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  1. The next member of the Volvo 90 Series family, the S90, will go on sale next month in the U.S. Anders Robertson, product manager for the 90 series at Volvo Car USA tells Automotive News the company expects to sell about 15,000 S90s during the first full year of sales. For some perspective, the segment that the S90 competes in - the midsize luxury sedan - sells around 300,000 vehicles per year. That means Volvo is hoping to capture about five percent of the segment sales. That sales goal seems a bit small, but there is some reason for it. The S80, Volvo's previous flagship sedan only sold 1,887 models last year. The best sales came in 2007 when 12,347 S80 sedans were sold. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required) View full article
  2. The next member of the Volvo 90 Series family, the S90, will go on sale next month in the U.S. Anders Robertson, product manager for the 90 series at Volvo Car USA tells Automotive News the company expects to sell about 15,000 S90s during the first full year of sales. For some perspective, the segment that the S90 competes in - the midsize luxury sedan - sells around 300,000 vehicles per year. That means Volvo is hoping to capture about five percent of the segment sales. That sales goal seems a bit small, but there is some reason for it. The S80, Volvo's previous flagship sedan only sold 1,887 models last year. The best sales came in 2007 when 12,347 S80 sedans were sold. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  3. Despite the diesel scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, the fuel is still going strong in Europe. But that could be changing with stricter emission standards coming and regulators starting to keep a keen eye on automakers. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson believes with these changes, many automakers will switch from diesel to hybrid vehicles. “It is a very attractive alternative to a diesel engine. It offers much lower CO2 levels but more or less the same performance in both horsepower and torque. On cost, I would say that within a couple of years we will see a crossover, the diesel getting more expensive and the [hybrid system] going down,” said Samuelsson. “Diesels will be more expensive, they will have much more advanced after-treatment with additional fluids that have to be filled not once a year, but probably every time you refuel the car.” Volvo has one hybrid system in the form of the T8 Twin-Engine found in the 90 Series (S90, V90, and XC90), and recently introduced the T5 Twin-Engine that will be used in the upcoming 40 Series. While fuel economy and emission figures still need to be worked on the T5, Car and Driver were told the T5 Twin-Engine would achieve fuel economy figures similar to a comparable diesel and 95 g/km of CO2. But that doesn't mean Volvo will not be building diesel vehicles in the near future. “I think that it’s very realistic that the percentage will go down. If it will go down to zero, I think we don’t need to speculate—let the future decide, let customers decide. We are flexible enough that we can make petrol and diesels on the same line, basically,” said Samuelsson. Source: Car and Driver
  4. Despite the diesel scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, the fuel is still going strong in Europe. But that could be changing with stricter emission standards coming and regulators starting to keep a keen eye on automakers. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson believes with these changes, many automakers will switch from diesel to hybrid vehicles. “It is a very attractive alternative to a diesel engine. It offers much lower CO2 levels but more or less the same performance in both horsepower and torque. On cost, I would say that within a couple of years we will see a crossover, the diesel getting more expensive and the [hybrid system] going down,” said Samuelsson. “Diesels will be more expensive, they will have much more advanced after-treatment with additional fluids that have to be filled not once a year, but probably every time you refuel the car.” Volvo has one hybrid system in the form of the T8 Twin-Engine found in the 90 Series (S90, V90, and XC90), and recently introduced the T5 Twin-Engine that will be used in the upcoming 40 Series. While fuel economy and emission figures still need to be worked on the T5, Car and Driver were told the T5 Twin-Engine would achieve fuel economy figures similar to a comparable diesel and 95 g/km of CO2. But that doesn't mean Volvo will not be building diesel vehicles in the near future. “I think that it’s very realistic that the percentage will go down. If it will go down to zero, I think we don’t need to speculate—let the future decide, let customers decide. We are flexible enough that we can make petrol and diesels on the same line, basically,” said Samuelsson. Source: Car and Driver View full article
  5. Volvo Posts Eleven Months of Consecutive Double Digit Sales Growth ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (June 1, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 5,536 vehicles, a 10.2 percent increase versus May 2015. Year-to-date sales are up 20 percent versus 2015. Sales for the month of May were led by the award-winning XC90 luxury SUV with 2,467 vehicles sold. “With 10 percent growth for May while the overall industry is down, and now eleven months of double digit sales growth, it is a true testament to the transformation of Volvo in the US,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO, Volvo Car USA. Volvo is implementing a sweeping $11 billion transformation plan that has involved the development of its own modular vehicle architecture, a new engine range, global manufacturing capability, a completely renewed product range and world leading developments in safety, autonomous driving and connectivity. Models May 2016 May 2015 % Year To Date 2016 Year To Date 2015 % S60 873 1,507 -42.1 % 4,220 7,352 -42.6 % S60 CC 42 0 100.0 % 251 0 100.0 % S80 51 147 -65.3 % 244 640 -61.9 % V60 199 241 -17.4 % 1,139 1,862 -38.8 % V60 CC 144 293 -50.9 % 691 929 -25.6 % XC60 1,345 1,707 -21.2 % 6,447 9,461 -31.9 % XC70 415 387 7.2 % 1,751 2,022 -13.4 % XC90 0 0 - - 112 - All-New XC90 2,467 741 232.9 % 13,323 996 1,237.7 % C70 0 0 - - 7 - Total 5,536 5,023 10.2 % 28,066 23,381 20.0 % * I, II, III etc shows which generation the car model belongs to.
