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2008 Volvo S40 & V50 Update

Volvo Cars today released details of the updated 2008 S40 and V50 range. The main difference being more differentiation between the S40 sedan and V50 wagon. Taking a few pointers from the S80 sedan, the S40 has been enhanced with a new colour-coordinated soft nose which in addition to a new grille and a larger Volvo badge gives the car a more aggressive and lower stance...

260kW Volvo S80 Concept

This striking quick silver beast is a special edition model based on the performance Volvo S80 created by aftermarket tuning house Heico Sportiv for the SEMA auto show in the city of sin - Las Vegas. It wasn't long ago that Volvo was associated with cardigans and a weak cup of tea, but now the brand proudly shows off its latest creation amongst the 'bling' of the SEMA auto show...

Volvo ReCharge Concept

Volvo has enjoyed a phenomenal period of success in the last few years, with a glowing showroom of stylish and spirited cars, the brand is slowly changing its image from "another bloody Volvo" to "oh, that's a nice Volvo". Part of this process is fuelled by Volvo's quest to develop the next generation Hybrid system...

Volvo Cars Develops Alcoguard

With a third of accidents in Europe being alcohol related, it was obvious to Volvo an integrated system had to be developed to prevent those under the influence from driving. Available as an option on the Volvo S80, V70 and XC70 from the start of 2008 followed by the S40, V50, C30 and C70 by July, Alcoguard will help driver's in making the right decision when it comes to mixing alcohol with driving...

Volvo's New Driver Alert System

Studies show that up to 90% of all motor vehicle accidents occur as a result of the driver being distracted. In response, Volvo Cars has introduced Driver Alert Control - with a technology solution that is a world-first in passenger cars. The first innovation is Driver Alert Control (DAC) which is a system that monitors the car's movements and assesses whether the vehicle is being driven in a controlled or uncontrolled way...

Volvo C30 Redefines 'Efficiency'

In parallel with their focus on biofuels and hybrid technology, Volvo has created a unique version of the C30 called simply 'Efficiency' which achieves a claimed fuel consumption below 4.5L/100 km, and CO2 emission below 120g/km. To achieve these astonishing results, Volvo has made many small changes to the standard C30 which all adds up to a big difference in fuel consumption...

New Volvo S60

You know times are changing when Volvo starts making good looking cars! Dear loyal readers, feast your eyes upon one of the best looking Volvos of all time, the all new Volvo S60. Sit still, the images are CG (computer generated artist impressions) and so far Volvo has not confirmed or denied the styling. Volvo Australia spokesman Todd Hallenbeck had no comment for CarAdvice...

Ford might keep Volvo after all?

With the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover expected to finalize by month's end, the attention now points Volvo's way. The blue oval had previously indicated interest is offloading its Swedish brand, but a recent Reuters report tells a different story. A source told Reuters the review of Volvo was still at a very early stage and may not result in a sale...

Volvo R-Design

Although Volvo said goodbye to the R badge some time ago, the need for a sporty image has forced Volvo to bring back a series of "R-Design" packs. AMG owners need not worry though as the R-Design packs are merely cosmetic enhancements. The C30, S40 and V50 will be available in Europe with an R-Design package which will give the models a sportier look...

Volvo Sports: R-Design

The inherited cardboard box-like silhouette of previous Volvo models have struck a major blow on Volvo's image - which is certainly anything but sporty. However recent models have shown promise, and in an effort to distinguish themselves as a sportier brand they have announced an R-Design series of vehicle upgrades...

The New Volvo S60

This is the current 2007 model Volvo S60, yes its not very pretty. However Volvo has been on a crusade to change their image, and along with comes some serious redesigning in the last few years. With the brand new Volvo C30 on the way, the new generation of Volvos can please even Volvo's biggest critics...