There has been reduction in the entry price of Volvo. The price for its stylish C30 hatchback will be £14,995 now.
But what is more interesting is that even the cheapest model will now come up with a 2.0 litre engine. But in reality, the saving would be in the range of £1,300 over the earlier sticker price of £16,295. It was for 143bhp petrol-engine C30.
Volvo has newly demonstrated a new technology that will allow driverless cars to automatically sync up with a lead driver.
The tests of vehicle `platooning' were conducted on Volvo's test tracks in Sweden. The tests were a part of European Union's research project called Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE).
In the test, a car was driven behind a lorry. The driver of the car handed control of the car to the driver of the truck and took his hands off the wheel.
Britain’s antitrust regulator is reported to have initiated probing into suspected cartel activity among commercial vehicle makers in the UK.
The investigation is claimed to center on some of the major truck manufacturers in Europe including Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit. In addition, the probe embroils Fiat SpA’s Iveco unit, Scania AB and Volvo AB’s subsidiaries Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks.
As per the recent reports, the OFT has recently jumped in the UK offices of Mercedes-Benz trucks at Tongwell near Milton Keynes in southeast England for investigation purposes.
One of the leading carmakers in the world, Volvo has called for larger awareness about all the toxic and harmful emissions coming out of the cars.
According to Volvo, now people only know about the harmful effect of the carbon dioxide as a gas emitted from cars but they are unknown about other dangerous gasses. But now the UK managing director of Volvo, Peter Rask has said that the buyers should know about the emission of nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbons from the vehicles.
Next-generation mid-sized Volvo S60 has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Volvo S60, which is a replacement for the original S60 that was launched in 2000, has new steering column created from solid steel that provides more precise steering.
The new car is equipped with stiffer bushings than the S80. Its re-engineered front struts resist cornering forces in a better way.
Original S60, which hit the roads in 2000, had gained some attraction in the beginning but later on lost that attraction too.
Volvo's S80 and V70 DRIVe models have been further undergone a step to give class-leading CO2 emissions of under 120g/km.
The two new versions now both emit 119g/km of CO2, qualifying for the lowest 13% company car tax band. Previously, the DRIVe versions emitted 129g/km, putting them in the 18% banding.
Swedish manufacturer of automobiles, Volvo has confirmed that its popular C30 is all set to go electric. The car will be like the traditional vehicle, and offer the same safety, comfort and be equipped with four seats, only now, the C30 will boast lithium-ion batteries, installed in the space which is normally reserved for a fuel tank.
The next-generation electric C30, as confirmed by Volvo, will go from 0-60 mph within a mere 11 second, and offer a top speed, with completely charged batteries, of 81 mph.
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