Volvo XC90 B5 AWD R-Design geartronic

First Report   The silhouette of the typical family car has changed a lot since I was growing up. In the 1980s, a lift home from school in the third row of a Volvo would have involved peering out of the tailgate glass of an estate. Today, in a European market where 38 per cent […]

Volvo caring for its customers

Do you love the cachet of driving a brand-new car, but hate the idea of long-term commitment? Volvo has the answer with its new hassle-free Care by Volvo scheme.   The whole process of owning a car can be daunting. There’s the upfront expense, the fees for insurance, tax and maintenance, but most of all, […]

Volvo XC40 range: more hybrid choices

Volvo’s electrification programme has now delivered a second plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain for the XC40 compact SUV. The introduction of the new XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 increases customer choice and opens the plug-in hybrid technology to a wider market. At the same time, two new mild-hybrid petrol options have been added to the range, in the form of the new XC40 B4 and B5.

Enhanced app for Volvo plug-in drivers

Drivers of Volvo plug-in-hybrid cars can now gain new insights into their electric driving patterns, as Volvo Cars introduces a range of new features on its Volvo On Call smartphone app in all Volvo On Call markets.

Every new Volvo now limited to 112mph

Every new Volvo car now comes with a limited top speed of 112mph, as Volvo Cars delivers on its promise made last year to introduce such a limitation. The company says the move goes beyond regulation and legislation to help close the remaining gap to zero serious injuries and fatalities in traffic. As well as the speed cap, every Volvo car will now also come with a Care Key, which allows Volvo drivers to set additional limitations on the car’s top speed, for example before lending their car to other family members or to younger and inexperienced drivers.

Mild hybrid tech for updated Volvo S90 and V90

Volvo Cars has revealed refreshed versions of the S90 saloon and V90 estate, including a refined exterior design and a brand-new, sound system by Bowers & Wilkins. In a broader upgrade, the company’s 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain options are now available on every Volvo model, further boosting the company’s electrified offer.

Volvo uses Google’s Android tech for the new all-electric XC40

Volvo Cars is rethinking infotainment in the forthcoming fully electric Volvo XC40. Powered by Android, the new infotainment system is claimed to offer customers personalisation, improved levels of intuitiveness and new embedded Google technology and services.