Volvo Cars continued its global sales momentum in September and reported its 16th consecutive month of global growth on the back of increases in all main regions. Sales for the first nine months are up 9.6 per cent year-on-year to 379,329 cars, while September sales rose by 6 per cent to 48,259 cars.
• Monthly and year-to-date sales growth in all main regions, total global sales of 379,329 cars
• September represents 16th consecutive month of growth
• September sales up 6 per cent to 48,259 cars, driven by strong 27.8 per cent growth in China
• Strong demand for new XC90 main growth driver
• UK sales of 34,861 so far this year, up 7.6 per cent on 2015's figures
Volvo cars cardiff are offering a range of acessories to make new and used Volvo's compatible with the DAB Radio switch over.
Volvo Car UK have partnered with Pure to bring you an in car, fully integrated version of DAB. Pure are the world's leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems and the creator of the Evoke-1S, the world's most popular and iconic digital radio. The product we have chosen won Auto Express product of the year 2012.
If you would like any more information on the DAB switch over or would like to know how it would effect your Volvo please contact Volvo Cars Cardiff on 02920 644300.
Q: What stations can I listen to with a digital radio?
A: On average, digital radio doubles the number of stations you can receive (compared with licensed AM/FM UK stations).
Q: Why are we switching to digital radio?
A: FM is full and has reached the limit of its capabilities and like other media, radio needs to have a digital future to meet listeners’ expectations. Digital broadcasting is more efficient and we need to invest now in infrastructure for
Q: What is DAB+?
A: DAB+ is not currently used in the UK but is an upgraded version of the technology used to bring you DAB digital radio. DAB+ uses exactly the same transmitters and broadcast technology as DAB, it simply converts sound to
digital in a different way and therefore requires sets capable of receiving DAB+.
Q: Can I get local stations from other parts of the country?
A: No. Because it’s a terrestrial transmission system, you can only receive local stations within their transmitter range. So, for example, you can’t get BBC Radio Wales on DAB digital radio if you live in Scotland. However, you
can access local radio from around the country via the internet or digital TV.
Q: Can I receive stations from America or other countries on my DAB receiver?
A: No. Unlike satellite radio or Internet radio, DAB radio is land-based and operates only within its transmission range.
Q: Can I take my DAB digital radio abroad and still listen to the same stations?
A: No. DAB digital radio is a terrestrial technology using land-based transmitters. You can only listen to stations when you are within their transmission range.
Q: If I take my DAB digital radio abroad, will I be able to pick up foreign DAB services?
A: Yes. In the UK, DAB services are broadcast on a band of spectrum called Band III. Many European countries also use Band III, although some use a different band of spectrum called L Band. And, just to be awkward, some
countries, such as Germany, use Band III in one part of the country and L Band in another.
Roger Pugsley, Dealer Principal, Volvo Cars Cardiff comments, "We remain extremely excited following the news that our wonderful Welsh capital will host a stopover of the world-renowned Volvo Ocean Race. The world's premier round-the-world sailing race visits Wales for the first time ever for the 13th edition, which takes place in 2017-18. It also marks the return of the race to the United Kingdom for the first time in over a decade".
The 12th edition takes place from 2014-15 but the Race's Chief Operating Officer Tom Touber announced the good news for Cardiff at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay on 6th March. As the local Volvo dealership, we were invited along to hear it and enjoy the celebrations. Whilst we have a few years to plan, you can be sure we will be marking the event in style and, as part of the Volvo brand, promoting our connection with one of the most exciting races in the sailing calendar. The Volvo Ocean Race, which began life in Portsmouth as the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973, moved its headquarters from England to its new home in Alicante, Spain in 2010. The last time the UK had a stopover was in 2005-06 in Portsmouth. We were in very good company when the announcement was made - Edwina Hart, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science in the Welsh government, Cardiff Council Leader Cllr Heather Joyce and Cardiff Council Cabinet Member for Sports, Leisure and Culture Cllr Huw Thomas. We’re absolutely delighted that Cardiff has been selected to host this event, which will bring thousands of visitors to our city and allow us to showcase what Wales can offer to the world. It’s a great opportunity and one we hope you’ll share with us in the years ahead.