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The first Volvo to make use of the new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) will be the next generation XC90, expected in late 2014. Volvo’s new platform will underpin future cars as small as the S60 and as large as the XC90. The Swedish company, now owned by Chinese automaker Geely, says that this platform will ensure increased safety for occupants and pedestrians. In fact, Volvo says that by...

Volvo has released these images of their new Concept XC Coupe, which will debut at the Detroit Motor Show on January 13th, 2014. Is this the face of the new XC90? The XC coupe is the second concept previewing their new Scandinavian design philosophy, designed by Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo’s senior vice-president of design. The first of the three concept cars was the Concept Coupe which was shown...

Eicher motors unveiled its most aggressive range of trucks and buses for India in an event in Pithampur last Monday. The all-new product range, titled the ‘Eicher Pro’ series, includes 11 new products that range from 5-49 tonne GVW. Starting February 2014, the range will be launched in a phased manner. The Eicher Pro series carries day-cabins that are designed by Volvo exclusively for India. The...

Volvo Car Corporation senior vice-president Lex Kerssmakers has confirmed to Australian motoring website GoAuto that the brand will show a new concept car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show (or NAIAS 2014) which begins on the 13th of January for the media. This would be the second of three announced concepts featuring the new Scandinavian design philosophy penned by designer Thomas Ingenlath who took charge...

The aging Volvo XC90 will get a successor in late 2014. While the SUV has not been caught road testing (Volvo is testing the mechanicals of the car on a hacked XC70 shell), images previewing the SUV’s design were teased during the media presentation of the Volvo Concept Coupe in Gothenburg, Sweden. Based on these presentation images, our design artist, Shoeb, rendered the production-ready 2015...

This year, October 30th and November 15th witnessed two gruesome bus accidents both involving Volvo buses. Another similarity in these accidents was the way it happened: The buses caught fire after hitting a culvert at high speed. A further similarity can be found (though they’re based on media reports) in the fact the drivers of these buses were under-rested. While Volvo have brought their experts...

The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar will go on sale in July 2014. Volvo has partnered with race car specialist, Polestar, to come up with these performance versions. The cars will be available in Canada, Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States as of now and will later move to other markets. Volvo will reveal the final production numbers next year. The cars are based on...

Volvo showed the long wheelbase version of the facelifted 2014 S60 at this year’s Guangzhou Motor Show. The wheelbase of the S60 has been increased by 80 mm to 2,856 mm (for reference, the standard S60 has a 2,776 mm wheelbase). All that extra length goes into the rear, as can be seen by the longer rear doors. Volvo will offer the S60L with a choice of three engines. Starting the range is a...