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Volvo Welcomes Two New Concept Cars

In a May 18th press release, Volvo announced the unveiling of two new concept cars, marking the launch of its global small car strategy. The concept vehicles are called the 40 series, and they rely upon Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), the first to be built atop the platform. CMA is specifically designed for smaller cars, and has opened up the creative space for engineers and designers to explore some bold new directions. In the video below, you can glimpse the handsome new concepts in the 40 series

 

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Motor Trend Reviews All-New Volvo XC60: New AWD a Big Plus

The Volvo XC90 is Motor Trend's 2016 SUV of the Year, but for anyone wanting a smaller, car-like crossover experience, the all-new Volvo XC60 gets high marks, particularly with the addition of all-wheel drive.

The exterior styling especially has aged well. Inside, you’ll find elegant Scandinavian styling cues. A chrome strip on the front doors seems to trace around in a spiral that terminates at the interior door handle. Natural wood, instead of heavily lacquered veneer, is found throughout as well. It’s classy, notes Motor Trend.

The big news though with the 2016 Volvo XC60 is...

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Volvo’s Autonomous Driving Pilot Program to Begin in China

The future must finally be here, because Volvo has announced plans for real-world autonomous driving (AD) technology testing to begin, with China being named as the locale. Volvo is seeking commuters who drive into the city via the highway, as the highway offers some relatively easy driving, with no stoplights or intersections to navigate. China has a small advantage over the United States when it comes to implementing this technology, as its legislative process is slightly more nimble than the United States’, making the application of relevant laws and regulation easier in China.

 

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Virtually hands-on with the Volvo XC60

You never truly know a car until you get behind the wheel. Feeling the stitching of the steering wheel in your hands and the idling engine at your core is one of the best things a prospective car buyer can do before getting down to brass tacks. Well now, Volvo is giving prospective car buyers a new way to get hands on with their vehicles and it's virtually the next best thing to getting behind the wheel in real life.

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Pick up a souvenir you'll actually use with Volvo Overseas Delivery!

People bring back a lot of silly souvenirs when they travel abroad. Sombreros from Mexico? Sure. Olive Oil from Italy? Bring it on! Haggis from Scotland? Well, maybe not. But most of these things just sit in people's homes, never used once they return. Wouldn't it be nice to have a souvenir you'd actually use every day? Well, now you can!

 

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Luxury for the Whole Family in the all-new XC90

At Byers Volvo we're curious as to why anyone would drive a minivan when they can drive an all-new Volvo XC90. Starting at $43,950 the superior SUV gets up to 26 highway mpg, equips 85.7 cubic-feet of cargo space and accommodates 5-7 passengers. See what we mean--the XC90 is undeniably the next generation family transport.

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9 Amazing Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System Specs

"Capturing sound is a science," declares a mysterious British voice, "reproducing it faithfully is an art form."

Volvo is introducing their partnership with Bowers & Wilkins, a world-renowned audio company, to bring top-of-the-line sound to the top-of-the-line Volvo XC90 and S90.

As much as reproducing sound may be an art, it requires hardware. For those of you who need to know the numbers, we hope these are sufficiently impressive:

  • Class D amplifier; 12-channels, and 1400 watts
  • 10-20,000 Hz frequency range
  • Less than 0.5% Total Harmonic Distortion.
  • Less than 0.0004% Total
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Who Created Your New Volvo XC60?

"Our cars are developed here in Sweden, and have a Swedish heritage," says Anna Rynvall, a Swedish native and User Experience and Connectivity specialist at Volvo Cars. "But there are so many other voices, voices from around the world, that lie behind the development of the car."

Anybody could tell you that if you read the same newspaper over and over again, you'll only ever get the same information out of it. Though you pick up a new paper every day to learn fresh ideas, when it comes time to design a vehicle it's easy to keep looking…

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Volvo Lets You Talk to Your Car



Those of us who were products of the 1980s know that Knight Rider brought forth the bold idea that we could talk to our cars and give them commands via a watch. It all seemed so far-fetched, but it isn't with Volvo. The day has come where you can give your vehicle a command from your watch.

If you have a Microsoft Band 2, the Volvo XC90 among other vehicles in the new Volvo…

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