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    1. The Safety Innovation That Put Volvo on the Map Is Behind Its Largest Recall

      To be fair, three-point seat belts didn’t exactly set American consumers on fire back in 1959, but the innovation eventually caught on, becoming the industry’s dominant passive restraint. Yet even...
    2. Volvo Partners with Waymo to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles

      Waymo is set to become Volvo’s exclusive level 4 autonomous drive partner thanks to a new deal inked by the companies.  The deal will see the auto manufacturer and the tech company working together...
    3. Polestar 2 Performance Pack Adds Brembo Brakes, Ohlins Dampers

      Featuring Brembo brakes, Öhlins dampers, 22 available driver settings, and lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels, the Polestar 2’s Performance Pack will be familiar to any fans of Volvo—and that’s...
    4. Polestar Launches Annual Design Challenge

      Inspired by the creative posts shared to its Instgram page, Polestar is launching a formal design challenge for students and professionals. The brief for the contest is to design something “that...
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      HEICO takes a stand

      Even a Volvo limited to a top speed of 180 km/h can provide enormous driving pleasure. This is shown by HEICO SPORTIV’s extensive range. Nevertheless, the Volvo tuner from Germany takes a clear “yes...
    6. Volvo’s Largest Chinese Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

      Volvo is saving 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year thanks to a new supply contract that means 100% of the power its Chengdu plant uses is renewable. The plant is its largest in China and is the latest...
    7. Polestar Koenigsegg Collab Sadly Doesn’t Include Actual Engineering

      Earlier this week, we were excited to report two of Sweden’s top three manufacturers, Polestar and Koenigsegg, were teasing a collaboration. Today, Car and Driver reports that the collaboration will...
    8. Volvo Poaches Designers from Mercedes and Facebook

      Volvo has just welcomed two new designers to the team and their CVs have the company excited. Claudia Braun and Thomas Stovicek join Volvo Global Design team, though they will occupy two very...
    9. Polestar and Koenigsegg are Planning “Something Exciting”

      With twin posts coming from Koenigsegg and Polestar this week promising something both ‘exciting” and “interesting, we can’t remember being this eager to find out more since Gabbo. The brands each...
    10. Polestar Finds Single-Account Payment Method for Charging Across Europe

      Polestar has partnered with Plugsurfing in Europe to try to simplify charging as much as possible. The service will come standard with every Polestar and includes an RFID tag that allows owners to...
    11. Volvo Cars Implementing COVID-19 Measures in Dealerships

      As businesses and dealerships start to open again, Volvo is announcing that its dealerships across America will implement stringent safety measures to protect its employees and customers during the...
    12. Volvo CEO Believes Pandemic Will Cause Rush on EVs

      Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo’s CEO, believes that the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate the decline of the internal combustion engine. The executive made his comments in a Financial Times Global Boardroom...
    13. Volvo Kindly Offers Us a Walkaround of the XC40 Recharge

      Volvo has called on a group of its product experts to give you a full walk around of the XC40 Recharge.  That’s Volvo’s new little EV, which is capable of going more than 320 km on a charge (roughly...
    14. Volvo Limits All its Cars Top Speeds to 112 MPH

      Volvo Cars today announced that every car it now sells has a limited top speed of 180 km/h or roughly 112 mph. The automaker says that this move will help close the gap to zero serious injuries or...
    15. Rumor: Volvo to Raise the Stakes with XC100

      Volvo will begin introducing the second generations of its new fleet of cars next year. Once the new XC90 is revealed, Volvo will reportedly up the ante with the XC100. According to Motor Trend,...
    16. As of 2022, Volvos Can be Equipped with Autonomous Hardware

      Although Volvo’s reinvention under Geely still feels new, the second generation of new Volvos is right around the corner. And with it, Volvo wants to be ready for autonomous driving. As of 2022,...
    17. Polestar’s UK R&D Marks First Cake Day

      We wish times were better, but it’s a happy birthday to Polestar’s UK Research and Development team. What started as just 56 team members has more than doubled in the first year of operations for the...
    18. Volvo to Lay Off 1,300 White Collar Workers in Sweden

      Volvo Cars has announced that it will lay off 1,300 white-collar position in Sweden to “effectively position the company for long term growth,” according to a statement today. Volvo says that its...
    19. The Polestar 2 is the First EV to be Crash Tested by the Volvo Group

      Famed for its safety, Volvo is among the only automakers not simply satisfied with local governments crash tests. As a member of the Volvo Group, Polestar is equally committed to the safety of the...
    20. The Polestar 2 Will Start at $59,900 in the US

      Polestar today announced that pricing for the Polestar 2 would start at $59,900, lower than initially targeted in order to allow it to apply for state incentives in important markets. “We are quite...
    21. Volvo to Start Reopening European Plants on April 20

      Volvo will reopen its Torslanda plant in Sweden next week. The decision follows downtime at the plant caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Work will start on April 20, according to Volvo. The decision...
    22. Volvo May Have to Cut Back on Facelifts and R&D

      As a response to the cost of the coronavirus, Volvo may cut future costs by slowing R&D and mid-cycle refresh spending. The measures would not, according to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, affect the...
    23. The Precept Concept Car Previews Polestar’s Sustainable Future

      The Polestar Precept is a vision into the future for the automaker, so it should hardly come as a surprise that the car is full of environmentally sustainable materials. Intended to be shown off at...
    24. Volvo and Veoneer Split Up Autonomous Subbrand 50-50

      Zenuity, a joint venture of Volvo and Veoneer, will be split down the middle to, as Volvo puts it, accelerate autonomous technology development. The split will divide Zenuity into two parts, the...
    25. Volvo Car USA Launches New Service Program + App, “Volvo Valet”

      In a continued effort to support customers and improve the Volvo ownership experience, this new vehicle pickup and delivery service allows all U.S. Volvo owners to have their cars serviced without...
    26. Volvo Warns that its Earnings Will be Hurt in 2020

      Along with the rest of the automotive world and, indeed, the rest of the economy, Volvo is warning that its 2020 earnings will be affected by the coronavirus. “The weakening market and production...
    27. Polestar 2 Production Starts in China Despite Coronavirus

      In a letter sent out to prospective customers and posted to polestar-forum.com, Polestar announced that it had begun production on the Polestar 2. This despite production stoppages around the world...
    28. Volvo to Recall 750,000 Cars Worldwide Over Autonomous Emergency Braking Fault

      A fault in Volvo’s emergency braking system is prompting a worldwide recall of 750,000 vehicles, reports Autocar. The fault was discovered by Denmark’s motoring body, FDM during a road test in 2019....
    29. Volvo Cars Looks to Rail Against Emissions

      Volvo Cars has announced it will be using more rail and less road to help reduce CO2 emissions from manufacturing and transportation of its vehicles. The plan, the company says, is especially...
    30. Electric XC40 Priced Higher than Base XC90 in the UK

      Volvo has announced the pricing for the all electric XC40 in the UK and the price is rather high at £53,155. Put another way, that’s a thousands pounds more than base price for the XC90. That price...
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