27 marzo, 2014 a las 15:03 #117602CotxoParticipante@cotxo
Volvo podría estar considerando producir el Concept Estate presentado en Ginebra 147 octubre, 2014 a las 09:24 #117603 Nuevo motor conceptual Drive-E de 450cv
– Se saca de un 2.0 Triturbo
– Son 2 turbos en paralelo que son alimentados por otro, pero en este caso, electrico
– Inyección a 250 bares de presión
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Nota de prensa en inglés
Volvo Cars reveals 450hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept
– Triple Boost Technology takes Volvo’s four-cylinder Drive-E Powertrain petrol engine to 450hp
– Further proof of Volvo’s commitment to delivering driving pleasure through down-sizing
Volvo delivers a unique combination of performance and efficiency with the High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept – a triple boost 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with no less than 450hp.
Following the successful introduction of Volvo’s Drive-E Powertrain range in 2013, Volvo’s powertrain team once again demonstrates its technological leadership in emission-reducing turbo technology.
“When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the most advanced 4-cylinder engines in the industry based on emissions and fuel consumption relative to performance and drivability,” says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Volvo Car Group.
“We knew that 320hp in our petrol configuration was just a starting point. The 450hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept, demonstrates this ambition and the versatility of the Drive-E Powertrains.”
The 450hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept is based on a set of technologies not usually found in a four-cylinder engine.
The engine utilises two parallel turbochargers, which are fed by an electrically powered turbo-compressor. The compressed air from this unit, rather than being fed to the cylinders, is instead used to spool up the two parallel turbochargers. Fuel is fed by a dual fuel pump working at 250 bar pressure. With this kind of power density, this triple boost installation and unique fuel system, enables a very dynamic drivability without any turbo lag, compared to a mono-turbo.
“There are several high power small size applications where one large turbo is used to create a high level of power available from other manufacturers, but the driving experience suffers due to slow engine response. We felt that with our heritage of being among the first car companies to embrace and offer a broad range of turbo technology since 1981, that we could improve this,” says Michael Fleiss, Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group.
The High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept attracted the attention and involvement of Volvo Cars suppliers AVL, Denso and Volvo Polestar Racing at an early stage, which allowed theories and technologies from racing applications to be infused in the development process.
“This was a very exciting project as we pioneered a combination of technologies in the same application, and the result is a quite unique engine with its high power yet quick response. Above all, its compact size improves weight distribution between the front and rear axle and lowers the center of gravity – two factors that have a significant effect on the handling, whether it is a race car or a street car,” said Mattias Evensson, Race Engine Director at Volvo Polestar Racing.
“It may sound odd, but this 450hp engine is part of this work. Down-sizing must offer customers attractive and usable power for broad scale emissions reduction to work. Compact powertrains free up space and weight in the structure of the car, which can be used for electrification and even further emissions reduction. And that is our ultimate ambition,” concludes Dr. Mertens.14 noviembre, 2014 a las 17:58 #117604
Fabricará la berlina premium grande en China Volvo Cars expands Daqing operation Daqing to become one of China’s most advanced car plants
Expansion will spur economic development in the Daqing region
Commitment will further boost Volvo’s sales in China
Volvo Cars today underlined its long term commitment to China by significantly expanding its manufacturing facility in Daqing, China. The company will use its Daqing plant to make the most innovative vehicles in its product range, which are based on its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), a flexible, scalable product architecture that covers most of Volvo’s future car models. This move will make Daqing one of the most advanced car making facilities in China.
Volvo Cars has an existing manufacturing facility in Daqing which was founded in September 2013. Its first product, the XC Classic, is the latest version of Volvo’s world famous XC90 SUV, and was launched in China in September 2014.
The existing Daqing plant has around 700 employees and an initial capacity of 80,000 vehicles. The first SPA Volvo to be made in Daqing will be an all-new premium Sedan.
The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
Volvo Cars’ decision to significantly expand production in Daqing highlights its growing commitment in China. The Swedish company is majority owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding, a Chinese company, but also enjoys a close and developing relationship with the Daqing city government, which owns 37 per cent of Volvo Cars.
Volvo Cars and the city of Daqing are working together to help spur economic growth and development in the city and surrounding region, driven by Volvo Cars’ growing presence in the fast growing Chinese car market.
Volvo Cars expects sales in China to surpass 80,000 this calendar year, making China Volvo’s largest global market. It has a long-term goal of selling 200,000 cars a year in the country.
“Daqing will become an integral part of our global industrial footprint,” said Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars’ President and Chief Executive. “We are pleased to announce that we are going to introduce SPA and a new sedan here. We are fully committed to the growth of our business in China, our second home market.”
