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How Volvo’s Drive-E Engines Make the Most Out of Turbocharging For Better Efficiency and Power

 

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Back in 2013, Volvo announced a new family of engines known as “Drive-E.” Like many of the brand’s powertrains that came before, the family of new T5, T6, and T8 engines used a form of forced induction called “turbocharging.” But where this translates to “speed” for many of our customers, the secret behind what makes sedans like the S60 so fun to drive and efficient can be found in how Volvo uses this technology.

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Twenty Years of Volvo All-Wheel Drive: The Present, and What’s to Come

 

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In our last blog post, we mentioned a Volvo wagon that many long-time owners might be familiar with. In 1997, the 850 Estate became the first model the brand sold with their own all-wheel drive system underpinning it. Twenty years on, the Swedish automaker’s AWD technology has continued to evolve thanks to constant innovation, and the new Drive-E family of engines. But as impressive as the system found in the new 2018 XC60 might be, what’s coming down the pike is nothing short…

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Why Our Volvo Lineup is a Smarter, Safer Choice Than Ever!

 

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If you’ve caught a Volvo commercial on TV, or even heard someone talk about their new XC90, you might have found yourself thinking, “wait, what happened to them?” At first blush, it may seem like the Swedish carmaker has ditched its emphasis on family-function and safety in favor of luxury, but in truth, they’ve done no such thing. While the premium appointments are more opulent than ever, Volvo has also continued to innovate on the safety and security front.

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Innovative Safety Technology in Volvo Vehicles Throughout the Years

When it comes to engineering a Volvo vehicle, safety has always been the largest focus. Since 1959, Volvo has been using innovative safety technology to save the lives of those in the vehicle and others around them on the road. Today, many of the latest safety technology comes in the form of driver assist technologies and the use of cameras and radars to monitor the road. But when you look back on the history of Volvo engineering and the commitment to safety, you can see that at one time it was a simple as a safety belt.

 

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Introducing the Polestar 1

 

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Recently, Polestar, Volvo Car Group's new performance brand, revealed the future of electric performance vehicles in the new Polestar 1. Polestar has plans confirmed for their first three models, the first of which appears to be the recently unveiled Polestar 1. Set to be rolled off the line midway through 2019, the Grand Tourer Coupe Polestar 1 is said to offer 600 horsepower and be packed with revolutionary technology, including a fully electric drivetrain that will separate it from every other vehicle on the road…

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2018 Volvo XC90 Now Comes With Standard Pilot Assist II, And More!

 

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It’s hard to believe that the 2018 Volvo XC90 was updated to its new generation only three years ago. Mostly because in that time, it hasn’t just become very popular with American drivers, but because it’s become the most awarded premium utility of the 21st century. But that doesn’t get people behind the wheel. Substance does. And the particular kind that the 2018 XC90 has on tap has been expanded for the new model year.

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Kelley Blue Book Reviews All-New 2017 Volvo S90

Volvo, hot on the heels of its wildly popular XC90 SUV last year, has now introduced an all-new luxury midsize sedan, the S90. In a new review, Kelley Blue Book® calls the car strikingly good-looking and an oasis of serenity on the open road. Click "play" in the video clip below to watch the full report.

With the S90, Volvo has committed to an inline four-cylinder as its basic power source. The base T5 model has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque...

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Volvo Takes the Next Step in Child Safety with Improved Rear-Facing Seats

Does your toddler sit in a rear-facing car seat, or a front-facing seat? If you have already flipped your rear-facing seat forward, what were your reasons why?

For many parents, the answers are:

  • Wanted to be able to see child, make eye-contact
  • Child was uncomfortable -- not enough legroom, too hot
  • Child outgrew the weight or height limits of the seat
  • Didn't think rear-facing seats were necessary after infant stage

A 2007 study in the journal Injury Prevention found that children under two years of age were nearly twice as likely to be seriously injured when riding in a front-facing…

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New State-of-the-Art Volvo S90 Is Previewed by Kelley Blue Book®

Volvo's newest model, the 2017 S90, is set to enter the midsize luxury sedan market, which includes several top-of-the-line, aggressively-marketed models from European, Asian and U.S. manufacturers. Kelley Blue Book® recently was able to get a first look at the S90 and says it is a worthy competitor - perhaps poised to be a leading one.

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Volvo's engineers designed the S90 from the ground up and deployed advanced technology throughout the vehicle to improve every aspect of the driving experience. "Run-off Road Mitigation," can take over and maneuver the car back onto the road it senses...

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Volvo Honored with 2016 Brand Design Language Award

In a press release from yesterday, Volvo Cars proudly announced that the international Car Design Award jury has honored the Swedish automaker for its contributions to automotive design, awarding it the prestigious Brand Design Language Award for 2016. A jury panel of editors and representatives of renowned automotive and design publications from around the world selected Volvo ahead of...

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