4×4 Volvo 245 vs. the Zombie Apocalypse

Guys, I’ve found it, the safest way to navigate the apocalypse. Meet the custom-built Startjeep TL12 Volvo 245, as built by Jonas Pettersson. This singularly customized Volvo 245 wagon surfaced on Sweden’s Blocket site a few days ago. As you can see, it combines the stout construction and practical cargo-carrying capacity of the classic Volvo…

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…

Showdown: New vs. Old Volvo Crash Test (Video)

Everyone knows Volvo puts people, and their safety, first. That’s the motivation behind Volvo’s reputation for building incredibly tough, survivable cars, and that’s why many people will tell you that, if you are in a crash, you want to be in a Volvo. That bit of wisdom begs the question, however: What happens if the…

Volvo Iron Knight: World’s Fastest Truck (w/ Video)

With more than 2,400 HP on tap, there was no way Volvo’s specially built, high-performance Iron Knight racing truck was ever going to be slow. Just how fast it is, however, might still come as a bit of a surprise. Last year, Volvo brought out a team from the FIA to establish, officially, just how…

Classic Iron: 1984 Volvo 240 Police Car

The 1984 Volvo 240 police car you see here was presumably built as a demonstrator for the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department. It doesn’t seem to have ever seen service- and that’s too bad, because it is definitely one of the coolest police cruisers I have ever seen! The car is currently for sale on Craigslist…

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…

Driven: 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

Last week, I got to spend some quality time behind the wheel of the new for 2018 Volvo XC60. It’s a great car filled with the sort of neat little details that used to be called “character” in the 70s, and it’s powered by an absolutely bonkers little 316 HP four-cylinder engine that is both…

Classic Iron: 2007 Volvo XC70 Surf Rescue Concept

Like many of you, I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for the Volvo XC70. To me, it’s the perfect balance of utility, handling, and under-the-radar luxury for going up fire roads in the fall. Every once in a while, though, I find myself wishing the XC70 had a bit more of a summer…

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…

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…