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 |  Feb 07 2014, 1:01 PM

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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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Volvo’s Confusing New Trim Levels Explained

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 11:45 AM

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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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 |  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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 |  Sep 05 2013, 4:52 PM

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Attention Volvo drivers, your shiny new 2014 model car or crossover may have an electrical glitch. The automaker is recalling nearly 8,000 vehicles to correct a computer-related problem.

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 |  Aug 01 2013, 4:01 PM

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Volvo has announced pricing for its 2014 model lineup, which delivers the biggest renewal of existing models in the Swedish automaker’s history.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 1:02 PM

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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.

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 |  May 17 2013, 12:50 PM

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Volvo has been teasing what appeared to be a new car announcement, but it turns out that it was teasing a new music video from DJ trio Swedish House Mafia that features the new Volvo XC60.

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 |  May 13 2013, 10:11 AM

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Volvo has announced that a new group of engines has started production, ready to be used in cars as early as this fall. Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 12 2013, 1:17 PM

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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 trained, nationally certified Oracles are ready, willing and usually able to help new-car shoppers in distress. Think of them as caped crusaders fighting for what’s right… as long as they don’t have to get up from their desks or change out of their Velcro Hush Puppies.

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 |  Mar 11 2013, 4:01 PM

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American Volvo dealerships could be showcasing new V60 wagons, thanks to an effort by the Swedish automaker that will make it more relevant to new car buyers. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 05 2013, 3:25 AM

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.

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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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 |  Mar 19 2012, 9:01 PM

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 leaks, increasing the likelihood of a vehicle fire. The recall will begin on April 13th and dealerships will inspect the underbody to remove any excess coating and ensure that the fuel lines have not been damaged. If the fuel lines are damaged, the dealerships will replace them free of charge.

Luckily no crashes on injuries related to the issue have been reported.

 |  Mar 02 2012, 12:15 PM

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Volvo has issued a recall for 17,000 vehicles today, for risk of front/side airbags not deploying in a crash. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of side airbag issues in the past few weeks, but Volvo is very specific about why this occurs.

2012 models of the Volvo S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 are affected.

Volvo states that the issue is with one of its wiring harnesses, that can become disconnected while adjusting a seats position. As a result, side or front airbags may not deploy properly, if at all. Additionally, the seat-belt pretensioner may not deploy as well.

Volvo says that these issues increase the risk of injury when involved in a crash, and are notifying owners if their vehicle is affected.

For more info contact NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at: 1-888-327-4236