Posts from ‘Volvo’

Jan
20

What is Geely, and What Did They Buy Now?

The business world took notice when, in early 2008, Indian billionaire Ratan Tata added Jaguar and Land Rover to his vast industrial portfolio. The acquisition proved to be a source of pride for Indian nationals, many of whom delighted in the irony that India, once a subject of the British Crown, was now in control of a pair of storied English luxury brands.

Dec
16
Classic Turbo Ads

1981 Fiat Spider Turbo

It’s a fairly simple concept: You force more air into an engine to improve volumetric efficiency and thus increase horsepower. Turbocharging is so common these days that cars are very rarely named or badged as turbos. Every single 2020 Ford Escape, for example, is turbocharged.

Nov
13
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Oct
22
Vintage Auto Ad

What is this an ad for? See below:

In terms of classic print ads, and really life in general, I’m going to have to call autumn my favorite time of year. Sure, spring brings with it vitality and new growth, and if you were illustrating car ads, spring-themed ads might have worked well for sportier rides.

Jun
27
2019 Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid

2019 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD R-Design in Crystal White Metallic (a $645 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD R-Design

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 321

Fuel Used: 9.1 gallons

Jun
21
2019 Volvo V90 R-Design

2018 Volvo V90 R-Design in Bursting Blue Metallic (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2018 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R-Design

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 606

Fuel Used: 28.0 gallons

May
10
2019 Volvo V60 T6

2019 Volvo V60 T6 Inscription in Denim Blue Metallic (a $645 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Volvo V60 T6 Inscription

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 519

Fuel Used: 21.3 gallons

Apr
11
2019 Volvo S60 T6

2019 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design in Fusion Red Metallic (a $645 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 245

Fuel Used: 10.2

Feb
13
2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar

2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered in Black Stone

2015 Audi Q52019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 698

Fuel Used: 23.3 gallons

Feb
11
2019 Volvo XC90 Inscription

2019 Volvo XC90 Inscription in Denim Blue Metallic (a $645 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 386

Fuel Used: 20.7 gallons