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RCM MALTON RECOGNISED FOR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING VPS

It is almost two years since we refurbished the Malton site and in order to continually improve the service we offer to our valued customers we now provide a simpler, more convenient and more enjoyable way to service your car – Volvo Personal Service.

Over the last 12 months our Service team has undergone significant change and training in order to become a Volvo Personal Service dealership and this has now been recognised with a presentation to Dan Watson, Service Manager and his team, by James Shires, Head of Aftersales, Volvo Car UK.

Andrew Frederick, Volvo, was instrumental in helping Dan and his team change to the new system.

The team enjoyed a lovely lunch, supplied by local independent YoBakehouse, to celebrate.

Volvo Personal Service is enabled by the groundbreaking Volvo Workshop System - the way of working in workshops worldwide - and plays an important role for increased customer satisfaction and long-term competitiveness for the Volvo brand.

With your own Personal Service Technician to look after you throughout, you can now book your exact check-in time with us and we’ll aim to complete your service within the hour. Our PST's will also guide you through the work that has been done to you vehicle.

We provide alternative transport if you need it, but there’s fresh coffee and free WiFi in our luxurious new Scandinavian-style lounge, so you might find you’d rather wait.

Contact us any time to arrange your next service and we’ll look forward to seeing you. Because for us, service is about more than keeping your Volvo in perfect shape; it’s about making your life easier.

I T ’ S N OT J U ST A B O U T YOUR CAR.

I T ’ S A B O U T YO U .

Double win for Volvo at Company Car Today CCT100 Awards

Volvo Car UK has scooped two awards at the inaugural Company Car Today CCT100 Awards.

 

The V40 has won Premium Lower Medium Car of the Year, while the XC90 picked up the accolade for Large SUV of the Year.

 

Company Car Today chose each winner based on them being the best all-round company cars in their sector based on running costs, efficiency, practicality and all-round appeal.

 

The V40 offers something for every company motorist, with a choice of six engines – three petrol and three diesel – CO2 emissions from just 94 g/km and class-leading safety credentials.

 

The XC90 has rewritten the large SUV rulebook, with its sumptuous seven-seat interior, and a blend of refinement, comfort and luxury that provides a first-class driving experience. The popular T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid model provides drivers with an exceptional combination of power and efficiency, as well as reducing company car tax liability.

 

"The double win for Volvo shows how appealing the brand now is as a company car," said Company Car Today editor Paul Barker.

 

"The V40 has long-standing appeal and continues to be one of the most stylish cars in its segment, inside and out. The XC90 has led Volvo's reinvention and successfully moved the large SUV segment forward, especially given the demand for the low-emission plug-in hybrid.  

 

"Volvo's success is being built on classy and appealing products, and these CCT100 successes show that the brand has considerable appeal in the company car marketplace," continued Paul Barker.  

 

The inaugural Company Car Today CCT100 Awards spotlight the top company car choices and give fleets the best options for their business car operations.  

 

For more information on the Volvo range, and to use the online configurator, please go to www.volvocars.com/uk

 

All-new Volvo XC60 wins prestigious 2018 North American Utility of the Year award

The all-new Volvo XC60 premium mid-size SUV is the 2018 North American Utility of the Year and Volvo Cars’ second recipient of the coveted award, following the XC90 win in 2016.

 

“The US market is vital to our ongoing growth,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “We are proud to receive this prestigious award and we are committed to building on the success of our XC60 and XC90 in the US, as demonstrated by the billion-dollar investments in our new manufacturing plant in South Carolina.”

 

Success at the 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards continues a winning run for the XC60, which was earlier this month crowned the 2017 Euro NCAP awards’ best overall safety performer of 2017, outscoring a comprehensive field of 70 cars representing 30 carmakers across all classes.

 

“We have a strong position in this important segment, with sales in excess of one million units of the XC60’s predecessor,” said Samuelsson. “This latest recognition for the new XC60 highlights our company’s determination to continue our success in premium SUVs.”

 

The new XC60 is attracting acclaim by sticking true to its Volvo heritage, boasting technology that makes it one of the safest cars on the market. Steer Assist has been added to the groundbreaking City Safety system. The new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation helps alleviate head-on collisions and the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) reduces the risk of lane-changing collisions.

 

XC60 drivers can also option Pilot Assist, Volvo Cars’ advanced driver assistance system, which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h.

 

“The Volvo XC60 raises the bar for safety and driver assistance systems in compact utility vehicles, and does it in a package that exudes Scandinavian design,” said Mark Phelan, president of the NACTOY organisation.

 

The new XC60 offers Volvo Cars’ award-winning T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid at the top of the powertrain range, delivering 407hp and acceleration from 0-100km in just 5.3 seconds.

 

Other powertrain options include the diesel D4 engine at 190hp and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 235hp. The petrol-powered T5 delivers 254hp and the T6 – which has both turbo and superchargers – delivers 320hp and 400Nm of torque. 

 

York Advanced Drivers

We are delighted to be hosting a social evening and talk by Volvo Car UK in conjunction with the Institute of Advanced Motorists, York, at our York dealership on Tuesday, 20th February 2018.

This will cover modern technology in cars and autonomous vehicles. There will be an opportunity to view the Volvo range and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to book please click on the link: https://www.iamroadsmart.com/groups/yorkam/contact-us

Swedish engine plant is Volvo Cars’ first climate-neutral manufacturing site

Volvo Cars’ engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, has become the company’s first climate-neutral manufacturing plant, having switched to renewable heating as of 1 January 2018.

 

Skövde is the first plant in Volvo Cars’ global manufacturing network to reach this status, which marks a significant step towards the company’s vision of having climate-neutral global manufacturing operations by 2025. Skövde also becomes one of only a few climate-neutral automotive plants in Europe. 

 

“Improving energy efficiency is our first priority and then, for the energy we need to use, we aim for supplies generated from renewable sources,” said Javier Varela, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics at Volvo Cars. “The Skövde plant achievement is an important addition to our broader efforts in minimising our environmental footprint. We are pleased to be a leader within the automotive industry in the move towards climate-neutral manufacturing.”

 

A new agreement between Volvo Cars and the local provider ensures that all heating supplied to the Skövde plant is generated from waste incineration, biomass and recycled bio-fuels. Since 2008, along with the company’s other European plants, its Skövde site’s electricity supply already comes from renewable sources.

 

“This is a proud moment both for the Skövde plant and for Volvo Cars,” said Stuart Templar, Director for Sustainability. “Environmental care is one of our core values. Along with our plan to electrify all new Volvo cars launched from 2019, climate-neutral manufacturing operations will significantly reduce our overall carbon footprint, supporting global efforts to tackle climate change.”

 

Volvo Cars is constantly looking at innovative ways to move towards its 2025 vision. For example, in 2016, the production plant in Ghent, Belgium, introduced a district heating system that reduced carbon emissions by 40 per cent, saving 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

 

“We will continue to work actively with our energy suppliers in all regions to secure further access to renewable energy for our manufacturing plants,” said Javier Varela.