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 |  Mar 04 2014, 2:05 AM

Volvo Concept Estate

This beautiful vehicle is the Volvo Concept Estate and it just made its global debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It may simply be a design study but what exactly is it? Is it a station wagon, a hatchback or a shooting brake? Volvo calls it a three-door sports wagon but we call it beautiful.

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 |  Mar 03 2014, 3:36 PM


Hot on the heels of the Apple CarPlay announcement is this video from Volvo, which officially announces the Swedish automakers integration with the system and shows off what the infotainment interface looks like in action.

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 |  Feb 27 2014, 9:16 AM


The third in Volvo’s trio of concept previews was officially revealed today ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut next week.

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 |  Feb 26 2014, 5:05 PM

Volvo Concept Estate

Photos of the Volvo Concept Estate have leaked ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 21 2014, 10:02 AM


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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 |  Feb 20 2014, 11:39 AM


During the upcoming  Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Volvo will showcase a new technology it calls “Roam Delivery.”

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 |  Feb 19 2014, 3:29 PM


Volvo is relaunching a line of special edition vehicles to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Volvo Ocean Race. 

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 |  Feb 17 2014, 12:02 PM


K-Pax Racing, a team known for fielding Volvos just announced it will campaign a pair of McLaren 12C GT3 cars in the Pirelli World Challenge sports car series this year.

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 7:27 AM


Volvo has confirmed that its third concept car previewing the brand’s future will make its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 10 2014, 8:15 AM


Volvo isn’t typically known for building sports cars, but that image is changing quickly with the aid of Polestar Performance,.

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 |  Feb 07 2014, 1:01 PM

Ask AutoGuide.

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We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 1:09 PM


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.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 6:32 PM


Sales Winners and Losers January 2014

Welcome to 2014! Apparently in Chinese Astrology it’s the year of the “wood horse” but let’s hope this timber pony can canter away and carry the auto industry to continuing sales success. Which brands drove away with buckets of cash and which ones took a tumble down the stairs? Let’s take a peek at last month’s showroom winners and losers.

Overall the market took a small slide in 2014’s first month. January’s inhospitable weather likely kept shoppers at home huddled in front of their heat registers instead of out and about shopping for cars. Compared to the same time period in 2013, new-vehicle deliveries declined three percent to a little more than one million units.

Sales moved in the wrong direction, though fortunately the decline wasn’t severe. Still, a number of automakers did post some welcome gains, though these were offset by others that dropped.

 |  Feb 03 2014, 5:15 PM


AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have caught the 2015 Volvo XC90 in prototype form testing in northern Sweden.

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Volvo’s Confusing New Trim Levels Explained

It’s a Venerable 'T' Party

 |  Feb 03 2014, 11:45 AM


Luxury automakers like to mess with us. That is the only conclusion we can come up with when looking at various manufacturer’s vehicle nomenclature.

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 |  Jan 28 2014, 10:02 AM


Volvo and Chinese parent company Geely are working together on a sub-compact car that will be used exclusively by the Chinese automaker.

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 |  Jan 26 2014, 9:23 AM


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


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?

2015 volvo xc60 drive-e review

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


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


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


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


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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