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Volvo Sensus Connected Touch Connectivity System Wins Design Award

A jury of international designers and design experts has awarded Volvo’s new connectivity system Sensus Connected Touch the prestigious 2013 Red Dot Design Award. Sensus Connected Touch gives the Volvo owner outstanding possibilities, including the world’s first voice-activated Spotify connection integrated in a car.



“Our connectivity solutions are designed to make driving more enjoyable and safe. The Red Dot Design Award confirms that this approach to an intuitive, human-centric user experience fulfils modern car owners’ desire to remain constantly connected also when driving,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group…
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Volvo Experiments with Pure Tension Pavilion for V60 Plug-In Hybrid

After introducing the V60 plug-in hybrid in Italy, Volvo is proud to share the ?Pure Tension Pavilion.? The pavilion ? a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure ? is a rapidly deployable and portable solar charging station for the world-first diesel plug-in hybrid. It is the winning project resulting from a competition for architects and designers held in May and commissioned by Volvo Car Italia. The Pure Tension charging station together with the V60 plug-in hybrid will now be part of a road-show through Italy?s biggest cities.



The Pavilion was shown for the first time at an event in Milan. This May…
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Tom Wood Volvo Service Manager Seeks Bike Donations

Our own Tom Wood Volvo Service Manager Bill Demaree is looking for your help to make a difference in our community!

He has recently become affiliated with the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, a shelter that is looking for people to donate bikes for our local homeless population. These adult bikes, in working or non-working condition, can help them become mobile to find work, shelter, and food. Bill himself has already donated a few bikes, and has found five more to give them just by spreading the word. Do you have any gently used bikes around your house that you…
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Volvo Debuts Non-Vanilla Concept Coupe

Well, now we know! Volvo has debuted a concept coupe that is a definite departure from their current design language. The elegant new Volvo Concept Coupé is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture.



The visual impact of the new proportions is most powerful when viewing the Volvo Concept Coupé from the side. The distance between the dashboard and the front axle is extended and the greenhouse has been moved slightly rearwards.

A low hood, roof, and the five-spoke, 21-inch wheels also contribute to…
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Volvo’s Vanilla Days are Over?

What could that possibly mean? Volvo released a new teaser video today that promises their 'vanilla days' are over, and that we can expect a return to exciting, iconic design.  The date at the end of the video is August 29th, but the video description mentions Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Auto Show starts September 10th, so maybe we'll get more pieces of information between now and then. Stay tuned! As soon as we know, we...
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Celebrate Volvo Owner's Day September 28

Looking for one last road trip before winter is upon us? Join Volvo for a day of test drives, demonstrations, and many other surprises! The 2013 Volvo Owner’s Day will be held on Saturday, September 28 at the Volvo Cars of North America headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey. It’s only about an 11 hour trip from Indy, and would be a great chance to see the fall color across Ohio and Pennsylvania. The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held rain or shine.



This is a day for the…
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Volvo Saved My Life

Each month, Volvo’s President and CEO John Maloney, selects a Volvo Saved My Life story to share during a company-wide meeting with the employees at Volvo. This month’s story comes from Steve C. and his Volvo XC60:

"While leaving work for lunch, I was hit by a large delivery van at an intersection of a freeway service road. The vehicle was traveling in excess of 45mph – it had ignored a stop sign and all the cars that were also stopped at the intersection. To this day I don’t know if the vehicle rolled or was just slammed…
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Volvo's Overseas Delivery Program is a Fantastic Experience

The vacation of a lifetime and purchasing a new Volvo don’t really seem to go hand in hand, unless you’re participating in Volvo’s Overseas Delivery Program. This special program allows you to take a vacation where the souvenir is part of an unforgettable experience. Participating in the Overseas Delivery Program includes two round-trip tickets to Sweden, a free first class hotel night in Gothenburg, savings off the U.S. MSRP, and free shipping to Tom Wood Volvo after your adventure is over.



Taking advantage of the program is easy. Simply order the Volvo of your choice from…
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Volvo Develops Ingenious Self-Parking Car

Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. "The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park. Autonomous Parking is a concept technology that relieves the driver of the time-consuming task of finding a vacant parking space. The driver just drops the vehicle off at the entrance to the car park and picks it up in the same place later," says Thomas…
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