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  • New design direction injects even more emotion into Volvo's journey of transformation

    The Volvo Concept Coupé is the first expressive interpretation of a new brand direction where design plays an increasingly important part in Volvo Cars exciting future.
    • The design direction of Thomas Ingenlath: Releasing the full potential of the Volvo brand

        The work of Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group, has been one of the best-kept secrets in the automotive industry for over a year. Until now.
      • The Volvo Concept Coupé - the next-generation P1800: Elegant confidence enabled by the new scalable architecture

         Inspired by contemporary, progressive Scandinavian lifestyle and design as well as iconic elements from the past, the elegant new Volvo Concept Coupé is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by the company's new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).
        • The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 – dynamic new design and enhanced technology

          The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 – dynamic new design and enhanced technology

          · Sporty new exterior design focused on quality and attention to detail

          · Paddle shifters available with certain engine derivatives

          · Permanent high beam with groundbreaking technology

          · New Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology

          “We have focused on quality and attention to detail in order to give these dynamic models a major boost and sharpen their competitiveness," says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Group. He continues: "The new Volvo S60 and XC60 are our best-selling models in several important markets, and the innovative Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has got off to a flying start. We have been listening very carefully to our customers in order to make improvements that ensure we make these successful cars even more attractive."

          • Volvo Car Group reaches landmark safety milestone: one million cars sold with pioneering auto brake technology

            The number of Volvos equipped with automatic braking systems has passed the one million mark - another milestone that confirms Volvo Car Group's world-leading position within automotive technology.

            Volvo Cars' technology for automatic braking includes several world firsts: City Safety, which is standard and works at speeds up to 50 km/h; Collision Warning with full auto brake; and Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.

            "Several recent reports state that our ground-breaking auto braking technologies help reduce the risk of being involved in a rear-end accident by more than 20 per cent. One million Volvos with auto brake on the roads take us towards our aim that nobody should be killed or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by the year 2020," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Group.
            • Volvo Car Group demonstrates the ingenious self-parking car

              Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.
              • International artists turn Volvo XC60 into a work of art at Volvo Art Session

                For the third consecutive year, Volvo Car Switzerland organised the Volvo Art Session at the central train station in Zurich, Switzerland. Over the weekend of June 7-9, both emerging and established artists took part by getting creative with a Volvo XC60.
                • Volvo Car Group boosts development of electrified cars

                  From 0-70 km/h in 5.9 seconds and a full recharge in only 1.5 hours - the first electric cars emerging from the strategic partnership between Volvo Cars and Siemens most certainly live up to Volvo's commitment to electrification by enhancing acceleration and customer flexibility.
                  • Volvo Cars' pioneering work on pedestrian protection wins Global NCAP Innovation Award

                    Volvo Car Group's pioneering work on pedestrian protection has been rewarded with the 2013 Global NCAP Innovation Award. The prize was received by Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference in Seoul, South Korea.
                    At the ESV Conference, Prof. Lotta Jakobsson held a presentation about Volvo Cars' outstanding achievements within pedestrian protection. She presented a paper on the Pedestrian Airbag Technology in the new Volvo V40.
                    "The purpose of the world's first airbag for pedestrians is to help protect these vulnerable road users in certain situations when they impact the bonnet and the area around the windscreen, where there may be a risk of serious head injuries," says Lotta Jakobsson.

                    • Volvo Car Group launches world-first injection technology in the new VEA engine family

                      Volvo Car Group's new engine family VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) will be launched later this year with world-first i-ART technology that helps to cut fuel consumption in these new diesel engines.

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