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Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

By Max Langridge

Polestar, the performance company used by Volvo to soup up its cars, has announced it is splitting off as a standalone performance electric car brand. Polestar has said it will produce three cars from a new factory in China (due to be completed in mid-2018),... Read more

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?
4.5 stars

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?

By Joe Simpson

The outgoing Volvo XC60 continued to be the best seller in its class right up until the end of production. Whereas other "new" Volvos — the XC90, S90, V90 — replaced cars that were so old people had forgotten they existed, the previous XC60's success... Read more

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

By Max Langridge

Volvo Cars has announced that all of the cars in its lineup will have an electric motor from 2019, and will subsequently become the first car manufacturer to completely ditch internal combustion engines. Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving... Read more

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

By Elyse Betters

Volvo has been working on driverless cars for a while, but now it has a new strategy to get those cars on the road within four years.The Swedish carmaker is teaming up Nvidia, which plans to supply computing power to Volvo's initiative, as well as Autoliv,... Read more

Volvo V90 review: An effortlessly modern and elegant estate car
4.5 stars

Volvo V90 review: An effortlessly modern and elegant estate car

By Joe Simpson

Unless you're a fully paid-up Volvo hater (and we've found a few), then it's hard not to admire what the Swedish company is doing at the moment. The "human-made" advertising campaign cuts to the heart of the brand's Scandinavian design appeal and marks... Read more

Volvo and Audi will use Android as the base OS of its upcoming cars

Volvo and Audi will use Android as the base OS of its upcoming cars

By Elyse Betters

Forget Android Auto, Volvo and Audi want its upcoming cars to run Android as their base operating system.Google has announced a partnership with Volvo and Audi that will bring it one step closer to making Android an operating system for cars. Volvo and... Read more

Volvo electric car targets 250 miles, mass-market pricing, 2019 launch

Volvo electric car targets 250 miles, mass-market pricing, 2019 launch

By Chris Hall

Volvo is no stranger to technology. The car maker's autonomous plans have been well documented, running hand-in-hand with the company's desire to ensure that there are no deaths on the road that lay at the fault of a Volvo car. Safety is synonymous with... Read more

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

By Elyse Betters

Volvo has created a luxe concierge service for its customers.What does that mean? Well, it's like an ecosystem aimed at giving Volvo drivers access to third-party service providers. With it, you can remotely fuel your car, wash your car, service your... Read more

Volvo V90 preview: Superior interior

Volvo V90 preview: Superior interior

By Joe Simpson

Volvo is on a roll. The Swedish company has come out of the shadows of the dowdy, safe image it once had and is managing to out-cool the established German brands with some very handsome new car designs which are awash with tech.Nothing we're going to... Read more

Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard
5.0 stars

Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard

By Joe Simpson

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 car... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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 a... Read more

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

By Luke Edwards

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 items... Read more

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

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Volvo wants to connect cyclists and cars together through helmet tech to prevent accidents

Volvo wants to connect cyclists and cars together through helmet tech to prevent accidents

By Rik Henderson

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has previously demonstrated in-car cyclist collision detection systems to help prevent accidents on the road. Now it's about to publicly show a piece of technology for bike riders that could further improve safety.With... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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 and... Read more

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

By Chris Hall

"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... Read more

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review
4.0 stars

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review

By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

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

By Joe Simpson

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 been... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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 car... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

First iOS in the Car integration to come next week: Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes

First iOS in the Car integration to come next week: Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes

By Jake Smith

Apple will formally unveil its iOS in the Car initiative next week at the Geneva Motor Show, after showing glimpses of the infotainment software in the past, according to the Financial Times.The publication says Apple has partnered with Ferrari, Volvo,... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review
3.5 stars

Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review

By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

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

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

By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you

Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you

By Hunter Skipworth

It's full steam ahead at Volvo today. First, it's announcement that Spotify will be incorporated into its cars' dashes and now a clever system which will automatically detect and brake for cyclists.Called the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full... Read more

Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems

Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems

By Hunter Skipworth

Spotify will be coming to Volvo cars fitted with the Sensus Connected Touch in-car entertainment system. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the Spotify streaming tech will be the first fully integrated voice-controlled Spotify set-up in a car dashboard.Not... Read more

Volvo V40
4.5 stars

Volvo V40

By Mike Lowe

When the Volvo brand name is uttered what’s the first thing that springs to mind?  Safety? Family? Swedes (and we don’t mean the vegetable)?We reckon all of the above, veg excluded. And yet the introduction of the five door V40 certainly adds a lick... Read more

Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel
4.0 stars

Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel

By Ian Morris

Why not buy a German car? We'll tell you why not, because you can have a Swedish one instead. Of course there are a lot of German car lovers out there, so it might be a tough sell to get them to make the switch.But that's a shame, because cars like the... Read more

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

The world is increasingly focusing on hybrid technology, and why not? After all it's a pretty good way to help reduce emissions and hopefully save money. However you feel about the tech though, hybrid cars often divide opinion. The Prius is certainly... Read more

Volvo Ocean Race: What's involved?

