August 29, 2014


Volvo consign normal car batteries to the history book

Photo Volvo Nano Battery

Volvo has developed a new concept for storing electrical power in a car using car body panels instead of a battery. As our cars become more and more reliant on power from batteries – either to run the multitude of technology or to provide power for electric motors – the cost and size of the […]

Volvo WILL build a luxury car to take on the Mercedes S-Class

Photo Volvo Concept YTou

Despite previously saying they won’t build a high-end luxury car, Volvo Chairman Li Shufu has said such a car is now in the planning. Volvo has done a lot right – and not much wrong – since Geely took over the reigns from Ford. With new cars like the V40, a new range of 4-cylinder engines […]

Volvo Concept Coupe looks terrific: Frankfurt 2013

Photo Volvo Concept Coupe Frankfurt

The Volvo Concept Coupe – a 21st century take on the iconic P1800 – is revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a stunning new Volvo. It’s only two weeks since Volvo revealed their concept coupe, and we’ve been looking forward to seeing it in the flesh at Frankfurt and see if it looks as […]

Volvo Concept Coupe IS a modern Volvo P1800

Photo Volvo Concept Coupe

The Volvo Concept coupé – revealed this morning – and heading for the Frankfurt Motor Show is a modern day P1800 with 4WD and 395bhp. A few days ago we had a tease video of a new Volvo Coupe concept which we though could turn out to be Volvo’s modern take on the P1800. And […]

New Volvo tease for Frankfurt – is it a modern P1800 Coupe? (video)

New Volvo tease for Frankfurt

Volvo has released a teaser video for a new car at the Frankfurt motor Show promising a more dramatic style. Is this a modern Volvo P1800. We really didn’t have anything completely new and radical on the radar from Volvo for the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but if this teaser video from Volvo is […]

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 […]

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