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Review and Test Drive: 2017 Volvo S60

Review and Test Drive:  2017 Volvo S60

Having most recently driven a Volvo in the heat of a desert, it was refreshing to drive the 2017 Volvo S60 in a climate that it was certainly more familiar with, namely winter in New York. While the S60 is one of Volvo’s oldest models, it has aged well and …

Report from the 87th Geneva International Motor Show

Report from the 87th Geneva International Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto) kicks off the automobile year 2017 in Europe as the first important international auto event for car manufacturers. The show opened to the media at the beginning of the week although the big news – the sale of General Motors’ Opel …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Volvo XC60

Review and Test Drive:  2017 Volvo XC60

Now that Volvo has brought the full range of the 90 Series to the market it has turned its attention to the 60 Series, which will be at Volvo dealerships soon. To better appreciate what is to come, we undertook a last hurrah with the current generation XC60, which was …

Volvo to Incorporate Skype into New 90 Series Cars

Volvo to Incorporate Skype into New 90 Series Cars

Volvo announced that it plans to introduce Skype for Business to its new 90 Series vehicles.
Drivers will be able to view upcoming meetings and participant details from the car’s information display. They will then be able to easily join meetings through the system as well.
The Swedish automaker said it is …

Road Test and Review: 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription

Road Test and Review: 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription

Of all the places I had imagined I’d drive a Volvo – Alaska, Gothenburg, even New England in the snow – I never thought of the car as a desert warrior. But there I was in Palm Springs, California, in a Seashell Metallic S60 Inscription T5 and the temperature had …

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD R-Design – Review and Road Test

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD R-Design – Review and Road Test

Ever since I saw the new Volvo XC90, in particular the sporty R-Design model, I knew I wanted one. I’m not an SUV or crossover person, although I have a fondness for station wagons, but this was different and had my attention. The previous generation XC had been around since …

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers representing almost the entirety of the U.S. market joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in announcing plans to install automatic emergency braking on almost all new cars sold in the United States by 2022.
The list of automakers, which is a who’s who …

Volvo Unveils New D3 Diesel Engine for V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, and S80 Models

Volvo Unveils New D3 Diesel Engine for V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, and S80 Models

Starting with 2013 model year production, Volvo will be introducing a new diesel engine in the V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, and S80 models. 
The new D3 engine is a five-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo diesel that develops 136 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque.  In the V40, the D3 engine develops 150 …

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

It’s common knowledge that the market share for diesel is in the low single digits in the U.S.  Currently, only four manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen currently offer diesel-powered automobiles although there will be several automakers joining the diesel fold, including Jeep, Mazda, and Porsche, in the coming 18 …

Mercedes-Benz European Delivery – The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Sedan

Mercedes-Benz European Delivery – The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Sedan

Out of the five automakers that offer European Delivery programs in the United States – Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo – only two, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, currently offer diesels via their program.
Mercedes-Benz offers customers residing in the United States the opportunity to purchase a new Mercedes E-Class or S-Class …

The Return of Diesel in America

The Return of Diesel in America

From 1960 through 2002, over 20 car makers ranging from Audi to Volvo offered over 80 diesel-powered passenger cars in the U.S. Indeed, 1981 marked a watershed year for diesel car sales with 520,788 sold. 60% of those came from General Motors and included the company’s biggest …