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The Next Generation Of Volvos Starts Here

The 2016 XC90 marks the first product in a total revamp for Volvo. If everything to follow is this good, keep an eye on the Swedes.

First Drive

Take A Walk On The Mild Side

The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a soft-roader that offers light capability when the going gets tough, wrapped in swaths of luxury and style. We take one for a spin on the paved and dirt roads of northern California to see what's what.

Deep Dive

Everything You Need To Know About The XC90 And The Future Of Volvo

The new XC90 isn't just about the new XC90 – it's as much about the new generation of Volvos that will result.

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Hyper-Rare Swedes Get It Just Right By Being Just Enough

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, first creating the C30 Polestar Performance Concept, a showcar that led to the C30 Polestar Limited Edition.

Quick Spin

New Engine Makes S60 Quietly Competitive With German Rivals

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 turbocharged.

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Can Be Great Deals for Many Buyers

According to IntelliChoice, a provider of automotive cost and value analysis, Volvo and Hyundai have the best certified pre-owned programs in the auto industry.

Quick Spin

The Volvo S60 T5 with all-wheel drive struck us as a whole 'lotta Euro sedan for the money the first time we tried out this new-for-2013 powertrain combination. There are several fans of the offbeat and Swedish on the Autoblog team, me among them, and this $38,170-as-tested (including $895 destination) S60 has a fjord-load of style and comfort that you'll pay a lot more for in some other Euro-brand showroom.

First Drive

Volvo's Best Seller Adds Four-Wheel Grip To Its Base Model

Review

Will Pumping Up With Polestar Make People Notice?

First Drive

Forbidden Fruit For What Ails The Swedes in North America

First Drive

Swedish Model Goes To The Polestar Gym, Comes Back Stronger

How Volvo Got Its Groove Back

Tall-Riding Swede Blends Sexy and Safe

Not The Naughtiest of Volvos, But Definitely Up To Something

For any self-respecting driver that has a car with a manual transmission, there are two things that cast shame; stalling and grinding. It doesn't matter if you're the only one in the car or if there are no other motorists on the road, the embarrassment associated with these gaffes is omnipresent. To save myself from shame and for fear of wrecking my transmission, I hadn't tried clutchless shifting (also called powershifting) until very recently, after I saw it done on YouTube. I knew this was so

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