The eco-conscious Volvo customer can now buy Volvo S60 or V60 in a particularly economical DRIVe version, with CO2 emissions of just 114 g/km and 119 g/km respectively - corresponding to fuel consumption of 4.3 and 4.5 l/100 km respectively.This means that Volvo buyers can now choose between a total of seven models with CO2 emissions below 120 g/km, three of them below the 100 g/km mark.
At the beginning of 2011, Volvo Cars unveiled the V60 Plug-in Hybrid - a virtually production-ready car with carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km. The Plug-in Hybrid, which will be launched on the market in 2012, is the result of close cooperation between Volvo Cars and Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall.
How about integrating the very best properties from three different car types into one, single attractive sports wagon? By simply pressing a button you can choose which car you want to drive: An electric car with a range of up to 50 kilometres. A high-efficiency hybrid with carbon dioxide emissions averaging just 49 g/km. A muscular fun-to-drive car with a combined output of 215 + 70 horsepower, 440 + 200 Nm of torque and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h of just 6.9 seconds. Allow us to present the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid. Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will reach the showrooms 2012.
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid includes a systematic approach to all safety aspects related to battery power. The basic perspective is that the battery-powered Volvo must be as safe as any other new Volvo car - when it comes to owning and driving and also in the event of an accident.
Volvo Cars is launching an app for the iPhone and iPad containing plenty of inspiration and information about the new Volvo S60. For instance, the user can style a Volvo S60, watch videos, read news, find a Volvo dealer and order a test drive.
In the end, the formbook predictions proved correct as Englishman Paul Casey won the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain, but he was pushed all the way down the stretch on the final day's play to win the first prize and a place in the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain in May.
Volvo Car Europe and Snowbombing have announced the 2011 pan-European event partnership: ‘Volvo Snowbombing 2011', a week-long international festival in April with music, snow sports, and unparalleled fun.Featuring: Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Pendulum (live), Magnetic Man, Professor Green a lot of bands, DJs, Plus Comedy and much more. There will also be a Volvo Ice Camp Party and a Volvo Road Trip.
The 17th staging of China's oldest professional golf event, the Volvo China Open moves to a new and iconic destination with an advantageous new date, and a 20% increase in the prize fund certain to attract many of the leading players from Europe, Asia and further afield. The 2011 Volvo China Open will take place between 21st - 24th April 2011.
Alicante, Spain - 19 January 2011 - The Volvo Ocean Race is proud to announce its new youth sailing initiative, the Volvo Ocean Race Academy. This Academy marks the continuation of the Volvo Ocean Race's commitment to youth sailing worldwide. The project contains three activities to involve the children of each of the host ports.
With the "One Tonne Life" project, A-hus, Vattenfall and Volvo Cars aim to demonstrate what it means in practice for a family to adopt a climate-smart lifestyle.The technology and the solutions that the Lindell family use to live the "One Tonne Life" are already available or will become available in the very near future.