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Volvo C30 BEV zero emissions plug-in hybrid announced

Following the recent announcement of the 99g/km Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe, and the plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid in 2012, Volvo has announced it is also evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered C30 known as BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)...

Volvo C30 revision to appear at Frankfurt

The new Volvo C30 will make its debut at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show alongside the new C70 and S60 Concept. With its new look allowing customers an even greater level of customisation, the new Volvo C30 will appeal to buyers who place considerable demands on the design, driving properties and personality of their vehicles...

China's Geely only one after Volvo?

With Jaguar Land Rover sold to India's Tata, Ford's attempts to lean up even further and go solo are still in progress. However the sale of Volvo is proving to be a little more challenging than originally thought. According to newspaper reports in Sweden, China's Geely Automotive is currently the only company to have submitted a valid offer for Volvo...

Volvo celebrates 50 years of the seatbelt

This Thursday, August 13, will be the 50th anniversary of Volvo's lifesaving invention, the humble three-point seatbelt. A patent Volvo readily shared with all car manufacturers, the V-shaped three-point seatbelt, invented by Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin in 1959, has saved countless lives worldwide and has been said by some to be the most significant safety innovation in the automobile's 120 year long history...

China's Geely Motors to purchase Volvo - report

A new report from the US today has indicated China’s Geely (Motors) Holding Group is expected to finalise a US$2 billion offer this week to purchase Volvo from Ford. According to the report published in the Wall Street Journal, Geely's move to buy Volvo stems from a January 2007 discussion between Don Leclair, then Ford’s chief financial officer, and Geely chariman Li Shufu...

Volvo XC60 Review & Road Test

2009 Volvo XC60 Review & Road Test Safe, sexy and strong - what more could you want? Model Tested: 2009 Volvo XC60 D5 and T6 - $57,950 (D5), $64,950 (T6) Options (As fitted to D5): Drive Assist Pack $5910 Teknic Pack $4990 Premium Sound $2400 Personal Car Communicator $1575 Metallic Paint $1550 Interior Air Quality System $275 Clean Zone Interior Package $275 CarAdvice Rating: By Karl Peskett It's inevitable...

Beijing Automotive to buy Volvo?

First it was MG then HUMMER and now Volvo looks like it's heading to the land of Dragons and Emperors with Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corporation announcing its interest in buying Ford's Swedish Volvo car unit. Beijing Auto is China's fifth-largest carmaker and earlier this month also expressed interest in buying Opel, but no deal eventuated from that...

Horbury to return to Volvo

On Tuesday we brought you news that Volvo designer Steve Mattin had left the company, but that a replacement was uncertain. Well, today we can confirm that Peter Horbury, the British designer who retired boxy styling at Volvo in the early 90s, is leaving his post at Ford to rejoin Volvo once more...

Volvo Design boss – gone!

The round of sudden and unexpected departures continue at car companies with Ford apparently acknowledging that Volvo’s gifted design boss, British-born Steve Mattin, has left the company, although details are sketchy. Mr Mattin has been a shining light at Volvo in recent times, with credits for the C30 and XC60, as well as the driving force behind the brilliant S60 Concept, shown for the first time at the North American International Motor Show, this year...

Ford tells employees of possible buyer for Volvo

Ford has told employees of a possible buyer for Volvo in a message from its strategic communications branch today. Ford's European division said it had been involved in "detailed discussions with potential buyers" and although it failed to name those parties specifically or place a time-frame on a sale date, it did indicate that the talks were indeed positive...

Volvo workers agree to cost cutting

It was only Tuesday we brought you news of Ford having signed a new labour deal with its union workers, now it seems Volvo have taken a similar step. The Blue Oval’s Volvo brand says it has reached an agreement with its union that although plans helping Volvo save money does not involve further job cuts...