Volvo Ocean Race comes to Cardiff
This will be the first time the Volvo Ocean Race has visited the United Kingdom in more than a decade and, as Cardiff is only a 2 hour train ride from London and easily accessible by the M4, there’s no excuse not to visit.
Since 1973, the Volvo Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of a team and a human adventure like no other. Over four decades it has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest ever sailors.
The 2017-18 edition will take the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities. After 12 editions and half a million miles, racing resumes again on October 22 when the teams set sail from our home port of Alicante. Volvo Car Corporation, together with Volvo Group are the proud owners of the race since 1998.
So while Cardiff will be making its debut as host of the Volvo Ocean Race, it also represents a return to the roots of a race that began life as the Whitbread Round the World Race, and had its home on the south coast of England for over 35 years before the move to Alicante.
Race Village opening: 27 May 2018
Average ETA: 28 May 2018
Sky Ocean Rescue In-Port Race: 8 June 2018, 13:00 UTC (14:00 Cardiff)
Leg Start: 10 June 2018, 15:00 UTC (16:00 Cardiff)
More information can be found on the Cardiff host city website: www.volvooceanracecardiff.com
Volvo launches new V60 versatile family estate
Reflecting Volvo Cars' industry-first announcement to electrify all new cars from 2019, the V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340 hp, or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390 hp. The regular petrol choice includes T5 or T6 powertrains. Drivers who prefer diesel can select D3 or D4 engines.
The new V60 reinforces Volvo Cars' standing as the industry leader in safety, with a comprehensive list of safety features that come as standard, including advanced driver-support systems known from the 90 series and XC60, making the new V60 one of the safest cars on the road.
Repairs That Are More Than Just Skin Deep
Accident and Repair
It is your legal right to have your car repaired, where you choose. Naturally, we would recommend that all Volvo's are repaired using a Volvo Approved Bodyshop where Volvo repair methods are followed and only 100% genuine Volvo parts are guaranteed to be fitted during the repair process.
Volvo's Approved Bodyshop network are trained and equipped to be able to repair your car to Volvo's high safety and quality standards. When turning to an approved Volvo Bodyshop, you can be certain that your car will be repaired by a trained technician at a Bodyshop that complies too Volvo's high body repair competence standards, ensuring that the highest safety, quality and environmental demands are met.
To help support our customers Volvo Cars UK are also pleased to provide Volvo Car Accident Assistance. This is a unique product designed to support customers in the event of an accident whoever you may be insured with.
Our free of charge Volvo Accident Assistance service, that is available to all Volvo owners ensures that your Volvo is repaired back to factory standards giving you the peace of mind that it’s as safe as the day you bought it
UK confirmed as launch market for Polestar 1
The Polestar 1 is an Electric Performance Hybrid 2+2 GT coupé, which produces 600 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, as well as 150 km of pure electric driving range – the longest of any hybrid car in the world.
The Electric Performance Hybrid powertrain features an internal combustion engine powering the front wheels, while a double electric rear axle drive system powers the rear wheels from a total of 34 kWh of battery power. In combination, the Polestar 1 is an electric vehicle with the benefits of an internal combustion engine to supplement the electric drive over long distances when required.
Polestar will open pre-orders for the Polestar 1 at 08:00 CET on 13 March 2018
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