Volvo Car Group’s new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family (formerly known as VEA) can truly be considered as offering customers a world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions.
Volvo Car Group’s position at the pinnacle of car safety is again highlighted with the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) introducing a new test programme that rates the performance of front crash prevention systems. Both the Volvo S60 and XC60 get the highest possible rating ‘Superior’ – and Volvo Cars’ City Safety is the only standard fitment low-speed crash prevention system in the test, which included 74 vehicles.
Volvo Cars' new Drive-E range of powertrains takes efficient driving pleasure to a new dimension in which the number of cylinders is no longer important to describe power and drivability. The first three engines from the two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family will be launched in autumn 2013. The diesel version features world-first i-Art technology, and the most powerful petrol version comes with a class-leading combination of a compressor and a turbocharger.
Sales of Volvo cars equipped with systems for automatic braking have passed the one million mark - confirmation of Volvo Cars' world-leading position within automotive safety.
Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside.
Volvo Car Group's pioneering work on pedestrian protection has been rewarded with the 2013 Global NCAP Innovation Award. The prize was received by Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference in Seoul, South Korea, today.
Volvo Car Group is now starting production of the first engine variants in the new, high-efficiency four-cylinder engine family VEA.
The first electric cars emerging from the strategic partnership of Volvo Cars and Siemens deliver on Volvo's commitment to electrification.
Every year is a safety year at Volvo Cars. The company is working towards the vision that by 2020, nobody should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo - and data from independent rating institutes all over the world emphasise and reinforce this life-saving philosophy. The most recent results are a Top Safety Pick+ for both the Volvo S60 and XC60 in the United States and an outstanding Best in Class ranking for the all-new Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP summary for 2012.
The interior environment in a Volvo should also be safe for hypersensitive people. Volvo Car Group's systematic work in this area has resulted in the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association now recommending seven Volvo models: the S80, V70, XC70, XC60, S60, V60 and V40.