Earlier this week Uber launched its self-driving pilot in San Francisco with a fleet of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs. Within hours there were reports that the self-driving vehicles were running red lights, even though they were manned by an engineer. Once the California Department of Motor Vehicles got word about the pilot program, it quickly shut it down, so now Uber is moving the pilot to Arizona.
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Volvo has unveiled the S90 Excellence, which is going to debut at the 2016 Guangzhou Motor Show. The S90 Excellence is designed for those that like to be driven, since the front passenger seat has been removed to give riders in the back seat more space to stretch out.
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Volvo has unveiled the V90 Cross Country, which is the successor to the XC70 Cross Country. The arrival of the V90 Cross Country now effectively completes Volvo's 90 Series, which includes the new S90, V90 and the XC90 SUV.
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Volvo has released a teaser of the new V90 Cross Country, the successor to the XC90 Cross Country, which is going to debut later this month at the Paris Motor Show. The V90 Cross Country will look nearly identical to the V90, but will feature extra body cladding, a higher ride height and underbody protection to make it a bit more capable once the paved road ends.
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Volvo and Uber have announced a new partnership that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies and fully autonomous driverless vehicles. As part of the partnership the base vehicles will be built by and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo and Uber are contributing a combined $300 million to the project.
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Volvo has unveiled the sportier R-Design versions of the all-new 2017 S90 and V90 models.
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A week after Volvo unveiled the Polestar-tuned S90 and V90 optimization models, Volvo has now unveiled the upgraded XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid.
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Volvo has announced that Polestar has created a new performance package for the 2017 S90 and V90 models. Dubbed Polestar Performance Optimization, the package upgrades the drivetrain and driving dynamics.
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Volvo has unveiled two new concept cars, which are a preview of its upcoming 40 Series lineup. The 40 Series concepts are a preview of the next-generation S40, V40 and XC40 models.
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Now that Volvo has released the all-new XC90, S90 and V90 models, the automaker is focusing at the other end of its lineup with the new 40-Series compact models. Volvo is working on a new S40, V40 and XC40, which will be previewed later this month with the debut of the V40 and XC40 concepts.
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Volvo has unveiled the special S60 and V60 Edition models, which add some unique touches, like special leather seats, different interior trims, colors and wheel options.
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Volvo has confirmed plans to bring the compact 40 series models back to the United States and when it does, it will bring along the XC40 compact crossover. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson confirmed the news at the Geneva Motor Show last week, "I think it was a mistake not having the V40, not being prepared for the U.S. It was a mistake, but it was in that time when the company was in extreme trouble."
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Volvo has already unveiled the all-new V90 wagon, which is going to have its world debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show, but that's not the only new model that will take Volvo's stand. Volvo has announced that the refreshed 2017 V40 will also debut in Geneva.
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Volvo will soon be the first automaker to do away with the traditional keys, since Volvo plans to offer cars without keys starting in 2017. Drivers will have to use a smartphone app to unlock, lock and start their Volvos.
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Volvo has unveiled the much anticipated V90 wagon, which is the latest addition to the top-of-the-line 90 series, which includes the XC90 SUV and the new S90 sedan. The 2017 V90 will have its world debut on March 1 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
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We've already seen a small die-cast version of the new Volvo V90 wagon, but now we have our first look at a full scaled version of the 2017 V90 thanks to Teknikens Värld, who has posted photos of the Swedish wagon.
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Volvo recently revealed the successor to the S80, the 2017 S90, which is the second all-new model in Volvo's revamped lineup. We'll soon also get a wagon version, called the V90 and there's a chance that a coupe could also happen. According to one Volvo exec, Volvo may release a successor to the C70 coupe that will be based on the S90 and could be dubbed the C90.
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Volvo has officially unveiled the all-new 2017 S90, which is the successor to the current S80 flagship sedan. The new S90 is the second model in Volvo's new revamped lineup, following the introduction of the new XC90 earlier this year.
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Volvo has released the first two teaser photos of the new S90 sedan that is going to debut in January at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The 2017 S90 is the replacement for the S80 and will be the second new model in Volvo's revamped lineup.
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Volvo's performance division, Polestar is giving the new XC90 some performance upgrades to make the SUV more dynamic and responsive to drive. The Polestar optimization packages add power upgrades to the D5 diesel and T6 gas engines.
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Here's your first look at the upcoming Volvo V90 wagon, which has been revealed thanks to a few photos of a scale model. Next year Volvo is going to release two new models, the S90 sedan, which has also been revealed as a scale model, which will then be followed by the V90.
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Volvo has already announced plans to add plug-in hybrid versions of its new models, but now Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce a fully electric car by 2019. As part of this new strategy, Volvo said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 percent of total car sales in the medium term.
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Volvo has yet to release any photos about the S80's replacement, the 2017 S90, but a new batch of low-resolution pictures of a 1/43 scale model have surfaced. The S80 has been on the market for almost a decade, so its replacement, the S90 is long overdue.
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The Volvo S90 is scheduled to go on sale sometime next year, but Volvo has yet to reveal the S80 replacement. Now photos of a scale model of the Volvo S90 have leaked. 1:43 scale versions of the S90 were posted on a Chinese website.
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A new report claims that the next-generation Volvo V40 will be offered in the U.S. sometime around 2017. The new V40 will ride on Volvo's new C-segment Modular Architecture that Volvo is developing with Geely.
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Volvo's S60 has been in it's second generation since 2010. Having received a slight facelift last year, this year Volvo has imbued the S60 with its new range of impressive Drive-E powertrains. The S60 competes in one of the most hotly contested segments, the near-luxury class that contains some formidable players such as the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the king of the class, BMW 3-Series. So how does the Volvo S60 compare?
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Today Volvo's lineup as grown quite stale with the only updates being mild updates to its existing lineup, but some big things are on the horizon for the Swedish brand. What we have here is the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV, which is getting its first full redesign since it was introduced way back in 2002. The new XC90 is also the first of many new Volvo models, since Volvo says that by 2018 every model in its current lineup will be replaced.
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Volvo has announced the pricing for the 2016 XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid that is going to arrive this summer. Pricing is starts at $69,095 with destination fees included for the "Momentum" model, while the "Inscription" model starts at $72,595 and the "R-Design" $70,995.
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A Volvo executive has revealed that Volvo will soon offer hybrid versions of its entire lineup. Thanks to the higher than expected demand for its existing hybrid models, including the new XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid, Volvo is going to make it a priority to electrify all of its models.
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Volvo has unveiled the XC90 Excellence, which is going to debut later this month at the Shanghai Auto Show. On the outside it looks identical to the other XC90 models, but inside the biggest difference is that the standard seven seats have been swapped out with just four seats.
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Almost 20 years ago Volvo launched the "Cross Country" sub-brand with the the more off-road ready version of the V70 wagon - the V70 Cross Country. Now Volvo wants to expand the sub-brand beyond the current V60 Cross Country wagon with the introduction of the S60 Cross Country sedan, but do buyers actually want it?
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Following the debut of the Volvo V60 Cross Country, Volvo has now unveiled the S60 Cross Country sedan, which takes the sedan to new heights - literally. The S60 Cross Country rides 2.5 inches higher than the standard S60 to give it more off-road capability. Volvo says that the S60 Cross Country is being released to "meet the demands of its core customers."
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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