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Volvo Crash Team

Volvo's legendary safety relies heavily on the information and research carried out by there own crash team, the team was formed in 1970 and the video below tells you a little about what they do. (Please forgive the video quality)
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2017 WARDS BEST ENGINES AWARD WINNER- S60 POLESTAR ENGINE

Below is the report from Wards on the 2017 10 Best engines award:

The seemingly awkward combination of Chinese ownership and Swedish engineering has yielded some truly spectacular Volvo powertrains in recent years.

 Three years ago, this transcontinental automaker dazzled us with a 2.0L turbocharged "T5" 4-cyl. that was uncommonly good in the S60 sedan, and Volvo followed that up a year later with a variant of the 2.0L engine family known as the "T6" that employed both turbocharging and supercharging for more horsepower and torque to ably propel the 7-passenger XC90 CUV.

 This year, socket wrenches in…

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Concept 26 Redefines Expectations of a Self-Driving Car

Recently, Google created an autonomous car with no pedals or steering wheel. The idea is, it drives itself, so those pesky driver interface controls are just in the way.

Are people really prepared to give over full control to the machines?

Volvo thinks probably not.

Concept 26 represents what a modern self-driving car could look like in practice, ensuring the human driver feels that they are in control at all times.

In Drive mode, Concept 26 looks almost like an ordinary car, and it is driven just like an ordinary car. However, the driver's seat is designed to fluidly…

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The Journey is Better with Versatile Volvo Performance

 

Big performance. Small body. The new Volvo V60 wagon brings uncompromising versatility and unique Swedish performance to the crossover segment in Boston, MA, with up to 325 horsepower and up to an estimated 37 mpg on the highway.

So whether you're in it for a fast sprint or the long haul, this capable wagon is ready for the journey.

(And speaking of haul--did you know the Volvo V60 can tow up to 3,300 pounds? Talk about sport utility.)

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The Volvo S60 Defies Performance Expectations


As the entry-level option into the Volvo brand's stellar sedan lineup, the 2015 Volvo S60 offers a practical and handsome option for drivers in the Boston and Eastern Massachusetts area looking for a comfortable, luxurious, and modern everyday driver.

That is, unless you upgrade to the powerful, 325-horsepower S60 T6 R-Design. With 354 lb.-ft. of torque and a 0-60 time of just 5.4 seconds, this isn't your typical Sunday driver. It…

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The Volvo XC60 or the Lexus RX350: Which is Right for You?


We talked last month about how the Volvo XC60 stands strong against competition in Boston.

But we didn't realize just how true that was.

Because when we look at this SUV against one of its biggest competitors, Volvo XC60 vs the Lexus RX350, we see some pretty drastic differences between the two that set Volvo's sturdy little crossover far ahead of its luxury-leaning counterpart:

  • Better torque production in the XC60
  • Better styling                               
  • Better…
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The Volvo XC60 Gives its Competitors a Run for their Money

The entry-level luxury segment is a tough arena, one dominated by some big names in the automotive sphere. Nevertheless, the Volvo XC60 puts up a good fight and comes up on top. As a testament to its brand's staunch commitment to style and safety, the Volvo XC60 certainly doesn't skimp in either department; but in order to stay afloat in its segment, the Volvo XC60 needed to offer more than what was expected--and with the 2015 Volvo XC60 it did just that.

 

What you get is choices and good ones at that. Because whether you choose front-wheel drive…

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The Fast Lane Car Loves Volvo's Most Dynamic Compact Crossover


What kind of car should you get if you want a spacious everyday driver with capable carrying room, a smart interior, and a whole lot of pickup?

Consider the Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E FWD. This stunning luxury SUV boasts a 302-hp 2.0L supercharged turbo 4-cylinder paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, for some serious get-up-and-go with smooth, effortless transitions. With propulsion assistance from both a supercharger and a turbocharger, you get boost at all parts of the rev range, and the best part? No lag.
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