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2018 Volvo XC60 wins Autotrader's "Must Test Drive Award" for 2018

The Autotrader Must Test Drive Awards is intended to benefit a broad set of shoppers by highlighting a diverse group of 12 vehicles that simply must be seen and experienced to believe. Logging thousands of miles, the Autotrader editorial experts chose the winners of the annual Must Test Drive Awards based on a wide-ranging set of criteria, including interior comfort and materials, available technology features and ride quality, and each vehicle was agreed upon unanimously by the entire editorial team. To be considered for a Must Test Drive Award, a vehicle must be of the current or next model-year and…
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New Volvo XC40 is named 2018 European Car of the Year

The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars, the premium car maker.

“Winning this award with our new XC40 is perfect timing,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “Volvo now has three globally available SUVs in its range for the first time. The XC40 will be a strong contributor to further growth, taking us into a new and fast-growing small SUV segment.”

The XC40 win means that the…

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All-New Volvo XC60 Named 2018 North American Utility of the Year


DETROIT, Michigan (January 15, 2018) The all-new Volvo XC60 luxury compact SUV is the 2018 North American Utility of the Year™, the second Volvo in three years to win the coveted award after the XC90 won in 2016. The announcement was made today during a press conference at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Completely redesigned for 2018 the XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others, but to drive. The exterior has an athletic stance thanks to Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture platform (SPA) with exquisite details including signature Thor’s Hammer headlights…

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Volvo Joins Automakers, NHTSA & IIHS on Automatic Emergency Braking Agreement

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that 20 major automakers signed a commitment to make Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning standard on vehicles starting 2022. Volvo has had Automatic Emergency Braking standard since 2014, with Forward Collision Warning becoming standard on all new Volvos by 2018, well ahead of the agreement's schedule.

“Automatic Emergency Braking…

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No Key Needed for a Volvo in the Near Future

For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. In a ground-breaking move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars plans to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017.

 

Volvo customers will be offered an application for their mobile phones to replace the physical key with a digital key. The innovative Bluetooth-enabled digital key technology, will offer Volvo customers far more flexibility, enabling them to benefit from entirely new ways to use and share cars.

 

The new Volvo app enables the digital key on the customer…

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Volvo Cars reveals global integration of Spotify streaming music service in new models

Volvo Cars is the first car maker to integrate the hugely popular Spotify music streaming service globally in its new cars, starting with the new Volvo XC90, S90 and V90 this spring it was announced at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.

The Swedish car maker has worked closely with the popular streaming music service to ensure a natural and familiar user interface in the car. The integration takes advantage of Spotify’s most appreciated features…

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Volvo Cars reveals stylish and versatile new V90 wagon

The eagerly-awaited Volvo V90 was revealed today in Stockholm, Sweden. The stylish and versatile V90 is the latest in the luxury car maker’s top-of-the-line 90 series sitting alongside the award winning XC90 SUV and the recently-launched S90 luxury sedan.

Building on Volvo Cars’ indisputable heritage in the wagon segment, that began over 60 years ago with the Volvo Duett, the new V90 takes the luxury wagon a clear step forward in terms of aesthetics, materials and finish, while living up to the ultimately practical nature of any true wagon.

“We have a very strong position in the wagon segment…

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New Volvo S90 Luxury Sedan, XC90 SUV Presented With Three Awards at 2016 Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, IL (February 11, 2016) -- The new Volvo S90 luxury sedan made its Chicago debut today at the Chicago Auto Show, while the XC90 SUV presented with three awards. Volvo’s complete lineup of premium cars will be on display at McCormick Place February 12-21.

The S90 has been widely praised since its reveal to the world’s press in December for its stunning exterior and sumptuous interior. Its proud yet non-aggressive face, characterised by a concave grille, itself a homage to the Volvo P1800, is home to Volvo’s new Iron Mark. The T-shaped Thor’s Hammer lights deliver…

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