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  •   "Don't mix" best contender in campaign to prevent younger people from drunk driving

    "Don't mix" best contender in campaign to prevent younger people from drunk driving

    It was the "Don't mix" campaign from the Beckman College of Design in Stockholm that won the Communication for Life competition. The jury felt that the campaign dealt in a playful way with a serious subject - how to prevent young people from driving under the influence of alcohol. The winning students received their 50,000 kronor award at the Volvo Showroom in Stockholm.  

    2009-04-17
    • Safety
  •   Volvo Cars launches three new child restraints for children of all ages

    Volvo Cars launches three new child restraints for children of all ages

    Volvo Car Corporation now launches three new child restraints, covering the range of newborn infants to children aged up to about ten. The child restraints have been thoroughly tested and meet Volvo Cars' exceedingly high demands on safety. The three child restraints are comfortable, easy to use and of a smart dark design with the Volvo iron mark on the headrest.
    "With our new rearward facing child restraints, children can travel rearward facing far longer than before, something that may save many lives," says Jessika Andréasson, Product Manager at Volvo Cars.

    2009-04-16
    • Safety
  •   Volvo's City Safety named "Genius" innovation of the year by Allianz

    Volvo's City Safety named "Genius" innovation of the year by Allianz

    Volvo Car Corporation has received the prestigous award "Genius 2009" by the insurance company Allianz. The Allianz Centre for Technology has been testing cars for traffic safety purposes since 1971. And the "Genius"award was given to Volvo Cars for the development and implementation of the Volvo City Safety system.

    2009-04-02
    • Safety
  •   Volvo City Safety named All-Wheel Drive Innovation of the Year

    Volvo City Safety named All-Wheel Drive Innovation of the Year

    Volvo cars' low speed collision prevention system, City Safety, has been awarded "innovation of the Year" by the German based magazine "Auto Bild Allrad" - Volvo is hereby the first car manufacturer to win the award twice.

    2009-03-27
    • Safety
  •   Volvo Cars wins two awards from Spanish safety institute

    Volvo Cars wins two awards from Spanish safety institute

    The Volvo XC60 and XC90 received Spanish safety institute Centro Zaragoza's "best safety choice" award in the categories for small and large four-wheel drive cars respectively. The decision took into consideration whether various safety systems were fitted as standard in the car models. In the XC60, Volvo's breakthrough City Safety system is fitted as standard.

    2009-03-19
    • Safety
  •   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
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