Tag: Volvo

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

All shows are designed to grab the attention, but at Geneva there is a heavy emphasis on style, which is why some of the most successful cars debuting there have been style icons – good or bad. Here are ten of the most notable vehicles to get their first public […]

Volvo truck is ‘best ever’

Volvo truck is ‘best ever’

The Volvo F88, a truck that was first launched in right-hand drive form the UK in 1968, has topped a nationwide reader’s poll in ‘Commercial Motor’ magazine to win the title of the Greatest Truck Ever. Polling 25.1% of all the votes cast, the F88 gained twice as many votes […]

TOP TEN DETECTIVES’ CARS

TOP TEN DETECTIVES’ CARS

IT’S A very simple formula. To create a popular detective series, your main protagonist needs just three things; a cool name, distinctive dress sense and a car that sums up their personality in an instant. UK car marketing website Cardata.co.uk has produced a list of ten detective’s motors, all of […]

Volvo’s vision of modular modernity

TRUCK-based transport is essential to our modern society, but the necessity of transporting goods does have its drawbacks, such as exhaust gas emissions, noise, traffic congestions and accidents, especially when it has been estimated that road freight on European roads is expected to expand by 50 per cent over the […]

Volvo focuses on ‘safety ahead’

Volvo focuses on ‘safety ahead’

VOLVO Trucks is focussing on safety at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC from 5th-7th May 2005, running with the ‘Safety Ahead’ theme. The Volvo stand will contain one of the show’s safest product ranges, including the high-specification Volvo Safety Truck, an FH12 460 6×2 tractor unit bristling […]

Truck concept goes into service

Truck concept goes into service

VOLVO Trucks has launched a new concept study into distribution vehicles in Scandinavia designed for urban traffic conditions. The aim is to produce fewer, but safer trucks, along with the more efficient distribution of packages and goods. The result – the Distribution Concept Vehicle (DCV), is the result of a […]

Plenty of room down the back

Plenty of room down the back

NEXT time you squeeze onto overcrowded public transport, you’ll wish you were on the latest bus made by Volvo, which is the world’s longest. It is a bi-articulated, 26.8-metre bus with room for 300 passengers – as many as some airliners. The bus has been designed for dedicated bus lanes […]

Queen of the jungle & King of the road (Volvo Trucks)

Queen of the jungle & King of the road (Volvo Trucks)

VOLVO Trucks has announced that its stand at Truckfest 2004 in Peterborough will feature special guest and Queen of the Jungle Kerry McFadden. Other attractions include the UK’s most powerful truck – the FH16 – and the latest US truck, the bonneted VN 780. Celebrating 10 years of FH development, […]