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  •   Sixes from Volvo – A smooth 80 year affair

    Sixes from Volvo – A smooth 80 year affair

    The four-cylinder 2 litre engine of the first Volvo series of cars had just about started to rev up when it was replaced with a bigger, smoother and more powerful six-cylinder engine, just like those that many of Volvo's American competitors were beginning to introduce. 2009 marks the 80th  anniversary of the DB engine and since 1929, apart from a ten year gap in 1958-1968, Volvo cars have been offered with six-cylinder engines. This is the story behind these cylinders in brief.

    2009-03-06
    • Concepts
    • Heritage
  •   Volvo Cars upgraded state-of-the-art emissions laboratory - for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

    Volvo Cars upgraded state-of-the-art emissions laboratory - for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

    One of the world's most advanced emission laboratories is Volvo Cars' important tool in the quest for lower fuel consumption and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
    The upgraded emissions laboratory was used when developing all DRIVe models - updated engine mapping and rolling resistance were tested and confirmed.

    2009-03-06
    • Environment
  •   Try out City Safety at Geneva Motor Show

    Try out City Safety at Geneva Motor Show

    The world-first safety system City Safety is a standard feature in the all-new Volvo XC60 - and during the 79th Geneva Motor Show media and visitors will be able to test how City Safety works on a special outdoor test track.

    2009-02-25
    • Safety
  •   Volvo presents seven new cars with the green DRIVe badge - all with best-in-class CO2 levels

    Volvo presents seven new cars with the green DRIVe badge - all with best-in-class CO2 levels

    At the Geneva motor show, Volvo Cars is presenting no less than seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models. All with best-in-class CO2 emission levels. The extremely low figures for the C30, S40 and V50 have been achieved thanks to an advanced Start/Stop system.
    • Volvo C30, 3.9 l/100km, 104g CO2/km
    • Volvo S40, 3.9 l/100km, 104g, CO2/km
    • Volvo V50, 3.9 l/100km, 104g, CO2/km
    • Volvo V70, 4.9 l/100km, 129g, CO2/km
    • Volvo S80, 4.9 l/100km, 129g CO2/km
    • Volvo XC60, 6.0 l/100km, 159g CO2/km
    • Volvo XC70, 6.0 l/100km, 159g CO2/km

    2009-02-24
    • Fleet News
    • Environment
  •   Two new five-cylinder diesels from Volvo: More power and less fuel consumption

    Two new five-cylinder diesels from Volvo: More power and less fuel consumption

    Volvo Cars sharpens the company's diesel offer. Two entirely new five-cylinder, 2.4-litre turbo diesels give the customers the attractive possibility to combine more power with class-leading fuel consumption and CO2-emissions:
    • The high-performance, twin-turbo D5 with 205 hp and 420 Nm of torque.
    • The medium-performance, single-turbo 2.4D with 175 hp and 420 Nm of torque.

    2009-02-17
    • Environment
  •   Volvo Cars and the Environment 2008

    Volvo Cars and the Environment 2008

    Dating from the early 1970s, Volvo Cars' commitment to the environment covers the entire lifecycle of the car, from design, engineering and production to useful life, service and recycling. Efficient energy and resource utilisation and reduced emissions is in focus, as is an allergy-friendly in-car environment. During 2008, DRIVe subbrand was launched as a symbol for Volvo Cars' environmental commitment.

    2009-02-02
    • Environment
  •   Volvo Cars receives Paul Pietsch Award 2009 for City Safety

    Volvo Cars receives Paul Pietsch Award 2009 for City Safety

    Volvo Cars has been honoured with the prestigious Paul Pietsch Award 2009, given by the reputed German automobile journal "auto motor and sport", for its innovative safety system, City Safety. Volvo City Safety is a new driver assistant system which can prevent rear-end collisions typical of low speeds or at least reduce significantly the damage caused by the accident. City Safety is standard in Volvo XC60.

    2009-01-29
    • Safety
  • Volvo Cars presented S60 Concept Car at Detroit Auto Show - a taste of the spectacular all-new Volvo S60

    Volvo Cars presented S60 Concept Car at Detroit Auto Show - a taste of the spectacular all-new Volvo S60

    The Volvo S60 Concept gives the car world a glimpse of what the all-new Volvo S60 is going to look like when it arrives in 2010.
    2009-01-29
    • Fleet News
  •   Volvo Cars uses sun simulation to ensure low interior emissions in cars

    Volvo Cars uses sun simulation to ensure low interior emissions in cars

    All new models are verified as if they were parked in Mediterranean sun, to measure the interior emissions in 65º Centigrade. In this temperature, normally, interior materials would release harmful emissions. But Volvo has minimised harmful emissions in the car interior, by using allergy-friendly textiles and carefully chosen materials.

    2009-01-28
    • Environment
  •   All leather in all Volvo car interiors chrome-free for allergy-sufferers

    All leather in all Volvo car interiors chrome-free for allergy-sufferers

    To alleviate for those who have chrome allergy, all leather used in Volvo car interiors has been treated in a chromium-free tanning process, using either natural or synthetic tanning materials. This benefits both man and nature.

    2009-01-21
    • Environment
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