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 |  Aug 05 2014, 6:58 PM

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Volvo has announced U.S. pricing for its limited S60 and V60 Polestar edition models.

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 |  Jul 22 2014, 5:31 PM

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The Buick Regal and Volvo S60 are improved enough to rival offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 1:09 PM

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Volvo is not usually known for building lust-worthy performance machines. Generally their products are safe, solid and secure, important attributes to be certain but they’re hardly the stuff dreams are made of. However, the addition of performance-tuned V60 and S60 Polestar models is spicing things up for the Staid Swede.

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Volvo’s Confusing New Trim Levels Explained

It’s a Venerable 'T' Party

 |  Feb 03 2014, 11:45 AM

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Luxury automakers like to mess with us. That is the only conclusion we can come up with when looking at various manufacturer’s vehicle nomenclature.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 10:02 AM

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Volvo is calling back almost 31,000 S60 compact cars equipped with five-cylinder engines because the vehicle might fail to alert drivers of low oil pressure.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 10:04 AM

Volvo-Drive-E-Engines-Main-ArtAll automakers are under enormous pressure to deliver the highest fuel economy possible without sacrificing performance. Volvo’s answer to the problem is their new Drive-E lineup of engines.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 4:52 PM

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Attention Volvo drivers, your shiny new 2014 model car or crossover may have an electrical glitch. The automaker is recalling nearly 8,000 vehicles to correct a computer-related problem.

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 |  Aug 01 2013, 4:01 PM

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Volvo has announced pricing for its 2014 model lineup, which delivers the biggest renewal of existing models in the Swedish automaker’s history.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 1:36 PM

A Battle of Five Luxury Sports Sedans


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The compact luxury sedan market is an interesting place. When designing a new entry, manufacturers are constantly trying to find the perfect balance between sport and luxury. Although most cars end up skewed one way than the other, these vehicles typically offer a plethora of trims and options that allow potential customers to tailor their rides with as much sport or luxury as they want.

Given a choice, we’d select maximum sport. We’d rather evaluate a car’s ability to clip an apex than by how coddled our mothers-in-law feel in the passenger seat. What better way to do this than collect a group of the latest and greatest offerings and see which one is the best? Now, we aren’t talking about the ultimate in sport luxury sedans like a C63, M3 or IS-F as they can get quite pricey. Instead, we have grabbed a more affordable group of contenders playing around the $50,000 mark.

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First we sent an invite out to Cadillac. The all-new ATS seriously impressed us since coming out last year; it was a car of the year finalist after all. Next, we brought along the BMW 3 Series. If we are going to be testing luxury sport sedans, how could we not bring the vehicle that has defined the class for decades? While on the topic of German sedans, we also had to include a Mercedes-Benz and an Audi. Finally, to complete our quintuplet of test vehicles, there’s an oddball, the Volvo S60. Now, before you cry foul that the S60 is not a sports sedan, take a look at what we grabbed; the 325 hp S60 T6 R-Design.

A FEW CONTENDERS ARE AWOL

Sport-Luxury-Comparison-04.JPGThere are a few notable vehicles missing from this comparison test. Lexus didn’t have an all new IS ready for us, nor did Infiniti the all-new Q50 or Lincoln the MKZ. Finally, the Acura TL was left out because, although a great car, it is too large for this class of vehicle (a foot longer than most of the competitors here).

With the cars collected, pencils sharpened and score sheets firmly attached to clipboards, it was time to put these cars through their paces and see which is best.

 |  Jun 27 2013, 2:08 PM

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Recently, Swedish automaker Volvo joined the Australian V8 Supercar series but when Jaguar was approached to do the same, the British automaker declined without much thought.

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 |  Jun 17 2013, 7:31 AM

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Volvo has officially announced its entry into the Australian V8 Supercars Series with a pair of S60 race cars developed by Polestar and Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM).

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 |  May 13 2013, 10:11 AM

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Volvo has announced that a new group of engines has started production, ready to be used in cars as early as this fall. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 11 2013, 4:01 PM

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American Volvo dealerships could be showcasing new V60 wagons, thanks to an effort by the Swedish automaker that will make it more relevant to new car buyers. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 05 2013, 3:25 AM

As expected, Swedish automaker Volvo has debuted four 2014 model year vehicles at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that will be heading to America: S60, S80, XC60, and XC70.

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 |  Feb 20 2013, 9:31 AM

Volvo recently showed off images of its redesigned 2014 model year vehicles, the S60, XC60, S80, and XC70 crossover, all of which will be making their worldwide debut at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show. 

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 |  Feb 19 2013, 1:16 PM

Volvo just announced that its S60 and XC60 will come with updated styling and more technology for the 2014 model year.

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 |  Jan 02 2013, 9:01 AM

The Volvo S60 is one of two midsize luxury vehicles to receive the Top Safety Pick Plus award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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 |  Nov 29 2012, 11:45 AM

Packing 508 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque, the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept looked right at home under the Los Angeles spotlight.

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 |  Oct 05 2012, 8:31 AM

Volvo may not have had anything exciting to unveil at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but the Swedish automaker has plenty in the works as it plans on increasing worldwide sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020.

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 |  Sep 10 2012, 5:02 PM

Volvo has kicked off a Pinterest-based contest, where pinners can create a pinboard named ‘Volvo Joyride’ and pin the S60 T5 AWD along with their dream road trip destination in hopes of making it a reality.

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 |  Jul 13 2012, 10:31 AM

Volvo debuted the S60 Polestar last month strictly as a concept vehicle, but discussions are underway at the Swedish automaker regarding whether or not to put the car into production. 

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 |  Jul 03 2012, 8:31 AM

The 2013 Volvo S60 has received plenty of tweaks, but with it comes a slight increase in price with the T5 model getting a $470 jump, while the T6 model is now $2,020 more than its 2012 counterpart. 

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 |  May 13 2012, 11:01 AM

It would seem that every automaker involved in the Chinese market is jumping onboard the long wheelbase craze. The newest addition to the group is rumored to be the Volvo S60L, a stretched variant of its popular sedan model.

The Swedish automaker will be joining the Infiniti M Long Wheelbase, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase, and the Porsche Panamera Long Wheelbase as just some of the lengthened models announced this year for the Chinese market. Even BMW joined in with its 328Li that recently debuted at the Beijing Auto Show.

Rumor has it that the S60L will be produced in Chengdu before the end of this year at Volvo’s new facility, where they hope to churn out 200,000 vehicles a year. Currently Volvo produces the S80L in China through its Chang’an-Volvo relationship; but sales of the S80L have been less than flattering compared to the hold Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz has with their long wheelbase models.

[Source: China Car Times]

 |  May 07 2012, 1:01 PM

Volvo is a brand that established a reputation of safety and reliability, but rarely received praise for sporty or exciting looking cars. The S60 concept was unveiled in 2008 and changed that perception, showing a new design direction which is being adopted across the Swedish automakers full line.

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