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Polestar 1 Will Cost $155,000

Volvo's new electric performance brand has announced pricing for its first model. The Polestar 1 performance coupe will set buyers back by $155,000 in the U.S. and Europe.  The six-figure price tag yields quite a lot of car for buyers. The Polestar 1 is powered by a hybrid powertrain that generates 600 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque; plenty to…

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Mercedes May Supply Volvo Engines

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG says the company is open to the idea of supplying Volvo engines. The procurement would come as part of increased cooperation between the German automaker and Volvo owner Geely.  This isn't the first chatter of alliances between the two automakers. Geely Chairman Li Shufu recently bought a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG. Shufu says the stake…

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Volvo XC40 Achieves 31 MPG Highway Rating

The U.S. EPA has released the official fuel economy figures for the Volvo XC40. The new crossover has been certified with some respectable stats, including a 31 mpg highway rating for the XC40 T5 AWD. In addition, the T5 AWD is rated at 23 mpg city, giving it a combined rating of 26 mpg. For comparison sake, this slots the XC40 in…

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New Volvo S60 Leaked Online

The first naked shot of the all-new Volvo S60 has surfaced online. Thanks to folks at a Swedish car website, we now have confirmation of what we suspected: the S60 looks a lot like the S90.  Volvo's 3-Series competitor is slated for reveal later this summer, making this leak a little surprising. Nonetheless, it certainly confirms that Volvo's predictable design…

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Volvo Could Join Coupe SUV Craze With XC50

Volvo has trademarked the name XC50, indicating it may be contemplating coupe SUV models. The move would mean the Swedish luxury brand would be joining the Germans in sandwiching coupe-like SUV models between its core SUV lineup.  The rumor mill is suggesting Volvo would ultimately like to add additional SUVs to its lineup, but not at the expense of completely…

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Wagon Love: New Volvo V60 Leaks Ahead of Debut

Volvo's latest new product has broken cover a little early. Photos of the all-new V60 have surfaced online ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut.  As expected, the V60 is sharing its design strategy with the XC60 and 90 series Volvo products. Of course, this synergy means the V60 looks like a stunning wagon for the market. This design looks…

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Volvo's First Electric Vehicle Coming Next Year

Volvo is expected the join the world of battery-electric vehicles in 2019. The company's entry into electrification will come via a new hatchback model that will carry a 40 series nameplate.  According to an AutoCar report, the new EV will effectively be a production version of the Volvo 40.2 Concept. This mans the vehicle will be a hatchback with a coupe-like appearance,…

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Geely's Swedish Love Affair Continues With Volvo Trucks

China's Geely Holding is acquiring an 8.2 percent stake of commercial truck maker Volvo Trucks. The investment marks the company's second investment into Swedish vehicle brands as Geely is the current owner of Volvo Cars.  Geely is purchasing its stake from activist investment firm Cevian Capital. The deal is valued at about $3.3 billion at current market prices, but neither firm…

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New Volvo V40 Previewed

Volvo may have just rolled out its new XC40 SUV, but another 40-series vehicle isn't far behind. The brand is putting the final touches on a replacement for the aging V40 hatchback, a stylish new car previewed in a few new images.  European publication AutoExpress (more images at the link) has snagged a few exclusive images of the next V40, which show off…

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U.S. Among List of Launch Markets for Polestar 1

Newcomer brand Polestar has set its initial launch markets for its Polestar 1 sports coupe. The list has been based on initial feedback since the car's reveal and has led to the U.S. being one of the first markets.  The U.S. isn't alone on the list of initial markets. Motor Authority reports the car will initially be offered in the U.S., Sweden, the…

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