14 October 2009
Volvo Cars will showcase a new exclusive safety technology together with the all-new Volvo S60 in 2010. Volvo’s experts have been developing the new groundbreaking safety technology - Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection - for over ten years.
The new safety technology will be able to detect a pedestrian in front of the car and brake automatically if the driver doesn't react in time, to avoid an accident.
In order to test the new technology in big city traffic, a disguised prototyp
05 October 2009
The new Volvo C30 and C70 were showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. Both models will be available at local dealers in January 2010. The prices start from £14,495 for Volvo C30 1.6S and £25,995 for C70 2.0D S.
There will be four available trim leves for Volvo C30 – S, SE, SE Lux and R-Design and a choice of six engines. The new 1.6D DRIVe with Start/Stop engine is included in the range.
The engine range for Volvo C30 starts with 1.6S petrol engine delivering 100ps. The second less powerful engi
11 September 2009
Pininfarina design comes into its own at the Frankfurt Motor Show, thanks to the novelties presented by two prestigious customers, Ferrari and Maserati. The Show hosts the world debut of the Ferrari 458 Italia, a new generation rear-engined berlinetta, and the Maserati GranCabrio, the first four-seater cabriolet in Maserati history.
The new Ferrari 458 Italia marks a generation leap for 8-cylinder mid-rear engined cars with a strong racing temperament from the Maranello Company. The new car is a synthesis of tec
08 September 2009
The first C30 is available since 2006 and it is about time for Volvo to make a facelift of this hot hatchback. The main changes can be noticed at the front of the car. New headlamps and new more aggressive front bumper underline the sporty look of the 3 door C30. The car received larger iron mark and air intake. The grille has a new pattern used only for the C30. The contours are wavier and more dynamic than before. The black plastic panels have been replaced with more body colour lower down, in
01 September 2009
The new Volvo C70 will be launched at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2009, which will start the 15th of September. This convertible will hit the market in early 2010.
The Volvo C70 from 2006 was the first four-seater convertible with a retractable hard top, so the designers and engineers have enough experience to make this new convertible better.
"We have carefully redesigned the front and rear of the car so they harmonise more with the larger Volvo models. We have also increased the exclusi
07 July 2009
The Volvo XC60 R-Design makes a clear statement about true driving pleasure, a young, energetic attitude and confident success. A sporty chassis and even more direct steering ensure the driving experience matches the sporty appearance.
The Volvo XC60 is a car that has already carved out a solid market share in the premium sport cross-over segment. With its muscular curves and sharply contoured tail lamps, it attracts attention wherever it goes. The new R-Design option pack that will be presen
09 June 2009
The Volvo S40 1.6D DRIVe featuring the new Start/Stop technology has scooped the top honour and been named Green Car of the Year at the prestigious 2009 What Car? Green Car Awards.
The Volvo S40 DRIVe beat the BMW 118d and the Renault Megane to the top spot in the Small Family category and then stormed ahead to achieve victory over all the other category winners, including the Audi A8 and MINI Cooper S, to be awarded the prestigious overall Wh
02 June 2009
The Volvo XC60 is one of the most appealing SUVs in its class and Cobra Technology & Lifestyle now offers new accessories for the five-door that are as exclusive and attractive as they are robust.
The front of the Swedish 4x4 can be upgraded with the Cobra Technology & Lifestyle front guard. The stainless-steel guard has a tube diameter of 60 millimeters. Thanks to its flexible mount it meets the strict EU requirements for pedestrian protection. The easy-to-install accessory comes wit
01 June 2009
A Volvo that can be fuelled with electricity from a standard wall socket will be a reality in 2012. Swedish energy company Vattenfall and the Volvo Car Corporation are launching an industrial joint venture partnership to introduce plug-in hybrids on the market. The ground-breaking technology will considerably lower the environmental impact from traffic. In addition, owning a plug-in hybrid vehicle will be convenient since you can fuel up at home and fuel costs are significantly lower.
In January 2007, the Volvo
28 May 2009
A new model, new engines and new engine technologies are the key additions to the Volvo range for the 2010 model year, all of which offer enhanced drivability, lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel consumption.
Volvo C30, S40 and V50
The Volvo C30 SportsCoupe, S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon DRIVe models now all feature the intelligent new Start/Stop function which brings CO2 emissions down to 104 g/km and improves fuel consumption up to 72.4
06 May 2009
Number 50,000 of the second generation of Volvo C70 has been handed over to its German owner, Harald Kirschey from Olpe. The Sapphire Black convertible is featuring a D5 turbocharged diesel engine with 180 hp (132 kW) and automatic transmission, including Geartronic function. It was handed over at the dealership Autohaus Mohag in Recklinghausen.
Harald Kirschey, 36, from the Sauerland region, works as a freelance programmer for CNC machinery a
23 April 2009
Having good environmental properties doesn't mean a car has to be boring. Quite the contrary: with R-Design, the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe can be styled just as expressively and exclusively as the other model variants.
Responding to the substantial demand for cars that combine good environmental properties with exciting design features, Volvo Cars is now offering the C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe models with optional R-Design features.