Volvo News and Reviews


Volvo has been available in Canada for more than 40 years. The company was founded in 1927 by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustav Larson. The Swedish vehicle manufacturer sells around 10,000 vehicles annually in Canada. In 1999, Volvo Cars was sold to Geely. Today, Volvo markets the S60, S90, V60, XC40, XC60 and XC90. Volvo is also gearing up to launch the all-new XC40 Recharge in Canada, which is Volvo's first pure electric SUV.

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Volvo pushes universal safety regulations, shows safer controls

Volvo notes large gap between safety in developed and in developing nations

Car Safety Auto Technology Auto Industry
Feb 19, 2020, 12:00 PM

Volvo adds mobile washing service to Volvo On Call valet suite

Volvo Car Mobile Wash allows customers to book a mobile wash at home or office Read More

Car Care Luxury Cars
Dec 28, 2019, 6:30 PM

Volvo and parent company Geely to create new engine division

Yet-unnamed group will be global supplier in engine and hybrid development Read More

Auto Industry Luxury Cars
Oct 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

Volvo survey shows parent drivers fear for children's safety

Survey showed 69% of parents feel distracted when driving with their kids Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry People
Sep 20, 2019, 5:30 PM


Volvo is the first automaker with a PHEV of every model

Front drive XC40 T5 Twin Engine is first use of Volvo’s CMA for a hybrid Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Green Cars
Sep 11, 2019, 5:30 PM

Refreshed Volvo XC90 for 2020 can go farther on electricity

Flagship SUV of the Volvo stable gets new front end, exterior trim and colours

New Cars Luxury Cars Green Cars
Sep 3, 2019, 5:30 PM

What's the best car to carry a dog? Take a pick from these 10

List includes sub-compacts and luxury wagons, compact utilities and EVs

Car Safety New Cars
Aug 27, 2019, 5:30 PM

Volvo taps Israeli startups for safety and quality tech

Startups developed technology to predict crash injuries and car-body quality

Auto Technology Car Safety
Jul 22, 2019, 5:30 PM


Volvo, Uber take autonomous XC90 to production

XC90 equipped with key safety back-up systems for steering and braking

Autonomous Driving Auto Industry
Jun 13, 2019, 5:30 PM

Volvo new initiatives to further road safety

Europe-wide project to share traffic safety data among new partnerships

Car Safety Auto Industry
Jun 3, 2019, 5:30 PM

Volvo invests in its Polestar PHEV portfolio

Polestar Engineered T8 XC60 and V60 for 2020 join T8 S60 introduced in 2019

New Cars Green Cars
Apr 3, 2019, 5:30 PM

Volvo looks at in-car cameras to monitor drivers

Volvo to install driver-monitoring cameras and sensors in next-gen cars


Volvo to reduce top speeds in vehicles next year

Company to limit top speeds in its vehicles to 180 km/h starting in 2020

Car Safety Luxury Cars Auto Industry
Mar 4, 2019, 4:30 PM

Volvo announces mild hybrids with new designation

Volvo upgrades T6 and T8 plug-in hybrids, creates B4, B5 and B6 mild hybrids

Auto Industry Green Cars
Feb 22, 2019, 4:30 PM

JD Power's 9 least dependable brands

It’s not your imagination; your late-model car is better made than before.