  6. If you were hoping for Volvo to do something smaller than the upcoming 40 Series (C30 hatchback), then you'll be disappointed with this news. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson tells Car and Driver they're aren't planning to anything below the 40 Series. “It’s very hard to make money in that segment right now . . . of course we could downsize [our CMA architecture, which underpins the 40-series], but that is not on the agenda,” said Samuelsson. Volvo has played in this arena before with the C30 hatchback. But the model never really made an impact on the marketplace. Over the course of eight years, Volvo only sold around 200,000 C30s. Source: Car and Driver View full article
  7. If you were hoping for Volvo to do something smaller than the upcoming 40 Series (C30 hatchback), then you'll be disappointed with this news. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson tells Car and Driver they're aren't planning to anything below the 40 Series. “It’s very hard to make money in that segment right now . . . of course we could downsize [our CMA architecture, which underpins the 40-series], but that is not on the agenda,” said Samuelsson. Volvo has played in this arena before with the C30 hatchback. But the model never really made an impact on the marketplace. Over the course of eight years, Volvo only sold around 200,000 C30s. Source: Car and Driver
  8. Volvo is in the midsts of overhauling their lineup with the 90 Series nearing completion, and attention being turned towards the 40 and 60 Series. As Car and Driver notes during the press introduction of the 40 Series concepts, a video was shown demonstrating the flexibility of the CMA platform. Various body styles such as convertible were shown. This got Car and Driver thinking, was Volvo considering adding more variants down the line on the CMA platform? Peter Mertens, Volvo’s head of research and development said CMA could sit underneath a coupe or convertible. But right now, Mertens said Volvo is focused on their core models for this and the SPA platform. At the moment, Volvo's overhaul will be running till 2020. After that, Mertens said there would be the possibility of adding “emotional products” such as a convertible, a coupe, or even a coupe/SUV thing (PLEASE NO VOLVO, NO! -WM). Source: Car and Driver
  9. Volvo is in the midsts of overhauling their lineup with the 90 Series nearing completion, and attention being turned towards the 40 and 60 Series. As Car and Driver notes during the press introduction of the 40 Series concepts, a video was shown demonstrating the flexibility of the CMA platform. Various body styles such as convertible were shown. This got Car and Driver thinking, was Volvo considering adding more variants down the line on the CMA platform? Peter Mertens, Volvo’s head of research and development said CMA could sit underneath a coupe or convertible. But right now, Mertens said Volvo is focused on their core models for this and the SPA platform. At the moment, Volvo's overhaul will be running till 2020. After that, Mertens said there would be the possibility of adding “emotional products” such as a convertible, a coupe, or even a coupe/SUV thing (PLEASE NO VOLVO, NO! -WM). Source: Car and Driver View full article
  10. Volvo has taken to Snapchat to release a couple of teasers for a new concept of some sort. Autocar reports that Volvo isn't confirming any details about what teasers are for, except hinting they belong to the '40 Series' family. Autocar also reports that Swedish automaker is planning to reveal two separate concept cars next week. Put two and two together and many believe we're getting a preview of the next-generation V40 and XC40. Judging from the pictures released by Volvo, we can see 'Thor's Hammer' LED DRLs and a large grille. It is expected that the next-generation '40 Series' family will comprise of a hatchback and sedan and use the new CMA platform that is being jointly developed by Volvo and Geely. Source: Autocar View full article
