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Volvo's biggest car news from 1968 turns 40 - the Volvo 164

After more than ten years without a six-cylinder model to offer customers, it was time in August 1968 for Volvo to unveil its 1969 model range which included a new large car for the more prestige- and luxury-oriented segments. The model was called the 164, with the figure "6" in the middle denoting that unlike the cars

Volvo C30 Wins Ward's AutoWorld Interior Design Award

Ward's AutoWorld magazine once again acknowledged Volvo for superior car interior design. The Volvo C30 earned Ward's Interior Design Award for Best Brand Reflection. Last year, Ward's named the Volvo S80 winner of the Best Interior Design of the Year Award. According to Eric Mayne, Ward's Editor of News Operatio

The Volvo XC90 - SUV of the Year in Russia for the third time

Volvo Cars received several prestigious awards in Russia in 2007 and to date in 2008. The most recent is for the Volvo XC90, which was crowned best crossover - "2008 SUV of the Year". "There was immensely tough competition and we are very proud over this prestigious award," says Volvo Car Russia's PR director, Alexei Kozhukhov, who received the award at a ceremony in Moscow. Russian car owners voted the Volvo XC90 the best choice on the marke

Dennis Distribution Commemorates 50 years with Unique Livery Volvo FH Tractor

Dennis Distribution, formerly known as T & A Dennis, based in Malton, North Yorkshire, has taken delivery of a Volvo FH-480 tractor unit featuring a unique metallic black and gold livery to commemorate their 50th Anniversary. Richard Dale, Transport Manager and a Partner in the business said, “Volvo’s driver appeal is good, they’re a good-looking modern truck. Operating Volvo’s has helped us attract and retain a better quality o

Prices announced as New Volvo XC60 goes on tour

New Volvo XC60 goes on tour across the UK this summer Volvo Car UK announces preliminary prices1 for the new XC60, the safest and most stunning Volvo ever.  This new crossover vehicle combines XC capability with sports coupe styling and will start at £24,750 for the 2.4D S. The Volvo XC60 will arrive in dealer showrooms and be available for customer test drives this October, with first customer deliveries arriving in November.  For those wanting an early preview, the car will be on display at several sho

Smooth Powershift gearbox cuts fuel consumption by 8 percent in the Volvo C30, S40 and V50

The two-litre turbodiesel version of the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 is now also available with a fully-automatic transmission. This new Powershift transmission is a six-speed unit and it significantly cuts fuel consumption compared with a conventional automatic transmission. "According to our calculations, Powershift contributes to a fuel consumption saving of about eight percent compared with a conventional automatic transmission," says Magnus

200 hp Flexifuel Volvo V70 and S80 - environmental responsibility with spice

The Volvo V70 and S80 are now also available with a five-cylinder, 2.5-litre turbocharged Flexifuel engine with a power output of 200 hp (147 kW) and 300 Nm of torque. "The 2.5-litre version adds spice to our environmental offer. It emphasises our aim to offer our buyers the possibility of combining performance with environmental responsibility. With 200 hp on tap, the driver gets a dynamic drive without compromising fuel economy," says Fredrik

Volvo V70 R-DESIGN - loaded with refined options

The best-selling Volvo V70 becomes the fifth Volvo model to be offered with the sporty factory-fitted R-Design option pack. This further cements Volvo Cars' aim to offer unique products to particularly discerning customers. The Volvo V70 estate car is for many people the very essence of Volvo: practical, safe and exuding Scandinavian elegance. The R-Design pack spotlights a new dimension: impassioned, extrovert and challenging. "Increasing numbers of customers want cars that express individual taste and style.

Volvo XC60

The new Volvo XC60 is stepping boldly into what is currently the automotive world's fastest-growing segment - dressed in a thrilling blend of muscular XC capability and the sporty charisma of a coupe. "This is not only the safest Volvo ever. If you ask me, it's also the most stunning. Not a bad combination, is it?" says Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp. The new XC60 has its premiere showing at the international car show in Geneva in March, with the first cars reaching dealers in Europ

Heico Sportiv Volvo S80

German tuning and motor sport experts HEICO SPORTIV has developed a spectacular high-performance version of the Volvo S80. With a high-tech aluminium-look exterior and a 350 hp bioethanol engine, the S80 High Performance Concept is destined to be a true attention-grabber at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. "We wanted to explore how far we could take a special high-performance version of the S80. HEICO SPORTIV's impressive track record in motor sports and Volvo tuning made them the perfect partner

Volvo S40 and V50

A number of distinctive design cues take the new Volvo S40 a visual step closer to the new S-range look as first shown on the all-new Volvo S80. At the same time, the V50 approaches the new V-range and the all-new V70 without compromising on its original compact and sporty attributes."When it comes to the exterior, we're aiming for increased differentiation between the two models. The interior refinements have focused on liberating smart storage space," says Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Matt

Volvo XC70

The all-new Volvo XC70 has admittedly dressed up for a luxurious night out in town, but its appetite for exciting adventure is as large as ever."The dark-coloured plastic panels at the bottom are less obvious than on the current model. But as with exclusive outdoor clothing, the protection is placed exactly where it needs to be to withstand the rough stuff," says Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Mattin. The large dark-coloured plastic panels on the current XC70 model have now been mostly repl