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  • 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...
  • One less seat but S90 Excellence is genius

    Volvo debuted the new S90 Excellence Package this week , showing off the range-topping executive limousine’s passenger-pampering cabin. To be built in China for a market that prefers to be driven, and then exported worldwide, the new S90 Excellence was conceived to improve the experience of rear-seat passengers, making it...
  • Volvo S60 begins to deliver on Polestar promise

    A true Polestar model from Volvo South Africa. Currently the S60 is also the only one of its kind on sale and available in limited numbers. The lines between Polestar Performance Parts and Polestar (WTCC flavour, for lack of higher praise) becomes less blurred with the arrival of the Volvo S60 Polestar...
  • Step into the shoes of WTCC with S60 Polestar

    Polestar, Volvo’s performance division, has found a way to spice things up for its tired and wrinkled S60 model. Volvo S60 Polestar – which is different to Polestar Performance Parts – is available in South Africa as a limited run of just 45 units. For the 2017 model year, the...
  • Volvo improves XC90 with Pilot Assist

    Apart from claiming the WesBank SAGMJ Car of the Year, the Volvo XC90 has received a smattering of technology tweaks that will come standard for all 2017 models. Pilot Assist and PowerPulse diesel technology, for a lag-free diesel driving experience, are both now available in South Africa. The semi-autonomous...
  • Fastest V40 on sale but not a true Polestar model

    Volvo V40 T5 R-Design with Polestar Performance Parts is the fastest V40 you can currently buy in Africa In South Africa the little blue square denoting Volvo’s Polestar emblem is downright confusing. Stuck somewhere between fully fledged Polestar, only available in the S60, and Polestar Performance Parts fitted to...
  • Volvo SA releases pricing of svelte S90

    With just a few months left before the year ends, Swedish carmaker Volvo plans to end it with a boom by revealing the official pricing for the new flagship model, the S90, set to arrive in SA before the year ends. The executive sedan carries a starting price tag of...
  • Iron Knight sets speed record for Volvo Trucks

    Volvo Trucks must pay its marketing team well. Remember Jean Claude Van Damme doing the splits between two moving Volvo trucks? Now the team is back in the record books with its 2400hp truck dubbed Iron Knight. The new 500-metre record now reads: 13.71 seconds at an average speed of...