During 2012 - a year of economic recession in global markets and great challenges for the car industry - Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) took several strategic steps which will be of high significance to ensure the future success of the company.
The Volvo S60 sport sedan can add another award to its list of accolades after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the winners of their new Top Safety Pick+ awards. The new S60 has been a Top Safety Pick since its re-introduction into the Canadian market for the 2011 model year.
After 40 years at 175 Gordon Baker Road, Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. headquarters have moved to a new office in Richmond Hill. Mayor David Barrow was on hand to officially welcome Volvo Canada president & CEO Marc Engelen to the central York Region, along with a number of prominent local business people and councilors who were in attendance.
The first annual Vincentric Best Value in CanadaTM awards were recently announced and the Volvo S60 received a nod in the mid-size, premium category. This adds to a long list of accolades for the sport sedan, including Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as well as a perfect score of five stars in the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) crash testing.
Williams received the award for his feature "Hybrids at the crossroads: new fuel efficient options for car buyer," published on Autos.ca.
The Board of Directors of Volvo Car Group has appointed Håkan Samuelsson, currently Board member, as new President & CEO effective immediately.
The first Volvo car equipped with an airbag left the assembly line in 1987. The company has extended the technology with several world-firsts since that time. Volvo was first with both the seat-mounted side airbag and the Inflatable Curtain (IC) - and in 2012 the technology's 25th anniversary was celebrated with the introduction of the groundbreaking pedestrian airbag in the all-new Volvo V40.
The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. The overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.
Volvo Car Corporation's determination to build the safest cars in the world has been acknowledged by several independent crash tests during the past year.
The 2012 Volvo S60 is one of only three mid-size luxury and near-luxury cars out of the 11 evaluated to earn good or acceptable ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new small overlap frontal crash test.