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First Drive: 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design

First Drive: 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design

Vehicles have gotten so good these days for a lot of reasons, and it is more difficult for any manufacturer to get its vehicle to stand out in almost any competitive segment. Even flashy sheet metal won’t do the trick and technical innovation appears to have an...
EU Auto Tariffs Deadline Fast Approaching

EU Auto Tariffs Deadline Fast Approaching

With one trade war already underway, the White House could kick off another battle this weekend as the May 18 deadline nears for Pres. Donald Trump to decide whether to impose tariffs on European auto imports. Any move would follow the completion of a Commerce...
Volvo Bringing Out Full-Electric XC40 By Year’s End

Volvo Bringing Out Full-Electric XC40 By Year’s End

Volvo is expanding its electric vehicle line-up, in a manner of speaking, with the news that it plans to release an all-electric version of its popular small utility vehicle, the XC40, by the end of this year. The Swedish-based, Chinese-owned automaker recently...
Volvo Raises $677M With New Bond Issue

Volvo Raises $677M With New Bond Issue

More than half a year removed from squelching a run at a stock market listing, Volvo Cars raised 600 million euros, or $677 million, with a new bond issue on Tuesday. The new issue is the second in the last year for the Swedish/Chinese automaker, which is owned by...
Volvo Using Cameras to Prevent Distracted, Drunk Driving

Volvo Using Cameras to Prevent Distracted, Drunk Driving

Volvo Cars is looking to finish what it loosely describes as a safety “triangle” by using in-car cameras and other sensors to prevent crashes and fatalies due to drunk or distracted drivers by 2021. Last month, the company introduced the first “side” of the triangle...
Volvo to Limit Speed of All Future Models to 112 MPH

Volvo to Limit Speed of All Future Models to 112 MPH

As part of its plan to prevent all deaths in future products, Volvo said Monday that it will limit the top speed to a maximum 180 kmh, or 112 mph starting with all models produced in 2021. The automaker has laid out a strategy, dubbed Vision 2020, that aims to prevent...