Dating from the early 1970s, Volvo Cars' commitment to the environment covers the entire lifecycle of the car, from design, engineering and production to useful life, service and recycling. Efficient energy and resource utilisation and reduced emissions are important elements of this commitment, as is a healthy in-car environment.
- Closer visual links with the larger Volvo models. - Increasing numbers of younger buyers with high premium demands. - Improved storage. - Enhanced driving pleasure. - New safety features. - Audio system of world class. - One-third of total sales volume together with Volvo V50.
- Closer visual links with the larger Volvo models- Increasing numbers of younger buyers with high premium demands- Improved storage- Enhanced driving pleasure- New safety features- Audio system of world class- One-third of total sales volume together with Volvo S40
Volvo Cars' French sales company came out on top for customer satisfaction with the car purchasing process earlier this month. The French motoring magazine L'Auto Journal presented its Grand Prix des Marques Automobiles (car brand awards) in association with TNS-Sofres. The judges were 4,000 private motorists who have bought a new car some time in the last five years.
The S40 was the result of a joint-venture between Volvo Cars and Mitsubishi; the two companies built their own series of cars on a common technical platform side by side in the Dutch NedCar plant. With the S40, Volvo offered the same comfort and safety levels in compact size as the drivers of the larger 850 had already enjoyed for some years.
With the C30, Volvo made its debut in the segment for two-door premium cars. The sporty design, with two doors, four individual seats, and a glass tailgate, gave a young and dynamic group of customers "a Volvo of their own".