Back in August, Volvo revealed the Coupé Concept and promised this car is the first with the brand's new design philosophy. Today, the Swedish company revealed the second concept (of three) that possibly previews the next-generation Volvo XC60 or XC90. The XC90 is sold since 2002 so it is due to have a replacement introduced soon.
11 de dezembro de 2013
29 de agosto de 2013
Volvo finally showed the first of three completely new concepts that will serve as a basis for future models of the Swedish brand. This concept also uses the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which will be premiered with the 2014 Volvo XC90. The objective is give its cars a more premium look and feel.
26 de agosto de 2013
At the time, i was undecided whether this concept was made by Citroen/DS or Volvo, but today, Volvo, showed a video with the Head of Design Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, that enlightens us. In this video he explains that he wants to transform the design of the Swedish brand, but the interesting parts appears on the 11-second mark, where we can see a new concept, called C Coupe, that will be unveiled soon.
25 de junho de 2013
HEICO SPORTIV has been improving and upgrading Volvos for many years, and their latest project is the V40 Cross Country T5 that suffers a rather large power boost and gains the title of HPC (HEICO Performance Car), besides many other obvious, and not so obvious, modifications. According to the German "tuner", the car was designed as a series-producible vehicle.
20 de junho de 2013
One day cars will drive for us, we won't have to do anything (for me, that will be a sad day), and that day is closer than we think. It all started a long time ago with robots taking our place in factories, the human being is being replaced in everything, and they will soon take our place behind the wheel.
17 de maio de 2013
Two days ago, i showed here two videos that served as a teaser for something that was going to be revealed today. That something was just a new music video performed by Lune with the Swedish House Mafia, that also features a Volvo XC60. This was a bad move by Volvo, getting half the internet all excited for nothing. See the video below.
16 de maio de 2013
Italian tire manufacturer, Pirelli, celebrates this year their jubilee and the German Volvo tuner, HEICO SPORTIV, wants to join the party. In 2009, both companies partnership in motorsports, but soon reached other business areas, with Pirelli becoming one of Heico Sportiv’s key technology partners.
15 de maio de 2013
Volvo released today the second video teaser, promising a world premiere, but didn't confirmed if it's a car or something else. This world premiere will take place on Friday 17th May, 2013, at 8:30PM CET, and will feature Swedish House Mafia (Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso) and Lune, meaning this could just be a music video.
27 de abril de 2013
Volvo revealed the new FMX at the 2013 Bauma in Munich, giving it a more distinct look compared to the rest of Volvo's lineup of trucks. Like all truck manufacturers, Volvo also had to improve their models so they comply with the Euro 6 standard, but in the process they also made more significant changes.
18 de abril de 2013
Volvo introduced the S60 Polestar for quite some time but never said anything about whether or not it would be produced. Today the story is a little different. The Swedish company announced they are going to produce this car in an undisclosed number of units for the Australian market.
27 de março de 2013
Volvo didn't announce they were bringing something to the New York International Auto Show, but strangely they just introduced the R-Design versions for the redesigned Volvo S60, V60 and XC60. The R-Design versions only include cosmetic changes, meaning you can have it with all the engine options Volvo gives us.
18 de fevereiro de 2013
At the moment Volvo sells 8 cars, and of those six will have a major overhaul starting from May. The changes are more than just cosmetic. Besides the new look on the outside and inside the S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 will have better equipment together with an improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions.
28 de dezembro de 2012
16 de dezembro de 2012
The French automaker, Renault SA, sold the last shares (6,5%) they had in Volvo AB for 1.458 million Euros ($1.92 billion Dollars) ending a connection that lasted for 11 years as the largest owner of the Swedish company.
13 de dezembro de 2012
I have to assume that i can not read anything in Mandarin and google translator didn't really help, all i know is that the S80 (S80L) will have a slight face-lift for 2013 (atleast in China), causing it to reach 9 years of life instead of a life cycle of 8 years, normal in Volvo.
4 de dezembro de 2012
Volvo Car Group will invest eleven billion dollars in the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) and VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) and half of that will be spent in Sweden in infrastructure for the new vehicle architecture and engine family.
1 de dezembro de 2012
What does it take to design and build a truck? Volvo Trucks design team tells us how they did it [Video]
All of us who like vehicles of all types, also find interesting how they are created and how they go from a simple drawing to the final form. And the guys all Volvo Trucks showed us how they do it.
Back in September Volvo finally announced a special limited edition of the C30 Polestar, but it isn't the actual C30 Polestar Concept we got to see and that you can see in the picture above, it is a "normal" C30 with a litle bump in power and torque. That one you can see below.
6 de novembro de 2012
One of the major problems of electric vehicles, in addition to the storage capacity of batteries, is the time it takes to fully charge an electric car. Volvo now seems to have a solution that promises to fully recharge an electric Volvo C30 in just 90 minutes and in 30 the car will have a range of 80km or almost 50miles.
3 de novembro de 2012
According to Auto Motor und Sport Volvo has put his small SUV, which could be called XC30 or XC40, on hold because their current Ford-based platform is not flexible enough to be used on a new crossover and their new Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) is too large for the model.