Test Drive: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

It Rolls In Latin Volvo means, “I roll.” Geno Effler, Volvo’s Vice President of Public Affairs, reminded me. We were standing around a large banquet table in Newberg, Oregon at the national press launch event for the 2011 S60. Geno looked me in the eye, rather boastfully and said, “I know Nick will use that…

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Volvo Shows Electric C30 After Crash

Electric Vehicle Safety Amidst the glamor and shine of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, Volvo was showing an “after” concept…the results of a 40 mph crash in an electric powered Volvo C30. “We are the first car maker in the world to show what a truly safe electric car looks…

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Volvo Demonstrates Vehicle Platooning

A European Program that Could End up on U.S. Freeways It’s called SARTRE or Safe Road Trains for the Environment and it involves grouping cars into virtual road trains. Vehicle platooning, as envisaged by the SARTRE project, is a convoy of vehicles where a professional driver in a lead vehicle drives a line of other…

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Test Drive: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

“Volvo bows with sportier, safer S60”  Volvo has long been recognized for manufacturing vehicles noted for their innovative safety technology, and their latest iteration S60 sedan continues and expands that tradition. First introduced in 2000, the S60 model Volvo has become the best selling vehicle in the Swedish icon’s lineup. According to internal spokespersons, Volvos…

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She Said/He Said: Volvo S60

Newberg, Oregon She – I slipped behind the wheel of the Vibrant Copper Metallic Volvo S60, buckled up and started driving down the parking lot directly toward the 10-year-old boy standing in the middle of the lane. I was driving at just over 20 mph; he failed to move out of my way and the…

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First Drive: Volvo S60

When you were growing up, did you ever know someone who was so well-behaved and generally harmless that the first time they ever toilet-papered someone’s house, they thought they had joined up with Al Capone? I would say that this is an apt comparison for Volvo’s new “naughty” S60, except that Volvo has always produced…

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Test Drive: Volvo XC60

Volvo has had a tough go the last few years between the market crash and as the poor stepchild of Ford Motor Co.  As a result, the brand synonymous with vehicle safety has been in a state of limbo while parent company Ford looked for someone to buy the unprofitable Swedish brand.  The waiting is…

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Geely has Big Plans for Volvo

Ford barely had time to take the check to the bank from the sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely before the new owner was talking about moving the Volvo brand more upscale. Li Shufu, founder and chairman of Geely said through a translator,”We want to make more high-level cars that compete with the S…

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