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Groundbreaking plug-in hybrid - the Volvo ReCharge concept

The Volvo ReCharge Concept on display at the Paris Motor Show is a groundbreaking plug-in hybrid. The specially designed Volvo C30 features individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be charged via a regular electrical outlet. When fully charged the Volvo ReCharge Concept can be driven approximately 62 mil

Prices revealed for the new Volvo DRIVe SUB-120 g/km Range

Volvo Car UK announces preliminary prices for the new economical sub-120g/km diesel variants of the C30 SportsCoupe, S40 Saloon and V50 Sportswagon. The new DRIVe range, which will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in early October, will start at £15,410 OTR for the Volvo C30 and £17,260 and £18,660 for the S40 an

Volvo's pedal power at the 2008 Cycle Show

There are plenty of reasons to visit the Volvo stand at the 2008 Cycle Show which takes place at Earls Court between 10-12 October. Volvo will once again co-sponsor the very popular Mountain Bike Test Track and alongside displaying a selection of new Volvo models, there will also be a guest appearance from an Olympic Gold medallist sailor and the chance to win a weekend in the new Volvo XC60.Volvo has a long commitment to designing cars suitable for outdoor hobbies, such as cycling and while the Volvo range has bec

Success for Volvo at the caravan club towcar of the year awards 2009

Volvo’s extensive experience of designing and developing cars suitable for drivers that tow has again been acknowledged in this year’s Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Competition results, announced yesterday. The Volvo V70 D5 AWD secured victory in the ‘Over 1800kg All-Wheel Drive’ category, beating rivals from Land Rover, Jeep, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Kia. Judges praised the V70’s six speed automatic transmission, which made it a

New state-of-the-art wind tunnel helps shape efficient Volvo cars

One of the world's most advanced wind tunnels is Volvo's new tool in the quest to lower fuel consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Volvo Car Corporation is the first car manufacturer to own a wind tunnel that fully simulates the airflow around and underneath the car's body, combined with wheel rotation on a flat road surface. Volvo’s 27 square metre, wind-generating chamber is an in-house facility designed with a moving road simul

Volvo Cars promotes passion and performance at 2008 Classic Motor Show

Red classic Volvos will grace the stand at the NEC during the UK's biggest classic motoring extravaganza. Some hot classic Volvos, all of them painted in the colour of love and energy will be under the spotlight at this year's Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham's NEC from 14th to 16th November. An interesting array of sporty red Volvo saloon and coupes spanning five decades will be displayed on the 400 square metre stand situated in Hall

The new Volvo C30, S40 and V50 1.6D DRIVe - with CO2 emissions of 115 and 118 g/km

At Paris Motor Show in early October, Volvo Cars is presenting economical new diesel variants of the C30, S40 and V50 models with fuel consumption of just 4.4 litres/100 km (C30) or 4.5 litres/100 km (S40 and V50). The corresponding CO2 figures of 115 and 118 g/km mean that the C30 and V50 have best-in-class CO2 emissions in their segments. All three models - the C30, S40 and V50 - are equipped with a special set of efficiency-enhancing features

Safe Volvo cabin environment for allergy sufferers

The interior environment in a Volvo should also be safe for hypersensitive people; an ambition whose result means that three Volvo models, the S80, V70 and XC70, are now recommended by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. An increasing number of customers are also beginning to make demands on the quality of the

Volvo announces full technical specification for the new XC60

Volvo Car UK can now announce full technical and specification details for the new XC60 crossover which arrives in dealer showrooms this autumn. The XC60 is available to order now with prices starting at £24,750 OTR for the 2.4D S model and offers innovative standard features such as a low speed autobrake City Safety and versatile 40/20/40 split folding rear seats as well as sub 200g/km CO2 engine options. Performance and technical specifica

Volvo Cars aims for zero accidents

At the Volvo Car Corporation, the vision is to design cars that should not crash. In the shorter perspective the aim is that by 2020 no-one should be killed or injured in a Volvo. "We don't accept that people lose their lives in airplane accidents, so why should we regard car accidents as inevitable?" says Jan Ivarsson, head of Safety Strategy at the Volvo Car Corporation. The World Health Organisation estimates that some 1.2 million people are killed and more than 50 million are wounded i

Volvo celebrates eighty years in Finland

Volvo Cars' Finnish subsidiary is celebrating its eightieth birthday. The company named OY Volvo Auto AB was first registered on 10 July 1928. And now, in this anniversary year, the Volvo brand has moved up into third place in the new-car registration rankings with a market share of seven per cent in Finland. OY Volvo Auto AB was Volvo's first foreign subsidiary, established only a little over a year after the first production Volvos were built in April 1927. Sales of Volvo buses and trucks were strong from the

Marie Karlsson won a Volvo C30 of her own design

Volvo Cars Swedish sales company, Volvo Personbilar Sverige, contest "Design your own Volvo C30" attracted a record number of contestants. Nearly 6,000 people submitted entries. The winner was 23-year-old Marie Karlsson, engineer from Vetlanda, Sweden. She will receive a Volvo C30 1.8F in the "dream pattern" Weeds. This spring’s Volvo C30 campaign, featuring patterned cars, has also given sales of this model a boost. "We have achieved absolutely fantastic results. For one thing, we have had 112,000 visitors to