Showing posts in the category of Volvo Scoops

U Spy: What's Volvo Doing with These 2015 XC90s in Colorado?

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While Volvo officials are parading the new XC90 in Paris, their technical teams are still out in the open working on the brand's second generation mid-size SUV.

Does Volvo's New Lineup Include More Wagons for the US?

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While all eyes are on the 2016 Volvo XC90 right now, there are many new load-luggers coming from Volvo this decade. And they may all come to the U.S., too – if you cross your fingers.

Spied: New Volvo XC90 Takes to the Snow Again, Plus Reader Render

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Being a Swedish brand (at heart) and all, Volvo prototypes do look to be at home when testing on miles and miles of never ending snow, which is where our scoop photographers located the next XC90 again, following their initial encounter earlier in the month.

Scoop: All-New 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV Breaks Cover for the First Time

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This just in from our scoop photographers in Sweden: the first pictures of an actual prototype of the production 2015 (or possibly 2016MY) Volvo XC90. We'll remind you that last time we snagged the XC90, it was a test mule wearing the body of the XC70 estate over Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform.

Rendering Previews Believable Interpretation of Upcoming Volvo XC90

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Since Volvo itself said the new XC Coupe concept contains the brands new design language that will be applied on the next Volvo XC90, IndianAutosBlog decided that it would be a good idea to manipulate photos of the latter in the hopes of making it look like the eagerly anticipated production SUV.

Scoop: Volvo Caught Developing New V60 Polestar Performance Estate

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If these spy shots are anything to go by, then it looks like Volvo's limited production run of the S60 Polestar Performance sedan for the Australian market may be followed up by a similar version of the V60 estate.

All-New 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV Teased During Coupe Presentation

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It's raining Volvo news today, as following the unveiling of the gorgeous Coupe Concept, our Swedish friends at Feber, who were at the media event held in Gothenburg tonight, tipped us off about a series of pictures they took at the presentation – not of the coupe, but of the next generation XC90 that was teased on a big screen.

Spied: Volvo Rolls Out First Test Mules for All-New 2015 XC90

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At last, Volvo has begun field tests of its long overdue replacement for the XC90 that will be introduced in late 2014 or (more likely) in early 2015. For starters, your eyes are not playing tricks with you as the test mule depicted in these spy shots is indeed wearing a modified body from the XC70 to hide the running gear of the XC90. Prototypes of the production body model are expected to start making their appearance over the next year.

Spied: Here’s Proof that Volvo's Redesigned XC60 will be Offered Globally

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When a Chinese website dropped a flurry of images of a restyled Volvo XC60 last month, we weren't sure if the aesthetic changes would be applied to the local market model alone or if it would be offered on all versions sold around the world.

These scoops of a thinly disguised XC60 test car shot in Europe put that question to rest as it features the same styling treatment as the camouflage-free model from China.

Volvo Engineer Going Berserk on Spy Photographer Ends Up on YouTube

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Anyone who claims that being a spy photographer for the automotive industry is a walk in the park, clearly hasn’t a clue what this profession entails.

On the other hand, we also understand that being followed / stalked by people with cameras while you're trying to do your job as an engineer can be frustrating and time-consuming. Nevertheless, if you're not driving on a private track but on public roads, you just have to learn to live with it.

Now, it's one thing for an engineer to display his or her anger with sign language, as we've seen it happen many times in the past, and a completely different story when you get physically aggressive.

Spied: 2014 Volvo S60 Facelift to Sport Updated Fascia and Interior

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After the recent sightings of the refreshed S80 sedan and XC60 crossover in China, our scoop photographers landed these images of a prototype of the facelifted S60 saloon testing in northern Europe.

On the outside, the only part of the car that appears to change is the front end. While heavily camouflaged, we're guessing that Volvo will follow in the path of the 2014 S80 and XC60 discarding the inner set of lights positioned between the headlamps and the grille, which itself, will also obtain a different shape and new details, as will the front bumper.

Scoop: 2014 Volvo XC60 Facelift Captured Undisguised in China

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As was the case with Volvo's subtly refreshed 2014 S80 sedan, the facelifted XC60 crossover has also been scooped without any camouflage in China, which, coincidentally or not, happens to be the home of the Swedish brand's owner, Geely.

Although there's always the possibility that the cosmetic changes seen on the XC60 may be for China only, we expect the facelifted crossover to be offered globally.

