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    Volvo mulling S80 R-Design?
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    Volvo has transitioned from R-badged cars delivering increased performance to R-Design vehicles carrying more visual horsepower, but no additional underhood muscle. Volvo's R-Design models are well-trimmed and attractive, and Volvo wants to see if there's interest in an S80 wearing more athletic ...

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    Geneva Preview: Volvo readies updated S80 for Swiss debut
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Volvo S80
    Amidst the turmoil surrounding the future of Volvo, the Swedish automaker is plugging away on refreshing its current line-up and offering an updated range of start-stop-equipped models. Joining the new DRIVE models at the Geneva Motor Show ...

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    Volvo unveils long-wheelbase S80L for Chinese market
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    Just like the long-wheelbase Audi A4L that debuted in China yesterday, Volvo has just rolled out a longer S80 with an extended wheelbase designed to suit Chinese premium car buyers' tastes. Unlike the Audi, we have a profile shot to show the extra length of the Volvo S80L. Volvo entered the Chinese ...

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    Attractive in aluminum: Heico Sportiv S80 shines at 2007 SEMA show
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    Click above image for a high resolution gallery of photos German Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv brought the goods to the 2007 SEMA Show with its S80 T6 HPC Concept. The car has been more than a year in the making and features a 7-layer "aluminum effect" paint job that looks absolutely stunning in person ...

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    Volvo doubles award money for Hometown Heroes
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    Volvo has one of the coolest contests going right now: the Volvo for Life campaign. The grand prize winner gets a brand new, Swedish-built, rolling tribute to safety every three years for the rest of his or her life. In our book, the coolest part of the contest is how one actually wins the prize. ...

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    E85-swilling Heico Sportiv Volvo S80 High Performance
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    Click image for high-res gallery With SEMA right around the corner, it's high time Autoblog is flooded by audacious performance tuners' creations showing more bling than 50 Cent. The German aftermarket gurus at Heico Sportiv passed up plenty of sweet German hardware in favor of the Swedish Volvo ...

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    Volvo planning major lineup changes
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    Automotive News is dishing on Volvo's product lineup plans between now and 2010. The newly released second-generation S80 won't see any major changes, nor will the new 70-series wagons, the C70, or the C30. The S40's going to bid us adieu, as there's price overlap with the S60, and the S60's not ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Volvo S80 V8 AWD
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    Click the image to view the high-resolution gallery Even before safety was such a critical part of the buying process, Volvo had pushed the envelope by offering cutting-edge technology and cold, hard steel to protect its vehicles' occupants. Today, everything from luxury BMWs to basic Hyundais ...

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    IIHS tests reveals that money doesn't always buy safety
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    Click the image above for a gallery of all the IIHS contenders.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just released its most recent round of crash tests, rating everything from the Kia Amanti to the BMW 5-series in one fell swoop. With a focus set on more luxury-oriented vehicles, the IIHS ...

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    Volvo aims for BMW
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    As long as BMW doesn't own Volvo, then the Swede is allowed to target the roundel's cars as competitors. Autocar reports that Volvo is shaking up the lowest two rungs on its sedan line to put more space between them, and to better compete with the 3 Series. The smallest sedan, the S40, will be be ...

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    Volvo S80, Scion xB score 'good' on IIHS crash tests
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    "Good" is such a broad term. When we go looking at crash test data, "good" is not the word that grabs us by the earlobes and says "Hey! I'll save your tail!" "Good" indicates a level of competence perhaps elevated from average levels of acheivement, but the word doesn't connote stellar performance ...

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    Volvo adds T6 Turbo AWD to S80 line
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    click above image to view high-res pics of the 2008 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo AWDVolvo has given the S80 line a little more power and traction with the introduction of the T6 Turbo AWD edition. The T6 utilizes a twin-scroll turbo unit to provide the extra power, and the velvety-smooth 3.2L inline six has ...

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    Whiplash a serious problem with many vehicles, says IIHS
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Arlington, Va. has just concluded testing on some 75 vehicles' head restraint systems and after performing a simulated rear-end impact of 20 MPH, only 22 of the systems received the top score of "good."At the head of the class was Audi's A4, S4 ...

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    Volvo, Ford, Chrysler recalling thousands
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    The NHTSA says Ford, Volvo and Chrysler are recalling a total of about 300,600 vehicles.Ford gets off relatively light and is bringing in 422 Crown Vics and Mercury Grand Marquis to replace improperly secured windshields.Volvo, however, will install new software to fix speed controls on more than ...

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    Volvo slaps sticker on new S80
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    Volvo has seen fit to finally price the S80, its flagship sedan, for the U.S. market. The S80 3.2 I6 will start at $38,705 and the S80 V8 will begin at $47,350. The 3.2 I6 model features the Scandinavian brand's new in-line six-cylinder engine that develops 235 horsepower and 236 ft-lbs. or torque ...

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    Volvo's profitablity waning
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    In Ford's Premier Auto Group (PAG) one manufacturer has stood alone, sustaining a high degree of prosperity in the past. However, in the last two years, Volvo has seen a decline in its new vehicle sales and judging by figures from the first half of 2006, those numbers seem to be dwindling even ...

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    Volvo making a passage to India
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    Volvo has announced that it will enter the Indian market starting in Q4 2006. The company cites a bustling Indian economy and a projected increase in new car sales there as the primary reasons behind the decision. The headquarters for the Indian division will be set up in Delhi, and three ...

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    Forbes picks 'Safest Cars' for 2006
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    The list-meisters over at Forbes Magazine are at it again, this time short-listing what it says are the safest cars available in 2006. And it is indeed a short list-- just four cars: Acura RL Honda Civic Saab 9-3 Volvo S80 Forbes based its results on vehicles posting high ...

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    Will Volvo kill the S60?
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    AutoWeek is reporting that Volvo's S60 may be on the chopping block as the company’s new S80 (unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show) has become significantly sportier, and the next S40 (due in 2010) will certainly grow in size. With the new S80 stretching 191 inches tip to tail and the next S40 ...

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    Volvo S80's new inline-six a tidy package
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    The new 2007 Volvo S80 will debut with an all-new inline six-cylinder engine designed in-house. The all-aluminum straight six was designed to be as small as possible, nearly the same size as the company’s trademark five-cylinder engines, so that it can be mounted transversely in the S80 and ...

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