Volvo has revealed its new Drive-E powertrain concept, which is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates an awesome 450 horsepower. The engine is a follow up to the Drive-E engines that Volvo launched in 2013 and showcases how Volvo intends to downsize its engines, without sacrificing performance.
The Drive-E Powertrain Concept utilizes two parallel turbochargers, which are fed by an electrically powered turbo-compressor. The compressed air from this unit, rather than being fed to the cylinders, is instead used to spool up the two parallel turbochargers. Fuel is fed by a dual fuel pump working at 250 bar pressure. Volvo says that With this kind of power density, the triple boost installation and unique fuel system, there shouldn't be any turbo lag.
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Last month Volvo unveiled the all-new XC90 SUV and now Volvo has released the first photos of the R-Design trim, which adds a sportier touch inside and out.
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Last week Volvo took the wraps off the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV and also announced the released of a limited "First Edition" version of the new XC90 that would go on sale this week. Volvo announced that only 1,927 units would be produced, which went on sale on Wednesday. Volvo says that all of the "First Edition" XC90 SUVs were sold out in 47 hours.
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This week Volvo took the wraps off the all-new Volvo XC90 SUV, the first model from its revamped lineup. Next year a replacement for the flagship S80 sedan is expected to arrive and its name will reportedly change to the S90.
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Volvo wasn't planning on debuting the all-new 2015 XC90 until next week on September 3, but this morning several leaked photos of the new XC90 ruined Volvo's plans. Now that we have official photos, Volvo has been kind enough to release some info, including its starting price, which is set at $48,900.
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Volvo has yet to officially unveil the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90, but a bunch of photos have leaked online this morning, which gives the world a complete look at the new SUV.
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Volvo is following several automakers by downsizing its engine lineup and it's just confirmed that a new three-cylinder engine is in the works and that it will debut sometime in 2016.
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While we wait for Volvo to officially unveil the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV on August 26, a new report claims that Volvo's entire lineup is going to be revamped by 2017.
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We're getting closer to the official debut of the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 and although Volvo isn't quite ready, Volvo just released the first photo of the XC90's face. Volvo has also released more info about the new Scalable Product Architecture chassis which soon be the basis for the rest of Volvo's lineup, in addition to the new XC90.
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Volvo is going to officially unveil the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 next month, but Volvo has already shown off its interior, powertrains and now we're getting a preview of its new safety technology.
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Volvo continues to slowly release the details about the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90. After teasing the XC90's interior, Volvo has now released some of the powertrain details, which includes a version with 400 horsepower.
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Volvo's Chinese owner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is set to start exporting the Chinese built long-wheelbase S60L to the United States and Russia as early as next year.
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Volvo has released a new round of videos that provide a look at the 2015 Volvo XC90's in-car driving experience. Volvo says that the new XC90 has the "most modern in-car control system on the market."
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Volvo has released the first interior photos of the 2015 Volvo XC90. Volvo says that the XC90's interior is the most luxurious Volvo interior ever, with the tablet-like touch screen control console taking center stage.
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Volvo's 'Drive Me' project, which features testing 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions has kicked off in Gothenburg.
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Earlier this month Volvo unveiled the Concept Estate shooting brake concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which was the third concept that previews Volvo's future design language. The Concept Estate previews how Volvo's new design language can be applied to a wagon body style and now it's being reported that Volvo is working on a new wagon called the V90.
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Volvo has teamed up with the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to test a cloud-based system that allows real time road conditions to be shared with individual cars.
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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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