Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar Models Define Swedish Performance

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Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar Models Define Swedish Performance
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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. Continue Reading...

Volvo Concept XC Coupe Video, First Look

Volvo Concept XC Coupe Video, First Look
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Volvo showcased a new two-door design study at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today and it’s called the Concept XC Coupe. Continue Reading...

Volvo Concept XC Coupe Previews Future Brand Design

Volvo Concept XC Coupe Previews Future Brand Design
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We really haven’t heard much from Volvo lately. The Swedish automaker that didn’t go bankrupt has been pretty quiet, even when the Chinese took over. Still, they’ve been busy enough to release this vehicle in Detroit, the Concept XC Coupe. Continue Reading...

2014 Mercedes S-Class Foreshadowed by Relief Sculpture

2014 Mercedes S-Class Foreshadowed by Relief Sculpture
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Mercedes-Benz won’t be bringing a new S-Class with them to the Paris Auto Show this year, instead, the German luxury brand will show off a sculpture entitled “Aesthetics S”, and a projection display, both of which tease the design of the brand new S-Class.  Continue Reading...

Volvo Celebrates 85th Anniversary in 1927 ÖV4

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Volvo Celebrates 85th Anniversary in 1927 ÖV4
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April 14, 1927 marked the first mass-produced Volvo ÖV4 model to roll off the Volvo Lundby factory of Göteborg, Sweden. Now, 2012 marks the 85th anniversary of Volvo cars. To celebrate the occasion, Volvo president and CEO Stefan Jacoby will join Volvo Group president and CEO Olof Persson to drive a restored ÖV4 past the… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Caught Testing in Spy Photos

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Caught Testing in Spy Photos
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The spy photos have been pouring in lately, and in our latest batch we’ve got a nice, nearly uncovered view of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class. These photos were snapped in Sweden, as the new model looks to test out its chops in the cold weather. The new model of the flagship German sedan looks to… Continue Reading...

Koenigsegg Agera R Sets Guinness World Record For 0-300 KM/H Time [Video]

Koenigsegg Agera R Sets Guinness World Record For 0-300 KM/H Time [Video]
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It was only a few months ago when we reported that the Koenigsegg Agera R had set record breaking times in acceleration runs from 0-200 mph and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph). Now these figures have been verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, and it has named the Agera R as the fastest accelerating… Continue Reading...

Chinese Buyers Pledge $850M in Long Term Saab Funding

Chinese Buyers Pledge $850M in Long Term Saab Funding
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After much back and forth over the past months between Swedish Automaker Saab and Chinese suitors Pang Da Automobile Trade Co. and Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co., it seems like funding for Saab is very much back. The Chinese companies have both agreed to buy the Swedish automaker, providing the company with some much needed… Continue Reading...

Volvo C70 To End Production At Dedicated Plant

Volvo C70 To End Production At Dedicated Plant
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Volvo Cars plan to discontinue production of the Volvo C70 convertible at the Pininfarina Sverige AB plant of Uddevalla, Sweden, by 2013. Established as a joint venture between Italian design house Pininfarina and the Swedish Automaker since 2005, the plant is responsible of building only the C70 model and employs 600 workers for the task. Volvo… Continue Reading...

Swedish Authorities Seize Saab Museum Collection

Swedish Authorities Seize Saab Museum Collection
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Saab‘s museum collection of historically significant vehicles was seized by Swedish authorities from the company’s museum. The Swedish Enforcement Office took possession of  the museum and other contents, including 13 exhibits, 22 engines and six workshop tools. Saab is said to owe parts suppliers more than $31 million in overdue payments, and the Swedish government… Continue Reading...

Volvo to Phase Out 5-Cylinder, 6-Cylinder Engines

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Volvo to Phase Out 5-Cylinder, 6-Cylinder Engines
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There was a time, some 35-odd years ago, when the only engines found under the hood of a Volvo were four-cylinder units. Some were naturally aspirated, and some were boosted via a turbo-charger. However, due to the demands and pressures from customers and share holders, Volvo started producing five-cylinder, six-cylinder engines. They even got Yamaha… Continue Reading...

