The Swedish way to a better life.
When less is more
Care for the world we live in is at the core of Volvo Cars. Our Drive-E powertrains are small and lightweight, so they offer as much power as significantly larger powertrains but with far better fuel consumption. That means our cars produce fewer harmful emissions and make better use of natural resources.
In good health
Our attention to detail in the interior of our cars goes beyond surface quality and aesthetics – we want our cars to be an environment that is healthy, soothing and luxurious in every sense. That’s why we even have a ‘smell team’ to make sure the experience inside a Volvo is like a fresh Swedish breeze.
Putting you in control
What do you want to see in the next generation of the Volvo On Call mobile app? That’s the question we asked when we invited thousands of people to give us their feedback. Most said they wanted more intuitive features to simplify their lives and put them in control. So we took on board a great suggestion to let you find and pay for a parking space from your car.
Our three-year focus group
At Volvo, we’ve been busy revolutionising the idea of the focus group. When creating our all-new Volvo XC90, for instance, we didn’t spend just a week or a month talking to the public. In fact, we shared a full three years with five ‘LA Influentials’ from California so we could gain a truly in-depth understanding of what they really wanted from a luxury SUV.
Three new concept cars
Three highly significant new concept cars made their debuts in 2013/14. Each one helped redefine Volvo’s future design direction. Inspired by simplicity, functionality and beauty, they embody the very essence of Scandinavian design.
All three concepts also perfectly demonstrate Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which allows many different designs to be built on the same platform.
And each one has its own emphasis: Concept Coupé showcased our new design freedom, Concept XC Coupé highlighted fresh safety ideas and Concept Estate explored the possibilities of a single touch screen control panel to organise controls and information in an intuitive, user-friendly way.
Recognition for our concept cars
It’s good to know that our new design direction is appreciated – our concept cars have all been recognised with significant international design awards.
Detroit, January 2014
Concept XC Coupé
‘Best Concept Car’ and ‘Best use of Color, Graphics and Materials’ by 2014 EyesON Design Awards.
Geneva, March 2014
'Car of the Show'-award by Autoblog.com. 'Best Design-award' by Auto Express (UK).
Frankfurt, September 2013
'Car of the Show'-award by Auto Bild (Germany).