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Volvo Jingle Wants You to Know "Sweden is a Country Where Design is There to Help People”


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Volvo shared a promo/music video on its Swedish YouTube channel and it celebrates the brand’s Scandinavian roots. The Geely-owned automaker wants to reassure everybody that it builds cars with the same philosophy it always has - the campaign is called "Made by Sweden."

Volvo's Short Term Plan Features Plug-in Hybrids, EVs Also Possible


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After launching their XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid SUV, Volvo has definitely taken the fight to the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi - while Lexus sits in the back of the class, nodding in disagreement.

The Volvo V60 Polestar Is Sweet Fruit That, Fortunately, Isn't Forbidden


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It may be a $60,000 Volvo wagon, but the Volvo V60 Polestar is just the bright, blistering oddball $60,000 Volvo wagon the world needed.

Volvo Plans to Launch More Cross Country Versions


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In case you haven't been paying attention, Volvo have been making great cars for a while now. They look good, they drive well, they ride well, the interiors are splendid and of course, they're extremely safe.

Volvo XC70 Fills the Gap Between V70 and XC90 Quite Nicely


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I don’t know about you, but when it comes to 4x4 vehicles, I would take a jacked-up estate over a crossover on any given day.

Rugged estate models like the Volvo XC70, Audi A6 Allroad Quattro or Subaru Outback have similar off-road capabilities as traditional SUVs like the XC90, Q7 and Forester, but thanks to their lower center of gravity they offer both car-like driving dynamics and fuel efficiency.

Volvo V60 PHEV Doesn’t Justify Price Premium Over a Diesel-Powered V60


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The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the very few models of its kind currently available on the market, pairing a five-cylinder 2.4-liter turbodiesel with an electric motor and rechargeable batteries.

New Batch of S60/V60 Polestar Models from Volvo Announced


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Volvo limited the availability of the S60 and V60 Polestar models simply because it wasn’t sure they’d be a sales hit and didn’t want to overburden the dealers. Well, now that all 750 of them have been spoken for (quicker than anticipated), the Swedish automaker has announced a fresh batch planned for this year.

In Defense Of The Volvo S60 Cross Country


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The Volvo S60 Cross Country really doesn't make any sense, but it's strangely appealing the more you look at it. I suspect that's a key part of the marketing strategy for this car.

New Volvo S60 Inscription LWB Is For You And Your Long-Legged Family


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Considering that Swedes are some of the tallest people on Earth, I've wondered why Volvos aren't exactly known for generous rear legroom. That changes, at least in the U.S., with the 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription.

Volvo Takes S60 Sedan for Cross Country in Detroit


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Does anyone really need a jacked up sedan? No, but Volvo is crossing its fingers and hoping that many will want its new S60 Cross Country.

Volvo's 2016 XC90 R-Design Makes North American Debut in a Cool Matte-Blue Shade


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After bringing the regular 2016 XC90 over to America and the LA Auto Show last November, Volvo is hosting the North American premiere of the XC90 R Design in Detroit.

US Debut for the Volvo S60 Inscription, an LWB Version Imported from China


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Besides the S60 Cross Country premium crossover sedan, Volvo’s Detroit Auto Show booth also includes the S60 Inscription long-wheelbase sedan. The latter is said to offer “class-leading rear space,” which is something US customers have consistently requested, according to Volvo.

Volvo’s 8.9 Percent Improvement Yields Record Annual Sales


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The year that just ended has been marked by good market performance for Volvo. The Swedish automaker announced that through 2014, it sold 465,866 cars equating to an 8.9 percent increase over 2013 and yet another year of record sales.

Sure, Why Not? Volvo Will Build this S60 Cross Country Jacked Up Sedan


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Just when we thought automakers ran out of niche segments to explore, Volvo announced it is expanding its range of Cross Country models with the S60 sedan.

European New Car Sales on the Rise, Still “No Party Time”


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In November, new car sales in Europe increased by 1 percent to 989,457 vehicles, according to data provided by ACEA, the automotive industry association. It was the 15th consecutive month that registrations rose – but things are still far from rosy.

Volvo to Showcase Bicyclist Detection Technology at CES 2015


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Statistics are frightening: 50 percent of all cyclists killed in European traffic have collided with a car, while the States see nearly 50,000 cyclist fatalities and injuries each year.

Volvo Owner Wants to Make Geely Brand a Serious Contender


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Now that Volvo is set on a five-year revival plan, with new platforms and engines being developed and new models like the XC90 being rolled out, Li Shufu is focusing on the other automaker he owns.

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.