Monday, June 8, 2009


The new-generation compact Volvos are launched – the Volvo S40 and V50. Safety is paramount. They have a totally new, patented front-end design which is divided into a number of distinct crumple zones. The side-impact protection system is the same type as used in the larger Volvos. The front seats have the Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS). The Volvo S40 with the 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine is the first Volvo to achieve fuel consumption of under 5 liters (1.32 gallons) for every 100 kilometers (62.14 miles) driven. Also presented this year is the Versatility Concept Car, VCC.

The company celebrates the 50th birthday of the Volvo wagon in this anniversary year of the Volvo Duett.

Volvo Cars achieves global ISO 14001 certification.

IDIS (Intelligent Driver Information System) introduced in Europe.

New, patented front-end structure reduces collision forces.

Inauguration of Bangkok Traffic Accident Research Center (TARC).

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