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Volvo To Test Autonomous Cars On Public Roads By 2017

Volvo has underlined its intentions to launch self-driving cars by announcing plans to launch a test fleet of autonomous models on Swedish roads by 2017. The test cars will operate in normal traffic on certain stretches of roads in Gothenburg, Sweden, accounting for a total of 31 miles in the city.

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Volvo's Polestar Effect

Why take your time getting somewhere when you can get there fast? And while we certainly don't condone driving erratically or outside of the posted speed limits, driving fast is both exciting and exhilarating. That's where the likes of a Polestar performance upgrade come in handy. Specifically, the upgrade takes a traditional Volvo vehicle model and optimizes it so that it has more power under the hood. We're talking more powerful engines that can take horsepower to new heights and reach 180 mph speeds. Now that's power.

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2014 Volvo XC90 Earns a Top Safety Pick+

Despite having changed little since 2003, the Volvo XC90 earned a Good score in the tough small-overlap frontal crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Having scored Good in the Institute's front-, side-, rear-crash tests, and roof crush tests, the XC90 joins an elite group with Top Safety Pick+ status.

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Sales Associate Stacy Gilder's First Sale

We'd like to congratulate our newest Sales Associate Stacy Gilder on her first sale, here's a video of the tie-cutting ceremony! Way to go Stacy!!!

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Volvo XC60 and S60 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks

It's estimated that 33,000 motorists are killed each year in car accidents in the United States. While that seems is a lot, this number is down significantly from the early 2000s, when fatalities were over 40,000, and the late 1970s, when fatalities were over an alarmingly high 50,000 each year.  Read More.




Volvo Announces Pricing for 2014 Models

The year 2014 is fast approaching, which means it's time for automakers to roll out their new vehicle lineups, which, ideally, offer improvements in design and performance over the previous year's models. Volvo is no exception, as it will roll out its S60, S80, XC70, XC60 and XC 90 models, not to mention a brand spanking new V60 wagon, available in January. The Swedish automaker is doing away with its C30 and C70 in 2014 to focus on the aforementioned models, all of which come with price increases between $90 and $920 when compared to 2013 models.  Read More.




The Volvo Wagon Turns 60

Last month, Americans took to the grill to cook up burgers and hot dogs, looked to the sky to watch and enjoy fireworks and participated in other activities on July 4 to celebrate the country's Independence Day. Yes, the Fourth of July is a day marked with celebration in the United States. This particular Fourth of July was also a milestone day in the automotive industry, specifically for Swedish automaker Volvo. Why? Because July 4, 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the Volvo Wagon, a vehicle that put Volvo the map as an international player and immediately became a hit among customers.  Read More.



Volvo For Life

My son was involved in a head-on collision last night with a truck and walked away with a sore wrist. I sent a picture of the car to David King (O'Steen Volvo Sales Associate) and I also took a few pictures just a few minutes ago that I am also including. I do not believe any other car would have protected him so well. "Volvo for Life"Read More.





The Volvo Loyalty Bonus Offer

It's good to be recognized for loyalty. For instance, your car insurance rates will often go down if you stick with the same insurance company - and insure more than one asset - with it as a means of thanking you. You're likely to accumulate credit card reward points for each dollar you spend with that little piece of plastic. And you're likely to be privy to a plethora of cash back rewards by registering for customer loyalty programs at your favorite supermarket or electronics store.  Read More.




Volvo Named Top Luxury Brand for Effective Dealer Experience

Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) ranked first among luxury brands at having dealerships that are effective at influencing the purchase, according to Foresight Research's 2013 Dealership Report.  Foresight Research provides this yearly report as a comprehensive evaluation of current dealership experiences, buyer expectations, selection criteria and overall purchase influence versus all other marketing efforts.  Read More.





Volvo Gave Away Their Most Important Invention

It's hard to believe now in this age of lane-departure warning systems and radar-guided automatic braking, but once upon a time, safety in cars was kind of an afterthought. Volvo built their reputation on selling safer cars, but they gave away the most important safety device ever invented: the three-point seat belt.

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Volvo Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance

What's the key to getting the most miles and bang for your buck out of your vehicle?

A quality make and model, obviously. That's a good start. But arguably just as important as this is making sure that your vehicle is regularly serviced based on the manufacturer recommendations.  Read More.




The Volvo Summer Sales Event

Forget Labor Day, the Fourth of July, Memorial Day weekend, President's Day or rushing to your dealer before the end of the year in an effort to snag the best deal possible on a new car. That time is now, in the dog days of summer thanks to Volvo's Summer Sales Event, where you can walk away with a new car and no payments for up to three months on select models.  Read More.




