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Volvo Cars have taken a step further toward a future as the leading car manufacturer for safety and automotive technology.
This month saw the world premiere of Volvo’s hybrid double-decker bus at the NEC in Birmingham.
Volvo’s Drive Me project is bringing autonomous driving to the public.
The forthcoming release of the Volvo V90 Cross Country seems to cement the brand’s name firmly as a leading figure in comfortable and capable premium cars.
Volvo have launched a series of short films with Sky Atlantic.
Volvo Trucks has beaten itself to set a new double truck land speed record.
The Volvo Ocean Race is set to be even harder for 2017-2018, with Volvo Cars announcing a new route that will push the sailors to their limits.
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A mother and two sons took to their kiteboards in the waters around the Isle of Wight at the end of June, attempting to break the World Sailing Speed Record for the fastest time around the island.
The new football season has begun, and the Premier League has welcomed Zlatan Ibrahimović, who transferred to Manchester United this summer.
We are pleased to announce the re-location of our Reading dealership, now situated on Rose Kiln Lane.
How did Volvo get to where they are? Here’s a selection of classic cars that changed Volvo’s course over almost 90 years of history.
At this year’s Motor Trader Industry Awards, Volvo Car UK won two trophies – and they’re the most sought-after accolades of all.
With Volvo On Call, be in control no matter where you are, monitoring your Volvo with the touch of a button.
The Volvo XC90 has added another award to its long list of accolades, becoming the 2016 Auto Express Large SUV of the Year.
Volvo has become one of ten companies to partner with Microsoft’s exciting new project, HoloLens.
The first front-wheel drive car with a transverse engine to be produced by the brand, it caused quite a splash at its official premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1986.
Here are five facts about the sole Swedish manufacturer that you may not already know
UK roads will play host to an exciting autonomous cars trial that’s being launched by Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo in 2017.
See the extremely heavy Volvo Truck haulage challenge for yourself right here, and discover the limits that the Swedish marque’s creations can really be pushed to.
A special unveiling event in Gothenburg, Sweden, took place on 18th May, with two new Volvo 40 series concepts being revealed
The Volvo P1800 is arguably the most beautiful Volvo ever created, sold from 1961 – 1973. Stylish, sporty and sublime, it took the world by storm and was joined by the 1800ES wagon in 1971.
The Volvo S90 was officially unveiled in late 2015, but details have now been revealed about its premium sound system – and it won’t disappoint.
Volvo has made a strong statement, saying that it’s confident its innovative advancements will eradicate fatal crashes and serious injuries in their new cars by 2020.
The Volvo Amazon was manufactured from the mid ‘50s until 1970, and it was a pioneer of its time.
The XC60 has emerged as the best-selling mid-size SUV in Europe in 2015.
Volvo revealed Concept 26 last November, their vision of autonomous cars’ cabins, complete with Drive, Create and Relax modes. But now the Swedish brand has declared that its driverless cars - expected to arrive in 2020 - will never be completely driverless, as they will always include a steering wheel.
The Volvo S90 was revealed at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, but the beefier R-Design with sportier trim has been spotted testing in the Scandinavian snow.
Volvo has reaffirmed its title ambitions for the Championship
One of Sweden’s most respected music conductors, Marie Rosenmir, has partnered with Volvo UK to create a refreshing advertisement, filmed in and around Gothenburg, Sweden – the home of Volvo.
Sticking with their mission to widen their amount of technology for the next generation of automotive output, Volvo and Microsoft are jointly launching a wearable-enabled voice-control system.
The new V90 joined Volvo’s high-end offering when it was revealed in mid-February.
The new XC90 is now available with Apple CarPlay
NVIDIA has announced that Volvo will be the first car manufacturer to use its new super-computer
The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid Inscription sport utility model will be reaching dealerships in the UK next spring, and it will be well worth the wait.
Volvo is showing its continued commitment to the advancement of technology by investing in a new chassis simulator.
At this month’s Detroit Motor Show, Volvo unveiled a new car and a fresh direction, showcasing the 2016 S90, which is expected to triumph in the elite saloon class.
Electric vehicles eliminate smog and climate pollution, but they offer another huge benefit that is often missed – so Volvo highlighted this in the Swedish city of Gothenburg with a series of Silent Bus Sessions.
We might have to wait until 2018 to experience the new Volvo XC40, which is set to be the smallest Volvo SUV ever; so small it is categorised as ‘tiny’.
First available in the Volvo XC90, this is a global deal for Volvo and Inrix and will involve implementing the systems into all its cars in 42 countries.
FIA President Jean Todt is confident that Volvo will prosper in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).
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Is a change coming? In times gone by, a dirty car would be a sign that you were nonchalant about its upkeep, but Volvo’s new #DrivingDirty campaign could mean that this is about to change.
Volvo has announced that the most popular variant of their premium SUV is the Inscription. With a specification that features Nappa leather upholstery, 20-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a 12.3-inch display, the Inscription trim lends a refined feel to the XC90.
The flagship of Volvo’s planned plug-in and electric range is the Tesla-rivalling all-electric car that will be on sale in 2019.
The highly acclaimed Volvo All-New XC90 hasn’t been on the roads for long, but has already been awarded with the Auto Express Car of the Year and Best Large SUV awards for 2015.
A track ready version of the XC90 luxury SUV is being prepared by Volvo
Customers can now have parcels delivered to their own car boots
Volvo is best known for the safety and reliability of its cars, and now it is extending its remit to protecting cyclists.
Volvo have recently showcased their innovative new child seat concept, which originated from talks surrounding how the space left by removing the front passenger seat could be utilised. From this, the rear-facing baby seat concept was born.
Volvo has unveiled details of its latest flagship saloon, the S90, which is set to replace the S80 at the top of the range.
Photos of the Volvo V90 have been released – but of 1:43 scale replicas that were built as promotional models to be released near to the Swedish creation’s launch date.
Truly accomplishing their mission to stand out from the crowd, Volvo’s Sensus technology enables your car to be fully integrated with your life, connecting you seamlessly to everything around you.
Volvo’s brand-new XC90 has not yet even arrived at UK dealerships yet, and it is already gaining accolades from industry observers.
Volvo Cars has announced the signing of a new contract with vehicle remarketer Manheim, enabling the latest technologies to be integrated with used car sales systems.
Every new model launched by Volvo in the next five years will be available in plug-in hybrid form, as the innovative Swedish brand plans to launch a fully electric car by 2019.
Take the Volvo V60 T6 R-Design and give Polestar, a Swedish race-car preparation company, the freedom to tune it as they like and the Volvo V60 Polestar is produced.
Four years from now will see Volvo release an all-electric saloon to take on Tesla. With plans to launch the 300-mile range, high-performance machine in 2019, the innovative Swedish brand is set to cause a stir for all the right reasons
Volvo research has found that the average American spends 26 minutes travelling to work – so the Swedish brand is well on the way to giving drivers that time back.