Volvo's R-Design gives this SUV a performance-inspired look and feel. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 220 km/h. The Polestar performance-optimizing software can also boost engine power by 4 kW.
Chief Executive Oliver Blume has said the sports carmaker will focus on petrol/gasoline, hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Porsche and its parent Volkswagen have seen their image take a beating in the wake of Dieselgate.
A German research institute has revealed that Chinese carmaker Geely is increasingly outdoing big rival brands such as Volkswagen and Toyota in terms of profit margins. And there's more to come from the Volvo owner.
The Swedish carmaker's second-quarter sales and profits are up substantially, despite global trade tensions. Nonetheless, it is shifting production within its factories around the world to try and avoid stiff duties.
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