Volvo’s Polestar performance division came up with a new software update to give its all-wheel-drive cars a rear bias, by increasing torque distribution to the rear wheels. Another, perhaps less complicated, way to increase rear bias would have been to make rear-wheel-drive trim options, but this is fine too.
General Motors’ electric vehicle tax credit may soon run out, Fiat Chrysler’s new boss meets America’s boss, doubt over whether revised fuel economy standards will help workers—all this and more await you for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.
Emissions rules to cover all 50 states, automaker profits getting hit by new steel and aluminum prices and Volvo’s having a rough time with investors. These stories and more on The Morning Shift for Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
Kyle Long’s 1966 Volvo 122S wagon would be cool enough on its own, given that he swapped in the more modern five-cylinder engine from a 1995 Volvo 850. The week after finishing it, he took his freshly swapped wagon on a 7,000-mile cross-country road trip, where he’s well on his way to legendary status after already…
The Polestar 2 electric car will have a claimed 400 horsepower and a range of 350 miles, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman confirmed last week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The 2018 Volvo XC40 looks cool as a cucumber in the back of a fridge, inside and out. But after putting about 800 miles on one and living with it for a week, I have to say I found this car frustrating in a lot of little ways.
That’s me. Do you see me? I’m the Flash Green one there. I’m the Volvo V70 R. Whooooosh. Bye there. You missed me. I was flying fast under the radar, understated speed.
Dean Shaw, Volvo Cars USA’s handsomely bespectacled VP of corporate comms, bellows the word to a ballroom full of sleepy-eyed car journalists—conceivably to both wake them up and emphasize what the morning’s lecture would focus on: “Electrification!”
No, it’s not M for murder, nor is it M for another automaker’s performance arm. Volvo’s M stands for mobility, which is a new brand that it launched yesterday that users will be able to access via an app.
There’s a lot of reasons to be excited about the upcoming 600 horsepower Polestar 1 coupe, but if you need to relax your eagerness to drop $155,000 on one, just take a few minutes with the car’s configurator and you’ll calm right down.
The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered is a 415 horsepower stealth fighter of a sedan, the highest performing S60 and a looker on top of it. Just 20 were made available in the U.S. via Volvo’s subscription service Care By Volvo. Volvo started taking orders yesterday, and, yes, they went quickly.
Nikki Haley, who President Trump nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations shortly after his inauguration, was in Ridgeville, South Carolina at the opening of Volvo’s new $1.1 billion assembly plant on Wednesday when Sweden’s Ambassador to the U.S. Karin Ulrika Olofsdotter took the stage and fired a…
The system’s current name is Highway Pilot, according to Henrik Green, Volvo’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development. The system will allow you to, “to ‘eat, sleep, work, watch a movie, relax, do whatever,” Green said today, a bold ambition for a company that previously had only said they had planned to be …
Volvo unveiled the third-generation, 2019 Volvo S60 today, and, I have to say, it’s a silver fox of a sedan. It also represents a bold bet on the American car market, since it will be Volvo’s first American-made car, at its new $1.1 billion plant outside Charleston, South Carolina.
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Ever since I read about that whale who died because it had ingested 80 plastic bags, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how much plastic we just throw away. Thankfully, Volvo has pledged to alleviate things somewhat.
I love the way the 2019 Volvo V60 layers luxury car fanciness with station wagon usefulness. It might look a little faster than it is, but what the V60 lacks in sheer adrenaline it makes up for in versatility, comfort and safety. Long live the longroofs.
Good news if you like hybrids but want them to be fun: Volvo is going to start offering Polestar Engineered editions of their T8 plug-in hybrid S60 and V60 models. This not only brings the performance-oriented Volvo models enthusiasts have wanted to market, but it also proves that there is still light in this world.…
As I was gallivanting around Manhattan this weekend, I spotted, on two separate occasions, a Volvo S60 Cross Country. In the days since I decided this is what the future of sedans looks like.
We got our first glimpse of the 2019 Volvo V60 back in February, and, this week, I finally got a chance to drive it. And while I’ll have more to say about that shortly, in the meantime: What do you want to know?