Most updates take place up front where Volvo's designers removed the inner lights between the headlamps and the grille, which has grown in size and now sits on the front of a redesigned and more pronounced hood. The headlamps themselves are also new as is the bumper.

The revamped exterior mirrors with longer turning signals, the addition of a chrome strip on the tailgate and the re-sculptured rear bumper with new exhaust tailpipes complete the exterior revisions.

Scoop: Updated 2014 Volvo S80 Facelift Spotted in China

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Not too long ago, in early October to be precise, Doug Speck, global head of marketing and sales for Volvo Car, told U.S. publication Autonews that the Swedish company is preparing a facelift for both the S60 and S80 sedans.

Now we learn that Chinese website AutoSina captured a camouflage-free prototype of the updated S80L, which is a China-market only version of the car sporting a 140mm or 5.5-inches longer wheelbase.

SCOOP: New Volvo XC40 Crossover Caught Disguised and…Undisguised

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At the same time our spy shooters were snagging pictures of Volvo's engineers testing a camouflaged prototype of the upcoming crossover version of the V40, a member of the Dutch Volvo Forum hit the jackpot by spotting the production model completely undisguised during a photo shoot.

The compact crossover will likely be named the XC40 with its presentation possibly taking place as early as this fall at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Judging by these photos, the XC40 is to the V40 what the XC70 is to the V70. In other words, a soft off-roader version of the V40 with a slightly tougher look that benefits from a raised ride height, an assortment of robust plastic cladding, prominent roof rails and perhaps either standard or optional all-wheel-drive system.

Artist Visualizes Volvo S60R High-Performance Sport Sedan

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True, Volvo has made significant efforts to renew its image and lower the age of its average buyers over the years, but for some reason, the Swedish automaker has stayed away from the performance wars in the premium segment.

However, a recent crop of spy shots from Sweden showing a modified S60 prototype in disguise have sparked rumors about the development of a sports version of the compact executive sedan that could compete with the BMW M3.

Spy Shots: Is Volvo Preparing a 400hp S60 R to Rival the BMW M3?

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A reader of Swedish car magazine, Teknikens Värld, nabbed these spy photos of a beefed up S60 while undergoing tests in Scandinavia.

Despite the fact that the car is registered as a T6 AWD with 304 horsepower, the team over at Teknikens Värld claims to have information that there is more than meets the eye to this prototype claiming that it is likely an R model being prepared in cooperation with Volvo's racing partner, Polestar.

New Photos of Volvo's 2013 V40 Hatch Leak Online

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While Volvo may be trying to keep the new V40 under covers until the 2012 Geneva Motor Show's grand opening in early March, the online pundits have a different opinion.

Following yesterday's revealing shots, new scans from the Swedish edition of Auto Motor und Sport were leaked onto the web providing an even better view of the 2013 Volvo V40 five-door hatchback.

Is this the New 2013 Volvo V40 Hatchback?

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Volvo has been teasing the new V40 hatchback for quite some time now as the Swedish company is building up anticipation for the five-door model's world premiere at next month's 2012 Geneva Auto Show.

Today, however, French car magazine L'Automobile published two undisguised images of what it claims to be the new V40. The first cropped picture shows the front end of the compact model while the second grainy image gives us an unobstructed view of its rear end and profile.

SPIED: 2013 Volvo V40 Snagged Playing Around in the Snow [with Video]

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In what could be our final round of spy photos of the upcoming Volvo V40 (or at least those picturing prototypes with heavy camouflage), our diligent spies snapped the five-door hatchback model as it was completing its winter tests on the snow.

Volvo Cars CEO Stefan Jakoby gave us a sneak peek of the new V40 at an interview with Hakan Matson, chairman of the European Car of the Year Jury, on Friday, where he also revealed that the car will be officially introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next March.

During the interview, Jakoby said that he is "extremely positive" and "really excited" about the V40, which will be positioned against the five-door variants of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series as well as the Lexus CT200 h.

U SPY: 2014 Volvo V30 Scooped on Film as Well

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Carscoop commentator Paul tipped us off about a short video he took of a 2014 Volvo V30 prototype that he discovered at a McDonalds parking lot in the Dutch city of Oldenzaal. And yes, it's the same test car we showed you on Wednesday in our scoop pictures.

As a refresher for those of you that missed our previous story, the V30 is the five-door version of the next generation C30. It is expected to launch within the next two years providing the Swedish firm with direct rival to the Audi A3 Sportback and its kind in the premium hatchback category.