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30 laps at the Nürburgring

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Tuner News

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Weiterstadt. HEICO SPORTIV resigns itself to breakdown at ADAC 24h Race at the Nürburgring. Volvo V40 D5’s specially developed motorsports gearbox prematurely gives up the ghost after just 30 laps. “We’re devastated. Our appearance at this year’s ADAC 24h Race at the Nürburgring had, after all, the symbolic significance of duly celebrating our 20th jubilee”, […] More…

Volvo V40 Carbon first to get new generation Polestar Performance Optimization

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Industry News

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The first model to get the new Polestar Performance Optimisation is the limited edition Volvo V40 Carbon. The engineers of Polestar have transfered the same development philosophy as when optimising race cars to the new optimisation for the V40 Carbon. The key areas of improvement are drivability and driving control, fully utilising the latest and […] More…

New Volvo Factory Coming to South Carolina

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Volvo News

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(ROCKLEIGH, NJ – May 11, 2015) Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County, South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 Million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year. The Berkeley County factory, located outside of Charleston, will make latest generation Volvo […] More…

Volvo Cars’ New Beginning brand campaign featuring Avicii goes live

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars’ and Avicii’s new video goes live tonight, May 8 at 20:50 CET. You can see the video here. The creative collaboration between Swedish artist/producer Avicii and Volvo Cars for their new brand campaign features a reworking of the classic song Feeling Good. Filmed on location in Stockholm and Osterlen, southern Sweden, the video […] More…

Thed Björk takes command of STCC with double victory

posted by on 10 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Thed Björk has taken command of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship with a double victory in the season opener in Skövde, a feat no other driver has accomplished under the current regulations. ”I am delighted to open the STCC season with a double victory, especially as no one has done that before. The car worked […] More…

Volvo Cars celebrates 25th anniversary of the integrated booster cushion

posted by on 5 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars introduced the first integrated booster cushion for children in 1990 Recommends children should travel rearward facing until the age of four Volvo Cars is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the first ever integrated booster cushion in conjunction with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 4-10). Back in 1978 […] More…

Volvo Cars earns 2015 Engine of the Year Award from Digital Trends for T6 Drive-E powertrain

posted by on 5 May 2015 in Volvo News

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The accolades for Volvo Cars’ Drive-E powertrains continue to arrive, with the T6 Drive-E earning the coveted Engine of the Year designation from Digital Trends, a leading consumer technology publisher based in the United States. “Achieving an effective level of balance across comfort, efficiency and power has been the ultimate goal for our creation of […] More…

Volvo Cars’ XC90 named ‘Company Car of the Year 2015’ in Germany

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars’ flagship XC90 has been awarded the title of Company Car of the Year 2015 in the category Large SUV in Germany – beating German luxury car manufacturers on their home turf a full month before the official market launch. The Company Car of the Year awards, run by fleet industry magazine FIRMENAUTO and […] More…

Volvo Cars’ Torslanda plant starts up a third production shift with nearly 1,500 new employees

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Volvo News

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The third shift in Volvo Cars’ Torslanda plant started today, creating nearly 1,500 new jobs in the company’s Western Swedish home region. The introduction of the additional night shift comes as Volvo has now started production of the all new XC90 seven-seater SUV, for which the company has already received close to 30,000 pre-orders. Volvo […] More…

Volvo Car Group announces April retail sales

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Car Group announces April retail sales Volvo Cars reports growth in all major regions and nearly 30,000 orders for new Volvo XC90 Global sales of 38,124 cars, up 2.3 per cent versus April last year Close to 30,000 pre-orders for the new Volvo XC90 Volvo Cars posted a 2.3 per cent increase in retail […] More…

A tough weekend in Perth for Volvo Polestar Racing

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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The V8 Supercars weekend in Perth became a tough one for Volvo Polestar Racing with Scott McLaughlin’s 11th position in the first race as best result. ”The car setup was not quite where we wanted it to be and we had some engine misfire problems,” said McLaughlin. The first race saw McLaughlin climbing two positions […] More…

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine in a class of its own at 49 g/km CO2

posted by on 30 April 2015 in Volvo News

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XC90 T8 Twin Engine is the world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV Delivers 49 g/km CO2, combined 407 hp*, 640 Nm, just 2.1 l/100 km and 43 km pure electric range The XC90 T8 Twin Engine has exceeded all expectations when it comes to the no compromise equation of power and low fuel consumption, coupled […] More…

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