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This Is What It’s Like To Live With The New Volvo XC60 19
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60 on 01 19th, 2018

If you think that owning a premium SUV with modern safety and connectivity features will make your life easier… well, you're probably right.
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2018 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Of The Year: And The Winners Are… 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Detroit-Auto-Show, honda, Honda Accord, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC60 on 01 15th, 2018


The ‘Oscars of the automotive industry’ have been handed over to the big winners at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

One of the vehicles that managed to stand out in the 2018 North American Car of the Year awards, turning out to be more popular than the other two finalists – Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry, is the new generation Honda Accord.

Unveiled last summer and launched a few months later, it has a more modern styling and higher-tech cabin with new technologies, including 4G LTE connectivity and wireless smartphone charger, and three powertrains, including a hybrid.

Receiving top honors from the jurors is the new Volvo XC60, which walked home with the 2018 Utility of the Year award.

The small luxury SUV faced the Honda Odyssey and Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the final, but it managed to impress the 60 jurors from the United States and Canada, who appreciated its “safety and driver assistance systems” in “a package that exudes Scandinavian design”, according to the NACTOY President, Mark Phelan.

Last, but definitely not least, the Lincoln Navigator has been named 2018 North American Truck of the Year, being favored over the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Ford Expedition.

This is the first time a Lincoln vehicle walks home with such an award, making the brand’s President, Kumar Galhotra, say that the team “is honored to be named the best among such a strong field of competitors”.

The road to the 2019 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year will start this summer, when the nominees will be announced in each category.

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2018 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Of The Year: And The Winners Are… 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Detroit-Auto-Show, honda, Honda Accord, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC60 on 01 15th, 2018


The ‘Oscars of the automotive industry’ have been handed over to the big winners at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

One of the vehicles that managed to stand out in the 2018 North American Car of the Year awards, turning out to be more popular than the other two finalists – Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry, is the new generation Honda Accord.

Unveiled last summer and launched a few months later, it has a more modern styling and higher-tech cabin with new technologies, including 4G LTE connectivity and wireless smartphone charger, and three powertrains, including a hybrid.

Receiving top honors from the jurors is the new Volvo XC60, which walked home with the 2018 Utility of the Year award.

The small luxury SUV faced the Honda Odyssey and Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the final, but it managed to impress the 60 jurors from the United States and Canada, who appreciated its “safety and driver assistance systems” in “a package that exudes Scandinavian design”, according to the NACTOY President, Mark Phelan.

Last, but definitely not least, the Lincoln Navigator has been named 2018 North American Truck of the Year, being favored over the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Ford Expedition.

This is the first time a Lincoln vehicle walks home with such an award, making the brand’s President, Kumar Galhotra, say that the team “is honored to be named the best among such a strong field of competitors”.

The road to the 2019 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year will start this summer, when the nominees will be announced in each category.

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Euro NCAP Announces 2017’s Safest Cars By Segment [w/Video] 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in EuroNCAP, Opel Crossland X, subaru impreza, Subaru XV, video, Volvo XC60, VW Arteon, VW Polo, VW T-Roc on 01 14th, 2018


As with every year, the Euro NCAP published the list with the safest new cars in their respective classes for 2017. The independent organization rates each model in four categories: Adult Occupant Safety, Child Occupant Safety, Pedestrian Safety and Safety Assist, with the three first being self-explanatory and the fourth assessing the active and passive systems that are available.


The European New Car Assessment Program says that its star ratings between different segments of models are not directly comparable. which leads us to their ‘Best In Class’ awards, showing which models have performed better than their direct competitors.

Euro NCAP has divided the car market into six segments: Executive, Large Off-Road, Small Off-Road, Supermini, Small MPV and Small Family Car. Let’s see then which new cars took the title of the safest model in their respective segments, and watch the relevant video that follows.

Executive: VW Arteon


Adult Occupant: 96% | Child Occupant: 85% | Pedestrian: 85% | Safety Assist: 82%

Large Off-Road: Volvo XC60


Adult Occupant: 98% | Child Occupant: 87% | Pedestrian: 76% | Safety Assist: 95%

Small Off-Road: VW T-Roc


Adult Occupant: 96% | Child Occupant: 87% | Pedestrian: 79% | Safety Assist: 71%

Supermini: VW Polo


Adult Occupant: 96% | Child Occupant: 85% | Pedestrian: 76% | Safety Assist: 59%

Small MPV: Opel Crossland X


Adult Occupant: 85% | Child Occupant: 84% | Pedestrian: 62% | Safety Assist: 57%

Small Family Car: Subaru XV & Subaru Impreza


XV| Adult Occupant: 94% | Child Occupant: 89% | Pedestrian: 84% | Safety Assist: 68%
Impreza| Adult Occupant: 94% | Child Occupant: 85% | Pedestrian: 82% | Safety Assist: 68%

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Volvo’s Solution To Turbo Lag Is Quite Simple, Yet Really Clever 12
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Tech, video, VOLVO, Volvo S90, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60, Volvo XC90 on 12 12th, 2017


Volvo claims they’ve found the cure to turbo lag with a new system called PowerPulse and apart from being brilliantly clever, it’s also a really simple solution too.

