Volvo to limit all cars to 112mph

Volvo Cars will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180kph (112mph) from 2020. The company’s Vision 2020, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020, is one of the most ambitious safety visions in the automotive industry. But Volvo Cars says that technology alone will not get it all the way to zero, so it is now broadening its scope to include a focus on driver behaviour

Mid-life update for the Volvo XC90

Volvo Cars has unveiled a refreshed version of its best-selling XC90 large SUV, the company’s flagship model, adding a newly developed fuel-saving engine option that marks the next step in the company’s electrification strategy

Volvo adds Cross Country models to the V60 range

Volvo Cars today revealed the new Cross Country version of its V60 mid-size estate. The V60 Cross Country is the latest addition to the line-up of brand-new Volvos and adds the capability on and off the beaten track that the company says has defined its Cross Country range since its introduction in 1997, taking the V60 from the suburb to the skogen (Swedish for forest). 

New S60 is Volvo’s first US-built car.

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports saloon at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

Volvo first to homologate range under new WLTP emissions standards

Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). All Volvo petrol, diesel and hybrid models now comply with the stringent ‘Euro 6d-temp’ standard for tailpipe emissions, as part of the firm’s model-year 2019 range update which started production in April.

Order books open for new Volvo V60 estate

The new Volvo V60 mid-size estate is now available to order in the UK, with on-the-road prices starting at £31,810 for the D3 Momentum manual version. The V60 is Volvo’s second new-generation 60 series model – after the XC60 SUV – and is built on the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. Every engine is a Drive-E unit, designed and built by Volvo. The V60 also brings much of the  connectivity, entertainment and safety technology from the larger 90 series cars – the S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV – to the mid-size estate segment.

Hybrids squeeze out diesels on next Volvo S60 range

The new Volvo S60 saloon – to be launched later this spring – will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine, highlighting Volvo Cars’ commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. All new Volvo models launched from 2019 will be available as either a mild petrol hybrid, plug-in petrol hybrid or battery electric vehicle. This is the most comprehensive electrification strategy in the car industry and Volvo Cars was the first traditional car maker to commit to all-out electrification in July 2017.