Detroit Auto Show: Volvo R-Design XC90 Adds Sporty Style Without Burden…

Do you drive a Volvo C30, S40, V50 or XC90 and are worried your neighbors don't quite understand you purchased an S40 to show off your commitment to seat-of-your-pants performance? Volvo has the answer in the form of the R-Design line. Vehicles modified with the package get sportier wheels, satin matte-finish grilles,… » 1/15/08 9:45am 1/15/08 9:45am

Motive Mag Ponders Future Of The Volvo S60, S40

According to the boys at Motive, rumors of the demise of the Volvo S60 may be premature, especially when you consider it's the top-selling sedan from the Swedish automaker. Of course you've got to keep in mind Volvo's run by Ford (for the moment anyway), the same company that killed their own top-selling sedan, the… » 10/01/07 10:00am 10/01/07 10:00am

R Gang: Volvo Announces New Upgrade Package

Looks like if you want serious Swedish muscle, you'll have to contract with powerlifter Magnus Önerud. Volvo released details on its new R Design package and there's not a single performance upgrade in sight. Not that we'd expected anything, considering the company's abandoned its S60 R and V70 R models. It's all… » 6/29/07 12:25pm 6/29/07 12:25pm

Looks Like Swede Spirit: New R Line Package in the Works?

Although Volvo bosses said earlier this year he company was dropping its R-line designation for sport-tuned bricks like the slow-selling S60 R, an R-like sport pack may take some to the sting away. Back-of-fence talk focuses on a new Volvo sports package comparable to Audi's S-Line upgrades. According to Swedish site » 6/18/07 10:34am 6/18/07 10:34am

Swedish Meatball Morning: 2008 Volvo S40 And V50

I was trying to figure out why the automaker from the land of Ikea was serving up two new meatballs this morning named the all-new S40 and V50. Then I realized — who the hell cares? Here's the scoop — although both are still built on Volvo's P1 platform, the message from Volvo is the coupe-styled S40 and it's… » 4/10/07 11:19am 4/10/07 11:19am

Great Odin's Raven! Heico Tunes the Volvo S40

We don't know about you, but we're tired of waiting for Volvo to build an S40 R to take on the new smugness from Audi or the old-new smugness of Bimmer's tri-serial sportsters. Weiterstadt, Germany's Heico Sportiv took matters into their hot little hands, creating the HS4 Odin show car. The Odin — standing up to both… » 7/03/06 2:00pm 7/03/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Volvo S40 T5 AWD, Part 2

Exterior Design ***
The S40 could be the best-worst looking car on the road. On one hand, its design is a thrillingly modern (or postmodern, if you re French) comment on traditional Volvo blockiness; on the other it s an awkward, slabsided mess. And that s not just from different angles - that s the same angle on… » 10/28/05 1:41pm 10/28/05 1:41pm