1996 Volvo 850R Wagon: The OppositeLock Review

Nearly a year ago, I impulse-bought a rather forlorn Volvo 850 R station wagon. With undiagnosed engine-electrical issues, and fairly scruffy cosmetics, it was on the edge of being a basket case. I didn't even have much of an idea of what it was, but it was for sale locally, and I was looking for a cheap beater, so I… » 3/17/15 7:31pm 3/17/15 7:31pm

Volvo Canada Sold Way More Wagons Than Sedans In February 2015

You think Volvo is facing challenging times in the United States in the lead-up to the new XC90's launch? » 3/16/15 10:30am 3/16/15 10:30am

These Are The Nine New Volvo Models We'll Get By 2019

Volvo's CEO says a bunch of all new models will be launched before February, 2019. Following the new XC90, there will be a new S90 and V90 replacing the S80 and the V70 next year. And that's just the start. » 2/26/15 6:03pm 2/26/15 6:03pm

2016 Volvo XC90: Why This Is Sweden's Most Important Car In Years

For Volvo, the 2016 XC90 is not just a new model, but also the most important step in the relaunch of their brand and a luxury SUV that has to make it big in America in order for them to succeed. Clearly, they couldn't screw this up. They didn't. » 2/24/15 2:27pm 2/24/15 2:27pm

Volvo Is Going To Let The Actual Public Operate Its Autonomous Cars

Volvo announced this morning that it's about to let 100 real, actual, normal members of the public sit behind the wheel of new XC90s — and not drive them. That's because these cars are completely autonomous, and only in the virtual hands of the inept and mechanical-ham-fisted public can robo-cars truly be tested. » 2/19/15 10:20am 2/19/15 10:20am

The Volvo 850 Wagon Is Now Officially Indestructible

We've told you before that Volvo 850s looks better when you beat the crap out of them, but this sort of professional destruction is not what we had in mind. Prepare to be amazed. » 2/10/15 3:40pm 2/10/15 3:40pm

For $43,000, This 1985 Ole Sommer Oscar Is Your Morning Danish

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender is a slab-side Cobra replica built by a Copenhagen Volvo dealer and powered by a turbo red block. If that doesn't blow your mind, maybe its price won't either. » 1/26/15 8:00am 1/26/15 8:00am

Watch Volvo's Haunting And Beautiful Tribute To Swedish Winter

Volvo is really trying hard to remind you they're Swedish. Pay no attention to their Chinese puppet master running the abacus in the corner! And I dare say this intense music-video collage of Swedishness shills their desired cultural identity pretty dramatically. » 1/23/15 10:15pm 1/23/15 10:15pm

Volvo V60 Polestar: High Performance Conflict Resolution

You need a car that can handle the load of your daily life. You also need a car that's going to make you smile when you drive it. Enter the Volvo V60 Polestar; a premium, compact wagon with a racing background. » 1/20/15 12:04pm 1/20/15 12:04pm

The Volvo S60 Inscription: The First Chinese-Built Car Sold In America

Volvo debuts three cars at the Detroit Auto Show: the sporty version of the XC90, the R-Design, the crossover version of the S60 sedan, the Cross Country, and the long-wheelbase S60 built in Chengdu, China. » 1/12/15 7:30am 1/12/15 7:30am

2015 Volvo S60 Cross Country: This Is It

While most Jalopnik readers are more likely to lower their cars, the buying public demands sedans with all-road capability, and Volvo is here to answer their prayers with the S60 Cross Country. » 1/08/15 8:35am 1/08/15 8:35am

Volvo Says It's Pulling Out Of Motorsports, Everyone Cry Now

Volvo, the last bastion of Swedenism in the automotive landscape, was holding the line in motorsports, with entries in the Swedish Touring Car Championship and Australian V8 Supercars. And now Volvo just said that they won't be continuing after the contracts run out, and they're pulling out of racing entirely. » 12/16/14 8:05pm 12/16/14 8:05pm

Volvo To Skip Auto Shows To Focus On Online Sales

Volvo is launching a new offensive to steal luxury car sales away from the Germans, but the Swedish brand lacks the massive marketing marketing budget of the established players. So Volvo is planning on skipping much of the auto show circuit to focus on online sales. » 12/15/14 10:27am 12/15/14 10:27am

Three Cylinders Is The New Four Cylinders

With the exception of a few asthmatic and uninspiring imports, most base-model cars carry four-cylinder engines. Not anymore. Three is a magic number and we've driven the development prototype of Volvo's hopeful entry into the suddenly crowded marketplace. » 12/11/14 3:17pm 12/11/14 3:17pm

Why Volvo Thinks It Can Eliminate All Deaths In Its Cars By 2020

Safety is a science-based religion at Volvo – its founders named "humans" the most important part of a car in the early thirties. Their latest project, Vision 2020, set the goal of eliminating death in all of their new cars in five years time. For most companies that would seem utopian nonsense, but this is the… » 12/09/14 12:05pm 12/09/14 12:05pm

NOOOOOO: The Gorgeous Volvo Coupe Is Reportedly 'On Hold'

Hey, remember how excited we got over the pretty Volvo Concept Coupe last year? Yeah, good times. Cling to those images tightly, because for now, they're all we'll get. » 12/05/14 7:03pm 12/05/14 7:03pm

The XC90's Easter Egg Is A Cute Spider Volvo's CEO Didn't Know About

What can you do when you don't like the hidden side of the storage compartment's lid in the third row of your brand new SUV, but you can't add anything to the already finished tooling because of costs? You cut more out of it, in the shape of a cute spider, for the kids! » 12/04/14 4:21pm 12/04/14 4:21pm