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Volvo Innovations

Volvo Innovations

Introducing the All-new Drive-E Powertrains

A little something
worth bragging about

It’s not very Swedish to brag but we’re so proud, we just have to. Our new four-cylinder Drive-E engine is small but powerful. So powerful that we believe it will change the way people think about engines, ending the decades-old assumption that more cylinders equals more power.

In fact, our four-cylinder engines offer performance equivalent to six and even eight-cylinder powerplants. And the bit we’re particularly proud of is the lower fuel consumption and emissions output that comes standard with our new engine range. Actually, we think that’s quite a big deal.

Introducing the new Drive-E powertrains

The All-new Drive-E Powertrains

Powerful, Compact, Efficient Engines

Get the power you need with a four-cylinder engine that generates the equivalent output of a six or even eight-cylinder engine, but uses less fuel. So your running costs will be lower and your engine will emit fewer harmful exhaust emissions. And best of all, you needn’t sacrifice a great driving experience.

• Lower fuel costs with up to 37 mpg highway Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified rating
• Up to 300 horsepower
• Up to 30% fewer harmful exhaust emissions
• Reduced weight of up to 100 pounds for better
efficiency and driving dynamics








Supercharged and Turbocharged

Our top-of-the-range engines feature supercharging and turbocharging, so you get more torque at low revs for great throttle response with the turbo boost coming in at higher revs. The result is potent performance with power up to 302hp, and terrific fuel efficiency.

Eight-speed Geartronic Transmission

Our new eight-speed geartronic automatic transmission is an important part of the Drive-E powertrain story – you’ll always be in the right gear for the very best engine response and drivability, which in turn means a smooth driving experience, higher efficiency and lower running costs.

Powertrains with ECO+ Mode

ECO+ mode improves fuel economy via a range of measures, including optimizing the transmission's shift points as well as engine control and throttle response. There is also a coast function, which disengages engine braking and drops the engine revs to idle, allowing the car to coast when conditions permit.

Efficient Power

Drive-E Powertrains

Our new range of Drive-E powertrains offer sparkling performance and unparalleled fuel efficiency. In addition, our new eight-speed automatic transmission ensures that a great driving experience isn’t compromised.

Electrification

Plugging in to the Future

We’re committed to developing fun-to-drive electrified cars, such as the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, which gives you the choice of running on pure electricity, a powerful, but efficient, diesel engine – or both! (Electrification and diesel are not available in the US market).

Breathe Easier

Breathe Easier

Everything about driving a Volvo should contribute to a safe and luxurious experience, even the air you breathe. Thanks to our available Interior Air Quality System (IAQS), the air you breathe inside your Volvo is even cleaner than the air outside.

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Kinder to You and the Environment

We truly believe in sustainability. At Volvo, we don't do anything without considering our long-term responbility to the environment - and you. Drive-E sums up our approach to this: from cleaner factories to a cleaner environment inside our cars and energy-efficient engines.And to minimize our environmental impact, our European factories use electricity from renewable sources, our water-soluble paints are kinder to the environment and all new Volvos are 85% recyclable.

Breathe Easier

Breathe Easier

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You and your Volvo, Connected

Sensus is our philosophy behind all our technologies that connect your car to you and the world around you. Elegant, luxurious solutions are designed to give you information, entertainment and support just when you need them, allowing you to effortlessly and instinctively control and personalize every aspect of your drive.

Volvo Connected Touch display with Spotify

You and your Volvo, connected

Sensus Connected Touch

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Sensus Connected Touch

Sensus Connected Touch

Music for the long haul

Long trips have their dull moments. But with Volvo's newly available Sensus Connected Touch system, those moments are few and far between. Connect to global radio with TuneIn, or stream music with the voice-controlled Spotify function. Simply say the name of a song, and within seconds it will be playing. Now the only thing you’ll have to worry about is what song to play next.

Music for the long haul

Music for the long haul

Sensus Connected Touch turns your Volvo into a smart phone on wheels

At Volvo, we think that connected cars are the way of the future, so why can’t the future be now? That’s why our available Sensus Connected Touch system enables you to browse the web on your car’s hi-res screen – when stationary, of course. Access apps right from your car and use built-in Bluetooth® to connect your cell phone to your car’s speakers. You can even make your Volvo a Wi-Fi hotspot so you can use Sensus to connect other devices to the web.

