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The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar will be rarer than a supercar [Update: Pricing!]

The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar will be rarer than a supercar [Update: Pricing!]

Volvo's most exciting car of the year will only be offered in depressingly minute numbers, the automaker has confirmed, with sightings of the 2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered on the road set to be rarer than a Ferrari or McLaren. Announced alongside the all-new S60 sedan earlier this month, the car will be the first of a new breed of Volvo vehicles given a thorough fettling by the Polestar team.

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Volvo promises self-driving tech you can snooze while using in 2021

Volvo promises self-driving tech you can snooze while using in 2021

Volvo plans to sell an autonomous car in 2021, with the Level 4-capable SUV promising to chauffeur snoozing riders at least some of the way to their destination. Highway Assist, as the technology is expected to be branded, will allow a considerable portion of the typical commute to be automated, though it won't be a cheap option.

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2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

Volvo has taken the wraps off the 2019 S60 sedan, the latest model in the Swedish automaker's route to reinvention, and its first to be manufactured in the US. Sport sedan sibling to the well-received XC60 crossover and V60 wagon, the new S60 is the third model in the all-new Volvo 60 Series, but also a car of firsts.

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Volvo just made a huge recycled plastic promise

Volvo just made a huge recycled plastic promise

Volvo plans to dramatically increase the green credentials of its cars, promising to use at least 25-percent recycled plastics from 2025. The push will see the Swedish automaker offset its use of new plastic - both in the cabin and elsewhere in the construction of its vehicles - by introducing a greater percentage of reused materials.

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Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered teaser videos shows off sexy front end

Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered teaser videos shows off sexy front end

Fans Volvo cars that have a performance bent are looking forward to June 20 when Volvo officially unveils the all-new S60. That range will include a Polestar Engineered version that we talked about earlier this month. Ahead of that official launch on the 20th, Volvo has posted a teaser to Facebook that focuses mainly on the front end of the car.

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Volvo just staked a claim on this cutting-edge driverless car tech

Volvo just staked a claim on this cutting-edge driverless car tech

Volvo has inked a deal with LIDAR-maker Luminar, that will see the car company take a stake in the sensor maker for autonomous vehicles. The investment is the first from the newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund, which the Swedish automaker plans to use to to give its upcoming vehicles an edge when it comes to things like driverless technology.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Fatal autonomous Uber crash report says car wasn’t programmed to brake

Fatal autonomous Uber crash report says car wasn’t programmed to brake

The initial report on the Uber self-driving car crash that saw a pedestrian killed in Arizona has been released, with the NTSB putting the spotlight on the vehicle's emergency braking system. While the preliminary report does not go into analysis of the crash, nor reach any conclusion about who - or what - was at fault, it does reveal more of the circumstances of the incident in March.

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Volvo to phase out Diesel engines in favor of gas and hybrid tech

Volvo to phase out Diesel engines in favor of gas and hybrid tech

In Europe, the diesel engine has long been a favorite in cars and SUVs of all sorts, but in the States, buyers have largely stayed away from diesel rides. Volvo is gearing up to begin migrating away from diesel power, something it has traditionally offered as an option on all models, in favor of greener gas engines and hybrid systems. The first modern Volvo model to lack a diesel option will be the S60.

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Intel is counting on Android P to get its chips into cars

Intel is counting on Android P to get its chips into cars

Intel may have missed out on getting into smartphones, but it's not willing to do the same with smart cars, and it could well ride Android P's coattails to do it. The chip-maker has confirmed today that it's powering Volvo's new Android-based infotainment system that the Swedish automaker will be deploying on future vehicles.

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Volvo cars and trucks to share live vehicle data for safety

Volvo cars and trucks to share live vehicle data for safety

Volvo has announced that Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will share real-time data to help expand the connected safety technology Volvo is famous for. The data sharing will use a cloud-based system to allow the vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of hazards nearby. This marks the first time that Volvo Cars will share safety-related data with another company (Volvo Trucks is a different company).

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Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo plans to bake Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and other services into its dashboards, offering the functionality regardless of the type of smartphone drivers might have. The new feature was announced on the eve of Google I/O 2018, the search giant's annual developer event.

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