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Volvo will use Nvidia AI chip in next-gen SPA2 platform

Volvo is the latest automaker to announce plans to integrate Nvidia's powerful Drive AGX chips in its cars. Volvo said Wednesday that Nvidia's Drive AGX Xavier chip will be the basis of the core computer that features in the next-generation SPA modular platform, which has been dubbed SPA2 and expected to offer Volvo's first fully self-driving system. The...

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2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country is proof SUVs aren’t always necessary

Volvo has a redesigned V60 wagon on sale soon, and just like its predecessor the handsome load lugger has spawned a more rugged V60 Cross Country variant. It isn't due until the 2020 model year, meaning the first examples won't hit the road until some time next year, and the only variant at launch will be a T5 AWD. Mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants...

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Volvo V60 wagon sharpened with R-Design and R-Design Pro upgrades

Volvo's newest V60 wagon is one handsome load lugger. It's a great alternative to the XC60 if you loathe the idea of driving a crossover SUV but still want the added cargo space, and now it can look downright sporty thanks to the addition of an R-Design package. Buyers in some markets will also be able to add extra features with a new R-Design Pro pack...

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Polestar won’t sell from traditional dealerships

Polestar said on Thursday it would not sell its cars from traditional dealerships in North America. Instead, the Swedish offshoot of Volvo said it will operate franchised "galleries" called Polestar Spaces. The galleries will be located in city centers. Trained product experts–not salespeople on commission–will provide all the information a...

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Volvo self-driving cars to test on roads in Sweden

Volvo has scored a win with the Swedish Transportation Agency (Transportstyrelsen). The company has been granted permission to test its self-driving cars in the country on public roads, DI Digital reported Friday. The government documents stated that Volvo may operate self-driving cars on public roads in the Gothenburg area, but they will be restricted to...

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Volvo IPO put on hold due to trade war concerns

A plan to turn Volvo Cars into a publicly traded company by the end of the year has been put on hold due to concerns the stock price could be hurt by the escalating trade war primarily between the United States and China but also between the U.S. and Europe, the Financial Times reported Sunday. “It's important to know that we have headroom, so...

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Volvo 360c concept: No steering wheel, pedals, engine or human driver needed

Volvo is the latest automaker to provide a vision for the future of private automotive transport, a future where doing the driving will be optional. Volvo's vision comes in the form of the 360c concept, the now-familiar pod on wheels capable of operating in full self-driving mode, classified as Level 5 by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Revealed on...

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Polestar will increase the rear bias of your AWD Volvo

Polestar may be its own independent brand now but the former motorsport and tuning company is still offering performance upgrades for its parent Volvo. Its latest upgrade is a software tune that sees the all-wheel-drive systems of popular Volvo models increase their rear bias. The software increases the amount and frequency of torque distributed to the rear...

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Tariffs mean Volvo will source XC60s for US from Sweden instead of China

Volvo has started sourcing XC60 SUVs for sale in the United States from Sweden instead of China to avoid new tariffs introduced this month by President Donald Trump's administration on certain Chinese-made goods. The information was confirmed by Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson in an interview with Reuters published Thursday. “We will of course...

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