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2017 Volvo S90 Scandanavian design and safety

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Safety, Technology, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We're sitting in front of the Kempinski Hotel Bahia Marbella Estepona, Costa del Sol, in Southern Spain. We're in a new country, in a new car, on new roads, so we're getting a briefing on how the car works before we head out. We're being safe, which is sort of rhetorical since we're [...]

Volvo in Spain, elderly parents, cloth interior carchat

By | 2016-09-25T20:30:44+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm in Malaga Spain, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, today driving the all-new Volvo S90 and V90. The S90 sedan will come out next year, the V90 station wagon sometime later than that. There are two drivetrains coming to the United States; T5 In-line 4-cyl. Front-Wheel drive automatic 250 hp and [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volvo made in China, Sweden & US

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:49+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Categories: #johnbatchelorradioshow, Automobiles and Energy, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Volvo, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Geely, a major Chinese automaker paid almost $2 billion for Volvo in 2010. The Volvo XC 90 was just awarded the Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY). The XC90 already offers semi-autonomous drive with Pilot Assist, another step towards Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously [...]

BYD PHEV SUV, Memorial day, Takata airbag carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Last week I wrote that the Volvo XC 90 will be the first plug-in hybrid SUV. I should have said in the United States. China already has plug-in SUVs and the BYD Tang SUV plug-in hybrid has sold more than 12,000 units so far this year. Warren Buffett owns 10% [...]