HEICO SPORTIV, the internationally recognized Volvo tuner, presents its Volvo creations prior to the official market introduction. German premier at the Essen Motorshow. The Essen Motorshow (30th November - 10th December 2006) is the highlight of the European tuning industry and the most important exhibition event for HEICO SPORTIV. This is a good reason to come with 5 cars and to have a solid impact.
First at HEICO SPORTIV. The new C30
The top attraction is the HEICO HS3 D5, based on (...) > Full story
Volvo Car Corporation was successful among the 2006 Auto Trophy winners. The Volvo XC
90 captured its fifth trophy in the import ranking for SUV’s and off-road vehicles and the Volvo C30, participating in the competition for the first time, won the import ranking for compact cars this year. Over 350 vehicles in 27 categories vied for the votes of Auto Zeitung readers in the magazine’s 19th annual Auto Trophy competition. Steven Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer of Volvo Car Corporation, (...) > Full story
The Volvo SUV was among 13 vehicles earning TOP SAFETY PICK awards for 2007 announced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on ratings in IIHS tests.
"Our crash tests cover the most common kinds of real-world collisions," says Institute president Adrian Lund. "Designating TOP SAFETY PICK winners based on the tests makes it easier for consumers to (...) > Full story
Heico presented a complethy redesigned body-kit for the 2007 Volvo XC90. A quantum leap in this case is the material quality: all components are made of brakeproof PU-RIM plastic.
Volvo is creating a new model as a competitor for the BMW
X3. The new Volvo XC
50 will go on sale on the same time with the new Audi Q5.
The XC50 is a smaller version of the XC90, but with its own personality. The design is sporty and dynamic, with classic Volvo
radiator grill in foreground forming a V-shape with front lights. The side is a good compromise between dynamism and off road requirements. The back of XC50 reminds directly its bigger brother: vertical displacement of lights is (...) > Full story
In response to customer demand, Volvo Cars is expanding its popular XC90 range with a new variant — the Volvo XC90 V8 Sport. With a dynamic chassis setting, unique appearance, interior specification upgrades, and sport-tuned suspension, the Volvo XC
90 V8 Sport offers the driver more enjoyable handling and dynamic desirability.
A lot of news about the latest SUV lately, but have you ever wondered which are the best? CNN has tried to make a selection of the best five luxury SUV. And the nominals are: Best 5 Luxury SUV Mercedes GL450: price - $67820, powertrain - 355-horsepower 4.6-liter V8, 7-speed automatic transmission, highs - Acceleration, ride, quietness, roomy third-row seat, fit and finish, towing capacity, lows - Controls, premium fuel, no rear-view camera Mercedes-Benz R500: price - $62050, (...) > Full story
Inside information from Volvo
points that the Swedish manufacturer is preparing a baby XC90 to compete against the BMW X3. The compact SUV is expected to be introduced as a concept car in next January at the Detroit North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The production version called XC60, will arrive several month later either as a 2008 or 2009 year model.
The Volvo Car Corporation has built a mini-Volvo that takes care of very special transport requirements during the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg. The car, which is a 1:5 scale model of a Volvo XC90, was developed to be able to, quickly and smoothly, transport javelins, hammers or discuses from the place where they land, back to the thrower again.
Volvo Cars has hand-built four unique small bodies, mounted on electrically driven chassis developed by the Nordic Sport (...) > Full story
In response to customer demand, Volvo Car Corporation is expanding the XC90 range with a new variant - the Volvo XC90 Sport. With a dynamic chassis setting and a unique appearance and specifications, the Volvo XC90 Sport will offer drivers more enjoyable handling and desirability. Full story