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Volvo's L.A. Auto Show Display Won't Have Cars

Many automakers have teased or announced their planned reveals for next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. However, Volvo is taking a different approach this year by not bringing a single vehicle to display in their booth at this year's show.  Volvo is actually blaming show organizers for its reasoning to not display any vehicles. In recent years the L.A. show…

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Volvo Expands Global Footprint With U.S. Factory

Volvo will formally expand its manufacturing footprint with the opening of the company's new U.S. assembly plant. The plant represents a $1.1 billion investment on Volvo's part.  The new plant is located near Charleston, South Carolina and will commence operations in autumn of this year by beginning production of the S60 sedan. S60's that roll off the U.S. assembly line…

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Volvo Announces 'Polestar Engineered' Trim Level

Volvo has announced plans to rollout new performance trim levels on some of its models. The new trim level will be engineered by the company's Polestar performance brand and focus on enhancing performance of Volvo's existing plugin hybrid models.  The S60 will be the first Volvo product to gain the Polestar Engineered trim, followed by the V60 and XC60. In all…

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Volvo Giving up on Diesels

Volvo has announced plans to ultimately phase out diesel engines from its entire lineup. The phasing out will begin in 2019 with the S60 sedan, which will be the first new Volvo to not offer a diesel option.  The news comes as little surprise. Last summer Volvo announced a commitment to launching every new vehicle with some form of electrification.…

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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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