12 April 2012
The Volvo V40 5-door hatchback which debuted last month at the Geneva Motor Show is ready for sale at a starting price of $31,501. It's packed full of equipment and safety features one wouldn't normally find on any other entry level car.
The basic trim line will be marked with an ES. But basic in Swedish terms is far what one would imagine - City Safety, pedestrian airbag, Bluetooth, high performance audio with 5" colour display screen, ECC (Electronic Climate Control), 16" Matres alloy wheels,
12 April 2012
Volvo are raising (or more like lowering) the bar on CO2 emissions with their model year 2013 diesel fleet. More specifically, the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 will all fall into the sub-120 g/km category. Additionally, clever tech like Road Sign Information, Active High Beam and Tunnel Detection will be available on all larger models.
Responsible for the new lower emissions will be the new entry-level 5-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. I
30 March 2012
Which is the most technically advanced Volvo model ever created? The answer is the new 2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, which now is available for order. As a matter of fact this is the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid vehicle.
2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is an innovative car, which represents a big bold step in the evolution of electrification. And in addition it also proves for the brands philosophy, which is not only ahead in time but embodies a lot of environmental issues into practical resolution.
28 March 2012
I have a beef with today's hybrids and electric vehicles. Its their batteries that get me. One does not even have to own a hybrid. Instead, simply observe how your cell phone acts throughout the years – the charge capacity is getting lower and lower, cold weather doesn't help at all and neither do the summer days. Now, imagine that in a car – driving along with 2 or more “bars” on the dials, no worry in the world, and then it all suddenly goes bust. Nerve wrecking.
Happily however, Volv
23 March 2012
Mean Green is the fastest hybrid truck in the world. However, it will attempt a new speed record in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph). The event will be held on April 27th at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA. The truck will try to beat its own world speed records set only last year by ‘Mean Green’s driver, Boije Ovebrink.
The Volvo-built hybrid currently holds speed records in the standing 500 metre, standing kilometre and flying kilometre – international speed standards*.
06 March 2012
Volvo Car Corporation has just officially revealed its all-new five-door 2012 Volvo V40 Hatchback in Geneva Motorshow today (6th March). First of all the new model has classic V-shaped bonnet which is further enhanced by bolder expressive lines. In addition, the high-gloss grille is low and wide thus creating a sporty look. The sculptured corners add character and direct the airflow to improve the aerodynamics. Daytime Running Lights are set into the lower corners of the front end, sweeping upward if viewed directl
02 March 2012
It would seem that Volvo is now turning to efficiency after mastering the art of safety. Preparing for the Geneva Motor Show, the company has innovated (also downsized) a great deal of its technological arsenal. Now, some of the economy figures coming from the Volvo C30, V60 Plug-in hybrid and even the latest Volvo V40 are stunning. The cars will still be safe though.
Within the Volvo fleet, overall four models will soon spew out less than 100 g/km of CO2. This spring the C30 will join the all-
28 February 2012
Good news from Vovlo – the Swedish company that brings us everyday road safety and stability. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show a new model will be revealed. Called the V40, it will be targeting a niche that goes under the category of “Premium hatchback”. What that basically means is that the V40 is expected to pock some big boy heat underneath a practical and sensible body.
When it comes to engine choice, one can go subtle and sensible. I am talking about Volvo's first sub-100g/km CO2 diesel engine. Alternative
24 February 2012
Volvo Car Corporation takes important part in the development of the new concept concerning electric cars. The main focus is on connectivity technology and also includes smart features for charging of electric vehicles. Volvo is one of the partners in the research project ELVIIS which stands for Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure. This intelligent infra structure develops a smart on-board concept for controlling, measuring and paying
21 February 2012
Volvo will switch to TTA - the Swedish Racing Elite League ahead of 2012 and today the first picture is released of the new racing car.
The new S60 TTA is entirely reworked. It comes with complete aerodynamic package, a new ventilated hood and enormous rear wing. The 18” ultralight wheels are wrapped in race slick tires. There is also a performance brake system.
The race car is powered by a V6 petrol and an electric motor with combined power 426PS (313 kW). The power is put on the road t
02 February 2012
Volvo Car Corporation achieved great success in the safety ratings with full star results on both sides of the Atlantic. First, the Volvo V60 received five stars and is named now the best car in the Large Family category in the 2011 Euro-NCAP rating. On the other side of the Atlantic, in the U.S., Volvo S60 achieved an overall five star NHTSA crash test rating as well. Obviously Volvo is keeping their promise to the customers, by offering them th
05 January 2012
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