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  • Volvo's acoustic design develops in a new lab

    Acoustics plays a surprisingly intricate role in vehicle development - from boosting the engine note for a throatier roar, minimizing road noise or finding just the right 'click' for the indicator. And now, with electric vehicles on the horizon, vehicle sound engineering is about to enter a whole new era. With all this in mind, Volvo is increasing its focus on vehicle acoustics with a brand new acoustics laboratory in Torslanda, Sweden.
    2009/10/26
    • Famous blind artist is first to experience the new Volvo S60

      Turkish artist Esref Armagan is officially the very first non-employee to experience the new Volvo S60, which will be kept under wraps until its launch in 2010. Armagan, a blind artist, is renowned throughout the world for his unique feel for perspective and shape, which is why he was invited to paint his rendition of the stunning, but still-secret, Volvo S60.
      2009/10/26
      • Volvo Cars takes on safety challenges involving electric cars

        With so many electric cars in development (Volvo's BEV is due for it's international debut in 2012), electric vehicle safety has become one of the focal points at Volvo. Even with all our environmental achievements such as our factories running on clean energy and our range of DRIVe vehicles, Volvo still puts safety first. And with electric vehicles in development we are now faced with a whole new set of exciting challenges to ensure that, no matter what fuel our cars run on, they still live up to Volvo's impeccable standards of safety.
        2009/10/23
        • A Revolution in Pedestrian Safety - Volvo's automatic braking system now reacts to people as well as vehicles

          Hot on the heels of its award-winning City Safety system, Volvo Cars has already unveiled the next phase in it's commitment to building vehicles that don't crash – the innovative new system with Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Safety.
          2009/10/22
          • Volvo Cars on the move towards a future without traffic accidents

            In the quest for the ultimate vision of an accident free traffic environment, Volvo Car Corporation's bold short-term target is that no one will be killed or injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.
            2009/10/21
            • Volvo S80 – aggressive elegance

              The second generation S80, Volvo's exclusive executive sedan, brings a large dose of confidence, dynamic driving and pure luxury to the Volvo line-up.
              2009/10/06
              • New Volvo C30 R-Design with superb sport chassis

                The Volvo C30 R-Design, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is unarguably the sportiest and most dynamic model in the current Volvo line-up. The Volvo C30 R-Design's new chassis is considerably sharper and stiffer, resulting in excellent handling characteristics, while the exclusive extra equipment gives the C30 R-Design just the right attitude.
                2009/09/14
                • Volvo drives straight into mobile phones

                  Volvo Cars is now driving straight into mobile phones all over the world. Following the launch of the international mobile site in March, the Swedish car maker will soon be expanding it to 20 markets.
                  2009/09/11
                  • Two new five-cylinder diesels from Volvo: More power and less fuel consumption

                    Volvo Cars is introduced two entirely new five-cylinder, 2.4-litre turbodiesel engines at the Geneva Motor Show to give the customers the attractive possibility to combine more power with class-leading fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
                    2009/09/03
                    • Volvo presents seven new cars with the green DRIVe badge - all with best-in-class CO2 levels

                      At the Geneva motor show, Volvo Cars is presenting no less than seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models. All with best-in-class CO2 emission levels. The extremely low figures for the C30, S40 and V50 have been achieved thanks to an advanced Start/Stop system.

                      2009/09/03
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