Polestar, Polestar 1, Volvo Polestar, Torquing Cars

After we gave you your first look at the new Polestar 1 – the first model from Polestar after establishing themselves as a standalone performance electric brand – today the Swedish based firm has unveiled the Polestar 1 in full.   Based upon the SPA modular architecture that underpins the … Read moreContinue Reading

Polestar, Polestar 1, Volvo Polestar, Concept

This is the Polestar 1 Concept before you’re supposed to see it… sort of.  Ahead of its full reveal tomorrow, Polestar – the newly separated standalone electrified performance brand once responsible for all things Volvo and fast – has been releasing small pieces of the puzzle that is the first … Read moreContinue Reading

Volvo S90, Volvo, S90, SPA, Scalable Product Architecture, Torquing Cars

You know the rather special Volvo XC90?  Well there’s a BMW 5-Series rivaling sedan arriving soon based on the same SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) modular platform – the Volvo S90; and Volvo SA has just released pricing on the halo sedan.   Expected to arrive at the end of 2016, … Read moreContinue Reading

Volvo XC90 T8, Volvo XC90, Review, Hybrid, PHEV, Torquing Cars

It’s 10:30 in the AM, Sandton and surrounding areas are their usual congestive chaos.  I await the street light’s imminent change to green in silence – the norm for modern cars equipped with stop/start technology.  But the silence continues as I pull away, and then reach the next intersection… and … Read moreContinue Reading

Volvo XC90, WesBank COTY, COTY, SAGMJ

The Volvo XC90 has dethroned Porsche after 3 years at the top of the Car of the Year competition in South Africa.  Porsche didn’t have a finalist in this year’s WesBank / SAGMJ COTY line up, but the Volvo saw off fierce competition from 11 other deserving finalists to come … Read moreContinue Reading