Swedish Government Rejects Saab’s Request For Bankruptcy Protection

Swedish Government Rejects Saab’s Request For Bankruptcy Protection
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It was just yesterday when we reported that Saab was seeking government protection against bankruptcy, but now it seems like this step has failed. A Swedish court has rejected a protection and voluntary reorganization plan, citing that it does not believe any steps the automaker makes will help it to recover. Saab is “disappointed” with… Continue Reading...

‘Mean Green’ Volvo Hybrid Transport Truck Drag Races a Ferrari [Video]

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Can a Volvo transport truck beat a Ferrari in a drag race? Not unbelievable enough for you? Then let’s make the Volvo a hybrid too. OK, so this Volvo isn’t exactly capable of hauling any loads down the Motorväg, but it still makes for an exciting comparo… or at least it did until we found… Continue Reading...

Saab to Apply for Creditor Protection as Bankruptcy Looms Yet Again

Saab to Apply for Creditor Protection as Bankruptcy Looms Yet Again
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Debt ridden Saab is to apply for court protection from its creditors in a bid to stave off bankruptcy get again. For months, the automaker has struggled to raise finances to pay off suppliers, and as a result, has halted production. Saab was rescued from bankruptcy last year by Dutch owner, Swedish Automobile (formerly Spyker),… Continue Reading...

Saab Has Ability To Pay Debts According To Probe By Swedish Agency

Saab Has Ability To Pay Debts According To Probe By Swedish Agency
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Sweden’s debt agency is claiming they have successfully investigated a handful of Saab bank accounts with some success. On Friday, the agency uncovered $796,291 which is enough to cover debts owed to the first four companies waiting for payment. The debt agency has contacted other banks holding Saab accounts in order to understand exactly where the Swedish automaker stands…. Continue Reading...

Swedish Debt Enforcement Agency Begins Collection Process Against Saab

Swedish Debt Enforcement Agency Begins Collection Process Against Saab
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Sweden’s regulators started the collection process against Saab Automobile after the struggling automaker failed to meet a Tuesday deadline to pay two suppliers. ”We’ve just begun by looking at what kind of bank accounts they have and what kind of collateral there might be” in the process that started Wednesday, Tommy Barkman, a case worker… Continue Reading...

Saab 9-3 May Get New Name, From Old Model

Saab 9-3 May Get New Name, From Old Model
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Typically a Saab news story nowadays is either to do with financial woes or plant shut downs, however, thanks to the company’s recent injection of investor cash, both these issues will be dealt with by the end of August. With plans to move forward, Saab is now talking about the future, with an eye on… Continue Reading...

Saab Drama Continues, Production Halted Until August 9, 2011

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Another week and another episode in the Saab drama is upon us. Now news comes that this ailing Swedish brand has halted production on building any new cars until Aug. 9, 2011. The delay is caused by suppliers, who want Saab to clear its debt with them before they provide any further parts. Saab has… Continue Reading...

Saab Unions Threaten Bankruptcy Action Over Unpaid Wages

Saab Unions Threaten Bankruptcy Action Over Unpaid Wages
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Union employees working for Saab are growing impatient after the automaker said it could not pay wages to its workers because it had not yet obtained necessary short-term funding. The unions have threatened legal action that could end in bankruptcy for the automaker. The IF Metall and Unionen groups will send a formal demand for payment… Continue Reading...

Saab Production Will Remain On Hold For Another Two Weeks

Saab Production Will Remain On Hold For Another Two Weeks
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Saab’s ongoing drama will remain at a standstill for another two weeks. Saab’s Trollhattan factory in Sweden, has not produced vehicles for most of April and May because of issues regarding paying suppliers. The factory bounced back in late May, but was quickly forced to stop production when part supplies ran out yet again. “There will be… Continue Reading...

Saab Signs On Another Distributor in China to Help Stay Afloat

Saab Signs On Another Distributor in China to Help Stay Afloat
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The drama involving Saab is on-going and doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down. It seems every time the company starts production, something will cause the production line to stop, whether its money related or parts supply related, and often both. Saab was hoping to have some stability back in their lives after… Continue Reading...
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