Polestar is Becoming its Own, Electric Sports Car Brand

Polestar has been making a name for itself on race tracks around the world by providing some of the closest and most exciting race finishes in recent history. Now, Volvo-owned Polestar is going to be competing with the real big boys in the automotive business- by becoming a manufacturer in its own right. That’s right-…

Classic Iron: 58 MPG Volvo LCP Coupe Concept

Did you know that Volvo built a radically styled, ultra-lightweight, super-safe, sporty coupe that got more than 58 miles per gallon? Did you know they built it way back in 1983? That’s right- Volvo was exploring advanced, fuel-saving technology more than thirty years ago. One LCP 2000 concept was even powered (in one instance) by…

Classic Iron: Volvo 242 GTC Turbo (w/ Video)

I’d never heard of the Volvo 242 GTC Turbo until earlier today, when the car popped up on the Volvo subreddit under the headline, “Unknown Volvo Prototype”. Nevertheless, here it is- in all its 1970’s, graphic decal glory. Visually, the car looks like the Volvo 262 Coupé we covered here a few weeks ago– but…

Old Meets New at Tiny Cars, Italy

Volvo enthusiast Enrico Sardini recently captured an all-new Volvo V90 Cross Country parked alongside one of its spiritual forebears. The picture was snapped at Tiny Cars- an absolutely epic model vehicle shop in Milan, Italy. You can check out the Tiny Cars Facebook page by clicking here. Once you’re done, you can head on over…

Jumping Ship: Trading a Tesla for a Hybrid Volvo

Tesla has set the standard for futuristic, luxury performance cars with its all-electric Model S when it launched a few years ago. Making the move from a Model S to a seven-passenger Model X when your family outgrows the sedan, however, isn’t the no-brainer that Tesla would like it to be. At least, it wasn’t…

Volvo Polestar S60 Dominates at Nürburgring (w/ Video)

Any race at the storied Nürburgring is going to be special- but this weekend’s WTCC double-header turned out to be the best race result ever for Polestar Cyan Racing. How good was this weekend for Volvo’s go-fast division? Try a double victory, a championship lead in bo the drivers’ and constructors’ championships, and a fresh…

Randy Reviews: 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country

I’m a huge fan of the Volvo V60 Cross Country wagons. Despite having put several hundred (if not thousands) of miles on the cars over the last two years, though, I’ve never found the time to sit down and type out a solid review of the capable Swedish mid-sizer. Thankfully, my good friend, Randy Stern,…

Volvo Parent Company Buys Lotus Cars

Li Shufu, the Chinese billionaire who purchased Volvo from Ford and oversaw the company’s successful resurgence has just acquired another storied, troubled car brand to turn around: Lotus. Li’s Geely Holding Group announced, yesterday, that it will buy a 49.9 percent of Malaysian automaker Proton, as well as a 51 percent stake in Lotus Cars….

Volvo Gives Up on Diesels, Focusing on Electrics

Earlier this week, Volvo Cars’ CEO Håkan Samuelsson announced that the company’s current lineup of Drive-E diesel engines would be the last such engines produced by the Swedish car brand. Instead, he says, Volvo’s engineering focus has now switched to electric and electrified vehicles. Volvo is aggressively pushing development on its new “Modular Electrification Platform”…

Volvo Receives Award for Steel Innovation

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), honored the Volvo Car Corporation body structure team with its Automotive Excellence Award for its advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) innovations in the 2016 Volvo XC90. The award was presented today at the 16th annual Great Designs in Steel…

Volvo Polestar S60 Epic Monza Finish (w/ Video)

The last lap of the 2017 touring car race at Monza produced one of the closest finishes in the history of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Who came out ahead, though? Was it the Volvo Polestar Cyan Racing S60 or the Honda Castrol GTX Civic Si? Check out the exciting race highlight video, below,…

New Volvo XC60 to Chase Eclipse Across the US

Volvo will send a fleet of specially-equipped, all-new XC60 SUVs to a number of specially chosen locations across the US in an effort to provide live, streaming, 360-degree coverage of 2017’s solar eclipse as it crosses the US. It’s a huge undertaking for Volvo, and quite a bit more intense that typical corporate YouTube video!…