05 January 2012, 12:03 PM
At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will reveal an innovative petrol plug-in hybrid, which is going to be a unique blend of petrol and electric power. The project is called Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept and it is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car. All this comes in one package! The great news is that the driver can choose which one of the options they want to drive, with only one touch: there is a
28 January 2010, 12:28 PM
Volvo Car Corporation is introducing an all-new four-cylinder 2-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine in the Volvo S80, V70 and XC60, offering great performance and efficiency all in one.
New Volvo-developed turbocharging technology, direct injection and twin variable camshafts give a unique combination of low fuel consumption, low emissions and high performance across a wide rev range - all in a particularly compact format.
The new petrol engine, the 2.0 GTDi, produces
07 July 2009, 01:36 PM
The Volvo XC60 R-Design makes a clear statement about true driving pleasure, a young, energetic attitude and confident success. A sporty chassis and even more direct steering ensure the driving experience matches the sporty appearance.
The Volvo XC60 is a car that has already carved out a solid market share in the premium sport cross-over segment. With its muscular curves and sharply contoured tail lamps, it attracts attention wherever it goes. The new R-Design option pack that will be presen
28 May 2009, 07:16 PM
A new model, new engines and new engine technologies are the key additions to the Volvo range for the 2010 model year, all of which offer enhanced drivability, lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel consumption.
Volvo C30, S40 and V50
The Volvo C30 SportsCoupe, S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon DRIVe models now all feature the intelligent new Start/Stop function which brings CO2 emissions down to 104 g/km and improves fuel consumption up to 72.4 mpg. The sports-inspired R-DESIGN specification an
24 March 2009, 04:57 PM
Volvo is the official Automotive Sponsor of this year’s Grand Designs Live at London’s ExCeL taking place from 25th April – 4th May. Grand Designs Live is the UK’s number one consumer show for design and innovation, and showcases the very best in cutting-edge contemporary design, inspiring ideas and green living, making it the perfect place to demonstrate both the low CO2-emitting DRIVe range and the innovative City Safety technology.
The striking Volvo C30 DRIVe will be the star of the Volvo
18 March 2009, 11:56 AM
The driving dynamics and ride of the new Volvo S80 have been updated and improved by the introduction of two new chassis - the Lowered Dynamic Chassis and the Comfort Chassis.
Due for launch in the new Volvo S80 in summer 2009, the Lowered Dynamic Chassis will be offered as standard on the SE and SE Lux models with the opportunity to specify the Comfort Chassis as a no cost option. The Comfort Chassis will be the only chassis available on the Executive trim level.
The Lowered Dynamic Chass
24 February 2009, 10:46 AM
At the Geneva motor show, Volvo Cars is presenting no less than seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models. All with best-in-class CO2 emission levels. The extremely low figures for the C30, S40 and V50 have been achieved thanks to an advanced Start/Stop system.
* Volvo C30, 3.9 l/100km, 104g CO2/km
* Volvo S40, 4.0 l/100km, 107g, CO2/km
* Volvo V50, 4.0 l/100km, 107g, CO2/km
* Volvo V70, 4.9 l/100km, 129g, CO2/km
* Volvo S80, 4.9 l/100km, 129g CO2/km
* Volvo XC60, 6.0 l/100km, 159g CO2/km
17 February 2009, 11:00 AM
Volvo Cars sharpens the company's diesel offer. Two entirely new five-cylinder, 2.4-litre turbo diesels give the customers the attractive possibility to combine more power with class-leading fuel consumption and CO2-emissions:
* The high-performance, twin-turbo D5 with 205 hp and 420 Nm of torque.
* The medium-performance, single-turbo 2.4D with 175 hp and 420 Nm of torque.
Both engines are available in the Volvo S80, Volvo V70, Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC70 from the spring of 2009.
04 February 2009, 09:26 AM
ARPRO® has achieved excellent environmental results in an independent life cycle assessment. The assessment calculates a comparative CO2 (global warming potential) figure for the production of an ARPRO seat core, and results show that ARPRO delivers an environmental benefit twelve times that of its impact.
“As the focus on environmental performance intensifies, companies are increasingly expected to demonstrate proven results for their products,” explains Paul Compton, JSP’s Executive Vice P
28 January 2009, 11:09 AM
All new models are verified as if they were parked in Mediterranean sun, to measure the interior emissions in 65º Centigrade. In this temperature, normally, interior materials would release harmful emissions. But Volvo has minimised harmful emissions in the car interior, by using allergy-friendly textiles and carefully chosen materials.
There are no societal standards for in-car air, so Volvo Cars has created its own in-car air quality requirements that are used when developing new Volvo mode
16 January 2009, 11:15 AM
To alleviate for nickel allergy-sufferers, all nickel containing parts are tested to ensure nickel leakage meats the requirements set by Volvo.
Nickel allergy is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis in the industrialised world. It is estimated that up to 15% of women, and up to 5% of men - up to 120 million people in the industrialised world - have nickel allergy. Those allergic to nickel may get an itchy rash when their skin touches a metal surface with nickel alloy.
09 January 2009, 11:40 AM
The 10th annual Burton European Open (BEO) is gearing up to be one of the season's most exciting snowboard events as many of the world's best riders get ready to compete in LAAX, Switzerland from Jan. 9-16, 2009. Top prizes are two brand new Volvo XC60's, that the best male and female overall rider will take home.
Special versions of Volvos - foiled in Burton collection
Volvo Cars is participating in several Burton activities around Europe, such as the 12 Burton Amateur Tour stops, 15 Burton