October 18, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Yesterday we saw the launch of the new Polestar 1, a concept previewing a new hybrid coupe of Volvo’s new electric performance brand (yes I know…), and today we have more about the underlying technology. Let’s start with the powertrain:
October 17, 2017 by Joey Wang
Volvo has launched a new brand. It is called Polestar and it will build sporty high-end electric cars. Their first car will be the Polestar 1, the production version of the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. Production will start in 2019 in a new factory in Chengdu, China. Next up is the Polestar 2 which will be aimed at the Tesla Model 3, and then it is time for the Polestar 3 which will do battle with the Tesla Model X.
The Polestar 1 is a brilliant looking car with an empty grille and beautiful wheels. So far so good. There is however a big question:
April 13, 2017 by W.E. Ning
The first batch of Volvo S90L sedans is on its way to the United States. Four hundred cars were loaded into a ship in the port city of Tianjin, they will arrive at Volvo dealers in the United States in June. The China-made Volvo S90L will replace the Sweden-made Volvo S90 in the U.S., where it will be marketed as the 2018 Volvo S90, without an L at the end.
March 8, 2017 by W.E. Ning
Earlier this year we reported about the T-King Oujia, a new LSEV from China with a Volvo grille. On the fantastic 2017 Jinan EV Show we saw it in the flesh for the first time, looking very speedy in red. It didn’t disappoint; lights and grille looked very neat, a few Volvo badges is all it really need.
January 17, 2017 by Joey Wang
The new Volvo XC40 will have its worldwide debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The XC40 is a compact crossover SUV that will be positioned below the Volvo XC60. Design of the XC40 was previewed by the 40.1 and 40.2 concept cars.
January 3, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the T-King Oujia, a low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China. The vehicle is exactly three meters long, it seats four, and looks rather good for the segment. Most eye catching design aspect is the Volvo grille up front.
December 12, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Volvo S90 L has been launched on the Chinese auto market. The S90 L is the long-wheelbase variant of the Volvo S90 sedan. Price starts at 399.800 yuan and ends at 579.800 yuan. This is the ‘standard’ L. The ultra-luxurious 3-seat S90 L Excellence will launch next year.
December 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
An ultra sleek Volvo C70 Coupe, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The Swedish sportscar was in very good shape with a clean body and interior, completely original, and without any rust or rot in sight. I found her at a small repair shop specialized in maintaining older Volvo’s.
November 15, 2016 by Joey Wang
The very first photos of the brand new Volvo V90 Cross Country, seen here on a parking lot close to the exhibition hall of the L.A. Auto Show that starts on Friday. Also on Friday the start of the Guangzhou Auto Show in China where the Cross Country will be shown as well. There will be two cars on the Volvo booth in Los Angeles: a stealthy matte gray example and a…
November 2, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Volvo S90 Long-wheelbase has debuted in China, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market on December 15. Public debut is scheduled for 19 November on the Guangzhou Auto Show. First a bit fuss about the name: it is not called the S90L, like the S80L, or the S60L, or the Audi A6L, or Mecedes C-Class L, or Jaguar XF-L, or you name it L. Instead, it is called S90 Long-wheelbase (S90 长轴距). On earlier py shots we clearly saw a S90L badge, but the L has been dropped.