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Winter Tyres for your Chelsea Tractor

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As experts predict a harsh winter for the UK, ‘Made In Chelsea’ star and Volvo V40 driver Louise Thompson was invited by Volvo to prove the effectiveness of winter tyres Two identical Volvo V40 hatchbacks – one on standard tyres and another on winter tyres – were ready to meet Louise at the Tamworth Snowdome, an indoor ski slope, where …

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The Most Epic Volvo Video yet with Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Worth a watch, Volvo Trucks has released its boldest Film in the series featuring the most spectacular stunts. This one the Grand Finale is called ‘The Epic Split’ During this year Volvo Trucks has invited some extraordinary guests to prove the quality of its trucks. Faith Dickey World Champion slackliner, Charlie the hamster and now for the season finale Jean-Claude …

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Volvo Bull Run ‘The Chase’

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Another in the Spectacular Volvo Trucks series of videos and the best one so far Volvo Trucks latest spectacle was set in the narrow streets of Ciudad Rodrigo, the original city of the bull run in NW Spain dating back to 1417. The whole town was involved including the Mayor. The driver Rob Hunt was taken from some major Hollywood …

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Just Do It

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The President of Volvo in New Stunt video: The Hook Volvo Trucks has created another stunt video. In a daring new film, entitled “The Hook”, the President of Volvo Trucks Claes Nilsson stands on the front of a Volvo truck that has been hoisted via its own towing hook , 20 metres into the air. This latest release comes after Volvo’s sensational …

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Over 1 Million Safer Cars on the Road

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Volvo have now built over one million cars with automatic braking systems confirming their position as world leaders in automotive safety As someone who was badly injured in an accident recently, I sit up and take notice more and more of the technology available in modern cars. An accident hurts and you will be surprised at just how impactful it …

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Safety in Abundance All-New Volvo XC90

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The all-new Volvo XC90 will feature even more World Class Safety Tech in 2014 Volvo’s obsessive nature of safety in everything that they do will be enhanced even more in the 2014 model of the popular XC90 Many new technologies will be available on the all-new XC90 Pedestrian Detection in darkness. A world first that makes the detection and auto …

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Parking – There’s an APP for that from Volvo

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Is struggling with Parking becoming a thing of the past…Volvo is developing a very clever concept for autonomous parking The concept car based on V40 will be demonstrated at a media event next week. The car finds and parks by itself, the driver does not have to be inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other …

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Volvo Pioneers Global Pedestrian Protection

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Volvo’s exciting and pioneering work on pedestrian protection has been rewarded with the 2013 Global NCAP Innovation Award The prize was received by Prof. Lotta Jakobsson the Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre. The award was presented at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference in Seoul, South Korea, today. At the ESV Conference, Prof. Lotta Jakobsson …

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Volvo Video Leave the World Behind You

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Volvo and the members of the DJ trio Swedish House Mafia create unique music video The video is based on a brand new version of the Swedish House Mafia’s hit song “Leave the World Behind”. Volvo are using the song and video as the leading theme in Volvo’s upcoming global launch campaign of the new Volvo XC60. Volvo Cars has for …

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20 Years Ago – A Short History of the Volvo 240

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It is 20 years since Volvo’s single bestselling model, the 240 series, went out of production. Almost 2.9 million cars were built during the 19 years the Volvo 240 was produced. The car that first was criticised for its dull, boring and boxy appearance. However during its lifetime it managed to set the international standard for both safety and environment. It won the European …