Cars made in the Daqing plant will be of global standards. The Daqing plant will fully adhere to Volvo’s global Volvo Car Manufacturing System (VCMS), and utilize global technology, global sourcing and provide global quality.
“Using precise, standardized production methods and world-class premium automotive technology, Daqing will provide consumers with safe, healthy, environmentally-friendly and tasteful Volvo cars with a flavour of Scandinavian luxury,” said Mr Samuelsson.11 diciembre, 2014 a las 13:41 #117605
Volvo está trabajando en un nuevo motor de 3 cilindros
Desarrollado a partir de los conocimientos adquiridos con los 4 cilindros Drive-E, promete ser mas potente y economico. Hasta 180cv
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Nota de prensa, en inglés
Volvo Car Group already testing its new three-cylinder engine
– New 3-cylinder engine developed by Volvo Cars in Sweden
– Volvo’s next step in its impressive Drive-E powertrain program
– Broad range of performance levels up to around 180 hp
Volvo Cars today confirms its production program to develop a lightweight 3-cylinder petrol engine. The engine, wholly developed in Sweden, will join the class-leading 4-cylinder Drive-E engines in displaying Volvo’s engineering prowess and commitment to efficient power.
“We have come a long way in the last few years at Volvo. Investments from our parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, have enabled us to recapture our position as a leader in the field of powertrain engineering. The development program for the new 3-cylinder engine is very advanced and we have already begun prototype testing of the unit,” says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
Volvo Cars’ new three-cylinder engine
Volvo has a long history of developing its own unique 6, 5 and 4-cylinder engines and in-house expertise. The move to include a 3-cylinder in Volvo’s engine program is a natural next step in Volvo’s strategy of downsizing. The application of class-leading technology and analysis techniques enables more power and better fuel economy from smaller displacement internal combustion engines than ever before.
“We have learned a lot from the development of our 4-cylinder Drive-E engines and translated this into a highly responsive, compact and powerful premium-quality 3-cylinder engine. The engine is being developed primarily with our new CMA architecture in mind but will also provide power for our 60 Series cars thanks to Volvo’s advanced turbo technologies, while also meeting Euro 7 emission targets,” says Michael Fleiss, Vice President Powertrain at Volvo Car Group.
Built with a keen eye on the future, the new Drive-E 3-cylinder engine is designed to support several different applications, in-line with the growing demand for a real-world blend of performance and efficiency.
“The beauty of the new 3-cylinder engine we are developing is that it can be built on the same production lines as our 4-cylinder engine, offering flexible production potential which can be adapted to suit business needs as we grow. This marks an important step forward for Volvo Cars. In terms of our power and efficiency, Volvo’s engineering excellence will shine through with the Drive-E 3-cylinder engine,” concludes Dr. Mertens.
Notes for editors:
– Volvo’s all-new 4-cylinder Drive-E Powertrains were launched to great acclaim in 2013 offering world class fuel consumption and performance
– The 4-cylinder Drive-E engines are used as the base of the new Volvo Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain
– Volvo has been developing its own powertrain solutions since the company was founded in 1927
– The first Volvo engines were cast-iron block side valve engines
– Volvo has built a wide range of 4, 5, and 6 cylinder variant engines over the years
– The Drive-E 3-cylinder engine is yet another step towards zero emissions and real-world performance from Volvo14 julio, 2015 a las 20:02 #117606
Volvo compra Polestar
Su intención es hacer de la marca Polestar algo estilo AMG
Nota de prensa, en inglés
Volvo Cars buys 100 per cent of Polestar
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has acquired 100 per cent of Polestar, the Swedish high performance car company, including the Polestar brand. Polestar will now be used as the model name for special high performance Volvos.
Polestar will also in future utilise Volvo’s twin engine electrification technology to develop next generation performance cars.
Volvo is the largest manufacturer of plug in hybrid cars in Europe and leader in advanced vehicle electrification technology. Volvo currently develops and manufactures some of the most powerful, most environmentally-friendly hybrid engines in the automotive industry.
olvo and Polestar share a long history. They have been working in motor sport since 1996 and in recent years signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop Polestar versions of Volvo cars that combine a comfortable Volvo driving experience with a very high level of power and handling.
“Driving a Volvo Polestar is a special experience. We have decided to bring this experience to more Volvo drivers, placing the full resources of Volvo behind the development of Polestar as the model name for our high performance cars,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.
In 2015, Volvo expects to sell 750 Polestar versions of the V60 wagon and S60 sedan globally. Polestar sales are forecast to increase to between 1,000 and 1,500 cars a year in the medium term under Volvo’s ownership.
The Polestar brand is already firmly established internationally through the sale of Polestar-branded Volvos. Volvo will also benefit from the sale of aftermarket Polestar performance optimisation kits for existing Volvos.