Volvo Ocean Race: What's involved?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

What makes the Volvo Ocean Race such a challenge? We talk to Volvo Ocean Race to find out what's involved.The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, held every three years and is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour which... Read more

Volvo Ocean Race: The app that lets you track the action

Volvo Ocean Race: The app that lets you track the action

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Transport yourself to the heart of the world's premier crewed yacht race with the Volvo Ocean Race for iPhone and iPad.The new free app from Volvo Ocean Race lets you - among a host of other things - track the positions of the competing yachts as they... Read more

Volvo Ocean Race: Volvo Open 70 boat design explained

Volvo Ocean Race: Volvo Open 70 boat design explained

By Pocket-lint Promotion

What goes into making the boats that take part in the Volvo Ocean Race? Plenty, it turns out. And season after season, much work goes into making sure the vessels are ultra-competitive.In reviewing the rules that govern the design and construction of... Read more

Volvo Ocean Race: The logistics of putting on a world boat race

Volvo Ocean Race: The logistics of putting on a world boat race

By Pocket-lint Promotion

While there's no doubt that the Volvo Ocean Race takes considerable effort to compete in and keep running smoothly, the hard work starts months before the first race itself. For starters, the event’s massive consignment of accompanying equipment needs... Read more

Volvo Ocean Race: Five tips for sailing fitness

Volvo Ocean Race: Five tips for sailing fitness

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Volvo Ocean Race is harsh on the boats, tough on the shore team and physically, unbelievably brutal on the race crew. All teams know that being in the best shape possible will be critical to victory.When vital seconds can mean the difference between... Read more

Volvo Ocean Race: Wet, wild and in 3D

Volvo Ocean Race: Wet, wild and in 3D

By Pocket-lint Promotion

For the first time ever, the Volvo Ocean Race will feature a 3D film as part of its Race Village Experience in each of the 10 port stopovers. And viewers will be treated to a stereoscopic treat that was a real labour of love for the cinematographers.Ten... Read more

Volvo Concept You puts a touchscreen at your fingertips

Volvo Concept You puts a touchscreen at your fingertips

By Chris Hall

Volvo has shown off its latest concept car, the Concept You, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Floating seats and 21-inch wheels aside, it’s the tablet-like interface that we’re more interested in."Smartphones and smart pads have brought mobile infotainment... Read more

Volvo C30 DRIVe
3.0 stars

Volvo C30 DRIVe

By Joe Simpson

The age of austerity. Don’t you hate that phrase? But car companies aren’t stupid, and it’s no coincidence that, as fuel prices and the cost of driving in general has rocketed, brands like Volvo have introduced green sub-brands like “DRIVe”... Read more

Volvo S60 R-Design (2011) hands-on

Volvo S60 R-Design (2011) hands-on

By Chris Hall

The Volvo S60 R-Design offers a new level of trim on Volvo’s popular saloon, bringing a sporty edge to a car loaded with safety tech.Encompassing a number of cosmetic and performance alterations, the S60 R-Design has a more aggressive look, with a redesigned... Read more

Volvo V60 R-Design (2011) hands-on

Volvo V60 R-Design (2011) hands-on

By Chris Hall

The Volvo V60 R-Design brings a new sporty level of trim to technical safety wizardry, leading to an edgier more exciting line-up of cars for 2011. We jumped behind the wheel of the new T3 model - with Volvo’s new 1.6 GTDi engine - and took it for a... Read more

Volvo S60
3.5 stars

Volvo S60

By Stuart Miles

They're boxy, but they're good, goes the quote from Crazy People starring Dudley Moore to describe the Volvos of yesteryear. Trouble is, that was a long time ago and the company has changed somewhat since then. So much so that we struggled to find a... Read more

Volvo S60 (2010) hands-on

Volvo S60 (2010) hands-on

By Stuart Miles

It's not even in dealerships yet, however that didn't stop Pocket-lint flying up to the Scottish Highlands to test out the new Volvo S60 to grab a plethora of hands-on shots of the new car that has to be the safest car on the road, full stop.Pictured... Read more

A day in the life of a crash test dummy at the Volvo Car Safety Centre

A day in the life of a crash test dummy at the Volvo Car Safety Centre

By Stuart Miles

We take road safety for granted most of the time, expecting the cars we drive to protect us on the way to work, a visit to our parents or merely to a quick trip to the supermarket, but before the car even gets on the road it has pass a number of stringent... Read more

Volvo refreshes S40 and V50

Volvo refreshes S40 and V50

By Jonathan Goddard

Volvo’s two best-selling models last year – the S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon – have been given a retouch. Not that you’d notice. The S40 gets a redesigned nose with chrome-framed grille, clear-lensed headlamp units, full-width air intake, integral... Read more

Volvo pimps the XC70

Volvo pimps the XC70

By Jonathan Goddard

Volvo has given its rather sedate XC70 AWD (all-wheel drive) estate a shot in the tracking rod with some bold new styling and a shed load more equipment. Available with a 3.2-litre straight six-cylinder petrol engine (245bhp) and its second generation... Read more