Little did we know when we looked at Peugeot's next-generation i-Cockpit last week, we'd soon be discussing another freestanding interior concept, a successor to the 2015 Volvo Lounge Concept. Revealed at Auto China 2016, the new Volvo Lounge Concept builds upon last year's spacious rear cabin design. Volvo calls it a "unique piece of art." We call it "the backseat we want to take our next road trip in."
Having announced what it calls China's "most advanced autonomous driving experiment" earlier this month, Volvo has now revealed plans for the UK's most ambitious autonomous driving trial as well. Drive Me London will see real families driving autonomous cars on public roads.
Volvo is doubling down on electrification, announcing this week that it hopes to sell up to one million electrified vehicles (all-electric and plug-in hybrid models), in total, by 2025. It will work toward that goal by creating two plug-in variants of every model and introducing its first fully electric car in 2019.
Dual-clutch gearboxes are fitted to everything from family wagons to world-crushing Bugattis in cars, but haven't had quite the same impact in the trucking world. Having launched its I-Shift dual-clutch gearbox in 2014, Volvo has now added crawler gears to the system in an attempt to broaden its appeal. Unsatisfied with a traditional launch, the company has shown off the transmission by pulling a 750-tonne load from standstill.Read More
Volvo has announced that all of its new cars will provide integrated access to Spotify, eliminating the need for using a smartphone to control in-car music streaming. The service is already built into some Tesla Model S and BMW cars, but Volvo is the first carmaker to offer it across its whole rangeRead More
Already, drivers of cars with engine-start push buttons require nothing more than a Bluetooth key fob – no actual key is required. Volvo, however, is taking things a step farther. Beginning this spring (Northern Hemisphere), some Volvo drivers will need nothing more than their smartphone to use their car.Read More
In a world filled with chunky SUVs and four-door coupes, it was high time for a hero to come along and resuscitate the classic wagon. Thankfully, Volvo has stepped up to the plate with its stylish new V90. It mightn't be as boxy as the Swedish wagon driven by your high school geography professor, but don't worry, this is an estate car with pedigree.Read More
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