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Volvo Cars

Volvo offers 6 new car models in Luxury segment in India. Choose a Volvo car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

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About Volvo

Volvo Car Corporation, or Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish automobile manufacturer founded in 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is owned .... more

Volvo Car Corporation, or Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish automobile manufacturer founded in 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Volvo was originally formed as a subsidiary company to the ball bearing maker SKF. When Volvo AB was introduced on the Swedish stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of the shares in the company. Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. Geely Holding Group then acquired Volvo from Ford in 2010.

The name Volvo, is Latin for "I roll". The Volvo symbol is an ancient chemistry sign for iron. The iron sign is used to symbolize the strength of iron used in the car as Sweden is known for its quality iron. The diagonal line (a strip of metal) across the grille came about to hold the actual symbol, a circle with an arrow, in front of the radiator.

Volvo produces models ranging from SUVs, station wagons (estates), and sedans (saloons), to compact executive sedans and coupes. A collection of Volvo''s most important historical vehicles are now housed in The Volvo Museum, which opened in a permanent location in Arendal at Hisingen on May 30, 1995. For several years, the collection had been housed at "The Blue Hangar," at the then closed Torslanda Airport.

Volvo is often compared to and nicknamed tractors, partially because Volvo AB was and still is a manufacturer of heavy equipment, earlier Bolinder-Munktell, now Volvo Construction Equipment. Some consumers considered older models to be slow and heavy thus earning the distinction, "brick",as a term of endearment for the classic, block-shaped Volvo, with the more powerful turbocharged variants known as "turbobricks". The company moved away from the boxy styles of the 1970s and 1980s, to models which gained a reputation for sporting performance, including the factory-supported Volvo 240 turbos, which won the 1985 European Touring Car Championship (ETC) and 1986 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC).

Volvo is known for its high safety standards. Owners are often proud of achieving high mileage; one well-documented 1966 Volvo P1800 has been driven over 2.8 million miles, a Guinness World Record for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle. According to some figures, the average age of a Volvo being discarded is 19.8 years, second only to Mercedes.

Volvo uses a system of letters denoting body style followed by the series number. S stands for saloon or sedan, C stands for coupé or convertible and V stands for versatile as in estate car. XC stands for cross country originally added to a more rugged V70 model as the V70XC and indicates all wheel drive paired with a raised suspension to give it a mock SUV look. Volvo would later change the name to the XC70 in keeping with its car naming consistent with the XC90. So a V50 is an estate ("V") that is smaller than the V70.

Originally, Volvo was planning a different naming scheme. S and C were to be the same, but "F", standing for flexibility, was to be used on station wagons. When Volvo introduced the first generation S40 and V40 at Frankfurt in 1994, they were announced as the S4 and F4. However, Audi complained that it had inherent rights to the S4 name, since it names its sporty vehicles "S", and the yet-introduced sport version of the Audi A4 would have the S4 name. Volvo agreed to add a second digit, so the vehicles became the S40 and F40. However, that led to a complaint from Ferrari, who used the Ferrari F40 name on their legendary sports car. This led to Volvo switching the "F" to "V", for versatile.

Volvo Auto India is a relatively new operator in India, which is a gigantic and fast-growing market, besides being one of the most competitive in the world. Volvo established a presence in India just over two years ago and has since then worked intensively to market the Swedish brand. With a corporate office in Gurgaon, Volvo Cars opened its first dealership in Chandigarh in March 2008 and currently markets its products through its dealerships in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kochi and Pune.

So far Volvo Auto India has chosen to launch two models, the Volvo XC90 and Volvo S80 but in the coming years they are lining up more new models. Plans are on to bring in the Volvo XC60. Volvo XC90 R-Design made its first appearance in a popular Bollywood film, 3 Idiots, starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The film was released on December 25, 2009.

Volvo Road Tests / First Drives

  • New Volvo XC90
    19 Sep 2015 by Vikrant Singh

    It is a show of strength, a peek into Volvo’s future, and a very capable luxury SUV. This is the new Volvo XC90 and it can be yours for under Rs 80 lakh for the most expensive ...

  • Volvo V40 hatchback
    07 Sep 2015 by Ninad Mirajgaonkar

    The entry-level model from Volvo India, the V40 hatchback. A premium, yet slightly unorthodox option for the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, BMW 1 Series and the five-door Mini ...

  • Diesel downsizing
    17 Mar 2012 by Vikrant Singh

    The XC60 now also gets a smaller diesel engine and with it, a smaller pricetag too. So, how is it to drive? AUTO BILD INDIA finds out...

Volvo in News

  • Preview: Volvo S90 sedan
    17 Jul 2016 by Venkat Desirazu
    Volvo has been on a roll to bring a slew of new products to the Indian market. Its biggest achiever has been the XC90 SUV which has been on sale since 2015. Now the...
  • Volvo brings the XC90 T8 hybrid for homologation
    06 Jul 2016 by Omkar Thakur
    Volvo has brought the T8 hybrid variant of their flagship SUV, the XC90, to India for homologation purposes. The XC90 T8 hybrid demonstrates the Swedish...
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid spotted on Indian shores; launch later this year
    01 Jul 2016 by Venkat Desirazu
    Volvo’s top-of-the-line XC90 T8 Hybrid has charged its way on to Indian shores ahead of its official launch later this year. This will be the first petrol offering...
  • Volvo to bring new S90 to India in next two months
    28 Jun 2016 by Sagar Bhanushali
    Having showcased it at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Volvo is looking to bring the all-new S90 to India. The new mid-size luxury sedan is expected to arrive in the Indian...
  • Volvo unveils S90 R-Design
    23 Jun 2016 by CarWale Team
    Volvo has revealed the sporty R-Design trim of the India-bound S90 sedan. The sedan, along with the V90 estate get performance oriented updates both in terms of...

Volvo User Reviews

Overall a good value for money - By Abhay Nevagi
for Volvo XC60 [2013-2015] on 10-Mar-2015 by Abhay Nevagi
The car has good exterior. Safety features are very good. Nice space. City safety feature saved accidents 4 times. The car is very comfortable and with the raised driving position...
Stands out in SUV crowd
for Volvo XC60 [2013-2015] on 14-Feb-2015 by Sk
XC60 distincts itself from other SUVs for many good reasons. The car design, its safety features and high quality of neatly laid down interiors will appeal to any serious buyer. The...
Average Car in this segment
for Volvo S60 [2013-2015] on 29-Jan-2015 by Vishal Kapur
Exterior The  Colors offered are very exclusive. Mine is blue and attracts attention everywhere on road. Good road presence. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)...
Volvo S60 D5 summum
for Volvo S60 [2013-2015] on 11-Nov-2014 by Capt Neeraj
Exterior Amazing style. Road presence is amazing with its sleek design.boot space is good enough to keep suitcases. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Leather seats...
extraordinary brilliant
for Volvo S60 [2013-2015] on 24-Sep-2013 by Sanam Kapoor
Exterior Full marks on me , this has been a almost a year I have been driving this beautiful machine..where ever I go , its a big all time head turner..ever ur bmw/audi...

Upcoming Volvo Cars

Volvo New V40 Volvo New V40

September 2016

₹ 25L - 30L

Volvo S90 Volvo S90

October 2016

₹ 50L - 65L

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