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Upcoming Volvo S90 C-Pillar Section Photo Leaked

People have been talking about the upcoming Volvo flagship sedan (the current S80 successor) for a while. Rumor has indicated the new flagship will be named “S90”, and Volvo built the Concept Universe and Concept You back in 2011 to give us a hint of how the new sedan will look like. Below is a spy shot shows the C-pillar section of an real S90 prototype (note: this photo was taken on Aug.28, 2013).


The S90 will be based on Volvo’s latest SPA platform (Scalable Product Architecture), you can see our brief analysis of the SPA design here. Powertrain will be similar to the XC90, including a top T8 trim which is composed of a 2...

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Breaking: Volvo Announced Self-Driving Car Technology

Self-driving car is no more a sci-fi term these days, a handful of auto makers have already been working on it for a while. One famous example is the Mercedes-Benz F015 concept which was debuted during last month’s 2015 CES in Las Vegas.


Volvo is another auto maker that has been actively pursue this technology. Today it announced its own autonomous driving technology, called the “Drive Me project“.

Basically speaking, Volvo’s Drive Me technology is NOT something that you pick point A and point B and then the car will automatically send you to the destination...

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Two Upcoming Performance SUVs: Volvo XC90 Polestar, Audi RS Q7

As the market has gradually recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, with the low oil prices these days, the SUV sector is booming. And the trend is also true for the performance SUV too. Many auto makers have produce their performance oriented SUV with high-output engine. For example the BMW X5M/X6M, Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG/GL63 AMG, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Range Rover Sport SVR, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Now it looks like Audi and Volvo also want to join the competition too.


Volvo XC90 Polestar


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First Production 2015 Volvo XC90 Rolls off Assembly Line

The all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 has been a hot topic in the auto industry since last May, when Volvo began to release details of the new SUV. And of course we have covered the whole story since the first day when the interior images were released, and also when the powertrain spec were available, to the latest crash test results.


Yesterday, the first production 2015 XC90 has rolled off the assembling line in Torslandaverken (The Torslanda Works – one of the largest Volvo factories which is located in Torslanda, Sweden). From the below gallery images you can see the first production model is a US-spec XC90 (notice the orange color reflector in the headlamp housing).

The prod...

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2015 Volvo XC90 T8 Trim: Canada Pricing Released

For some consumers, a V8 engine seems to be a must-have when purchasing an SUV. Those who have this in mind must be disappointed when they first looked at the upcoming 2015 XC90’s specification sheet: because only 4-cylinder engines are offered in the new XC90.


But how about a powertrain that is equivalent, or even better than the traditional V8 engine? The XC90 has an answer for you: the XC90 T8 trim.


The 2015 XC90 T8 has a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which is good for 320hp; it also has an electric motor driving the rear wheels, which offers another 80hp. The total combined output is rated at 400hp and 472 lb-ft of torque...

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