No financial details of the deal have been disclosed. Existing Polestar Performance employees will become Volvo employees.
The Polestar racing team will remain under the control of Christian Dahl, the former owner of Polestar, and will be renamed. The Polestar brand will continue to work alongside Christian Dahl.
“We are extremely satisfied with the way the performance business with Volvo has developed. But we are a racing team first and foremost. This is an opportunity to return our full attention to our core business – to develop and race Volvo cars,” said Christian Dahl.
Notes to editors:
Volvo has acquired Polestar Performance AB, which comprises performance activities including performance-related software and aftermarket tuning hardware, as well as Polestar Holding AB, which is the owner of the Polestar trademarks. It has not acquired the racing division of Polestar.
The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar feature a 350 horse power T6 engine, making the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds, and an extensively developed chassis. The car demonstrates Volvo’s and Polestar’s engineering philosophy of delivering an engaging, precise and confident driving experience.
Polestar Performance Optimisations offer increased mid-range engine performance in combination with supporting changes for the gearbox and throttle response to make the car more dynamic and responsive to drive.26 agosto, 2015 a las 09:29 #117607
Volvo está de enhorabuena con el lanzamiento de XC90 y es todo un placer poder empezar un post así después de los años complicados por los que ha pasado el sector. Parece que la recuperación está cada vez más consolidada aunque este ejemplo no es precisamente el mejor. Como dicen por ahí, “la crisis nos ha afectado a todos, pero más fuerte a los que tenían poca pasta”.
El Volvo XC90 no es precisamente un coche para los obreritos de a pie, este SUV del segmento premium roza los 54.000 euros de precio en su versión de acceso y llega a superar los 83.000 euros. Los SUV grandes de lujo siguen siendo un segmento deseado y el gran ritmo de pedidos del nuevo XC90 confirma que hay vida más allá de los modelos alemanes.
Por lo que se desprende de la toma de contacto que hizo Josep el XC90 no defrauda en cuanto a producto puro y duro. Pero a veces eso no es suficiente como para que un modelo se venda. El XC90 ha entrado por los ojos y se han disparado los pedidos por encima de las expectativas de la marca sueca. ¿Fueron demasiado conservadores haciendo sus cálculos? Puede ser.
Volvo tenía previsto vender 50.000 unidades en 2015 a nivel mundial y ya hay confirmados 57.000 pedidos. Esto significa que en la planta de Torslanda (Suecia) están trabajando a tres turnos (non-stop) para sacar más XC90 del horno. Además las tres cuartas partes de los pedidos son con el acabado más alto (Inscription), que en España tiene un precio a partir de 66.412 euros.15 octubre, 2015 a las 11:31 #117608
Desvela la estrategia de electrificación global
En 2019 tendrá su primer electrico puro. Tambien quiere tener mas versiones hibridas en la gama, además del XC90 y S90 T8 Twin Engine
Nota de prensa, en inglés
Volvo Cars unveils global electrification strategy
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019.
As part of this new strategy, the Swedish car company said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 per cent of total car sales in the medium term.
The first element of the new electrification strategy involves the introduction of plug-in hybrid versions of its 90 series and 60 series larger cars, based on the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture. This process has already begun with the launch of the T8 Twin Engine All-Wheel Drive plug-in hybrid version of its new XC90 SUV and will continue with plug-in hybrid versions of the new S90 premium sedan and other forthcoming models.
Volvo Cars will also broaden the range of plug-in hybrid cars it offers with the introduction of a new front-wheel drive Twin Engine variant.
The Swedish car maker will further deepen its product offering with the introduction of an entirely new range of smaller 40 series cars based on its newly-developed Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which, like SPA, has been designed from the outset for electrification. This makes Volvo Car Group one of very few car makers in the world with two brand new vehicle architectures designed to support both plug-in and pure electric powertrain configurations.
Lastly, Volvo Cars has confirmed that it will build an all-electric car for sale by 2019. Further details of this planned model will be released at a later date.15 octubre, 2015 a las 11:35 #117609
Nueva plataforma modular CMA para los compactos de Volvo
Se espera que el primer producto con esta nueva plataforma sea en 2017
Podrá combinar tecnologia con la plataforma modular SPA
Nota de prensa, en inglés
Volvo Cars’ new global compact car range to be built on innovative architecture
Volvo Cars is to extend its range of compact cars into new segments on its highly-innovative Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), a smaller but equally advanced version of Volvo’s acclaimed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). The company’s first car on CMA is expected to be launched in 2017.
CMA’s introduction in 2017 means that all future Volvo cars will be built on just two fully scalable and wholly modular vehicle architectures.
The simultaneous development of SPA and CMA has formed the cornerstone of Volvo’s product renewal and growth strategy, which involves the replacement of every single car in its line-up in the next four years and an annual sales volume of up 800,000 cars. This process started with the launch of the XC90 and will continue shortly with the launch of the new S90 premium sedan.
