August 1, 2014

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Volvo’s new engine range revealed – and there’s just 2 of ‘em!

Photo Volvo Drive-E Engines

The new Volvo Engine Architecture range of Volvo engines – now called DRIVE-E – has been revealed, and there’s just one 2.0 litre petrol and one 2.0 litre diesel. It’s a bit hard to get your head round the idea that a major car maker could offer the option of just two engines across its […]

Volvo City Safe means lower insurance preniums for Volvo drivers

Photo Volvo City Safe

Volvo has revealed that their City safe autonomous braking system works so well that insurance premiums for Volvos fitted with City Safe are falling. Volvo are on a mission to ensure that no one dies or is seriously injured in a Volvo by 2020, and that means more and more clever technology to protect Volvo […]

2014 Volvo XC90 to get a raft of new safety technology

Photo of 2014 Volvo XC90

Volvo has revealed the 2014/2015 XC90 Crossover/SUV will come with a raft of new safety technology including animal detection and autonomous parking. We know that the Volvo XC90 will be replaced (finally) next year with a new XC90 using Volvo’s new SPA platform and powered by their new range of 4-cylinder, high efficiency engines. We’ve […]

Volvo’s self-parking car will park your Volvo for you

Photo Volvo's self-parking car

Volvo has developed self-parking technology for cars that will allow you to arrive at a car park, leave the car and use an APP to park and retrieve your car. It’s rapidly getting to the point where drivers will need to do little more than be in the car to ‘drive’ it, with technology taking […]

Volvo V40 vs Mercedes A Class – Take the Challenge

Photo of Volvo V50 A Class Challenge

Volvo are offering to pay the first month’s payment on a Mercedes A-Class A180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport if, after driving the Volvo V40 D2 R-Design, you buy the Merc. Car makers often run a little scared of overt comparisons between their cars and those of rival car makers. But not Volvo. Volvo are throwing down the gauntlet to […]

WIN the last ever Volvo C30 on Twitter

Photo of last Volvo C30

The last ever Volvo C30 – a C30 R-Design in Ice White with Polestar upgrade – is up for grabs in a Twitter competition as C30 production ends. The Volvo C30 has only been with us for seven years, but it’s made its mark. Perhaps the highest profile outing for the C30 was with a […]

Volvo’s ‘World Premier’ is a bit of a damp squib

Volvo XC60 Leave the World Behind

Volvo’s ‘World Premier’ – which we thought might be the first look at the 2015 XC90 – turns out to be a tie-up between the new XC60 and the DJ trio Swedish House Mafia. We had been hoping – and, to a degree, expecting – that Volvo’s big ‘World Premier’ they’ve been teasing for today would be the […]

Volvo confirms big production increase for V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Photo Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo has confirmed they are increasing production of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid as demand far exceeds current supply. They will produce 10,000 in 2014. Late last month we heard from Sweden that production of the Volvo V60 Plugin Hybrid was set to double as Volvo responded to big demand for its tax-beating hybrid estate. And now Volvo […]

Is this a tease for the 2015 Volvo XC90?

tease for the 2015 Volvo XC90

Volvo has released a tease video for a world première on 17th May, which could be news of the much anticipated new XC90. We’re not entirely sure what to make of a new tease video from Volvo that’s dropped in to our inbox. Volvo are trailing it as a ‘World Première’ for the 17th May, and it’s clear […]

Volvo’s new VEA family of four-cylinder engines starts production

Photo of facelift Volvo V70 which will get Volvo's new 4 cylinder engines in 2013

Volvo has announced that its new range of four cylinder engines - Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) engines – has gone in to production in Sweden. Volvo has decided that the future for the ICE engine in Volvos is a maximum of four cylinders – petrol and diesel – and the option of a bit of electrification […]

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