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  Welcome to Volvo Canada
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The Volvo C70 — At the touch of a button, it transforms from coupe to convertible.
The Volvo S80 — Simply put, this is luxury in motion.
www.volvocanada.com   (164 words)

  Volvo - Research All Models and Prices - MSN Autos
Volvo began manufacturing passenger cars in Goteborg, Sweden in 1927.
Volvo's first sports car was the P1800, unveiled in 1960.
Volvo is part of Ford's Premier Automotive Group, which includes Aston Martin, Land Rover and Jaguar.
autos.msn.com /browse/Volvo.aspx   (91 words)

  Volvo Cars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1998, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company and placed in its Premier Automotive Group.
The Volvo design team invented both the 'safety cage' and 'crumple zone' concept, where passengers are protected in a strong, encircling frame and the energy of a crash is absorbed by destruction of the bonnet or boot of the car.
In the early 1970s, Volvo acquired the passenger car division of the Dutch company DAF, and marketed their small cars as Volvos before releasing the Dutch-built Volvo 340, which went on to be one of the biggest-selling cars in the UK market in the 1980s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Volvo_Cars   (1287 words)

 Volvo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Volvo is Latin for "I roll", and although fitting well to their products, vehicles, it was originally a name for a ball bearing being developed by the company SKF, which provided funding to a few employees to set up the car-manufacturing business.
Among the reasons why Volvo took the initiative to sell the automobile manufacturing was the increasing development costs for new car models, coupled with the fact that it was a relatively small producer.
Volvo used the funds from the sale of the automobile division to finance the purchase of Scania, another leading Swedish truck manufacturer, but the deal was stopped for competition reasons by the European Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Volvo   (429 words)

 Volvo Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2007 Volvo V50 is a carryover from 2006.
The 2007 Volvo V70 is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury wagon, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 2.4 to the R. Upon introduction, the 2.4 is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I5, 168-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway.
The 2007 Volvo V70 is a carryover from 2006.
www.autobytel.com /content/research/detail/Volvo.htm   (1029 words)

Volvo was born on April 14th, 1927, when the first car, which was nicknamed "Jakob", left the factory in Göteborg.
Volvo had a different philosophy: they believed quality cars could only be built from designing components n-house, contracting the designs to be built by manufacturers and finally assembling the parts by experienced car builders.
Volvo performs a slam-dunk with its first new coupe in years; the convertible is somewhat less thrilling.
www.geocities.com /kash_alfa/Volvo.htm   (1014 words)

 Ford Motor Company - Volvo
Volvo's on-going commitment to safety, the environment and innovation remains as strong today as it was over 80 years ago.
Volvo was born on April 14th, 1927, when the first car ÖV4, nicknamed ''Jakob'', left the factory in Gothenburg.
Volvo's first 6-cylinder car, the PV651 was introduced in 1929 and quickly became the standard for taxis throughout Sweden.
www.ford.com /en/company/about/brands/volvo.htm   (221 words)

Ever since its inception in 1927, Volvo has been sensitive to its environment, conscious that if the industry is to be part of the problems, there is an obligation to participate in the solutions.
Volvo is also determined to invest in those who will inherit the environment, the youth of the world, and that is the key rationale behind the UNEP-endorsed Volvo Adventure.
The most comprehensive environmental education programme in the world, the Volvo Adventure engages with thousands of youngsters worldwide, a plethora of projects each year demonstrating the passion of youth towards their environment.
www.sponsorship.volvo.com /sub.asp?ParentId=945   (292 words)

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Volvo had a different philosophy: they believed quality cars could only be built from designing components in-house, contracting the designs to be built by manufacturers and finally assembling the parts by experienced car builders.
Volvo also claims the engine packaging allows short and direct plumbing between the exhaust manifold and the under-floor catalysts, meaning quicker light-off and lower emissions.
I have driven 10 Volvos over a period of 30 years and 1,200,000 miles and only had one (1974 245DL) that required any major work, but since the 850 was a new model, I covered myself by getting the 100,000 mile/6 year extended warranty which covered (almost) everything.
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 Boston.com cars.com:
During the 2003 model year, Volvo plans to introduce high-performance versions of the S60 sedan and V70 wagon, dubbed the S60R and V70R.
Volvo’s curvaceous coupe and convertible haven’t been stellar performers in the sales race, but they attract a modest group of fans.
Volvo’s V70 wagon was redesigned for 2001 and is based on the larger S80 sedan platform.
www.cars.com /carsapp/boston?szc=02110&srv=parser&act=display&mknm=Volvo&tf=/features/2003overview/volvo/volvo.tmpl   (1199 words)

