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Volvo’s Inscription and V60 unveiled at NYautoshow

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 trim level, the Inscription has sailed [...]

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

Volvo keeps options open for battery, plans 3-cyl

Volvo's plug-in hybrid battery system In the first drive for the 2018 Volvo XC 60, I spoke with Olle Fast, Volvo's Project Leader for propulsion power systems, about Volvo's plug-in hybrid battery system and goals for the future. Volvo Drive-E T8 Twin Engine Lithium-ion battery - interior Fast also explained why Volvo is [...]

By |2020-04-04T16:45:54-07:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Car designers, Volvo|Tags: |0 Comments

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

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 [...]