The "Volvo Saved My Life" Club

The Volvo Saved My Life Club is made up of owners who truly, whole heartedly believe that their Volvo automobile really spared them from an otherwise certain death. Read More.







Autonomous Steering With New Volvo XC90

Self-parking cars without drivers may soon come to a shopping mall parking lot near you, and this week, Volvo provided a video highlighting the developing technology. The next-generation Volvo XC90 will debut with autonomous steering technology when it is revealed at the end of the 2014 calendar year, but before then, Volvo is using a V40 four-door hatch to showcase technology that one day may allow for a driver-less car to park itself in a busy shopping mall parking lot. Read More.






Use a Phone to Park Your Volvo

The company that invented the three-point seatbelt has now invented the car that can park itself - but unlike other systems it doesn't need a driver behind the wheel. Volvo's new family-sized SUV due on sale late next year will be able to "valet" park itself using a smartphone app. Read More.








Volvo Celebrates Irv Gordon's Path To 3 Million Miles

It wasn't until Irv Gordon hit the 700,000-mile mark in his red Volvo P1800 that Volvo U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary Volvo Cars of North America, LLC started to take notice of the numbers he was putting on his car. Now he's about to hit the three million-mile mark -- and just as Volvo put the spotlight on the former science teacher when he hit two million miles with an event in Times Square, the company is praising him again. Read More.







Introducing Automotive.com's Newest Long Term Vehicle: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

Volvo wants you to know that its certified pre-owned cars are just as good and reliable as its new cars. Yes, every automaker will say exactly the same thing about its own product, but for 2013, only one premium automaker has the backing of Intellichoice, "the market leader in automotive ownership cost and car values analysis." Read More.







The Volvo S60 Challenge

Volvo started the challenge as a means of comparing two similar sedans - its S60 sports sedan and Audi's A4. Here's how the challenge works: You enter any Volvo dealership and test drive the S60, seeing for yourself the many different ways that it tops the A4. And here's the real interesting part - if you're not sold on the S60 after taking the challenge and still want to purchase an A4, Volvo will cover your first payment on it. Read More.





The Volvo College Graduate Program

Spring traditionally marks the end of another college year, which means that students are graduating from school with a degree in hand and entering the "real world." It's an exciting time for these students, who've worked hard in their areas of study for the opportunity to seek a job in the field and start a career in an area that they enjoy. Read more.







Congratulations 2012 Eagle Scouts

Glenn Adams, National Eagle Scout Association president and keynote speaker; C. Clayton Bromberg, 2012 Eagle Class honoree and president of Underwood Jewelers; and Jack Sears Jr., Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America's North Florida Council and Rotarian, are joined by 85 Eagle Scouts who attended the Rotary Club of Jacksonville's 26th annual Eagle Scout Recognition Luncheon at the Omni Hotel on April 22.

Congratulations to the 306 Scouts from the 17-county council who achieved BSA's highest rank in 2012. View PDF.




Volvo Jabs Germans, Stresses Sensible Luxury

Volvo has promised U.S. dealers it will boost 2013 marketing spending 30 percent over last year to make up for a lack of new models. Volvo won't have a new vehicle until the redesigned XC90 crossover debuts in early 2015. It's axing two cars this year. Read More.






Volvo: Blind Spot Information System Video

Volvo's new Blind Spot Information System now recognizes cars and motorcycles with a camera-based monitoring system that keeps a watchful eye on the 'blind' area alongside and offset rear of the car.

When another vehicle (motorcycle, car or truck) enters this zone - an area of 9.5 meters by 3.0 meters - a yellow warning light comes on beside the appropriate door mirror in the driver's peripheral view.

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Best Driving Routes in Scandinavia

There are fjords, coastlines, picturesque mountains with small towns and fishing villages.

No, we're not talking about a journey through middle Earth, but some of the essential elements that make up what you can find by hopping in the car and driving throughout Scandinavia (i.e. the portion of northern Europe characterized by Finland, Sweden and Denmark). Read More.







Volvo Unveils Active High Beam Control Technology

The Swedish automaker's safety roots date all the way back to 1958 when the seat belt as we know it today originated as a three-point belt. Less than a decade later, the automaker developed the world's first rear-facing child car seat.  Fast forward to 1998, when it was the first to install a head airbag. There's also the whiplash protection system, designed to protect passengers from experiencing the common post-accident after effect. Fittingly, many of Volvo's vehicle models have routinely appeared on various "Safe Car" listsRead More.




