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2021 volvo xc40 receives a prestigious award for its value retention

2021 Volvo XC40 has earned the Best Resale Value Award by Kelley Blue Book in the Luxury Subcompact SUV category. This is the model’s second consecutive year of winning the prize. Admired for its modern and elegant design and for the brand’s famous safety suites, XC40 had no difficulties achieving the highest possible ratings. The vehicle comes with an advanced lane-keeping alert and assist, blind-spot warning and Pilot Assist technology t

volvo announces details for the brand's first-ever electric only model

Volvo Cars, the Swedish automobile manufacturer, has revealed its latest model – the C40 Recharge. The vehicle is the brand’s next step to the zero-emission future. The vehicle features all the benefits of an SUV, but also comes with a sleeker design language. Based on the CMA platform, this is also the first Volvo model to be pure electric only. Following the introduction of the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge, the Volvo team will roll

volvo cars reports strongest second-half sales in company’s history upon pandemic recovery

Volvo Cars reported the strongest second-half sales numbers in the company’s history in 2020, as fast-growing demand for its electrified cars boosted the company’s recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company acted decisively to mitigate the effect of the pandemic during the first half of the year, allowing it to quickly restart its operations after a brief shutdown and embark on a strong recovery, helped by fast-growing

volvo car uk increases market share with robust sales performance in 2020

Volvo Car UK proved the strength in depth of its model range and its service to customers by increasing its share of the UK new car market in 2020. Despite the unprecedented trading challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, the brand achieved a 2.85% share of the total market, a significant improvement on its 2019 performance of 2.43%. Although volume was down, with 46,408 cars sold, the reduction was significantly less than the 29.4%

volvo completes electrification of xc60 range with mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains

Volvo’s award-winning XC60 mid-size SUV is now available with a full range of electrified powertrains. The former World Car of the Year is offered purely with hybrid power, from mild-hybrid petrols and diesels to petrol-electric plug-in hybrids. Mild-hybrid powertrains Every mild-hybrid powertrain in the XC60 range combines a powerful 2.0-litre engine with a 48-volt battery and a KERS kinetic energy recovery system to reduce fuel consum

half a century in the service of safety: volvo cars’ accident research team celebrates 50 years

At Volvo Cars, they are known as the company’s in-house detectives. Yet they could also be called the Swedish car maker’s own CSI team, with a little twist on the acronym of TV fame. The crash scene investigators of the Volvo Car Accident Research Team, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, are ready around the clock to make sure that Volvo Cars learns from real-life accidents and constantly improves its cars. “The Acc

volvo cars safety experts say: use technology to support drivers and reduce distraction

The rise of smartphones and touchscreens inside cars has sparked a growing debate around the dangers of distraction behind the wheel. But Volvo Cars safety experts say that distraction is a fact of life, and that technology should be used to support people in their daily commute. The company’s own safety research and behavioural science work suggests that when used correctly, modern technology inside the car can actively reduce distracti

volvo xc90 recharge plug-in hybrid wins large suv of the year title in the news uk motor awards

Volvo’s XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid has been named the Large SUV of the Year in the News UK Motor Awards. This fourth major honor so far this year for the flagship of the Volvo range reinforces the success of the company’s ambitious electrification program and the strong market appeal of its seven-seat SUV. Announcing the award yesterday, Will Dron, Driving.co.uk Editor, said: “Plug-in hybrids really can be the best of both worlds w