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Volvo XC60 to feature at Sydney Motor Show

Volvo's latest SUV, the mid-sized luxury XC60 has been announced as one of the features at this year's 2008 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney starting on October 9. Part of the excitement is to do with the car's City Safety collision avoidance system, which the Swedish company has promised to demonstrate live in Hall 1 of the motor show throughout the 11-day event...

Volvo C30 Green race debut

Volvo C30 Green race car World Touring Car Championship race debut “Qualifying tenth fastest out of twenty-six cars and racing towards the front of the pack, Volvo’s only entry was rammed from behind by the Bloody SEAT driver, Rickard Rydell” - Anthony Crawford Scoring seventh fastest in testing at Brands Hatch last weekend, the brand new Volvo C30 Green racer was looking to match it with the world’s best touring car entries before being hit from behind by the outqualified veteran, Rydell...

Volvo C30 Green Racer

“How would you like to be a competitor in the WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) at Brands Hatch this year and get flogged by a Volvo C30” - Anthony Crawford That’s precisely what will happen on the 26th and 27th of July this year when the little Volvo goes racing in the UK. Not only that, it will do so, running on the green fuel E85...

China's Chery to acquire Volvo?

Chinese car maker Chery automotive is rumoured to be in talks with Ford and private equity firms about financial backing to acquire Swedish-based Volvo from Ford Motor Co. a Chinese business magazine reported yesterday. The article states that Chery is still in the early stages and has not asked for permission from the government of Anhui, the company's home province, a legal requirement for such an acquisition to take place...

Volvo up for sale?

Sources inside Ford have told Reuters that the blue oval has had initial exploratory talks with Renault to sell Volvo. The news comes amid previous claims from Ford that it has no intentions of off-loading its Swedish brand. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on which side of the coin you look at) Volvo fans can rest easy, as initial talks have broken down due to price differences...

Ford to sell Volvo?

Recent investments in Ford Motor Co. by Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp has worried Volvo fans as the investment group pushes Ford to unload the Swedish marquee. While Ford stocks have hit records highs, Kerkorian representative Jerry York told Automotive News that the best move for the company is to "unload Volvo and Mercury"...

Volvo to develop plug-in hybrid cars

When we saw the Volvo C30 ReCharge Concept last year, we wondered why Volvo wasn't building it straight away. Not only was it based on the gorgeous C30 design, but it was also extremely fuel efficient. Unfortunately the ReCharge was a one-off concept, not exactly ready for mass production, well, not yet anyway...

2008 Volvo V70 T6 first steer

2008 Volvo V70 T6 First Steer & Review Model tested: Volvo V70 T6 Recommended Retail Price: $67,950 Options fitted: Radar cruise control ($3,950); Speed sensitive power steering ($750); sunglass holder ($100); Volvo navigation system ($3,950); sunroof ($2,150)...

Ford to keep Volvo

Volvo employees must be feeling a little confused because Ford's plans to sell its Swedish manufacturer have taken yet another turn: the blue oval now intends to keep Volvo. Ford released its third-quarter earnings report today, noting a strategic plan for Volvo's road to financial recovery...

Volvo at SEMA

Volvo is determined to improve its image worldwide. The company is well aware that in order to survive the next 50 years, the "Volvo-driving soccer mum" image needs to be replaced quickly, with something like this: In the last 5 years the Swedish manufacturer has produced one excellent model after another, yet many buyers are still having a hard time seeing Volvo as a youth-orientated sports brand...

2008 Volvo S40 & V50 Update

Volvo Cars today released details of the updated 2008 S40 and V50 range. The main difference being more differentiation between the S40 sedan and V50 wagon. Taking a few pointers from the S80 sedan, the S40 has been enhanced with a new colour-coordinated soft nose which in addition to a new grille and a larger Volvo badge gives the car a more aggressive and lower stance...