News: VOLVO CARS AT TECHNO CLASSICA: ART DECO ON THE MOVE WITH THE VOLVO PV36

Volvo Cars have shared with MotorMartin that they are to be revisiting the Art Deco era at this year’s Techno Classica Essen in Germany, the world’s largest historic car show, with a 1935 Volvo PV36 once owned by one of … Continue reading News: VOLVO CARS AT TECHNO CLASSICA: ART DECO ON THE MOVE WITH THE VOLVO PV36

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News: VOLVO WINS BIG AT CAR TECH AWARDS

Volvo have shared the following good news with the news desk up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers as they have again proved their technological leadership, winning four awards at the Car Tech Awards 2018. Volvo was named Car Technology Brand of the Year for the second year running, while the Volvo XC60 was awarded Best Safety Technology for its revolutionary Steering Support system, Best Sat-Nav for its Sensus Navigation, and Best Safest Car as a result of its remarkable Euro NCAP crash test result. Fair enough then! It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the Car Tech Awards … Continue reading News: VOLVO WINS BIG AT CAR TECH AWARDS

News: VOLVO CARS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ALL-WHEEL DRIVE WITH A FIRM EYE ON THE FUTURE

Looking out onto the chaos and noise of the roads today it’s remarkable to see so many Volvo Cars confidently traversing this green and pleasant land of ours, their drivers utilising all of the technology present in their vehicles to allow them to travel paths that others simply cannot reach. Yet when the following news arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers it was certainly still a surprise, has it only been that long? Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is celebrating 20 years of mechanical all-wheel drive (AWD). “Volvo cars are well known for what we call … Continue reading News: VOLVO CARS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ALL-WHEEL DRIVE WITH A FIRM EYE ON THE FUTURE

News: VOLVO NAMED TECH BRAND OF THE YEAR AT FIRST EVER CAR TECH AWARDS

MotorMartin loves the direction that car design and interior technology has been going over the last few years, what with Sat Nav, climate control of many zones, electronic hand brakes, heated seats, voice control, automatic wipers, lights and so on, anyone mention autonomous driving? Of course I’ve only just scratched the surface here as there are many more innovative features and functions that are becoming standard features in cars a little above the norm. And now Volvo have shared with MotorMartin that they have been voted Tech Brand of the Year at the inaugural Car Tech Awards. An impressive award … Continue reading News: VOLVO NAMED TECH BRAND OF THE YEAR AT FIRST EVER CAR TECH AWARDS

News: VOLVO CARS REVEALS SPORTY S90 AND V90 R-DESIGN MODELS

In what could well turn out to be a first for MotorMartin, it’s perhaps finally time to accept that Volvo, that most mighty of Swedish manufacturers have finally decided to introduce a little flair and sporting flavour to their lineup and I think you’ll have to agree, they’ve been most successful. Volvo Cars have revealed performance-inspired R-Design models of the new S90 saloon and V90 estate and the look fantastic in MotorMartin’s eyes. A job well done and as far removed from their original boxy, 1980s designs as it’s possible to be. Central to the S90 and V90 R-Design, Volvo … Continue reading News: VOLVO CARS REVEALS SPORTY S90 AND V90 R-DESIGN MODELS

News: 480 ES: THE VOLVO THAT PAVED THE WAY TO THE FUTURE IS TURNING 30

Blimey, you wait for one piece of Volvo news http://motormartin.com/2016/02/23/news-volvo-cars-the-first-car-maker-to-launch-a-car-without-a-key/ and straight away there’s another. So then, it was certainly a surprise when the following news appeared on the desk at MotorMartin Towers just the other morning. Volvo have proudly let it be known that their Volvo 480 ES was the first front-wheel-drive car with a transverse engine produced by Volvo and amazingly, it’s now been 30 years since this wedge-shaped car made its official premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. That’s right, 30 years ago, unbelievable! Accordingly then, when the annual motor show in Geneva opened on 6 March … Continue reading News: 480 ES: THE VOLVO THAT PAVED THE WAY TO THE FUTURE IS TURNING 30

News: VOLVO CARS – THE FIRST CAR MAKER TO LAUNCH A CAR WITHOUT A KEY

Before starting what is, rather surprisingly, MotorMartin’s first piece of Volvo related news, it’s perhaps important to briefly explain where Volvo have come from as a company so that we can understand where they are going to. For those that don’t know, Volvo has been in operation since 1927 and today, Volvo tell us, they are one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world, with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo had formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the … Continue reading News: VOLVO CARS – THE FIRST CAR MAKER TO LAUNCH A CAR WITHOUT A KEY