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Volvo Cars' Swiss sales company, Volvo Automobile (Schweiz) AG received gold, silver and bronze medals for its direct advertising. The awards were handed over at the DM Preis exhibition in Switzerland. The gold medal and public vote went to Volvo Automobile Switzerland for the V70/XC70 campaign entitled "Knut's day mailing". It is always particularly gratifying to receive the public's prize, but the campaign not only won the exhibition visito

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

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

The Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed Fan Pier in Boston as the sole North American stopover when the race visits the US East Coast port city in April-May 2009. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, stopping in 11 ports around the world and taking nine months to complete, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier global race for professional racing crews. Agreement between race organisers to bring the race to Fan Pier has been backed by the ci

Volvo Cars of North America offers eight tips for keeping summer road trip passengers and drivers safe Tis the season for families to pack up their cars and hit the road on trips both short and long. Volvo Cars of North America, a leader in safety innovation, is offering parents tips to pass along to their most precious cargo: their kids. While often overlooked in the safe driving world, kids can present parents with dangerous distractions while driving. Simple, preventative measures can keep both young pass

The Volvo Group has signed a final agreement with the Indian vehicle manufacturer Eicher Motors covering establishment of a new Indian joint-venture company. As announced previously, the joint venture - with the proposed name VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. -comprises Eicher Motors’ entire truck and bus operations and the Volvo Group’s Indian truck sales operations and service network for trucks and buses. In accordance with the agreement, Eic

AB Volvo has today published its Sustainability Report for 2007, which is available on Volvo Group’s website. Volvo Group has published environmental reports since 1990 and up until today the Sustainability Report has been a part of the Annual Report. For 2007, however, the sustainability performance is presented in a separate report, and the composition of the report has been inspired by GRI (Global Report Initiatives). The report focuses around four main areas: • Creating value • The climate issue

Volvo Cars' French sales company came out on top for customer satisfaction with the car purchasing process earlier this month. The French motoring magazine L'Auto Journal presented its Grand Prix des Marques Automobiles (car brand awards) in association with TNS-Sofres. The judges were 4,000 private motorists who have bought a new car some time in the last five years. "This award represents both recognition and encouragement for our dealership network and for the Volvo Automobiles France teams. Over many years w

47 Volvo P1800 cars from German and Swiss Volvo Owner clubs visit Sweden and Volvo Car Corporation in connection with the clubs' 30 year anniversary. An impressive sight. The German Volvo P1800 IG and the Swiss Volvo-Sport Club P1800 are both celebrating their anniversary with a week's visit to Sweden. The group consists of 38 cars from Germany and 9 from Switzerland. The different Volvos are; 35 ES, 11 P/S/E and an Amazon GT, altogether 95 club members. The troop arrived with the ferry to G

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

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

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.