Stories & Inspiration
Lobster fishing in Sweden
Nowadays, it seems a growing number of people are taking the time to learn to do things the traditional way. It may take a little longer but the reward can be well worth the wait. It was in this frame of mind that we set out to sea to try out a spot of traditional lobster fishing, and discover if there really is pleasure to be found in patience.
Crystal clear thinking
"Acclaimed Swedish designer Lena Bergström has collaborated with Volvo Cars’ design team to create the first bespoke range of glassware for the Volvo Car Lifestyle Collection. She tells us about the inspiration behind the designs."
Beauty and utility
Naimakka's bracelets - made from functional parachute cord - are fast becoming must-have accessories. Now, they've blended their own unique style with Volvo Cars' safety vision.
The quietest place
Here at Volvo Cars, we're continually inspired by the Swedish landscape. Like Muttos - a national park in the far north of the country where the vast, sublime prehistoric forest becomes open to everybody.
For the last hundred years, we’ve had a simple view of cars – we drive them, they don’t drive us. But with autonomous drive technology, this is about to change.
A unique way of connecting people
In the past, keeping people connected was a lot more difficult than it is today. It took ingenuity, risk and a whole lot of manpower. We explore Sweden’s oldest and most ambitious way of keeping people connected – the Göta Canal.
More than a feeling
When buying a car, you can never be 100% certain of how it'll feel once you’re out on the road. Or can you? Thanks to Volvo Cars Validation engineers like Peter Hellgren, you can be sure that your experience is just like it was intended to be.
Alchemy of leather
For more than thirty years, the interiors of Volvo cars have been graced with the finest leather from Bridge of Weir Leather Company in Scotland. Because behind every luxurious piece of Bridge of Weir leather, you’ll find over a century’s worth of craftsmanship, knowledge and expertise. In fact, many consider it to be the finest automotive leather in the world. Well, why else would it be in your Volvo?
Bound by sound
1966 was quite a year for music. The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan all released groundbreaking albums that completely transformed the cultural landscape. But while Lennon and McCartney and their contemporaries were busy reinventing the way music was made, a classical music enthusiast called John Bowers was focusing his attention and expertise on reinventing the way we listened to it.
At home anywhere
When we began making cars in 1927, it was because we believed no other car manufacturer was making them strong enough or safe enough to cope with the harsh Swedish landscape and climate. Over the years, our climate and landscape haven’t changed that much, but our cars certainly have.