In February 1982 - 30 years ago - the new Volvo 760 GLE was launched. No typical Volvo, yet unmistakably a Volvo. Seen as elegant and exciting with its characteristic design it was well received. The 760 became the car that actually saved Volvo Car Corporation back then and paved the way to the modern company of today.
It would be difficult to imagine an event that encompasses a wider spectrum of golf - professional and amateur, individual and team, formal and informal, players from all over the world - than the week of the Volvo Golf Champions and the Volvo World Golf Challenge which has just finished at the fabulous Fancourt Estate in Western Cape, South Africa.
Total sales reached 449,255 cars, an increase of 20.3 per cent over 2010 SPA - Scalable Product Architecture announced as new technology baseDesigned Around You - a new human centric corporate and brand strategyElectrification strategy taken one step further with Siemens partnershipNew organisation and Executive Management TeamChina growth plan in progress
At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil an 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's leadership in car safety is confirmed in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) 2012 Top Safety Pick award. The U.S. award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes - and no less than five Volvo models - the C30, S60, S80, XC60 and XC90 - earned a Top Safety Pick. Volvo is the only European luxury brand with five awarded models in the new IIHS report.
Volvo Car Corporation is already in the lead among European carmakers when it comes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions - and the journey continues with two new CO2 cutting initiatives:- The 1.6-litre diesel combined with automatic Powershift gearbox now comes with the same low fuel consumption and CO2 levels as the manual DRIVe versions. - At the same time, CO2 emissions from the turbocharged, 1.6-litre T3 petrol engine with manual gearbox are down to 135 g/km.
Colin Montgomerie, Louis Oosthuizen, Matteo Manassero and Tom Lewis are the latest stars to confirm their entry into the European Tour's first-ever true ‘tournament of champions' event, the Volvo Golf Champions, at The Links at Fancourt, from 19th - 22nd January.
The WTCC season ended abruptly for Volvo Polestar Racing as Robert Dahlgren crashed out of qualifying as fastest driver after hitting debris from a previous crash at legendary street track Macau.
The Twilight Saga is back! - And once again there are vampires, werewolves and - a Volvo.Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1", the fourth movie in The Twilight Saga, is currently in theatres and with a third different Volvo. Following in the tire prints of the Volvo C30 and Volvo XC60 comes Edward Cullen's new Volvo of choice - a Saville Grey metallic Volvo S60 T6 R-design - an inspired choice, as this is the latest production version of the car that he drives in the books.
In early November, the Volvo S60 was crowned Car of the Year in the Middle East at MEMA 2011, the Middle East Motor Awards. The jury praised the Volvo S60 as a well-balanced and stylish luxury sedan featuring a powerful turbocharged six-cylinder engine and leading-edge safety technology.