Archive for the ‘Volvo’ Category

New vehicle sales report – December 2012

A round of applause for Australia’s car buying public who achieved an all-time record of 1,112,032 sales in 2012. It’s only the fifth time Australians have bought more than 1 million cars in a calendar year. Last year’s results represent an overall increase of 10.3% (103,595 sales) compared with 2011. FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber, […]

2012 Paris Motor Show in pictures – part 2

Here’s part 2 of our 2012 Paris Motor Show in pictures gallery, which brings you manufacturers from M–Z. Join us as we admire the McLaren P1, the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé, the Peugeot Onyx and the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. We’re wavering a little with our admiration of the Mercedes-Benz A Class, but nothing can […]

508hp Volvo S60 Polestar revealed

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Volvo’s performance partner Polestar has had another crack at fantasy football by stuffing 508hp under the bonnet of an S60 sedan. That’s not a typo—508hp—that’s near as damn is to swearing 380kW! To achieve these lofty results Polestar has thrown out the standard turbo from the inline T6 engine and bolted on a kick arse […]

Volvo V40 brings world’s first pedestrian airbag

“People are soft and cars are hard,” says Thomas Broberg. He’s the Senior Technical Advisor Safety from Volvo and has been charged with overseeing the company’s current safety goal, which states: “By 2020, nobody shall be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo.” So, with that objective in mind, the thought of a pedestrian […]

Volvo Australia dances to Polestar tune

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Back in January Volvo Australia officially announced the local release of the S60 Polestar (apologies for missing it at the time). Those playing at home will recall the Polestar name, which has a long association with Volvo, mostly due to racing and motor sport activities. However, it was the crazy 405hp C30 Polestar Performance Concept […]

2012 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 2

Here’s the second and final part of our 2012 Geneva Motor Show photo gallery, featuring manufacturers from L–Z (well V actually). Highlights include the Aventador J pictured above along with a reappearance of the stylish Mazda Takeri concept. The awesome Pagani Huayra is also on show, check the raw carbon fibre model, it looks sublime. […]

New vehicle sales report – June 2011

Apologies for missing last month’s update and for those keeping score Holden actually pipped Toyota to the highest selling marque for May. A result largely due to supply issues in Japan following the tsunami earlier this year. Indeed the total sales for May were 77,406 a fall of 13.2% on 2010 figures. And so it […]

AIMS 2011 gallery: Volvo

Not sure about anyone else, but this matt white diesel plug-in hybrid really floated our boat. Using the stylish V60 Estate lines as a base the paint and wheel combo really made the car stand out. Never mind its 1.9l/100km and 49g/km CO2 claims. Maybe it was brand ambassador Pia Miller telling us how wonderful […]

Shanghai 2011: Volvo Concept Universe

Volvo has given us a tiny glimpse at their Concept Universe, which has just been launched in Shanghai. They’re sharing with us one photo, for now, and a light and fluffy press release. From what we can see, it’s a nice sleek looking unit, don’t you think. It certainly looks like it would have plenty […]

Top Gear – Series 16 preview

Season 16 of Top Gear is scheduled to premiere on BBC2 on Sunday 23 January. The Top Gear website has just published a preview of what we can expect to see in the upcoming series [click here to watch]. While the Pagani Zonda R, Ferrari 599 GTO and Ariel Atom 500 V8 will be great […]