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Volvo Plans To Sell More Cars Online, Cut Down On Auto Show Appearances


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Perhaps boosted by the success of selling the first 1,927 of its new Volvo XC90 online, Volvo's sales chief says the company will offer all of its cars for sale online – and back away from most auto shows.

CNET Says Volvo XC60 is Urban-Competent and Spacious


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The Volvo XC60 is good looking enough to be bought for stylistic reasons only, however, it also offers tons of practical features, a good though not overly-sporty ride and a distinct built-to-last feel.

Volvo Developing New 3-Cylinder With Up to 180HP


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Downsizing is, according to automakers, the only way for the petrol engine to meet the ever-tightening CO2 emissions regulations. Volvo announced that it’s currently developing a lightweight 3-cylinder that will join the 4-cylinders in the Drive-E engine family.

Review Finds Volvo V60 T6 is a bit Old-School, but Still Lovable


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The Volvo V60 looks classy both inside and out and comes packed with tech and features. In T6 guise, you get it with a three-liter V6 that’s turbocharged to produce 325 hp – that’s without direct injection and the power is sent to the wheels via a fairly old six-speed autobox.

Volvo Pauses Work on Large Coupe Model


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Volvo previewed a very elegant possible production coupe with its Concept Coupe study (pictured). They didn’t say they were going to make it, but judging by the positive reception it got at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, they surely considered it afterward.

Now, we learn it may still come, but not in the very near future as the brand is currently focusing on the XC90.

Volvo Details XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid, Returns 2.5 L/100 KM or 59 MPGe


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Volvo has released full details about its range-topping XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid seven-seater SUV that delivers a combined output of 400 hp and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque.

Watch Volvo’s Spectacular XC90 Ditch Test


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The new Volvo XC90 will take extra precautions to protect you if it detects you’re veering off the road and heading for a possible crash.

To see what it behaves like in such a situation, the Swedish automaker put together a little demonstration for the press – it made for quite the spectacular series of videos.

China Is Now Volvo’s No.1 Market


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China will most likely overtake the United States this year as Volvo’s biggest sales market worldwide, with the Chinese-owned company expecting record sales of at least 80,000 units.

Magazine Readers Have Mixed Feelings About Volvo’s New XC90


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Now that the novelty of having an all-new Volvo XC90 is starting to wear off, and it’s getting ever closer to hitting the showroom, prospective buyers are checking it out to see if it fits their needs.

WhatCar? set up one of their usual reader previews, and surprisingly not everybody was ecstatic about the car, finding plenty of faults with it.

Volvo Wants To Reach 100,000 U.S. Sales In 2016 With XC90's Help


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Is it wishful thinking or sound logic that by actually putting effort behind a long-stagnant core product will lead to significant sales growth?

Volvo's US Revival Plan Involves a Brand New Lineup in Five Years


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Volvo today announced details of its plan to revive sales in the United States at the LA Auto Show, with the company promising a complete renewal of the product lineup over the next five years.

New Volvo V60 Cross Country At The LA Auto Show


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The Volvo V60 Cross Country isn't adventurous, even if it implies it's ready for adventures. But those in love with the Volvo's sleek shape may like this tougher-looking wagon.

Build the 2016 Volvo XC90 of Your Dreams Via Configurator


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Raise your hand if you have ever wasted countless hours building cars you'll probably never end up buying on online configurators. No need to be ashamed, we've all been there…

Test Says Volvo S80 Confirms Most Stereotypes About the Brand


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The Volvo S80 is not the newest car of its segment, but the Swedish carmaker has given it a makeover last year in order to keep it relevant until a replacement model arrives.

Volvo CEO Announces Plans for Compact XC40 SUV


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Although Volvo has the V40 Cross Country in its lineup (which is also available with four-wheel drive), the Swedish automaker wants to offer a proper SUV as well in the compact segment.

Top 10 Rules for a Successful Road Trip Exemplified with a Volvo V60 Polestar


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The Volvo V60 Polestar combines the traditional attributes of Volvo wagons with a high-performance powertrain and chassis for a more focused driving experience.

Is The Volvo S80's Replacement Going To Be Built In China?


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Volvo announced it is expanding its second Chinese assembly plant to accommodate a new large sedan built on the 2016 XC90's modular platform.

Volvo Details New Interior Air Quality Filter for XC90


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Smelling the smog as you’re sitting in traffic is one of the least pleasurable aspects about in-town driving. Not only are some particles unpleasant to the senses, but they also cause health hazards too, so Volvo is selling its new XC90 SUV with what a multi-filter system that cleans the air before it goes into the cabin.

Volvo Now Makes The XC60 In China


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Volvo may be struggling in the States, but it's had a strong year globally. And now that its best-selling XC60 is going to be built in its largest market, next year is bound to be better.

Volvo FH Truck Tells Koenigsegg One:1 Game On


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Volvo Truck continues to promote its new I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, the first ever dual-clutch gearbox for production heavy trucks, this time with an unusual track duel between its 540hp FH truck and a 1,360hp Koenigsegg One:1.