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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...

260kW Volvo S80 Concept

This striking quick silver beast is a special edition model based on the performance Volvo S80 created by aftermarket tuning house Heico Sportiv for the SEMA auto show in the city of sin - Las Vegas. It wasn't long ago that Volvo was associated with cardigans and a weak cup of tea, but now the brand proudly shows off its latest creation amongst the 'bling' of the SEMA auto show...

Volvo ReCharge Concept

Volvo has enjoyed a phenomenal period of success in the last few years, with a glowing showroom of stylish and spirited cars, the brand is slowly changing its image from "another bloody Volvo" to "oh, that's a nice Volvo". Part of this process is fuelled by Volvo's quest to develop the next generation Hybrid system...

Volvo Cars Develops Alcoguard

With a third of accidents in Europe being alcohol related, it was obvious to Volvo an integrated system had to be developed to prevent those under the influence from driving. Available as an option on the Volvo S80, V70 and XC70 from the start of 2008 followed by the S40, V50, C30 and C70 by July, Alcoguard will help driver's in making the right decision when it comes to mixing alcohol with driving...

Volvo's New Driver Alert System

Studies show that up to 90% of all motor vehicle accidents occur as a result of the driver being distracted. In response, Volvo Cars has introduced Driver Alert Control - with a technology solution that is a world-first in passenger cars. The first innovation is Driver Alert Control (DAC) which is a system that monitors the car's movements and assesses whether the vehicle is being driven in a controlled or uncontrolled way...

Volvo C30 Redefines 'Efficiency'

In parallel with their focus on biofuels and hybrid technology, Volvo has created a unique version of the C30 called simply 'Efficiency' which achieves a claimed fuel consumption below 4.5L/100 km, and CO2 emission below 120g/km. To achieve these astonishing results, Volvo has made many small changes to the standard C30 which all adds up to a big difference in fuel consumption...