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Volvo Design Boss Wins Big at AutoCar Awards

Since joining Volvo in 2012, Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, has left an indelible mark on the brand’s lineup. It was his hand that penned the new designs of the XC90, S90, and more recently, the XC60. Given the numerous awards these models have won, it was only a matter of time before Mr. Ingenlath himself received such acclaim.

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Boost Your Fuel Efficiency in Santa Rosa

Trying to get the most out of one tank of gas is always a good idea. Not only does it help you drive further without interruption, but better gas mileage also eases the load on your gas budget. There are some ways you can adjust your driving and maintenance habits to boost the fuel efficiency of your Volvo in Santa Rosa. Try some of the following:

  • Bad news for your lead foot, but the faster you go on the highway, the more wind resistance your engine has to power through. That takes extra gas. If you have the time, try…
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Connect With Safety in the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Ever since the latest generation of flagship Volvo models have debuted, all sorts of new buzzwords have been adopted by automotive journalists to describe them. “Tech-forward” and “semi-autonomous” have been used—which make us roll our eyes, quite frankly—but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the kind of experience the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country offers.

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See Everything that Volvo Accomplished in 2016!

2016 was quite the year for Volvo. Not only did they unveil the S90 and V90, as well as give us some insight into how the new design language will translate to other models, they also made fantastic inroads with autonomous tech. While there may be too much to fit into one blog post, we’ll do our very best.

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Power Your Adventures in the 2017 Volvo XC90

The new 2017 Volvo XC90 serves as the Volvo brand’s best-selling vehicle in the United States, and for very good reason: The new XC90 model range delivers luxury performance and style at an attractive price! Ranging from the basic T5 Momentum model to the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain, you can now enjoy a luxurious drive throughout the Santa Rosa, California region in a new Volvo XC90.

 

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Cars.com Lists Finest Features of 2017 Volvo XC60

Though we here at Smothers European Volvo are admittedly a bit biased, we're nonetheless wholly convinced that our Swedish automaker's compact crossover -- the 2017 Volvo XC60 -- ranks among some of the very best in the biz.

Yet, what -- specifically -- makes it so?

Get the inside scoop from Cars.com personality Joe Wiesenfelder in the clip below. He's here to deliver the need-to-know details about the latest XC60:

There is absolutely no denying the brilliance of the XC60's optional engine upgrade, a super- and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Available exclusively with the top- ...

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Volvo Has a Midsize Masterpiece in the 2016 S60

On the hunt for a midsize luxury sedan for you and yours? Well, if so, we here at Smothers European Volvo would be quick to point you in the direction of ours, the 2016 Volvo S60.

Wondering what it is about this particular four-door that makes it such a delight?

Then, pair up with Autotrader pundit Jabari Jones in the clip below. His evaluation of the S60 is as follows:

A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine is served up standard with the T6 Drive-E and T5 Inscription trims. Coupling with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine produces 240…

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Volvo Makes Rear-Facing Seats Accessible for Older Children

When is it safe to flip your child's car seat from the rear-facing position to forward-facing?

The NHTSA recommends waiting as long as possible to switch to a front-facing seat. "Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat's manufacturer," says the agency's official website.

Unfortunately for Bay Area parents, that age is typically three years old. Most rear-facing car seats are simply not designed to accommodate children beyond their toddler years -- and that's a problem.

Studies have shown children…

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Can a New Volvo in Santa Rosa Help Fight Climate Change?

You may not have noticed, but things have been abnormally dry around the Bay Area recently. Really -- according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Santa Rosa is categorized as "D0: Abnormally Dry" as of October 2016. That's a fair bit better than our neighbors to the south, still caught up in the highest severity of drought, D4.

This extreme weather drives the point so far home, it's at our doorstep…

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