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Volvo XC60 review

Volvo XC60

Volvo is on a roll. In the last couple of years the Swedish car maker has launched the acclaimed XC90, S90 and V90, while smaller models are in development. Add to that its headline-grabbing announcement to only sell electric or hybrid cars from 2019 and you have a brand in …

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Volvo’s bold plan to go all electric

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Every Volvo launched from 2019 will have an electric motor, it’s been announced. Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, made the historic pledge, placing electrification at the core of the Chinese-owned company’s future business. For Volvo, it marks the end of an era of cars that have …

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Jaguar XF – a consumer car champion

Jaguar XF

The acclaimed Jaguar XF has been voted Auto Trader ‘New Car of the Year’. It’s the XF’s ninth major UK award and comes in the same week that the new XF Sportbrake was unveiled. Ditching the traditional ‘expert panel of judges’ and replacing them with 10,000 genuine car owners, the …

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Volvo V90 Cross Country review

Volvo V90 Cross Country review

When it comes to estate cars, Volvo has a rich heritage, and the V90 is the latest in a long line. Not only is it one of the best looking load-luggers on the market, it’s a class act. However, these days it’s not enough to have a regular estate car …

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Volvo celebrates its 90th birthday

Original Volvo

Volvo Cars starts production of its new XC60 mid-size SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden, this month – 90 years after the first-ever Volvo, the ÖV4, saw the light of day on April 14, 1927. A A total of just 275 vehicles were sold in its lifetime, which was modest even in …

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Milestone as VW Golf overtakes Volvo in Sweden

Volvo V90

Sweden’s best-selling car in 2016 was not a Volvo – the first time that’s happened in more than half a century. Instead, the Volkswagen Golf was the No 1 car, according to the country’s carmakers’ association, Bil Sweden, which also reported a record 372,000 new registrations – up 8% on …

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Volvo XC90 review

Volvo XC90 review

A year on from its launch and Volvo’s widely acclaimed big new SUV is still turning heads and still winning awards. The previous version of the XC90 had a strong following thanks to its durability, space, safety and comfort and it remained a big seller in its final year. The …

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Volvo’s car without a key

Keyless Volvo tech

Volvo is planning to become the world’s first motor manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017. Replacing the conventional car key and fob with a smartphone application, Volvo owners will be able to automatically unlock their car when they walk up to it, then lock it again when they …

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What Car? Car of the Year 2016 – winners

What Car Awards

The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal. Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the …

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Volvo V40 Cross Country review

Volvo V40 Cross Country

The Volvo V40 Cross Country is one of those rare cars that fits you like a glove – or at least that’s how I found it. Comfortable, classy, poised, powerful and very frugal, it’s the most rugged version of Volvo’s mid-sized hatchback. If nothing else, I guess this demonstrates how …

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