Volvo Gives Green Light to U.S. V60 Wagon

by Joel Arellano on April 1, 2013

Volvo V60 front left buildings

In 2011, Volvo discontinued its V70 station wagon due to slow sales.  The Swedish automaker may now be having a change of heart. The company just announced it will be bringing its European V60 wagon to the states. It will be interesting to see if the second time around will be the charm.

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Volvo Keeps Bicyclists Safe with Detection System

by Joel Arellano on March 8, 2013

volvo pedestrian and bicyclist detection system

Safety is a selling point to many car shoppers. At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, safety leader Volvo introduced its latest piece de resistance, the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system.

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Volvo Debuts S60 Polestar Concept

by Volvo in the News on January 25, 2013

The global auto show debut of the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept took place at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Built by Volvo’s official performance partner, the 508-horsepower Polestar, is perhaps the most glamorous and lightning-quick Volvo concept car ever made.

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Volvo Announces December Sales Growth For Sweden And US

by Volvo in the News on January 7, 2013

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) reported global retail sales of 38,555 cars for December, a 7.2 per cent decline versus December 2011. Sales were up significantly in the United States and Sweden, led by strong demand for the Volvo V40, S60, V60, and XC60 models. For the full year 2012, global retail sales amounted to 421,951 cars, a decrease of 6.1 per cent from 2011.

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Volvo S60 Named IHS Top Safety Pick+

by Volvo in the News on December 31, 2012

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the winners of their new Top Safety Pick+ awards and the Volvo S60 sports sedan can now add another award to its list of accolades.

The S60 is one of just two midsize luxury vehicles to currently earn the Top Safety Pick+ award. IIHS created the Top Safety Pick+ award to recognize good or acceptable performance in the new small overlap collision test.

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Risk of Being Injured in a Volvo Reduced 50% Since 2000

by Volvo in the News on August 24, 2012

Volvo’s focus on safety and the automaker’s desire to build the world’s safest cars has been acknowledged by several independent crash tests during the past year. These results come as no surprise to Volvo’s's safety experts. [click to continue…]

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Volvo S60 Earns Hightest Score In Severe Offset Crash Test

by Volvo in the News on August 15, 2012

Volvo’s leadership in auto safety was highlighted again by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the latest report the Volvo S60 is one of the two cars that earned the best rating in IIHS’s new small offset frontal crash test.

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A new test facility for active car safety will play an important role for Volvo’s continued leadership in the field of automotive  safety. The facility will be built and operated by the company Active Safety Test Area AB – ASTA.

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All-new Volvo V40 Most IntelliSafe Volvo Model Ever

by Volvo in the News on April 23, 2012

Adding several new high-tech features to a full complement of safety and support systems from larger models makes the all-new Volvo V40 the most intelligent and safe car in the segment. The new features include a world-first Pedestrian Airbag Technology, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, an ingenious Park Assist Pilot, automatic Road Sign Information, Active High Beam and a Cross Traffic Alert radar system at the rear.

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2011 Record Year For Volvo Museum

by Volvo in the News on February 13, 2012

Last year, more than 67,000 visitors took a trip to the Volvo Museum in Arendal, just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. That’s a 22 percent increase compared to 2010. “One reason behind the new record is that we are drawing a large number of cruise ship passengers. We have also created more attractions”, says Head of the museum Sten-Åke Lyngstam.

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