  11. Volvo has taken to Snapchat to release a couple of teasers for a new concept of some sort. Autocar reports that Volvo isn't confirming any details about what teasers are for, except hinting they belong to the '40 Series' family. Autocar also reports that Swedish automaker is planning to reveal two separate concept cars next week. Put two and two together and many believe we're getting a preview of the next-generation V40 and XC40. Judging from the pictures released by Volvo, we can see 'Thor's Hammer' LED DRLs and a large grille. It is expected that the next-generation '40 Series' family will comprise of a hatchback and sedan and use the new CMA platform that is being jointly developed by Volvo and Geely. Source: Autocar
  12. Volvo has unveiled two new concepts that show what the future of their small cars will look like. Called the 40 Series concepts, Volvo says these show what is in store in terms of design and technology. The 40.1 is likely the preview to the XC40 crossover and the 40.2 is sneak peek into the next S40 sedan. Both concepts feature a number of design cues that we have seen on the XC90 and S90 such as 'Thor's Hammer' daytime running lights and wide grille. Both concepts use the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that was jointly developed by Volvo and Geely. This platform will underpin Volvo's future small car lineup including a new electric vehicle. A range of three and four-cylinder engines will be on offer, along with a plug-in hybrid called the T5 Twin Engine. Surprisingly, the T5 Twin Engine will only be front-wheel drive. The T8 Twin Engine comes only in all-wheel drive. A new seven-speed dual-clutch will be paired with all of the engines. The good news is that Volvo will offer the 40 Series in the U.S. As to when we'll be seeing the production versions, the first model will come out in 2017. Many expect it to be the XC40, followed by the S40 and V40 hatchback. Source: Volvo Press Release is on Page 2 Volvo provides the first look at its new range of smaller cars Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small car strategy. Today’s newly-revealed 40 series concepts demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies. The new concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which has been specially created for smaller cars and which has liberated the company’s designers and engineers to explore bold and daring new directions. “Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out amongst the crowd. This is the flavour of small Volvos to come,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design, at Volvo Car Group. Volvo’s small car strategy is an essential element in its ongoing global operational and financial transformation. The Swedish company is currently implementing an ambitious revitalisation plan that will reposition the brand to compete with its global premium competitors within the next four years. Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variants, in line with the company’s commitment to the electrification of its entire portfolio. Volvo plans to have sold a total of up to 1 million electrified cars by 2025 globally. “By taking a modular approach to both vehicle architecture and powertrain development we have succeeded in leap-frogging many of the players in the premium segment,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development. “Our new battery electric powertrain variant opens yet another exciting chapter in the unfolding Volvo story.” On top of their daring exterior design and electrified powertrain options, the new cars will also offer a full range of innovative connectivity services, plus the world’s most advanced standard package of safety features and ground breaking Scandinavian interior design. “The new 40 series cars have the potential to improve our market penetration in an important growing segment,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “An electric powertrain program including both a new compact Twin Engine plug-in hybrid as well as a pure electric car are central to the CMA architecture.” He added that the first new 40 series car is expected to go into production in 2017.
