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Polestar introduces line of Volvo performance parts

Wish your S60, V60, or XC60 had a sportier edge? Volvo is here to help with the new Polestar Performance Parts line.

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2017 Volvo V40 hatches a fresher take on the small wagon

Even at the pace at which it's moving, it'll still take a while for Volvo to replace the V40. So in the meantime, it's given it a bit of a facelift and introduced it at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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Volvo drops more Thor Hammer on the V40

Volvo refreshes the V40. It's still so wagony and Swedishy.

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Your next car could have airbags on the outside

Volvo's V40 looks to be just the first of many to deploy airbags on the outside of the vehicle in order to protect occupants and pedestrians alike.

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Volvo details new Compact Modular Architecture platform [w/video]

Volvo gets into the details about its Compact Modular Architecture that will allow the Swedish brand to add some smaller entries to its lineup.

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Volvo XC40 compact CUV could arrive in 2018, followed by new V40

Volvo reportedly intends to launch the XC40 compact crossover in 2018 on a new modular, compact platform. A new V40 and V40 Cross Country would use the same underpinnings when they launch the next year.

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Next-gen Volvo V40 and S60L confirmed for US

Volvo senior vice president Alan Visser tells De Telegraaf that the next-generation V40 is being designed with the US in mind. It should hit the market in 2017.

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Volvo V40 gets Carbon treatment

Volvo and Polestar have teamed up once again to produce the more performance-oriented V40 Carbon edition, boasting a number of enhancements but only available in select markets, of which ours is sadly not one.

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Volvo V40 Cross Country gets the all-wheel drive it deserves

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 key enhancements – not the least of which is the long-awaited addition of all-wheel drive.

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Volvo aligning model range into three families

Product Plan Includes Cross Country Models, But No Coupes

Things have been slow in Gothenburg the past few years, but they're picking up speed. The only new model Volvo has released in the past four years since it was taken over by Geely – that being the V40 introduced in 2012 – started its development when the company was still under Ford's umbrella. But now the Swedish automaker is preparing to launch a volley of new models, and the new XC90 is only the starting point.

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Heico jacks up Volvo V40 Cross Country to create XC40

Because life isn't fair, we don't get the stylish wagon known as the Volvo V40 in the United States. That means we don't get its soft-roading cousin, the V40 Cross Country. So, naturally, if Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv ever produces this ruggedized, XC-styled V40 Cross Country, it most certainly wouldn't cross the pond, either.

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Volvo V40 D4 with Drive-E engine can be more efficient than a Toyota Prius

The just-introduced Drive-E family of engines from Volvo has found a classy new home. The upcoming Volvo V40 D4 will come with the new powerplants that the Swedish automaker says will be the, "most powerful, lowest emission engine in its segment." How low? When fitted with a manual trasmission, it'll be just 85 grams of CO2 per kilometer, the equivalent of 3.3 liters per 100 km, or 71 miles per gallon with the 190-horsepower turbo diesel engine. Sure, that's using the lenient European efficiency

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Volvo V70 and XC70 and Ocean Race special editions wash ashore ahead of Geneva

Volvo will unveil the third in its series of new concepts to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it will also bring a flotilla of special editions to the Swiss show. The V70 and XC70 are getting limited-edition models called simply Edition, and the V40, V40 Cross Country, V60 and XC60 will have Volvo Ocean Race Editions.

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US could get Chinese Volvos soon, possibly Geely joint-venture subcompact?

After a little more than three years since Volvo was acquired by China's Geely, it was only a matter of time before products from this marriage started to show up in the US. Although nothing seems to be written in stone, Automotive News is reporting that the US could be getting Chinese-made Volvos sooner rather than later.

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Volvo's pedestrian airbags may already be on their way out

As proof of just how quickly automotive technology can advance, just check out the Volvo V40. Developed with an external airbag aimed at better protecting pedestrians in the event of a collision, this innovative safety device could be phased out soon in place of more advanced active safety technologies like pedestrian detection and auto braking.

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Volvo dealers pushing for V40 in America [w/poll]

Not too long ago, Volvo effectively replaced three models with one. Those were the C30, S40 and V50, and their replacement came in the form of the V40. While its predecessors were available (at some point, anyway) in North America, the V40 isn't. And that's something that Volvo's players in the US would like to change.

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Volvo won't go after S-Class, 7 Series market

Volvo vice president of powertrain engineering, Derek Crabb, recently said that the Swedish automaker is developing smaller and smarter powertrain options that will "turn V8s into dinosaurs" – a statement that could have been our first indication that Volvo is no longer looking to create a luxury flagship sedan to take on German land yachts like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. Now Automotive News seems to be backing this up after speaking with CEO Hakan Samuelsson, who

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