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Volvo is a Swedish brand of luxury vehicles founded in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was owned by Ford Motor Company until being sold to Chinese automaker Geely in 2010. Volvo made a name for itself in the US with its trademark boxy vehicle designs, bulletproof reliability and industry-leading safety.

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    Report: Volvo wants to sell cars online, skip most auto shows
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    Volvo is completely rethinking its marketing strategy with an approach that it calls the Volvo Way to Market. The revised plan means an increase in the company's advertising budget overall and a totally different way to allocate those funds. The most dramatic shift is the Swedish automaker's decision to begin selling its models online directly to ...

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    Official: Volvo gets to work on new three-cylinder engine
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    Volvo is in the midst not only of a complete product line overhaul, but also a powertrain revolution as well. It introduced its new generation of Drive-E four-cylinder engines last year, and with the Twin Engine version in the new XC90, has shown just how much it can make from so little. But now it's going even smaller with a new three-cylinder ...

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    Official: Ward's announces 10 Best Engines 2015
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    Ward's Auto has named its 10 Best Engines for 2015, covering a range of powerplants from fuel-sippers to fire-breathers. As with past years, forced-induction reigns supreme, with seven of the ten engines featuring a turbo or supercharger. This year is slightly different, though, as two of the seven blown engines are turbocharged three-cylinder mills, ...

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    Official: Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid runs 0-62 in 5.9 seconds, will get 59 MPGe*
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    Volvo has shown us the new XC90. It's even shown us its new every-trick-in-the-book twin-charged hybrid powertrain. It just hasn't shown the two together... that is, until now. Although the High Performance Drive-E Powertrain prototype it showcased a couple of months ago was rated as high as 450 horsepower, the production version that will power the ...

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    Official: Volvo adds 4x4 version of FL commercial truck
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    Some of the equipment from Volvo Trucks is going to be able to get a whole lot dirtier in Europe with the introduction of a four-wheel-drive version of its FL commercial truck. Designed to take on offroad duty, Volvo jacks up the group clearance by 2.4 inches (6 cm) in the front and 4 inches in the rear (10 cm), which also increases the approach angle to ...

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    Report: Volvo coupe project on hold
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    Did you like the Concept Coupe that Volvo unveiled last year? We did, too, but we shouldn't expect it to reach production. At least not yet. According to Volvo designer Anders Gunnarson in speaking to Auto Express, the idea of producing a coupe has many fans within the Swedish automaker, but right now the focus is on its core models – starting with ...

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    Video: Volvo's XC90 'ditch test' makes for radical video
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    One of the safety features on Volvo's new XC90 is called Run Off Road Protection, which detects when the car leaves the tarmac at high speed and prepares the cabin and occupants for an impact. After detection, the system retracts the seat belts while a spine protection element between the seat and the seat frame helps cushion the blow for passengers, the ...

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    Los Angeles: 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country rides in tall and rugged
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    Long before Volvo got into the crossover-utility game with the XC90 and XC60, it was making ruggedized all-wheel-drive wagons. In fact it's been doing so longer than Audi has, and almost as long as Subaru. And now it's returned to that tradition with the debut of its new V60 Cross Country on the floor of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The latest Cross ...

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    Official: Volvo launches XC90 configurator site
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    In many ways the 2016 Volvo XC90 defines the future of the Swedish brand. The SUV is the introduction of the company's Scalable Product Architecture modular platform that should underpin most of its future models. It's also the first big chance to see whether consumers accept a model like this that's only available with four-cylinder power, granted a mill ...

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    Official: Volvo to build range-topping S90 sedan in China
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    Volvo is furthering its deep ties in China by announcing a major expansion to its factory in Daqing that will equip the site to build its future S90 sedan. The automaker is promising to make the plant, "one of the most advanced car making facilities in China," according to its press release. Unfortunately, the company isn't specifying the amount being ...

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    Video: How does a massive Volvo truck compare to a Koenigsegg on a track?
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    Volvo Trucks thinks that its latest FH semi truck has a little sports car DNA mixed in with the ability to haul heavy loads thanks to its novel dual-clutch gearbox. And the company's marketing department certainly has an intriguing strategy to get the word out about the big rig's sporty traits. First, it staged a prank on an unsuspecting valet on the ...

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    Official: 2015 Volvo Ocean Race XC60 priced from $42,100*
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    Every three years, a half dozen or so teams of sailors embark on an epic eight-month, round-the-world sailboat race formerly called the Whitbread Round the World Race and known since 2001 as the Volvo Ocean Race. This year's event started a month ago in Alicante, Spain, and will end next June at the Swedish automaker's hometown of Gothenburg. And to mark ...

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    ETC: Volvo celebrates 20 years of sleeper wagons with 850 T-5R and V60 Polestar
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    I must have been around Bar Mitzvah age when I was in the back of my parents' car on the highway as we passed a truck full of Volvo 850 T-5R wagons – half of them in black, half in banana yellow. It was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen: a whole gaggle of sleeper power wagons that were infinitely cooler than whatever minivan we were riding in. ...

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    Official: Volvo reveals V60 Cross Country ahead of LA
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    Volvo is bringing a model to the Los Angeles Auto Show that isn't afraid to get a little dirty. The Swedish automaker will finally unveil its V60 Cross Country crossover, and it has confirmed that the model will be available in North American markets shortly. The Cross Country takes Volvo's standard V60 compact wagon and injects a little more off-road ...

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    Report: Polestar looking to tune Volvo CUVs
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    Volvo is getting serious about emerging from the fringes and into the mainstream of the luxury automobile market. But if it's going to challenge the Germans, it's going to need a performance line. And that's just what it's developing with Polestar. Building on the motorsport partnership that has seen Polestar represent Volvo in the Scandinavian Touring ...

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    Official: Volvo to add 1,300 jobs, ramp up production in Sweden
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    The expansion of the factory is part of an $11-billion investment Volvo's Chinese owners, Geely, are making. Volvo Cars is adding 1,300 new jobs and ramping up production at its factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, in response to increased consumer demand for its vehicles. The jobs will support a third shift at the 50-year-old plant, called Torslanda. They ...

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    Featured: Top torque-to-weight ratios under $100k, $50k and $25k [UPDATE]
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    Horsepower may steal a lot of headlines, but the always-more-complex torque figure is often a critical one for both the workingman and the motoring playboy. The measure of rotational force is a function of horsepower and engine rpm, and it's also the twist that can liquefy one's tires or haul one's horse trailer. Good stuff It follows then, that as with ...

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    Official: Volvo specs new 450-hp triple-charged four-cylinder engine
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    When Volvo lifted the veil on the new XC90 a little over a month ago, it announced that all versions would be powered by one engine design: a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder to be offered in various states of tune. That would range, Volvo said, all the way up to a high-output version with "around 400 horsepower," but while it wouldn't specify exact output, ...

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    Paris: 2015 Volvo XC90 proves Sweden's auto industry is alive and well [w/video]
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    The most important new Volvo in quite some time has made its first auto show appearance, with the second-generation XC90 debuting at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As we discussed in both our original post and Deep Dive feature, the new XC90 remains a three-row crossover for 2015, although it ditches the first-gen model's top-end, turbocharged six-cylinder ...

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    Official: Volvo V40 Cross Country gets the all-wheel drive it deserves
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    Want a rugged Volvo wagon? Gothenburg has two kinds to offer: there's the XC crossovers on the one hand and ruggedized wagons on the other. As we reported last month from the unveiling of the new XC90 in Sweden, Volvo plans on offering more Cross Country wagons in the future. But in the meantime, it has upgraded the existing V40 Cross Country with some ...

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