 Volvo part 2, Cars/Sweden, Konditori 100   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Volvo received the "Truck of the Year 1979" award for the Volvo F7, the first time it was awarded a Volvo truck.
Volvo was awarded the "Truck of the Year", this time for the Volvo FL Series.
A sign of Volvos care for the environment was given in 1992, with the introduction of the first natural gas powered "CNG Buses" and the Bio-gas and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).
www.granfoss.net /arne/k100e/bilar/carmakes/k1cavol2.htm   (3846 words)

 USATODAY.com - Women design concept car for Volvo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GENEVA (AP) — Volvo Car's decision 14 months ago to allow hundreds of female employees to create a vehicle that suits their needs has given birth to a roomy, 215-horsepower coupe that's easy to park, maintain and keep clean.
Volvo, part of Ford Motor (F), has 28,159 employees worldwide, 20% of whom are women.
Volvo officials say they have no immediate plans to mass produce the new prototype, but the company is likely to use some of its features on other vehicles.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/2004-03-02-ycc_x.htm   (839 words)

 Volvo Safety Center - The Car Connection
Volvo, the Scandinavian carmaker whose brand has been synonymous with safety, has now opened what is arguably the world's most advanced safety-testing facility, the Volvo Cars Safety Center.
All of these developments in the Volvo crash barrier have spawned from recent research revealing that about 40 percent of all crashes are offset - that is, even a "head-on" collision, in today's modern cars with anti-lock brakes (ABS), is often offset slightly to one side or another.
Volvo has also created a crash safety laboratory that includes two test tracks, one of which can be moved, rotated and angled up to 90 degrees to simulate crashes from a head-on to a rear-end collision.
www.thecarconnection.com /Industry/Industry_News/Volvo_Safety_Center.S175.A2139.html   (812 words)

 Motoring - Volvo
Volvo is banking on doubling sales of its C70 convertible with the second-generation of the car that the Swedish automaker has been showing off to the motoring media in the United Arab Emirates.
Volvo's all new S80 sedan range will be launched at the Geneva auto show at the end of February and include the V8 engine already used in the XC90 4x4 — as well as its torque-to-all-wheels drive train.
Volvo's new C70 Coupé is one of the best ways to spend R300 000, unless you're into pace uber alles, where a faster and cheaper (and more practical, with two extra doors) BMW M3 sedan would make a lot more sense.
www.motoring.co.za /index.php?fSectionId=809&fSetId=381   (575 words)

 cars.com: 2005 Volvo Buying Guide | Volvo Prices
Introduced as a 2004.5 model, the latest version of Volvo's compact S40 sedan is a little shorter, wider and taller than before.
The front fascia was restyled, the soft-nose grille surround was reworked for a gentler transition to the bodysides, and fog lamps were new.
Volvo claimed that its new XC90 would be the safest sport utility vehicle on the market.
www.cars.com /go/crp/makes.jsp?year=2005&make=Volvo   (704 words)

 Volvo to Conduct Nation's Largest-Ever Fund-Raiser for Local Charities
The retailers are participating in Volvo Drive for life Days, a weekend-long effort by close to 300 Volvo retailers in cities nationwide to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for their local charities.
According to Vic Doolan, Volvo Cars of North America's chief executive officer, the company created the initiative as a way to localize the benefits of its Volvo for life Awards program, an annual national search for and celebration of local heroes, which provides more than $1 million in contributions to honor everyday heroes.
Volvo retailers nationwide will conduct lemonade stands at their facilities to achieve Volvo's pledge to help the Scott family reach Alex's $1 million goal.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-13-2004/0002249235&EDATE=   (386 words)

 home : Volvo Group - Global
Volvo Group ranked Sweden’s most attractive employer among engineering graduates
Clear green message from Volvo Trucks at the RAI truck show in Amsterdam
Per Carlsson new President of Volvo Trucks North America Division
www.volvo.com   (111 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Girl Power softens Volvo's edges
Volvo's latest offering seems to be almost more of a break with tradition than the Women's Institute members stripping off for a calendar.
Volvo is a subsidiary of Ford, and the Swedish carmaker's idiosyncratic insistence on practicality and safety seems to be spreading within the group.
The decision was apparently taken after Volvo refused to accept plans to use a Mazda platform across the group since it did not live up to its safety standards.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/3528757.stm   (701 words)

