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Volvo Cars retail sales up 9.6 per cent in first nine months of 2016

Volvo Cars continued its global sales momentum in September and reported its 16th consecutive month of global growth on the back of increases in all main regions. Sales for the first nine months are up 9.6 per cent year-on-year to 379,329 cars, while September sales rose by 6 per cent to 48,259 cars.

• Monthly and year-to-date sales growth in all main regions, total global sales of 379,329 cars
• September represents 16th consecutive month of growth
• September sales up 6 per cent to 48,259 cars, driven by strong 27.8 per cent growth in China
• Strong demand for new XC90 main growth driver
• UK sales of 34,861 so far this year, up 7.6 per cent on 2015's figures

Human Made Stories

Volvo Car UK has today announced Human Made Stories, a series of short films in partnership with Sky Atlantic, to mark its new 90 series range of cars.
In parallel with Volvo's values of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and design, Human Made Stories conveys the Volvo philosophy to always put people first by telling the stories of three defiant pioneers: people who inherently do things differently, challenge conventions and create their own path.

4 New World Records

A British kitesurfing family is celebrating after successfully taking on the Round the Isle of Wight World Sailing Speed Challenge and setting four new World Records.
Professional kitesurfers – Steph Bridge and sons Olly (18) and Guy (16) – took to the waters around the Isle of Wight on 30 June 2016 on their foiling kitesurf boards. Travelling the 50 nautical miles around the coastline of the Island on the south coast of the UK, they averaged speeds between 16 and 20 knots.
Guy was first around the island in a time of 2 hours 32 minutes and 25 seconds, averaging speeds of 19.68 knots, with the World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council confirming that Guy is now officially the Fastest Kitesurfer around the Isle of Wight. He also set the record for the Fastest Singlehanded Sailor around this island at the same time
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How to prepare your car for winter

Make sure your car is ready to survive the winter. With snow, ice and other hazardous driving conditions on the way, it's important to carry out these simple checks so you can stay safe on the road.

In winter, driving conditions can be significantly worse than at any other time of the year due to the unpredictable weather. Rain, snow, ice and cold wind all contribute to tough driving conditions. On top of that, the days are much shorter, which means more driving in the dark.

But fear not! We have compiled a driving checklist for the winter months, with some of the most important things you need to consider before winter arrives.

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Britain’s best driving habits revealed

Following Road Safety Week 2016, we take a look at the UK’s problem driving habits.

Figures from Brake show that five people are killed on UK roads everyday, with 22,855 seriously injured in 2015 alone. As drivers, there are several steps that you can take in order to improve safety when driving and eliminate any of those bad habits.

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