2019 NACTOY winners by the numbers

Hyundai double winner with Kona, Genesis G70; Ram 1500 snags truck trophy

Auto Awards New Cars Auto Industry
Jan 14, 2019, 4:30 PM


Volvo XC40 is Japan’s Car of the Year for 2018

Volvo takes top Japanese auto award for two years in a row

Auto Awards Auto Industry
Dec 12, 2018, 6:50 AM

15 sour new-car picks from Lemon-Aid

A list of new and late-model cars, trucks and SUVs better left on the lot

Car Buying New Cars
Dec 11, 2018, 11:30 AM

Volvo to show nothing at LA Auto Show

Company's display devoid of cars at first North American show of the season

Auto Shows Auto Industry
Nov 21, 2018, 9:30 PM

AAA finds driving aids aren't replacement for driving

Test of four partially-automated systems showed flaws in real-world driving

Auto Technology Car Safety
Nov 18, 2018, 4:10 PM


Volvo shows off concept to take on airline industry

Autonomous electric vehicle provides alternative to short-haul air travel

Future Cars Autonomous Driving Green Cars
Sep 16, 2018, 9:30 PM

Volvo introduces its first 3-cylinder engine in XC40

XC40 T3 will not come to North America, but hybrid with same engine will

New Cars Luxury Cars
Aug 21, 2018, 9:30 PM

Volvo sells out Polestar-engineered S60 via mobile app

20 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedans for North America sold in 39 minutes

Auto Technology New Cars Green Cars
Jul 1, 2018, 5:30 PM

10 good and 10 not so good brands in Initial Quality

J.D. Power polled 75,000 new buyers during their vehicle’s first 90 days

Auto Industry Auto Awards
Jun 20, 2018, 3:00 AM


Volvo S90 concept adds new senses to luxury mix

S90 Ambience Concept focusses on rear-passenger comfort and well-being

Auto Shows Future Cars Luxury Cars
Apr 23, 2018, 9:30 PM

Volvo honours wagon heritage with futuristic V60

Power comes from turbocharged 4-cylinder or turbo and supercharged four

Auto Shows New Cars
Mar 30, 2018, 8:00 PM

Volvo XC60 is World Car of the Year for 2018

Winners in six World Car Award classes were revealed at New York Auto Show

Auto Awards New Cars Auto Shows
Mar 28, 2018, 9:00 AM

Volvo to showcase Sir Roger Moore's 1800 S

Famous Saint coupe will be on stage at Techno-Classica Essen in Germany

Classic Cars Auto Industry People
Mar 4, 2018, 10:30 PM


FIRST DRIVE: Volvo XC40 SUV comes to Canada

Smart and stylish Swede joins the compact luxury SUV stampede for 2019

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Feb 26, 2018, 10:50 AM

All-new Volvo V60 revalidates the station wagon

Handsome new V60 wagon shares its architecture with the Volvo XC60 and S/V90

New Cars Auto Technology
Feb 21, 2018, 8:45 AM

2018 NACTOY award winners – the details

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator scoop 25th annual awards

Auto Awards New Cars
Jan 15, 2018, 6:30 AM

Volvo autonomous driving in the family way

Two families sign up for Volvo Drive Me autonomous driving project

Autonomous Driving
Dec 13, 2017, 4:30 PM


Volvo XC60 Wins Japan’s Car of the Year award

The XC60 beat out the BMW 5 Series and Toyota Camry for Japan’s top auto award

Auto Awards New Cars
Dec 11, 2017, 1:20 AM

Volvo starts production on XC40 compact SUV

XC40 is Volvo's first entry in growing luxury small utility segment

New Cars Auto Industry
Nov 22, 2017, 4:00 PM

Volvo enriches autonomous car deal with Uber

Volvo to sell tens of thousands of self-driving XC90s for ride-sharing

Autonomous Driving
Nov 20, 2017, 4:30 PM

Volvo wants car ownership to be easy as using a phone

Care by Volvo debuts on new XC40 compact SUV then spread to other Volvos

Auto Finance New Cars Auto Shows
Sep 24, 2017, 6:10 PM


Polestar improves Volvo S60, V60 performance

Carbon-fibre aerodynamic body components increase downforce by 30%

New Cars
Aug 28, 2017, 9:30 PM

Volvo draws inspiration from the city for new XC40

New small premium SUV wil use Volvo's Compact Modular Architecture

New Cars
Jul 23, 2017, 4:45 PM

Polestar to electrify Volvo XC60

Powertrain optimization turns SUV into most powerful Volvo vehicle ever

Green Cars
Jul 10, 2017, 5:40 PM

20 models recalled in Canada in June

Nearly 350,000 vehicles named in recalls to address some 20 problems

Car Safety
Jul 4, 2017, 5:30 PM