Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

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Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014
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In the market for a crossover or SUV to shuttle your family around town? Continue Reading...

Volvo R-Design Models are Swedish for Sporty

Volvo R-Design Models are Swedish for Sporty
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Under the bright Hollywood lights, ordinary just doesn’t cut it – that’s why this year at the 2013 LA Auto Show, Volvo brought out its R-Design models. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Least Stolen Cars

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Top 10 Least Stolen Cars
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Car thefts have dropped an average 13 percent each year since 2006 according to the latest data from the government safety regulators. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 6 – The Crossover Conundrum

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Ask AutoGuide No. 6 – The Crossover Conundrum
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Once upon a time the automotive market was radically different. Just a few decades ago things were much simpler for consumers than they are today. Unless they’re shopping for a new Tesla, buyers face a borderline-absurd number of choices when they walk into a typical dealer showroom. This is why we’re here. Ask AutoGuide’s expertly… Continue Reading...

Volvo Debuts Four Vehicles Heading to America: 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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Volvo Debuts Four Vehicles Heading to America: 2013 Geneva Motor Show
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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. Continue Reading...

Volvo Announces Four US-Bound Cars for Geneva Debut

Volvo Announces Four US-Bound Cars for Geneva Debut
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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.  Continue Reading...

Volvo XC60 Inscription Edition Adds More Luxury, Style

Volvo XC60 Inscription Edition Adds More Luxury, Style
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The Volvo XC60 crossover is getting a boost in luxurious interior styling with the all new Inscription edition model.  The Inscription edition doesn’t influence the cars performance or ride, it is simply a package for the consumer who wants that added feel of a luxury automobile. The seats and door inserts are wrapped in semi-aniline… Continue Reading...

Volvo S60, XC60 Recalled for Possible Vehicle Fire Risk

Volvo S60, XC60 Recalled for Possible Vehicle Fire Risk
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Volvo has issued out a recall for 2,742 of its 2012 S60 sedan and XC60 crossover for a potential fire risk. The NHTSA recall report cites that an incorrect mixture of underbody coating could have been over applied, resulting in “rigid, icicle-like areas hanging from vehicle’s undercarriage.” Those icicle-like areas can penetrate the fuel lines causing… Continue Reading...

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Provides “Range Generosity”: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Provides “Range Generosity”: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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The Volvo XC60 is getting a makeover for 2012, but not in the looks department. Aesthetically it will remain the same, but the power plant in the Volvo is getting quite an upgrade. There are many ways that Volvo is trying to improve fuel economy with this new hybrid system. The XC60 will be run by a… Continue Reading...

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Makes 350 HP, Gets 50 MPG: Detroit Auto Show Preview

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Makes 350 HP, Gets 50 MPG: Detroit Auto Show Preview
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The V60 gas/electric Plug-in Hybrid will sport an electric motor producing 70 hp, along with a four-cylinder gasoline engine, resulting in a total power output of 350 hp. Continue Reading...

Volvo City Safety Dramatically Reduces Accidents: Study

Volvo City Safety Dramatically Reduces Accidents: Study
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Volvo is living up to its reputation for being a leader in safety, with a new report shedding light on exactly how big an impact the brand’s new City Safety collision avoidance system is having. According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI),… Continue Reading...

Legoland California Employee Pranks General Manager [Video]

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Legoland California Employee Pranks General Manager [Video]
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As part of their partnership with Volvo, Legoland in California features a pair of Volvo Driving Schools (for different age ranges) that are meant to teach youngsters your basic driving skills and techniques. Of course each Lego-built vehicle at these driving schools resemble Volvos and are Volvo-branded, so it was only a matter of time… 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 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 Recalls 6,000 Cars Due To Fuel Cutoff Issues

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Volvo Recalls 6,000 Cars Due To Fuel Cutoff Issues
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NHTSA has announced that just over 6,000 2011 Volvos will be recalled due to an issue that could see a fuel cutoff engaged due to the engine computer’s parameter being too sensitive. Drivers could have the fuel cutoff engaged at an inappropriate time, causing the engine to stall. The defect is present in the 2011 S60,… Continue Reading...

Volvo Recalls 10,000 Cars Over Airbag Defect

Volvo Recalls 10,000 Cars Over Airbag Defect
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Volvo is recalling nearly 10,000 cars in the United States due to the possibility of air bags failing to deploy properly. The recall involves 9,746 2010-11 S80 and XC70s and 2011 XC60s and 2010 V70s. Volvo said that the airbag issue involved “an intermittent fault in the driver’s airbag clock spring wiring connector for the… Continue Reading...

AAA Picks Top Vehicles For Dogs (and Their Owners)

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AAA Picks Top Vehicles For Dogs (and Their Owners)
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Some rides are better suited for your dogs than others. From your dog’s point of view, all they need is an open window to stick their head out of, but the American Automobile Association (AAA) has put a bit more thought into compiling their list of the best canine-friendly vehicles. “More than 45 million households… Continue Reading...

Report: Geely Plans To Sell 150,000 Volvos In China By 2015

Report: Geely Plans To Sell 150,000 Volvos In China By 2015
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China’s Geely is planning on moving 150,000 Volvos in China by 2015, a prediction that could very well come true in the world’s largest car market. According to reports, Geely will manufacture the Volvo XC60 and S60 in China by 2011, while discontinuing production the S40 compact sedan at its Chinese factories. Geely will establish… Continue Reading...

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Announced

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Announced
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We still have more than half of 2009 to go and already the list of 2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year nominees have been picked. That’s because the list is essentially a list of every new model for 2010. Nominated for car of the year are: the Audi S4, BMW Z4, BMW… Continue Reading...
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