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    Confirmed: Volvo takes final orders for C30, production ends this December
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    According to an Autoblog reader with access to Volvo's internal dealer site, the Swedish automaker has officially notified its dealers that North American production of the C30 will cease in December. It's not exactly a surprise – the C30 disappeared from Volvo's Swedish website months ago ...

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    Official: 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design is swift safety in high style
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    As if we weren't already jealous enough about Europe getting one of the safest and most stylish Volvo cars ever made, the Swedish automaker goes and drops the R-Design treatment on its new hatchback/wagon. Unlike some other R-Design models, the 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design doesn't get any additional ...

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    Official: 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition heads to U.S., only 250 available
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    Volvo is adding a bit of exclusivity to its C30 hatchback for the 2013 model year by offering a special Polestar Limited Edition model in the United States. And we do mean limited – only 250 of the Rebel Blue hatches will be offered, boasting upgraded performance (sort of) and a whole host ...

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    Review: 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design
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    Will Pumping Up With Polestar Make People Notice? There are injustices in the auto industry just like in life. Sometimes the right person gets passed over for a job, the best player doesn't get to start or the wrong verdict is reached by a jury. And sometimes a good vehicle just doesn't get ...

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    Report: Volvo planning V40 Polestar with all-wheel drive, 280 hp
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    If you read our recent First Drive of the 2013 Volvo V40, you no doubt remember our verdict: "If the V40 does not make it over to the U.S., then Volvo should issue guns to its entire executive staff so they can summarily shoot themselves in the foot." Well, here's even more reason for the Swedes ...

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    Report: Volvo in "serious discussion" to produce Polestar S60
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    We admit we have a profound weakness for oddball sport sedans. That includes everything from the fabled Lotus Carlton to the Merkur Scorpio and even unlovables like the second-generation Infiniti M. But few misfit performance saloons rub us the right way like those from Sweden – everything ...

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    Report: Polestar Volvo S60 Concept already sold for $300k
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    If, like the rest of the world, you find yourself with an insatiable desire to own the ludicrously-fast and equally sexy Polestar Volvo S60 Concept, we have some bad news for you: The machine has already found a new owner. Some unnamed soul ponied up $300,000 for the keys to the 508-horsepower, ...

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    Official: Polestar Volvo S60 concept stuns with 508 horsepower, six-speed manual and AWD
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    Last month, we found out that Polestar and Volvo were hard at work on a special tune of the S60 that would give the Swedish sedan an attitude for "the performance minded driver" and a right to say to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and BMW M3, "Yes, I'm looking at you." Speculation had been that the ...

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    Video: Volvo teases M3-fighting S60 Polestar ahead of race debut
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    Remember the hotted-up Volvo S60 that's set to take the fight to the BMW M3 with enhancements from Polestar? The Swedish sport sedan we told you about is apparently not nearly as far off as you might think. According to a report from the TTA racing group, Volvo is set to debut its new ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #284
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    Fiat and Mazda teaming up, Consumer Reports eco-trim test, Aston Martin AM310, BMW Zagato Coupe, Dany Bahar suspended Episode #284 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan and Zach chat about Mazda and Fiat collaborating on the next MX-5 Miata and Spyder, Consumer Reports' ...

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    Spy Shots: M3-fighting Volvo S60 Polestar spotted testing
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    If news of a more powerful Volvo S60 sounds familiar, it's because we just reported on this subject earlier in the week. Now, though, a reader of the same Swedish site that initially broke the news has fired back with a set of spy photos, and we can clearly see that Volvo is indeed making ...

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    Report: Polestar working on Volvo S60 to take on M3
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    There are several things you might think of when Volvo comes to mind, but performance isn't necessarily one of them. Volvo is working on that image, however, and Polestar is a big part of that. The tuning firm and racing garage has been partnering with Gothenburg on several fronts, not the least ...

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    Official: Volvo and Polestar release new S60 TTA touring car
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    Volvo may not be the first name you'd think of in racing, but it stands as a dominant force in European touring cars. Before stepping up to the World Touring Car Championship last year, Volvo and its partner Polestar Racing had come to dominate the Swedish Touring Car Championship. While that ...

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    Official: Volvo expands Polestar software upgrade to more models
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    Volvo is spreading the horsepower love around its fleet with a wider array of Polestar Performance software upgrades. 2011 and 2012 XC60, S60 and XC70 models equipped with a T6 engine are now available with a software upgrade that adds in 25 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque without ...

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    Official: Volvo offering 23-hp upgrade for $1,295
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    Volvo enthusiasts should know the name Polestar well. The performance garage has a long history of tuning Volvos, and was anointed by the factory to run its works touring car program. Based on that success, Polestar launched a radical C30 PCP concept that is tipped to jump-start a new era of ...

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    Swedespeed tests Volvo S60 AWD with 325-hp Polestar reflash beta
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    Volvo is giving S60 buyers – courtesy of Polestar – a chance to juice up their S60s without going all the way to the R-Design model. Polestar is the tuner responsible for Volvo's STCC program and the firm has engineered an ECU reflash that boosts the S60's power numbers from 300 ...

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    Volvo teams up with Polestar and Heico for S60 Performance Project
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    Reports of Volvo and Polestar collaborating on road car offerings appear to be coming to fruition. Following rumors that Volvo had solicited the racing garage's services to increase the output on the S60 and XC60 R-Design models came word that a new line of Performance Concept Prototypes were in ...

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    Report: Volvo to launch new performance line with production C30 PCP
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    If you ever looked at those old Volvo ads that suggested their station wagons were the next logical step up from a Lotus, well, you can stop snickering. Sure, it may still be a long shot, but Volvo appears to be getting serious about offering performance-oriented automobiles. A couple of weeks ...

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    Report: Volvo turned to Polestar for S60 and XC60 R-Design performance upgrades
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    Volvo is known for many things. Well, safety technology, mostly, but not so much performance. Sure, the Swedish automaker has tricked out the occasional sport wagon, but muscle is not really its forte. So where did the extra 25 horsepower and 29 pound-feet of torque come from when Volvo upgraded ...

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    Solid start to the touring car season for Volvo Polestar Racing
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    Last year, Volvo's factory-backed Polestar Racing team clinched the title in the Swedish Touring Car Championship. Based on that success, the Swedish outfit elected to bump up its efforts to challenge for the World Touring Car Championship, all the while fighting to defend its national title ...

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