October 23, 2014


Volvo S60, V60 & XC60 Polestar Black R – but only in Sweden

Photo Volvo Polestar Black R S60, V60 & XC60

Volvo is producing a trio of new Polestar models with a special Black R trim – S60, V60 and XC60 – to celebrate their Touring Car successes. But only in Sweden. Volvo and Polestar’s relationship has recently yielded the new Volvo V60 Polestar with a fulsome 345 bhp and remarkably decent performance. Now, to celebrate […]

Volvo Concept XC Coupe at Detroit Auto Show – previews the new Volvo XC90 (+ video)

Photo Volvo Concept XC Coupe

The Volvo Concept XC Coupe will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show next month, giving us the first look at the 2015 Volvo XC90. Volvo are heading to the Detroit Auto Show next month with the second of three concepts planned utilising their new scalable platform architecture which will underpin almost all future models […]

Do Winter Tyres REALLY work? Oh, yes, say Volvo (+ video)

Photo winter Tyres

Volvo has taken a pair of FWD V40s to the Snowdome Ski Slope in Tamworth to prove just how effective winter tyres are in snowy conditions. For some reason, the debate on fitting winter tyres in the UK continues to be a debate, even when those who’ve actually used a car fitted with winter tyres swear […]

Volvo’s ‘Drive Me’ is the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project

Photo Volvo Autonomous Car

Volvo are pushing ahead with autonomous cars, with the Drive Me Project aiming to have 100 autonomous Volvos on the roads of Gothenburg by 2017. Like it or not, we’re rapidly moving to the point where autonomous cars will be the norm, with the driver only being involved in the act of driving by choice. […]

Volvo V60 Polestar: OFFICIAL

Photo Volvo V60 Polestar: OFFICIAL

After teasing its arrival in the last few weeks, Volvo has revealed the new Volvo V60 Polestar and made the S60 Polestar a global model. Volvo has been busy teasing a new Polestar model recently, and we concluded it would be a fast Volvo estate in the guise of a production Volvo V60 Polestar. And […]

Volvo V60 Polestar teased again (probably)

Photo Volvo V60 Polestar teased again

We have a second tease for what appears to be a proper Polestar performance version of the Volvo V60 Estate ahead of a reveal. Last week we had a teaser video from Volvo of what we think is probably a proper performance version in the guise of the Volvo V60 Polestar. Now, ahead of a […]

New Volvo Polestar teased. Is it a proper V60 Polestar? (video)

Photo Volvo Polestar tease

Volvo tuners Polestar are teasing a new Volvo Polestar concept for reveal this month. Is it a 508bhp version of the Volvo V60 Estate? Last summer, Volvo came out of the woodwork with a proper performance version of the S60 saloon which had been fettled by Polestar and was good for 508bhp. That hot S60 […]

Volvo S60 Long Wheelbase (S60L) goes in to production

Photo Volvo S60 Long Wheelbase (S60L) goes in to production

Volvo has started production of a long wheelbase S60 – the Volvo S60L – in China. Debuts at the Guangzhou Motor Show. Volvo certainly seems to be on the up at the moment, with new cars like the new V40 challenging established premium compacts and a complete new engine range in the offing. That is, to […]

Volvo consign normal car batteries to the history book

Photo Volvo Nano Battery

Volvo has developed a new concept for storing electrical power in a car using car body panels instead of a battery. As our cars become more and more reliant on power from batteries – either to run the multitude of technology or to provide power for electric motors – the cost and size of the […]

Volvo WILL build a luxury car to take on the Mercedes S-Class

Photo Volvo Concept YTou

Despite previously saying they won’t build a high-end luxury car, Volvo Chairman Li Shufu has said such a car is now in the planning. Volvo has done a lot right – and not much wrong – since Geely took over the reigns from Ford. With new cars like the V40, a new range of 4-cylinder engines […]

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