It’s been a while since we got some seat time behind the wheel of a Volvo… 10 year in fact!!! Wow – time flies. So what’s changed in the world of Volvo since the last time? Plenty has changed over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the Volvo of today is still as awesome as the Volvo of the past. This week’s test is a huge departure from the typical SUV infested roads of Canada – it’s a station wagon!!! It doesn’t have some newfangled label that the media people come up with – it’s a plain old station wagon – and damned if it isn’t still better than an SUV!
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ROCKLEIGH, NJ (January 21, 2016) – The all-new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid SUV, has been named Green Car Journal’s 2016 Luxury Green Car of the Year.
The first Volvo designed from the ground up for plug-in/electrification compatibility, the XC90 T8 delivers all the performance of a luxury SUV, but with emission levels that even small hybrid cars struggle to match. When designing the XC90 T8, Volvo Cars chose not to compromise on performance, driving pleasure, efficiency or even luggage space. By building on the new modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and successful Drive-E petrol powertrain, the company has created a uniquely roomy 7-seater SUV that delivers 400hp/640Nm combined with ultra-low emissions (59g/km) and high fuel efficiency (2.5 l/100km). The fuel economy according to the U.S. driving cycle is 59 MPGe.
Remember the Jean-Claude Van Damme ad/video for Volvo Trucks from last year? Well here’s the latest ad from Volvo Trucks – this time it’s more Candid Camera… A very nervous kid – his first day on the job as a valet – and he get to park a Lamborghini Aventador, a Shelby Cobra and a … well watch the film Check out the behind-the-scenes video too Jean-Claude Van Damme video for Volvo Trucks – The MOST watch video on YouTube! Copyright © 2014 by Iain Shankland. All rights reserved.
TORONTO, ON (Feb. 15, 2014) – Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. will host child seat safety clinics at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on Monday February 17th. The Swedish automotive manufacturer that has become synonymous with safety, Volvo will have Ontario Provincial Police officers on hand to demonstrate proper installation techniques in the all-new Volvo V60 Sportswagon and answer questions regarding proper fitment and provincial legislation.
TORONTO, ON (Feb. 13, 2014) – Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is excited to announce the pricing and availability of both the 2015 S60 and V60 Polestar in Canada. Joined by Hans Bååth, Managing Director of Polestar Performance, President and CEO Marc Engelen unveiled the limited-edition Polestar S60 to Canadian media today during a press conference at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The S60 and V60 Polestar will only be offered on four continents in a select group of countries including Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.
TORONTO, ON (April 25, 2013) – Volvo Canada announces the availability of a Special Edition C70 hardtop convertible just in time for spring. Exclusive to the Canadian market, the limited production convertible is available with attractive features like BLIS (Blindspot Information System), 18″ Midir diamond-cut alloy rims, retractable side view mirrors and an integrated wind blocker at no extra cost. In addition to these no-charge options, exclusive colour combinations will be available to set the limited edition C70 apart.
With another April Fools day in the record books, it’s time to review what kind of pranks the automakers have been getting up to. It’s funny to see the extremes they’ll go to just to prove they actually have a sense of humour. Here are our favourites from this year. First up, the runner up for the best 2013 April Fool’s prank by an Automaker… BWM P.R.A.M. With a royal baby due this summer, BMW proudly announced the launch of the limited edition BMW P.R.A.M. (Postnatal Royal Auto Mobile). Available in Princess Pink or Royal Blue. The soft-top convertible has been designed using our EfficientDynamics technology. With two or four-wheel-drive, it rides as smoothly on a polo field as it does down The Mall and comes with air conditioning and built-in extendable flagpoles as standard. For those who are ‘too posh to push’ this masterpiece of motherhood even comes fitted with N.A.P.P.I.E. (Nanny-Assisting Petrol-Powered Injection Engine).
NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 28, 2013) – Already a superstar in Europe, Volvo’s V60 sports wagon will soon hit the shores of North America. Doug Speck, Volvo Cars’ senior vice president marketing, sales and customer service, made the announcement at the New York International Auto Show, indicating the new V60 will come to the U.S. market in early 2014. Pricing and specifications for the U.S. and Canada will be announced at a later date.