For the first time a road train comprising Volvo vehicles plus one truck operated on a public motorway.
Seven sensors, advanced technology and an airbag that deploys at lightning speed in the windscreen area.
Volvo Car Corporation has chosen electronic equipment supplier Mitsubishi Electric Corporation as partner for the next-generation infotainment system for future Volvo cars.
The all-new Volvo V40 and Swedish golf Star Peter Hansson are two of the debutants at the 47th Volvo World Match Play Championship. The prestigious tournament will be staged at Finca Cortesín, Andalucia, Spain, from 17th-20th May, 2012.
About 500 guests have been invited to attend Princess Estelle's christening in Stockholm's Royal Chapel on 22 May. They will be transported there in 50 cars supplied by Volvo Car Corporation.
Volvo Car Corporation recorded an EBIT of 1 636 MSEK in 2011. Sales improved by 20.3 %, to 449 255 units.
Volvo Car Corporation and China Development Bank Corporation today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership.
Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of the People's Republic of China visited the Volvo Car Corporation facilities in Gothenburg, Sweden today. Attending the Prime Minister's visit were, among others, Volvo Car Corporation CEO & President Stefan Jacoby and Volvo Car Corporation Chairman of the Board Li Shufu. The visit was also attended by several representatives of the Swedish and Chinese governments, among which Swedish Enterprise Minister Annie Lööf.
At the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, Volvo Car Corporation will display its innovative gasoline plug-in hybrid. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. At the touch of a button, the driver decides how the available power from the combination of the high-performance gasoline engine and the electric motor is to be utilized.
Volvo Car Corporation President and CEO Stefan Jacoby has been named "Influencer of the Year" by StrategiTorget Verkstadsindustrin - a forum for selected decision-makers in the Swedish engineering industry. "This is a prestigious title that I am very proud to receive," says Stefan Jacoby.