Volvo Car Corporation reinforces its European leadership in fuel efficiency improvement by several new CO2 initiatives in the model year 2013 line-up.
In April, Volvo Car Corporation opens the order books for the most technically advanced Volvo ever: the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid car. This innovative vehicle represents the next bold step in the evolution of electrification, where Volvo Car Corporation is almost a year ahead of competition. The launch of the first 1,000 units is supported by a series of witty "unboxing webisodes", released online on March 30th.
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.
At the world's largest indoor show for classic vehicles - TechnoClassica - Volvo Cars Heritage will focus on the fact that the Amazon Estate celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The show is held March 21 to 25 in the German city of Essen.
Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6. The all-new V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package.
"A new Volvo Estate car. An exclusive estate car, designed for European conditions enters the Swedish market. It will be shown for the first time at the Stockholm Motor Show. It is Volvo's much longed for Amazon estate."
Last year, more than 67,000 visitors found their way to the Volvo Museum in Arendal, just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. That is a 22 percent increase compared to 2010. "One reason behind the new record is that we are drawing a large number of cruise ship passengers. We have also created more attractions", says Head of the museum Sten-Åke Lyngstam.
In February 1982 - 30 years ago - the new Volvo 760 GLE was launched. No typical Volvo, yet unmistakably a Volvo. Seen as elegant and exciting with its characteristic design it was well received. The 760 became the car that actually saved Volvo Car Corporation back then and paved the way to the modern company of today.