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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]

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 [...]

A sneak peak into Volvo’s future cars from Sweden

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gothenburg, Sweden - Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle with a 350km driving range as well as a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variant with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Volvo will bring these powertrains out on a new platform called Compact Modular Architecture [...]

Questions about autonomous driving from drivers

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Continental AG, Technology, Travel, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last week on the Washingtonpost.com carchat a chatter sent an intriguing comment, "A long time ago, I remember an old car ad series (Mercedes? BMW? Doesn't matter). The ad featured a picture of somebody posing proudly with their car, with the tagline, "Nobody poses for pictures with their toaster." (Or something like that.) As the [...]

2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Technology, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , |

The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 are the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Finalists for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD and the Volvo XC 90. The winners will be announced January 11th at the North American International Auto [...]

A hero for life building hope

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:19+00:00 May 25th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Volvo|Tags: , , |

A Hero for life, building Hope; one limb at a time Hope Bevilhymer, a West Jordan, Utah amputee and founder of “Limbs of Hope,” which redistributes prosthetic limbs to developing countries, has been named “Americas Greatest Hometown Hero” at the third annual Volvo for life Awards ceremony. For her efforts, she receives a $50,000 contribution [...]

What does Sweden have to do with it? safety and technology

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:24+00:00 April 7th, 2003|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness, Manufacturers, Robots, Saab, Safety, Technology, Volvo|Tags: , , , , |

So you're pregnant with your first kid and want to buy the safest car on the planet. What brand do you think of first? Probably Volvo – a brand that's become synonymous with safety. In fact, both of Swedens automakers, Volvo, and Saab are world-renowned for safety innovations. Today their cars are so crammed with [...]