Five Volvos Receive IIHS Top Safety Pick

by Volvo in the News on December 15, 2011

Five Volvo models received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2012 Top Safety Pick award. The  award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes. The five Volvo models to win the award were the C30, S60, S80, XC60, and XC90.

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Volvo City Safety System Shown To Prevent Collisions

by Volvo in the News on November 4, 2011

Volvo City Safety technology imageThe Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) published a report that shows Volvo XC60s get into fewer low-speed crashes than comparable vehicles, thanks to Volvo’s City Safety technology, a standard feature on all XC60s.

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Volvo Recalls Nearly 20,000 Cars for Improper Spare Tire Labels

by Volvo in the News on October 31, 2011

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Volvo has announced that it is recalling specific Volvo S60 sedans and C70 convertibles from the 2006-2012 model years. The vehicles are equipped with the optional spare tire kit and may be improperly labeled for tire inflation pressure of the spare tire. The labels may not comply with federal label regulations.

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Volvo Reduced CO2 Emissions Most in Europe

by Volvo in the News on October 19, 2011

Volvo finds itself in the lead among European automakers when it comes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This was demonstrated in the sixth annual analysis conducted by T&E, the European Federation for Transport and Environment. “We are delighted and very proud of this result. We are following our ambitious plan which puts the spotlight on cutting carbon dioxide emissions,” says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation.

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Due For 2012

by Volvo in the News on October 17, 2011

Volvo has announced that their V60 Plug-in Hybrid, unveiled earlier this year, will be launched on the market in 2012. The model, the result of close cooperation between Volvo Car Corporation and Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall, has carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km.

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Volvo Named Most Improved Brand For Co2 Emissions In 2010

by Volvo in the News on October 12, 2011

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Volvo Car’s “DRIVe Towards Zero” mission was reaffirmed when it was named most improved brand in the top twenty in JATO’s latest report, “A Review of CO2 Car Emissions across Europe FY2010″ with average emissions of just 157.5g/km.

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Volvo’s Concept You provides the global car-buying public an exciting view of the automaker’s future. The concept vehicle allows luxury sedan customers to fully experience the craftsmanship and intuitive technology that Volvo says will be the hallmark of future models.

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Tommy Rustad Celebrates First Victory of 2011

by Volvo in the News on August 29, 2011

Tommy Rustad celebrated his first victory of 2011 and climbs back to third in the championship after the STCC (Scandinavian Touring Car Championship) weekend at Jyllandsringen in Denmark. “The first race was a true dream scenario. I was able to pull up a gap and control the race, a great victory,” said Rustad.

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Volvo now makes it possible for customers to combine fuel-cutting start/stop technology with an automatic transmission. The new start/stop technology, which initially is available for the 2.0-litre D3 turbo diesel, cuts CO2 emission with 10 g/km, which translates into 0.4 litres less fuel consumption per 100 km.

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Volvo Polestar Racing Has Best ever WTCC-Result

by Volvo in the News on August 1, 2011

Robert Dahlgren and Volvo Polestar Racing received their best ever WTCC result, taking fourth place in the first race and seventh place in the second race at Oschersleben in Germany.

“I am really happy with the weekend, we have established ourselves in the top and the car has never been stronger,” said Dahlgren.

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