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Introducing the Volvo Concept Coupe, the 2014 P1800

Posted by VolvoEye in August 29th, 2013 | no comment 
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   The new Volvo Concept Coupe. The future of Volvo has arrived.

 

   Volvo has soon published the details of the new Volvo Concept Coupe and we must admit that it’s very eye-catching and innovative. The Sweeds have done it big time this time trying to re-enact the old P1800, naming this model the “next generation P1800″. This decision comes over an increase in Volvo’s sales this quarter.

  The new Volvo Concept Coupe reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design,” says Volvo Senior Vice President of Design Thomas Ingenlath. Not exactly fightin’ words, but close.

Somewhat eyebrow-raisingly, Volvo says the first machine that will take styling cues from the Concept Coupe will be the next XC90 crossover, which is slated to hit the market in 2014. While the upright stance of a ‘ute doesn’t seem compatible with the sleek, low-slung lines of a coupe, the automaker assures in the press release below that, while “the all-new XC90 is an entirely different type of car, you will recognize the connection instantly when it is revealed next year.”

Making such design stretchability possible is Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture. Specific elements that include a “generous” dash-to-axle ratio and a hip point that is “low enough to create a low profile on a sleek sedan without compromising headroom” are cited as defining factors of the new architecture.

Enjoy the video and the picture gallery.

Volvo Concept Coupe Front

Volvo Concept P1800 Coupe

Volvo Concept P1800 Coupe

Volvo Concept Coupe back

Volvo Concept Coupe interior

Volvo Concept Coupe Interior

 

The new 2014 Volvo V60 Station Wagon has been launched in the USA

Posted by VolvoEye in March 31st, 2013 | no comment 
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It’s official: The new Volvo Station Wagon is back in the United States

  The new fleet of Volvo US models has been unveiled at New York International Car Show 2013.  The Swedish automaker has presented the new V60 , S60 and XC 60, but for now we’re going to review only the V60, as an icon for Volvo’s USA historic wagons.

Looks

  The redesigned version of the V60 has been sold on the old continent for about three years now, but Volvo has announced that it will sell the V60 in early 2014 as a wagon version of the new S60 sedan, which has been a bestseller in the United States since 2011.

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  A spokesperson for Volvo US, Doug Speck, said “Our wagons have always been cool … they were boxy perhaps, but they were cool.”, which you can not argue with. Also, Doug said that there are no plans for a diesel version.

  The interior is very spacious, as we all know the box shaped Volvo’s wagons practicality.

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Power

  The new Volvo V60 has a more bold and sporty look than the old Volvo wagons did, given the fact that the car shown in pictures is a V60 R version of this model. Under the hood of the V60 R there is a T6 325 bhp turbocharged 6 cylinder engine. Probably a thiner version of this engine will be also offered as a 250bhp in-line 5 cylinder. These both engines are also available on the S60 sedan, which has a price starting from  $31,900 MSRP, so we can expect a similar price for the V60 in the US.

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Heart of the V60 R – The T6 325 bhp 6 cylinder engine

You can watch the official Volvo video of the new R-design fleet here:

 

 Volvo USA Station Wagon Nostalgia 

Volvo’s new auto-braking safety system detects bycicles and pedestrians

Posted by VolvoEye in March 8th, 2013 | no comment 
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   At 2013 Geneva Car Show in Europe, Volvo released the City Safety system, which was implemented back in 2010 as an auto-braking system when detecting other cars.

   Pedestrian airbags and an automated braking system designed to avoid hitting pedestrians were already implemented in 2010, but now Volvo implemented the “Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.”

   The City Safety auto-braking system, developed by Volvo, consisting of a software upgrade from the City Safety System being able to detect, using sensors, if a person jumps in front of the car, applying the emergency brake if the driver doesn’t. The new features use a radar placed in the front of the car grill, which calculates the speed of the vehicle and the distance to collision point with an obstacle. Also, Volvo placed a high-resolution camera behind the rear-view mirror which detects the type of object located in front of the car and match up their pattern of movement, as a pedestrian moves different than a bicycle or a bike.

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   “By covering more and more objects and situations, we reinforce our world-leading position within automotive safety. We keep moving towards our long-term vision to design cars that do not crash,” said Doug Speck, Volvo’s Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.

The experts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) consider Volvo’s decision to implement such a technological advanced safety system into road cars as a good move to improve traffic safety and reduce pedestrian collisions.  In 2010, approximately 4300 people were killed in car-related accidents and another 70,000 were injured in the United States only.

New Volvo S60 2014: One of the safest cars in the world

Posted by VolvoEye in February 23rd, 2013 | no comment 
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The 2014 Volvo S60

  Recently, Volvo car company, held by the Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Geely, stated that although the S60 had decent sales on the US market, the car needs a rehaul in order to keep up with the other cars in its market segment.

  As simple as that, Volvo decided to refresh up a little the 2011 S60, which will be launched in 2014 with an enthusiastic audience waiting for the new face-lifted refined sedan.

  The differences are obvious at the exterior, the most noticeable change being the stretched front grille and a bigger Volvo iron logo on the center. The windshield washer nozzles have disappeared and the new LED headlamps and tail-lights give the mid-size sedan a more refined and classy look.

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The 2014 Volvo S60

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The 2014 Volvo S60

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The 2014 Volvo S60

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The 2014 Volvo S60 – interior

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The 2014 Volvo S60 – Dashboard View

2013 Volvo S60-facelift spyshots, a possible glimpse of what could be the next true S60R

Posted by VolvoEye in January 23rd, 2013 | no comment 
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  Although this seems like a regular Volvo S60, it isn’t.

  The Swedish manufacturer was recently spotted testing a new face-lifted version of the Volvo S60, a glimpse of what could be the next S60R.
The front black case covers up the changes, but according to its shape this could be a massive facelift, the cars front being expected to resemble the new V40.  It can be clearly observed that the angles are sharper.  Although these lines seem to be more aggressive, the engine will probably remain the same, a five-cylinder 250 bhp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

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  Enjoy and don’t forget to share !

  Photo credits: Autoguide

Volvo S60 Polestar Concept, a 500bhp 4-door saloon, tested by Jay Leno on the highway

Posted by VolvoEye in January 22nd, 2013 | no comment 
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   Jay Leno test drives the 500 hp Polestar S60 concept car. Most of you have heard about or read about this car, but it’s neat to see it make it the “mainstream” American auto scene by way of Jay Leno’s endorsement. Take 15 minutes and check out this video!

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