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 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 Sales Up 8.2% in First Half of 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, remains firmly on course for another record year in retail sales after posting an 8.2 per cent increase for the first six months of the year. Total sales in the first half of 2017 amounted to 277,641 cars, compared to 256,563 cars a year earlier. Global retail sales in June…

Volvo to Go Radical With New 40 Line (w/ Video)

According to Volvo’s Head of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, the upcoming 40 line of Volvos can’t just be smaller versions of the successful, second-generation XC90 and redesigned XC60. They need to be different, and Ingenlath is embracing the opportunity to go radical with the new designs. 2019 Volvo XC40 and S40 Concept Cars “What we will…

New Volvo Wave Piston Boosts MPG, Cuts Emissions

Volvo Cars officially turned its attention away from diesels to focus on electrification recently, but Volvo trucks will still be dependent on diesel for the forseeable future. As such, the company is forging ahead with new design innovations intended to reduce particle emissions and improve fuel economy. The latest of these innovations is called the…

2017 Forest Park Firefighters’ 5K Charity Run

One of my favorite things about the Autobarn Volvo Oak Park is their commitment to the idea that the dealership is a part of the community it’s in. I love that concept, and- as an active member of the Oak Park community, myself- it’s great to see the Autobarn support a worthy, local cause like…

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…