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    Volvo responds: Next-gen XC90 not dead
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    Yesterday, the word from Auto Motor and Sport Sweden was that the next Volvo XC90 was stillborn due to a lack of hybrid drive trains and other fuel-saving technologies. Not so, according to Volvo, who responded to the pub's article by saying that a facelifted XC90 is in the works and that the XC90 replacement has not been cancelled.How Volvo plans to get ...

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    REPORT: Volvo XC90 replacement cancelled
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    If you're on the list of OEM component suppliers for the planned replacement of the Volvo XC90 sport-ute, don't read this article, because you haven't been informed yet. For everyone else, however, reports are emerging that Ford PAG has pulled the plug on the Swedish subsidiary's flagship SUV. The reports come from the Swedish edition of Auto Motor ...

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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 much larger than the S40. The C30's going to serve as the ...

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    Volvo recalling 42,000 XC90s
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    Volvo has revealed that it's recalling 42,000 XC90 SUVs to inspect a suspect battery switch. Only North American vehicles had this switch, which apparently creates the risk of short circuits if the jack handle comes into contact with it. Volvo seems particularly concerned that this could happen on vehicles that were serviced by technicians in such a way ...

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    Volvo's Hunt is too hard for finalists
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    Back in the day, we imagine that a failed quest to find lost treasure would result in scrubbing the deck or walking the plank, but in the 21st century, you merely get a do-over. Those clever Swedes were too much for the 21 finalists for Volvo's hunt for the lost $50,000 and the key to a new XC90, as the treasure was left undiscovered after the 24-hour ...

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    Second Volvo Treasure Hunt set to start May 4th
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    We're fairly certain that the success of Volvo's first Treasure Hunt game, which was tied to the release of Disney's second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, took the swedish automaker by surprise. It certainly surprised us, as our initial post on the promotion racked up a record number of comments. Autoblog readers used the post as a common room to share ...

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    Volvo embarking on new treasure hunt adventure
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    map from last year's treasure huntJust like it did last year, Volvo appears to be launching another treasure hunt wherein one lucky buccaneer will escape with the ultimate automotive treasure - a new car! The online clue board is located here, and with a new installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise set to debut May 25th, the Disney website is a ...

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    Volvo thinks it needs more crossovers and wagons
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    And as a new father in need of a larger vehicle, I agree. Volvo has long been known for their safe, sensible wagons and last year almost half its total sales came from this class of vehicles.Volvo Car Corp. COO Steven Armstrong tells Autoweek that his company sees plenty of wagon and crossover-type market gaps that need filling. Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo Car ...

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    Fast? Ja. Stylish? Ja. - Heico Sportiv to unveil 5 Volvo models at Essen
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    Heico Sportiv has unveiled their latest Volvo upgrades just prior to the Essen Motorshow with nary a chrome rim in sight. Heico covers the entire Volvo range, from C30 to a butching-up of the XC90 ute and finishing at the top of the range with a beautifully executed toning of the C70s lines. They've deftly modified the C30, creating the Heico HS3 D5 with a ...

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    Heico hops up the new 2007 Volvo XC90
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    Ah, the trials of being a tuner, especially one that creates its own line of body enhancements. When Volvo gave the XC90 a face-lift for 2007, Heico Sportiv had to respond to the updated Swedish SUV with a new kit in which to wrap it. The biggest improvement is the use of a material called PU-RIM plastic. This material is touted as 'brakeproof', which ...

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    Volvo's XC50 mini-ute still in the making
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    Volvo's new rival for the BMW X3 is apparently getting close to production. The new Volvo XC50 should reach dealers around the same time as another new Euro rival, the Audi Q5. Looks like there are going to be a lot of good competitors in the premium mini-ute segment. The XC50 will most likely be built on the C1 chassis underpinning the Euro Focus, Mazda3, ...

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    Volvo announces pricing for XC90 Sport
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    Volvo has announced the retail price of its new XC90 Sport (which made its debut back in July), and the cover charge you'll have to pay the doorman is $49,300 ($49,995 when you factor in the destination charges). That's a lot of cabbage -- $2,875 more than the standard XC90 V8 AWD's starting price -- so what do you get?Well, the 311-hp Yamaha V8 is there to ...

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    R.I.P.: Lincoln V8
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    Amidst a series of recent shake-ups in Ford's production, a new casualty has fallen prey to the "way forward." The Yamaha derived 4.8-liter V8, currently found in the Volvo XC90, sought a new home within the Lincoln MKS in 2008. That possibility has been squashed, mainly due to the low volume of vehicles that would suit the engine.In doing so, Ford is ...

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    Volvo names treasure hunt finalists
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    Aar, maties! You can put yer pencils down, Volvo has named the finalists in the hunt for its buried "Pirates of the Caribbean"-themed XC90. The seven piratical finalists include four from the U.S. and one each from the U.K., Japan, Spain and Austria.The four-week puzzle contest will wrap up in dramatic fashion August 6, when the finalists will be flown to ...

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    London debut for Volvo's XC90 Sport SE
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    According to Volvo, customers have been clamoring for a more dynamic take on their XC90 SUV. The automaker has complied.Next week at London's British Motor Show, the public gets its first look at the Volvo XC90 SE Sport, a new take on the Swedish marque's SUV that applies suspension and appearance mods to give it a more dynamic attitude on-road. The ...

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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 dealerships will be established in the country later this year. Volvo ...

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    Volvo hands XC90 keys over to His Holiness
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    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was forced to give up his rather secular ride, a 1999 Volkswagen Golf, when he became Pope Benedict XVI. Feeling bad for the old guy, Volvo handed over a set of Volvo XC90 keys to His Holiness yesterday. The SUV is dark blue with a light-colored interior, which doesn't really matter much since the Pope only goes mobile in the ...

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    The XC90 Hunt continues, Autobloggers form an alliance and Volvo speaks!
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    We're 10 days into Volvo's promotion of Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest -- do you know where in the world the Volvo XC90 V8 is buried? If not, check out the growing list of comments on our first post about the promotion. Fellow Autobloggers who are embroiled in the hunt have banded together to help each other out with tips and advice to get ...

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    Volvo XC90 Executive ups the luxury ante in Europe
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    The 2007 Volvo XC90 received a number of enhancements for the 2007 MY, including an ever-so-slight refreshening and a new six-cylinder inline engine. Volvo is introducing a range-topping Executive model that adds chrome and silver trim on the exterior along with large 19-inch wheels, contrasting color stitching and edging in the interior with walnut panel ...

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    New York Auto Show: Volvo launches 2007 XC90
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    As we mentioned in our preview post earlier this month, it's a bit of a stretch to say that Volvo's mildly freshened 2007 XC90 merits a new model launch, but Volvo has made a number of noteworthy refinements to its successful SUV.At the top of the list of new features is Volvo's new 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine, which replaces the old turbo ...

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