Volvo Brings Swedish Engineering to the U.S.

It’s so exciting when a project of global capacity brings new commerce and new jobs to an area. It does so much to help not only the local economy and community, but also our national economy and further establishes the U.S. as an able and willing global partner.

This past September 25th, I was able to witness a project of this magnitude and potential by being a guest at the official groundbreaking for…

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Buying a car: What you need to make your car-buying trip successful

So, you’ve been dreaming of your perfect car, right? You already have your money saved, you’ve been perusing car advice websites to make sure you choose the right make, model, and year, and you’ve even coerced someone into taking on this car buying trip with you.

So now you just waltz into the dealership, right? Not so fast!

You definitely want to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork and elements…

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Making Traffic Fun with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist

There is nothing that a city dweller dreads more than being stuck in traffic. Slowly inching towards a location is mundane - it takes so much time out of the day that could be better spent doing other important things like working on a project, spending more time with loved ones, and eating.

 And while on the interstate, you may want to make use of your cruise control to be more efficient on gas. But how…

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4 Features a Vehicle Needs to be one of the Safest in the World

When we hop in our cars ready to get started with the day, we rarely start driving with the realization that we might get into an accident on the road. And because of that thinking, some of us may take safety features for granted. I mean, who wants to “ruin” the process of buying a car and eventually enjoying a car with thoughts of getting into a crazed accident?

No one does. Until there’s…

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Volvo Buys Polestar!

Volvo has bought 100% of Polestar. Volvo and polestar have been in partnership since 1996 when Volvo competed in the BTCC series. Now, Volvo has a true performance arm in house and we should see the benefits in more performance polestar Volvos. Stay Tuned
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Apple Volvo

SOMETIMES OWNING A car can be really stressful. Like when you can’t remember if you locked the doors or not and you’re already at work. So, wouldn’t it be nice for your car to remind you if you leave the doors unlocked?

And, if it could, say, send a notification to your phone that you’d left the doors on your car unlocked… wouldn’t it be even nicer if it could send a message to your Apple Watch?

That’s why Volvo has built an Apple Watch edition of its On Call connected car platform, which…

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University Volvo All New XC90 Tour

Just a little reminder for all of you keeping tabs on when you can see more than one 2016 XC90 in a setting. Well, join us here at the dealership Friday June 5th for the University Volvo XC90 tour. We will have at least 3 of the 2016 XC90s here to drive and see different options and trim levels. Plus...you can eat! hor d'oeuvres will be served. Come join us.  
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Autonomous Driving Volvo

Volvo Cars presents a unique system solution for integrating self-driving cars into real traffic??????????????

 

Volvo Cars presents a unique, complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic – with ordinary people in the driver’s seat.

 

“We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “Taking the exciting step to a public pilot, with the ambition to enable ordinary people to sit behind the wheel in normal traffic on public roads, has never been done before.” 

 

As the Drive…

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Volvo, North Carolina in talks on Auto Plant


Volvo is said to be looking at North Carolina – and any incentives it might get – for a plant as the Swedish car maker angles for a resurgence in the United States, according a report Wednesday in the British newspaper Financial Times.

The publication cited two unnamed sources claiming knowledge of company plans to establish a new U.S. manufacturing site.

It follows the appointment of a new head of Volvo’s North American operations who would, according to the newspaper’s sources, oversee the facility’s opening as the company…

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VOLVO EYES FORMULA "E"

Barely over a month ago, we brought you the sad news that Volvo was planning to end its motor racing activities – withdrawing its support from the teams Polestar fields on its behalf in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship and Australia's V8 Supercars series. But it may not be all bad news when it comes to Volvo and racing.

In a recent interview with Sweden's Auto Motor & Sport, Volvo marketing director Alain Visser indicated that, while the aforementioned touring car championships no longer fit with the image the brand is trying to…
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