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SUV Volvo XC60

SUV Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 SUV will go to Indonesia. Volvo, ready to hit the market back to Indonesia by issuing XC60 in mid-2010 this.

However, Volvo Indonesia reducing the capacity of engine XC60 with a capacity of 3200 cc engine but XC60 engine capacity of 2000 cc and 2500 cc.

This was revealed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PT Indobuana Autoraya, Paul B. Suranto which is ATPM Volvo, in Jakarta, Plaza Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (18/3/2010).

“Mid-year we will realese it, but we will release the XC60 with a capacity of 2.0 liters and 2.5 liters,” says Paul.

Electoral capacity, according to Paul because XC60 capacity of 3.2 liters will be valuable when put to Rp 1.3 billion.

“While the capacity of 2.0 and 2.5 we can hopefully tap into the number under $ 1 billion,” he said.


Volvo S60 will coming soon

Volvo S60 will coming soon

Brand-new Volvo S60 sedan, the plan will be coming soon on the streets in Indonesia.

PT Indobuana Auto Raya which became the Volvo brand distributor in Indonesia have been intend to market this variant in Indonesia.

The plan, this luxury variant will be entered in the third quarter of 2010.

Volvo S60 engine carrying capacity of 2.0 liter and 1.6 liter.

Volvo Electric Car Candidate Appears in Indianapolis

Volvo Electric Car Candidate Appears in Indianapolis
A sketch of the car sticking out when Volvo made a presentation with the theme “Future Electric Cars Volvo” in the event which was held manufacturer of lithium-ion battery EnerDel in Indianapolis, recently. C30 base car with two power design is quite prominent.

When the image shows EnerDel, hatchback is equipped with six bolt rim. So, the back of a rigid design is unique because both the curved and united as a tiny wings.

Volvo’s spokesman, Dan Johnston, who dodged that the sketch looked a C30 precursor form of electricity. “That’s just the usual image of designer friends in Sweden who were not serious. We do not have an electric car that looks too ‘electric car’. It will not be like the Prius, there will be a continuation of our design language on Volvo C30,” says Johnston , as quoted insidelanenews.com, last week.

Volvo S60 Concept: Reincarnation of the Scandinavian Viking Ship

(picture from volvo)
This is the pride latest Volvo, S60 Concept. As well as the reincarnation legend Scandinavia, the Viking ship timber. Therefore, also, although the new front month is shown to the public through the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) 2009 in Detroit, United States, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, Stephen Odell is sure.

“All-New S60 will be a strong player in the segment that is very strict and penetrate the market as the razor blade,” commenting. Even All-New S60 is still a draft standard. Unbelievable!

Bos Volvo is confident will be successful S60. The four-door sedan coup?, the design is very inspiring. Odell also revealed, “All that is in the car, better than the previous Volvo products.

Inspiration Scandinavia

According to Steve Mattin, head of Volvo Cars Design Division, the look of the All-New S60 is a miniature Viking ship that was great. Timber ships that are made with skill and the image of high art.

“Look at this face before the car comes with trapessium Grill. Note the second light front bumper ornament carefully on the right and left. Similar to the form of a Viking ship is famous. Both front lights like the two Viking ships sailing side by side, “he said.

Not only wizardry works Viking told the nation on the S60, also on the nature of Sweden. “The car was designed based on the natural environment and Scandinavia. Start from the reef to the beach unique and beautiful. All-New S60 is a combination of paper with stunning sensuality, “he said.

Not just for the sake of form, also adopted the latest technology in front of the lamp. Explained, “If you drive in the evening darkness, light, light emanating to the hidden part. LED light bulb Highly which emanated directly to the front of the ship through the screen, “Steve-off case.

Door sensors

Other features also been a Volvo S60 is the structure of a car that does not use the pillars of B-plus to open the back door with a sensational way.

Rear side door does not open or tilt toward the future, but to the back. When opened, the door is back in the top of the rear wheels. Consequently, when the second door opened simultaneously, passengers can enter and exit freely, either from or to the front and back seats.

Lines and depressions body also been a Volvo. Including combinations with the taillight design. Appearances S60 more style and sporty figure firmly with the 20 inch tires with a thin profile rim berpalang 7.

All of that describes the changes in their approach, hominid to the consumer. Kaliper brake also be painted with the emphasis brass. “In addition to paint the car called the Volvo ‘Warm Liquid Copper’. The application of color is inspired Swedish history with a rich copper mine, “said the designer.

