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2022 C40 & XC40: Two Exceptional Cars, One Electrifying Brand

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To put it mildly, 2022 has been a good year for Volvo. Exciting changes happened across multiple aspects of Volvo's lineup, especially where e-mobility is concerned. Two vehicles, in particular-the C40 and the XC40-have been generating incredible buzz over the past year. Both vehicles offer an SUV experience that's equal parts cutting-edge and refined. That said, they come with unique strengths that make them best suited to different types of drivers.

 

Let's Get the Big One Out of the Way: Fuel

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The Benefits of Hybrid Plug-In Cars

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Plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (or PHEVs) offer drivers the best of both worlds: the power and precision of a combustion engine with the efficiency and sustainability of an electric motor. These vehicles combine a battery-powered electric motor and an auxiliary fuel source-such as gasoline or diesel. 

If you want to see what this technology looks like in action, look no further than Volvo's all-star lineup of PHEV cars. Drivers can choose from a variety of cutting-edge classics, such as the Volvo XC90, XC60, and S90, along with the S60, V60, and XC90 Recharge.

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What To Ask Your Volvo Dealership When Shopping for a Used Car

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What You Need to Know

 

So, you're looking for a used Volvo-but don't know where to start? We think Smythe Volvo is one great place to go!

 

Shopping for used cars is a great, cost-effective way to handle the car-buying process. There are things you'll want to know, however, and we are here to help you. Here at Smythe Volvo, we have a selection of pre-owned (and new) Volvos to choose from, and we are happy to assist you with selecting the right vehicle for you. Read on to learn more about what types of questions you…

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Volvo = Reliability

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Volvo Is More Than a Status Symbol

 

At Smythe Volvo, we know how important it is to have a reliable vehicle. In fact, reliability is one of the top things we are known for! But how does the Volvo brand stack up to competitors? We thought we would take a look at how Volvo compares to another luxury brand, BMW, when it comes to reliability. Let's get into it!

 

Volvo and Reliability

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The 2023 XC90 is Sophisticated

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The XC90 is a stunning three-row model made by Volvo. It's done well here in New Jersey thanks to its interior space, capability and sleek style, just to name a few things. The 2023 model year will be available soon, and we'll be sure to offer it to our customers at Volvo Cars New Jersey as soon as we can.

An Incredible Design

What's really great about the XC90 is how versatile it is. As mentioned, it can come with three rows of seats. It can provide room for up to seven passengers with a bench seat…

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Is It Time For New Tires on Your Volvo?

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Whether you've experienced some concerning traction issues while driving lately or you're just curious about when to change your tires, drivers can look to the Smythe Volvo service team with confidence. There are a few helpful techniques that drivers can use to determine whether your tire tread is less than ideal and might require replacing (a new set of tires). The Lincoln Penny test is a tried and true test that can help drivers determine whether it might be time to get a new set of tires.
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What to Expect from Volvo in 2023

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Every model year sees new changes for car companies and their vehicles. The Volvo brand is no different. With the 2022 model year coming to a close and the 2023 model quickly approaching, some of our New Jersey drivers and beyond drivers may be wondering, "What's new for 2023?". Here's some news about the 2023 Volvo lineup and what's to come in the new year.

2023 Volvo Lineup is Only Hybrid or Electric

The Volvo brand aims to only offer pure electric vehicles by 2030 and be completely carbon neutral by 2040.

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All About the XC40 Recharge

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the first pure-electric vehicle from Volvo, and as such, it carefully meshes classic Volvo styling points with a modern propulsion system. The Volvo XC40 brings futuristic Volvo innovation to the front, ensuring that drivers can enjoy a versatile yet efficiency-minded vehicle. The Volvo XC40 Recharge fits in as a bold and reliable five-seat that makes for an excellent commuter, family vehicle, or Sunday cruiser. The new Volvo XC40 Recharge takes its design inspiration from the standard XC40.
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Ride Safely in a Volvo

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If safety and driver's assistance features are important to you, you'll love the Volvo lineup. As the first vehicle to implement the three-point seatbelt that we still use in all vehicles today, the brand has a long history of brings intelligent systems to its models. With the assisted safety features found in every new Volvo vehicle, you can count on peace of mind.
 

For starters, you'll love the blind spot monitor that makes merging simple. Also, enjoy rear-cross traffic alerts that pair perfectly with your backup camera for seamless reversing in busy parking lots.

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Mild Hybrid Volvo Vehicles Are The Choice for You!

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If you've been around the Volvo brand for a while, you've probably heard of the term mild hybrid. The Volvo lineup is filled with hybrid and electric vehicles, with a goal to be completely electric in the near future. One of the categories of their electric collection is the mild hybrid vehicles.

What is a Mild Hybrid?

Combining a combustion engine and an electric motor, a mild hybrid is an electrified car that doesn't need to be plugged in or recharged. It stores energy generated by braking with its battery and uses it to boost the engine…

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