Déjà vu

All-New Volvo XC90 Named Motor Trend SUV of the Year. Again.

Déjà vu

All-New Volvo XC90 Named Motor Trend SUV of the Year. Again.



Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 16, 2015)

The Volvo XC90 has been named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year for the second time.

Developed from the ground up on Volvo’s unique Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), with a 316 horsepower, supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine featuring an EPA rating of 25 mpg highway, a tablet-like Sensus control system, and understated Scandinavian design, the all-new 2016 XC90 sets a new standard for the luxury SUV segment. With its [...]

Polestar launches Performance Optimization for the new Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 - even more dynamic and responsive to drive.

The new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation is now available for the new Volvo XC90, making the car even more dynamic and responsive to drive.

”The new XC90 is by far the most advanced car from Volvo in terms of chassis and drivetrain, making it a thrill for us to work with. The Polestar optimisation takes the dynamics and responsiveness of the XC90 another step forward from an already high base level,” said Niels Möller, COO of Polestar, the Volvo Cars Performance Brand.

The key philosophy behind the new generation optimisation is for the entire drivetrain to be included, meaning optimised engine performance, throttle response, gearshift speed, gearshift precision and off-throttle response.

The development of the optimisations is based on the 20-year motorsport experience and expertise of the Polestar engineers and drivers.

”What we strive for when designing and fine-tuning our race cars is to create a completely balanced package.


Jay Leno entertains amongst an unprecedented collection of new and historic Volvo cars

ROCKLEIGH, NJ and HOLLYWOOD, CA  – Swedish automaker Volvo celebrated 60 years in North America with a special gathering of celebrities and vintage cars at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood on October 24th.

Comedian and vintage Volvo owner Jay Leno entertained a crowd of more than 300 Volvo owners, executives, retailers, and media amongst an unprecedented collection of new and historic Volvo cars, live music, and Scandinavian fare.

Notable cars on display included a 1928 PV4, Volvo’s first covered car; a 1955 PV444, the first Volvo exported to the U.S.; the 1967 P1800S driven by Roger Moore in the hit sixties’ television series, “The Saint”; and the all-new, award-winning XC90 sport utility vehicle. 

Guests explored Volvo’s rich past and bright future by visiting a series of Volvo branded shops created in the facades on Paramount’s City Streets back lot.

In the Volvo Cars Art Gallery, for example, was a collection

Volvo Cars’ award-winning T6 performance engine gets All-Wheel Drive

Volvo Cars announces a broad range of product updates
Drive-E powertrain program roll-out continues with high performance T6 AWD configuration Sensus Navigation system receives real-time traffic information Apple CarPlay available in XC90

Volvo Cars has announced a broad range of product updates, led by the continued roll-out of the Drive-E powertrain program.

Central to the powertrain upgrades is the award-winning high performance T6 petrol engine, now coming to the 60 cluster cars in an all-wheel drive variant delivering 306 HP and 400 Nm of torque, fulfilling Euro6 regulations and delivering best-in-class efficient performance. With this powertrain configuration the S60 is down to 161 g/km the V60 at 163 g/km and the XC60 down to 179 g/km CO2.

In the XC90 the T6 is coupled to a refined 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering 320 HP and 400 Nm. This powertrain configuration will be available globally, alongside the T5 in the XC90 which delivers 254 HP and 350 Nm.

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