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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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Volvo Selling Thousands of Self-Driving Vehicles to Uber

Volvo Cars has announced it is selling tens of thousands of self-driving vehicles to Uber. The agreement calls for the company to supply the ride-hailing firm with base model vehicles that come from the factory with "core" autonomous driving technology installed.  According to Volvo, the company will begin supplying Uber with vehicles in 2019 and will continue to do so…

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Polestar Breaks Ground at First Assembly Plant

New standalone auto brand Polestar has broken ground at the company's first assembly plant. The new plant is being built in Chengdu, China and will ultimately be the primary assembly plant for all of Polestar's models.  Thanks to its parent company Geely, Volvo and Polestar both now have deep connections in China. When Volvo announced its former performance label would become…

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First Drive: 2018 Volvo XC60 is a Quick Swedish Escape
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid Test Drive

Relief. Cliché as it may be, Scandinavian ergonomics expertise becomes even more apparent when sampling global auto brands’ newest tech-infused nameplates back-to-back. At the Texas Auto Writers Association’s Texas Truck Rodeo, two full days of drive time still creates a time-crunch when acclimating to each test vehicle’s interpretation of a human-machine interface. Experts face a challenge: adjust the seats, mirrors,…

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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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