Volvo Debuts S60 Cross Country

Volvo expands its Cross Country subbrand to include sedans…  Considering the average consumer’s interest in small SUVs and crossovers, offering a Cross Country trim level on the S60 does seem like a no-brainer. Should there not be a Cross Country and R version of every Volvo product offering? Imagine pushing the XC90 downmarket into a […]

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SAAB Navigation Update

What would a modern-day SAAB-specific navigation interface look like? I’ve been attempting to find information on how to perform modifications to the infotainment unit on my 2011 Saab 9-5. No success as of yet. Currently, I run the main display either off or with navigation set to night mode, but would like to customize the […]

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Magnaflow & Chip Foose: Live #WithAuthority

This post brought to you by MagnaFlow. The content and opinions expressed below are that of motocrit. He may not be the first person you think of when you hear the title “Transportation Designer” but you’ve definitely heard of Chip Foose. Perhaps one of the most well-known present-day automotive customizers, he breathes new life into […]

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Tesla Motors Unveils the D and Autopilot

What does the D mean? It means “Dual Motor”. Or AWD in traditional carspeak. Tesla Motors unveils its D, adding AWD to its Model S. This is not totally surprising, as the Model X is expected to sport the drivetrain as well, but it is a welcome addition to the current line up. What IS […]

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2nd Gen Volvo XC90 to Debut T8 Hybrid Twin Engine

Volvo’s 2015 XC90 gets T8 “Twin Engine” hybrid technology. The original XC90 was introduced in 2002 and was perhaps the world’s most handsome SUV. Do you remember the Adventure Concept Car from NAIAS 2001? It gave the industry and the public a taste of things to come, and it was well-received.  The production version of […]

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New Volvo Concept XC Coupe Revealed

Volvo unveils the Concept XC Coupe and hints at the upcoming XC90… Things are looking good, but is it the right direction for the brand? Let’s wait for the reveal of the replacement for the–very old but still very handsome–XC90 to make that call. The Concept XC Coupe shows very well in photos. Enjoy the […]

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Volvo Makes Body Panel Battery

Originally announced in 2010, Volvo has indicated that they’re making progress on decentralizing the automotive battery.  The packaging flexibility alone might make this an attractive idea to some, while the weight savings might convince others of its merits. It’s hard to overlook the added complexity of this concept over the traditional solution, but it’s commendable […]

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Volvo Concept Coupe: Reviewing a Re-established Style

Volvo’s new Concept Coupe showcases various new design elements and seeks to redefine our idea of not only what a Volvo coupe should be, but what the entire brand could be. These design elements will likely find their ways into other production Volvos shortly, as evidenced by a sneak peek at the upcoming (finally!) new […]

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