Even at this early stage in truck development, Volvo trucks were built to a very high standard in terms of their reliability and quality, especially compared to non-Swedish trucks, which had not been designed with the poor Swedish climate and poor Swedish roads in mind.
By 1964 Volvo had opened a new production plant in Torslanda, Sweden capable of producing up to 200,000 cars a year and by 1966 the Volvo 140 family was introduced firstly as a saloon and later as an estate, helping to cement a family market that Volvo was rapidly claiming as its own.
The Volvo 240 range replaced the 140 with even higher levels of safety and quality and was joined by the smaller Volvo 340 models from Holland to take Volvo’s sales past the 4 million mark by the end of the 1970’s.
www.speedace.info /volvo.htm   (5014 words)

 Volvo Cars | All pricing information available at CarsDirect.com
Volvo is a Swedish automobile maker that was founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Volvo was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company.
Volvo's top-of-the-line sedan, the S80, is completely new for 2007.
www.carsdirect.com /volvo   (220 words)

 Special LEGO-version of Volvo XC90 unveiled at New York Auto Show :: car.kak.net ::
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) and LEGOLAND California are joining forces to promote driving safety and family values.
The Volvo XC90 made of LEGO bricks was built by LEGO Master Model Builders, members of an elite team of talented artists who design, create and maintain the thousands of LEGO brick models at LEGOLAND California.
The Volvo XC90 made of LEGO bricks, although not drivable, will stand at the park entrance as a symbol of the two companies' commitment to safety and family.
car.kak.net /modules.php?file=article&name=news&op=modload&sid=1662   (641 words)

 Europe's BW 50 Leaders: Leif Johansson of Volvo
When Volvo CEO Leif Johansson sold the company's car division to Ford Motor Co. in 1999 to concentrate on heavy trucks, buses, and construction equipment, Swedes were aghast at the sale of a national icon.
Volvo sales are up sharply, rising almost 14% in the first quarter of this year, to €5.8 billion, while profits almost doubled, to €503 million.
North America was especially lucrative, with deliveries of construction equipment, Mack trucks, and Volvo buses and trucks up 50% in 2004 and 22% for the first quarter.
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 volvo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are a number of great Volvo websites, and I am putting together information about the 240 cars on one site.
I kept checking the papers and the used car lots around here, but the few Volvos that were available were not 240s and were, frankly, overpriced.
The Volvo mechanic said that it was in basically good shape but needed to be brought back up to par.
personal.ecu.edu /brownmi/volvo.htm   (977 words)

 Volvo Owners Club for Volvo Car Drivers and Owners Worldwide
The Volvo Owners Club is one of the largest Volvo clubs and based in the UK but we have members in many other countries.
Chris Knott Insurance is the approved insurance agent appointed by the Volvo Owners Club.
You need to be a member of the Volvo Owners Club to obtain parts and services from Nordic at their greatly discounted members prices.
www.volvoclub.org.uk   (697 words)

 The Saint's Volvo 1800
Volvo happily supplied the first one in 1962, registered as 71 DXC, within a week of its being requested.
In 1966 Corgi repainted their Volvo P1800 models in white, and added a Saint logo to the hood, as a testament to the success of the show.
It was Volvo's first true sports coupe since the popular P1800 series in the 1960s and arrived just in time for the new Saint movie (Val Kilmer drove a cherry red one in the 1997 Paramount picture, The Saint).
www.saint.org /volvo.htm   (1038 words)

 Volvo Cars USA - www.volvocars.us
The Volvo range's athlete – power and performance go hand in hand with this stylish sports sedan.
Drive the Volvo S80 and experience the perfect balance of comfort and response.
Drive the Volvo XC70 and experience the perfect balance of comfort and response.
www.volvocars.us   (155 words)

 Posts from the Volvo Category at Autoblog
Volvo's platforms and technology are spread pretty liberally throughout the rest of Ford.
Volvo is known for its safe cars, so it's only fitting that they would build a vehicle specifically designed for safety.
The rumors of Ford unloading Volvo have come to a standstill over the last couple of months, which is no surprise considering how valuable the square safety brand is to the livelihood of FoMoCo.
www.autoblog.com /category/volvo   (3965 words)

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