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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Volvo S90 T8 Inscription in Malaysia (20 Photos)

Volvo fans in the US are still “patiently” awaiting the North American debut of the new S90 T8 Twin Engine hybrid- but, Malaysia? Malaysian buyers don’t have to wait any longer! Paul Tan has put together a great photo gallery of some of the first S90 T8s to hit the dealers’ lots. The S90 T8,…

Official: Volvo Will Build its Next XC90 in the US

Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, today announces that the next generation of the XC90 large premium SUV will be built in its new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina from 2021. This takes Volvo Cars’ total investment in its US manufacturing operations to over USD 1.1 billion and will raise the total of new jobs…

Inside Look: 2019 Volvo XC40 Crossover (w/ Video)

Volvo’s all-new XC40 compact SUV was revealed last week in Milan, and details about the car’s “clutter-free” design philosophy and innovative marketing strategy have been coming out ever since. As the first example of Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, too, the car has a lot of questions to answer. To answer those question, Volvo…

Changing How People Buy Cars: Care by Volvo (w/ Video)

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is inventing a new model of car access with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 and the new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. This will make having a car as transparent, easy and hassle free as having a phone: a national, ready-negotiated monthly fee, combined with getting a…

Meet the All-new 2018 Volvo XC40 (40 Photos)

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today further expanded its line-up of premium SUVs with the launch of its new XC40 small premium SUV in Milan, Italy. At the same time as it introduces the XC40, Volvo Cars also reinvents the traditional model of car ownership with its new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. Care…

Volvo Calls New XC40 the End of Clutter (w/ Video)

Volvo Cars today declares an end to a problem faced daily by drivers around the globe: a lack of suitable and functional storage space inside their car. With its innovative approach inside the new XC40 small city SUV, set to be launched in the coming weeks, Volvo Cars takes the lead in the small premium…

2018 Volvo XC40 Leaked Ahead of Geneva

Volvo is set to unveil its all-new XC40 SUV next week in Geneva. You know what they say about the best laid plans, though- a number of press photographs leaked earlier this morning of the production 2018 Volvo XC40. Sharp-eyed readers will notice a large center screen featuring the same Volvo Sensus system found in…

Volvo Cars Reports 15.5 Percent Growth in August

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is heading for another record year in retail sales after posting a double digit global sales growth of 15.5 per cent in August compared to the same period last year. Total sales for the January to August period amounted to 359,798 cars, up 8.7 per cent compared to the…

Volvo Cars USA is Getting a New CEO

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is strengthening its executive management team with the appointment of new Senior Vice Presidents for the Americas region and for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Effective September 15, Lex Kerssemakers will be responsible for the EMEA region. Mr. Kerssemakers was previously Senior Vice President for Volvo Americas…

A Volvo Saved My Life Story

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…