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Polestar: Volvo’s Electric Brand with a plan

Polestar EV
Some of my favorite car stories from the last 10-11 years involve Volvo wagons and Polestar. One such adventure had me drive to the New York Auto Show by my lonesome in a brown XC70 T6 that was Polestar optimized. Onlookers on the I87...

2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country First Look

New Volvo V60 Cross Country exterior
The new Volvo V60 Cross Country was sort of expected, but on the other hand there was always a chance Volvo would get cold feet at the last second and axe the project. We’re sure glad they didn’t. The 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country gives...

The Volvo 360c Concept is a mobile living room

We’ll admit that we’re not all that enthused about autonomous driving cars here at Motor Illustrated but there’s something about the Volvo 360c Concept that made us watch the Swedish company’s video a few times over. Actually, it’s not the car but the idea behind...

The new 2019 Volvo S60 Unveiled this Morning in South Carolina

2019 Volvo S60
With the new-generation Volvo S60 introduced this morning at the manufacturer's brand new factory in South Carolina, Volvo is embarking on a new path that will for the first time include a car built in America . The plant itself, first announced back in...

2019 Volvo S60

2019 Volvo S60
With the new 2019 S60, we get car that perfectly integrates Volvo's renewed DNA. Once again Volvo nailed it when it comes to design with the new S60 being strongly influenced by the beautiful S90. The S60 also shares its platform with the S90...

Volvo and Polestar team up for more electrifying performance

Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered
I think “Polestar Optimized” is what the option was once called. I recall a long road trip in a brand XC70 T6 Polestar and being amazed at the boosted straight-6’s power. As you might know, Polestar’s now making its own high-performance electric cars. I...

Volvo murders the prancing moose in cold blood

Prancing Moose
Not cool, Volvo, really not cool. Many of you will probably have spotted a few Volvos over the years sporting an odd sticker on its flanks, or butt. That yellow and black label features a prancing moose, more or less a tribute to Ferrari...

NYIAS 2018: Sexy new Volvo V60 station wagon

2019 Volvo V60
The latest Volvo station wagon was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show nearly a month ago and although we’ve seen plenty of pictures, we’re still blown away by how sexy this car is. Part of the story with this car is a return to Volvo’s...

NYIAS 2018: The Volvo XC60 Wins World Car of the Year

Volvo XC60
Volvo is on a roll. This morning in New York, its new XC60 won the World Car of the Year award, beating out two other SUVs in the form of the Range Rover Velar and the Mazda CX-5. It’s a well-deserved award for one...

Lotus to build an SUV with Volvo parts

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? The fact of the matter is that both carmakers are owned by the same company. Less than two months ago, Geely Holding Group, purchased a 51% controlling stake in the British ultra-light supercar company. Geely is in it to make...

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