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Volvos crash-test laboratory now 10 years new
[url=cleanmpg.com]We are continuously taking new steps towards our vision
that nobody should die or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by the
[fimg=left][/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - [url=cleanmpg.com]CleanMPG[/url] - May 8,
At Volvo, the ability to replicate road accidents contributes to
world-class crash safety.
Volvo's crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year - and the
almost 3,000 full-scale tests that have been carried out during the
high-tech facility's first decade have helped give Volvo owners some of the
"We can replicate most of the incident and accident scenarios that take
place out on the roads. By analyzing these and then testing new safety
technology in the crash-test laboratory, we can improve the safety level in
our cars so that they become even safer in real-life traffic conditions,"
says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo.
When the new safety center was inaugurated by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf
in early 2000, it was one of the most advanced in the car industry - a
position it has retained over the years thanks to the continuous
implementation of new equipment and new test methods.
The latest technology infusion is in the form of a set of digital
high-speed cameras that can take 200,000 frames per second.
Volvo XC90 - Большой тест-драйв (видеоверсия) / Big Test Drive (videoversion) - Вольво XC90
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XC90 от Volvo вызвала смешанные чувства у
ведущих «Большого тест-драйва» Сергея
Стиллавина и Рустама Вахидова. С одной
стороны отличный внешний вид и неплохие
дорожные качества, а с другой абсолютно
устаревший интерфейс и юзабилити (!)
медиа-системы. Стиллавин и Вахидов
попытались понять в 2013 году захочет ли
кто-нибудь покупать машину, которая
только экстерьерно отвечает веяниям
Наша партнерская программа
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Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's
Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one
of their newest tests - the small overlap front test. On this episode of
The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a
reputation for killing cars and their passengers, and find out if the Volvo
XC60 passes the test.
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Покатушки 10MAR2013 / Mitsubishi Outlander XL2 / Volvo XC90 / Jeep WK2
Mitsubishi и Volvo осторожно решили попробовать
себя впервые вне асфальта. Jeep уже не на
первых покатушках, поэтому потерял
бдительность и застрял именно он... :-)) \
Mitsubishi and Volvo finally decided to go offroad for the first time. They
were very carefull, so only Jeep got stuck... :-))
2007 Ford Expedition | Dynamic Rollover Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1
This dynamic rollover crash test was conducted to investigate the dynamics
of belted occupants during rollover crashes. This test was conducted with a
modified 2007 Ford Expedition on the FMVSS 208 rollover cart moving at 48.1
km/h (29.9 mph), releasing the vehicle with its roll axis perpendicular to
the direction of rollover cart motion, and first contacting the passenger's
side. The vehicle was modified by replacing the rear seat with a
modified front seat to simulate similar characteristics in both seating
positions. The center console was also removed. The air bags were disabled
for this test condition. The OEM belts and buckles were replaced in all
positions. The driver and left rear seats were replaced with a seat with
integrated 3-Point belts without pretensioners. The right front position
was equipped with a motorized retractor and a pretension buckle system1.
The pretensioner was fired manually at 300ms into the event and the
motorized retractor was manually activated prior to launch.
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Apple Carplay Demo in Volvo Concept Estate -- Geneva Motor Show 2014
From the Geneva Motor Show 2014, Apple's Ed Langstroth demonstrates the
Apple CarPlay in the Volvo Concept Estate.
Starting with the upcoming all-new XC90, Apple CarPlay will seamlessly
integrate your iOS device with future Volvo models, allowing you to
intuitively access both Apple and third-party applications -- all with full
Siri voice control.
2015 Volvo V60 Sport Wagon Review and Road Test
There was a time when wagons roamed the interstates ferrying families from
one National Lampoon vacation to another. With the rise of the crossover,
those looking for the original "looks practical but handles like a sedan"
mode of transport have few options and most of them live in the luxury
segment. Let's count them before we go too far. We have the
soon-to-be-cancelled TSX, the last-generation Cadillac CTS (the new wagon
may arrive next year) Jetta, E-Class, 3-Series and Prius V. Even if you
expand things to include "off-road wagons"the list only grows by three
(Allroad, Outback and XC70.) Despite the shrinking market, Volvo's brand
has long been associated with practical wagons that it's almost hard to
believe it has been three full years since Volvo sold one in America.
