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2016 Volvo XC90 Showcases the Latest in Volvo Safety

The new 2016 Volvo XC90 is finally out, boasting new style, more luxury, and a new powertrain lineup. Additionally, the luxury crossover is yet another showcase of the automaker’s long-running reputation for safety, thanks to its sturdy chassis and a long list of advanced technology.<p>Volvo showed …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Volvo aligning model range into three families

Product Plan Includes Cross Country Models, But No Coupes<p>Things have been slow in Gothenburg the past few years, but they're picking up speed. The only new model Volvo has released in the past four years since it was taken over by Geely – that being the V40 introduced in 2012 – started its …

Mercedes-Benz to Introduce New Model Nomenclature

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to take the same route as Infiniti, renaming several models in its lineup. By adopting a “new conflict-free nomenclature,” the German automaker will rename models so that they easily fit into the A-, C-, E-, and S-Class lines, and according to our friends at</i> …

Automotive Design

Kia confirms $1B factory in Mexico to be completed in 2016

Kia is the latest in a string of automakers to announce plans to build new or expanded factories in Mexico. The Korean company has signed a $1 billion deal to establish a plant in Monterrey in the state of Nuevo León, with construction starting in late September. If everything proceeds on schedule, …

2016 Volvo XC90, 2015 BMW i8 Tech, 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The completely redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 bears very little semblance to the boxy, utilitarian wagons the brand built a reputation for in the …

Saab Files For Bankruptcy Again: Who's Going To Save It This Time?

The long saga of Saab beggars belief. With all the ups and downs and reinventions, it plays like a so-so season of <i>Doctor Who:</i> observers either find …

Meet the 2016 Volvo XC90, then watch it roll over

Volvo's new SUV is handsome and significant, but can it take a beating?<p>Volvo has pulled the wraps off the 2016 XC90, undoubtedly a very important SUV for the brand and for well-to-do active families everywhere. No doubt it'll sell like gangbusters, at least for a couple years—and it's undeniably …

Volvo

Sabine Schmitz Compares Two Generations Of Porsche 911 GT3: Video

The Porsche 911 GT3 is one of our favorite cars here at Motor Authority. Whether it’s the previous-generation 997 or the latest 991, it’s hard to …

Supercars

2014 Jaguar F-Type S V-6 Convertible Long-Term Update 3

Does Fashion Come at a Performance Price?<p>I couldn’t stand the look of the base wheels that arrived with our otherwise gorgeous long-term Jaguar F-Type V6 S Roadster. Such a hottie of a car, with such exquisite paint, but those downmarket, afterthought, dullard wheels wouldn’t look good on a Mazda6, …

Roadsters

Mercedes-AMG GT Reveal Date is Set, Will Make 462-510 HP

Here’s yet another teaser video of the Mercedes-AMG GT, and this will likely be the last time the automaker teases its upcoming sports car. That’s because the video revealed that the Mercedes-AMG GT will officially debut September 9, just a little over a week from now.<p>Another interesting tidbit …

Automotive Design

Car Salesman Confidential: Fear and Desire

I once worked for a man — who was a very good manager — who told me, “It’s far easier to fire someone than it is to turn them into a success.” I couldn’t agree more.<p>The job of all sales managers, like all coaches, is to turn their players — their salespeople — into winners. But it’s very, very hard …

Salesforce

Refreshing or Revolting: 2016 Volvo XC90

Going 12 years without a full redesign, the Volvo XC90 is 2014 Volvo XC90 First Test” target=”_blank”>long overdue for a makeover. For months, Volvo had hyped its new version by slowly releasing information, to the point that its media tease rivaled the 2015 Mustang reveal. Just this week, the XC90 …

Volkswagen

Weekly Recap: Volvo's $11-billion gamble

Plus: Notes On The 2015 Ford Mustang, Elon Musk And The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata<p>It's ambitious, but Volvo is spending money on core products built on qualities that have made the brand successful in the past.<p>Just how much does it take to revive an iconic premium brand? How does $11 billion sound? …

Review: Porsche Macan S hauls like an SUV, acts like a sports car

Pay no mind to the<p>Porsche Macan's 18 cubic feet of cargo room, its capacity to carry five adults comfortably and its commanding view of the road. With 340 horsepower and reflexes that would make Catwoman jealous, the Macan S never got the memo that it's not a sports car. Porsche's speed-hunting …

New Volvo XC90, VW e-Golf Pricing, Ford's New Hybrids: The Week In Reverse

Three years and eleven billion dollars later, Volvo is now firmly part of Chinese automaker Geely—and the Swedish automaker is now showing off the …