Car Racing

S60 line design, according to Steve also inspired by the movement fast car on the track. In the S60, clearly visible on the back. Also be confirmed, later, all the models or the latest Volvo products, the more condensed form with the car ‘race’.

Technology is the only other taillight. When not used, the color red. When turned on, the reverse, brake and sein appear with the appropriate color standards. Volvo is to use LED lights that can change color with the help of the processor. Same with the indicator light on the computer.

In the back of this, Volvo also install difuser moving with the speed of the car. The goal, to get better aerodynamics.


For the interior, the Volvo designer combines different ideas. The result was the interior appearance with a combination of modern and classical art skills plus typical Swedish touch. “This is the interior work of our most exclusive,” said Steve again.

In the middle of the four seats scattered ‘crown jewel’ that brings together various completeness. Among other typical Swedish Orrefors crystal, which, combined with the instrument panel that seemingly connect to the back.

“It is an order of waterfalls that flow from the instrument panel and then flows to the middle of the car interior,” he added.

Transferring Tooth

Another breakthrough in the Volvo interior is how contagious transmission gear. Stick or transferring gear mechanism designed Ain flexible. In the horizontal position, the car automatically move the teeth. If drivers want to manually move the teeth, be enough to lever up a little. In addition to transferring rod teeth also are key starters and the parking brake.

Console middle lengthwise to the rear passenger seat. Under crystal panel between the seats each, provided two beautiful places that drink-movable slide. In addition to the driver seat, the console crystals made with the instrument panel and the navigation screen. Both information equipment that are on the same altitude.

“We focus on ergonomic and security. How, altitude instrument panel is designed with the navigation screen. In this way, to move the indicators to see one another, with enough eye moves in a horizontal, “added Steve.

Pandel above instruments, there are also impressions of the information and warning system of preventive security through Hud. A pad while the pillars installed the ‘Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).

Floating seats

Themes to be sailed on the seat of thin with thin contours are made from the skin soft ‘Light Blond’ with a bending contrasts. The seats are not installed on the floor, but in the middle of the bottom of the console. The result, such as floating seats.

For energy source, select Volvo gasoline engine, 4-cylinder with a 1.6 liter direct injection technology plus turbocharger. Volvo GTDi call (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection), which generate energy PS 180. This is the first Volvo engine that uses direct injection system.

Other Features

? Start / stop, turn off the engine when the road is not.

? Powershitf. Two manual transmission that works in parallel, each regulated by the clutch. Because there are no interruptions Torque, turnover held dental instant.

? EPAS (Electric Power Assisted Steering).

? ‘DRIVEe mode’. Allows the driver to reduce fuel consumption through the ‘economy mode’ which helps to work a number of mechanical and electrical power system. Including AC and the movement of teeth automatically.

? Cover Grill. Panel of the directors who can wind closed when impediments to the needs of the air conditioner is reduced.

? Panel vault average.

? Content lightweight body.

Ford weighs Volvo sale amid industry crisis

Ford is considering selling Volvo as the beleaguered U.S. automaker seeks to raise cash and survive tight credit markets and a global automotive sales crisis.
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Ford Motor Co. today announced that it is considering the sale of Volvo Car Corp as it explores “strategic options” for the sweedish brand.
The company cited global slowdown in auto sales and economic in-stability as the reasons for the development. The company is reviewing the situations closely and might take several months before it is complete.
A possible sale of Volvo would help Ford strengthen?its balance sheet and will give the company enough resources to introduce its new range of products by which it intends to turn around the financial fortunes which arestaring at?its face right now.
“Given the unprecedented external challenges facing Ford and the entire industry, it is prudent for Ford to evaluate options for Volvo,” said Ford CEO Alan Mulally in a prepared statement.
“Volvo is a strong global brand with a proud heritage of safety and environmental responsibility and has launched an aggressive plan to right-size its operations and improve its financial results.” he added.
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Is Volvo Next? As Ford Ponders Its Next Moves, Swedish Automaker’s Fate Hangs In the Balance

For the moment, at least, Ford officials say selling Volvo is not in the cards. But, then again, they don’t entirely rule out such speculation.
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Ford, Volvo lead annual list of safest vehicles

Dozens of new cars and trucks, led by Ford and its Volvo subsidiary, made the insurance industry’s list of the safest vehicles, helped by growing adoption of anti-rollover technology.
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Volvo S60 revealed

Volvo releases latest teaser shot of its forthcoming 3-series rival.
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Volvo Models

