Tag: Volvo

Surely A Volvo V50 Can’t Beat A McLaren 600LT – Or Can It?

Seeing a comfortable family hauler like the Volvo V50 getting ready to go head to head in a drag race with a McLaren 600LT can provoke giggles. However, as you may have already figured out on your own, this isn’t your typical Swedish estate, but one that has undergone some serious revisions. Modified to the […]

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Einride raises $25 million to accelerate rollout of its autonomous electric shipping fleet

Einride today announced it has raised $25 million to continue development of its self-driving electric shipping vehicles and begin targeting international markets. Based in Sweden, the company has developed a software platform and autonomous, electric Einride Pods that are modular and can be adapted to suit various loads. The goal is to speed the trend […]

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Electric Volvo XC40 Getting Android-Powered Infotainment System

Android-powered infotainment systems have been around for a few years now, although made by third-party companies. That’s about to change starting next week, as the electric Volvo XC40 will become the first vehicle to get such a feature, straight from the factory. Set to debut on October 16, the zero-emission premium subcompact SUV will benefit […]

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2020 Polestar 2 Performance Pack Priced From £54,900 / €64,800 In Europe

Only days after releasing European pricing for the all-new Polestar 2 electric vehicle, the Volvo-owned brand has announced how much the Performance Pack will cost. Yes, the Polestar 2 will offer a Performance Pack, despite the fact that it comes standard with two electric motors producing a combined 300-kW (402 HP / 408 PS) and […]

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Volvo and Parent Geely Seek to End Separate Engine Development

<img data-attachment-id="1679164" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,583" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Full car range","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Full car range","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Volvo Cars USA full lineup" data-image-description=" Image: Volvo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-450×219.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-610×296.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1679164 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-610×296.jpg” alt=”2019 Volvo Cars USA full lineup – Image: Volvo” width=”610″ height=”296″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-610×296.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-75×36.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-450×219.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-768×373.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-120×58.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volvo’s […]

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Volvo Teases XC40’s New Frunk

<img data-attachment-id="1690934" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk-.jpeg" data-orig-size="1350,712" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="volvo xc40 ev design frunk" data-image-description=" volvo cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–450×237.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–610×322.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1690934″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–610×322.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”322″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–610×322.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–75×40.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–450×237.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–768×405.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk–120×63.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/volvo-xc40-ev-design-frunk-.jpeg 1350w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volvo teased the electric version of its XC40 on Wednesday, timing it perfectly with […]

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Volvo’s Electric XC40 SUV Teased In Official Sketches

Volvo has released the first official sketches of its forthcoming battery-electric XC40 compact SUV, the Swedish automaker’s first production EV. Hosting a full electric powertrain means that the XC40 will visually differentiate itself from its ICE-powered siblings; things like the front grille will be replaced by a panel, while the rear bumper is also going […]

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Nico Rosberg Goes For A Quick Blast In The 592 HP Polestar 1

Ex-Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg recently had the opportunity to go for a quick spin in the Polestar 1 while attending the Frankfurt Motor Show. Polestar has been developing its first-ever production vehicle for more than two years and is inching towards putting the car into production. While Rosberg only had the chance to briefly […]

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Volvo Readies Its First EV for October Debut

Volvo, the brand TTAC commenters can’t get enough of (when they’re not talking Infiniti), will soon enter a fledgling segment no automaker seems capable of steering clear of: electric vehicles. The new model, due for an October unveiling, won’t be an unfamiliar, futuristic blob that leaves viewers feeling cold and scared. Like many of its […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: $60,000 Luxury Sedans in 2020

Say you’re an auto shopper of wealth and taste who has around $60,000 to spend. Now, let’s assume the usual options from Japan and Germany are not for you. Would you turn to America or Sweden to fill your luxury needs? Lincoln Continental Lincoln’s Continental enters 2020 in three trims spanning three engine options. Prices start at […]

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Volvo XC90 Veers Off Its Lane, Crashes Into Ford Mustang Head-On

A scary head-on collision was caught by a dashcam in New Hampshire earlier this year – and, before you jump to any conclusions, no, it wasn’t the ‘Stang’s fault. The clip starts with the cammer following a first-generation Volvo XC90 on a two-lane road. One minute from the start of the video, the SUV veers to […]

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Volvo’s Subscription Service May Breach California’s Franchise Law

<img data-attachment-id="1681978" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg" data-orig-size="1350,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="volvo grille loog" data-image-description=" volvo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681978″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg 1350w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s no secret that Volvo dealers aren’t keen on the factory subscription plan. Last December, the California […]

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Volvo Recalls 507,000 Diesel Vehicles Globally

<img data-attachment-id="1682400" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255.jpg" data-orig-size="784,538" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="volvo logo" data-image-description=" Twin Design/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-450×309.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-610×419.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1682400″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-610×419.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”419″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-610×419.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-450×309.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-768×527.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255.jpg 784w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volvo Cars is recalling 507,000 vehicles worldwide over a bum engine component that it claims could lead to […]

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Piston Slap: Goodwill Repair, Goodwill Replace Again? (PART II)

Caroline Writes: Good day Sajeev: I was blessed to find your information on line.  I am experiencing the exact issues mentioned on your site regarding my 2013 Volvo S60. Do you have any advice regarding the best way to handle this matter? Here are the details: November 2015, I purchased a used 2013 Volvo S60 […]

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Volvo Needs to Cut Costs by $214 Million, Profit Declines in First Half of 2019

<img data-attachment-id="1681978" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg" data-orig-size="1350,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="volvo grille loog" data-image-description=" volvo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681978″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg 1350w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volvo is planning on reducing fixed costs by 2 billion Swedish kronor. That sounds like a lot, […]

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2019 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design Review – One Sweet Swede

2019 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder (316 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm; 295 lb-ft @ 2,200-5,400 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 21 city / 32 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.1 city, 7.3 highway, 9.4 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $40,300 (U.S) / $52,400 (Canada) As Tested: $55,490 […]

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QOTD: Trucking Awful Nineties Design From Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1632332" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,630" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320" data-image-description=" Image: Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-450×236.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1632332 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”320″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-450×236.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-768×403.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-120×63.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week, in our Wednesday QOTD post, we switched over to the darker side of truck and […]

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