An entirely new test facility for active car safety is all set to play an important role for Volvo Car Corporation's continued leadership in the field of safety. The facility will be built and operated by the company Active Safety Test Area AB - ASTA.
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 reinforces its European leadership in fuel efficiency improvement by several new CO2 initiatives in the model year 2013 line-up.
Volvo Car Corporation warns that EU targets for cutting carbon dioxide emissions are being jeopardized by the absence of harmonised incentives to consumers.Another key issue is the urge for continuous support to automotive research anddevelopment, including electromobility. Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation, will tell an industry seminar in Brussels today that jobs, investment and competitiveness in the European car industry could be threatened by the European Commission's approach towards vehicle electrification.
Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation, made a distinctive statement about the company's sharpened competitive edge when he revealed the all-new Volvo V40 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday."The all-new V40 will change the balance of power in the C-segment. Its class-leading driving dynamics, fuel efficiency and full deck of safety and support features make it outstanding in the class," Stefan Jacoby said.
Volvo Car Corporation's launch of the all-new Volvo V40 is perfectly in tune with this year's efficiency and downsizing trend at the Geneva Motor Show."The V40 proves that class-leading fuel efficiency in a compact package can be combined with exciting driving dynamics and the full deck of features consumers expect from a true luxury car," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.
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
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.