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    Official: Last Volvo XC90 rolls off assembly line in Gothenburg
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    It was back in 1998 when Volvo set about developing its first SUV. The brief was to build a seven-seater that wasn't "too large", and several design proposals were considered. Three and a half years later Volvo revealed the XC90 at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show and the rest, as they say, is ...

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    Study: Volvo studying test of electric roads in Sweden
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    Volvo already announced the results of a study of wireless charging using a stationary C30, and now it's embarking on a more ambitious study of wireless charging involving moving city buses. Next year, in conjunction with the Swedish Transport Association, Volvo will build a section of electric ...

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    Video: Evo shakes down Subaru WRX STI on Swedish tarmac
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    The Subaru WRX STI has never let anyone question its intentions. With a gaping hood scoop up front, massive rear wing at the back and often found with gold wheels spinning all four corners at the ground, there was never anything subtle about this Subaru. The latest 2015 version is made up of many ...

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    Report: NYC mayor importing traffic safety program from Sweden to end road deaths
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    The streets of New York City are getting a Scandinavian makeover to be safer for pedestrians. Mayor Bill De Blasio has taken inspiration from Sweden's Vision Zero law, which has as it's goal the eradication of roadway deaths. He is bringing many of its concepts to the Big Apple. Sweden's 1997 ...

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    Video: Hyundai presents 70 movies in 10 minutes... and it's very strange
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    It's not often we can use the term "trippy" to describe anything we post here at Autoblog, but this German video, promoted by Hyundai and starring the brand's European-spec i10 is trippy, surreal and totally bizarre. And we love it. Movie buffs will appreciate this ridiculous mix of classic ...

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    Spy Shots: Ferrari testing 458 successor in the snow?
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    It may not seem so long ago that Ferrari introduced the 458 Italia. But it's been on the market a solid 5 years since its launch in 2009, which makes it not only the oldest model in the company's lineup, but one of the oldest in its segment, the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 650S just having ...

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    Report: VW makes $9.2B offer for rest of truckmaker Scania
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    Volkswagen owns or has controlling interests in three commercial truck operations: besides its own, VW began buying shares in Sweden's Scania in 2000 and now controls 89.2 percent of its shares and 62.6 percent of its capital, then bought into Germany's Man in 2006 - in order to prevent Man from ...

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    Official: Audi building 50 camouflaged Jon Olsson Edition A4 Avant wagons [w/video]
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    Swedish Autoblog readers, have you been driving your Audi A4 Avant wagons and thought, 'You know, I really wish my car looked more like a camouflaged World War II battleship?' Well, great news for you, as skier and Audi enthusiast Jon Olsson has teamed up with the German brand's Swedish outfit to ...

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    ETC: Comedic Hasselhoff car ad leads to a dream job in Sweden
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    Last month a guy in Florida posted a homemade ad for his 1996 Nissan Maxima online and Nissan bought it from him. This month a guy in Sweden posted a homemade ad for his 1985 Subaru Justy J10 Trendy online and got a job with Swedish car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. When Nils Jangan relocated to ...

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    Video: Updated 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee aces same controversial moose test it failed in 2012 [w/video]
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    Some background: one of the more scandalous international incidents of he-said/he-said from 2012 was when Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld put the Jeep Grand Cherokee through its "moose (or elk) test" and reported that the SUV nearly rolled over. That lead to a whole lot of accusations and ...

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    Official: Volvo Polestar celebrates STCC title with Black R edition S60, V60 and XC60
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    The relationship between Volvo and Polestar was forged – and forges deeper still – on the racetrack, where the latter fields the former's tin-top entries in the STCC, WTCC and V8 Supercars. And based on their success together in touring-car racing, Volvo has had Polestar amp up a ...

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    Official: Volvo to test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads [w/video]
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    Autonomous vehicles are increasingly being tested on public roads around the globe, including Nissan in Japan and Google here in the US, and now Volvo is preparing to test its own self-driving cars on the streets of Sweden. In conjunction with the state government, Volvo's Drive Me project kicks ...

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    Official: Saab restarts production line in Trollhättan
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    The new owner of Saab, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, has bolted together its first two new cars at the company's traditional home in Trollhättan. The two 9-3 sedans were built to work bugs out of the production line and test newer components before full-scale production starts near the ...

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    Video: Volvo Trucks' president Claes Nilsson delivers the right hook
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    We'd like to think that most executives stand behind their products, especially cars and trucks where people's lives are on the line. But Claes Nilsson has taken the principle one step further. In this brief video clip, the president of Volvo Trucks doesn't just stand idly by and watch the new ...

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    ETC: Volkswagen Sweden builds a Touareg tank to tackle winter
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    When it comes to the ingenuity of the automotive aftermarket, a good bit of inspiration often seems to come from the creator's native market. Lifted Jeep Wrangler creations climb out of mountainous regions like Moab, while low-riders flow from the massive urban sprawl of Los Angeles. The vehicle ...

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    Official: Volvo recommits to Sweden with development of next-gen platform and engines
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    Taking into account the facts that Volvo is now owned by China's Geely and how poorly the European automotive market has been recently, we would have definitely understood if Volvo moved production of its products out of its home market. And yet, the automaker has confirmed that it will be ...

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    Video: Watch a Jeep Grand Cherokee fail Sweden's Moose Test *UPDATE
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    The Jeep Grand Cherokee has proven to be a rock-solid off-road-capable SUV with a dose of civility on public roads. But while the top Jeep has a terrific reputation and a long list of accolades, at least one model apparently didn't have the chops for the Teknikens Moose (or Elk) test over in ...

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    Report: New owners still struggling to secure rights to use Saab name
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    Not to state the obvious, but if you're going to buy an automaker, it's probably advisable to secure rights to use the name. That's what the new owners of Saab are trying to work out after buying the iconic Swedish automaker earlier this month, Automotive News reports. National Electric Vehicle ...

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    Report: Saab Museum reopens in Sweden
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    Part of the sideshow in the Saab revival circus has been the waning and waxing fate of the Saab Museum Trollhättan, Sweden. The U.S. Heritage Collection was sold to two U.S. collectors earlier this year, while the Swedish museum's collection was rescued from breakup by three Swedish ...

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    Video: Watch as a Ferrari FF goes rallying in the snow
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    Ferrari has had its share of drivers who knew their way around a snowy rally course. Gilles Villeneuve, for example, was famous for the drifting techniques he picked up racing snowmobiles in his native Quebec. And Kimi Raikkonen, for another, left the Scuderia for the World Rally Championship ...

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