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  • VOLVO FASHION FINALE SETTING THE TREND WITH BLEND OF MOTORING AND FASHION

    On 18 August Volvo Car South Africa hosted the much-anticipated Volvo Fashion Finale, where three of South Africa’s most successful and prominent fashion designers revealed their innovative and stylish efforts at bringing Volvo and fashion together in an inspiring and fresh way. The big reveal was met with awe and appreciation by a star-studded crowd of over 270 people at Urban Tree, one of Sandton’s premier event venues.
    2011/08/23
    • VOLVO CAR SA FASHION CAMPAIGN COMBINES SLEEK SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN WITH AFRICAN STYLE.

      The Volvo Cars campaign around fashion and design, nicknamed Volvo Possible, which kicked off on 1 June and runs until mid-October, has succeeded in capturing the imagination of South Africa’s public with its appealing combination of fashion, style, design and motoring functionality.
      2011/07/27
      • One Tonne Life

        Sweden's Environmental Affairs Minister Andreas Carlgren will today officially close the "One Tonne Life" project in Hässelby just outside Stockholm. 

         Over a period of six months, the Lindell family have lived climate-smart with their sights firmly set on reducing their emissions from the normal 7.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year to the minimal figure of just one tonne. 

        Following an impressive final sprint, the Lindells finished at 1.5 tonnes. This means the family has succeeded in cutting their emissions by almost 80 percent compared with their start back in January. 

        2011/06/13
        • Volvo Car Corporation develops technology to avoid collisions with wild animals

          Volvo Car Corporation is taking the next step in active safety by developing a system that alerts and automatically brakes for animals on the road. The new system will be launched on the market in a few years' time.
           
          The project to develop a safety system that reduces the risk of collisions with wild animals is part of Volvo Car Corporation's vision for 2020 - that nobody should suffer serious injury in a new Volvo. The new system is based on technologies from the Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, introduced in 2010.
          2011/06/13
          • Volvo Car Corporation employees receive awards from the US traffic safety administration NHTSA

            Thomas Broberg and Erik Coelingh from Volvo Car Corporation have received an award from the NHTSA, the American traffic safety administration, for significant contributions to automotive safety.
            "It shows that the safety work we do at Volvo Car Corporation is appreciated. We're really proud of that," say Thomas Broberg and Erik Coelingh.
            2011/06/09
            • Volvo with four world-firsts turns 20

              The groundbreaking and much-loved Volvo 850 GLT celebrates it's 20th birthday this month.

              After presenting its first front-wheel drive Volvo model - the 480 - in 1985, Volvo Car Corporation continued its comprehensive product and production-technology transition with its next project, launched on June 11, 1991: the Volvo 850 GLT. The car with four world-firsts - one at the front, one at the rear and two in the middle.

              2011/06/09
              • P1800

                Volvo P1800 - A true cosmopolitan turns 50

                Planned in Sweden, designed in Italy, unveiled in Brussels, built in Britain and a huge success in the USA - the Volvo P1800 is perhaps Volvo’s most internationally renowned model ever.

                2011/05/26
                • Congratulations - Survivor South Africa Maldives

                  Mother of five and one of Survivor South Africa's favourite contestants, Alison de Chazal, won a brand-new Volvo V60 last week. Even her competitors were pleased that she was the winner.
                  2011/05/10
                  • Another Volvo S80 up for grabs at the 2010 Nedbank Golf Challenge

                    Volvo Car South Africa has put another S80 up for grabs at the 2010 Nedbank Golf Challenge after the first was won yesterday by Retief Goosen when he became the first player to eagle on the 17th.
                    2009/12/04
                    • The new XC60 – charged with emotive form and energy, and safest ever from Volvo

                       Volvo Cars regards it as the safest Volvo yet, with the unique City Safety system as a standard feature and a tribute to Volvo’s firm commitment to its core value of safety.
                      2009/12/03
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