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Polestar 1 unveiled as Volvo performance brand's first standalone product

Polestar 1 unveiled as Volvo performance brand’s first standalone product

Polestar is Volvo’s performance division, starting off as an independent company and being bought out to now be more or less similar to what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. After many years of fiddling around with sedate Volvo cars to produce fire-breathing performance machines, Polestar gets its own podium with the release of the Polestar 1, an electric hybrid coupe to rival products from brands like Tesla. As Volvo promised that it will only be selling hybrid or electric vehicles from 2019, the time is ripe for a hybrid Coupe from the brand.

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First drive: 2018 Volvo XC60 in Turkey

First drive: 2018 Volvo XC60 in Turkey

Volvo has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance ever since they got bought out by Geely. The Chinese carmaker has taken a hands-off approach to running the quintessentially-Swedish brand, allowing Volvo to explore riskier design ideas, moving them from the almost-premium segment to competing with proper luxury marques, one model at a time. After the well-received XC90 and the conservative S90, the all-new XC60 compact crossover we drove in Turkey may just be their best model yet.

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Volvo to become electric/hybrid-only by 2019

All car manufacturers are now part of a rat-race to go green. As countries like Norway, France, and Germany have vowed to eliminate the use of fossil fuel-powered cars in the next few decades, European carmakers have no option but to act accordingly. Volvo has recently announced that they will only sell hybrids and electric vehicles from 2019, stopping the production of the petrol-only and diesel cars altogether.

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Geely subsidary Lynk & Co shows off the 01 SUV

Geely subsidary Lynk & Co shows off the 01 SUV

The inception of a new brand into the car market is a tricky affair. But a new subsidiary of China’s Geely Motors, called Lynk & Co has decided to step in with one of the most technologically advanced cars ever. As of now, software is only used as a basic component in a car. But Lynk & Co is looking to change that with their first car, the 01 electric compact SUV, which uses software as the backbone of the design to create supposedly the most connected car ever built.

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2016 Middle East Car of the Year winners

2016 Middle East Car of the Year winners

The 2016 Middle East Car Of the Year (MECOTY) awards ceremony was held last week with the results being announced during the reborn 2016 Abu Dhabi Motor Show and Custom Show Emirates that are running concurrently in Abu Dhabi. The final winners were decided by totalling the scores of a jury panel from 12 different publications around the Middle East, including DriveArabia.com’s tiny contribution. Individual awards were given to cars according to their categories, with the main 2016 Middle East Car Of The Year award going to the Volvo XC90, and the winner by public voting being the Audi Q7.

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