The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new recall of 2011, 2012 and 2013 model year Volvo S80 sedans over a concern that the transmission may not properly downshift – increasing the likelihood of an accident should the Swedish sedan stall in traffic.
The SARTRE project has now begun testing on public roads in Spain as Volvo and its allies take connected vehicles on the highway in a first-ever public road demonstration of the potential of road trains. Check out the video.
People's Republic of China's Prime Minister, Wen Jiabo, visited Chinese-owned Volvo today highlighting just how global the automotive market has become and how seriously China takes manufacturing of cars for the international marketplace
On April 14th, 1927 the very first mass-produced Volvo vehicle rolled off the production line at the Lundby factory in Göteborg. Now, 85 years later, the company is celebrating this special occasion by driving the same car out of the factory.
This morning, the April 2012 car pack for Forza Motorsport 4 hit the Xbox Live marketplace – bringing 10 new cars to the incredible driving simulator that offer a great spread of European luxury performance road and street cars both new and old, old school and new school Japanese performance coupes, a 50s era American convertible and even a high performance Swedish station wagon.
Some news statistics pertaining to new car sales from the 2011 year have been unveiled with the Volvo S40 sedan being found to be the most popular vehicle among female buyers and while “chick car” is a negative perception to some – being among the bestselling cars for female buyers is a goal of many automakers in the US.
With 16 liters of engine and 149 kilowatts of motor putting out a total of 2,000 horsepower, the Mean Green has already made a huge skid line on the heavy truck drag racing field. Now Boije Overbrink, its driver, wants to shatter the record.. again.
Less than a week ago it was rumored that New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin was being pursued by Volvo to help with a new marketing campaign in China and today it became official, as Volvo announced a new global endorsement partnership that will focus primarily on the US and China – the two regions where the American-born point guard of Chinese descent is best known.
Reports from around the world are suggesting that Volvo – the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker – is in talks with NBA overnight sensation Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks with the hopes of signing Lin to an overseas endorsement deal focusing specifically on the Chinese auto industry.
At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo showcased it's Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept. It seems to be a well rounded vehicle as far as we can tell. However the real question remains, when will Volvo bring the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept to the US market?
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) has just announced the 2012 C70 Inscription package, on sale only during the first quarter of next year, will retail for $3,900. The C70 Inscription is an upgraded version of Volvo's C70 retractable hardtop with added power and torque, plus unique interior and exterior details.