Volvo Car Group keeps on moving towards the vision that by 2020, nobody should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo. In 2013, top results from independent rating institutes all over the world emphasised that the company remains on top when it comes to automotive safety.
Volvo Cars rolled out another Volvo world first in automotive safety during a press conference at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.
Volvo Car Corporation reinforces its European leadership in fuel efficiency improvement by several new CO2 initiatives in the model year 2013 line-up.
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.
Volvo Car Corporation now makes it possible for customers to combine fuel-cutting start/stop technology with an automatic gearbox.The new start/stop technology, which initially is available together with the 2.0-litre D3 turbo diesel, cuts CO2 emission with 10 g/km - translated into 0.4 litres less fuel consumption per 100 km.
The quality demands of Volvo Car Corporation could not be confirmed more impressively: in the latest J.D. Power study for the German market, the Swedish manufacturer comes first in the brand ranking for 2011 - ahead of all the German premium brands and all the Japanese manufacturers, who dominated the competition for many years.
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.
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.
The new, ultra-thin Garmin navigation kit that was introduced together with the new Volvo S60 and V60 in 2010 is now available as an accessory throughout Volvo Cars' current model range.