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  • The Volvo S90 T6, the home run no one talks about

    This week, Volvo’s biggest seller locally, the XC60, was launched abroad and Volvo executives must be counting the weeks before its SA arrival. With sales of the XC90 and Volvo S90 not nearly as good as in Europe, the aging local XC60 is still outperforming its bigger, newer siblings....
  • Volvo Finance Offer

    As budgets tighten, the exchange rate continues to squeeze us with its deathly grip, and the rand leaches all value out of European imports, there’s never been a better time for a manufacturer to offer salvation; provide some form of guarantee that when the time comes to settle up...
  • Volvo’s Pilot Assist gives time back to you

    Could you trust your car to drive itself at speeds up to 130kph? We’re not just talking Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that’ll brake, accelerate and keep pace with a ‘lead’ car; we’re talking level two (out of five) autonomous capability – that ensures full semi-autonomy on the throttle, brakes...
  • Volvo S90: Trust us, you can take this Volvo’s pulse

    There’s a new premium sedan in town, one that can truly stand wheel-to-wheel with the Germans as far as desirability, looks and quality goes, but what about the all-important performance factor? This is traditionally where Volvos have faltered against their sportier German counterparts. But the latest S90 appears to...
  • Volvo’s master plan comes to fruition, in the shape of the Volvo XC60

    Geneva: Volvo once more pioneers safety with the ground breaking Volvo XC60, and is ready to take the fight to BMW’s X3 and Audi’s Q5. Having been a to a few Volvo launches of late the attitude of Volvo has always been, “This one’s good, but wait till you see...
  • Volvo can do no wrong. Latest S90 sedan driven

    Even Volvo, while revelling in XC90’s worldwide success, would have realised that although their car had broken much new ground, ultimately a 7-seater SUV was perhaps too cumbersome for most needs.  The Volvo S90 sedan brings everything that was class-leading about that 2016 South African Car of the Year...
  • Choose your power source with Volvo XC90 T8

    An imposing 7-seater SUV weighing 2350 kilograms does not conform to the classic mould for a hybrid powertrain. As a range the Volvo XC90 is expected to cover long distances or perhaps do a spot of towing – neither of which are a hybrid’s forte. Yet until the Volvo...
  • 270kW Polestar engine topples competition

    A mild 10kW shy of matching the Mercedes A 45 AMG as the most powerful 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine but the 270kW Volvo S60 Polestar engine recently received praise by winning the 2016 Wards Engine category. “Not long ago, a newly designed engine that could achieve 100 horsepower (75kW) per...
  • Volvo explains fuel saving and speed in poetic video

    Every few months Volvo’s Truck Division cooks up another hair-brained idea to promote its products and technology specifically on the internet. Their latest video explains a usually mundane message about ‘maintaining speed while saving fuel’ in one of the finest creative concepts we’ve seen on the subject. Bravo Volvo, keep...