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Can A 1995 Volvo 850 T5 Keep Up With A New 2017 Volvo V90 D5? 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, diesel, Drag-Racing, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 11 17th, 2017


Modern turbo-diesel engines can usually keep their grounds against older turbo petrol units, as long as the former are mated to fast-changing gearboxes and the car isn’t significantly heavier.

This drag race between a new Volvo V90 D5 and a 1995 Volvo 850 T5 yielded some very interesting results, especially since both cars can one-up each other in certain categories.

This straight line battle was orchestrated by Carwow’s Mat Watson, and features both standing as well as rolling starts. You’ll see that one benefits the V90, whereas the other helps the 850 unleash all of its grunt.

So how do they stack up in terms of performance? Well, the 2017 V90 D5 can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds thanks to its 235 PS (231 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It’s worth noting that the V90 weighs a whooping 2 tonnes (4,400 lbs), whereas the old 850 is considerably lighter at 1,570 kg (3,461 lbs).

It’s also a bit less powerful with around 10 fewer horses, but overall, it does have a better power-to-weight ratio than the much-newer V90.

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Watch Volvo’s Automatic Braking System Save A Kid’s Life 16
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AEB, Offbeat News, Tech, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos on 11 16th, 2017


Driving a new vehicle that’s equipped with the latest safety assistance systems could make a difference between life and death not only for its occupants, but for distracted pedestrians, too.

What you’re about to watch is a good example of how far technology has evolved over these last few years, in a scenario that’s unfortunately too common – a bus drops off a few kids, and two of them start running across the road without checking for traffic first.

The second kid manages to spot the oncoming semi just in time, but it appears that it’s already too late for the first child. However, this Volvo truck is equipped with an automatic emergency braking (AEB) system, in addition to other safety features, so it automatically applies the brakes.

Thanks to the safety technology, likely combined with the driver’s quick reaction time, the semi appears as if it almost defied the laws of physics, as it came to a complete stop in no time, saving a precious life during the process. Hats off to Volvo and the driver!

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How Does Volvo’s New V90 R Design With 330hp Polestar Pack Perform In The Real World? 11
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 11 11th, 2017


Designed to upset the German constabulary, the Volvo V90 is one of the most advanced station wagons on the market and, like so many of its rivals, is offered in an array of versions and models.

Jakub and Yuri from The Straight Pipes YouTube channel recently jumped behind the wheel of a particularly seductive V90 R-Design with the power-boosting Polestar Performance Optimization package to see what all the fuss is about.

The R-Design trim is unique from any standard V90 as it adds numerous styling and interior tweaks but doesn’t look to improve the vehicle’s performance, despite what the ‘R’ badge might suggest. In the U.S., the R-Design package can be grafted on to both the T5 and T6 all-wheel drive models and certainly looks the part.

What does improve performance is the optional Polestar package that increases output by 14hp on the 2.0-liter twin-charged four T6 that’s reviewed here, from 316hp to 330hp. This is combined with other changes to offer faster throttle, gear and engine response.

No matter what powertrain a customer selects, all V90 models come equipped with what Volvo believes is the most advanced standard safety package on the market. Some of these key standard features are Adaptive Cruise Control, Pilot Assist II, Distance Alert, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert Control, Road Sign Information, Lane Departure Warning, Run-off Road Protection, and large animal detection.

Unlike the freely available crossover-ish, high-riding V90 Cross Country, the plain V90 is offered only as a custom-order vehicle in the U.S. Prices start from $49,950 for the 250hp, FWD T5 and from $55,950 for the 316hp, AWD T6 V90, both in R-Design specification.

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Polestar To Reveal Its First Performance EV On Tuesday 13
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in china, new cars, Polestar, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos on 10 13th, 2017


Volvo has big things in store for Polestar – and the first of them will be revealed less than a week from now.
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Here’s How Volvo Crash-Tested The New XC40 23
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 09 23rd, 2017


Volvo's cars have been some of the safest in their segments, so naturally, the new XC40 has to live up to its heritage.
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Owning An XC40 Will Be Hassle Free With ‘Care by Volvo’ Subscription [w/Video] 21
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Tech, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 09 21st, 2017


If you want your car ownership experience to be as easy as having a mobile device, rest assured that Volvo has figured out a way to make it happen.
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Which Of These Premium Estate Cars Would You Own? 17
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 5-Series, BMW Videos, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes Videos, reviews, UK, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 09 17th, 2017


Believe it or not, owning an Estate rather than a medium-sized crossover or a large SUV can be considered out of the ordinary nowadays.
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Volvo XC40 Teased, Debuts September 21st 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LA Auto Show, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 09 14th, 2017



Volvo has released a new teaser video of the XC40 ahead of its official unveiling on September 21st.
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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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Upcoming Volvo XC40 SUV To Feature A Clutter Free Interior [w/Video] 24
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Gadgets, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 08 24th, 2017


Volvo is making it known that once the new XC40 arrives, it will put an end to a common problem that people have, a lack of suitable and functional storage inside their cars.
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Volvo XC90 vs Audi Q7 vs LR Discovery: Which One Ticks The Most Boxes? 13
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi Q7, Audi Videos, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Videos, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC90 on 08 13th, 2017


The battle for the best seven-seat premium SUV is harder than ever when you got cars like the latest Audi Q7, the Volvo XC90 and the Land Rover Discovery.
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Is The New Volvo V90’s Sexy Looks Enough To Sway You From The Germans? 10
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 08 10th, 2017


In the old days, Volvo estates were boxes on wheels, but not anymore, with the Swedes pumping out stylish wagons like the all-new V90.
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Is The New Volvo V90’s Sexy Looks Enough To Sway You From The Germans? 10
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 08 10th, 2017


In the old days, Volvo estates were boxes on wheels, but not anymore, with the Swedes pumping out stylish wagons like the all-new V90.
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