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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

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

Swede for speed: Pumped up Polestar Volvo to race in V8 Supercar 2014

SCC Volvo Blog 31-7-2013
                Hold onto your hats Swedish motoring fans, because Volvo is set to enter the  Australian V8 Supercar racing series for 2014. If you’re not familiar with V8 Supercar, it’s an Australian racing series  that historically pits V8-powered Holden (Australian General Motors brand) and  Ford racecars against one Continue Reading

Video from the 1-2 Victory for Volvo Polestar Racing on Home Grounds.

Blog Pic July 1 2013 Scandinavian Coachcraft
Thed Björk and Robert Dahlgren celebrated a new 1-2 victory for Volvo Polestar Racing on home grounds. More than 10 000 spectators watched the two Volvo S60 cars crossing the line first after an exciting race in challenging conditions. A daring strategic choice just before the beginning of the race saw both Björk and Dahlgren 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