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 |  Jan 26 2014, 9:23 AM

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The 2015 Volvo V60 Review had the most eyes on it this past week on AutoGuide. 

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 3:32 PM

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The 2015 Volvo V60 and S60 models get an EPA estimated 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

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 |  Jan 21 2014, 4:27 PM

Boost or Double-Boost?


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Volvo is in the midst of a vehicular revolution. Forget the minor styling tweaks to the XC60 and S60 last year, this year the real action begins. The older-than-dirt XC90 will be redesigned in 2014, but the big news is that Volvo has decided to start the small project of overhauling the brand’s entire engine lineup with a new family of power plants called Drive-E.

Initially, two gasoline Drive-E engines will be offered here, a pair of 2.0-liter four cylinders. T5 models will come equipped with a turbocharger while T6 models will come with a turbocharger and supercharger. For now, these engines are only available with front wheel drive (FWD) and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The goal is to eventually have the entire lineup of Volvo vehicles powered by Drive-E engines. Until then, Volvo will continue to offer all-wheel drive (AWD) variants of the XC60 with the old six-cylinder engines alongside the new Drive-E FWD units.

Having to see what all the fuss is about, we were able to sample the 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 FWD recently in Las Vegas. Here are the five things you need to know about the 2015 XC60 and its Drive-E engines.

 |  Jan 15 2014, 11:23 AM

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The 2015 Ford Mustang and the Volvo Concept XC Coupe have been named the best designed production model and concept vehicle at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. 

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 |  Jan 15 2014, 10:32 AM

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Volvo vehicles being built in China will be exported to the U.S. “fairly quickly,” according to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson.

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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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 |  Jan 09 2014, 2:32 PM

Gone But Not Forgotten


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A lot went down in 2013. It was something of a banner year for the automotive business. Products continued to get better, sales steadily improved and alternative propulsion, whether in the form of electricity or diesel gained significant traction.

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 |  Jan 08 2014, 10:48 AM

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Volvo just unveiled the second of three concepts meant to preview its future product design based on its new Scalable Product Architecture.

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 |  Jan 07 2014, 7:32 PM

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Volvo is showing off its new, cloud-based Sensus Connect system at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

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 |  Jan 07 2014, 1:11 PM

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Giving us a preview of the next-generation XC90, the Volvo Concept XC Coupe has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 03 2014, 5:54 PM

Win, Lose or Drive


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The numbers are in, figures tabulated and Champaign corks popped. It’s a brand-new year and 2013 is forever in the rear-view mirror. New-vehicle sales for December have finally been reported.

Overall deliveries were pretty flat across the board. Roughly 2,600 vehicles separate last month’s performance from the same period in 2012. Cold, snowy weather kept would-be buyers away from dealerships. Still, steady as she goes beats a big drop any day.

As for they the whole of 2013 things were considerably better. Sales were up about 8 percent compared to the year prior with deliveries falling just shy of 15.6 million units. That is a major victory for the automotive industry as it continues to recover from the great recession.

As for December’s numbers, here are the top sales winners and losers for the 12th month of last year. Naturally this list excludes brands like Maybach and Suzuki that have bowed out of the market.

 |  Dec 31 2013, 4:08 PM

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Volvo has announced that its V60 wagon model will be priced from $36,215 when it arrives the U.S. early next year.

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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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 |  Dec 11 2013, 12:11 PM

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Volvo is reinventing its styling, and is bringing a new concept known as the XC Concept Coupe to the 2014 Detroit Auto Show to show off its new direction. 

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 |  Dec 02 2013, 3:05 PM

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Volvo has always been known for safety innovations and is on the forefront of autonomous technology, and the brand has announced a project that will see 100 customers driving fully autonomous vehicles on public roads in 2017. 

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 |  Dec 01 2013, 10:02 AM

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Volvo has revealed that its next-generation XC90, which will launch as a 2015 model year, will be offered with a plug-in hybrid variant.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 8:45 PM

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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.

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 |  Nov 16 2013, 9:45 AM

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Volvo will be heading to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show to show off its new design language with the automaker’s Concept Coupe.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 1:56 PM

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Polestar is Volvo’s in-house tuning outfit that pumps excitement into the Swedish automaker’s vehicles, and a new teaser has revealed that Polestar has tuned up a new Volvo vehicle, though which one remains a mystery.

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 |  Nov 08 2013, 8:02 AM

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Volvo has announced that will roll out a broad strategy in hopes of reviving itself in the U.S.

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 1:15 PM

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Volvo is known for being at the forefront of car safety, so the latest report from the IIHS should come as no surprise. Continue Reading…

 |  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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 |  Oct 24 2013, 11:10 AM

Volvo-Wireless-Charging-Main-ArtVolvo is part of an advanced research project that’s exploring inductive charging for electric vehicles. What does that mean? One word: wireless.

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