That's about to change with the 2015 V60.
Back in 2010 Volvo was selling two wagons in America. The V50 was based on
the compact S40 sedan and the V70 shared its soul with Volvo's 5-series
competitor the S80. Although the V70 is still sold in Europe and the V40
(the replacement for the V50) splashed down in 2013, Americans will have to
settle for Volvo's middle child: the V60 wagon. Based on Volvo's S60 sedan,
the V60 competes internationally with wagon variants of the 3-Series,
C-Class, Audi A4 and many others. But this is America and Volvo's only
direct competitor is the BWM 328i xDrive wagon. More on that later.
Despite ditching the boxy form years ago, Volvo's style remains the
automotive Birkenstock to BMW's Prada. The entire Volvo lineup in America
(except for the XC90) received a 2014 face lift with a more aggressive
grille and more creases in the hood. Volvo has finally tucked their radar
cruise control module behind a plastic panel that blends into the grille
rather than sticking out like a gray sore thumb. Out back we get bumper
cover integrates Exhausts, a large
black surround on the rear glass that made me wish it was separately
hinged, and a continuation of those oh-so-sexy Swedish hips. Volvo's
engineers kept the V60's roofline fairly high at the rear, but even the
Swedes have given in to modern "coupé" styling cues, most notable in the
greenhouse shape. The raked rear glass which looks sexier but takes a toll
on cargo space.
Birkenstocks are comfy. Prada? Hit and miss. (Or so I'm told.) And so it is
with Volvo and BMW interiors. The S60 on which the V60 is based is now 5
years old. Aside from massaging color and trim options, the only
substantive changes to the interior since it was launched is Volvo's LCD
disco dash, a new steering wheel with shift paddles (optional) and a new
gear shift knob. Despite its age, the Scandinavian chic cabin has what it
takes to complete with BMW, especially now that the 3-Series has gone
slightly down-market with more hard plastics in this generation. My only
major gripe is the small 7-inch infotainment display that is clearly
outclassed by BMW's ginormous iDrive screen.
The V60 has been priced aggressively for 2015 starting at $35,300 that's an
$800 upsell over then S60 and $6,150 less than a base 3-series wagon.
Adjusting for feature content, the base V60 is still $5,000 less. If
bargain wagons with premium badges are your thing, the TSX is king at
$31,985 starting but the delta shrinks to less than two grand when you
adjust for the V60's feature set. The $36,800 might be the more appropriate
competitor for the AWD-only 3-wagon, but a more interesting match up is the
$44,300 V60 T6 AWD. Configuring a 3 or the CTS wagon with the same
equipment you find on the Volvo will set you back at least $2,000 more. In
addition to the value factor, the Volvo brings 35% more power to the fight.
The extra power and AWD go a long way in compensating for the better weight
balance in the BMW or the Caddy. Since GM hasn't refreshed their wagon yet
the 3.0 and 3.6 liter V6 engined are outclassed in every metric by the
Swede. Option your V60 with every conceivable option and you end up at
As a former Volvo wagon owner I'm probably biased, but all the reasons I
opted for a Swedish cargo hauler in 2006 apply to the V60. Aside from the
fact that "value" strikes a fire in my loins, the Volvo is the clear
performance option in this segment. Want more shove than the $44,300 Volvo?
Pony up $64,900 for the CTS-V wagon or $102,370 for an E63 AMG wagon. I'll
reserve my final judgement until I can get my hands on one for a more
thorough evaluation, but in the mean time the V60 is quite simply the best
performance and value option in this phone booth sized segment.
Journaal - Eindelijk nieuwe Volvo XC90
De Volvo XC90 is een van de langstlopende modellen in autoland, maar in
2014 komt er toch echt een geheel nieuwe generatie! Die zie je hier. Verder
gaan we op zoek naar de mooiste en fijnste compacte stationwagon met 14
procent bijtelling. En wat is het best: een Golf IV of een Astra H.