvo already confirmed that we will see the all-new XC90 by the end of the year and now we have confirmation that it will arrive in the U.S. by next spring.
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Volvo has unveiled the second of Volvo's three new concept cars, the Volvo Concept XC Coupe. Following the debut of the Concept Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Concept XC Coupe is a preview of a Volvo crossover, with all signs pointing to the next XC90.
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Volvo is bringing a wagon back to the US market with the introduction of the 2014 Volvo V60 Sportswagon. Volvo has announced that the 3014 V60 will start at $35,300 and will arrive in showrooms later this month.
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Volvo has released a few sketches of its new Concept XC Coupe, which is going to debut next month at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The Concept XC Coupe is the follow up to the Concept Coupe that debuted in September and is one of three design studies that showcases how the Volvo's safety technology as well as a contemporary Scandinavian active lifestyle could be integrated into Volvo's future models.
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Volvo has the announced the kick off the new "Drive Me - Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility" project in Sweden, which will see the deployment of 100 self-driving autonomous vehicles on the public roads in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The project, which kicks off in 2014 is a joint collaboration between Volvo, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg.
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If you've been patiently waiting for Volvo to bring the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid to the U.S., you'll be disappointed to hear that it's not going to happen. Instead Volvo has just confirmed that a gasoline plug-in hybrid system will arrive in the U.S. next year under the hood of the next-generation XC90 SUV.
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After teasing us with the 500-hp Polestar S60 concept, Volvo has announced that it is putting the S60 and V60 Polestar models into production. Unfortunately the production version doesn't have the concept's 508-hp engine, but with 350 horsepower under the hood the 2015 S60 and V60 Polestar models still pack a nice punch and will reach 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds.
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The Volvo XC90 has been around since 2002 and even though it's quite an old SUV, it just earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. Volvo hasn't changed the basic design of the XC90 since it was introduced over 10 years ago, but it still managed to earn the top rating that many newer SUVs still can't get.
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Volvo this week officially started production of the Volvo S60L at its plant in Chengdu, China. The first car to roll off the production line was a Seashell-colored Volvo S60L. The Volvo S60L is a long wheelbase version of the Volvo S60 specifically aimed at the Chinese market and will make its official debut at the Guangzhou Motor Show on November 21.
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Anyone who's ever driven an electric car or plug-in hybrid knows how annoying it is to deal with the long cord when it's time to recharge. Wireless induction charging will soon be a reality and Volvo has just released the results of a study on the new technology.
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The Volvo Concept Coupe was one of the big surprises at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. When it was unveiled Volvo said it was simply a design study, but now it's being reported that it could enter production.
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China's Geely and Volvo have announced that the two automakers are working on developing a modular architecture for the next generation C-segment cars for both Geely Auto and Volvo. According to Geely, the modular architecture will help achieve synergies through economies of scale and scope in terms of development, testing, and procurement, without the slightest compromise on brand value.
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Volvo has announced the engine lineup for the 2014 Volvo V60 Sportswagon, which will arrive in the U.S. in January. V60 buyers will be able to choose between a four, five or six-cylinder engine.
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Volvo has unveiled the new Concept Coupé ahead of its debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Concept Coupé pays tribute to the Volvo P1800 from the 1960's and is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture.
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Back in 2011 Volvo killed off the S40 and V50 models, leaving a hole in its lineup. The new V40 five-door hatchback eventually filled the gap left by the two models, but Volvo decided to not bring it to the U.S. Now it's being reported that Volvo's execs in the U.S. are pushing hard to convince Volvo to bring it here.
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Volvo has released the pricing for its revised 2014 lineup. For the 2014 model year, the S60, XC60, XC70 and S80 models get updated styling and new features.
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Volvo has released the early details on some of the new safety technologies that will be offered on the all-new 2015 XC90 crossover, which will debut at the end of 2014. "When the first XC90 was introduced in 2002, it featured a number of groundbreaking safety features, including a world-first solution that helps prevent rollovers. By revealing a number of systems for the next generation XC90 we once again confirm our leadership in automotive safety," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor Volvo Car Group.
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A car that has the ability to parallel park itself is not anything new, but Volvo has unveiled a new self parking car concept that can park itself without a driver present. The concept finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside.
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Volvo's V60 plug-in hybrid, which is also the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid, is selling higher than Volvo's initial expectations. Volvo is now ramping up production by 90 percent, just to keep up with the demand. The increased demand, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy, means that the Plug-in Hybrid production at Volvo Cars' Torslanda plant in Sweden will be increased continuously from 150 to 282 units per week. All in all, Volvo Cars will produce 7,600 plug-in hybrids in 2013 - and the 2014 target is 10,000 units.