1927 Volvo ?V 4

Volvo PV544

Early years

Volvo ?V 4, aka Jakob
Volvo PV (PV444 and PV544)
Volvo Snabbe
Volvo Trygge
Volvo Sugga (civilian (PV801, PV802, PV810, PV821, PV822 and PV831) and military (TP21/P2104, P2104))
Volvo Laplander (L-3304, L-3314, L-3314 and L-3315)
Volvo PV 36 Carioca
Volvo PV51
Volvo PV60
Volvo Duett
Volvo Amazon/Volvo 122
Volvo P1800
Volvo P1900
Volvo 66
Volvo C202
Volvo C3-series (C303, C304 and C306)

Tri-digit nomenclature
Starting with the 140 series in 1968, Volvo used a tri-digit system for their cars. The first number was the series, the second number the number of cylinders and the third number the number of doors; so a 164 was a 1-series with a 6-cylinder engine and 4 doors. However, there were exceptions to this rule?the 780 for example, came with turbocharged I4 and naturally-aspirated V6 petrol engines and I6 diesel engines, but never an eight cylinder as the 8 would suggest. Similarly, the 760 often was equipped with a turbocharged I4 engine and the Volvo 360 only had four cylinders. Some 240GLT had a V6 engine. The company dropped the meaning of the final digit for later cars like the 740, but the digit continued to identify cars underhood on the identification plate. Volvo Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN codes) had always been given YV1 symbolizing Sweden, Volvo, and Volvo Car Corp

Volvo 140 (Volvo 142, Volvo 144, Volvo 145)
Volvo 164
Volvo 240 (Volvo 242, 244, 245)
Volvo 260 (Volvo 262C, 264, 265)
Volvo 340 (Volvo 343, 345)
Volvo 360
Volvo 440
Volvo 460
Volvo 480
Volvo 740
Volvo 760
Volvo 780
Volvo 850
Volvo 940
Volvo 960

Current models
Today, the company uses a system of letters denoting body style followed by the series number. S stands for saloon or sedan, C stands for coup? or convertible and V stands for versatile or estate car. XC stands for cross country originally added to a more rugged V70 model as the V70XC and indicates all wheel drive paired with a raised suspension to give it a mock SUV look. Volvo would later change the name to the XC70 in keeping with its car naming consistent with the XC90. So a V50 is an estate (“V”) that is smaller than the V70.

Originally, Volvo was planning a different naming scheme. S and C were to be the same, but “F”, standing for flexibility, was to be used on station wagons. When Volvo introduced the first generation S40 and V40 at Frankfurt in 1994, they were announced as the S4 and F4. However, Audi complained that it had inherent rights to the S4 name, since it names its sporty vehicles “S”, and the yet-introduced sport version of the Audi A4 would have the S4 name. Volvo agreed to add a second digit, so the vehicles became the S40 and F40. However, that led to a complaint from Ferrari, who used the Ferrari F40 name on their legendary sports car. This led to Volvo switching the “F” to “V”, for versatile.

1998 Volvo V70 wagon


Volvo S/V40 (M/Y 1996-2004)
Volvo S/V70 (M/Y 1997-2000)
Volvo C70 (M/Y 1997-2005)
S/V90 (M/Y 1991-1998)

Small cars (Volvo P1 platform)

Volvo C30 (M/Y 2007- )
Volvo C70 (M/Y 2005- )
Volvo S40 (M/Y 2004- )
Volvo V50 (M/Y 2004- )

Large cars (Volvo P2 platform)

Volvo S60 (M/Y 2001- )
Volvo S80 (M/Y 1999-2006)
Volvo V70 (M/Y 2000-2007)
Volvo XC70 (M/Y 2001-2007)
Volvo XC90 (M/Y 2003- )

Large Cars (Volvo Y2 platform)

Volvo S80 (M/Y 2007- )
Volvo V70 (M/Y 2008- )
Volvo XC60 (M/Y 2009- )
Volvo XC70 (M/Y 2008- )

Concept cars

Volvo Venus Bilo (1933)
Volvo Philip (1952)
Volvo Margarete Rose (1953)
Volvo Elisabeth I (1953)
Volvo VESC (1972)
Volvo 1800 ESC (1972)
Volvo EC (1977)
Volvo City Taxi (1977)
Volvo Tundra (1979)
Volvo VCC (1980)
Volvo LCP2000 (1983)
Volvo ECC (1992)
Volvo SCC (2001)
Volvo YCC (2004)
Volvo T6 (2005)
Volvo XC60 (2006)