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Volvo XC60 is the First Luxury SUV to Achieve a TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award


Latest test makes Volvo the only luxury manufacturer with two TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicles
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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Automotive, Volvo

 

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Volvo C30 Electric awarded “Green Car of the Year” in China

Volvo C30 Electric handed over to Shanghai International Automotive City Group

While the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) marked its first anniversary of the electric vehicle (EV) campaign on July 20, 2012, Volvo Car Corporation delivered 15 Volvo C30 Electric cars to the City for pioneering open road test-drive project – EV100 Days. Meanwhile, Volvo C30 Electric was also awarded “Green Car of the Year” in China at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit in recognition of its world-leading safety and superb performance on the same day.

According to Freeman Shen, Senior Vice President of Volvo Car Corporation and Chairman of China Operations, delivering Volvo C30 Electric to SIAC and launching of public road test drives represents a solid step of Volvo Car Corporation in the process of promoting new energy vehicles in China, and as a result of Volvo’s Drive-E corporate strategy which covers optimization of traditional combustion engines, and development of plug-in hybrids and electric ones.
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Volvo

 

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Volvo’s world-first City Safety technology further upgraded

Volvo introduces a pioneering preventive safety technology in 2008 called City Safety. This Volvo world-first technology was introduced as standard with the Volvo XC60 which helped reduced risk of rear-end collisions between a car and a Volvo.

Studies showed that 75 percent of all reported collisions take place at speeds of up to 30kph. In half of these cases the driver has not braked at all before the collision, mainly due to distraction. In these cases, City Safety could make a crucial difference. The Volvo City Safety System helps in completely avoiding collisions at low speed or at least substantially mitigating the consequences. City Safety works with a laser sensor in the upper portion of the windscreen. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Automotive, Volvo

 

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Volvo’s New safety technology reduces the risk of motorway rear-end impacts by up to 42 percent

The final report from the EuroFOT research project, which has brought together 28 European companies and organizations, confirms that Volvo Car Corporation’s systems to help drivers avoid incidents and collisions deliver significant benefits.

A car with adaptive cruise control and collision warning, for instance, cuts the risk of colliding with the vehicle in front on a motorway by up to 42 percent.
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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Automotive, Volvo

 

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