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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

volvo cars starts production of fully electric xc40 recharge p8

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric P8 is the first of several fully electric Volvos to come, and today’s production start represents a significant step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40 percent by 2025. That same year, it expects 50 percent of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. Customer demand for the XC40 Recharge P8 has been strong and, while order books rema

volvo xc60 crowned best used large suv in the what car? used car of the year awards

The Volvo XC60’s lasting quality and excellent value have been recognized with the Used Large SUV title in the 2021 What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards, announced today. Now in its fourth year on sale in the UK and positioned at the heart of Volvo’s multi-award-winning SUV line-up, the XC60 continues to be a top pick for customers and critics alike in an increasingly competitive market. The XC60 stands out from its premium rivals wit

volvo cars receives science based targets initiative approval for climate action plan

Volvo Cars have received valuable third-party approval for its climate action plan, one of the most ambitious in the car industry. The climate plan, under which Volvo Cars strives to become a climate-neutral company by 2040, has been scientifically verified by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), a non-profit organization that provides companies with a clear pathway to support the Paris Agreement. According to SBTI, Volvo Cars

volvo extends electrification of xc40 range with second plug-in hybrid powertrain option

Volvo’s progressive and wide-ranging electrification program has delivered a second plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain for the multi-award-winning XC40 compact SUV. The introduction of the new XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 increases customer choice and opens the highly efficient plug-in hybrid technology to a wider market. At the same time, two new mild-hybrid petrol options have been added to the range, in the form of the new X

volvo cars reports 14.2 percent global sales growth in july

Volvo Cars posted strong sales in July, with volumes up 14.2 percent compared with the same period last year. The company sold 62,291 cars during the month, as Europe, the US, and China all reported a growth in sales compared with the same period last year. Sales in Europe returned to growth in July, continuing it

new volvo cars will come with speed limit and care key technologies

From now on every new Volvo model will come with a limited top speed of 112mph (180km/h), as Volvo Cars team delivers its promise to introduce such limitation and goes beyond regulation and legislation in order to help to reduce the injuries and fatalities in traffic incidents. Along with the speed cap, every Volvo machine will also feature a Care Key, which allows setting additional limitations on vehicle’s top speed, for example before len

new volvo xc90: a quick overview of the best luxury car by parents magazine

New Volvo XC90 luxury SUV has been named a 2020 Best Luxury Car by a prominent jury at Parents magazine. With a pretty smooth starting price, the new seven-seater SUV is based on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and features tons of safety features! Just like its siblings, the S90 and V90, new XC90 is characterized by Volvo’s confident face and features brand’s notable design language and all these sexy styling cues. As expect