Volvo Searching For New Small Car Partner

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Volvo Searching For New Small Car Partner
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Swedish automaker Volvo is looking to shack up with a new mate in the hopes of making a fresh set of small cars. Their current compact, the C30 (above), is based on technology from former parent company Ford. However, Ford dumped Volvo almost two years ago, passing them off to Chinese Geely Holding Group for $1.8… Continue Reading...

Mazda RX-8, Honda Element Among Cars Axed in 2011

Mazda RX-8, Honda Element Among Cars Axed in 2011
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A new year is around the corner, and with every new year comes change. Numerous new models will be added to dealerships across the country, while for 2012 many other models will disappear. From the Mazda RX-8 to the Honda Element, there are quite a few vehicles we’re going to miss and hope that successors… Continue Reading...

Volvo Mulls Trimming Product Line, Adding Dealer Financing Division

Volvo Mulls Trimming Product Line, Adding Dealer Financing Division
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Like the waistline of its parent country’s bikini models, Volvo is considering trimming down—cutting its product line in half, including its legendary wagons. Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby believes that in America, its core products are the S60, the XC60 and XC90 SUVs. That means no more S40, no goofy-but-unloved C30 hatchback, and perhaps most egregious… Continue Reading...

Volvo Hypermiling Challenge Sets Goal To Cover 850 Miles On A Single Tank Of Diesel, But Failed

Volvo Hypermiling Challenge Sets Goal To Cover 850 Miles On A Single Tank Of Diesel, But Failed
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Two intrepid travelers set out to make the run from Marlow, U.K. to Mayrhofen, Austria on just one tank of fuel, using a Volvo V50 wagon. This particular V50 example is a European market model, which features a 1.6-liter, diesel engine. Their task was to use hypermiling techniques to cover the distance between Volvo cars… Continue Reading...

Volvo To Cut Lineup In Hopes Of Boosting Sales, V50 Slated To Die

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Volvo To Cut Lineup In Hopes Of Boosting Sales, V50 Slated To Die
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Volvo will reduce the number of models sold in the United States as part of their effort to bump up sales. While Volvo currently sells nine models in the United States, three of them are expected to be cut. The first victim is expected to be the V50 wagon, a car well regarded by the… Continue Reading...

Volvo Considering Diesels For U.S. Market, Smaller Engines In 2013

Volvo Considering Diesels For U.S. Market, Smaller Engines In 2013
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Despite the American introduction of diesel engines from most major European brands, Volvo remains non-committal to the prospect of diesel powertrains in America. Volvo offers a broad range of diesels in Europe and other markets, but Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volvo, offered little, stating “We are taking a deep look at whether we will introduce… Continue Reading...

Volvo Recalls C30, V40, S50 With Manual Transmissions, Less Than 550 Cars Recalled

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Volvo Recalls C30, V40, S50 With Manual Transmissions, Less Than 550 Cars Recalled
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File this one under unintentional hilarity. Volvo announced today that they were recalling 2010-2011 C30, S40 and V50 models equipped with manual transmissions. As you might expect, the number is fairly low, but we squealed with delight when we found out that the number was in the triple digits – 536 cars to be exact…. Continue Reading...
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