Photo Gallery: Volvo Polestar 1 at Geneva 2018

Some of my good friends from Important Media happened to be on the ground at the Geneva Motor Show this week. And, while they were probably really there to check out things like the new electric Jaguar I-Pace and the 1900 HP Rimac C Two, they happened to take some shots of the new Polestar…

2019 Volvo V60 Officially Revealed (85 Photos)

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today revealed the new V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate, underlining the Swedish company’s position as a maker of cars that combine good looks with everyday practicality. The car was launched in its natural habitat – the driveway of a family home in Stockholm – highlighting Volvo Cars’ pedigree in…

Volvo Cars Reports Record Operating Profits in 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has reported a strong 27.7 per cent increase in operating profit in 2017, earning a record SEK14.1 billion compared to SEK11.0 billion in 2016, driven by global sales of 571,577 cars. Net revenue for the period increased 16.6 per cent to SEK210.9 billion compared to SEK180.9 billion in 2016,…

Geely Volvo Announces Joint Venture w/ VIA Motors

Founded by industry favorite Bob Lutz, electric truck-builder Via had big plans. Back in 2015, the company had plans to sell 50,000 new vehicles by 2018– which, I mean, just didn’t happen. As recently as August of last year, in fact, Via was still talking about putting an electric pick up on the road “within…

Volvo Engine Plant is Officially Carbon Neutral

Volvo Cars’ engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, has become the company’s first climate-neutral manufacturing plant, having switched to renewable heating as of 1 January 2018. Skövde is the first plant in Volvo Cars’ global manufacturing network to reach this status, which marks a significant step towards the company’s vision of having climate-neutral global manufacturing operations…

2019 Volvo S60, V60 Interior Leaked (w/ Video)

It’s hard to know, for sure, what you’re looking at when you see a concept video like this one, below, by Garmin. One thing that’s certain, however, is that it looks an awful lot like a Volvo interior. Thing is, if it is a Volvo interior, it belongs to a car that we haven’t yet…

Meet David Bowie’s Classic 1981 Volvo 262C

I think most people would agree that David Bowie was a genius. A musician, actor, producer, and tireless promoter, Bowie helped to shape the path of popular music for more than five decades until his death in 2016. More significantly to this blog, however, was the fact that Bowie was also a Volvo driver. Meet…

Sustainability and Profitability – a Golden Combination for Volvo

Volvo Cars’ focus on sustainability is not just beneficial for people and the planet. It is also good for the company’s balance sheet. Here are some of the reasons why. 12 trillion US dollars. That is the estimated value of market opportunities for the private sector in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),…

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…