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 |  Mar 25 2014, 12:02 PM

Five Reasons a Volvo Makes a Great Winter Car


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We are on the cusp of a minor revolution at Volvo. A set of new Drive-E powertrains, updated models and all-new offerings are almost here. Despite the new technology, increased efficiency and updated styling, one key pillar of Volvo will remain: safety.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Review – Video

And we don’t just mean from a crash-safety standpoint either. Volvos are designed to help the driver avoid an accident as much as survive one. So it should come as no surprise that a manufacturer hailing from a Scandinavian country would know a thing or two about winter safety. More than that, Volvos seem to just laugh off treacherous, miserable winter conditions in a way many other vehicles cannot. Here are five reasons why.

 |  Mar 19 2014, 9:45 AM

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Volvo is developing another use or connected car technology meant to improve driving safety.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 8:45 AM

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The most potent debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show won’t come from an Italy or the U.K. It comes from Sweden.

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 |  Feb 21 2014, 10:02 AM

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The third in Volvo’s line of concept cars previewing its future products will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but the company is showing a little skin sheet metal ahead of that event. 

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 |  Jan 14 2014, 7:45 AM

Volvo-Concept-XC-Coupe-First-Look-Main-ArtVolvo 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.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 6:47 PM

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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.

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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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 |  Sep 16 2013, 4:02 PM

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Volvo and Geely announced today that a new research and development center is operating and has begun work on developing a new modular architecture to be shared between the companies.

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 |  Jun 04 2013, 9:02 AM

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The rendered images here likely show the Agera One:1 from Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg.

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 |  May 01 2013, 4:32 PM

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Volvo is working on a car sized to rival the Volkswagen Golf that will come as both a hatchback and a sedan.

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 |  Apr 22 2013, 10:02 AM

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Volvo won’t build a flagship sedan to compete with cars like the BMW 7 Series and says its customers wouldn’t be interested in a segment where V8 and V12 engines are the norm. 

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 |  Apr 17 2013, 10:02 AM

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Pack your things and head Down Under if owning a Volvo S60 Polestar is really important to you – it might be your only chance. 

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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 23 2013, 8:15 PM

Covered in the same places as the S60 spied earlier today, photos of the Volvo XC60 crossover suggest similar styling updates.

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 |  Jan 23 2013, 3:13 PM

Swedish luxury brand Volvo is testing what will shape up to be a refreshed version of its S60 sedan.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 3:31 PM

An even more extreme supercar is on the way from Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg with a knee-knocking power to weight ratio from which its name is derived.

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 |  Nov 06 2012, 3:45 PM

As east coasters continue to reel in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Volvo is taking the chance to offer special pricing for people who lost cars in the storm.

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 |  Sep 04 2012, 7:02 PM

Volvo is recalling 300 of its 2013 S80 and XC70 cars because of a flaw with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that could potentially prevent the system from notifying the driver of an over- or under-inflated tire.

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 |  Jul 27 2012, 6:20 PM

Reviving an issue many would have considered dead, Chrysler put out a press release today publicizing a new moose test that performed without issue.

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 |  Jul 13 2012, 5:48 PM

Consumer Reports is, to an extent, corroborating Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld‘s accusations that the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a rollover hazard.

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 |  Jul 13 2012, 1:51 PM

Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld’s accusations toward the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee became much harder to dispute with the rag’s latest video. Both the clip and brief article that accompany it end with a pointed message that says: “Don’t buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee, for you and your family’s safety.”

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 |  Jul 12 2012, 6:00 PM

Volvo, the company known for innovating safety, is testing three new features for its life-preserving repertoire: autonomous driving, animal detection and intersection support. 

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 |  Jul 10 2012, 5:07 PM

After a press release and a strongly-worded blog response by Gualberto Ranieri, Chrysler’s senior vice president of communications, it seemed as thought the battle between the automaker and with Swedish publication Teknikens Varld was all but over — until the magazine published new claims that prompted the brand to issue another response.

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 |  Jul 10 2012, 3:23 PM

Without batting an eye, Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld published a rebuttal to Chrysler’s swift rebuke slapped on the once again infamous “moose test.”

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