Sensus Connected Touch - like a smart phone on wheels

Sensus Connected Touch - like a smart phone on wheels

Find a location

So, where to next?

Now it’s easier than ever to get where you’re going. Volvo Sensus’ navigation technology means that you can search for places using Google, then get turn-by-turn directions to your route using iGO, Volvo’s connected navigation system.

Plan your trip

Stress-free from point A to B

Heading into unfamiliar territory is a little more familiar with Volvo 3D maps from Sensus Connected Touch. See in advance what your route and destination look like, so you can enjoy the drive and arrive on time.

Find Your Way

Local Information

Volvo Sensus

Sensus Connected Touch

A touch of genius

With the available Sensus Connected Touch system, your 7-inch display is turned into an intuitive, easy-to-use in-car touch screen. Even functional while you’re wearing gloves, it allows you to enjoy the luxury of a connected car with added convenience. And if you don’t want to use your hands, it responds to voice commands as well.

Adaptive Digital Display

Intuitive Display

If only everything in life was so simple

We believe you shouldn't need an instruction manual to operate a Volvo. Therefore, all our controls, such as the thumbwheel on the steering wheel, are as easy and intuitive to operate as your favorite smartphone.

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Volvo Cyclist Detection with auto-brake technology

Volvo Cyclist Detection with auto-brake technology

Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake

The groundbreaking Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake, detects and automatically brakes for cyclists swerving out in front of the car.

The new functionality is an enhancement of the present detection and auto brake technology. All cars equipped with pedestrian detection will also incorporate cyclist detection.

The advanced sensor system scans the area ahead. If a cyclist heading in the same direction as the car suddenly swerves out in front of the car, as it approaches from behind, it will prompt you to act with a flashing warning light on the windshield, along with an audible alarm. If you don’t react to the warning and a collision is imminent, the car immediately brakes with full braking force.

bicycle wheel

bicycle wheel

City Safety

Preventing accidents automatically

No matter how fast a driver reacts, the time it takes to switch from the accelerator to the brake can be the difference between a close call and a collision. Which is why Volvo introduced City Safety, a smart automatic braking system. City Safety is the world’s first braking system of its kind to come standard in a car, helping you avoid low-speed collisions.

Blind Spot Information

Giving you an extra set of eyes

If you’re changing lanes on the highway, it’s hard to see if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot. Our warning system alerts you if there’s something there, letting you keep your eyes on the road ahead and move out safely.

Lane Keeping Aid

Safety features to keep you on the right track

With Lane Keeping Aid, your Volvo senses if you are straying a little too close to the white line at speeds over 40 mph. When activated, it will apply a gentle touch to your steering to help you keep on track.

Testing beyond the limit

If your Volvo happens to be in an accident, chances are it has been tested in a nearly identical scenario. We perform a rigorous series of crash tests to ensure our cars give you and those around you maximum protection. Among other structural reinforcements, Volvos feature safety cages made with ultra high-strength steel to keep you safe. As a result, you can drive with confidence, knowing your Volvo is prepared for any situation.

Testing beyond the limit

Testing beyond the limit

Knee Airbags

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Knee Airbags

Knee Airbags

State-of-the-art safety

IntelliSafe incorporates a wide range of innovative technologies to protect you and those around you. Some of our latest advances include Knee Airbags, Rear Alert and Pedestrian Airbags. While not all IntelliSafe features are available in the U.S., innovations like these are bringing us ever closer to achieving Vision 2020 worldwide. Watch our videos to find out more about our many safety features.

Rear Alert

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Rear Alert

Rear Alert

Pedestrian Airbags

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Pedestrian Airbags

Pedestrian Airbags

You love your kids…

And so do we. Which is why we’re always working hard to keep them safe. Several of our models have two-stage integrated booster cushions for older children, so you know they’re always positioned for their seatbelts to work effectively.

You love your kids

You love your kids

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