Visually different from most of its contemporaries, and totally different from every other Volvo car. The Volvo PV36, perhaps better known as the Carioca, is an exciting chapter in the Volvo history.
The environmentally conscious Volvo customer can now buy a diesel-powered Volvo V70 or S80 with CO2 emissions as low as 119 g/km - corresponding to fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km.This means that over the past year or so, Volvo Cars has succeeded in delivering five models with emissions below 120 g/km.
Volvo Car Corporation is introducing an all-new four-cylinder 2-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine in the Volvo S80, V70 and XC60, offering great performance and efficiency all in one.New Volvo-developed turbocharging technology, direct injection and twin variable camshafts give a unique combination of low fuel consumption, low emissions and high performance across a wide rev range - all in a particularly compact format.
Inger Elise Mey from Norway is a real expert on Volvo cars and has also proven this on television. The other day, she won the sum of NOK 96,000 on Norwegian quiz show "Double or Nothing" on the subject of "Volvo and Volvo cars 1927-1997".
Lotta Jakobsson, technical specialist at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, has been installed as adjunct professor in automotive safety at the Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg."This position gives Volvo Cars and me access to important academic networks," she says.
The new Volvo C30 boosts its personality with a more confident front, a bold styling kit for those who want even more attitude - and a new razor-sharp sports chassis.
The Volvo C30 R-Design is the nearest thing to a dedicated sports car in the present Volvo model range. The stiffer, more distinct properties of the new chassis add sharpness to the sporty drive - and the exclusive extra equipment gives the C30 R-Design just the right attitude.
The new Volvo C70 has the same smart three-piece retractable hardtop, comfortable seating for four adults and world-leading convertible safety as before. But the updated design and elevated premium feel bring the sleek convertible up to a completely new level of relaxed, refined elegance.
The bold attitude of the Volvo XC60 R-Design radiates true driving pleasure - and the sporty chassis and direct steering ensure that the drive matches the sporty appearance.
Volvo Cars' work on electrification technology includes a systematic approach to safety issues related to battery power. The basic perspective is that a 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.