The first official road test drive with the unique Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will take place at the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin (18-22 May 2011). All in all, Volvo Car Corporation enters the sustainability rally with three cars that emphasise the company’s leadership in combining environmental technology with a full luxury car experience.
Volvo Polestar Racing driver Tommy Rustad advanced to third in the championship after a strong STCC weekend at Ring Knutstorp in Sweden. "I am pleased with the weekend overall, we have strengthened our position in the championship and the car is better than ever," said Rustad.
Just over three months into their "One Tonne Life" the Lindell family members from Hässelby have made considerable progress on their journey towards a climate-smart lifestyle. The family members have reduced their emissions by 64 percent to 2.6 tonnes per person per year, compared with the 7.3 tonnes with which they started when the project got under way in January.
The Volvo S80 and V70 also come in refined special versions that are tailor made for buyers who want a car with that extra exclusive look and individual touch:Volvo S80 Executive features unique details and a very rich content that reinforce its position as Volvo Car Corporation's top-of-the-line sedan.
At the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2011, Volvo Car Corporation visualises a masterpiece of Scandinavian Design for car buyers with exquisite tastes. The Concept Universe is a large, luxurious sedan with a new human-centric design language that honours the beautiful lines of classic Volvo models.
The upgraded versions of the Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 are the first in the model range to feature sharpened versions of the five-cylinder D5 and D3 turbodiesels. In the D5 engine Volvo Cars’ engine experts have boosting performance and torque from 205 hp/420 Nm to 215 hp and 440 Nm while at the same time reducing fuel consumption by eight percent. This means that the fuel consumption of the Volvo S80 D5 with manual gearbox and start/stop is now just 4.9 l/100 km (EU Combined), corresponding to 129 g of CO2 per kilometre.
The Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 are now being upgraded with a number of features that further emphasise the company’s focus on cars designed around the needs and wishes of people in modern society. The new features include the latest user-friendly Volvo Sensus infotainment system, enhanced technology that makes driving even safer and more comfortable, and refined drivelines that offer higher performance and lower fuel consumption.
This year's STCC, now fully transformed to Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, will premiere on Jyllandsringen in Denmark on Saturday April 23. At Volvo Polestar Racing, preparations are running high.
The 23rd TechnoClassica in Essen turned out to be a bigger success than ever, not least for Volvo Cars Heritage.
The Volvo C30 Electric is part of Volvo Cars’ ambitious electrification strategy. It is as well-equipped, comfortable, sporty and safe as the standard car – while at the same time offering the driver a range of up to 150 kilometres per charge with almost zero carbon dioxide emissions. Deliveries of the initial batch of 250 cars to selected customers in Europe will begin during the second half of 2011.