In September, the Volvo Concept Coupé was launched to critical acclaim and many awards, and represented the world’s first insight into Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) new design direction under Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath. It also showed one interpretation of how the proportions and versatility of Volvo Cars’ new Scalable Product Architecture, that will underpin all medium and large cars in the company’s future, could look.… Continue reading
Following the development of a special, new chassis for police cars, Volvo Cars is now actively targeting a significant increase of its sales of police cars around the globe. The qualities of the new chassis were recently underlined when the Swedish Police designated the 2014 Volvo XC70 D5 AWD as the best car in its fleet after exhaustive tests, with an overall score of nine out of ten.… Continue reading
Volvo Car Group’s new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family can truly be considered as offering customers a world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions. The D4 with 181 horsepower and manual gearbox is the first diesel car with this level of power output in the premium D-segment with CO2 emissions under 100 g/km.… Continue reading
Chauffeur company Tristar Worldwide has taken delivery of three Volvo V60 plug-in hybrids to trial as part of the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged-In Fleet Initiative (PIFI).
The vehicles will be with Tristar for six to eight months covering over 20,000 miles each. Initially placed with key decision makers at Tristar, the vehicles will then be rolled out to chauffeurs to fully assess the operational benefits of a Plug-in Hybrid.… Continue reading
Bridge of Weir, the UK’s only leather manufacturer for the automotive industry, celebrates the opening of the 65thInternational Auto Show, Frankfurt, this week, with the company supplying its largest ever selection of cars at the show.… Continue reading
Volvo Car UK has teamed up with leading business driver safety consultancy Fleet21 to help reach its 2020 goal that no one will be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo.
While it nears its ambitious target with its world-leading active and passive safety technology, Volvo hopes to tackle driver behaviour – a contributing factor in more than 90 per cent of crashes – by working with Fleet21 to create a safer driving culture among business fleet drivers and managers.… Continue reading
Inspired by contemporary, progressive Scandinavian lifestyle and design, as well as iconic elements from the past, the elegant new Volvo Concept Coupé is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).… Continue reading
Doug Speck, Volvo Cars‘ senior vice president marketing, sales and customer service, made the announcement at the New York International Auto Show, indicating the new V60 will come to the U.S. market in early 2014. Pricing and specifications will be announced at a later date.
The V60 R-Design on the auto show stand marks the global debut of the R-Design version of the car.… Continue reading