WWCOTY awards Volvo and WOW at the London Motor show

The Women’s World Car of the Year presented two awards at the London Motor Show; the car of the year to Volvo for the Volvo XC 40 and the Woman of Worth (WOW) award to Fiona Pargeter, Head of Global PR Communications, customer experience director, marketing communications, experiential marketing and customer insight at Jaguar Land [...]

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

Tips to take a staycation in the USA

Not every vacation is about jetting off to Cuba or Japan and experiencing exotic parts of the world. Although the majority of us wouldn’t have a problem with this, there are times when staycationing in your own country is a more relaxing and welcome way to travel. There are jewels in the crown right here [...]

By |2019-01-14T07:30:18-08:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Travel, Travel & Leisure, Volvo|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volvo’s Inscription and V60 unveiled at NYautoshow

New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) The New York International Auto Show will show-off two more vehicles; the Volvo V60 station wagon and a luxury trim of the XC40 compact SUV named Inscription. 2019 Volvo XC40 Inscription Last year I drove the 2019 Volvo XC 40 T5 R-Design in Barcelona, Spain. This year another luxury [...]

By |2020-05-25T16:53:09-07:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Volvo|0 Comments

2019 Volvo XC40 An SUV for everyone

2019 Volvo XC40 [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="56"] Barcelona, Spain - Both the Volvo XC90 and the XC60 have won the highest award of the year; in 2016 the Volvo XC90 won the North American Truck/Utility of the Year, and in 2018 the Volvo XC60 won again. The Volvo XC40 is another contender, bringing out the spunkiest youngster [...]

By |2020-02-04T09:06:57-08:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Volvo|Tags: |0 Comments

Honda Accord, Volvo XC 60, Lincoln Navigator win NACTOY award

North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) winners This year was the first time that the tension was so thick one could cut it with a knife. The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards, billed as the Oscars of the Auto Industry, kicked off The 2018 North [...]

Free gifts students at Ferrari first BEV for Volvo XC 40

Have you started your Christmas Shopping? Before you finish it Warren and I have some great gifts we've rounded up for you that we are giving away on the next car chats, 12/8, 12/15 and 12/22 culminating with the big giveaway on December 22. Two new gifts were added this week. Shell Oil Company heard [...]

By |2020-03-23T07:25:49-07:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Volvo, Washington Auto Show, Washingtonpost.com|1 Comment

Volvo, China, France, California EVs

Last week on the Washington Post carchat there were many questions about Volvo's decision to go all electrified by 2019. Why they asked? Why only Electric vehicles? In the face of the G20 conference just held in Hamburg, Germany, where nineteen of the countries in attendance agreed to the Paris Climate Change agreement, the United [...]

2018 Volvo XC60 plus a Plug-In Hybrid

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 compact SUV arrives in August with three engines. The great news is that Volvo is bringing out an XC60 plug-in hybrid in September. The difference in price between the petrol version and the PHEV (after the $5,000 Federal Tax Credit) is only $3,000. I just love that Volvo is bringing [...]

Volvo, Infiniti, Washington Post, carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm back in the United States of America! Did I miss anything? The last of my month-long European trip was spent in Barcelona, Spain driving the new 2018 Volvo XC 60. A great two-row SUV that handles nicely looks spectacular and has a plug-in hybrid coming out in September. Last [...]

By |2017-06-26T18:13:22-07:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Volvo, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , |0 Comments