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    Report: Volvo latest Euro carmaker to cut production, workers
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    Amidst economic turmoil, the less-than-stellar news continues to develop in Europe. In the context of automobile industry, Belgium appears to be the latest region to feel the effects of the crisis, as Volvo has announced it will reduce production in its Ghent facility in 2013. The Volvo assembly ...

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    Paris: 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design leaves us feeling blue in Paris
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    We were more than a little bummed when Volvo proclaimed it didn't intend to bless Canadian consumers with its V40 hatchback/wagon. We're even more bummed now that there's this newly debuted R Design model at the Paris Motor Show. Even though the most powerful engine remains the same ...

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    Video: Volvo lifts up new Volvo V40 Cross Country for the whole world to see [w/video]
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    Just a week after seeing the attractive Volvo V40 small wagon in R-Design trim, the Swedish automaker has dropped the details on its Cross Country version. Effectively a scaled-down version of the XC70 wagon, as the V40 Cross Country adds all-wheel drive ability and butched-up looks to give the ...

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    Official: 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design is swift safety in high style
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    As if we weren't already jealous enough about Europe getting one of the safest and most stylish Volvo cars ever made, the Swedish automaker goes and drops the R-Design treatment on its new hatchback/wagon. Unlike some other R-Design models, the 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design doesn't get any additional ...

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    Official: European NCAP crowns Volvo V40 safest new car ever tested
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    One of the safest cars ever built will not be sold in North America. The Euro NCAP put the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 through a battery of crash tests and found that it is one of the safest cars it has ever tested. The Euro NCAP's testing consists of cars being tested in four categories (adult ...

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    Report: Could Volvo be contemplating Mini rival?
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    Up or down? That's the question about which way Volvo is going to take its brand: solidly into premium, full-size sedan luxury or into a smaller near-premium offering to challenge what is, right now, a very hot segment. Most of the chatter has centered around the former option, with Volvo ...

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    Report: Volvo planning V40 Polestar with all-wheel drive, 280 hp
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    If you read our recent First Drive of the 2013 Volvo V40, you no doubt remember our verdict: "If the V40 does not make it to North America, then Volvo should issue guns to its entire executive staff so they can summarily shoot themselves in the foot." Well, here's even more reason for the Swedes ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Volvo V40 [w/video]
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    Forbidden Fruit For What Ails The Swedes in North America We've entered a really good period of automotive excitement if premium-minded European hatchbacks move you. Things just seemed to fall into place suddenly about six months back when it became clear that Mini's lineup was about to have ...

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    Report: Heico Sportiv unveils tuned Volvo V40
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    When a new hatchback or sport wagon hits the European market, it's only a matter of time before the tuners get their hands on it. And in the case of the new Volvo V40, that comes at the hand of Heico Sportiv. The German tuner has been teasing us with plans to mod the V40 for months now. So with ...

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    Official: Heico Sportiv debuts Volvo V40 mods with bio-diesel racer
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    The V40 is a vital product not only for Volvo itself, but also for the tuners that specialize in customizing the Swedish automobiles. And among the foremost of them is Heico Sportiv. The German tuning firm hinted a few weeks ago at its impending line of accessories for the new sportwagon, and ...

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