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Volvo Cars retail sales up 9.6 per cent in first nine months of 2016

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

Human Made Stories

Volvo Car UK has today announced Human Made Stories, a series of short films in partnership with Sky Atlantic, to mark its new 90 series range of cars.
 
In parallel with Volvo's values of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and design, Human Made Stories conveys the Volvo philosophy to always put people first by telling the stories of three defiant pioneers: people who inherently do things differently, challenge conventions and create their own path.
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4 New World Records

A British kitesurfing family is celebrating after successfully taking on the Round the Isle of Wight World Sailing Speed Challenge and setting four new World Records.
 
Professional kitesurfers – Steph Bridge and sons Olly (18) and Guy (16) – took to the waters around the Isle of Wight on 30 June 2016 on their foiling kitesurf boards. Travelling the 50 nautical miles around the coastline of the Island on the south coast of the UK, they averaged speeds between 16 and 20 knots.
 
Guy was first around the island in a time of 2 hours 32 minutes and 25 seconds, averaging speeds of 19.68 knots, with the World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council confirming that Guy is now officially the Fastest Kitesurfer around the Isle of Wight. He also set the record for the Fastest Singlehanded Sailor around this island at the same time
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VOLVO V90 & S90 REVIEWS

So far, around 12 UK journalists have attended the international media launch in Estepona, Spain including Auto Express, Autocar, The Telegraph, Top Gear, Evening Standard and the Daily Express. The response has been overwhelmingly positive with many making favourable comparisons to our key competitors and the Telegraph already placing the V90 at the top of their 10 best estates list. 

If you haven’t already had the chance to see some of the coverage, please take a look at the selection below:

V90

Auto Trader: “It’s a spacious, comfortable and refined way to cart around an awful lot of stuff and, as you would only expect of a Volvo, comes with some truly impressive safety features. Throw in competitive prices, plenty of standard equipment and good running costs on top of that, and the result is a very attractive package.”Read More

Auto Express: 4/5* Review: “The V90 feels everything a premium estate should be - a refined cruiser, with a comfortable, plush cabin and a hefty load space.”Read More

What Car?: 4/5* Review: “The new V90 is a very strong contender in its estate class. Its D5 engine packs plenty of punch, it's a quiet cruiser and it comes very well equipped.”Read More

S90

What Car?: “Think Volvo S90, and up until now images of 1990s boxiness springs to mind. But not any longer, because the sleek car you see in these images is Volvo's brand new S90.” Read More

Auto Express: “Volvo has finally discovered how to build a quality large executive car, with the S90 transpiring as a tremendously competent offering. It’s well made, stylish and comfortable in a class that favours German conformity.”Read More

VOLVO NAMED TECH BRAND OF THE YEAR!

Volvo has been voted 'Tech Brand of the Year' at the inaugural Car Tech Awards.

The Car Tech Awards recognise the best in automotive technology, as voted for by Carbuyer, the car review and advice service, alongside technology website Alphr.com.

Volvo was honoured throughout the awards for its innovative in-car technology and pioneering tech partnerships.

The pioneering Sensus touchscreen control system in Volvo's latest premium models, the S90, V90 and XC90 was highly praised as part of Volvo's ground-breaking technology recognition.

The all-new Drive-E powertrains further impressed the judges, with its offering of efficient power using a mixture of advanced injection technology and electrification.


The company was also praised for its forward-thinking approach to technology partnerships, such as the collaboration with Uber, which will result in Volvo's sophisticated SPA platform underpinning Uber's next generation of autonomous-drive vehicles.

 
What’s more, theVolvo XC90 stole the show and won two further Car Tech Awards. It was awarded 'Most user-friendly tech', while its phenomenal Bowers & Wilkins sound system was voted 'Best audio system'.

Jon Bray, Reviews Editor at Alphr.com, said: "We were hugely impressed by the XC90's Bowers & Wilkins audio system that, while a significant investment for the buyer, betters systems costing far more. We also found Sensus to be a very effective tool to operate the car's many and varied functions."

 
Commenting on the awards, Jon Wakefield, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: "These award wins recognise the fact that Volvo is a technological leader – not just in the field of safety, but in terms of connectivity and in-car entertainment, autonomous drive and efficient powertrains. They also show that no matter how sophisticated Volvos get, the way in which we interact with the technology needn't be complex."