Volvo Teams Up With Spotify

Spotify, an online music streaming service, offers the tagline "music for every moment." And coming in May 2013, this "music for every moment" will be made available as an add-on accessory in Volvo automobiles. If you're an iPhone, Android or iPad user, you're likely already familiar with Spotify yourself. There were, after all, some 20 million users of it as of late 2012, a number that doubled from only about 10 million users as of just two years prior in 2010. And now this extremely popular music service will be coming to your Volvo - but not quite in the way that you might already know it. Read more.



Volvo V60 R-Design Wagon


Check out the Volvo V60 R-Design Wagon. A Swedish-built station wagon, naturally, and one with a performance-oriented engine and sport-tuned suspension to spice up those otherwise tedious trips to and from soccer practice. Read more.









Volvo Whiplash Protections System

See how Volvo protects your spine and neck in case of a rear end collision. Watch the video.











Volvo Pre-Owned Certified Program

Purchasing a vehicle can be a rather intimidating process. There is a lot to know about a vehicle before you purchase, and it can be difficult to remember everything. Add to the fact that you may choose to purchase a pre-owned vehicle and that list just gets longer. Read more.









High-end Technology in a Volvo

Volvo is always trying to find a way to make their vehicles safer and provide the most cutting edge technology. Many people predict that you will have some sort of auto-pilot that will allow your car to drive for you in the near future. We already see vehicles that have sensors for your cruise control, and some of the higher-end vehicles will even park for you. Volvo just happens to be one of the makers that offer both of these options and more. Read more.








Volvo XC60 is the First Luxury SUV to Achieve a TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (March 7, 2013) - The 2013 Volvo XC60 earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) new small overlap frontal crash test, currently making it the first and only midsize luxury SUV to achieve such results. Read more.

 








Volvo Cars Performance Academy

Want to get an inside look at what our Service team will be part of this year?  Check out this new video with exciting news from Volvo Cars Performance Academy and stay tuned as we continue to better our service to benefit our customers. View Video .










Volvo For Life

2 neighbors from Pennsylvania visit O'Steen Volvo. View video.











What are Volvo's 100,000 and 1,000,000 mile club?

Have you ever watched the mileage tick away on your speedometer feeling like the life of your vehicle is just ticking away? What if instead of you looking at it like your vehicle is getting older you looked at it more like you were one step closer to reaching some goal? Volvo helps their vehicle owners be proud of the miles of that are on their vehicles. That is why they have created clubs for any vehicles that reach 100,000 or 1,000,000 miles. Read more ...






Refinancing a Car? 5 Mistakes of a Buyer

Many people have heard of refinancing their house, but did you know you could refinance your car too? You may have gotten a little crunch financially and need to find a way to lower your monthly payments. You could also be in a better situation now than you were when you originally purchased the vehicle, and are interested in finding a better interested rate. Fortunately for you refinancing your car is possible. Read more  ...










Volvo Heritage Club

Volvo has designed and manufactured cars since 1927 and has had a loyal following ever since. As a Volvo owner you enjoy the rare combination of Scandinavian design, driving pleasure, durability and safety that is unique to the Volvo brand.   Whether it is in many different Volvos over time, or many miles in one Volvo, we want to recognize your long-standing loyalty and high mileage achievements. Read more ...




O'Steen Volvo has 1 of only 250 Special C30's!

Only 250 of the Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition were produced worldwide... and we're lucky enough to have #153 on our lot. One thing you can't miss on this incredible car is the color, which is the exact same shade of blue as the Volvo Race Car. You won't see this car ever again from Volvo and we're told the color will never be duplicated. Read more ...










What is the Volvo ADS System?

Depending on the city or town that you live it there are generally options for commuting to work. There is public transportation such as a bus, trolley, subway, or train. There is the environmental transportation such as by bike or on foot, and there is the preferred method of transportation which is generally by a personal vehicle. The problem with personally driving everywhere is that traffic jams can become rather frustrating because you are able to do little more than wait and stare at the line of vehicles blocking your way. Volvo has now come-up with a resolution to this problem, and it could be a game changer not only for commuters but for traffic in general. Read More...





Volvo Certified Vehicles

The price of a new vehicle has been on the rise for quite some time. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to afford the high prices that come along with purchasing a new vehicle. This is generally when people turn to purchasing a used or certified pre-owned vehicle.  It can be intimidating to purchase something used  as you don't know fully how it was treated before it got to you.  According to Intellichoice your best bet for purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is a Volvo, Hyundai, or a Lincoln. Read More...







What are the Pros of Buying a Car Overseas?

Volvo has taken the chore of purchasing a vehicle and made it into a luxury. The makers of Volvo understand that there are a lot of options when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. Read More...



What is Volvo's Safe and Secure Plan?

Volvo has made a name for themselves by making their vehicles one of the safest in their class. The Volvo is a state of the art brand that has held up through the test of time. Read More...
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