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R-Design package for the Volvo V40
By September 13, 2012 Read More →

R-Design package for the Volvo V40

Volvo launched the R-Design package for the new Volvo V40. The unique R-Design front features a silk-metal framed high-gloss grille. The sporty stance is further enhanced with an ironstone diffuser, silk-metal finished details and twin exhaust tailpipes. The five-spoke diamond-cut wheels (17″ or 18″) complete the stylish, dynamic look. On top of the stylish Rebel Blue livery, the V40 R-Design buyer has a choice of six other exterior colours.

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2013 Volvo C70
By September 4, 2012 Read More →

2013 Volvo C70

Volvo C70 enters the 2013 model year without bigger changes. The recent design refinements brought the C70 closer to the design language of the larger cars in the Volvo model range. From head-on, the front forms an open, inviting “V”. The enlarged iron mark and the enlarged air intake reinforce the self-assured stance. The Volvo C70 transforms smoothly from coupe into an open convertible. With a press of a button the three-piece steel roof folds away in 30 seconds and silently, disappears neatly into the boot. There is also a possibility to combine a selection of C70 exterior colours with a roof in contrasting Silver Metallic. The C70 convertible is available in an exclusive Inscription version with a number of unique and desirable features. The Inscription blends distinctive exterior details such as the painted grille and black 18-inch wheels with exclusive interior features, including Sovereign Hide upholstery and a leather-covered dashboard.

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Road Test: 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Polestar
By September 3, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Polestar

The most powerful engine variant available for Volvo S60 is the 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine known as the T6. As standard, it produces 304 horsepower and 440 Newton metres of torque. This provides quite a good performance for the Volvo S60. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes 6,1 seconds and the top speed is 250 km/h. This kind of performance is usually enough for all your driving needs. But no matter how fast your car is, as the time goes by, you get used to its performance and the car may start to feel just a bit slow. Luckily, this kind of problem can be solved quite easily especially when you have a turbocharged engine. By tweaking the engine management system, you can have a nice improvement in the engine’s power output. However, with a chip tuning there is always a little risk that you don’t want to take, especially when you have a new car.

Road Test: 2013 Volvo V40 T4
By June 18, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Volvo V40 T4

The competition in the premium hatchback segment is only getting tougher as Volvo brings out its new V40 model. The V stands for Versatile, and so far the V-models have all been wagons. Naming this new car as V40 is a bit confusing as earlier Volvo had the V40 wagon in its lineup. However, this all-new Volvo V40 hatchback is soon on the market and it has allready build up expectations to do well in the market, as it is going to replace the current S40 and V50 model ranges.

Volvo partners with Mitsubishi Electric in development of infotainment technology
By May 22, 2012 Read More →

Volvo partners with Mitsubishi Electric in development of infotainment technology

Volvo Car Corporation has chosen electronic equipment supplier Mitsubishi Electric Corporation as partner for the next-generation infotainment system for future Volvo cars. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will supply the central module and be the main supplier for the overall infotainment system. This is an important step in Volvo Car Corporation’s aim to spearhead the development of world-class connectivity features in cars.

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Volvo XC60 Inscription
By April 17, 2012 Read More →

Volvo XC60 Inscription

The Volvo XC60 now also becomes available in the exclusive Inscription version – designed around customers who want to add an extra luxurious, personal touch to the dynamic XC capability. The XC60 Inscription customer has a choice of four upholsteries in full semi-aniline leather: Marble White, Toscana Tan, Off-black and Soft Beige. They are accompanied by either an Off-black or Sandstone Beige interior.

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The all-new Volvo V40
By February 29, 2012 Read More →

The all-new Volvo V40

Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The all-new Volvo V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package. The chassis is designed to offer the agile, connected experience that creates true driving pleasure. The engine range spans everything from Volvo Car Corporation’s first diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. All engine versions feature start-stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox. The all-new Volvo V40 features a class-leading safety and driver support package, including Volvo Car Corporation’s groundbreaking Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake and several other new features. Among the new features are a world-first pedestrian airbag, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, and an ingenious Park Assist Pilot that makes parallel parking easy. The City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system has been further developed and it now operates at speeds up to 50 km/h.

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Volvo 760 (1982-1990)
By February 5, 2012 Read More →

Volvo 760 (1982-1990)

The Volvo 760 became a turning point for Volvo Car Corporation, product wise and financially, and formed the basis for the continuation of the company. But it was an investment of gigantic proportions, SEK 3.5 billion. The whole idea behind it was that the Volvo 760 and all future derivatives were to keep up the sales during the rest of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept
By January 6, 2012 Read More →

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil an innovative gasoline plug-in hybrid. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. The driver chooses the driving mode via three buttons on the instrument […]

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Road Test: 2012 Volvo XC70 D5 AWD Ocean Race Edition
By December 5, 2011 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Volvo XC70 D5 AWD Ocean Race Edition

Volvo XC70 has been updated with some minor exterior changes. The headlamps have been redesigned and Active Xenon headlights are now available as an option. There is also a new body colour (Twilight Bronze) and a new wheel design available. Instead of the these exterior updates, there is more important things happening inside the car. The 2012 Volvo XC70 has been equipped with the new Sensus-infotainment system and new safety technologies like the City Safety system that comes as standard and the Pedestrian Detection that is available as an option. Also the twinturbo five-cylinder diesel, the D5, has been upgraded to deliver a bit more power.