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  • Volvo Car Corporation appoints Thomas Ingenlath as new head of Design

    Thomas Ingenlath, 48, has been appointed Vice President Design at Volvo Car Corporation, arriving from a position as head of the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, Germany.
     
    Thomas Ingenlath will assume the position as Vice President Design, Volvo Car Corporation, on July 1, 2012, succeeding Peter Horbury, who is now Senior Vice President Design, Geely Group.
    2012/03/07
    • Volvo Car SA announces top Dealers for 2011

      Volvo Car South Africa announced the winners of the various categories in its 2011 Dealer of the Year (DOTY) at a gala dinner this week. The margins determining the overall result were narrow - illustrating the level of commitment to excellent service throughout Volvo Car SA's dealer network.
      2012/03/06
      • Volvo Car Corporation presents the all-new Volvo V40 - Scandinavian luxury with class-leading safety and driving dynamics

        Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6.

        The all-new V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package.

        2012/02/28
        • The work horse becomes lounge lion - The Volvo Amazon estate turns 50

          A new Volvo Estate car. An exclusive estate car, designed for European conditions enters the Swedish market. It will be shown for the first time at the Stockholm Motor Show. It is Volvo's much longed for Amazon estate."
          2012/02/16
          • Volvo S60 and V60 get five star safety ratings in Europe and the United States

            Volvo Car Corporation's safety leadership is once again confirmed by full star results on both sides of the Atlantic.

            The Volvo V60 received five stars and has been named best car in the Large Family category in the 2011 Euro-NCAP rating.

            2012/02/03
            • Volvo 760 GLE turns 30 - The car that saved Volvo Car Corporation

               In February 1982 - 30 years ago - the new Volvo 760 GLE was launched. No typical Volvo, yet unmistakably a Volvo. Seen as elegant and exciting with its characteristic design it was well received. The 760 became the car that actually saved Volvo Car Corporation back then and paved the way to the modern company of today.
              2012/02/02
              • Volvo Car Corporation part of successful road train test - SARTRE project enters final phase

                  The SARTRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) - with Volvo Car Corporation as the only participating car manufacturer - has successfully completed the first test demonstrations of a multiple vehicle platoon.

                The test fleet included a lead truck followed by three cars driven entirely autonomously at speeds of up to 90 km/h - with no more than a 6 metre gap between the vehicles.

                "The aim is for the entire road train to be completed toward the end of 2012. By then we will have four vehicles following one lead vehicle driving at 90 km/h," says Erik Coelingh, technical project manager at the Volvo Car Corporation.

                The SARTRE project is being driven by seven European partners and is the only one of its kind to focus on the development of technology that can be implemented on conventional highways in which platooned traffic operates in a mixed environment with other road users.

                2012/01/24
                • Grace crowned Volvo Champion of Champions

                  A week after capturing his first European Tour title, 23-year-old Branden Grace beat two of his boyhood heroes in a play-off for the Volvo Golf Champions title at The Links at Fancourt.

                  2012/01/24
                  • Retief Goosen adds to his Volvo collection during Volvo Golf Champions

                    England’s Lee Slattery and Retief Goosen of South Africa had reason to celebrate on day two of the Volvo Golf Champions, taking place at the Links at Fancourt, George, after they partnered Volvo World Golf Challenge finalist Mark Vandenberghe from the United Kingdom to victory in “Playing with the Pros”.

                    2012/01/23
                    • Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept - a unique blend of gasoline and electric power

                      On January 9, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil an innovative gasoline plug-in hybrid. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. At the touch of a button, the driver decides how the available power from the combination of the high-performance gasoline engine and the electric motor is to be utilized.

                      2012/01/10
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