All-electric Volvo: There’ll be one in every model range

LONDON, England – Volvo Cars has introduced the XC40 Recharge, the automaker’s first fully-electric car and the first model in the new Recharge concept. The Recharge is based on an XC40, a small SUV and the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. It’s also said to be a milestone for Volvo Cars as…

Volvo goes live with ‘safest electric car on the road’

MALMO, Sweden – Here it comes! Volvo’s first modern electric car has been announced, the details made available today with images of the chassis of the car as a development of the Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid. The automaker is also presenting the XC40 as ”the safest electric car on the road” and says it joins…

Volvo driving forwards with battery-car crash protection

MALMO, Sweden – The advance of electric cars, Swedish automaker Volvo believes, represents the biggest change in the history of the automobile as – for the first time in more than a century – cars move without a petrol or diesel engine and have a battery under their floor. (That statement, of course, doesn’t acknowledge…

Volvo to the rescue! Phone app magic on way for 2020

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo On Call (VOC), an app-based cellphone service that can help drivers to communicate with their cars, is coming to South Africa. VOC can remotely lock/unlock a car, check the fuel level, and pre-cool/heat the car before its driver arrives, each through a smartphone, smart watch, tablet, or desktop. Greg Maruszewski,…

Pets in the car: Volvo study highlights the many dangers

ROCKLEIGH, New Jersey – A study by Volvo USA and The Harris Poll has shown that unrestrained pets in a moving vehicle can lead to significantly less-safe driving and more distraction and stress not only on the driver but also the pet. Pets might be ”members of the family”, Volvo reports, but many owners don’t…

New Volvo V60 Cross Country takes family car off beaten track

Latest model in a series of ’18 launches Equally at home in the city – or the forest Full complement of crash mitigation systems STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Volvo has announced a Cross Country version of its V60 mid-size estate, the latest in a series of launches in recent years. The automaker describes the V60 Cross Country…

Here comes the first three-cylinder (but 115kW!) Volvo

One engine for now – but lots of trim levels Stainless-steel belly plates part of the deal XC40 is a Euro Coty winner now going volume  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo’s XC40, the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history, is now available in South Africa as a T3. The all-new, 1.5-litre, direct-injection petrol engine,…

SuperVolvo for China: Lights, audio, action – for one

Ultra-luxury limo for the exec with everything Designed for one passenger – or two at a squeeze Lights, perfume – and perhaps a little action? JOHANNSBURG, Gauteng – Vovo has revealed its S90 Ambience concept, an ”industry-first sensory experience that synchronises video, sound and scent to define car luxury”, ahead of its public debut at…

Volvo XC40: Vanguard of all-4×4 ‘small’ Swedish SUV in SA

Two versions now, more later in 2018 Latest design ‘expressive and unique’ Go green – carpeting made from recycled stuff JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The XC40, Volvo’s first premium compact SUV, is now available in South Africa direct from winning the 2018 European Car of the Year and revving to join the Volvo XC90, S90 and…

Volvo Cars deploys three-cylinder 1.5 in XC40 compact SUV

Volvo opts for odd in coming XC40 SUV Three whopping pistons for three cylinders Hybrid and electric power also in pipeline JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Volvo Cars SA has released a three-cylinder Drive-E power train with its first compact SUV in the  XC40 range – three whopping 500cc cylinders spinning a six-cylnder autobox with and eight-speed…

Going autonomous: Real people, real roads, real cars

First two families heading out with Volvo Four years of Swedish testing with ordinary folk ‘Easy does it’ say Gothenburg test overseers GOTHENBURG, Sweden – On the road at last… with real, everyday, ordinary families. We’re talking fully autonomous Volvo cars which, from today (Dec 12 2017), will be used by Swedish families in real-life…

SA prices: Baby Volvo rolling off lines in Belgium

Ghent went live with XC40 production New models due in SA second-half 2018 New market range for Swedish automaker GHENT, Belgium – A new era has started for Volvo’s auto plant in this Belgian city with the first customer-bound XC40 small SUV rolling off the production line. The cars are provisionally due in South Africa…