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Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard
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Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard

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In car terms, half a decade is a lifetime. So the last Volvo XC90's 12-year production run represents something of an unusual case. It sold well right to the end but was out-smarted by a new breed of big SUVs. Enter the new XC90. The first production... >>

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

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Self-driving cars are going to hit the roads sooner than expected, with the UK helping lead the way. This time next year you could be on the same roads as cars that are driving themselves, thanks to new Volvo plans. Volvo has announced that it will be... >>

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

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Volvo is taking steps to become the first car manufacturer to sell a car without a key. You'll still be able to get in using an app and your smartphone's Bluetooth. Volvo says it will begin rolling out cars without keys this year. Should a buyer want... >>

Best cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2016, in pictures

Best cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2016, in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future. We've trawled the show floor... >>

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

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Apple has officially begun its foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space by offering a product called CarPlay. It connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling uninterrupted access to and interaction with Apple's ecosystem... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic. They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features... >>

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

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Christmas is coming and with it the inevitable battles at the shops to get presents. Volvo is trying something new to help out. Thanks to Volvo cars being accessible via digital locks, it's going to be possible for owners to leave their cars and have... >>

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

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The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

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A spray-on reflective paint to help make cyclists more noticeable on the roads has been developed, and by a car company no less. That's right, cyclists worried about being seen at night by drivers will soon be able to turn their bike and themselves into... >>

Bowers & Wilkins reveals all the details of the Volvo XC90 sound system

Bowers & Wilkins reveals all the details of the Volvo XC90 sound system

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Volvo unveiled the new XC90 in Stockholm this week, decked out with a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, amongst a whole host of other technologies, making for an exciting SUV. B&W have fleshed out some of the details of the system. We already knew that it... >>

Volvo announces brand new XC90 limited First Edition, available online only

Volvo announces brand new XC90 limited First Edition, available online only

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To celebrate the launch of the new Volvo XC90, the company has announced a limited First Edition of the new SUV that will only be available to order online. There will be 1,927 models of the new XC90, each carrying a individually numbered treadplates... >>

Volvo XC90 hands-on: The safest Volvo ever is packed full of tech treats

Volvo XC90 hands-on: The safest Volvo ever is packed full of tech treats

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"This is one of the most important days in our history. We are not just launching a car, but re-launching our brand," says Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo, as the cover is drawn off the new Volvo XC90 at a media launch in Stockholm. The new... >>

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review
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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review

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The main issue with buying an electric car - other than the cost of purchase - is range anxiety. The internal combustion age means we don't tend not to plan when it comes to cars. We just jump in and go. Despite the average person only driving 19 miles... >>

Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive

Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive

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Set up a few years back, Polestar is a company all about high performance cars. To date it's created a number of one-off, very high-performance Volvos, one of which made a cameo appearance on Top Gear. That was the tipping point: since then there has... >>

Volvo XC90 starts launch with in-car system details, touchscreen, connected and voice-controlled

Volvo XC90 starts launch with in-car system details, touchscreen, connected and voice-controlled

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Volvo is staggering its official launch of the all-new version of the XC90 SUV, beginning with the release of pictures and a few tantalising details of its in-car system. Full specifications and information will be "released at a later date", but the... >>

Volvo self-driving Autopilot cars begin road tests, can merge traffic and adjust speed

Volvo self-driving Autopilot cars begin road tests, can merge traffic and adjust speed

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Volvo has started its Drive Me project by sending its first test Autopilot cars around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The project will eventually feature 100 self-driving cars, which will travel on approximately 50 kilometres of public roads and commuter... >>

Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now

Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now

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Scandinavian car manufacturer Volvo is currently testing a new system that uses inter-car communications to improve road safety. It shows the potential for cloud-based car systems that could change the way the roads work. Volvo currently has 50 of these cars on... >>

Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

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Volvo showed its third of three concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the Volvo Concept Estate - moving back into the true heartland of the brand. It’s the final concept before the new XC90 arrives at the Paris Motor Show in September. The observant... >>

Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review

Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review

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Apple CarPlay is the tech giant's foray into in-car technology, which has been propelled into the public interest at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. And that's exactly where we've had the chance to take a look at it in action. But not at the Cupertino company's... >>

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

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Britain wants to spearhead the driverless car trend, and has announced a government plan to do so. The legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars on UK roads will be fully examined by the end of 2014 it has been announced.... >>

Volvo's Drive Me project will test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in 2017

Volvo's Drive Me project will test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in 2017

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Volvo plans to take on Google's self-driving cars, and it will do so by launching a Swedish pilot project. Describing it as the "world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project", Volvo, a Swedish car company, revealed it would test 100 self-driving... >>

Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review
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Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review

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Back at its launch in 2012, we were big fans of the Volvo V40. It was a leftfield choice, but smart, comfortable and above all packed with safety features and technologies. Since then the diminutive Volvo has gained numerous fresh challengers. Volkswagen... >>

Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

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No more vanilla Volvos. That's the message from the Swedish company as it launches its concept coupe in Frankfurt. What exactly does that mean? Well, for the past few years, Volvo's been chasing the Germans - think Audi, BMW, Mercedes - and not really... >>

Volvo Concept Coupe set for Frankfurt reveal, embodies new design direction

Volvo Concept Coupe set for Frankfurt reveal, embodies new design direction

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Volvo has teased a Concept Coupe that it will reveal for real during the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. It is the first to have been designed for the Swedish car company by its new design director and the firm states that it will be part of a trio of... >>

Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

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Volvo hopes to do something rather special with its V60 hybrid. Looking to be the most fuel efficient car launched in 2013, this diesel powered hybrid is quite unlike anything we have driven before. The electric motor combined with a diesel engine, which... >>