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Volvo 90 range goes Skype talk-and-drive

More work possible while on the move Volvo teams up with Skype Mobile and Ericsson System creates a conference room on wheels MALMO, Sweden - Volvo is adding Skype for Business to its new 90 Series and so claims to be the first automaker to launch such an in-car productivity tool. Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz, Volvo Group's vice-president… Continue reading Volvo 90 range goes Skype talk-and-drive

VOLVO STRETCHES OUT: Meet the coming S90 supersedans from China. Image: Volvo Cars
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Just out, but Volvo updates 90 Series cars

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Volvo Cars’ 90 series cars, launched not long ago, have been further improved with safety, power-train and connectivity updates, among them Android Auto The Swedish automaker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface. Peter Mertens, responsible for Volvo Car… Continue reading Just out, but Volvo updates 90 Series cars

2017 VOLVO S60 POLESTAR: Image: Quickpic/Volvo
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Volvo S60 Polestar in SA with 270kW Drive-E power

Medium-sized supercar from Volvo Maximum spec list with the price High-performance PoleStar heritage JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The latest Volvo S60 Polestar is now available in South Africa but the number is limited: only 45 units, updated for the 2017 model year. Which is numerically greater than the previous halo model in the Volvo world… Continue reading Volvo S60 Polestar in SA with 270kW Drive-E power

Volvo's first autonomous car for private public use. Image: Newspress/Volvo Cars
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Volvo goes ‘public’ with autonomous-car testing

Start of real-world autonomous testing Ordinary families to use full-auto XC90 First unit ready for mystery household GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Volvo Cars has officially launched Drive Me, describing it as "the world’s most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving experiment" and presenting an autonomous Volvo XC90 SUV as the first unit.. The car was completed… Continue reading Volvo goes ‘public’ with autonomous-car testing

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Polestar for SA: Volvo’s superstar here for Christmas

Volvo S60 Polestar gets Drive-E for more power WTCC race-car tech for 32 South African buyers Four-cylinder Drive-E engine makes 270kW GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Volvo and Polestar - the latter a performance brand owned by the Swedish automaker - have announced the launch of the quickest cars they've yet made - the 270kW/470Nm S60 sedan… Continue reading Polestar for SA: Volvo’s superstar here for Christmas

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Volvo beats survey odds to win SA Car of Year title

Volvo has won the 2016 SA Car of the Year title with its XC90 station-wagon - the second model from the brand to win the accolade in the contest's 31-year history. Second was Ford's Fusion sedan and third the Mazda2 from this year's 12 finalists, also selected by the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists. It… Continue reading Volvo beats survey odds to win SA Car of Year title

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Volvo’s ‘intelligent’ answer to autonomous-car boredom (video)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Volvo Cars is looking ahead to when its commuters can sit back and enjoy free time in their car on the daily commute. Volvo revealed at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, that it was developing intelligent high-bandwidth streaming capabilities with Ericsson to let car occupants get the most… Continue reading Volvo’s ‘intelligent’ answer to autonomous-car boredom (video)

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Volvo: End of the line for ‘luxury’ as you know it

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The world's most established luxury brands are facing the toughest challenge in their shared history of motoring, according to one of them – Volvo. Customers’ expectations and perceptions of what constitutes luxury, the company believes, are evolving more rapidly than ever before. To put this into perspective, Volvo Cars has released some… Continue reading Volvo: End of the line for ‘luxury’ as you know it

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Volvo Cars unveils global electrification strategy

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Volvo Cars has announced strategies through which a plug-in hybrid will be added to each of its conventional vehicle ranges, an entirely new range of electric smaller cars will be created and a fully electric car will be ready for sale by 2019. The Swedish automaker expects electric vehicles to account for… Continue reading Volvo Cars unveils global electrification strategy