Volvo Polestar Racing Gothenburg City Race high-lights and Launch of Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Car
The third round of 2012 TTA Elite Racing Series was decided at Gothenburg City race arena on June 16 - the most prestigious race for the season and home race for the Volvo Polestar Racing team. Same day, Polestar also launched their all new Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Car - the road going sibling to the TTA race car and featuring 500 BHP and all wheel drive.
Produced by:Linder Media Sweden Helicam by:Superstudios
The All-New Volvo V40 - Active TFT Display
The V40 is available with a new, fully graphic instrument cluster. This
active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display brings the interaction
between car and driver into a new dimension.The instrument cluster
expresses emotional functionality, always displaying the most important
information in any given situation right in front of the driver.
The driver can choose between three graphic themes.The Elegance theme has
amber illumination that creates a traditional and calm aura.The Eco theme
features green background illumination, designed to create an
environmentally inspired look. An Eco meter is displayed on the left. The
current and accumulated fuel consumption figures are displayed - and the
driver is rewarded with a green light when eco-driving is optimal.
The Performance theme has red background illumination, creating a sporty
The most dynamic Volvo just got more dynamic
The R-Design versions of the Volvo S60 and V60 comes with an even more
improved chassie: A strut brace gives the car more direct steering feel, it
has monotube damping at the rear, shorter and stiffer springs, even firmer
bushings and the new Corner Traction Control system provides even smoother
progress in curves. This video is shot in northern Italy and Switzerland
with a Red camera.
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.
2015 Volvo S60 T6 FWD Review and Road Test
Volvo has always done things a little differently than BMW and Mercedes.
Rather than hold back updates and release them all in "mid-cycle
refreshes," Volvo prefers to let the changes dribble out slowly year after
year. As a result of this process a car can change significantly over time
but it happens so incrementally that to the casual observer it's still the
same car that launched four years ago. Such is the case for the 2015 Volvo
S60. Vurses the S60 launched just four short years ago (US launch was three
years ago in 2011), this S60 has new bumpers, hood, grille, seats,
dashboard, infotainment system, gauge cluster, headlamps, new and revised
safety systems, all-new engines, and a new 8-speed transmission. The
question before us today is: are these changes enough to keep the S60 fresh
and competitive while we wait for the complete model-line makeover we're
all expecting in the next few years?
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Volvo S60 Polestar Concept test (English subtitles)
Die Zweden zijn maar een onderkoeld volkje, zeg je? Ja, tot je ze hun gang
laat gaan met het tunen van een auto. Want dan gaan ze los en ontstaan
machines zoals deze Volvo S60 Polestar Concept. Laat die poolkappen maar
Autobahn-Test - Volvo S60 T3 R-Design (1080p FULL HD)
0-100 km/h and high speed test with the new Volvo S60/V60 T3 (150hp) in
R-Design trim. It looks stunning, drives sharp and is priced way below
comparable Audi A4 S-Line or BMW 3-series (M-Package). It's a 2012 model
fitted with 18 inch 235 winter tires. Please Comment / Like / Subscribe
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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Världens snabbaste hjullastare - Volvo L60G PCP! Swecon slår världsrekord i hastighet!
Den 3 maj 2012 körde föraren Karin Olsson prestandakonceptet och
hjullastaren Volvo L60G PCP till ett nytt hastighetsrekord med 103 km/tim
på Anderstorp Raceway. Läs mer på www.fastestloader.com. Världens
snabbaste hjullastare, World Record Wheel Loader från Volvo Construction
Equipment. Ett projekt i samarbete med Volvo Polestar Racing och
Podisode drives: Volvo S60 D5 Polestar up Goodwood Hill
Alex was offered his first ever drive up Goodwood hill at the moving
motorshow. So, strap yourselves in and prepare for the most sedate ride of
Huge thanks to Volvo for letting me play and to Duncan, their head 'o PR,
for talking me up the hill without getting too bored of the slow ride...
Cherry popped. And that flint wall... VERY SCARY.
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