  13. Volvo has unveiled two new concepts that show what the future of their small cars will look like. Called the 40 Series concepts, Volvo says these show what is in store in terms of design and technology. The 40.1 is likely the preview to the XC40 crossover and the 40.2 is sneak peek into the next S40 sedan. Both concepts feature a number of design cues that we have seen on the XC90 and S90 such as 'Thor's Hammer' daytime running lights and wide grille. Both concepts use the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that was jointly developed by Volvo and Geely. This platform will underpin Volvo's future small car lineup including a new electric vehicle. A range of three and four-cylinder engines will be on offer, along with a plug-in hybrid called the T5 Twin Engine. Surprisingly, the T5 Twin Engine will only be front-wheel drive. The T8 Twin Engine comes only in all-wheel drive. A new seven-speed dual-clutch will be paired with all of the engines. The good news is that Volvo will offer the 40 Series in the U.S. As to when we'll be seeing the production versions, the first model will come out in 2017. Many expect it to be the XC40, followed by the S40 and V40 hatchback. Source: Volvo Press Release is on Page 2 Volvo provides the first look at its new range of smaller cars Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small car strategy. Today’s newly-revealed 40 series concepts demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies. The new concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which has been specially created for smaller cars and which has liberated the company’s designers and engineers to explore bold and daring new directions. “Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out amongst the crowd. This is the flavour of small Volvos to come,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design, at Volvo Car Group. Volvo’s small car strategy is an essential element in its ongoing global operational and financial transformation. The Swedish company is currently implementing an ambitious revitalisation plan that will reposition the brand to compete with its global premium competitors within the next four years. Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variants, in line with the company’s commitment to the electrification of its entire portfolio. Volvo plans to have sold a total of up to 1 million electrified cars by 2025 globally. “By taking a modular approach to both vehicle architecture and powertrain development we have succeeded in leap-frogging many of the players in the premium segment,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development. “Our new battery electric powertrain variant opens yet another exciting chapter in the unfolding Volvo story.” On top of their daring exterior design and electrified powertrain options, the new cars will also offer a full range of innovative connectivity services, plus the world’s most advanced standard package of safety features and ground breaking Scandinavian interior design. “The new 40 series cars have the potential to improve our market penetration in an important growing segment,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “An electric powertrain program including both a new compact Twin Engine plug-in hybrid as well as a pure electric car are central to the CMA architecture.” He added that the first new 40 series car is expected to go into production in 2017. View full article
  14. For its third year, the roadgoing S60 Polestar gets a heart transplant. It’s now powered by an uprated version of Volvo’s Drive­E four­cylinder engine instead of the 3.0­liter inline six­cylinder, while an Aisin eight­speed replaces the former six­speed automatic transmission. Whereas the turbocharged six­cylinder was rated at 345 horsepower at 5250 rpm, the four is both supercharged and turbocharged and extracts 362 horsepower from a mere 2.0 liters of displacement. This engine is rated at 302 horsepower in the S60 and 316 horsepower in the XC90. Read more at: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-volvo-s60-polestar-first-drive-review The GIST: Well they now have a twin-charged four-cylinder delivering more powa, and torque. It's faster. Is it a sign of the times - where the full force of displacement taxes in worldwide markets force automakers to downsize in order to market performance vehicles that are largely the same across the world? It seems like it's an absolute certainty that is is the way things are going to go moving forward. China is starting to show it's effects on world-wide cars. Even Bentley probably only made the V8 model just to reduce the taxes that much more on their cars.... I'm reminded/haunted by how BMW said we'll only go away from the inline six until it is no longer feasible....
  15. Volvo Posts Nine Months of Consecutive Double Digit Sales Growth Records Best March Since 2008 ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (April 1, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 6,857 vehicles, a 15.9 percent increase versus March 2015. The ninth month of double digit growth was led by the award winning XC90 luxury SUV with 3,000 vehicles sold. Year-to-date sales are up 19.2 percent. “Our sales streak is certainly something we are proud of, led by the acclaimed XC90,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “We just started taking pre-orders for the S90 luxury sedan, which we will arrive in dealerships this summer. Along with this, we launched the S90 concierge program to give our customers a personal contact throughout the purchase process.” Volvo is implementing a sweeping $11 billion transformation plan that has involved the development of its own modular vehicle architecture, a new engine range, global manufacturing capability, a completely renewed product range and world leading developments in safety, autonomous driving and connectivity. Models March 2016 March 2015 % Year To Date 2016 Year To Date 2015 % S60 1,210 1,970 -38.6 % 2,488 4,544 -45.2 % S60 CC 67 0 100.0 % 147 0 100.0 % S80 62 90 -31.1 % 146 372 -60.8 % V60 328 590 -44.4 % 727 1,221 -40.5 % V60 CC 171 225 -24.0 % 401 323 24.1 % XC60 1,599 2,464 -35.1 % 3,646 5,935 -38.6 % XC70 420 563 -25.4 % 959 1,209 -20.7 % XC90 0 13 - - 111 - All-New XC90 3,000 0 100.0 % 7,847 0 100.0 % C70 0 1 - - 7 - Total 6,857 5,916 15.9 % 16,361 13,722 19.2 % * I, II, III etc shows which generation the car model belongs to.
