Multiple Argentinian touring car champion Néstor Girolami will drive for Polestar Cyan Racing in the Japanese FIA World Touring Car Championship races next weekend as part of the continuing development programme.
On 17 August 1966, the Volvo 144 was presented in the midst of an ongoing manhunt. With this new model series, Volvo could develop into a considerably bigger car maker. In eight years, no fewer than 1.25 million cars were produced – creating Volvo’s first million seller.
Volvo Cars continued to gain momentum globally in July and posted a 9.3 per cent increase in retail sales for the month, selling 41,681 cars. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver globally, while the XC60 continues to be the best-selling model overall. Global growth for the first seven months was 10.3 per cent.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has reported a strong first half of 2016 with operating income more than tripling to SEK5.59bn compared to SEK1.66bn reported in the same period last year. Revenues for the half rose from SEK75.215bn to SEK83.647bn.
Volvo Cars reported a solid double-digit sales increase for the first six months of the year, posting growth of 10.5 per cent to 256,563 cars compared to the same period in 2015. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver globally.
The Volvo Ocean Race is regarded as the toughest and most prestigious sporting competition of any kind in the world. No other event tests people and equipment more extremely or requires such a combination of individual skill, team work, engineering excellence, technological capability and pure guts.