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Volvo Hot Rod Jakob

 
The Volvo Hot Rod Jakob was unveiled in February 2008 at the Volvo Museum in Goteborg, Sweden. The Hot Rod Jakob is a modern interpretation of the very first series-produced Volvo car. The model was called the OV4 (the Swedish abbreviation for Open Car, 4 cylinders), but it soon gained a new pet-name - Jakob. 2005-2006: In Leif Tufvesson’s workshop in the rural south of Sweden, work commenced on the car. After documenting the original Jakob in detail, his company, Caresto, started building a car that developed into Hot Rod Jakob. “Volvo has always been a special make for me. These were the cars I learned my skills on in my youth, and I also worked for a while at Volvo’s concept-car department. So instead of obtaining inspiration from an old Ford, as is usually the case in Hot Rod circles, I wanted to build something that meant more to me personally. That’s why I chose to bring together the most classic attributes of Volvo, the Jakob, and my own modern Hot Rod st... Read More

Volvo Ocean Race

 
Volvo announced that the 2008 Volvo Ocean Race will have its seconds stopover in Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala in December this year. The Kochi of the 2008 Volvo Ocean Race will come after a run from Cape Town, South Africa. Press Release Kochi in India to host Volvo Ocean Race for first time Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala, is confirmed as the host of the second stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race in December 2008. The Indian stopover will come at the end of the second leg of the race from Cape Town, South Africa. Kochi will be the first of three new ports in Asia. At the Abad Plaza in Kochi today, the stopover port agreement was signed by Andy Hindley, Race Director for the Volvo Ocean Race; Mr. N. Ramachandran, Chairman, Kochi Port Trust and Mr. KG Mohanlal, Managing Director, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. Also present at the press conference were Mr. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, the Hon. Minister for Home, Vigilance and Tourism and Dr. Venu, Secretary of Kerala Tourism... Read More

Volvo XC60 Price for UK Market

 
Volvo XC60 price for the UK market has been announced by Volvo. For the 2.4D AWD (163 PS) version, the Volvo XC60 price will start at 24,750 pounds. While for the T6 AWD (285 PS) Geartronic model, the price for Volvo XC60 will goes up to 34,495 pounds. And for the middle of the range SE trim, the Volvo XC60 price will start at 26,250 pounds. Available in three trim levels - S, SE and SE Lux, the new Volvo XC60 will come with a choice between three engines: the turbocharged T6 producing 285PS, and two variants of the D5 turbodiesel generating 185 and 163 horsepower, respectively. Additionally, the new crossover will go on tour across the UK this summer. Press Release Volvo Car UK announces preliminary prices1 for the new XC60, the safest and most stunning Volvo ever. This new crossover vehicle combines XC capability with sports coupe styling and will start at 24,750 for the 2.4D S. The Volvo XC60 will arrive in dealer showrooms and be available for customer test drives this October, wi... Read More

Volvo XC70 for the Ski Slopes

 
Volvo XC70 is one of the best cars for a trip to the ski slopes. That’s because the Volvo XC70 is equipped with All Wheel Drive with Instant TractionTM, DSTC stability-enhancement system, Hill Descent Control, and an active chassis. Press Release Volvo XC70 - perfect for a trip to the ski slopes The Volvo XC70 behaves with impeccable stability and consistency in all situations. This is particularly noticeable on winter roads when the surface can quickly switch between ice, asphalt and snow. Volvo’s All Wheel Drive system and DSTC stability-enhancement system ensure good road grip. What is more, the new Hill Descent Control function makes it easier to crawl securely down steep gradients and drive safely on slippery surfaces. Volvo’s new six-cylinder engine ensures that the Volvo XC70 gets all the power and drive ability that a true adventure car needs. All Wheel Drive with Instant TractionTM Volvo’s active All Wheel Drive (AWD) system ensures the best possible ro... Read More

Volvo V70, Volvo XC70 and Volvo XC90 Ocean Race

 
Volvo unveiled three special edition models at the Geneva Motor Show: the Volvo V70, XC70 and XC90 Ocean Race. The Volvo Ocean Race special edition models featuring Ocean Blue pearlescent paint, designed with Volvo Ocean Race emblem and chrome exterior details. Unfortunately, we have to wait the detailed information on the Volvo V70, XC70 and XC90 Ocean Race models in June upon showroom arrival. Press Release VOLVO UNVEILS VOLVO OCEAN RACE SPECIAL EDITION MODELS Volvo starts the countdown to the next round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race with the launch of special Volvo Ocean Race editions of the V70, XC70 and XC90 at the Geneva Motor Show today. A unique Ocean Blue pearlescent paint immediately differentiates the Volvo Ocean Race editions from the standard models and the appearance is further enhanced with a new, more exclusively designed Volvo Ocean Race emblem and chrome exterior details. The special edition cars are also available in Electric Silver. All the cars feature full Ocean Race... Read More

Volvo XC90 R Design

 
The Volvo XC90 R-design program includes sill moldings in brushed stainless steel, a sport chassis, a sport steering wheel and gear selector of perforated leather and sports seats. The Volvo XC90 R-design also equipped with additional lateral cushioning to support the driver, even in faster cornering. With a combination of two different grades of leather, the seats of the Volvo XC90 R-design enhanced by decor piping in different color shades. Press Release Spice up your Volvo XC90 with R-design - the choice for customers with a refined taste Volvo Cars’ R-design programme - a sporty factory-fitted option package - is now also available for the Volvo XC90. R-design is tailor made for customers who want a car with refined attributes. The package is also available for the Volvo C30, Volvo S40 and Volvo V50. “The possibility of tailoring one’s car to suit personal tastes is becoming increasingly important to car buyers today. R-design has been developed for buyers who wan... Read More

 

 

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