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Volvo has been in the car-making business for 92 years now. The company is best known for handsomely contributing to the safety aspects in a car. In fact, the three-point seatbelt that is used in every single car built today was invented by Volvo. The Swedish automaker has all the traits and features in all its cars that would make them best-sellers, but it still lags behind for some reason. The design philosophy can be considered as the culprit too. While I’m a fan of the Scandinavian look, some folks find it too edgy and sharp for their liking. The company has potent powertrains in its lineups, but they are appreciated much, perhaps because of their unorthodox specifications. Even in butch SUVs, Volvo offers tiny 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines. People who live by ‘no replacement for displacement’ don’t even give these cars a second look. Volvo has also been subject to a lot of collaborations and different owners over the years and is currently owned by China’s Geely Holding Group. Nevertheless, Volvo cars are splendid machines that not just great to drive, but are also filled to the brim with features and gadgets to die for.

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Refreshed Volvo XC60 Glows Up With New Heico Sportiv Body Kit

Refreshed Volvo XC60 Glows Up With New Heico Sportiv Body Kit

The Volvo XC60 looks sportier than ever as a result

The Volvo XC60 was given a mid-cycle facelift for the 2022 model year, bringing with it shaper looks across all variants along with a new Android Automotive infotainment system. Naturally, tuning companies will be quick to adapt to its new looks, and Heico Sportiv is no exception.

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Volvo Becomes Victim Of Cyber Attack, Confirms R&D Data Has Been Stolen

Volvo Becomes Victim Of Cyber Attack, Confirms R&D Data Has Been Stolen

How will this affect Volvo’s operations?

As we live in an ever-digitalized world, cybercrimes will continue to grow. Even large companies with supposedly strong cybersecurity can be a victim of this growing problem. Volvo is the latest automaker to suffer from a cyberattack, and it recently released a press statement confirming the incident.

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Can A Sensible Swedish Station Wagon Take On The Honda Civic Type R?

Can A Sensible Swedish Station Wagon Take On The Honda Civic Type R?

The Volvo V60 T6 is a modern-day Sleeper, but can it take on one of the best hot hatchbacks on sale today?

We all know that drag races between stock cars are not as exciting as a full-on drag battle between highly modified cars. That said, it’s interesting to see how two very different vehicles stack up against one another. The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Honda Civic Type R and Volvo V60 T6 to meet at the drag strip. Can the sensible Swedish wagon win against one of the best hot hatchbacks currently on sale?

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2022 Volvo C40 Recharge - The Swedish Automaker's Crossover With A Sloping Roofline

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge - The Swedish Automaker’s Crossover With A Sloping Roofline

The C40 Recharge is a sloping roofline-version of the XC40 Recharge and comes with impressive specs, but a poor 210-mile range and a $59,000-price tag

Volvo announced the C40 Recharge for the U.S. market back in March this year. It is essentially a crossover version of the XC40. The U.S. market is known to welcome crossover coupes with arms wide open and Volvo accepted the invitation. For the 2022 XC40, Volvo introduced two new trims – Plus and Ultimate. But, the C40 will be offered only in the top-spec Ultimate spec. Aside from the looks, it comes with a premium cabin and a ton of creature comforts. The downside, however, is the range. The C40 Recharge is offered with a range of 210 miles, which isn’t too impressive for a vehicle that costs close to $60,000.

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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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Watch the Volvo P1800 Cyan Get Sideways the Scandinavian Way

Watch the Volvo P1800 Cyan Get Sideways the Scandinavian Way

Seeing it makes you want to spend $500,000 to buy one

Cyan Racing’s Volvo P1800 is a stunning resto-mod that’s capable of turning snow-covered roads into its personal playground. The Swedish racing outfit brought the P1800 to Åre, a small town north of Volvo’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden for some fun runs in sub-zero temperatures.

Sending a car that weighs under 2,200 but packs 420 horsepower on less-than-stellar roads might sound dangerous for some, but it also could be a fun experience for those who know how to drive the P1800 in these conditions.

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2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country - Driven

2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country - Driven

Can a station wagon survive an SUV world?

It’s almost ancient history now, but the Volvo station wagon spent years as a staple of upscale families. Luxurious without being ostentatious, known for its safety, and able to carry plenty of cargo, it was a fixture at field hockey practice — at least until SUVs took over that mantle. Even in the Volvo lineup, the station wagon is an afterthought next to the XC40, XC60, and XC90 crossovers.

But is that because SUVs are better than station wagons? Or are wagons unfairly overlooked and deserving of more attention? Volvo does still sell two wagons: the compact V60 and the midsize V90. We spent a week with the Volvo V60 Cross Country to see what a Volvo station wagon has to offer in this decade.