  16. Volvo has announced pricing for the 2017 S90 due to go on sale this summer with the base T5 Momentum starting at $47,945 and climbs all the way to $57,245 for the T6 Inscription AWD. Prices include a $995 destination charge. The T8's pricing will be announced at a later date. The S90 T5 uses Volvo’s turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. T6 models come with a Twin-charged (super and turbocharged) four-cylinder with 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All S90's come with an auto stop-start system, power seats with a memory function for the driver; backup camera and rear parking sensors; Volvo Sensus connectivity, sunroof, and adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist semi-autonomous capability. Volvo is also introducing the Volvo Concierge program. The concierge helps the buyer with ordering a vehicle, keeps them updated on where the vehicle is, and sets up the vehicle to the personal preferences of the buyer. At the moment, this program is only available on specific S90 models, the T6 AWD Momentum and T6 Inscription. “We wanted to make the online experience more personalized. Cars are not your average online purchase. We believe luxury consumers of today will appreciate having a personal contact that helps you understand your options and the process,” says Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA in a statement. Source: Volvo Press Release is on Page 2 Volvo Announces S90 Pricing and Introduces a new online car-buying experience (NEW YORK) Volvo Car USA (VCUSA) announced pricing of the widely-praised S90 luxury sedan, which is available for order beginning today at Volvo retailers and volvocars.com/us. The well-equipped S90 T5 Momentum will start at $46,950. The T5 turbo-charged Drive-E engine provides 250 horsepower. A rich leather interior is standard, as is the award-winning 9-inch Sensus touchscreen and “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlights. The S90 T6 AWD Momentum starts at $52,950. The 316 horsepower T6 turbo- and super-charged Drive-E engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. In addition to the standard features of the T5, the T6 also includes heated front seats, a large driver information display area and dual integrated tailpipes as standard. The Volvo S90 will be the first car in the United States to offer Semi-Autonomous driving technology as standard. Volvo Pilot Assist allows the car to speed up, slow down, brake and steer at speeds up to 80 MPH. Two world-first safety technologies will also come standard. Large Animal Detection with auto-brake senses deer, elk and other animals and will automatically stop the car to avoid or mitigate a collision. Run-Off Road Mitigation can detect if the vehicle is about to leave the road and gently steer it to prevent it from leaving the pavement. This technology is in addition to the safety, connectivity and interior luxury customers have enjoyed in the award-winning Volvo XC90 SUV. Volvo Online Concierge With the S90 VCUSA is introducing the Volvo Concierge, a personalized online buying experience for the all-new sedan, via the Volvo website. In addition to buying the all-new S90 at a Volvo Dealership, customers can also buy the S90 online, with the help of the Volvo Concierge who will provide an unprecedented level of online service and comfort throughout the purchase process. A designated Volvo representative ensures customers know about all of the S90’s available options and offers buyers the peace of mind to change their option preferences before their car is built. The Volvo Concierge will stay in constant contact with the future S90 owner, notifying them of when the car has been shipped from Sweden and when it is expected to arrive. Upon delivery, all of the car’s settings, such as radio stations and software apps, can be configured based on the owner’s personal preferences. All Concierge processed cars will be delivered through a Volvo retailer of choice. Available via online chat, email and phone calls, customers can contact the Volvo Concierge to address almost any need or desire with regard to an S90 purchase. “We wanted to make the online experience more personalized. Cars are not your average online purchase. We believe luxury consumers of today will appreciate having a personal contact that helps you understand your options and the process,” says Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, “The Volvo Concierge concept is developed based on Volvo customer feedback from previous e-commerce solutions, so truly designed around their needs and a good complement to our retail experience”. The Volvo Concierge is available now at www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/s90/order-yours The S90 T5 and T6 will be available at retailers starting this summer, with the T8 plug-in hybrid following later. View full article
  17. Volvo has announced pricing for the 2017 S90 due to go on sale this summer with the base T5 Momentum starting at $47,945 and climbs all the way to $57,245 for the T6 Inscription AWD. Prices include a $995 destination charge. The T8's pricing will be announced at a later date. The S90 T5 uses Volvo’s turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. T6 models come with a Twin-charged (super and turbocharged) four-cylinder with 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All S90's come with an auto stop-start system, power seats with a memory function for the driver; backup camera and rear parking sensors; Volvo Sensus connectivity, sunroof, and adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist semi-autonomous capability. Volvo is also introducing the Volvo Concierge program. The concierge helps the buyer with ordering a vehicle, keeps them updated on where the vehicle is, and sets up the vehicle to the personal preferences of the buyer. At the moment, this program is only available on specific S90 models, the T6 AWD Momentum and T6 Inscription. “We wanted to make the online experience more personalized. Cars are not your average online purchase. We believe luxury consumers of today will appreciate having a personal contact that helps you understand your options and the process,” says Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA in a statement. Source: