Guru Mobile Takes on Rebel Blue C30 (w/ Video)

Every gear head loves a good car detailing video, but even those can become “more of the same” when the cars they feature are boring. A T5 Volvo C30 in Rebel Blue, though? Those are many things, but they’re never boring! This video is a great commercial for a company called Guru. They make a…

Classic Iron: Volvo 242 Group A Race Car (w/ Video)

Volvo’s WTCC championship-winning Volvo Polestar S60 underscores the fact that Volvo can offer a premium performance experience on par with anything else on the market, but successful Volvos are, of course, nothing new. Volvos have been winning touring car races for more than thirty years, and one of those historic Volvo race cars is currently…

Volvo Cyan are Your New Touring Car Champions

Thanks to a number of dominating drives and an incredible win at the series finale at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit yesterday, Volvo Polestar Cyan Racing driver Thed Björk is your new 2017 WTCC champion! It’s an incredible achievement- made even more so because it happened three years early. “We entered the championship last year with…

Classic Iron: 1961 Hoyt Volvo Belly Tank Racer (25 Photos)

Here’s one you probably haven’t seen before! Built by US Air Force pilot Albert Hoyt in 1961, this aluminum belly tank racer competed in a number of SCCA events throughout the early 60s. And now, this little piece of Volvo history is for sale. Motoring Investments is listing the “Only one in the world!” special…

Lynk & Co 02 Crossover Leaked Ahead of Debut

Images of the upcoming Lynk & Co 02 crossover have been leaked ahead of the car’s official debut- and it looks ready to take on the VW Tiguan and Porsche Macan in China! There’s no official word yet on the Volvo/Geely joint venture, but it’s expected to be offered with the same T5 hybrid power…

Koenigsegg Designer Re-imagines the Volvo P1800 (w/ Video)

Back in 2009, Koenigsegg engineer and all-around petrol head Mattias Vöx began work on a modern re-imagining of the classic Volvo P1800. You can see the results of his hard work here- and they’re incredible! To make his concept/art project as feasible to build as possible, Vöx developed a space frame chassis meant to house…

Be Thankful For This Volvo LeMans Racing Concept

Psalm 100:4 – Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Here in the ‘States, it’s Thanksgiving weekend. It’s one of America’s favorite holidays, and- for many- it’s a time to reflect on the people, places, and things that make life better. Today,…

Autonomous Cars: Uber Orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). SPA is one of the most advanced…

Natural Born Thriller: Volvo T6 Polestar Engine

Almost all of the engines found in your favorite racing cars started life as street car engines. That is the usual process, but Volvo reversed it with the 362 HP, 2.0L T6 4 cyl. found in the most recent Volvo Polestar S60 and V60 models. It’s an unusual approach, but one that’s reaped many rewards-…

Video: Why You Should Buy From Volvo of Oak Park

I’ve been a bit slow updating the Volvo Jo blog these last few weeks- but video editing isn’t exactly my strong suit. Luckily, I work with some talented people who are good editors, and they’ve put together the following video highlighting some of the reasons we think you should get your Volvo cars and parts…

Something Eye-catching: the Volvo Tower in Oak Park

The Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois is mostly known for its famous residents- people like Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ernest Hemmingway, and- if you’re a bit younger- Tavi Gevinson. To may I-290 Chicago commuters, however, Oak Park might be best known for something else. Namely: the Volvo Tower. I am very familiar…

Randy Reviews: a Different View – 2017 Volvo V90 CC

The Volvo V90 Cross Country (CC) is one of the best-looking new cars on the road- but I’m Volvo Jo, so of course I think that. My good friend, Randy Stern, on the other hand, has no such Volvo-themed allegiance. He has what the kids these days call “objectivity”. Or, at least he did before…

Volvo Announces V90 CC Ocean Race (32 Photos)

Volvo Cars Celebrates Start of Volvo Ocean Race and Supports Fight Against Ocean Plastics with Special V90 Cross Country Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today reveals a special, limited edition version of its award-winning V90 Cross Country all-road estate to celebrate the start of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race. Buyers of the car will…

Video: Volvo S60 Makes the Greatest Pass in Racing

Sure, he’s not driving for Volvo anymore, but Australian V8 super car driver Scott McLaughlin has a history of making incredibly brave passes stick. You can watch the incredible pass he put on the five-time series champion in his debut race here, but that wasn’t the greatest pass in racing. The pass I’m talking about…

Volvo 760 Battlewagon Lands on Craigslist

Adding to the list of lifted, off-road Volvo battlewagons we’ve been covering over the past weeks comes this 760 series from Baltimore. The car features an adapted 3″ Grand Cherokee lift kit to clear the 31″ mud terrain tires on black powdercoated steel wheels and, frankly, looks absolutely incredible. The car appeared a little while…

Check Out This Amazingly Clean 1970 Volvo 142S

This is usually the part of the article where I tell you a bit more about the featured car’s history or the car’s owner. Maybe I talk about the extensive modifications made to its engine or suspension, or go into detail about the meticulous, behind-the-scenes restoration that went into making the special car what it…

Official: 600 HP Polestar 1 Super Coupe Revealed (25 Photos)

Polestar Unveils its First Car – the Polestar 1 Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has today revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand. Polestar confirmed plans for its first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and a customer-focussed route to market that will set a new industry benchmark…

400HP Mitsubishi-powered Volvo Amazon (w/ Video)

Volvo’s 122S Amazon is becoming more and more popular as a platform for hot rods and restomods, with everything from turbocharged BMW V8s to Dodge Viper V10s finding their way under the cars’ hoods. This Amazon continues the Amazon trend- with a 400+ HP Mitsubishi 4G63 engine! Built by Brian Block, this track-ready Volvo Amazon’s…