Tag: Volvo

USED CAR: 2004 – 2009 Mazda3

USED CAR: 2004 – 2009 Mazda3

By Hafriz Shah Deputy Editor Built on the Ford Focus Mark 2’s platform, the original Mazda3 has always been blessed with tidy handling. Drive one now and you’ll walk away impressed by its composure through corners and solidity going over bumps. Volvo uses the same basic platform for its S40 […]

TOP TEN: CARS TO MAKE OUT IN ON ST.VALENTINE’S DAY

TOP TEN: CARS TO MAKE OUT IN ON ST.VALENTINE’S DAY

IF YOU don’t know already you’re either in denial or in big trouble, but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner every one of us is expected to be far more romantic than usual. The rest of the year is your own business, but on this particular day it appears […]

Volvo keeps on trucking

Volvo keeps on trucking

THE truck industry’s most demanding test – the Thousand Point Test – is carried out every year by the motoring trade press with the aim of comparing the market’s range of long-haul trucks with each other. The test lasts four days and covers everything from fuel consumption and engine performance […]

Get trucking with Volvo

Get trucking with Volvo

TO help deal with a serious shortage of technicians and drivers in some areas of Europe, Volvo Trucks is raising its visibility to attract more young people into these particular professions. One such campaign involves Boije Ovebrink, the former truck racing driver, who recently set a new world record for […]

Volvo’s big Tipper

Volvo’s big Tipper

BIRMINGHAM-based Central Tipper Hire have added three new Volvo’s to their fleet: An FH16-580 6X4 tractor unit plated at 150 tonnes GCW and two FM-400 8X4 tippers plated at 32,000kgs. Staunch Volvo customers, almost since their foundation 10 years ago, Central will use the trucks on contracts for the major […]

Brookes hooks up with Volvo

Brookes hooks up with Volvo

CHESIRE-based demolition, recycling and waste disposal specialists, Nick Brookes has taken delivery of a new 13 litre Volvo FM 8×4 hook lift fitted with a tri-axle close coupled trailer plus a Boughton hookloader and Kwikcova system. According to Nick Brooke’s Transport Manager, Gary Edwards, this has been possible as “the […]

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 […]