Volvo has officially confirmed a plug-in hybrid version of the XC40 will launch by the end of this year. It’ll be badged T5 Twin Engine. This is another stage in the company’s electrification programme, which it’s been hyping for some years now. In May 2016 the Swedes showed the powertrain alongside the concept version of the XC40 and the so-called Compact Modular Architecture platform that connects the bodywork to the road. With zero regard to the industry’s traditional coyness around concepts, Volvo produced a diagram of the Twin Engine’s entrails. This put the battery in the spine of the body as with the bigger Volvo T8, but installed its 55kW (75bhp) electric motor between the combustion engine and the transmission. The gearbox was a new 7-speed DCT. That combustion engine is a 180PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder version of the existing four-cylinder. The battery held just under 10kWh. Those numbers will surely be matched by the … [Read more...] about Volvo will build a hybrid XC40 in 2018
Volvo Cars today further expands its line-up of SUVs with the launch of its new XC40, its small premium SUV. At the same time as it introduces the XC40, Volvo Cars also reinvents the traditional model of car ownership with its new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. Care by Volvo, first available on the XC40 from launch, makes having a car as transparent, easy and hassle-free as having a phone.A monthly flat-fee subscription means down payments, price negotiations and local price differences belong to the past. Depending on regional availability, Care by Volvo will also include access to a range of digital concierge services such as fuelling, cleaning, service pick-up and e-commerce delivery to the car. The XC40 with Care by Volvo is available to order online from today in selected markets. India is unlikely to get the same.XC40 drivers will also be the first Volvo customers who can share their car with friends and family via Volvo on Call with a new digital key … [Read more...] about Volvo XC40 Listed On Indian Website – Launch Before 2018 Q2
The new Volvo XC60 SUV landed on the scene a full two years after its bigger brother XC90 received a complete redesign; both SUV's predecessors were on the shelf past their expiration dates. As a result, the second-generation XC60 feels at least a couple of eras ahead of the model it's replacing -- the interior alone is in a different time period -- and it has plenty of tech to show for it. But Volvo is also letting the XC60 have a bite it's bigger brother's T8 powertrain.On paper, the XC60 T8 is nothing short of a sports car with 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque on tap, courtesy of the 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder paired with an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This is the top powerplant in the XC60 lineup; the 2.0-liter inline-four pumps out 313 hp by itself, then gets help from an 87-hp electric motor and a 10.4 kWh battery. The combined output places the XC60 in an exclusive club (especially for a Volvo), with a choice of Momentum, … [Read more...] about 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 review: Swedish overachiever
Mercedes-Benz India’s 2017 sales numbers are 15,330 units in the Jan-Dec 2017 period Mercedes-Benz firmly retains it’s volume leadership in the luxury segment for the 3rd consecutive year. Globally, the brand sold 2,289,344 units growing by 10%. With these sales figures, Mercedes-Benz remains the leading global premium car brand.Here are some key facts From Mercedes-Benz that helepd them grow:BMW Group India delivered 9800 cars (BMW + MINI) in 2017, registering a growth of 25% as compared to 2016. BMW India sold 9379 cars in 2017, clocking a notable growth of 25% as compared to 2016. MINI is leading the small-premium car segment in India with 421 MINIs hitting the road in 2017, a growth of 17% as compared to 2016. Read this too: 6-Series GT unveiled, coming to India Read this too: 8 series concept images and details Read this too: 2017 BMW X3 arrives In IndiaVolvo Cars, announced today a robust 28 per cent annual growth in volumes, ending the calendar year … [Read more...] about 2017 Luxury Car Sales Continued To Be Dominated by Mercedes-Benz India – Volvo Shines Bright!
Volvo 262C milik lagenda rock David Bowie dilaporkan telah dilelong di Switzerland dengan harga £160,735 atau sekitar RM870k pada tukaran asing semasa, menurut laman Motoring Research.Dengan catatan meter perbatuan 53,000km , nilai jualan kereta ini adalah tiga kali lebih tinggi dari jangkaan awal. Semasa dilelong, kereta ini juga dinyatakan sebagai “sangat baik dan dikekalkan dalam keadaan original”.Kereta berkenaan telah dibawa ke Switzerland pada Jun 1981 dan didaftarkan diatas nama sebenar David Bowie iaitu David Robert Jones, sebelum pemilikkan dipindahkan ke syarikatnya iaitu Bewly Bros.Volvo 262C merupakan versi istimewa yang dihasilkan dari model asas Volvo 240. Selain konsep coupe 2+2 dua-pintu yang diberikan, bumbung kereta ini direka semula oleh syarikat rekaan Itali, iaitu Bertone. Secara keseluruhan, hanya 6,620 unit model ini dibina 1977 hingga 1981 dan kebanyakkan dibawa ke Amerika Syarikat (model ini juga ada mendarat di Malaysia namun dengan jumlah … [Read more...] about Volvo 262c Bertone milik lagenda rock David Bowie telah dilelong di Switzerland pada harga RM870k