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Polestar’s First EV Looks Like Modern Take on Classic Volvo P1800

Order bank opens next week in 18 global markets.

by on Mar.07, 2018

The Volvo P1800 reborn? Not quite. This is the all-new Polestar 1 performance PHEV.

It started out as a motorsports contender then went on to become Volvo’s in-house performance tuner. But with the debut of the Polestar 1 at this week’s Geneva Motor Show, Polestar formally transitions into Volvo’s high-performance sub-brand.

And it will focus exclusively on vehicles with electrified drivetrains. The Polestar 1 features a twin-motor plug-in hybrid coupe churning out an impressive 600 horsepower. Pure battery-electric offerings will follow, company officials said, while adding that they plan to take a novel approach to selling their low-volume, high-performance offerings.


“We will focus on electric mobility and make it a reality by having something that is not just a dogmatic electric vehicle but something that is desirable to drive,” said Thomas Ingenlath, the former head of Volvo design who, late last year, was reassigned to run Polestar.


Volvo Offering World’s First Pedestrian Airbag

Safety systems also can brake for foot traffic.

by on Mar.08, 2012

Volvo introduces the world's first pedestrian airbag system on the new V40.

By even the most conservative estimates airbags have saved thousands of lives since the auto industry began phasing them into widespread use two decades ago.  And now, Volvo is betting it can also save pedestrian lives with the world’s first external airbag.

The new system is one of the many high-tech safety features being introduced on the Swedish maker’s new V40 wagon, which is itself making its world debut at this week’s Geneva Motor Show.

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The 5-door features – as one might expect of Volvo – a wide range of advanced safety technology, and along with the new airbag system the V40 has Volvo’s Pedestrian Detection technology designed to prevent a collision in the first place.

The V40 itself is based on an all-new architecture that is intended to serve as the platform for a wide variety of upcoming Volvo products, including replacements for the current C30 coupe, S40 sedan and even the bigger V50 wagon.


No Polish Joke: Polish Website Leaks Pics of New Volvo V40

Details to come at Geneva Motor Show.

by on Feb.23, 2012

A Facebook leak provides us with a clear picture of the new Volvo S40.

Somebody is going to need to plug the leak in Geneva – not us of course.  It seems like every day we catch a glimpse of another one of the many products that are scheduled to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.  And today brought a pair of inadvertent early releases, the Audi A3 and, here, the new Volvo V40.

Images of the Swedish 5-door offering – which just happens to be targeted against the likes of the Audi A3 – surfaced on Polish magazine Motodziennik’s Facebook page a good week ahead of schedule.

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Until now, Volvo has only offered a fuzzy silhouette image to tease interest.

For the moment, Volvo isn’t providing any additional details, hoping it can still draw a crowd to its stand at Geneva’s PALExpo Convention Center.  But we’re hearing enough about the new wagon to offer a few hints of what is planned.