A Volvo Saved My Life Story (Official)

A Brazilian customer in a brand new XC60 rounded a corner, and two cows appeared on the road. The Large Animal Detection system slowed the car down, but a severe collision was unavoidable. Luckily, the driver could walk out of the car unharmed. 2018 Volvo XC60 v. Beef When the police arrived at the scene…

2018 Volvo XC60 v. 2017 Solar Eclipse

We’ve been talking about it for months, and today is the day! Throughout the day, Volvo- in conjunction with CNN- will be sending a fleet of specially-equipped 2018 XC60s of specially chosen locations across the US in an effort to provide live, streaming, 360-degree VR coverage of 2017’s solar eclipse. You can read the official…

Koenigsegg Agera R is on Sale NOW

You’re a millionaire, so you probably already know that there is currently a four-year wait to buy one of Christian von Koenigsegg’s eponymous super cars. Of course, if you’re willing to pay a little bit more, you can have one now. This one, to be exact. The Koenigsegg Agera R you see here has a…

Volvo Connected Trucks (w/ Video)

Volvo Trucks hopes that owners and drivers will be able to see their connected vehicles as something more than just a simple truck. So much more, in fact, that owner operators may come to see their trucks as intelligent business partners. With the ability to “think for itself” in order to maximize fuel efficiency and…

Classic Iron: 1952 Volvo Philip Concept (w/ Video)

In the early post-war years, wealthy Swedish carbuyers were drawn to big, audaciously-styled, V8-powered American cars. In an effort to capitalize on carbuyers’ infatuation, Volvo developed the car you see here. Meet the 1952 Volvo Philip. The Philip was the very first car designed by Volvo’s own styling department, which was founded in 1950 and…

Turbocharged, V8, AWD 1967 Volvo Amazon

For the people on the outside looking in, car culture can seem like a strange thing. For the people that get it, however, nothing is quite as exciting as seeing a project car like this one: an all-wheel drive, turbocharged, V8-powered 1967 Volvo Amazon. Built by Filip Malm and photographed by Speedhunters’ Dino Dalle Carbonare,…

Classic Iron: 1972 Volvo VESC (w/ Video)

Front and rear impact-absorbing bumpers, 4 wheel anti-lock disc brakes, automatically retracting safety belts, centrally located fuel tank, and even a rear facing camera that projected the car’s surroundings to a large screen placed in the middle of the dashboard and even gave the driver proximity warnings when they were in reverse. That sounds like…

Volvo Pride Chicago 2017 (Gallery)

We just got back from Volvo Pride 2017- and it was a blast! Volvo Pride is a two-day event introducing Volvo sales and service staff from around the country to the newest Volvo models and processes. There were, of course, delicious meals at the meet and greet and opportunities to meet corporate staff and colleagues…

Pulitzer-winning Photog Turns 2018 XC60 into a Camera

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker best known for its leadership in safety, has teamed up with three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and artist Barbara Davidson for a world-first – using the on-board safety cameras of the new Volvo XC60 to create a special collection of photographs. This is the first time ever that a car…

Geely and Volvo JV to Develop LYNK & CO Brand

Chinese automaker Geely has completed the formal formation of two joint venture projects with Volvo Cars and Malaysia’s Proton (Lotus) to develop the company’s new, upscale “Lynk & Co” brand. The companies recently issued a joint press release, highlighting how the economies of scale that come with sharing expensive power train and battery development costs…

Volvo Ads: Every Drop Counts

Back in 2011, Volvo’s commercial truck division launched a new ad campaign focused on the idea that Every Drop Counts in a bid to promote its new trucks’ emphasis on fuel economy and reducing environmental impact. The message of the “Every Drop Counts” campaign was repeated by Volvo CEO Staffan Jufors, who explained that “lower…

Classic Iron: Volvo 480ES Coupe

Volvo’s 480ES was launched in 1985, and played a hugely important role in defining Volvo design for the next thirty years (so far!). That’s because the 480ES was the first mass-produced front-wheel drive Volvo car. That’s right- the transversely mounted, 4 cylinder, turbocharged engine and transmission layout that can be seen in even the latest…