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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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    First Drive: 2015.5 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar [w/video]
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    Polestar Performance has been around since 1996, but until recently, it only did two things: manage Volvo motorsports operations and run a specialist consumer-facing side that built concept cars and boosted Volvo's turbocharged production cars by 15 to 60 horsepower. Five years ago, it fulfilled its long-held desire to engineer an actual production car, ...

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    Volvo adds R-Design option to V60 Plug-in Hybrid
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    Lest anyone think Volvo's V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid is strictly for the leisurely, gas-sipping green-driver variety, the Swedish automaker is adding a sporty wrinkle. The R-Design package that Volvo added to some other models last year will now be an option for the V60 PHEV. Drag-racing surely awaits. The sporty components for the V60 PHEV include ...

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    Video: Volvo celebrates 20 years since 850 wagons came to BTCC
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    This year Honda Yuasa Racing brought a station wagon back to the ranks of competitors in the British Touring Car Championship (its drivers currently sit in third and fifth place in the Championship). In 1994, however, Volvo was the first team to run an estate in the series that's one of the best for delivering close racing. Rickard Rydell and Jan Lammers ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E
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    For those not paying attention, Volvo has updated its S60 sedan range for 2015 with a new range of engines under the Drive-E label. Wearing the same T5 and T6 badges to note the relative levels of power under the hood, both engines are 2.0-liter four-cylinders, with the lesser being turbocharged and the greater being both supercharged and ...

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    Every US Volvo could get plug-in hybrid model
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    Whether we're talking XC90, S60 or V60, if Volvo sells it in the US, there is a decent chance that you will some day soon-ish be able to buy it with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. That's the message from Dean Shaw, VP Corporate Communications at Volvo Cars of North America, who spoke with AutoblogGreen during the New York Auto Show this week. Volvo's ...

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    New York: 2015 Volvo Inscription models get classy with an upgraded leather interior
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    If Volvo's recent spate of cool-looking concepts is any indication, the Swedish brand has some great new styling on the way. But it takes time for new vehicles to come to market. In the meantime, Volvo is livening up some of its interiors with an updated Inscription Package on the 2015 XC60 (pictured above) and S80 debuting at the 2014 New York Auto ...

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    Volvo S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid is the full package
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    At next week's Beijing Motor Show, Volvo is set to introduce a new member of its plug-in hybrid family. The company has had success with the world's first diesel PHEV, the V60 plug-in hybrid, but the new S60L is dubbed a PPHEV. The extra P stands for petrol. "This is our most technologically advanced powertrain ever" – Peter ...

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    Official: Volvo shows inflatable child seat concept [w/video]
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    Volvo is bringing its emphasis on safety and design to the littlest members of the family with its concept for an inflatable, rearward facing child safety seat. The design is meant to help traveling families by offering a lighter and less bulky alternative to traditional car seats. The design is quite ingenious. The seat is covered in drop-stitched ...

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    Video: Watch Volvo's V8 Supercar drivers play with the Polestar S60 in the Arctic
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    The Volvo S60 Polestar may not seem like a natural fit for the V8 Supercars series that runs throughout Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. After all, the all-wheel-drive production-spec car isn't even available with a V8. But the rear-wheel-drive racing version has acquitted itself well in the early races of the season, even scoring an overall win at a ...

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    Official: Volvo updates Inscription packages for 2015 XC60, S80
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    Volvo is improving the luxury offered by the XC60 and S80 with upgrades to both models' Inscription packages for 2015. It is also making all of its models (other than the soon-to-be-replaced XC90) available with its new Drive-E engine family and Sensus infotainment system. The Inscription package was previously available on both the XC60 and S80, but new ...

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    Report: Current Volvo XC90 to live on in China?
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    The current, long-serving Volvo XC90 might not be going away as soon as we thought – at least not in China. According to word from CarNewsChina, the crossover's production will be moved to Daqing, China, in December and from that point on, be built at Geely's factory. The only available engine will be a 2.5-liter turbocharged ...

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    Report: Volvo Concept Estate to spawn V90 luxury wagon, joining CUV and coupe
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    The Volvo Concept Estate garnered Autoblog's Editors' Choice award as our team's favorite reveal at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month for its sleek take on Scandinavian design, and now it looks like we might actually see the sleek wagon in production. Volvo is reportedly considering using the concept as the basis for a replacement for the V70 ...

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    How Volvo's new Drive-E Engines set the stage for plug-in-ification
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    It's not quite the equivalent of the all-encompassing full-vehicle efficiency program that is Mazda Skyactiv, but beginning with the 2015 S60 mid-size sedan, the V60 sport wagon and the XC60 crossover models, Swedish automaker Volvo's "Drive-E" efficiency-enhancing effort starts with an all-new modular family of engines and extends through a new ...

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    Report: Volvo already planning road-going V8 Supercar?
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    After decades of cat-and-mouse battle waged between Holden and Ford, Australia's V8 Supercars series has expanded considerably. Mercedes and Nissan both joined the grid last season, and Volvo has followed suit this year. So when 2014 championship kicked off earlier this month in Adelaide, everyone was watching to see who would come out on top. The answer ...

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    Report: Apple CarPlay drawing early safety concerns [w/video]
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    Apple's CarPlay infotainment system hasn't made it into a single vehicle yet, and it's already drawing criticism for distracting drivers among safety advocates. The new tech unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show pairs users' iPhones with the car's dashboard display to make calls, dictate messages and listen to music. Some automakers, like Volvo, also let ...

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    Geneva: Volvo Concept Estate hauls in great expectations [w/videos]
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    You're looking at the third leg of Volvo's award-winning concept trilogy, the Concept Estate. Despite its banal name, this sweeping longroof showcar has our attention like few other cars at the Geneva Motor Show. It's not just that we have a weakness for shooting brakes or Volvo's take on the genre in particular (we can see some P1800ES in this design). ...

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    Video: See Volvo's integration of Apple CarPlay in action
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    Apple unveiled its new CarPlay touchscreen infotainment system earlier today, and Volvo has just released a video showing the system in action. The Cupertino tech giant is expected to announce partnerships with Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz to license CarPlay, as well, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and will be working with even more manufacturers in the ...

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    Official: Apple announces CarPlay in-car iPhone interface
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    Apple, maker of tech items like the iPhone, iPad and Mac line of computers, is extending its reach into the automotive market, making a fairly big announcement ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. No, it hasn't bought Tesla (yet). Instead, Apple has announced CarPlay, an all-new means of controlling an iPhone through your car. Now, this doesn't strike us as ...

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    Official: Volvo unveils all-new user interface destined for next-gen XC90 [w/video]
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    Take a close look at the cabin of the Volvo Concept Estate shown above. One of the big features on the fancy, brown shooting brake is an all-new user interface called, well, it doesn't really have a name, at least not one Volvo is revealing. The refreshingly nameless system looks seriously impressive based on the short video that accompany's the system's ...

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    Official: Volvo Concept Estate gets official [w/video]
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    The final chapter of Volvo's concept car trilogy has arrived after a few teasers earlier this week, as well as some recently leaked images, and as we so astutely summarized previously, it's a brown shooting brake. Really, we couldn't think of a better type of vehicle to follow up the Concept Coupe from the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Concept XC Coupe from ...

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