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MAHWAH, NJ (May 3, 2022) The entire 2023 lineup of Volvo cars in the U.S. will consist of mild hybrid, hybrid or electric vehicles equipped with Google built-in, Volvo Car USA announced today.

With the popular XC90 and XC40 SUVs, as well as the V60 Cross Country, now receiving mild hybrid engines as standard (badged B4, B5, and B6), the Swedish luxury car brand is making good on its sustainability commitment to electrify its full range of vehicles. The effort reflects another step toward offering only pure electric vehicles by 2030 and being carbon neutral by 2040.

Regardless of lifestyle or access to charging, U.S. customers can now find an electrified Volvo car to fit their daily routines. For those without easy access to charging, mild hybrids offer increased efficiency over their predecessors, yet never need to be plugged in. New extended range plug-in hybrids offer all-electric driving in Pure mode while still providing a traditional [...]

Volvo Cars Awarded the Most 2022 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Awards of Any Manufacturer

Volvo Cars has earned 13 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) award
Volvo Cars Awarded the Most 2022 IIHS Awards of Any Manufacturer

(MAHWAH, N.J.) April 7, 2022: Volvo Cars has earned 13 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Having achieved the highest rating from IIHS for every model tested, including the fully-electric C40 Recharge, Volvo is the most awarded 2022 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ brand as of April 2022.

IIHS awards TSP+ status to vehicles that provide the highest level of safety. Volvo Cars received ten TSP+ awards in February and now three in April, totaling 13 awards for 2022.

Volvo Cars has a long-standing heritage in safety and sustainability. As the automaker looks ahead to a zero-emission future and ambition to be a fully electric car company by 2030, Volvo Cars continues to set the bar in both categories with six electric and plug-in hybrid models being recognized by IIHS.

Volvo Cars drops new cars to help rescue services save lives

The most extreme crash test ever executed by Volvo Cars


Volvo Cars drops to save lives

Volvo Car Newsroom – 13 November 2020

It is the most extreme crash test ever executed by Volvo Cars, and a crucial one. Extrication specialists often use cars crashed at the Volvo Cars Safety Center to hone their life-saving skills.

To allow rescue services to prepare for any possible cr [...]

Volvo Cars acts to mitigate corona virus impact

Primary focus upon the health and safety of all employees.

The corona pandemic is now severely affecting Volvo Cars in many ways, in the form of a weakening market, a risk for production disruption as well as concerns for the employees.

The company´s primary focus is the health and safety of all employees. Precautionary measures and travel restrictions have already been taken.

Now, there is a need to further reduce the spread of the virus by going into a period of social distancing. This means production closures, working from home and taking more personal precautions.

The Belgium plant will remain closed until April 5. The Swedish and US plants will be closed between March 26 and April 14.

People working in our offices will generally work from home as of March 26 and working hours will be reduced.

These actions will secure jobs and ensure that Volvo Cars can come back to normal production as soon as it is possible and safe.

Earlier this month


Capitol Motors receives the first Volvo V60 with US Specifications - Priced from $34,620

Volvo’s all-new V60 is extremely versatile helping you make the most of every moment. An advanced chassis, powerful engines and cutting-edge technology place you at the center of an engaging driving experience. Not compromising on luxury or practicality, the V60 helps you pursue your active lifestyle.
Volvo’s vision to create cars that enrich people’s lives is a reality with the new V60.

Capitol Motors V60 T5

The All-New Volvo V60 Standard Features Include: Audio and Technology

• High Performance Audio
• Apple CarPlay / Android [...]

Five Volvo cars win Car and Driver Editors’ Choice awards

After testing almost 500 cars, the XC90, XC60, XC40, V90 & V90 Cross Country are the choice for families and friends.

ROCKLEIGH, NJ – Five Volvo cars, including all of the luxury carmaker’s SUVs and two of its wagons, earned Car and Driver Editors’ Choice awards for 2019.

After testing almost 500 cars editors chose the XC90, XC60, and XC40 SUVs and V90 and V90 Cross Country wagons to recommend to family and friends.

“For the experts at a place as trusted as Car and Driver to give five Volvo cars their Editor’s Choice award is a very big deal,” said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas and President and CEO Volvo Car USA. “Now anyone considering a new luxury car should absolutely look at a Volvo.”

The XC40 was recognized for its huge back seat and cargo area, beautiful interior execution, and for being chock full of tech.

Editors praised the XC60 for being fuel efficient, its Swedish design, and cutting-edge driver-assist tech.

And they gushed over the eminently

Volvo XC90 named a Must-Have Certified Preowned Car

The XC90 is one of the most desireable luxury crossovers on the market.

ROCKLEIGH, NJ – The Volvo XC90 luxury SUV is a Must-Have Certified Preowned Car, according to Autotrader, the most recognized third-party car listings brand.

The 2016 XC90 was the first all-new Volvo in the luxury carmaker’s bold plan to remake its entire product line-up. The seven-seat SUV, with available all-wheel-drive and 400 horsepower Plug-In Hybrid Electric propulsion system, would go on to collect more than 100 awards from around the world, including 2016 Motor Trend SUV of the Year and 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

It is the 2016 to 2018 model years Autotrader called “Good as New: 10 Best Luxury CPO Cars for 2019.”

The Volvo XC90 is one of the most desirable luxury crossovers on the market thanks to its attractive styling and forward-looking interior tech, according to Autotrader. It also boasts room for seven, a comfortable ride and excellent safety features. “Volvo’s CPO program is typically one of the best among luxury automakers

Do my tires conform?

What you need to know about all-season tires…

Volvo V60 Cross Country

There has been a bit of uncertainty about conforming and non-conforming tires on new Volvo sold by US Military Sales.

Cars purchased from Volvo US Military Sales fully comply with USA specifications. That means that your Volvo meets all US Department of Transportation and EPA regulations for the model year it was built.  This allows you to register your Volvo in all 50 states with no alterations.

This is not true for all European countries. A lot depends on the host nation’s Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) whether you must alter your car to conform to the host nation’s regulations. In Germa [...]

Capitol Motors Gets a Sneak Preview of the All-New Volvo S60

A brief stop in Kaiserslautern on its way to Gothenburg

(Kaiserslautern, Germany) – January 30, 2019 – Capitol Motors received an early morning surprise when the transporter was unloading a shipment of new XC60 models.  On the transporter was an all-new Volvo S60 T5 R-Design in Fusion Red metallic destined for our colleagues in Gothenburg, Sweden.  The all-new S60 is produced at Volvo’s first USA factory in Ridgeville, SC (Charleston, SC) and while our US Volvo dealer colleagues have their demo cars, US Military Sales must wait until model-year 2020 which begins in May 2019.

Now our mouths are really watering…

You can customize your S60 on our configuration page:

Volvo Car USA Partners with Destination Maternity

Promotes Safe Driving Practices for Parents Nationwide

(ROCKLEIGH, N.J.) – September 27, 2018 – Volvo Car USA is partnering with Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST), the world’s largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel, during this year’s Child Passenger Safety Week (September 23-29) to provide critical information on how to drive safely while pregnant and how to properly select and install car seats.

Based on a recent survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo, only 68% of mothers know how to properly wear a seat belt while pregnant (i.e., with the seatbelt across their belly). One in four (37%) admit they sometimes wore their seatbelt incorrectly while driving because it was too uncomfortable, while a quarter say they sometimes did not wear a seatbelt at all for that same reason (25%).

Additionally, the survey found more than nine in 10 parents feel overwhelmed when researching child safety products – highlighted by concerns around

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