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2021 Volvo Concept Recharge

2021 Volvo Concept Recharge

The Recharge Concept is a preview of what to expect from the future Volvo EV models

While some automakers are making switches to the future by plonking in electric powertrains to existing models, a few of them are revealing concepts to show what the future holds for them. Toyota unveiled the bZ4x concept last month and it gave us a preview of what the Japanese automaker’s future holds. Now, Volvo has given us a peek of what the Scandinavian design philosophy will look like.

Volvo has revealed the Concept Recharge in the form of a two-row SUV. At the onset, it sure looks futuristic. The Swedish automaker has retained the core aesthetic elements, like the Thor headlights, the prominent Volvo logo up front, etc. But, the question is – Can the automaker be a top dog in this paradigm shift?

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Remember the Volvo Amazon? Watch It Get Refined by a Master

Remember the Volvo Amazon? Watch It Get Refined by a Master

Chip Foose shows us what he can do with a Volvo Amazon

Design-wise, cars have come a long way. So much so that, for as long as we can remember, cars have been drawing inspiration from various places, such as animals, shapes, other cars, and even having the equivalent of human eyelids – case in point being the Lamborghini Miura. However, today we are talking about a much more unremarkable vehicle.

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2018 Volvo 360c

2018 Volvo 360c

Worried about the stress of regional flights? Take the Volvo 360c instead

Volvo has pulled the sheets off of the 360C, a fully autonomous electric concept car that showcases a new way to go about domestic travel without having to pay the exorbitant amounts attached to airline tickets. The 360c concept is essentially a bedroom on four wheels that Volvo views as a possible alternative to regional flights. It’s not expected to go into production anytime soon, but it does open the door to a new and innovative way of using autonomous driving technology.

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What in the World is Volvo Teasing?

What in the World is Volvo Teasing?

It’s supposed to be the sound of the future, or at least that’s what Volvo’s teasing

Volvo recently took to its Facebook page to unveil a teaser video, promising what could be the “sound of your ride.” No clue or hints were divulged other than the cryptic #360c hashtag. It doesn’t say anything revealing, which leads to the question on what exactly is Volvo teasing with the “sound of #360c”?

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Does the Volvo S90 Ambiance Concept Hint at a Future Where Volvo Takes on Bentley and Rolls-Royce?

Does the Volvo S90 Ambiance Concept Hint at a Future Where Volvo Takes on Bentley and Rolls-Royce?

New theme option adds lights to the S90’s ceiling

Purchased by Geely in 2010, Volvo has made a tremendous comeback to the premium market with the latest-generation XC90, the brand-new S90 sedan, and other smaller vehicles. The company’s previous competitor for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series was far from competitive, but the S90 that Volvo launched under Chinese ownership is surprisingly good. Now, the Swedish brand plans to move the S90 even higher on the luxury market with a range of new features. These were introduced at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show in the S90 Ambiance concept.

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2016 Volvo Concept 40

2016 Volvo Concept 40

Two new concepts preview the company’s next-generation compact cars

A successful manufacturer in the 1970s and especially in the 1980s, Volvo Cars has been struggling to keep up with more mainstream premium car makers for more than three decades. Sold by the Volvo Group to Ford in 1999, the automobile division continued to struggle under American ownership and was eventually bought by Geely in 2010. The Chinese automaker invested heavily in the Swedish brand and Volvo rolled out products such as the second-gen XC90 and the S90, two vehicles that seemingly have what it takes to take on the big boys of the premium market.

What’s more, Volvo began working on a new platform for smaller, compact cars, promising to develop new, exciting models. The first results of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) was just unveiled to the world in the form of two concept cars wearing the same "Concept 40" name and, from the looks of it, Volvo will keep its promise and expand its lineup with new cars that are both good-looking and efficient.

“Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out amongst the crowd. This is the flavor of small Volvos to come,” said Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president of design at Volvo Car Group.

Dubbed Concept 40.1 and Concept 40.2, the new show cars are very likely to preview the third-generation S40, which will revive the nameplate after more than four years, and a brand-new crossover likely to be called the XC40. There is no word as to when the production cars will arrive, but until Volvo spills the beans, let’s have a closer look at what the new CMA platform has to offer.

Continue reading to learn more about the Volvo Concept 40.

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