Swedish built 2004 Hot Rod of the Year on Ebay

Most car lovers will remember the Swedish built Caresto T6 R from the stir it created when it debuted in 2004. Along with becoming the first foreign built vehicle to ever capture Hot Rod Magazine's coveted "Hot Rod of the Year" award, the T6 R captivated the car show circuit. Seven years later this Swedish hot rod is… » 8/28/11 11:00am 8/28/11 11:00am

EXCLUSIVE: Volvo Killing Wagons, V8 Sedans

According to this leaked Volvo dealer product update, the V70 wagon's getting the axe after 11 years of production. The V8-option in the S80's also going bye-bye and the V50 wagon's not long for this world. » 3/25/10 12:00pm 3/25/10 12:00pm

Chinese Astronauts Endorse Premiumness, Holistic Safety Of Volvo

Four taikonauts will be "convoyed" in stretch S80 sedans, which they chose for reasons of safety, quality, and "nonostentatiousness." They can put a man on the moon (pending) but they can't write a press release? [Wired] » 8/20/09 3:15pm 8/20/09 3:15pm

2010 Volvo S80: Euro Facelift Includes Turbo Diesel, Chrome

As we've come to expect from Swedish cars these days, the 2010 Volvo S80 is getting a chrome facelift rather than a complete redesign. But with a new, ultra-fuel-efficient twin-turbo diesel, that might be enough. » 2/26/09 10:30am 2/26/09 10:30am

Volvo Announces Powerful Twin-Turbo Diesel For Euro S80

Once again, the American market gets shafted on badass diesels, Volvo has announced a new engine for its European S80, a 2.4 liter twin-turbo diesel with 205 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque. » 1/07/09 3:00pm 1/07/09 3:00pm

Automobile Mag's Top List Of Road Trip Vehicles Gives Sprinter The Nod,…

Oh, boy: Another hot summer day, another list of top vehicles for a road trip. Whereas Kelley Blue Book's top road trip cars list — the last such list we had to endure — was one of the more strange groupings we've seen, today's list from Automobile is absolutely sexy. What, you don't think the Sprinter's sexy? You… » 6/10/08 12:30pm 6/10/08 12:30pm

2009 Executive Volvos As Comfy As A Swedish Bordello

We all know that Volvos XC90 and S80 are safe places to be, but check the "executive" box in participating countries and you could also be in for all the creature comforts that being an exec entails. In addition to the pastures worth of hand-sewn bovine and forests of wood inserts you'd expect, the Volvo also gets… » 4/10/08 12:45pm 4/10/08 12:45pm

Volvo Safety System Makes Assumptions About Your Beverage Preferences

If there is one thing that really grinds my gears, it's when an inanimate object judges me and makes assumptions about my lifestyle. A new safety feature to be included in the 2008 Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 will flash a coffee mug in the middle of the tachometer when it senses your driving is impaired. Despite… » 2/05/08 2:30pm 2/05/08 2:30pm

Volvo to Make HD Standard in All Almost All Models

Because their customers really want to listen to Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me in High Definition Hybrid Digital, Volvo is going to make HD standard and almost every model. And if you think we're joking about that, we'd note they made the announcement in Boston. The list includes S40 T5, V50 T5, C30, C70, S80, V70, SC70… » 11/28/07 10:15am 11/28/07 10:15am

Dude, India! You're Getting an XC90!

Volvo will begin selling cars in India this fall, to the delight of the small percentage of Indians that can actually afford one. Volvo Car India will sell the S80 and the XC90 with three engines: the 4.4 liter V8, 3.2 liter inline six and the 2.4 liter turbo inline five. If you're in New Delhi, Mumbai or Chandigarh,… » 11/05/07 11:30am 11/05/07 11:30am

How Heico Sportiv "Chrome-Plated" The Volvo S80


Amidst all of the glitz and chrome of the SEMA show in Vegas, there was one concept car that stood out — mostly because the paint reflected so much light in the Las Vegas Convention Center you couldn't ignore it. This seemingly chrome-plated beast is the Heico Sportiv-tuned S80 T6 "High Performance Concept." To begin… » 11/05/07 10:15am 11/05/07 10:15am

SEMA-Bound Volvos from Heico Sportiv

The German tuners of all things Swedish and Volvovian at Heico Sportiv say they're again headed to the big aftermarket show in Las Vegas next month. Right, it's SEMA time, the time of year when young car journos' thoughts turn to gloss paint and body kits and laughing gas injectors. For Heico, they've turned to… » 9/14/07 11:15am 9/14/07 11:15am

Spy Photos: Volvo XC70

More cameraphone shots of new Volvo station wagons? Why yes, thanks for asking. Le French site Cardisiac posted some secret shotage of what's likely the next XC70 allroader wagon, taken at an undisclosed corporate location. According to the Wiki, the next V70 and XC70 will assume the S80 platform, which means V8… » 1/11/07 7:52am 1/11/07 7:52am

Volvo Releases Images, Info on New S80

Volvo's press office fired off its customary blizzard of photos and data, as the company's new S80 was revealed to the masses, ahead of its proper unveiling at the Geneva motor show next month. Among some visual updates, the new flagship will get the the same Yamaha-sourced V8 as the XC90 SUV, as well as a new,… » 1/31/06 9:50am 1/31/06 9:50am

Spy Photos: 2007 Volvo S80

Hope you weren't overly excited by those images that surfaced in a couple of Euro mags; the Volvo S80's true redesign appears to be much less radical. A new shot indicates few similarities with the S40's blocky shapes, but much more with the recently facelifted (sorry, nose-lengthened) V70. Whether the company will… » 12/21/05 6:22am 12/21/05 6:22am

Spy Photos: 2008 Volvo S80



The Car Connection
posted new spy shots of Volvo's next-generation S80 sedan, taken during hot-weather testing near Phoenix, Arizona. This set is the yin to the yang of earlier photos taken during cold-weather testing in northern Europe. (That's right, we've got S80 spy shots up the yin-yang.) Word is the S80, the… » 8/29/05 9:29am 8/29/05 9:29am