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December 18, 2014

Volvo to Replace Lineup by 2018 and Add a V90 Wagon Inspired by the Concept Estate

Volvo Concept Estate

Volvo has announced plans to replace its entire lineup by 2018, with the first new model being the new XC90 SUV. The new XC90 is the first model to be based on Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that will be the basis for all of Volvo's future models.

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December 11, 2014

Volvo Reveals Three-Cylinder Drive-E Engine that Generates 180 hp

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Three-cylinder engines are gaining in popularity thanks to Ford and MINI and now Volvo has revealed its new three-cylinder engine. The new three-cylinder engine is part of Volvo's new Drive-E engine family and generates around 180 horsepower.

"We have come a long way in the last few years at Volvo. Investments from our parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, have enabled us to recapture our position as a leader in the field of powertrain engineering. The development program for the new 3-cylinder engine is very advanced and we have already begun prototype testing of the unit," says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.

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December 8, 2014

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 59 MPGe

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Volvo has released additional details about the plug-in hybrid system that will power the 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV. Volvo says that the XC90 T8 will deliver "all the performance of a luxury SUV, but with emission levels that even small hybrid cars struggle to match."

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December 2, 2014

Volvo Concept Coupe is 'On Hold' to Focus on the XC90

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Fans of last years Volvo Concept Coupe will be sad to hear that production plans for the sexy coupe are not a priority for Volvo. Last year the concept was revealed as the first of three concepts that were meant to preview Volvo's future design language and the flexibility of its new Scalable Product Architecture.

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November 6, 2014

Limited-Edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 Debuts in Miami

Volvo Unveils Limited Edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 at Miami International Auto Show

Volvo has unveiled the new limited-edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 that is going to debut at the Miami Auto Show. The special edition XC60 pays tribute to the men and women that compete in the Volvo Ocean Race.

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November 5, 2014

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Unveiled Ahead of its LA Auto Show Debut

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Volvo has unveiled the Cross Country version of the V60 wagon ahead of its debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show this month. Like the V70 Cross Country, the V60 Cross Country features a higher ride height and beefier body parts that make it more capable off-road and an alternative to a traditional SUV.

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October 7, 2014

Volvo Reveals a 450-HP 2.0-Liter Drive-E Four-Cylinder Engine

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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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September 18, 2014

2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design Unveiled

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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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September 5, 2014

All-New 2015 Volvo XC90 First Edition Sells Out in 47 Hours

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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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August 28, 2014

2016 Volvo S90 to Replace the Aged S80 Next Year

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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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August 26, 2014

All-New 2015 Volvo XC90 Priced at $48,900

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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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All-New 2015 Volvo XC90 Official Photos Leaked

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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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August 24, 2014

Volvo Confirms Plans For a New Three-Cylinder Engine in 2016

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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.

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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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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

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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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September 16, 2013

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

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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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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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