Volvo Press Release is on Page 2 Volvo Announces S90 Pricing and Introduces a new online car-buying experience (NEW YORK) Volvo Car USA (VCUSA) announced pricing of the widely-praised S90 luxury sedan, which is available for order beginning today at Volvo retailers and volvocars.com/us. The well-equipped S90 T5 Momentum will start at $46,950. The T5 turbo-charged Drive-E engine provides 250 horsepower. A rich leather interior is standard, as is the award-winning 9-inch Sensus touchscreen and “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlights. The S90 T6 AWD Momentum starts at $52,950. The 316 horsepower T6 turbo- and super-charged Drive-E engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. In addition to the standard features of the T5, the T6 also includes heated front seats, a large driver information display area and dual integrated tailpipes as standard. The Volvo S90 will be the first car in the United States to offer Semi-Autonomous driving technology as standard. Volvo Pilot Assist allows the car to speed up, slow down, brake and steer at speeds up to 80 MPH. Two world-first safety technologies will also come standard. Large Animal Detection with auto-brake senses deer, elk and other animals and will automatically stop the car to avoid or mitigate a collision. Run-Off Road Mitigation can detect if the vehicle is about to leave the road and gently steer it to prevent it from leaving the pavement. This technology is in addition to the safety, connectivity and interior luxury customers have enjoyed in the award-winning Volvo XC90 SUV. Volvo Online Concierge With the S90 VCUSA is introducing the Volvo Concierge, a personalized online buying experience for the all-new sedan, via the Volvo website. In addition to buying the all-new S90 at a Volvo Dealership, customers can also buy the S90 online, with the help of the Volvo Concierge who will provide an unprecedented level of online service and comfort throughout the purchase process. A designated Volvo representative ensures customers know about all of the S90’s available options and offers buyers the peace of mind to change their option preferences before their car is built. The Volvo Concierge will stay in constant contact with the future S90 owner, notifying them of when the car has been shipped from Sweden and when it is expected to arrive. Upon delivery, all of the car’s settings, such as radio stations and software apps, can be configured based on the owner’s personal preferences. All Concierge processed cars will be delivered through a Volvo retailer of choice. Available via online chat, email and phone calls, customers can contact the Volvo Concierge to address almost any need or desire with regard to an S90 purchase. “We wanted to make the online experience more personalized. Cars are not your average online purchase. We believe luxury consumers of today will appreciate having a personal contact that helps you understand your options and the process,” says Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, “The Volvo Concierge concept is developed based on Volvo customer feedback from previous e-commerce solutions, so truly designed around their needs and a good complement to our retail experience”. The Volvo Concierge is available now at www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/s90/order-yours The S90 T5 and T6 will be available at retailers starting this summer, with the T8 plug-in hybrid following later.
  18. There is some good news for Volvo fans as the company is planning to launch the next-generation of the 40-Series to U.S. within three years. Speaking with Automotive News, Volvo's senior vice president for r&d Peter Mertens said the next-generation V40, along with a new sedan and crossover. "We will have the next-generation 40 cars absolutely in the U.S. I think it was a mistake not having the V40, not being prepared for the U.S. It was a mistake, but it was in that time when the company was in extreme trouble," Mertens explained. Volvo's U.S. dealers and certain staff at the U.S. office have been clamoring for the V40 for a few years. At the time, Volvo couldn't send over the V40 since it wasn't developed for the U.S, and it would take a lot of time and money for it to meet the various standards. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required) View full article
  19. There is some good news for Volvo fans as the company is planning to launch the next-generation of the 40-Series to U.S. within three years. Speaking with Automotive News, Volvo's senior vice president for r&d Peter Mertens said the next-generation V40, along with a new sedan and crossover. "We will have the next-generation 40 cars absolutely in the U.S. I think it was a mistake not having the V40, not being prepared for the U.S. It was a mistake, but it was in that time when the company was in extreme trouble," Mertens explained. Volvo's U.S. dealers and certain staff at the U.S. office have been clamoring for the V40 for a few years. At the time, Volvo couldn't send over the V40 since it wasn't developed for the U.S, and it would take a lot of time and money for it to meet the various standards. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  20. Volvo Announces February Sales Posts Eighth Month of Double Digit Sales Growth ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (March 1, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 5,260 vehicles, a 33.1 percent increase versus February 2015. The top seller for the month was the award winning XC90 luxury SUV with 2,472 vehicles sold, a four percent increase versus January 2016. Year-to-date sales are up 21.8 percent. “The XC90 continues to contribute to our sales momentum, and we have yet to reach its full potential,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “Over the next few months it will be joined by the S90 luxury sedan and the top-of-the-line four seat XC90 Excellence, with the newly-unveiled V90 following later.” Volvo is implementing a sweeping $11 billion transformation plan that has involved the development of its own modular vehicle architecture, a new engine range, global manufacturing capability, a completely renewed product range and world leading developments in safety, autonomous driving and connectivity.
