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August 13, 2014

Volvo's Entire Lineup Will be Overhauled by 2017

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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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August 12, 2014

2015 Volvo XC90 Teased Again and SPA Chassis Detailed

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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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July 22, 2014

2015 Volvo XC90 Gets New Safety Tech

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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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July 8, 2014

2015 Volvo XC90 Powertrains Detailed, Top Version Packs 400-HP

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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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June 18, 2014

Volvo to Export Chinese-Built Long-Wheelbase S60L to the U.S.

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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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June 3, 2014

2015 Volvo XC90: Volvo Provides A More In Depth Look at the Interior [VIDEOS]

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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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May 27, 2014

2015 Volvo XC90: Volvo Unveils the All-New XC90's Interior

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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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April 29, 2014

Volvo Begins Testing Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

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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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March 25, 2014

Volvo Concept Estate Could Come to Life as the V90 Luxury Wagon

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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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March 20, 2014

Volvo Tests Cloud-Based Communication to Share Road Conditions

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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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February 26, 2014

Volvo Concept Estate Photos Leaked

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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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February 21, 2014

Volvo Concept Estate is a Tribute to the Classic P1800

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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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February 11, 2014

Volvo is Bringing a New Concept to Geneva Next Month

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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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February 6, 2014

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Models Unveiled with 345-HP

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

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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January 23, 2014

2016 Volvo XC90 Confirmed for U.S. Arrival Next Spring

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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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January 8, 2014

Volvo Concept XC Coupe Unveiled Ahead of its Debut Next Week in Detroit

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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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January 3, 2014

Volvo Prices the 2014 Volvo V60 Sportswagon at $35,300

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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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December 11, 2013

Volvo Concept XC Coupe Teased Ahead of its Debut at the Detroit Auto Show (Video)

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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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December 2, 2013

Volvo's "Drive Me" Project Puts 100 Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

Volvo Drive Me

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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November 27, 2013

2015 Volvo XC90 Plug-in Hybrid SUV is Coming Next Year

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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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November 26, 2013

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Are Headed to the U.S.

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

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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November 7, 2013

2014 Volvo XC90 Gets IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating, Next-Gen a Year Away

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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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November 6, 2013

Volvo Starts Production of the Long-Wheelbase S60L in China

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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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October 24, 2013

Volvo Studies the Future of Wireless Charging for Electric Cars

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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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September 25, 2013

Volvo Concept Coupe Could Enter Limited Production

Volvo Concept Coupe

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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September 16, 2013

Volvo and Geely to Share New Modular Architecture for C-Segment Vehicles

Volvo Concept Coupe

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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September 13, 2013

2014 Volvo V60 Sportswagen Gets Volvo's New Drive-E Engine

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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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August 29, 2013

Volvo Concept Coupé is a Modern Day Volvo P1800

Volvo Concept Coupe

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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August 26, 2013

Volvo's U.S. Execs Want the Volvo V40 to Come Here

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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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August 2, 2013

Volvo Prices the Revised 2014 S60, XC60, XC70 and S80 Models

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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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July 5, 2013

Volvo Previews its New Safety Technologies on the 2015 XC90

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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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June 21, 2013

Volvo Unveils a New Self-Parking Car Concept

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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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May 16, 2013

Volvo Doubles Production of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid

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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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April 24, 2013

Volvo Announces That the Electric C30 Can Be Recharged in 1.5 Hours

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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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April 23, 2013

Volvo Says No to an S-Class or 7 Series Rival

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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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April 17, 2013

Volvo Unveils the 350 Horsepower S60 Polestar

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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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April 9, 2013

Volvo Announces World-First Injection Technology For Its Diesel Engines, Also Says V8s Are Dinosaurs

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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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April 1, 2013

Volvo Launches World's First External Car-Enveloping Airbag Technology

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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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March 6, 2013

Volvo Unveils New Cyclist Detection System in Geneva

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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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February 28, 2013

Volvo's New Active High Beam Control Headlights Make Driving at Night Safer

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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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