Polestar 2 Coming in 2019 to Battle Tesla’s Model 3

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“[350-mile range] will represent the lower ‘bookend’ of our showroom range and, for now, it should give us as much access to the volume end of the EV market as we need.” — Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman. Speaking to Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (great name!) last week, Polestar Chief Operating Officer and Volvo veteran […]

20 Years of Polestar’s History with Volvo

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A look back at Polestar’s 20 year history With Polestar announcing their very first production vehicle – an incredible 600HP hybrid coupe – in 2017, we got to wondering. How did this once-time Volvo racing team end up as a high performance manufacturer under their own brand? Is there Polestar history? Oh yes, there is […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder: Part 2

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Don’t miss History of the Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine, Part 1. The inline 5 (I5) cylinder engine has come to be a symbol of Volvo’s recent past. But did you know that manufacturers started whipping up first iterations of this quirky engine as early as the 1930s? While in the US we gave up on the […]

Polestar 1 Debuts! 600hp Hybrid, Carbon Fiber Body, GT 2+2

Straight from Volvo today. EXCITING NEWS. Polestar 1 Polestar also unveiled the 600hp Polestar 1, the company’s first car, which is set to roll off the production line in mid-2019. Polestar’s technology and product offering benefits from synergies and economies of scale enabled by the Volvo Car Group, helping Polestar to accelerate design, development and […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder

Volvo’s history is intrinsically intertwined with the 5-cylinder engine. More than any other auto maker (besides maybe Audi), Volvo’s name has become almost synonymous with this rather idiosyncratic engine over the last 30 years. At the time, it was a perfect compromise between the 6-cylinder’s power and the 4-cylinders size and efficiency. Of course, time […]

Transmission/Drive-E Problem on New S60 Models?

It looks like there may be a transmission or transmission programming problem with Volvo S60 models with the Drve-E engine. Here’s a post on Volvo’s own support forum about the problem. MVS member odonnebj has a Drve-E problem in his 2015.5 S60 that may be related. He includes sound files in his post, but it’s hard to get […]