I’m here in Shanghai, marveling at all the bewildering makes of cars (what’s the one with the starfish badge? The horse head? The one that looks like the Starfleet insignia? More on that soon!) and scrutinizing the Polestar 1 in more detail. Here are the biggest questions I have and the best answers I got from the…
Polestar has been Volvo’s in-house performance brand since 1996, providing higher-performance versions of Volvo cars, much like Mercedes-Benz’s AMG or BMW’s M. You know how that works. Now, though, Volvo is spinning Polestar off into its own unique brand, with Polestar-badged cars that, while they may share some…
Polestar, which has been getting pretty coy on Instagram as of late, is finally beginning to show some of its cards.
Polestar, Volvo’s official performance arm, announced back in June that it would offer Polestar-branded cars without a Volvo logo, as well as begin to develop performance electric cars, à la Tesla. Yesterday, the company took to its Instagram account to announce the end of... something. Perhaps Polestar-tuned Volvo…
I get sucked up into the appeal of powerful and fast cars just as much as the next person does, but at the end of the day, a car’s safety is just as much a priority to me as its performance. We make the “rolling coffin” jokes about cars from previous decades and laugh because they are no longer our reality. Companies…
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Falls Church, Virginia (outside of Washington, D.C.) has the lowest poverty level of any independent city or county in America, as the U.S. Census Bureau found in 2011. But it’s still a surprise that the city got itself a Volvo for a cop car back in the ‘80s. Also, now it could be yours.
Last month, I was driving down the interstate, somewhere near the southern corner of Virginia, when a thunderstorm opened up above me. Suddenly, a wall of water appeared a hundred yards ahead. In a split second, I had zero visibility, a slick road, and a shitload of anxiety. So I let go of the wheel and felt the car…
You’ll perhaps be as surprised as I was to learn that Volvo offers a car for sale that is over $100,000. But here we are! The XC90 T8 Excellence racks up at $105,895. It seems the brand overestimated the market for a six-figure Volvo. The company is now offering a rebate of over $23,000 to move some units.
Have you ever been out cruising in your Volvo, windows down, arm resting on the door, wishing you had the perfect album to just fucking crank? Of course you have; you’re human. You’re not just human, you’re a very lucky human, because Volvo once released an entire, 14-track CD of sweet, sweet Volvo-sounds.
An apparent slip-up by the German Volvo Cars website led to a peak of the 2018 Volvo XC40. The photo was taken down quickly, according to Autocar, which suggests it was almost certainly an official Volvo photo.
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Manhattan sunlight streamed in through the blinds, lighting up the small flecks of glitter still dancing in the air from the night before. Someone was knocking at the door. Tap tap tap.
Volvo’s performance brand Polestar just matched the power of Volvo’s most powerful car ever—the Volvo XC90 T8—in the lighter, smaller XC60. Meet the new Polestar-tweaked Volvo XC60 T8: the plug-in hybrid Volvo guaranteed to scare all the kids on the way to soccer practice with 421 horsepower.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know in order to impress Mr. Wiffles and Señorita Floofypants on your morning walk together. Now who wants a treat?!