Volvo initially came out with a totally new concept with their V70 Cross Country back in 1997 and now they’re back again, only it’s dropped much of its wagon-like looks for something more SUV oriented for a better sense of adventure with its copper and brown theme.
Volvo Truck Stunt – Woman Daredevil Walks a Titghtrope Between 2 Volvo Trucks – The Ballerina Stunt!
Volvo Trucks has just made a short viral video that featured the use of their new Volvo FH trucks. But unlike most other promotional footage, it happened to involve a world champion slackliner – Faith Dickey who literally crossed the line between 2 speeding Volvo trucks.
It’s usually the rule of thumb for most to rely on crash-safety test ratings conducted by the European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP), to which they will be rating a certain vehicle out of 5 stars. However, the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has unveiled a new sort of test for some vehicles that include the likes of a 2012 Acura TSX, BMW 3-Series (F30), a Lincoln MKZ and a Volkswagen Passat CC. All of which have been deemed as marginal and the Audi A4, Lexus ES (2012), Lexus IS (2012) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class were considered poor within the test group.
Voted “Best Performing Family Car” at the Allianz Asian Auto-VCA Industry Award 2012 recently, Volvo’s V60 T5 (released in January 2012 in Malaysia) received a total of 19 awards this year as it competed against 5 other nominees as judges looked through their score cards for design, comfort, safety, fuel efficiency, handling, performance, functionality, environmental requirements, driver satisfaction, after sales service and technical superiority.
How much was the most mileage that you have ever seen or even recorded yourself in a car? 100,000km? Or maybe 500,000km? If you have yet to even come close to maxing out your six-digit odometer, then make way Irv Gordon from New York, USA and his four-wheeled sweetheart, a gleaming red Volvo P1800. Not so familiar with that particular model? That is not much of a surprise since this car could be traced back all the way from the 60’s.
Gordon loves to travel, and it was in this little Volvo that had took him to almost every reachable state in the United States, which does not include Alaska and Hawaii of course. His love towards travelling had earned him the first million miles (1.6 million km) on the odometer at just after 21 years of driving and was still going strong throughout the years, even when he could not fork out some more for the air conditioner which was an option back then!
Don’t get too excited, this is not a production car but just a prototype. Now that we have got that out of the way, lets get back to some wishful thinking. Volvo’s are generally thought of as boring, boxy and all about ferrying the older generation safely across where ever to perform their elderly duties. Well just about, if you disregard the iconic 850R and the fact that Volvo has and continues to participate in a number of racing series namely the Swedish Touring Car Championship.
Volvo has been drastically trying to shed its safe box family car image in favour of a more aggressive image without loosing any of its safety credibility. Take on the gorgeous new S60, its lines are new to the Volvo design language and now its about to get some racing pedigree as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Car sales have been poor around the world lately. As more and more automakers see their profits suddenly dwindle, Volvo has been dealing with such a situation for a while now. The sales of the Swedish marque have not been encouraging and that makes this new model a very important product for Volvo. Read the rest of this entry »
Mention Volvo and the first thing that comes up to anybody’s mind will be safety. It’s synonymous really and I’ll bet you that nine people out of ten would not know that Volvo actually goes racing. Volvo has been actively participating in the Swedish Touring Car Championship for the last couple of season and they actually won the first two championships of the series in 96 and 97. Read the rest of this entry »
Everytime I step into my girlfriends Volvo 240GL, it’s like a blast to the past, it almost feels ancient but nevertheless, it feels Scandinavian in every sense of the word, its a Volvo for god’s sake, it’s supposed to feel like that, big, chunky, tank like, it’s built to save you in any situation, provided you don’t drop it off a cliff or drive down Everest in it or blow it up, you’ll be fine. Maybe that is a bit far fetched but can the same be said about a Volvo with racing intentions? Read the rest of this entry »