  21. Is there anything that better describes Volvo than a wagon? The Swedish automaker has a long history of building wagons and a number of them have gone on to become icons for the brand. Volvo hopes the new V90, introduced at an event Stockholm today continues that trend. As we saw in leaked photos last month, the V90 looks nearly identical to the recently-introduced S90 from the front to the b-pillar. Where it splits off from the S90 is towards the back with a longer roofline, sharply styled tailgate, and longer taillights. The interior is the same as you'll find in the S90 with an understated design and seating for five. Volvo hasn't released details on the V90's cargo capacity, but we would expect it to be quite large. Under the hood, the V90 will match the S90's engine lineup. That will mean a T5 (turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder) engine with 250 horsepower, a T6 (turbo and supercharged 2.0L four-cylinder) engine with 316 horsepower, and the T8 plug-in hybrid with 410 horsepower. Europe will get a selection of diesel engines as well. “In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate [wagon] brand. While the Volvo brand today stands for more than estates, we are proud to carry forward this rich heritage with the V90,” Volvo president Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement. Volvo will be showing off the V90 next month at the Geneva Motor Show where we hope to learn when the wagon will arrive. Source: Volvo Press Release is on Page 2 Volvo Cars reveals stylish and versatile new V90 estate The eagerly-awaited Volvo V90 was revealed today in Stockholm, Sweden. The stylish and versatile V90 is the latest in the premium car maker’s top-of-the-line 90 series sitting alongside the award winning XC90 SUV and the recently-launched S90 premium sedan. Building on Volvo Cars’ indisputable heritage in the estate segment, that began over 60 years ago with the Volvo Duett, the new V90 takes the premium estate a clear step forward in terms of aesthetics, materials and finish, while living up to the ultimately practical nature of any true estate “We have a very strong position in the estate segment,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand today stands for more than estates, we are proud to carry forward this rich heritage with the V90.” The new V90 is the third car unveiled in Volvo’s top-of-the-line 90 series, all of which are built on the company’s specially-designed and fully modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which has opened up a range of new opportunities in terms of how Volvos can be designed, built and equipped. “The modern premium estate is all about the intriguing combination of a luxurious experience with the functional origins of the estates silhouette. The sophisticated ambience of our new Volvo Interiors is combined with a great cargo space, providing the right kind of functionality – whether through connectivity or cargo and storage solutions,” said Thomas Ingenlath senior vice president for design at Volvo Cars. The new V90 delivers cutting-edge Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology, the most advanced standard safety package on the market, with large animal detection and run-off road mitigation, and class-leading connectivity including smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay. Volvo Cars has also worked tirelessly on driving dynamics in the new model delivering a totally new and refined driving experience characterised by a sense of engaging control and predictability. “We have a very strong offer in the V90. Our PowerPulse technology is designed to deliver a distinct performance boost to our diesel engine, while the T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid will deliver around 410 hp and a pure electric range of around 50 km,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars. View full article
  22. Is there anything that better describes Volvo than a wagon? The Swedish automaker has a long history of building wagons and a number of them have gone on to become icons for the brand. Volvo hopes the new V90, introduced at an event Stockholm today continues that trend. As we saw in leaked photos last month, the V90 looks nearly identical to the recently-introduced S90 from the front to the b-pillar. Where it splits off from the S90 is towards the back with a longer roofline, sharply styled tailgate, and longer taillights. The interior is the same as you'll find in the S90 with an understated design and seating for five. Volvo hasn't released details on the V90's cargo capacity, but we would expect it to be quite large. Under the hood, the V90 will match the S90's engine lineup. That will mean a T5 (turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder) engine with 250 horsepower, a T6 (turbo and supercharged 2.0L four-cylinder) engine with 316 horsepower, and the T8 plug-in hybrid with 410 horsepower. Europe will get a selection of diesel engines as well. “In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate [wagon] brand. While the Volvo brand today stands for more than estates, we are proud to carry forward this rich heritage with