All Volvo articles – Page 4

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    Volvo Concept XC Coupé


    Volvo's Concept XC Coupé is the second of three concepts developed under the design language of senior vice-president design Thomas Ingenlath, and is a much-needed replacement for the XC90.

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    Volvo Concept Estate [w/video]


    Volvo's Concept Estate completes the trio of concepts created under senior vice president design Thomas Ingenlath following the Coupe and the XC Coupe and channels the classic P1800 ES.

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    Volvo XC90 (2015)


    After three highly-regarded concept cars and a rather extended gestation period, the first of the new generation of Volvo cars, the XC90 SUV, has been unveiled.

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    Interview: Peter Horbury, Vice President Design, Volvo Cars


    Currently Vice President Design at Volvo Cars, Peter Horbury has a long and illustrious association with the Swedish brand. Educated at Newcastle Polytechnic (now the University of Northumbria) and the Royal College of Art, he began his career with Chrysler and subsequently Ford in the UK, before his first association ...

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    Volvo Chief Designer reinterprets classic P1800


    Christopher Benjamin, Chief Designer at Volvo's Monitoring and Concept Center in the US, has penned his vision of a future P1800 as part of Volvo's half-centenary celebrations for the car.

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    Design Development: Volvo C30


    A key part of the design, which emphasises the shooting wagon concept, is the rear side window that is much longer and narrower than on premium hatchbacks such as the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Mercedes C-Class Sports Coupe or Mini. Plus the glass hatch that extends way below the ...

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    Design Development: Volvo C30


    Although Volvo is best known for its large wagons and sedans, it has a periodic history of making sporty cars too. It made the P1800 coupe for ten years from 1961, which culminated in the pretty 1800ES shooting wagon, made for a brief two years from 1972-73. Two decades later ...

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    Design Development: Volvo S60


    This racetrack theme actually originated with the interior design, which was led by chief interior designer Jonathan Disley. "We had already developed the ‘Spa' theme for the S80/V70 - a feeling of luxury, of wellbeing after a long trip. The question was how to turn that into something very racy ...

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    Design Development: Volvo S60


    Last year's Volvo S60 concept stirred up great expectations for the production version to follow. Wearing an exciting new face and sleek, coupe-like proportions pushed through by then Design Director Steve Mattin, it promised to usher in a new era of more overtly sporting design at the Swedish brand.

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    Volvo to unveil new SUV tomorrow [w/video]


    Volvo will premiere a mystery new vehicle tomorrow after releasing a series of three teaser videos.

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    Steve Mattin appointed Design Director at Volvo Cars


    Steve Mattin (right) with Mercedes designer Gorden Wagener at the presentation of the Mercedes Grand Sports Tourer Vision R concept at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. Click for larger images Volvo Car Corporation has appointed British designer Steve Mattin as Vice President and Design Director, who joins the company ...

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    Designer Interview: Steve Mattin, Design Director, Volvo Cars


    Steve Mattin was appointed Design Director of Volvo Cars in May 2005 after 18 years working at Mercedes-Benz, a company he joined as a junior designer straight after graduating from Coventry University in the UK. Mattin picked up the reigns at Volvo after his predecessor Henrik Otto's departure to Electrolux, ...

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    Volvo V40 teased again ahead of Geneva [w/video]


    Volvo has released an unusual cartoon teaser video for its new five-door V40, together with an additional image.

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    Volvo uses Facebook to research new interior solutions


    Volvo is using Facebook to conduct market research into how drivers use their cars' interiors via its new 'You Inside' app.

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    Design Review: Volvo S60R - Color and Trim/Interior Analysis


    The seats, with their comfortable but sportive and sculptural appearance, are inviting, with the side bolsters offering good side support. The headrests on the seats are a pleasant slim form. The pockets in the front of the seats are a good idea but they could have been more elegantly resolved ...

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    Volvo P1800 celebrates 50 years


    So far, 2011 has been a significant year with the Jaguar E-Type, Aston Martin DB4-GT Zagato and BMW 'Neue Klasse' all celebrating their 50 year anniversaries. The Volvo P1800, which celebrates its half century anniversary this year, is yet another car entering this exclusive club.

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    Who's Where: Lars Falk appointed Vice President Product Design for Volvo Cars China


    Swedish designer Lars Falk has been appointed Vice President Product Design for Volvo Cars China. In his new role, Falk will lead and develop an emerging design organization which will cover both production design and advanced/strategic activities for the Volvo brand.

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    Volvo celebrates SCC's 10th anniversary


    Volvo is celebrating the legacy of its Safety Concept Car 10 years after its release.

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    First Sight: Volvo Concept You


    Volvo today revealed its Concept You at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, as the company continues to evolve its luxury car range.

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    Design Development: Volvo S60 concept


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