Volvo announces pricing for the XC 60
By Yoann Besnard on 5 June 2008 | (2) Comments | Permalink
Volvo has announced pricing for the long-awaited new XC 60 SUV set to compete with the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLK outside the UK.
Volvo announces the Powershift gearbox for the C30, S40 & V50
By Yoann Besnard on 15 May 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
The in-house dual clutch gearbox will be available on the smaller Volvo models form now on.
New Flexifuel engine for Volvo V70 and S80
By Yoann Besnard on 14 May 2008 | (1) Comments | Permalink
Volvo offers a new Flexifuel engine on the V70 and S80.
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Volvo unveils the V70 R Design
By Yoann Besnard on 12 May 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
M Pack for BMW, s Line for Audi... Premium carmakers feature visual sporty kits, less expensive than developing a real sporty version, while the model still keeps its appealing to the customers. Last year, Volvo launched the R line which is an attempt to revive the famous R moniker. The V70 becomes the fifth Volvo model to be offered with the R-Design pack.
Volvo recalls 65,000 V70 & XC70 Cars in Europe
By Yoann Besnard on 29 April 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Volvo recalls 65,000 V70 and XC70 models due to a faulty software that delays the triggering of the side airbags.
Learn Volvo's history in 9 Minutes
By Yoann Besnard on 7 April 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
If you know little about the Swedish carmaker’s history, take the opportunity to update your car expertise thanks to this video.
Geneva: Volvo XC60
By Yoann Besnard on 7 March 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Volvo has taken the wraps off its new crossover XC 60 set to compete with the BMW X3, the new Mercedes GLK and the upcoming Audi A5.
Volvo built 15 million cars
By Yoann Besnard on 20 February 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Nearly 81 years after its first car, the OV4, rolled off the production line, the Swedish carmaker built today its 15 millionth vehicle, a Volvo C70.
More images of the Volvo XC60 and engine range details
By Yoann Besnard on 19 February 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
New pictures of the XC60 have leaked on the Internet and more details about the engine have also emerged.
Leaked pictures of the new XC60
By Yoann Besnard on 18 February 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Volvo planned to unveil the first official pictures of the new XC60 on wednesday, but once again an image gallery of all-new Swedish compact crossover was leaked into the Internet yesterday.
Volvo to release pictures of the XC60 on the 20th
By Yoann Besnard on 11 February 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
After Mercedes which unveiled the GLK at Detroit, Volvo will show its BMW X3 contender, the new XC60, at The Geneva Motor Show. Fortuantely, the Swedish car maker will release the first pictures ahead of the show.
Volvo to recall 82,000 S40 and V50
By Yoann Besnard on 4 February 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Volvo has announced it will recall 82,000 vehicles due to a rust problem that might lead the vehicle’s engine to stall. The recall only concerns the five-cylinder petrol powered models that were built between 2005 and 2006.
Volvo to reshuffle its range by 2010
By Yoann Besnard on 24 December 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
The current Volvo range is a mess but it's hard to blame the company as it tries to satisfy its two biggest markets without having the money to build a range similar to German carmaker's. The Swedish has decided to take the bull by the horns and plans a reshuffle by 2010.
Volvo didn't cancel the next-generation XC90
By Yoann Besnard on 19 December 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Volvo has responded to Auto Motor and Sport Sweden about the cancellation of the next-generation XC90. The Swedish SUV will have a successor in 2012.
Next-generation XC90 cancelled?
By Yoann Besnard on 18 December 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
It is not recommended to be a gas guzzler at this moment. The XC90 might become a new victim of global warming as it is rumoured that Volvo cancelled the next-generation.
Volvo C30 five-door confirmed
By Yoann Besnard on 4 December 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
If the five-door C30 was rumoured several times, it has never been confirmed by Volvo until World Car Fans editor harassed a PR person from the Swedish carmaker.
Volvo to recall 42,000 XC90
By Yoann Besnard on 3 August 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Volvo is recalling 42,000 XC90 SUV sold in 2005 due to a suspect battery switch. The recall will only concern the U.S. as only American XC90 are equipped with the battery switch. The faulty switch may create a short circuit.
Volvo C70 gets new four-cylinder turbodiesel engine
By Yoann Besnard on 19 July 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Until now, the Volvo C70 was available with a choice of three engines: a five-cylinder 2.4 litre petrol engine producing 168 bhp/170 hp, a five-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit producing 217 bhp/220 hp and five-cylinder turbocharged 2.4 litre diesel engine producing 177 bhp/180 hp. Today Volvo announces the c70 2.0D, which will have an entry-level engine: the four-cylinder turbodiesel that is shared between with the PSA and Ford groups.
Erst XC 90
By Yoann Besnard on 9 July 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
A tuner specialised in German cars is rather common but a tuner specialised in Volvo cars is a bit surprising. If the tuner is also Japanese, the surprise is complete. However, the Japanese tuner Erst has recently revealed its discrete body kit for the XC90.
By Yoann Besnard on 4 July 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
It was reported here two weeks ago. Now it is official. Volvo is launching a new sport package that will be available on the C30, S40 and V50. With this package, Volvo allows the customer to tailor his car to his personal taste ... Under the condition that his tastes are available in the package.
Volvo R reincarnates into R-Design
By Yoann Besnard on 20 June 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Volvo announced the end of the “R” performance lineup in last April due to poor sales. Only 1098 S60R and 538 V70R were sold last year. Nevertheless Volvo also confirmed that sporty models would still be available but without the R label. It sounds that the R would reincarnate into an optional kit called R-Design.
R-Class competitor from Volvo?
By Yoann Besnard on 9 May 2007 | (0) Comments | Permalink
According to the Swedish car magazine Auto Motor Und Sport, Volvo is rumored to be working on a new luxury model positioned above the XC90 and S80 and possibly labelled the XC100. Expected to be a luxury
wagon, it would compete with the Mercedes R-Class on the American and Asian markets.
Volvo S60: an illusion of change
By Yoann Besnard on 3 May 2006 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Have this ever happened to you? You’re going to a club, are ready to strut your stuff on the dance floor. You take a seat and are chatting with your friends when the ladies of the group want to go and powder their noses. You acquiesce and carry on discussing until their return makes you totally confused. Despite your expert eye, you perceive no changes and you still ask yourself the point of this female ritual.
What is the link with the refreshed Volvo S60? Well, the time required by girls for a discussion in front of the mirror is equivalent to the time taken by Volvo to refresh the Volvo S60 – and in both cases changes are impossible to discern.