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2021 Volvo XC90 T8 - Driven

2021 Volvo XC90 T8 - Driven

Volvo’s range-topping SUV sees some updates for 2021

One of the oldest models in Volvo’s current lineup is still one of its most important. Despite being a six-year-old design now, Volvo is still selling its XC90 like hotcakes. And to keep things fresh, it has tweaked it for the 2021 model year and is offering it with a host of different engine choices.

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Video: Volvo Just Dropped 10 New Cars With A Crane From 100 Feet

Video: Volvo Just Dropped 10 New Cars With A Crane From 100 Feet

Volvo is crashing brand-new cars to help passengers and rescue workers around the world

Volvo is famous for being one of the carmakers that produces some of the safest cars in the world. The Swedish automaker has been investing in this department for decades now and it’s still paying big attention to the safety of its vehicles. Apparently to the extent that it’s dropping brand-new cars with a crane from 100 feet in the air.

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2021 Volvo P1800 Cyan

2021 Volvo P1800 Cyan

A masterful recreation of an automotive classic

Those with an eye for motorsport know who Cyan Racing is. What they didn’t know – us included – was how apt at bringing back an iconic Volvo the racing team really was. That, of course, changed when they introduced the P1800 Cyan.

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1961 - 1972 Volvo P1800

1961 - 1972 Volvo P1800

We take a good look at the sports car made famous by Roger Moore in The Saint

Volvo and sportiness didn’t exactly go hand in hand 50 years ago, although one car with nippy ambitions stood out from the Swedish carmaker’s lineup. That car was the P1800, which came to change Volvo’s fortunes in the sports car arena after the resoundingly unsuccessful, fiberglass-bodied P1900. Volvo churned out 39,414 P1800s between 1961 and 1972, in three derivatives: P1800 S, 1800 S - S stood for Sverige or Sweden, and 1800 E - E stood for einspritzung, which means fuel injection in German.

These days, you can get a P1800 for as much as €49,500 (around $58,000) on used car websites such as Classic Driver.

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What is the Cheapest Volvo?

The XC40 is the cheapest offering from Volvo. It does not follow Volvo’s design philosophy as much as the other products do. That does not mean it’s bad-looking, but it does feel a little out of place. Not a good view if you are looking to associate yourself with the ‘Volvo’ feels. This compact SUV starts from $33,700. Although the interior is well-laid out and has most of the creature comforts, look away if you are planning to seat more than four people in your vehicle. It is also the first car sold through the company’s subscription plan.

What is the Sportiest Volvo?

Now, this is a tough call, but going with the driving dynamics and the likes, it is the Volvo S60. The sedan’s strongest points are its ride and handling, and the butter-smooth drivetrains. The only fly in the ointment is the steering. It does not feel dead, but it lacks feedback, which is not confidence-inspiring at high speeds. The base S60 trims come with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that churns out 250 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. The top trim is offered with the same mill found in the XC90 as well – a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder supercharged engine that makes 400 ponies and 472 pound-feet of twist.

What is the Most Popular Volvo?

As is the market trend right now, sedans are not doing well, and Volvo is going through the same struggle. Its bigger SUVs, the XC60 and the XC90, are doing pretty well. The XC60 was the most popular vehicle as Volvo managed to move 32,425 examples in 2018. It beat the XC90 by a narrow margin of fewer than 1,000 examples. Overall, Volvo sold almost 100,000 vehicles in 2018, out of which the XC60 and XC90 accounted for almost 64 percent of the sales.

What is the Most Expensive Volvo?

On paper, the Volvo V90 has a higher starting price - $51,500. But if you are looking at the top-of-the-line trims, it is the XC90. The top trim of this magnificent SUV breaches the six-digit mark. This SUV defines Scandinavian looks, and if you are a sucker for understated looks, this SUV will win your heart. While it comes with all bells and whistles, and tech-heads will feel at home, the enthusiast driver in you will be disappointed. For $105,000 before taxes, the XC90 does not justify its price.

What is the Fastest Volvo?

Well, the fastest cars from are the Polestar-badged Volvos. The 2017 S60 Polestar takes just 4.4 seconds to hit the 60 mph figure from a standstill. But, if you are looking at pure Volvo cars, then it’s the XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Although this trim comes with a puny 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, it can sprint to 60 mph from naught in 5.3 seconds, thanks to the supercharger. It tops out at 130 mph, and that’s when you miss the extra punch from the engine. As for the power figures, it makes 400 horses and 472 pound-feet of torque.

Are Volvo Cars Reliable?

Considering that Volvos are considered well-built, safe cars, they are not as reliable as you would think. Repair Pal ranks them 19th out of 32 automakers. This rating is not a good sight if you are planning to buy a Volvo. But if you are not looking to go extreme with your vehicle, a Volvo is not that hard to maintain. The average annual repair is also slightly on the higher side, but that will be for the mid-tier and top-tier Volvo vehicles. For the likes of XC40, the repair costs will be comparatively lower.