Formula 1's Advanced Hybrid System Is Coming To Your Next Car

That may look like an ordinary Volvo S60, but it's far from it. Inside that handsome but inoffensive Swedish body is the same technology that helped make Formula One cars so fast in the last few years — the hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System. That's good news if you like efficiency and speed. » 3/28/14 9:00pm 3/28/14 9:00pm

Volvo Claims First V8SC Win in Non-Points Round at Australian Grand…

For the first time in V8 Supercars, the Volvo S60 is a winner. Scott McLauglin, hero of the Clipsal 500, won the final race of the MSS Security Challenge (the non-championship round supporting the Australian Grand Prix) on Sunday. The victory also propelled McLaughlin to win the round itself, thanks to the newly… » 3/16/14 5:35pm 3/16/14 5:35pm

Volvo Doesn't Trust GPS or Cameras, Puts Magnets In The Road Instead

Volvo says magnets have great potential for autonomous vehicles since established positioning technologies like GPS and cameras have limitations in certain conditions. Road-integrated magnets remain unaffected by physical obstacles and poor weather conditions. Just don't drop your credit card. » 3/11/14 9:40am 3/11/14 9:40am

What It's Like To Use Apple's CarPlay Hands-Free System

While you might have expected Apple's CarPlay iOS system to appear in a Tesla, the winner of this race is Volvo, who will be using Apple's software for hands-free connectivity in all their future models. Here's the first hands on with new system straight from the Geneva Motor Show floor. » 3/04/14 9:30am 3/04/14 9:30am

Since When Does Sweden Make The Coolest Cars?

Right now...stop reading and go ask 10 people, "Who makes the coolest cars?" then come back. Good you are back...what were the answers? Italy, Germany, USA, Japan, maybe England? I bet Sweden was not on most people's radar. And that is a shame, because the small country of only 9.5 million just rolled in like a viking… » 2/28/14 8:06pm 2/28/14 8:06pm

The Volvo Concept Estate Is An Unfathomably Gorgeous Shooting Brake

Now you've gone and done it, Volvo. Your sequel to the Volvo Concept Coupe and Volvo Concept XC Coupe is so stunning that I will be unable to think about anything else at work today. Set to debut in Geneva next week, this is the Volvo Concept Estate. And it is lovely. » 2/26/14 3:00pm 2/26/14 3:00pm

This Dutch Auto Plant Has Produced Many Different Cars

The history of carmaking in The Netherlands is can pretty much be summed up by one acronym: DAF. They built some interesting cars before that division of the company was bought by Volvo. But that DAF plant in Born has turned out an odd string of vehicles for almost 50 years. » 2/21/14 9:00pm 2/21/14 9:00pm

The Volvo Concept Estate Might Be A Glorious Brown Shooting Brake

At the last few auto shows, Volvo has been in the habit of bringing some very attractive concepts that draw on pre-brick years like the Volvo Concept Coupe and the Volvo Concept XC Coupe. Next, they seem to be going full shooting brake for the Geneva Motor Show. » 2/21/14 12:20pm 2/21/14 12:20pm

Soon You Can Order Stuff And Have It Delivered Right To Your Volvo

You can probably do that now. But Volvo is very excited to announce what they call "roam delivery," meaning anything you order can be delivered to your car, wherever you are. This is probably why they've decided to make a big deal about reintroducing the wagon to the U.S. » 2/20/14 8:20pm 2/20/14 8:20pm

The Volvo V60 Ocean Race Edition Can Teach Geography

Back in 2006, I was a weird kid. That's why the special Volvo Ocean Race Editions of their cars somehow interested me. Hey, it was an XC70 with a ridiculous navy blue interior bits, which was odd at the time. But the Volvo V60 comes with a map of the world print, so the weirdness continues. » 2/18/14 10:15pm 2/18/14 10:15pm