Monday, June 8, 2009


On the 28th of February, the next-generation S80 is unveiled at the motor show in Geneva. It is built on a Volvo-American platform, and is available with the company's first V8 in a sedan.

The Volvo C30 arrives at the Paris Motor Show. It is the smallest car ever introduced by Volvo. Shown first as a Design Concept in Detroit in January, the production version of the lively, youthful little Volvo with the glass tailgate is little changed from the concept.

Volvo Cars begins local production in China, initially with the S40.

At the end of the year Volvo presents its new City Safety system, which uses radar to help the driver avoid low-speed collisions.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is introduced in the all-new Volvo S80.

Collision Warning (CW) with brake mitigation function.

Start of road safety research in China.

Volvo V70 Multi-fuel concept car launched - capable to run on 5 fuels: Biomethane, CNG, Hythane, Bioethanol E85 and Petrol.

Volvo FlexiFuel launched in eight additional markets, globally.

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