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Texas Auto Writers Vote Ford F-150 Truck of Texas; Volvo and Alfa Romeo Take Top Honors in 2017
Truck of Texas 2018 Ford F-150

With the help of two curious emus, Texas-based auto scribes took to the dusty trails of Longhorn River Ranch to evaluate the industry's newest trucks and crossovers. After two days and 321 collective hours of drive time, three vehicles emerged with top honors at the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo: SUV of Texas, the Volvo XC60; CUV…

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Polestar 1 Revealed: A Volvo Coupe With 600 Horsepower

Polestar was once Volvo's in-house tuner division, but it has since spun off to become its own brand. Using Shanghai as its launch pad, Polestar has revealed the Polestar 1, a 600 horsepower hybrid coupe. And despite the technical segregation between Volvo and Polestar, a spiritual link clearly continues.  The Polestar 1 is built atop Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA),…

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Polestar Teases New Product

The new Polestar brand is beginning a slow tease of a future product the brand's name will appear on. Although it isn't confirmed, this could be teasing the first product to wear the Polestar brand without the Volvo nameplate as well.  A few months ago Polestar spilt off from being Volvo's performance brand, only to become its own brand. Polestar…

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Volvo Expanding U.S. Plant To Build XC90

Volvo Cars has formally confirmed reports that it is doubling its investment into a new South Carolina assembly plant. The Chinese-owned Swedish automaker is investing an additional $1.1 billion into the facility to produce the next-generation XC90 crossover at the plant.  Along with the additional investment, the company says it is increasing the number of new jobs by an additional…

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Report: Volvo Doubling U.S. Plant Expansion

New reporting suggests Volvo is doubling the size of its planned U.S. assembly plant before construction is even finished. The company is adding a second assembly line to the plan as part of an additional $1 billion investment, suggesting the company is bullish about its prospects for sales growth in North America. Citing unnamed sources familiar with Volvo's plans, local…

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Oops: Here's The Volvo XC40

Volvo has been offering up teasers of its upcoming XC40 crossover, but some Volvo divisions didn't get the memo. Volvo Hungary appears to have accidentally released a video of the XC40 that shows off, well, the whole thing. Unsurprisingly, the XC40 is borrowing copious amounts of design influence from the Volvo 40.1 Concept, which is a good thing. There's a…

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Volvo Trademarks S50 Name

Volvo has filed a trademark application for the vehicle name S50. As usual, it's difficult to read too much into trademark filings, but they are fun to speculate about. There's never been a Volvo S50, so whatever vehicle could bear this name would be an all-new take for the brand. Given Volvo's nomenclature, S50 would obviously slot between the 40…

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Volvo XC40 Teaser Leaks Online

A quick-acting Volvo fan has allegedly caught an official shot of upcoming XC40. The shot (above) was found on the company's German website for a very brief period of time before being removed. Despite not showing the whole vehicle, the image does confirm a few things for us. First, it confirms the production vehicle will borrow many design cues from…

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