Volvo's Latest Concept Sketches Are An Acid Trip In Car Design Form

Aside from the occasional tire-smoking R or Polestar model, Volvo is about as conservative, buttoned-down and safe as car brands get. But it turns out they have a wild side too, especially when they invite artists to interpret the Volvo XC Coupe Concept. The results are... interesting. » 12/18/13 12:00pm 12/18/13 12:00pm

Volvo XC90 Wins Russian "SUV of The Year," We Offer Alternatives

Nobody will argue that the Volvo XC90 is a pretty decent SUV. It's stylish, comfortable, and even comes with a V8 now. But all that doesn't explain why it won "Russian SUV of The Year"...for the third time. Considering the soft nature of the big Volvo, we would have thought the hardened fist of Russian nationalism… » 6/11/08 11:20am 6/11/08 11:20am

MIT-Developed "Aware Car" Rats Out Older Drivers

The problem topic of older drivers remains a hot-button issue, and with the Baby Boomers plowing toward retirement, the number of older drivers on the road is expected to double over the next few decades. To address the politically sensitive implications of this progression, the MIT AgeLab has converted a Volvo XC90 » 6/05/08 2:20pm 6/05/08 2:20pm

The Volvo XC70chero Brings The Dream To Sweden

There's a stanza in a Stephen Malkmus song that goes "And the trashed young Scandi mistook me for a Swede. her slurred medieval accent was like a puddle at my feet. You could see chopped tobacco in her teeth." This made us wonder if Swedish people actually were into chewing tobacco and, by extension, if there were… » 5/13/08 12:05am 5/13/08 12:05am

Volvo To Cancel Second Gen XC90, No XOXO XC?

The Swedes (who are now more dangerous than ze Germans) over at Auto Motor Sport Sweden have it on some authority that Volvo's XC90 is going to get the axe, despite a planned facelift in 2009. They claim the decision is due to the increased cost needed to keep weight down, absence of new engines/transmissions and the… » 12/17/07 1:45pm 12/17/07 1:45pm