CMA allows Volvo Cars to offer customers of compact cars the same type of premium engineering benefits as owners of its larger cars built on SPA. Shared technology between SPA and CMA will include powertrains (both conventional and new plug-in hybrid variants) and the infotainment, climate and data network and safety systems taking the Swedish car maker ever closer to its vision of no deaths or injuries in its new cars by 2020.
“The flexibility of CMA liberates Volvo’s engineers and designers, allowing them to devise and introduce a wide range of new and alluring features whilst at the same time improving drivability, offering world-class safety features and connected car technologies,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
CMA will also change the way Volvo Cars builds its products in the future by allowing a wide range of cars, powertrains, electrical systems and technologies of varying complexity to be fitted on the same architecture, generating significant economies of scale and a more streamlined manufacturing process.
Volvo Cars’ CMA has been designed from the outset to embrace electrification – offering a new Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variant designed especially for the new architecture.
“We are in a terrific position with CMA. We have developed this new architecture as a plug and play component. This means that on Volvo’s next generation of compact cars you will benefit from the advanced technologies available on our XC90 today,” said Dr Mertens.
Volvo Cars expects to significantly increase its global volumes with the coming range of CMA-based cars, which will have a truly global footprint and take the Swedish brand into exciting new product segments.
“CMA is a key part of the continued growth strategy of the Volvo Cars brand,” said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President, Sales Marketing and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group. “Apart from offering all the benefits and features of a larger premium car, such as the industry-leading safety, powertrain and infotainment technologies, CMA will deliver a true and distinctive Volvo driving and ownership experience setting it apart from others in this growing premium segment.”15 octubre, 2015 a las 12:30 #117610
El video en youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=</s>Ly-WzyY0g38<e>14 noviembre, 2015 a las 17:14 #117611 Registra los nombres C40 y C6014 noviembre, 2015 a las 17:32 #117612FuegoParticipante@fuego [b]Registra los nombres C40 y C60 [/b]
😀14 noviembre, 2015 a las 19:32 #117613 Qué ganas de verlos.
Esta marca promete mover el bacalao. Jejeje21 abril, 2016 a las 12:00 #117614
Volvo quiere vender 1 millon de electricos en 2025
El desarrollo de los electricos se hará tanto en los modelos de la plataforma SPA (90, 60, etc) como en la CMA (40, etc)
El primer electrico, en 2019
Además, habrá 2 hibridos por cada coche
The Swedish company plans to achieve this aim by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019.
“It is a deliberately ambitious target,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “It is going to be a challenge, but Volvo wants to be at the forefront of this shift to electrification.”
Volvo Cars has been readying itself for the emergence of electrified vehicles for the last five years. It has developed two all new vehicle architectures for larger and smaller cars – Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) – that can incorporate either hybrid or fully electric car technology.
Its larger 90 series and 60 series cars are to be built on SPA, and it will soon launch a global range of smaller 40 series cars on CMA. All of these cars will have electrified versions. The 1m electrified car target is a cumulative total.
The new electrified car pledge forms part of a wide ranging review of Volvo’s strategic sustainability programme announced today that contains several new commitments that place sustainability at the centre of its future business operations.
The new commitment has been christened ‘omtanke’, which is a Swedish word that means ‘consideration’ or ‘caring’.
Among the commitments being made by Volvo Cars are that it will impose climate neutral operations by 2025, have 35 per cent of its leading positions held by women by 2020, move further towards its vision that by 2020 no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo and work with international partners to promote sustainability.
“Sustainability is nothing new or something that sits outside our operations, it is something that forms an integral part of everything we do. It is simply our way of operating,” said Mr Samuelsson. “This new sustainability commitment reflects Volvo Cars’ fundamental belief that we must also grow responsibly.”
Full details of Volvo’s new wide-ranging sustainability commitment can be found in the Volvo Cars Sustainability Report 2015 (PDF) as well as in the online version of the Sustainability Report on the Volvo Cars website.22 abril, 2016 a las 10:33 #117615
Estos sí que pueden hacer daño a Tesla.5 julio, 2017 a las 11:25 #117616 A partir de 2019, todos electricos
Pero no serán electricos puros, o no todos, sino que los motores de combustión interna estarán asistidos por otro electrico. Cada modelo nuevo que pongan en escena a partir de esa fecha, será asi
Nota de prensa, en inglés
Volvo Cars to go all electric
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.
The announcement represents one of the most significant moves by any car maker to embrace electrification and highlights how over a century after the invention of the internal combustion engine electrification is paving the way for a new chapter in automotive history.
“This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”
Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.
It will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm. Full details of these models will be announced at a later date.
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