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 [...]

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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

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 new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, Cone, [...]

Volvo in Spain, elderly parents, cloth interior carchat

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

Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) 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 [...]

A sneak peak into Volvo’s future cars from Sweden

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

Last week on the Washingtonpost.com car chat 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 [...]

2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

2016 NACTOY The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 is 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 on January 11th at the North [...]