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Volvo’s Award-winning XC90 Polestar is Most Powerful Ever

The 2017 XC90 has already had accolades rained upon it for creature comforts, safety, and performance, however, the 2017 XC90 Polestar model takes it to the extreme. Volvo has upped the power in the XC90 Polestar to 421-hp T8 hybrid engine featuring a 26-mile range on all-electric mode. The Polestar treatment also improves the throttle response, speed, precision, gearshift hold, and overall engine performance. “Just a week after the introduction of the S90 and V90 optimization, we move forward by launching our optimization for the exciting and technically advanced XC90…

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The Battle of Mid-size Luxury Sedans

The mid-size luxury sedan segment is heating up and may have the most exciting offerings we have seen in quite some time. While there are some legends in the segment including the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 3 Series, and the Lexus GS, the segment is heating up with newcomers like the Hyundai Genesis (now known as the Genesis G80), the upcoming all-new Lincoln Continental and Volvo S90 along with the recently upgraded Cadillac CTS. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at the offerings and break them down…

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connected Cars

Social connectivity is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. However, social media has also been a source of major distractions for those behind the steering wheel of a car. With that in mind, automakers have been doing all they can to make their cars more socially connected, but are doing it in the safest way possible. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have also integrated their operating systems into vehicles, allowing users to have limited access some of the apps on their smartphones with a voice control feature. Overall, automotive…

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Volvo Wants to Sell 1 Million EVs by 2025

Volvo is already a safe car manufacturer, but now they want to be an even more energy efficient automotive manufacturer. The Swedish-made Volvo wants to sell 1 million EVs by 2025, including their hybrid systems. “It is a deliberately ambitious target,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “It is going to be a challenge, but Volvo wants to be at the forefront of this shift to electrification.” In preparation for this task, Volvo Cars has been introducing hybrid and fully-electric vehicles into the market within the last five years….

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20 Manufacturers Have Committed to Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

Today’s cars are much safer than they were even ten years ago. As infotainment technology has progressed so too has the technology that keeps us alive in the event of an accident. Well, now safety on the road will improve even more than before as 20 automakers have committed to standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) in their vehicles. Automatic or autonomous emergency braking is a system that helps prevent crashes before they even occur by sensing an impending collision and taking control of the brakes to initiate stopping. Whether the…

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