the V90,” Volvo president Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement. Volvo will be showing off the V90 next month at the Geneva Motor Show where we hope to learn when the wagon will arrive. Source: Volvo Press Release is on Page 2 Volvo Cars reveals stylish and versatile new V90 estate The eagerly-awaited Volvo V90 was revealed today in Stockholm, Sweden. The stylish and versatile V90 is the latest in the premium car maker’s top-of-the-line 90 series sitting alongside the award winning XC90 SUV and the recently-launched S90 premium sedan. Building on Volvo Cars’ indisputable heritage in the estate segment, that began over 60 years ago with the Volvo Duett, the new V90 takes the premium estate a clear step forward in terms of aesthetics, materials and finish, while living up to the ultimately practical nature of any true estate “We have a very strong position in the estate segment,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand today stands for more than estates, we are proud to carry forward this rich heritage with the V90.” The new V90 is the third car unveiled in Volvo’s top-of-the-line 90 series, all of which are built on the company’s specially-designed and fully modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which has opened up a range of new opportunities in terms of how Volvos can be designed, built and equipped. “The modern premium estate is all about the intriguing combination of a luxurious experience with the functional origins of the estates silhouette. The sophisticated ambience of our new Volvo Interiors is combined with a great cargo space, providing the right kind of functionality – whether through connectivity or cargo and storage solutions,” said Thomas Ingenlath senior vice president for design at Volvo Cars. The new V90 delivers cutting-edge Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology, the most advanced standard safety package on the market, with large animal detection and run-off road mitigation, and class-leading connectivity including smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay. Volvo Cars has also worked tirelessly on driving dynamics in the new model delivering a totally new and refined driving experience characterised by a sense of engaging control and predictability. “We have a very strong offer in the V90. Our PowerPulse technology is designed to deliver a distinct performance boost to our diesel engine, while the T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid will deliver around 410 hp and a pure electric range of around 50 km,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars.
  23. Volvo Announces January Sales Continues double digit growth into 2016 ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Feb. 2, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 4,244 units, an 11.9 percent increase versus January 2015. The top seller for the month was the award winning XC90 luxury SUV with 2,375 units sold. “This is the seventh consecutive month of double digit growth here in the US,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “The XC90 continues to contribute to this growth, and the industry has certainly agreed by awarding it virtually every honor including the 2016 North American Truck of the Year.” Following an $11 billion investment, the positive momentum has materialized with the first all-new model off the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the XC90, with world-first safety technologies, a new design language, new powertrain architecture and a range of class-leading connectivity services.
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    Volvo S90

    From the album: Cory's Cobo Craziness 2016

    The car of Sweden, the Volvo S90.

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  25. With the XC90 enjoying success and the S90 making its way onto the production line, what's next for Volvo? Motor Trend says that will be the S60. In styling, the S60 will borrow a fair amount from the S90 including the LED 'Thor's Hammer' and the Final Cut” side-window shape. A long-wheelbase version of the S60 will be coming as well. Unlike the current S60 long-wheelbase which is sold in low-volumes, the next one will be sold in the same volume as the short-wheelbase model. Inside, a 9.3-inch screen with Volvo's Sensus infotainment system will be available on higher trims. Powertrains will include a turbocharged 2.0L with 250 horsepower and a plug-in hybrid producing 300-plus horsepower. One item still up for discussion on the next S60 is whether or not it will feature autonomous technology. The S90 will be the big test as it will offer a suite of standard semi-autonomous tech known as Pilot Assist. This suite allows the S90 to speed up, slow down, and steer under certain conditions (up to speeds of 80 MPH). “We know [from] our research that our customer is very open for the technology,” said Volvo's U.S. president, Lex Kerssemakers. If the system gets approval from customers, the system will trickle down to other models. Motor Trend says the S60 could be arriving as early as 2017 or 2018. Source: Motor Trend

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