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Infrastructure

Volvo Limits Top Car Speed to 112 mph

Slowing down for safety’s sake

Batteries

Polestar Begins Making Sporty EV in China

New safety precautions implemented to protect against the coronavirus

Sales

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Production

Polestar Names 1st N. American Retail Partner

Volvo Cars Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit has selected Groupe Park Avenue in Montreal as its first retail partner in North America.

Hybrid

Volvo EV Gets Advanced Connectivity Features

The electric variant of Volvo's XC40 compact crossover vehicle will use Google's latest Android Automotive platform and be capable of over-the-air software updates.

Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.

Hybrid

Volvo Adds Plug-In Hybrid XC40 Crossover

Volvo Car Corp. says the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of its new XC40 compact crossover vehicle makes the company the world’s first to offer such variants for all models. 

Electronics

GM Infotainment Gets Enhanced Google Power

General Motors Co. will begin using Google Inc.’s updated Android Automotive operating system in vehicle infotainment systems in 2021.

Hybrid

Volvo Opens Factory in China for Polestar Exports

Volvo Car Corp. has launched production at a new factory in Chengdu, China, and will begin exporting high-performance hybrid Polestar I coupes to Europe later this year.

Electronics

The Sounds in Polestar

Innovative audio for the forthcoming electric car

Hybrid

Volvo Signs $56 Billion Deals to Buy EV Batteries

Volvo Car Corp. has signed deals worth an estimated €50 billion ($56 billion) to buy batteries for its electric cars from two Asian suppliers between now and 2025.

Production

Polestar Opens R&D Center in U.K.

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit is opening a research and development center in Coventry, England.

Production

Volvo Launches XC40 Production in China

Volvo Car Corp. has expanded production of its XC40 small crossover, which had been built exclusively in Europe, to a plant in Luqiao, China, to meet surging demand.

Hybrid

Volvo Confirms Plan for Small Electric Crossover

Volvo Car Corp. will take the wraps off an electric variant of its XC40 compact crossover vehicle later this year, company officials tell Automotive News Europe.   

Mobility

Volvo to Standardize “Care Key” Speed Limiter

Volvo Cars plans to standardize a device that allows users to limit the top speed of their vehicle, starting in the 2021 model year.

Marketing

Volvo Shrinks Executive Board

Volvo Car Corp. is reducing membership in its management board to 13 from 15 and expanding the assignments of two senior tech and marketing executives, effective April 1.

Hybrid

Polestar 3 Crossover Due in 2021

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit plans to launch its third model, a sporty SUV/crossover, in late 2021.

Propulsion

Volvo to Restrict Speed of Future Cars to 180 kph

Starting next year, Volvo Car Corp. says it will limit the top speed on all its new vehicles sold worldwide to 180 kph (112 mph).

Hybrid

Polestar Unveils Electric Fastback

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit unveiled its second model, the Polestar 2 compact sedan, ahead of its public debut at next week’s Geneva auto show.

Hybrid

Polestar 2 to be Unveiled This Month

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit says it will take the wraps off its second model on Feb. 27.

Business

No Plans for Genesis Performance Sub-Brand

Hyundai Motor Co.’s high-end Genesis unit has no immediate plans to launch a performance-oriented sub-brand akin to BMW M, Mercedes AMG or Volvo Polestar.

Hybrid

Volvo Claims 350-Mile Range for Polestar EV

Volvo Car Corp. confirms the Polestar 2 high-performance electric sedan it plans to introduce in the U.S. early next year will generate 400 hp and have a range of 350 miles per charge.

Production

Geely Buys Utah Race Track

China’s Zhejiang Geely Automobile Holding Co. has purchased the Utah Motorsports Campus near Salt Lake City for $18.5 million.

Steel

Polestar 1 Crash Tested in Sweden

This is the carbon fiber body of the Polestar 1, a low-volume hybrid that provides 600 hp and, perhaps so as to be a good global citizen, an electric-only range of 93 miles.