buying 2018 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar Get 30 Percent More Downforce

03:46  30 august  2017
03:46  30 august  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

Volvo Made a Self-Steering Truck To Help Brazilian Farmers

  Volvo Made a Self-Steering Truck To Help Brazilian Farmers <p>Volvo's autonomous steering system was designed to avoid running over sugarcane plants.</p>When it's being culled, sugarcane is transferred from a harvester to trucks that drive alongside rows of plants-but human drivers often run over those plants by accident. That destroys around four percent of the crop per season, according to Volvo. While farmers viewed this as an annoyance, Volvo viewed it as an opportunity to test out new technology. It built a prototype truck that steers itself, while the driver uses the throttle and brakes or cruise control to maintain proper speed.

Last year, we got a chance to drive the Polestar versions of Volvo ' s S 60 and V 60 . These sporty Swedes were aimed at the Germans' volume performance models—the Mercedes-AMG C43 and BMW 340i, not the C63 and M3.

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Last year, we got a chance to drive the Polestar versions of Volvo's S60 and V60. These sporty Swedes were aimed at the Germans' volume performance models—the Mercedes-AMG C43 and BMW 340i, not the C63 and M3. So while they're not meant to take on the big dogs of the class, both the wagon and sedan proved an absolute blast on winding roads. For 2018, Polestar promises even more fun thanks to a new aerodynamics package.

The Volvo XC40's Design: "Much More In Your Face"

  The Volvo XC40's Design: Design boss Thomas Ingenlath says the upcoming 40 Series will boldly go where no Volvo has gone before.For the new 60 Series, Volvo went for a more muscular exterior to emphasize that their mid-sized SUV is not the seven-seater luxury barge the XC90 was born to be. But according to Head of Design Thomas Ingenlath, the Swedes will go much further for their upcoming compacts, which can't just be smaller, yet sportier versions of the XC60, a car that they already made sharper to differentiate from the range-topping XC90. Instead, they have the chance to go as radical as they did with the P1800 many years ago.

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Jointly developed with Cyan Racing, Polestar's motorsports partner, the new package increases downforce a full 30 percent, according to Volvo. It comes with a new splitter, new side skirts, and an extended rear spoiler, all made from carbon fiber. The added downforce from the new aero package reportedly increases both grip and high-speed stability, as well as improving driver feedback and control.

The new Polestar package also includes new glossy black wheels, carbon-fiber side-viewmirror caps, and updated upholstery with blue contrast stitching. You can also order a new color calledBursting Blue Metallic.

Volvo CPO Buying Guide

  Volvo CPO Buying Guide Volvo vehicles are eligible for pre-owned certification if they are five years old or newer, and have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. That means it is possible to find a CPO example of, say, the C30 hatchback or C70 convertible, both of which were discontinued after the 2013 model year. Generally, a Volvo CPO showroom will offer vehicles from the brand’s current or previous-generation lineup. Inspection Process Volvo’s CPO certification process requires a 130-point inspection of the entire car, including exterior panels, bumpers, glass, tires, interior components, and powertrain. Safety systems are given extra attention. During the inspection, any vehicle components that are broken or worn out are repaired or replaced, and the car is taken for a road test to ensure everything is operating properly. Volvo’s CPO candidates must also have a clear vehicle history report from Carfax. If Carfax states that the vehicle’s title history is clean, but the vehicle actually has a branded title (due to salvage, fire, flood, suspected odometer rollback, or lemon-law-related incidents), Carfax will buy back the vehicle. Warranty CPO Volvo vehicles come with a limited warranty of seven years or 100,000 miles, but the catch is that this coverage started the date the vehicle was purchased by its original owner, and the CPO buyer is entitled to what remains of that coverage.

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Power output doesn't change for 2018, so you still get the same 2.0-liter twin-charged inline-four making 367 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque. That'senough to launch the sedan to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, with the wagon coming in a tenth of a second behind.

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If these updates have caught your attention, you better order quickly. Volvo says production will be limited, with Polestar only releasing 1,500 new S60s and V60s. We may be partial to the wagon, but you can't really go wrong with either. Earlier this year, Volvo announced that Polestar would spin off as its own separate performance brand. The 2018 models are still badged as Volvos, so the rebranding may not happen until the next-gen cars arrive.

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2018 Volvo S90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid .
Electrified, elongated, and enhanced.The latest electrified Volvo is the S90 sedan, which for 2018 gains a plug-in-hybrid variant called the T8 Twin Engine. It does not, in fact, have two engines, but rather one gasoline four-cylinder engine that’s both supercharged and turbocharged, plus a pair of electric motors. The same setup resides in the T8 versions of the XC60 and XC90 crossovers. An eight-speed automatic gearbox transmits torque from the engine to the front wheels, while a 10.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack feeds the electric motor positioned at the rear axle; a second motor is integral with the transaxle and also gets engine-starting duties.

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