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Two Volvo SUVs earn 2020 IIHS safety awards

Two Volvo SUVs earn 2020 IIHS safety awards

The 2020 Volvo XC90 and XC60, both midsize luxury SUVs, qualify for 2020 safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after earning an advanced rating in the Institute's pedestrian crash avoidance test. The XC90 earns the highest award, TOP SAFETY PICK+, while the XC60 earns the TOP SAFETY PICK award. ... Continue reading

2020 Volvo V60 T8 E-AWD Polestar Review by John Heilig

2020 Volvo V60 T8 E-AWD Polestar Review by John Heilig

2020 Volvo V60 T8 E-AWD Polestar ENGINE: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 TRANSMISSION: HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 328 hp @ 6,000 rpm (total 415 hp)/295 lb.-ft @ 2,200-4,800 rpm WHEELBASE: 113.1 in. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 187.4 x 72.8 x 56.4 in. ... Continue reading

Car Reviews (2021-1993) and Truck Reviews (1993-2021)| Experience Counts | The Auto Channel

Car Reviews (2021-1993) and Truck Reviews (1993-2021)| Experience Counts | The Auto Channel

Journalist Car and Reviews 1993-2021; 100% Editorial, No Lead Generation, Used Car Specs, crash tests and other decision making research and road tests ... Continue reading

AAA Finds Active Driving Assistance Systems Do Less to Assist Drivers and More to Interfere

AAA Finds Active Driving Assistance Systems Do Less to Assist Drivers and More to Interfere

New automotive engineering research finds 73% of performance issues were related to lane centering ORLANDO, Fla. ... Continue reading

2020 Volvo S60 T8 E-AWD Hybrid “Inscription Trim” - Rocky Mountain Review

2020 Volvo S60 T8 E-AWD Hybrid “Inscription Trim” - Rocky Mountain Review

2020 Volvo S60 T8 E-AWD Hybrid “Inscription Trim” Review By Dan Poler Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Rocky Mountain Bureau The Auto Channel Meticulous. Understated. ... Continue reading

HOTCHKISS: AVERAGE AGE OF LIGHT VEHICLES IN US HITS 11.9 YEARS

HOTCHKISS: AVERAGE AGE OF LIGHT VEHICLES IN US HITS 11.9 YEARS

According to an article in The Auto Channel and Counterman magazine using information from IHS Markit the average age for light vehicles in the United States is now 11.9 years. Okay but so what? I remember when Volvo used to say that "in Sweden the average age of a Volvo is ten years". That was back in the '70s. So an ... Continue reading

Study Finds Most Owners Satisfied With New Car They Bought - In Spite Of Vehicle's Faults Some Owners Still LOVE Them

Study Finds Most Owners Satisfied With New Car They Bought - In Spite Of Vehicle's Faults Some Owners Still LOVE Them

Porsche Ranks Highest Overall; Dodge Ranks Highest among Mass Market Brands; Vehicles that create joy for their owners often overcomes any negatives caused by problems they experience. This phenomenon is most effectively seen in the J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM released ... Continue reading

2020 Volvo XC90 Review by Mark Fulmer

2020 Volvo XC90 Review by Mark Fulmer

Lots to love about this 3 row seater This is the Alpha leader of Volvo SUVs, big, strong, smart, and silent. Big. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Week Ending July 4, 2020

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Week Ending July 4, 2020

China's Wuhan Virus Still Affecting Our Auto Universe; US Sales First Half Results; Auto Advertising On Facebook Cut; Congress Touts EV's With Tax Rebates; Ward's Best Interiors; Toyota Brand Most Valuable; DieselGate Still Lives; UAW Changes?; Byton EV Bye Bye?; New Model Reveals Virtually; New Bronco Goes Mousy; New ... Continue reading

EVs Are The Only Vehicles Built On Wall Street

EVs Are The Only Vehicles Built On Wall Street

You can't find any EV vehicle news without a salivating focus on Tesla's stock price and how other car companies building EV's will see their stock value soar, that is until the dealers report the unsold inventory sitting on dealerships lots across the U.S. From Seeking Alpha: Spotlight on EVs: The week ahead could be ... Continue reading

June 2020 US Retail Auto Sales Surprisingly Good

June 2020 US Retail Auto Sales Surprisingly Good

Automakers laud U.S. consumer 'resilience' despite COVID-19 hit to sales 4 MIN READ Detroit July 1, 2020; Reuters journalists Nick Carey and Ben Klayman reported that major automakers posted lower U.S. monthly or quarterly new vehicle sales on Wednesday due in large part to weak fleet orders, but said consumer demand r ... Continue reading

2020 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Review by John Heilig

2020 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Review by John Heilig

THE AUTO PAGE By John Heilig Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD ENGINE: 2.0-liter 4 TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 240 hp @ 5,500 rpm/259 lb.-ft. @ 1,800 rpm WHEELBASE: 106.4 in. ... Continue reading

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