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 Tuesday 8:05pm

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

Volvo Has A Plan To Bring Itself Back From Zombie State In The U.S.

Ever since Volvo found itself sloughed off from Ford in the wake of the Carpocalypse, it was adrift among the heaving seas of the global auto market. Rescued by China's Geely, it just dusted itself off and is now preparing itself for a US comeback, announcing big investments and an all-new product line. » 11/19/14 2:35pm 11/19/14 2:35pm

Scott McLaughlin Wins V8 Supercars Race In Last Lap

Scott McLaughlin has overtaken Garth Tander to win the V8 Supercars race on Phillip Island in his #33 blue Volvo. Tander ran out of fuel before the final corner, and McLaughlin was able to get past him. Reader and Opponaut Nobody brings us this amazing animated gif of McLaughlin celebrating with burn outs. » 11/16/14 10:02am 11/16/14 10:02am

This Koenigsegg One:1 Vs. Volvo Truck Ad Is Ridiculously Wonderful

When we first saw that a Volvo Truck was going to race a Koenigsegg One:1 last week, you could've definitely colored us excited. The end result is, as most things in life, kind of disappointing. But if you skip the fat infomercial bit in the middle, it's still a fantastic race. » 11/11/14 9:44am 11/11/14 9:44am

2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design: The Jalopnik Review

Every year in America, the president issues a State of the Union address in which he (or she, to be fair and forward-looking) takes stock of the political landscape and lays out his (or her) agenda. Since this is Jalopnik, I think we should issue a State of the Wagon address, and assess where the 2015 Volvo V60 fits… » 10/10/14 1:26pm 10/10/14 1:26pm

How Volvo Will Crank 450 HP Out Of Just Four Cylinders

While many of us grouse about the inevitable decline of big-displacement motors with lots of pistons, it's also hard to see the present as anything but an amazing time for engine technology. And with their new High Performance Drive-E Powertrain concept, Volvo has something truly incredible up their sleeves. » 10/07/14 11:14am 10/07/14 11:14am

Forza Horizon 2 Shows Us What Happened To The 'Buy My Volvo' Wagon

Christoffer Castor of Sweden finally found a buyer for his cat-stickered orange Volvo with color-matched spinsie-winsies and a haunted backseat: the Forza Horizon 2 team. Finally, the gentle Swede is free to roam the country, as far from the land of sister-biting møøse and köttbullar as it pleases. » 9/29/14 10:30am 9/29/14 10:30am