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New Post-Accident Guidance Service for Volvo Owners

 


Volvo owners will now have immediate help following an accident, via their smartphones. Volvo Car Accident Advisor is the first mobile, post-accident service that offers checklists, guided accident documentation, digital insurance claims and repair service information. 


Designed to keep drivers safe, informed and in control after a collision, this new program is available for Volvo model year 2015.5 and newer models.  The Volvo Car Accident Advisor uses the in-car SOS communications system to allow drivers to use a web-based application that guides them through important steps following an accident.  


 


“For years, Volvo Cars has been immediately communicating with drivers…

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Volvo XC90 Named Best Used Car by CarGurus

 


The 2014-2018 Volvo XC90 has been named a Best Used Car in the Luxury Midsize Crossover/SUV category by CarGurus.  The automotive experts at CarGurus award vehicles in a variety of categories based on a number of criteria:  user reviews, professional test drives, popularity, availability, and CarGurus’ projected 12-year value retention. The model with the highest overall score was determined the winner for each category.


Matt Smith, CarGurus Senior Editor, said, “A pre-owned Volvo XC90…

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Volvo Launches Industry-First Connected Safety Technology

 

Volvo Cars continues its commitment to innovative safety with an industry-first connected technology to improve traffic safety. The technology allows Volvo cars to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby slippery road conditions and hazards via a cloud based network.

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New Volvo XC40 Named Autotrader “Best New Car for 2019”


 

The new 2019 Volvo XC40 has recently been named  “Best New Car” by automotive authority, Autotrader.  The Autotrader Best New Cars Award is intended to benefit a broad set of shoppers by highlighting a diverse group of 12 vehicles.  Autotrader editorial experts choose Best New Car winners based on a wide range of criteria, including interior comfort and materials, build quality, available features and ride quality.

All contenders in the Autotrader Best New Car survey…

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2020 Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUV & Wagon Coming Soon

 

Volvo Car USA has announced that they will soon add powerful plug-in hybrids to the Volvo lineup.  The new 2020 XC60 mid-sized SUV and 2020 V60 mid-size wagon will both be available as plug-in hybrid electric models based with “Polestar Engineered” trim.

Originally designed for the 2019 Volvo S60, XC60 and V60  the T8 Polestar Engineered trim offers remarkable performance while enhancing crucial driving elements such as throttle response, braking and handling. Available in Summer…

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Volvo Introduces “Care Key” For Safe Car Sharing

 




In a continuous effort to keep Volvo drivers and their passengers safe, Volvo Cars will include a new Care Key feature to upcoming Volvo cars, crossovers and SUVs.  The Care Key will allow Volvo owners to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members or friends.  With the ability to set limitations on the vehicle’s top speed, Volvo owners will be able to hand over the keys to another driver such as a newly licensed teenager, with an added measure of safety assurance.  


The launch of the Care Key follows the announcement earlier this month that Volvo Cars…

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Introducing the 2019 Volvo V60

 


The new 2019 Volvo V60 five-door, mid-size luxury wagon is available with a variety of options. This vehicle is designed to be fully customized to suite its buyer’s taste and driving requirements.  New Volvo V60 cars are available with a choice of  two engine types and three attractive trim levels. 

New 2019 V60 buyers will have a choice of either the T5 front-wheel drive, turbo-charged Drive-E engine or the T6 all-wheel drive, turbo and…

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Volvo S60, V60 & XC40 are World Car Award Finalists

Three new Volvo vehicles have been listed as finalists for prestigious 2019 World Car Awards. The Volvo S60, Volvo V60 and Volvo XC40 are all in consideration for the coveted “World Car” titles.  Both the Volvo S60 Sedan and V60 Wagon are finalists in the World Car of the Year category, while the Volvo XC40 has been selected for the World Car Design of the Year category. These three Volvo finalists increase the odds that Volvo will take the World Car award two years in a row, as the as the XC60 luxury SUV was named 2018 World Car of…

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2020 Volvo XC90 - Houston Dealer Update


 

The 2020 Volvo XC90 will have several new updates for enhanced efficiency and style. Volvo Cars recently unveiled a refreshed version of its most popular large SUV. 

Powered by a new electrified powertrain that offers drivers up to 15 per cent fuel savings, the new Volvo XC90 will be more cost effective.  It will be the first XC90 model to utilize Volvo’s advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing…

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Volvo XC90 Makes 10 Best Luxury CPO Car List

 

Well respected auto authority, Autotrader, has included the Volvo XC90 (2016 to 2018 model years) in their “Good as New: 10 Best Luxury CPO Cars for 2019” list. This new title, along with more than 100 awards from around the world, speaks to the long lasting quality and value Volvo vehicles are known for.  Included in its long list of accolades the Volvo XC90 has won prestigious recognition such as 2016 Motor Trend SUV of the Year and 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year awards.


In 2016 Volvo remade its entire product line-up with the QX90 as the…

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