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Volvo Leading The Industry With Car Connectivity And Telematics As Standard On Every Model: Introducing Sensus Connect, Volvo On Call, And The Volvo On Call Smartphone App

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Volvo News

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Comprehensive connected car and infotainment platform is offered across the entire 2015.5 Volvo lineup Access to the Internet and a range of entertainment/navigation apps, including Pandora, Yelp, and Glympse 3G connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot and tethering capabilities Volvo On Call smartphone app with vehicle status, remote lock, unlock, and start, car locator and more 24/7 […] More…

40 Years of the Volvo 240/260: A Swedish Icon

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Volvo News

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It is one of the cars with the world’s longest construction time. It is distinctive thanks to its massive safety bumpers and reached cult status even before the end of its production run. The Volvo 240 combined also with the luxurious six-cylinder version known as the 260, helped cement the image of Volvo as a leading manufacturer safer […] More…

Volvo Polestar Racing Returns to Sydney Motorsport Park

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Sydney Motorsport Park saw the first official appearance on track of the Volvo S60 V8 Supercar back in February, and this weekend marks the return of the team to the track for the Sydney 400. The Volvo Polestar Racing drivers head to the race strengthened after a successful test day at Winton. “The test day […] More…

Volvo Cars Approaches Crash-Free Future with Opening of AstaZero Proving Ground

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Volvo News

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AstaZero is the world’s first full-scale proving ground for future traffic safety solutions. Its opening has brought Volvo Car Group a step closer to realizing their vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. An important measure towards achieving this goal will be the development of […] More…

P2 Volvo V70 R AWD Named to Jalopnik ’10 Cars There Were Never Enough Of’

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Volvo News

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There’s no denying that Top 10 lists are taking over the blogosphere. In that vein, Jalopnik has run a list of the Top 10 Cars There Were Never Enough Of. It makes for interesting reading, especially since the P2 V70 R AWD is on that list. Of course, we doubt we have to sing the […] More…

Volvo Car Reports First Half Operating Profit of SEK 1.2 bn

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Volvo News

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Volvo Car Group has reported an operating profit for the first six months of 2014 of 1,210 MSEK on the back of strong demand in key markets such as China, Sweden and Western Europe. Retail sales for the first six months of the year increased 9.5 per cent year on year to 229,013 compared to […] More…

Volvo Cars Forecasts Sales to Grow 10% in 2014: CEO

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Volvo News

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Volvo Car Group expects sales for the full year to increase by close to 10 per cent in 2014 driven by steady growth in key markets and an improving product offer, according to Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. Mr Samuelsson was speaking at the company’s first half results announcement in Stockholm where he reported […] More…

Polestar Launches Optimisation for Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Tuner News

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Polestar set its sights on the V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid, and in turn has created the most powerful Diesel-powered Volvo ever.  With 298hp and 670Nm (495 ft/lbs) of torque, the Polestar V60 D6 can sprint to 60mph in about 6 seconds, without negatively affecting fuel economy or emissions levels.  Polestar tuning for the Volvo V60 […] More…

Video: Stealing Tires Car Prank Doesn’t Work on Volvo V70 Owner

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Volvo News

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Maybe you’re not familiar with Roman Atwood. This YouTube Channel operator is known for his video pranks. Case in point is one of his latest, whereby unsuspecting car owners are made to think thieves are stealing their wheels. Well, most of the owners are unsuspecting… except for the owner of a particular Volvo V70. Watch […] More…

Project V70R: Intro.

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Technical Features

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The opportunity to build a project car can be both an enjoyable and frustrating experience at the same time. During 2006, we took a brand new Sonic Blue V70R and made something quite a bit more impressive within a few months. At the time, IPD had just finished developing its latest products for the R […] More…

All-new XC90 will be the first Volvo built on the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Volvo News

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Volvo’s all-new XC90 – which will be revealed in two weeks’ time in Stockholm – will be the first car in its range to be built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular chassis technology developed in-house. SPA has been under in-house development at Volvo for the past four years and is the cornerstone of […] More…

Individualization for the Volvo V40 – made in Germany

posted by on 1 August 2014 in Tuner News

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New products for the Volvo V40 and V40CC, Products derived from the Volvo V40 HPC, “Green Racing” diesel racer as performance spearhead Weiterstadt. It’s been two years since the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country celebrated their market debuts. Since then, Volvo enhancer, HEICO SPORTIV, has been successively broadening its accessory program for the compact […] More…

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