Stories & Inspiration
We've gathered together our favorite articles, interviews and films from the world of Volvo. Enjoy!
The estate car – eternal Volvo pedigree
If you ask car owners all over the world to choose a single word they associate most with an estate car, the answer is: Volvo. No other car manufacturer is as closely associated with this versatile car type.
The creativity within
The story of the creative process that led to the creation of the interior of the XC40
The secrets of Volvo Cars’ driving simulator
The virtual world meets the real world in Volvo Cars’ driving simulator, a machine that helps its engineers perfect the way every Volvo responds to your inputs.
The XC40 – the compact SUV by Volvo Cars
How the Volvo XC40 is the result of Volvo Cars’ unique approach to creativity and innovation
How good design creates the perfect environment for creative thinking
Space to create
A story about how good design makes the most of the available space in the city,highlighting the inventive storage solutions in the V316
Designer’s notebook: how I designed the XC40
The story behind the XC40’s bold, youthful exterior design, as told by its lead designer
Sweden – a creative force
Sweden’s new generation of entrepreneurs and creators discuss how the country’s society and environment make it a uniquely creative and innovative place
Working at Volvo
Driven to create
The creators of the Volvo XC40 discuss how innovation and creativity are central to Volvo Cars, and to its new compact SUV
A Volvo is for life
The environment is something all car manufacturers now think about. In 1983, however, it was a different story. So, when we released the LCP 2000, a concept car designed with the good of the planet in mind, it raised a few eyebrows. Now, more than thirty years later, our commitment to the environment is stronger than ever.