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2008 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is a SUV that’s based on the S80 sedan. The base powerplant is a 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder engine while the top version packs a stronger 4.4-litre V8 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually is standard across the line. The XC90 can seat up…

2007 Volvo V50 | new car review

The Volvo V50 was launched in early 2004, along with the S40 sedan, as a somewhat larger estate evolution of its V40 predecessor. The design language and the specification level now harmonises more closely with the larger Volvo V70 estate car. Whilst sharing many of its components with the S40,…

2007 Volvo S80 | new car review

The top of Volvo’s  S (Sedan) Range, the S80 follows the Volvo policy of being offered in no fewer than four sub-derivatives, Comfort, Premium, Prestige and either Sport or Executive packages. The basic differentiator between the S40, S60 and S80 are engines and performance, with the 40 being the least…

2008 Volvo XC70 | new car review

Described elsewhere as a station wagon on stilts, Volvo’s XC70 picks up where the last generation left off. The XC70 is the latest generation in capable on/off road vehicles from this Swedish automobile manufacturer. For those of you shopping for a car with all the attributes and versatility of an…

2007 Volvo S40 | new car review

The Volvo S40 was launched in autumn 2003 as a somewhat larger sedan evolution of its Dutch-built predecessor. The design language and the specification level harmonised more closely with the larger Volvo S60. The aim was to give customers large-car properties in a compact format and with clearly sporty overtones.…

2008 Volvo S40 | new car review

Still only in its second generation, the Volvo S40 has already won many accolades around the globe. While all this is fine for world markets, in the Middle East it comes up against the 3 Series, C-Class and A4, making life that much tougher as brand perceptions and loyalty rank…

BMW considering Volvo acquisition

BMW considering Volvo acquisition

After successfully selling its Aston Martin brand to an investor group, Ford is considering the sale of another one of its key properties – Volvo – in order to raise capital. The news comes from Sweden’s Goteborgs Posten newspaper, which claims BMW is still strongly considering buying Volvo. News that…

2007 Volvo S80 V8 | road test

Easily the best-looking Volvo in more than a generation, Volvo’s flagship S80 is luxurious, roomy and safe. New for 2007 is the fitment of a V8 powerplant up front and all-wheel-drive. Inside as well as out, the S80 is welcoming, attractive and understated. Volvo designed the S80 to compete against…

Volvo advanced safety innovation wins safety and technology award

Volvo advanced safety innovation wins safety and technology award

London – Volvo’s advanced safety innovation, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), the first system of its kind to be introduced to help avoid the risks of accidents caused by blind spots, has won the Safety and Technology Award 2006. BLIS uses an intelligent digital camera system incorporated into both door…

Volvo opens accident research centre in china

Volvo opens accident research centre in china

Shanghai – As part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the number of road accidents and casualties, Volvo is setting up a joint Traffic Accident Research Centre in China which it hopes will help contribute to road safety in the world’s most populated country. Volvo’s in-house traffic accident research function…