For the first time ever a road train comprising a Volvo XC60, a Volvo V60 and a Volvo S60 plus one truck automatically driving in convoy behind a lead vehicle has operated on a public motorway among other road users. The historic test in Spain was highly successful.
Seven sensors, advanced technology and an airbag that deploys at lightning speed in the windscreen area. These are some of the main elements of Pedestrian Airbag Technology - the system that makes Volvo Car Corporation with its all-new V40 the first manufacturer with a pedestrian airbag.
Volvo Car Corporation has chosen electronic equipment supplier Mitsubishi Electric Corporation as partner for the next-generation infotainment system for future Volvo cars.
The very influential US magazine Consumer Reports Reliability Study results were released recently. Volvo is ranked #1 among European car brands and finished 10th overall in this year's survey. This is much thanks to the positive results of the all-new Volvo S60, that get a recommendation to buy.
We did it again!Volvo swept three awards at the recent Shell V-Power Autoworld Car of the Year Award 2011 for the Volvo S80 T5 and the Naughty Volvo S60 T5.The Volvo S80 T5 was awarded the Best Premium Mid-Sized Passenger Car Award and Autoworld Member’s Choice Award after garnering the highest number of votes from the public. The Naughty Volvo S60 T5 picked up the Best Premium Compact Passenger Car Award.
Concept You - a luxury sedan concept designed around modern people - continues to pave the way for the Volvo Car Corporation's global growth. "Concept You gives a good indication of what you can expect from our next large sedan. The blend of contemporary Scandinavian design, exquisite craftsmanship and intuitive technology will appeal to luxury car buyers all over the world," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation.
The "One Tonne Life" project in Hässelby near Stockholm shows that living a climate-optimised lifestyle is also good for one's private economy. During the six months that the Lindell family lived their climate-smart lifestyle, they not only succeeded in reducing their carbon dioxide emissions by almost 80 percent - they also cut their monthly costs by almost 2,900 kronor compared with their "old" lifestyle.
Sweden's Environmental Affairs Minister Andreas Carlgren will today officially close the "One Tonne Life" project in Hässelby just outside Stockholm. Over a period of six months, the Lindell family have lived climate-smart with their sights firmly set on reducing their emissions from the normal 7.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year to the minimal figure of just one tonne. Following an impressive final sprint, the Lindells finished at 1.5 tonnes. This means the family have succeeded in cutting their emissions by almost 80 percent compared with their start back in January.
For the tenth year, environmentally aware teenagers from different parts of the world gathered together in Göteborg for the final round of the Volvo Adventure competition. This year's winners come from Shanghai in China with a project that demonstrates the environmental effects of replacing disposable chopsticks with recyclable ones.
After presenting its first front-wheel drive Volvo model - the 480 - in 1985, Volvo Car Corporation continued its comprehensive product and production-technology transition with its next project, launched on June 11, 1991: the Volvo 850 GLT. The car with four world-firsts - one at the front, one at the rear and two in the middle.