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The first electric vehicle from the partnership between Volvo and Siemens, the C30 electric vehicle will arrive this summer in Europe. Beginning summer 2013, European leasing customers will drive and evaluate an upgraded demo fleet of 100 Volvo C30 fully electric cars. Volvo has also announced that the electrically-powered C30 will reach 0-43 mph in 5.9 seconds and can be full recharged in only 1.5 hours.
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Volvo has no plans to compete with the flagship sedans from Mercedes-Benz and BMW according to a recent interview with Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson. Samuelsson told Automotive News China that a large flagship sedan doesn't fit into Volvo's "green image" and Volvo customers wouldn't even consider a model of that size.
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Volvo has unveiled the first Polestar model to ever be put into production, the Volvo S60 Polestar. Sharing its DNA with the 508 horsepower Volvo S60 Polestar concept, the production version is powered by a 3.0L six-cylinder that generates 350 horsepower and is enough to get the sedan from 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds.
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Volvo has announced that its new engine family VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) will be launched this fall with world-first i-ART technology that helps to cut fuel consumption in the new diesel engines. By featuring pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single pressure sensor in the common rail, i-ART makes it possible to continuously monitor and adapt fuel injection per combustion in each of the four cylinders.
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A year after Volvo launched its Pedestrian Airbag Technology on the Volvo V40, Volvo has announced its new External Vehicle Protection (EnVeloP) system.
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In cities like San Francisco and New York there where there are a high number of cyclists sharing the road with motor-powered vehicles, cyclists are always in danger of a possible collision. According to accident data, about 50 percent of all cyclists killed in European traffic have collided with a car. Volvo hopes to decrease this percentage with its new cyclist detection system at the Geneva Motor Show. The system detects and automatically brakes for cyclists swerving out in front of the car.
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Volvo has announced that the refreshed 2014 Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 can be fitted with Volvo's Active High Beam Control that makes driving in the dark safer and more comfortable.
Driving at night presents car drivers all over the world with challenging conditions. "Our aim with the renewed Active High Beam Control technology is to enhance visibility in the dark by making it possible to use high beam permanently, without having to switch to low beam when meeting or catching up with other cars," says Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Center.
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Even though Volvo is refreshing most of its lineup for the 2014 model year, the automaker has some big plans for the 2015 model year and beyond. Next year Volvo will unveil the all-new 2015 XC90 crossover, followed by a new S80 sedan and a V80 wagon and a smaller 2+2 coupe dubbed the C80.
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It's been a while since Volvo has updated its lineup, but Volvo is updating most of its lineup for the 2014 model year. Volvo is giving all of its models a facelift, with the exception of the V40 and XC90. That means that the 2014 S60, V60, XC60, V70 and S80 will all benefit from a refreshed interior and exterior.
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Volvo has chosen next week's 2012 LA Auto Show for the global auto show debut of the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept. Thanks to Volvo's official performance partner, Polestar, the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept is the fastest Volvo concept ever made.
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The 2013 Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is already sold out, but Volvo has announced plans to increase the production of the 2014 model. The assembly of the diesel plug-in hybrid has been successfully integrated on the same line as Volvo's other models at the Torslanda plant in Gothenburg. Volvo will increase the production of the V60 plug-in hybrid to 4,000-6,000 cars as of model year 2014, which is up from the initial 1,000 units.
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Volvo has announced that it is testing a new fast-charger for electric cars that is six times faster than today's systems with a charging time of only 1.5 hours. Volvo is currently testing the new 22 kW fast-charger on a number of Volvo C30 Electric cars.
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Volvo has confirmed the end of the C30. So if you were thinking about getting one, you better hurry. Production of the Volvo C30 will end in December, which means that the 2013 model year will be the last year of Volvo's compact hatchback.
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Volvo's new 2013 V60 diesel plug-in hybrid has sold out before its even reached showrooms. Volvo's initial production goal for the 2013 model year are set at 1,000 units, but if you are in Europe and were hoping to grab one, it looks like you will have to wait until the 2014 model year.
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15 years after the debut of the Volvo V70 Cross Country, Volvo has unveiled the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country. Based on the new Volvo V40, the V40 Cross Country adds more ruggedness to the line.
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Volvo is bringing another version of the new V40 to this month's Paris Motor Show, the 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design. The V40 R-Design is the perfect version of the V40 for people that love the five-door hatchback, but that want even more style and performance.
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It's being reported that Volvo is considering adding a smaller model to its lineup that would compete with the MINI Cooper and Audi A1. Volvo CEO Jacoby told Automotive News Europe in an interview that if the plan is given the green light, Volvo would need a partner to share the costs in addition to a smaller engine.
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