Post Tagged with: "Volvo"

Volvo Looking To Enter The 5-Door Hatchback Market

According to reports, Volvo is planning to create a 5-door hatchback model to compete against the Volkswagen Golf. The 5-door Volvo will only launch in 2012 where it will be a completely new model to that segment, as it boasts 5-doors opposed to three like the C30. Furthermore, the new 5-door would use the same technologies found in the S40 […]

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Geely Buys Volvo — Stefan Jacoby Is The New CEO

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has finally finalized their purchase of Volvo Cars from Ford. The $1.8bn dollar deal was completed when Geely paid Ford $1.3 billion in cash and issued a promissory note for an additional $200 million. The remainder of the amount will be paid later in the year. With the change in ownership, Stefan Jacoby — ex-head […]

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Heico Sportiv: The 2011 Volvo S60 Tuning Pack Has Been Teased

Heico Sportiv is planning to create a sportier Volvo S60 with more performance. The tuner has released the first drawings and illustrations for the package, and they show a lip spoiler on the front bumper, side skirts and a boot lid spoiler. The exhaust pipes will sit in a rear diffuser. A new exhaust and alloy wheel set will fall […]

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The New Volvo V60 Sport Wagon

Volvo has revealed their brand new Volvo V60 sports wagon which will arrive with eight different engines and equipment upgrades. The new V60 will offer four inline-four petrol engines, two of which are 1.6-litre units with 112kw or 134kW and 240Nm of torque where the remain two are 2.0-litre engines with 151kW and 300Nm of torque or 179kW with 320Nm […]

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Heico Sportiv Create A Special Edition Volvo V70 T6

Heico Sportiv has, once again, joined forces with Volvo to create a special edition. The special edition V70 T6 estate will go on sale with a €70,193 price tag. There will be a limited production cycle of only 100 special edition models released. The V70 T6 All-Wheel-Drive R-Design will boast a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with an upgraded ECU […]

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Worldwide Volvo Recall Due To Gearbox Problem

Volvo will recall 29,299 cars worldwide as there are problems with the gearshift lever. The vehicles to be recalled include certain 2010-2011 C30’s and 2010 S40 and V50 models connected to the 6-speed manual gearbox. “The cars in question are all our models for 2010 and 2011 that have a six-speed manual gear box,” company spokesman Per-Aake Froesberg told AFP. […]

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Volvo S60 Convertible — Leaked Image

WorldCarFans has come across what seems to be a leaked image of the drop-top Volvo S60 for 2012. The convertible S60 has been rumoured for a quite a few months now where it should arrive as a successor to the C70. Volvo could introduce this during 2012, or perhaps even next year. [via:worldcarfans]

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US Pricing For The 2011 Volvo S60 Sedan

Volvo in North America will release their 2011 S60 sedan with a starting price of $38,550, with destination charges included. The aim of the new S60 would be to pull sales away from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The new sedan will boast all-wheel-drive, 18-inch wheels, Bluetooth connectivity and various Secure Coverage Plans as a standard feature. Volvo’s S60 T6 will […]

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Volvo Safety Demo Fails… Badly [Video]

Last week we commented on Volvo’s crash test facility which was said to be state of the art. While the facility might be top-notch, the cars seem to be lacking. The video above shows the new S60 failing a crash test in front of everyone. The live-test was meant to reveal the ‘Collision Warning with Auto Brake’ system, however — […]

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Volvo’s Crash-Test Facility In Torslanda Turns 10 Years Old

Volvo’s crash-test centre in Torslanda is now 10 years old. There has been about 3,000 full-scale tests carried out to help Volvo achieve the highest maximum safety possible. The crash facility uses the latest camera technology which can video up to 200,000 frames per second and movable and fixed tracks for various types of collisions. Two of the tracks will […]

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Volvo Update The Six-Cylinder Petrol Range, Add A New Diesel

Volvo will introduce a 2.0-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine throughout its entire range. Following this will be an upgrade for the six-cylinder petrol engines offered in the S80, V70, XC60 and XC70. The new diesel motor will be offered with three different power outputs. One version pumps out 163-horsepower with 400Nm of torque. This model will be badged as the D3. […]

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Volvo’s C30 Polestar Performance Concept Pumps Out 300kW With 500Nm Of Torque

Volvo’s C30 Polestar Performance concept has been revealed at the Gothenburg Motor Show. Volvo’s C30 has been developed in connection with Polestar Performance and this means that there is a modified 2.5-litre tubrocharged engine. Engine changes include a larger turbo and intercooler, new pistons, conrods and camshafts. The power result is set at 302kW with 510Nm of torque. There will […]

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Volvo Creates Another Racer — The C30 STCC

Volvo Motorsport is currently hard at work creating all kinds of new vehicles for racing, and we’ve already seen the BTCS in action. Next up, however, is the Swedish Touring Car which is a C30 racer based on the facelift model. There is a new front end which is wider, and also lower, new air flow over the car, and […]

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Volvo Prices Their New S60 Sedan In The United Kingdom

Volvo’s United Kingdom arm has announced the first pricing details for the all-new S60 sedan. The mid-size sedan will start with price tag of £23,295 for the entry level D3 ES model, and then move up to £36,745 for the range-topping T6 AWD SE Lux Geartronic Premium. Two diesel and one petrol engine will be available at launch. This means […]

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Volvo’s S60 BTCS Makes Its First Track Appearance [Video]

Volvo has revealed a two-minute long video which concerns the Volvo S60 BTCS. The BTCS is the racer for the Belgium Touring Car Series. The Swedish automaker took the S60 BTCS around the Zolder Circuit on the first of April. “The all-new Volvo S60 sports sedan is Volvo’s most exciting driving experience so far and there is no better way […]

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