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Volvo Claims V70 Police Package First Turn-Key Police Car

Volvo announced this week that they are going to start production of a version of their V70 wagon pre-fitted for service in the British Police Force. The company claims the "turn-key" police car will be the first offered, at least in Britain. Typically, police vehicles must be custom painted and outfitted before… » 9/03/08 2:20pm 9/03/08 2:20pm

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

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

What's An Embargo? Volvo V70 Makes A Break Out Onto The Internet

We don't remember seeing a press release on the V70, nor do we remember reading anything about it other than quickly grabbed spy shots and camera phone shots, but apparently the rest of the world knows something we don't. But no longer! The world and Auto Motor und Sport aren't the only folks with the pics and deets… » 2/01/07 3:23pm 2/01/07 3:23pm

That'sa Swedish Meatball! Volvo Recalls 360,000 Cars

Uff da! Ford's Scandanavian unit is calling back 360,000 C70 and V70 models built between 1999 and 2002 because of a faulty speed-control module that can cause the vehicle to lapse into limp-home mode, giving the vehicles a terminal velocity of a stonking 15 mph. That could make for a long goddamn slog from IKEA, we… » 11/24/06 3:00pm 11/24/06 3:00pm