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  • 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...
  • 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...