2012 Volvo XC70 Brochure

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Take a look back seven years ago to what Volvo was adding to the features of the XC70 in the 2012 XC70 sales brochure (English). The list of features available to buyers goes on and on and on, packed with marketing-speak, trademark symbols, acronyms and asterisks. Here’s a list of features and optional equipment I […]

Tow for Life is Free Towing – For ALL Volvo Cars

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Today Volvo introduced Tow for Life, a free program for all Volvos. Yes, even that barely-running old 1985 Volvo 240 down the block you’re thinking about… No matter how old or new, how well- or poorly-maintained the Volvo, it qualifies for free towing. Wow! The Catch Of course there’s a catch. In life, there are […]

Volvo Car USA Launches Post-Accident Guidance Service

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Interesting news out of Volvo today. Check out the parts on after the collision… ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 14, 2019) Volvo Car drivers will now have help at their fingertips in the minutes following an accident, via their smartphones. Volvo Car Accident Advisor is the first mobile, post-accident experience that serves up emergency services and checklists, guided […]

April Sales Report – Up Slightly Year Over Year

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 1, 2019) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,367 vehicles for the month of April, an increase of 0.4 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date, VCUSA has sold 30,425 vehicles, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year. April 2019 was the best April sales […]

When the C30 & S60 Went Racing

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Dax Raub stands among the two dozen or so cars in his shop, pointing out an outrageous race Subaru STi over here, and an outrageous late-model custom street Camaro over there. Above it all, literally, is a  racing Volvo C30 on a lift, outrageous in a somehow quieter way, despite its past fame as a […]

It’s Just a Concept – The Volvo 360c

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Well, here it is, the Volvo 360c. It’s not going into production and you won’t be able to buy one.  It’s Volvo’s template for how we’ll get around in a couple decades, that’s all. Unfortunately. This will be remembered as an awkward first impression of what will be the standard in 2040 or so, like […]

Volvo’s First EV Said to go 250 Miles (!), Cost Sub-$40k

According to Automotive News, Volvo’s first EV will have a 250-mile range. If you follow the auto industry, and electric vehicle (EV) segment specifically, you know this is absurdly generous range, especially for a first EV model from a company. Volvo Car USA CEO Lex Kerssemakers told the publication that for the US market, 250 […]

What is this new SPA Platform?

Volvo’s new SPA platform is the new foundation of all the new Volvo full-size models. SPA = Scalable Product Architecture It follows the P3 platform in the late 2000s, which followed the P2 platform in the late 1990s, which followed the P80 platform in the early 1990s. The SPA platform is used for the entire […]

I’d Pass on This Used Volvo

2005 Volvo I do not have the title – $3000 (Denver)  condition: fair drive: 4wd fuel: gas odometer: 130000 title status: missing transmission: automatic Hello I’m trying to sell my crappie Volvo I don’t have the title because I took a car title loan out on it and they have disappeared I’ve been unable to […]

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 […]

A Discussion on Volvo Safety 1980s-Today

Unless you’re new to Earth, you probably know that Volvo is known for safety. Volvo built its reputation on safety. They’re safe cars. It’s a household phrase: Volvo safety. But are the older Volvos still safe, compared to today’s safety standards? [Read about Volvo’s safety innovations over the years, like SIPS and 3-point seatbelts.] It’s […]