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    Volvo S80
    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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    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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    Volvo S80
    Report: Volvo readying stretched next-gen S80 in lieu of 7 Series rival?
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    The debate about what direction to take perennially struggling Volvo has been raging for years. Should the Swedish marque go upscale and try to chase other European luxury brands, or should it stick to its safety-minded knitting? Should it adopt flashy new styling and a more overt performance bent, or keep it Scandinavian clean and responsible? Chinese ...

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    Official: Volvo prices revamped 2014 lineup
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    Volvo has made quite a few changes to its US lineup for the 2014 model year. The C30 hatchback and C70 convertible are gone; the S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 have all been reschnozzed; and in a few months, Volvo will bring its V60 wagon across the pond for Stateside consumption. Only the range-topping XC90 carries on unchanged, though a brand new version is ...

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    Volvo S80
    Geneva: Volvo brings a whole new 2014 showroom for Geneva's approval
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    Sometimes it takes smaller automakers a bit longer than the industry average to rotate and freshen their product lineups. Volvo has taken a big swing for the 2014 model year in that regard, and has brought along a full product portfolio of new cars. In the main, this means that the Swedish brand has fast-tracked facelifts for its already-attractive ...

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    Spy Shots: Volvo S80 nip/tuck spotted in China
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    An early look at the new face of the Volvo S80 has made its way to the web. The Chinese site Auto Sina spotted a revised version of the country's S80L out in public and in plain view. Not too long ago, Doug Speck, the global head of marketing and sales for Volvo, said designers were working on a mild facelift for the S60 and S80, and while it is possible ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #308
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    Motor Trend Car of the Year, 2013 Honda Civic, 2014 Ford Mustang, Global Ford Ranger wins award Episode #308 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the Tesla Model S being named Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2013 Honda Civic and the new hybrid systems and Micro Commuter concept also coming out of ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Volvo S80, XC70 recalled over faulty TPMS
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    Tire pressure monitoring systems are notoriously persnickety, but an issue found with the TMPS on the 2013 Volvo S80 and XC70 have been deemed worthy of a recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to a software glitch in possibly 300 of the Volvos (combined), the "TPMS Service Required" light will come on after 15 minutes of ...

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    Recalls: Volvo recalls 2011-2013 S80 sedans over transmission software
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    Volvo has announced the automaker is recalling certain 2011-2013 S80 models over faulty transmission software. The campaign covers a total of 1,469 vehicles, which may have a software error that could prevent the transmission from downshifting from fifth to fourth gear when it should. If that happens, the engine could stall, thereby increasing the chances ...

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    Recalls: Volvo recalls 2012 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models over wiring harness
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    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 the seat is moved. Such a separation could lead to the ...

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    Volvo S80
    Frankfurt: Volvo Concept You is a giant blue Wallace looking for Gromit [w/video]
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    Volvo's Concept You is long, low and wide, three of our favorite flavors when it comes to sedans. Especially of late, long-hooded four-doors with sweeping greenhouses have been hits on concept and production stages, and we're fans. The Autoblog team is somewhat split on the nose, though, as some feel the toothy grille stretched across its width makes it ...

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    Report: Volvo to gun for top-tier luxury brand status after all
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    Word has it that Volvo is once again aiming for top-tier status. Automotive News China is reporting that the Swedish automaker has outlined a slew of new goals that include hitting annual sales of around 800,000 units, becoming the best employer worldwide and doing battle with the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. If that's not ambitious enough for ...

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    Volvo adding stop-start tech to automatic trans-equipped vehicles
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    Volvo is methodically adding stop-start technology to its vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission over in Europe. The stop-start tech, which initially is only available on vehicles with the 2.0-liter D3 turbodiesel engine, cuts CO2 emission by approximately ten grams per kilometer and reduces fuel consumption by 0.4 liter per 100 ...

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    Recalls: 2007 Volvo S80 sedan recalled over steering concern
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    If you're one of the 8,406 people who bought a 2007 Volvo S80 between March of 2006 and May of 2007, be prepared to make a service appointment at your local dealership. S80 sedans manufactured during this time period are being recalled due to power steering reservoir return hoses that may have been incorrectly routed. According to the National Highway ...

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    Volvo S80
    Official: Volvo announces new S80 Executive and V70 R-Design
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    Hot on the heels of the upgraded S60 and XC60 R-Design models, Volvo has announced two new editions of its top-of-the-line sedan and station wagon. First up is the S80 Executive, which enhances the Swedish flagship's interior with such touches as ventilated, massaging leather seats, an analog clock, plush carpeting and leather on the door panels and ...

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    Volvo S80
    Volvo XC70 and S80 get refresh, tech upgrades for 2012
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    On the outside, the changes to the 2012 Volvo S80 and XC70 aren't immediately noticeable. The headlamps have been redesigned, the S80 gets LED turn signals in the side mirrors and each model gets a new exterior color choice. Underneath the skin, however, these two Volvos have received a handful of new tricks. Volvo's Sensus infotainment system, which ...

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    Volvo recalls various 2011 models over fuel cutoff calibration fears
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    Volvo and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration have announced that the Swedish automaker will recall some 6,046 vehicles from the 2011 model year due to a possible flaw in the engine control module. According to NHTSA, a fuel shut-off parameter in the software is too sensitive, and under certain conditions, the engine may stall. ...

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    Volvo S80
    2007-2010 Volvo S80 recalled for tire-pressure monitoring system
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    The ever-conscious safety fanatics at Volvo have realized it's unwittingly made a mistake on their 2007-2010 S80 sedans. It seems that the maximum permissible tire pressure information was printed incorrectly in the owner's manuals and on the sticker pasted to the vehicles' door jams. Worse, that same incorrect inflation data is hard-coded into the cars' ...

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    Volvo S80
    Volvo launches S80 and V70 DRIVe editions, bringing 119 g/km CO2 to saloon and estate levels
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    A little over two years ago, Volvo introduced four-cylinder engines to the V70 and S80 models. This year, with new clean diesel powerplants, the two models also get the company's DRIVe badging and now emit just under 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer – one gram under that level, to be exact. The 119 figure is available in either model, but which trim ...

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    Volvo S80
    Volvo introduces new direct injected, turbocharged 2.0-liter GTDi
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    Direct injection and turbocharging go together like peanut butter and jelly. Abbot and Costello. Brett Favre and protracted retirement negotiations. And it's easy to understand why, considering that very few of us seem willing to give up performance in the name of fuel efficiency and these two technologies combined squeeze both extra ponies and extra ...

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