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    Official: Polestar Volvo S60 concept stuns with 508 horsepower, six-speed manual and AWD

    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

    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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    Spy Shots: M3-fighting Volvo S60 Polestar spotted testing

    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

    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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    Report: Volvo planning long-wheelbase S60L for Chinese market

    Regular readers should be plenty familiar with the trend in the Chinese market towards long-wheelbase versions of the luxury sedans we have here. It's just what high-end customers in the decentralizing economy look for. And European automakers have been only too glad to oblige. BMW, Audi, ...

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    Official: Volvo announces Jeremy Lin endorsement contract *UPDATE

    Earlier reports have proven true. Volvo has officially signed Jeremy Lin to a global endorsement deal, and the New York Knicks point guard will serve as the new Volvo brand ambassador worldwide. Lin will also participate in the company's marketing activities for the next two years. Lin, who holds ...

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    Recalls: Volvo recalls 2012 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models over wiring harness

    Volvo is recalling its S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models, all from the 2012-model-year, for an electrical system wiring harness issue. There are 17,000 cars affected by the situation, in which a harness could have been improperly attached to the front seats, resulting in a potential separation when ...

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    Official: Volvo and Polestar release new S60 TTA touring car

    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 S60 becomes second car to ace all NHTSA safety tests [w/video]

    The 2012 Volvo S60 isn't likely to be mentioned in the same breath as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, but these two cars share a unique distinction. No, Volvo has not made a mid-year change to rear-wheel drive and V8 power, but it is joining the Camaro as a crash test ace. The National Highway Traffic ...

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    Report: Volvo expanding S60 lineup with T5 all-wheel drive model

    Volvo is plugging a gap in its S60 model line by adding a T5 AWD model, according to a report from Car and Driver. As it stands, if you want all-wheel drive with your S60 you need $39,325 for the T6 just to get in the game, and only then you can you start throwing options at it. The ...

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    Official: Volvo expands Polestar software upgrade to more models

    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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    Swedespeed tests Volvo S60 AWD with 325-hp Polestar reflash beta

    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

    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 turned to Polestar for S60 and XC60 R-Design performance upgrades

    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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    Report: Volvo pondering slimming U.S. model range, adding finance arm

    According to Automotive News, Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has stated that the automaker will likely "trim [its] product line" in the United States over the next few years. Jacoby has not revealed exactly what models will be cut, but instead says that the company's core products here in the States ...

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    Recalls: Volvo recalls new S60 over fuel starvation problem

    It seems like the 2012 Volvo S60 just showed up to the party, yet it already needs to go – back to the dealership, that is. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on its website that Volvo was recalling 7,558 S60 models built between November 18, 2010 and May 5, 2011 ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #232: Next BMW 3 Series, Jaguar crossover, bailout fallout, Mazda RX-9

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    Join Chris, Zach and Dan for Episode #232 of the Autoblog Podcast. We cover the momentous coming of a new BMW 3 Series, a Jaguar crossover, who the auto bailouts left behind and whether talk of a hybrid Mazda RX9 is nonsense or ...

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    Report: Volvo confirms all-new XC90 for U.S.

    Volvo has confirmed that the U.S. market is primed to receive a redesigned XC90. Automotive News had the chance to sit down with Doug Speck, CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, and suss out the automaker's plans for the future. While pushing for increased sales of the new S60 is part of Volvo's ...

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    2012 Volvo S60 and XC60 R-Design get slight boosts in power

    While the R-Design packages for the Volvo S60 and XC60 add a measure of visual flair to the Swedish family-haulers – as well as some suspension tweaks – the one thing they're lacking is a commensurate boost in power. The Volvo R-Design models are closer to an AMG, M-Sport or S-Line ...

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    2012 Volvo S60 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award

    Volvo can stick another feather in its safety cap. The 2012 S60 has officially been awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick judgement by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That means the sedan managed to net top ratings in all IIHS crash tests, including front, side, rollover and rear ...


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