Every turbocharged car suffers from turbo lag, that delay you get when you open the throttle after depressing it and while having the engine spinning within its boost zone. For years manufacturers have played with a lot of setups and different configurations in order to minimize its effect.

The delay is sourced at the turbo wheel, which can’t respond instantly to the driver’s input, requiring time to return back to its full speed in order to continue sending compressed air into the engine.

The only real solution to this problem is to keep the turbocharger fully spinning even at off-throttle situations and Volvo has done exactly that with the PowerPulse technology as Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained, er, explains.

The system includes a compressor drawing air from the air filter to a pressurized two-liter air tank, which then chucks it into the exhaust manifold to keep the turbocharger spinning and basically eliminate turbo lag.

Volvo’s PowerPulse is available only in conjunction with their 2.0-liter diesel engine at the moment. Of course, and If you prefer petrol power, the Swedish company also offers the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain which combines supercharging and turbocharging with an electric motor in order to make sure that you’ll never experience any delay to your throttle inputs.

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Check Out The Difference Between A Volvo XC60 D5 And A D4 10
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in diesel, Drag-Racing, reviews, UK, VOLVO, Volvo XC60 on 12 10th, 2017


If striking a balance between price and performance matters most to you, what would you choose between a Volvo XC60 D5 and its less powerful D4 version?

Granted, straight line speed isn’t the most important thing in a compact premium SUV, but that doesn’t mean performance is a non factor, especially since these cars often get packed to the brim during holiday trips.

So once you add passengers, luggage, maybe even a dog, you’ll need sufficient power and torque to safely overtake cars at motorway speeds or to quickly execute such a maneuver on a country road.

If the all-new XC60 happens to be your SUV of choice and you’re trying to decide between the D5 and D4 versions, here’s what you need to know.

Both have 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines, yet the former packs 235 PS and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, while the latter is good for 190 PS and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. They both weigh about the same, so in the end it just comes down to how much quicker the D5 is compared to the D4.

According to Volvo, the XC60 D5 will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds, whereas the D4 needs 8.4 seconds, so on paper, there’s no denying who’s faster. Even so, Carwow put the two models to the test, and you can see how this turned out in the video that follows.

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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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Here’s What CR Has To Say About Their New Volvo XC60 26
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60 on 08 26th, 2017


The Volvo XC60 has come a long way, design, and technology wise, as it features new underpinnings and the looks of the larger XC90.
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Here’s What CR Has To Say About Their New Volvo XC60 26
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60 on 08 26th, 2017


The Volvo XC60 has come a long way, design, and technology wise, as it features new underpinnings and the looks of the larger XC90.
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Here’s What CR Has To Say About Their New Volvo XC60 26
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60 on 08 26th, 2017


The Volvo XC60 has come a long way, design, and technology wise, as it features new underpinnings and the looks of the larger XC90.
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Are These The Most Reliable Cars On The European Market? 20
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Audi Q3, Kia Ceed, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, Seat Leon, Skoda Yeti, Suzuki Vitara, Toyota RAV4, video, Volvo XC60 on 08 20th, 2017


After driving numerous cars over the years, CarBuyer have released a top 10 of the most reliable ones on the market.
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Watch Solar Eclipse From Your 2018 Volvo XC60’s Panoramic Moonroof Eclipse Viewer 17
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Gadgets, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC60 on 08 17th, 2017


Forget about those expensive glasses if you're looking forward for the total solar eclipse on August 21, all you need is a Volvo XC60, equipped with a panoramic moonroof.
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New Volvo XC60 Is One Of The Most Civilized SUVs Money Can Buy 8
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60 on 08 8th, 2017


If you want a modern premium compact SUV that's good looking, comfortable, and packed with the latest technology, then the new Volvo XC60 is the one to go for.
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Polestar Turns The New XC60 Into The Most Powerful Volvo Yet 10
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in new cars, PHEV, Polestar, VOLVO, Volvo XC60 on 07 10th, 2017


With as much as 400 horsepower in top T8 spec, the new Volvo XC60 is no slouch.
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