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…

First images: Volvo announces new ‘small’ SUV for SA

First of a kind on way from Volvo Europe Will take to 3 number of globally available SUV’s Infotainment tech from the brand’s 90 and 60 series MILAN, Italy – Volvo has expanded its range of sport utility vehicles with the international launch in this historic northern Italy city of its small, but premium, XC40….

Updated Volvo S60 Polestar: Be quick if you want one in SA!

Polestar holds record for Nurburgring lap Limited number globally – only 23 S6 for SA …and one very special unit – a Polestar V60 JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance brand, has unveiled the 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar, complete with extra aerodynamic carbon-fibre to increase downforce by 30%. Only 1500 units will…

Volvo going for vivid colour for 2018 XC40 compact SUV

Bright colours, new trim for newbie car Expected in South Africa in April 2018 Going for fresh, creative, vehicles THE COLOURFUL NEW Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars’ first entry in the compact premium SUV segment, claims to have dozens of possible exterior and interior colour combinations with personalisation at its core. The cars are yet to be…

Volvo vows end of combustion-only cars by 2019

Radical promises from Swedish automaker No more Volvos with only combustion engine Tough targets set for next-decade cars STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Volvo Cars has announced that every new Volvo launched from 2019 will include an electric motor and so mark the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine. Electrification will from…

Volvo gets more ‘on-way-to-SA’ crash-protection awards

NEW YORK – Volvo Cars has once again been recognised by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its contribution to improving traffic safety and reducing road deaths and serious injury globally. Per Lenhoff, a technical expert with Volvo Cars Safety Centre – claimed to be one of the most advanced test facilities in the…

Volvo cars taking XC90 assembly to India

Focus to be on Volvo SPA models More models to follow in time Volvo boss: ‘Pleased to sell in India’ STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Volvo Cars, an automotive brand that built its fortune on the promise of Swedish manufacturing excellence, is to follow many other automakers to India. The reason: “further growth in the fast-expanding premium car…

V90 Cross Country: Volvo’s most luxurious off-roader yet

Latest V90 is like no Volvo before it Go off-roading in luxury A pinnacle in 20 years of Cross Country JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has reached South Africa as the latest chapter in the 20-year saga of what the automaker calls “the ultimate culmination of form, function and absolute…

UK school teens to get pre-learners’ driving instruction

Pre-licence training for 14- to 17-year-olds Volvo Car UK to provide 20 cars to support scheme Aim is  to reduce young drivers’ crash casualties GLASGOW, Scotland – Teens as young as 14 have just begun driving instruction as part of a Scottish national curriculum. In South Africa, unfortunately, schoolchildren of that age are being killed…

Volvo going all-electric – but Made in China

Three Chinese plants to build latest cars Volvo target a million electric cars by 2025 Chinese automaking ‘more sophisticated’ SHANGHAI, China – Volvo has announced at the 2017 auto show here that it will be assembling its first fully electric car in China. “The all-new model,” the automaker told The Corner in a media release,…

Nine years on, here comes new Volvo XC60

Nine years on, the new Volvo XC60 ‘Strong heritage, dynamic new SUV’ ‘Calming cabin, safe and confident ride’ GENEVA, Switzerland – Volvo Cars has revealed the “long-awaited” and all-new XC60 premium SUV at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The car, Volvo says, replaces the brand’s original XC60 introduced nine years earlier and proved itself by…