Omtanke isn’t just a word.
It’s a lens through which you can view the world, and see things differently.
It’s a new perspective.
A considerate, more caring one.
Omtanke shines a brighter light on the things that really matter, and that helps us focus on making those things better.
On making the world better.
We welcome you to try it.
Omtanke: The Volvo Philosophy in One Word.
We see an electrified world
Every Volvo model line will have an electric motor variant from 2019. And by 2025, 50 percent of our sales will be fully electric cars, making us the first major automotive manufacturer to make this progressive move.
But our commitment to sustainability goes beyond cars. In addition to committing to using repurposed materials in Volvo cars (at least 25 percent of plastics in our cars launched after 2025 will be recycled), we’re removing single-use plastics from our offices, canteens and events. We’re also working towards making our global operations carbon neutral by 2025; our Skövde engine plant in Sweden already has a zero CO2 emissions footprint.
Volvo Living Seawall
Our Living Seawall initiative is a testament to our divergent approach to sustainability. It’s an innovation that’s currently helping fight the effects of urbanisation and pollution by creating much needed homes for living organisms.
We see a safer world
As the inventors of the three-point safety belt, rearward-facing child safety seat and countless other innovations, it’s no secret that we’ve given safety a lot of thought. And now, through our IntelliSafe technologies, we’re rethinking how people experience driving altogether.
Our Pilot Assist feature gives you more control, with steering assistance to keep you on track, even on highways at up to 130km an hour. And with our intuitive Active Cruise Control, you can maintain a safe distance from the car in front, minimising the likelihood of an accident.
There’s no such thing as a difficult parking spot with Park Assist, and with City Safety Technology including Lane Keeping Aid, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and Cross Traffic Alert, your Volvo is now intelligent enough to look out for you.
We’re continuously looking to improve our safety features, and inspire change. Since the year 2000, the risk of being hurt in an accident when you're in a Volvo has been reduced by 50 percent. And, today, our IntelliSafe technologies form part of our commitment to making driving easier and safer – and contribute to our safety values, that have never changed since 1927.
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More than just a word
Our omtanke approach helps us think again about how a car is created for people’s lives. It informs how we craft our interiors, develop our technology and approach design more broadly, so that we can make life more effortless.
We see an effortless world
With every car we make, we make sure we adhere to the minimalist design aesthetic that Scandinavians are famous for. Sleek exteriors, pared back layouts and stylish cabins, combined with intuitive technologies like LED mood lighting and smart storage, create functional yet stunning cars like the XC40.
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Our commitment to making life more effortless extends into how we develop our technology. Intuitive features like wireless charging, the Sensus Display and hands-free tailgate make for a more connected and effortless drive. It’s the little things that make a big difference.
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Care by Volvo
Imagine a world where nobody needs to own a vehicle, or where cars drive themselves. Our first unsupervised autonomous vehicles will be in market by 2021, but we’ve already launched the world’s first car subscription service – Care by Volvo – and it won’t be long until it arrives in Australia.
Our SUV range
Compact size, crafted for you
The first ever XC40 is a luxury compact SUV full of smart design solutions and technologies, developed with your everyday needs in mind. With flexible interior storage, power-operated tailgate and intuitive technology, it’s clear that every feature is designed to simplify your life.
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Swedish heart, SUV soul
Our thoughtful balance of exceptional design, performance and efficiency has seen the XC60 evolve into one of Australia’s most awarded luxury SUVs. The XC60’s intelligent innovations, like Park Assist Pilot, Pilot Assist and power-operated tailgate, are products of its considered, contemporary design.
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Refined strength, elegantly crafted
This purpose-built SUV was designed with the modern family in mind, leading us to innovations like the XC90’s T8 Twin Engine and City Safety Features. We’ve even rethought the journey for your little loved ones, with an Integrated Booster Seat that folds up and down with very little fuss.
|Discover the XC90|
Our passion for human-centric design
A compassionate, considered approach does more than inspire us build better cars; it shapes how we see the world. Omtanke drives us to solve problems of all shapes and sizes by applying our knowledge and technology in thoughtful, innovative ways.
Seeing opportunity in an everyday problem