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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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Volvo Charts Path To Becoming An All-Electric Carmaker

Volvo has some rather bold plans to when it comes to electrifying its lineup. On Wednesday the Swedish premium automaker outlined said electrification plans even further, declaring that every Volvo launched from 2019 and on will have some form of electrification. The brand isn't new to electrified powertrains. Today Volvo already offers a few plug-in hybrid versions of its vehicles,…

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Volvo Begins Shipping S90 From China To Europe

Volvo is beginning to shift production of its S90 sedan from Sweden to China. Although the automaker is doing something no other automaker has done thus far: it's shipping the cars to Europe via train instead of ship. Ultimately all S90's will be produced at the company's Daqing, China assembly plant. However, to cut down on shipping times the company…

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Geely Takes Stakes in Proton and Lotus

After struggling for years, Malaysian-Government backed DBR-Hicom, the owner of both Proton and Lotus, has agreed to terms in selling stakes of both brands to Geely. Under the agreement, to be finalized in July, Geely will take a 49.9-percent stake in Proton and a 51-percent stake in Lotus. DBR-Hicom will sell off the rest of Lotus in the process as…

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Volvo Prices 2018 XC60

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 has been priced at $41,500 when it goes on sale this fall. The new price constitutes a $550 increase over the base price of the existing XC60 crossover, but the new one looks so much better and has more standard equipment. Aside from the handsome design borrowed from the successful XC90 crossover, the base XC60…

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Volvo All But Confirms Smaller XC20

Automakers seem to think they can't have enough crossovers these days. Volvo apparently shares said mindset, because one of its executives have all but confirmed the brand is working on a smaller XC20 crossover, reports AutoCar. Volvo’s head of R&D, Henrik Green, spoke to reporters at a preview event in Sweden for the upcoming XC60. During the scrum, Green discussed…

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Mini-Sized Volvos In The Works?

Volvo's model segmenting is pretty clear these days. The 90 series vehicles are the largest, while the 40 series are the smallest. Well, apparently the 40's may not always be the smallest Volvos on the marketplace. In a recent interview with Car And Driver Volvo USA boss Lex Kerssemakers appears to have confirmed a smaller series. “It’s pretty straightforward: The…

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