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  • 1963: Last production day for Studebaker in USA. Future production will occured in Canada
NewsVolvo XC90 gets Polestar upgrade, more power
After the introduction of the new S60 and V60 Polestar models in Canada, which now get turbocharged four-cylinder engines, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid utility vehicle is the next model in the North-American Swedish brand’s lineup to get, uh, Polestarized . Thanks to Polestar Performance Optimisation, the SUV’s …
News2016 World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced
Every year, the World Car of the Year Awards program recognizes the best new vehicles on the planet automakers have to offer. A panel composed of 73 automotive journalists from around the world – two from Canada, including yours truly – submitted their votes electronically last week. The finalists in …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesWardsAuto Announce 10 Best Engines Of 2016
Each year, WardsAuto compiles its list of 10 significant engines; the 2016 selection has just been unveiled. To be part of the candidates, there were a few criteria: the engine had to be new or significantly improved for 2016 OR have received a nomination from WardsAuto last year. The vehicle …
NewsA Sportier Volvo XC90
Volvo buyers in the UK can now order a sportier variant of its acclaimed XC90, the R-Design, which was previously unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. The SUV that you can see in the above pictures differs from the standard version with a set of 20-inch wheels with black accents, …
ElectricVolvo XC90: Frugal And/Or Powerful
New info from Sweden: the brand’s next SUV, the XC90, will not only be modern and nice to look at, it will also be frugal (which is pretty rare in this segment!). The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is a plug-in hybrid equipped with a 2-litre turbocharged AND supercharged four-cylinder.
New ModelsVolvo Introduces The New 2016 XC90 And V60 Cross Country
For the past few years, this formerly Swedish manufacturer (now a member of the Chinese Geely Holding Group) has been keeping such a low a profile that many wondered about Volvo’s future. In fact, Volvo seems to have done a lot of soul-searching this last decade: it built its reputation …
NewsVolvo Is Gearing Up For The XC90's Success
The small town of Torslanda, Sweden is getting ready to build Volvo’s next SUV, the XC90. To make sure that they can build enough vehicles to satisfy demand (which is already quite high), the manufacturer just added a third shift to their factory. This adds 1,300 employees to the workforce, …
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