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Volvo Concept XC Coupe

Volvo is giving the world a glimpse of wht the next generation XC90 is most likely to look like with their new Concept XC Coupe. According to “autoblog”, “With orange details, matte rubber moldings and underbody skid plates, the design is said to have been inspired by outdoor equipment manufacturer POC – naturally also based Continue Reading

World debut for a new Volvo V60 engineered by Polestar

Scandinavian Coachcraft Blog Dec 2013
The new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar is here, set for sale on four continents around the world in 2014. ”We are proud to present the S60 and V60 Polestar. A car developed for those who share our passion at Polestar: That driving really matters and that a true driver’s car should enable you to Continue Reading

Volvo V60 vs Human Crash Test Dummies in Morphsuits

SCC Blog Post Nov 10
Volvo says its pedestrian detection system can stop the car automatically if anyone or anything runs out in front of it. We put this theory to the test, not with plastic crash test dummies, but with real life, fleshy human beings in Morphsuits. Will the Volvo stop in time to prevent a catastrophe? You can Continue Reading

Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60!

We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one of their newest tests – the small overlap front test. On this episode of The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a reputation for killing cars Continue Reading

Volvo tries modern take on old P1800

Volvo Concept Coupe
Volvo is testing the idea of a modern take on the brand’s iconic P1800 coupe of the 1960s. The Volvo Concept Coupe is modern and angular, but has the low-slung look that could, indeed, resonate with folks old enough to recall the P1800, and those who’ve come late to its appeal but are infatuated nonetheless. Continue Reading

The 3-point Safety Belt from Volvo

Scandinavian Coachcraft: Nils Bohlin - the Volvo engineer who in 1959 invented the V-type three-point safety belt
The most effective lifesaver in traffic for fifty years. Few people have saved as many lives as Nils Bohlin – the Volvo engineer who in 1959 invented the V-type three-point safety belt. A design as obvious as it was intelligent, it remains as perfectly suited to the seat occupant’s body today as it did 50 Continue Reading

Black Boxes in Cars likely to become Standard

Privacy advocates, automakers, insurance companies all have a stake in  potential legislation Most people are aware of event data recorders, commonly called “black boxes,” in  airplanes. Many people don’t realize a variety of passenger cars also have these  devices — and they may be mandatory for 2015 model year cars. There are black boxes in Continue Reading

Used Volvos for Sale: First $290K takes both.

Scandinavian Coachcraft Blog Pic Mar.3 2013 K-PAX-Volvo-C30s
If you happen to be in the market for an upscale small car, the Volvo C30 is an excellent choice.  2013 is the final production year for the model, so your only option in the near future will be to pick up a well maintained one from the pre-owned market. Speaking of well-maintained, K-PAX Racing Continue Reading