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Volvo Cars’ award-winning T6 performance engine gets All-Wheel Drive

Volvo Cars announces a broad range of product updates
Drive-E powertrain program roll-out continues with high performance T6 AWD configuration Sensus Navigation system receives real-time traffic information Apple CarPlay available in XC90

Volvo Cars has announced a broad range of product updates, led by the continued roll-out of the Drive-E powertrain program.

Central to the powertrain upgrades is the award-winning high performance T6 petrol engine, now coming to the 60 cluster cars in an all-wheel drive variant delivering 306 HP and 400 Nm of torque, fulfilling Euro6 regulations and delivering best-in-class efficient performance. With this powertrain configuration the S60 is down to 161 g/km the V60 at 163 g/km and the XC60 down to 179 g/km CO2.

In the XC90 the T6 is coupled to a refined 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering 320 HP and 400 Nm. This powertrain configuration will be available globally, alongside the T5 in the XC90 which delivers 254 HP and 350 Nm.

New Volvo global compact car range

To be built on innovative architecture

Volvo Cars is to extend its range of compact cars into new segments on its highly-innovative Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), a smaller but equally advanced version of Volvo’s acclaimed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). The company’s first car on CMA is expected to be launched in 2017.

CMA’s introduction in 2017 means that all future Volvo cars will be built on just two fully scalable and wholly modular vehicle architectures.

The simultaneous development of SPA and CMA has formed the cornerstone of Volvo’s product renewal and growth strategy, which involves the replacement of every single car in its line-up in the next four years and an annual sales volume of up 800,000 cars. This process started with the launch of the XC90 and will continue shortly with the launch of the new S90 premium sedan.

CMA allows Volvo Cars to offer customers of compact cars the same type of premium engineering

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019.

As part of this new strategy, the Swedish car company said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 per cent of total car sales in the medium term.

The first element of the new electrification strategy involves the introduction of plug-in hybrid versions of its 90 series and 60 series larger cars, based on the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture. This process has already begun with the launch of the T8 Twin Engine All-Wheel Drive plug-in hybrid version of its new XC90 SUV and will continue with plug-in hybrid versions of the new S90 premium sedan and other forthcoming

Lex Kerssemakers, Factory Groundbreaking

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (September 25, 2015)  Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO Lex Kerssemakers, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other key public officials officially broke ground on Volvo Cars’ first American factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina. Construction has now begun on the factory site, which will be capable of producing up to 100,000 cars per year.

“Today’s groundbreaking proves that Volvo Cars follows promises with action,” said Lex Kerssemakers, “Volvo is moving quickly to expand its presence in the United States with new cars, new engines and now, a new factory.”

Upon opening, the Berkeley County, South Carolina factory will be the global production home of the all new S60 Sedan, which is currently under development at Volvo Car Group headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. American built S60s will be exported around the worl [...]

Volvo S60 Cross Country

Volvo’s First Cross Country Sedan Debuts

For 2016, Volvo heads into unexplored territory with the new S60 Cross Country. Designed for those who think outside the box, this segment-first model is the only premium sedan with the same levels of capability and crossover design cues found in Volvo’s renowned Cross Country wagons.

Volvo was the first premium brand to introduce an all-road capable variant of its successful wagons nearly 20 years ago that led to the creation of the “crossover” segment. Building on its strong heritage of lifestyle vehicles, the new S60 Cross Country is a completely unique expression of adventure.

Offered a single, well-equipped S60 Cross Country T5 AWD Platinum model for 2016, this new Volvo delivers the [...]

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