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,…

Offroad-ready V8 Volvo 240 Lands on eBay

Old Volvo 240s are already referred to as “tanks” by their loving fans, but there are ways to make the durable wagons even more tank-ish. One was it to simply drop a 240 shell onto a 4WD truck frame. Another, more ambitious way to beef up the 240? Upgrade everything. Upgrade everything is the path…

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…

Classic Iron: 1972 Volvo 1800E on BAT (35 Photos)

This incredibly clean ’72 Volvo 1800E showed up on the Bring a Trailer auction site a few days ago, and it is absolutely stunning. The high-resolution photo gallery is huge, and includes pictures of service receipts, shots from underneath the car, and even a driving video that I’ve included, above. You can check out the…

Volvo Hot Rod Jakob Epic Build Gallery (90 Photos)

The Volvo ÖV 4 was the first car produced by the now storied brand. Affectionately called “the Jakob” after the Swedish name-day tradition (the prototype was finished on July 25th), this was the car that transformed Volvo from a manufacturer of ball bearings into a bona fide car maker. As part of the 80th anniversary…

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…

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…