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Posted on: September 23, 2011 | In Volvo
Volvo has long been known for its great advances on the technology line, and the new technology that they are working on is going to be some of the best that they have ever developed. This new technology has the potential to save hundreds of people from accidents each and every year in which their cars usually get totaled, and in many occasion they end up with a few cuts and bruises. This technology is going to help the cars to come to a complete stop in the event that wild animals are in front of the car. This may sound as though it is something that the person should already do. However, in most cases in which people hit wild animals, the reason that they hit these animals is because it is dark or to the point that it makes it harder to see, their headlights illuminate these animals for only a few seconds until they hit them, thus they really never had a chance to stop.
The new technology that Volvo is still in the process of tweaking to get it to its best ability. However, thus far we know that it contains two aspects that are working with the car. First, there is an infra red camera that is constantly monitoring the traffic situation, while there is also a sensor that is working to catch anything that may be a danger. If the camera sees something that is a potential threat, there is a buzzing alarm that sounds, which warns the driver to start applying their brakes. If the driver does not respond in a timely manner, the brakes are automatically pressed for them and the car starts to slow down. According to Volvo, right now the technology is being used to help stop these types of accidents, but it is good for people to know that in many cases they may be going too fast to completely stop the accident, though, the technology should help the person to slow down to minimize the impact.
So just what kind of animals are the system going to be scanning for?
Right now, the technology is being focused on those rather large wild animals, such as deer and a moose since these types of animals have been known to cause the most damage to the vehicle and those that are in the vehicle with eh driver. The first stage for this technology is animals, but the public is well-aware of what this type of technology could offer in the future. Consider a car that sees that the person is about to hit someone that they cannot see and the brakes are automatically applied? The same can be said of any type of collision that the person could be involved in, this technology could lower the number of accidents by a huge percentage.
Right now, Volvo has not announced when this technology is going to be placed on the new vehicles, but the consumer market is eager to see it. And this may help to increase the number of people that buy Volvo, thanks to this huge safety net that is going in its place.
Posted on: October 19, 2010 | In Volvo
Safety has always been recognized world wide as Volvo C70′s driving passion and strong suit. 2011 Volvo C70 convertible is ranked high on the list of safety. The 2011 2011 C70′s closest competitors include the Audi A4, the Jaguar XK, and the Saab 9-3 Convertible. Upon introduction, the LT Convertible is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I5, 197-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
The HT Convertible is equipped with a standard 2.3-liter, I5, 242-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 2011 2011 Volvo C70 convertible is a carryover from 2003.
2011 Volvo C70 convertible include more a powerful engine, a power top, a heated glass rear window, and a larger grille as standard. The Volvo C70 family is represented for 2003 by the convertible alone. The two available trim levels sport a turbo inline 5-cyl engine. The more economical of the two, the C70 2.4, has a 2.4 liter with 197 hp. A 2.3-liter engine with 242 hp enlivens the pricier C70 2.3. You’ll only be able to get a 5-speed automatic transmission with the 2.4. You get your choice of automatic or a 5-speed manual with the 2.3. Traction control, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, front side airbags, leather upholstery, and heated front seats all come standard on both.
The 2011 2011 Volvo C70 convertible is a feat of esthetic design and creature comforts. 2011 Volvo C70 convertible has very pleasing dynamic curves continuing from the front and terminating in the rear of the vehicle. What remains impressive, top up or down, is that passenger space remains impressive, while the esthetics of The 2011 Volvo C70 convertible also stay interesting. The 2011 2011 Volvo C70 convertible has a trunk pass-through for long cargo items, not seen in many convertibles. Power to the front wheels is through a five-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission, engaging Volvo’s 236-hp high-pressure-turbo engine. 2011 Volvo C70 convertible also includes anti lock brakes, full seat restraints, padded head rests, and recessed instrument panel.
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The 2011 Volvo S40 is a perfect compliment to your active lifestyle. The 2011 2011 S40′s closest competitors include the Acura 3.2 TL, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Volkswagen Passat. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 1.9-liter, I4, 170-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2011 2011 S40 is a carryover from 2003.
The 2011 Volvo S40 though affordable, allows for the acquisition of a large number of optional features. Standard 2011 Volvo S40 features are rather generous, namely automatic climate control, a ski pass-through and a CD player.
2011 Volvo S40 is equipped with the HU-415 AM/FM cassette stereo, DolbyTM, antitheft circuitry 100-watt amplifier, six speakers and power antenna as standard equipment. The HU-615 premium sound system with single in-dash CD and premium speakers is available as an option. A separate six-CD changer is available as an accessory. Factory prewiring for this item can be ordered as an option. HU-615 shown in photo. Both the front and rear seats feature anti-submarining guards. The contoured shape of the seat frame with the high front edge helps to prevent occupants sliding under and out of their belts in a collision. Daytime running lights are standard equipment. These help to contribute to road safety by making the car more visible to other motorists. The clear lens, fixed-focus, clear-glass, dual headlamps, each lamp with its own reflector, provide powerful lighting and accentuate the distinctive look of the front of the car. On high beam all four lamps are lit. 2011 Volvo S40 is equipped with Volvo’s central power door lock system. This is supplemented with the familiar two-step unlock where you open the driver door with one touch of the button and with a quick two touches of the button, the other doors open. A central powerlock switch on the center console allows the car to be locked/unlocked from the inside if all the doors are closed. If the car is locked with the switch, and any door is opened from the inside, only that door will be unlocked. This applies whether the ignition is on or off. The system is designed to ignore a remote control lock request if the key is in the ignition. This is to prevent the possibility of inadvertently locking the keys in the car. If any door is open when locking the car with the remote control, the door lock knobs will remain down in the locked position. Every item has been approved and rigorously tested by Volvo engineers for safety and durability.
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The 2011 Volvo S60 is a sporty entry-level luxury car that would be an excellent match for someone who likes the prestige of a luxury sedan but wants a more sporty look and feel. Upon introduction, the 2.4 is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I5, 168-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
The R is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I5, 300-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The 2011 2011 Volvo S60 is a carryover from 2003.
2011 Volvo S60 standard safety features include front side airbags, curtain side airbags, and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes. Traction control is standard on all S60s. An antiskid system is standard on the T5, optional for other Volvo models. In NHTSA crash testing, The 2011 Volvo S60 scores four stars for the driver and front passenger. Side-impact scores are five stars for front-seat occupants and rear-seat riders. In IIHS offset crash testing, the Volvo S60 received a rating of “Good” overall. A 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower is under the hood of the S60 2.4.197 horsepower roar from the turbocharged Volvo S60 2.4T. The new 2.5T AWD yields 208 horsepower and adds an all-wheel-drive system. Finally, the T5 is the most powerful new Volvo S60 with its 247-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged engine. Both the 2.4 and T5 can be equipped with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.4T and 2.5T Volvo AWD are available only with the automatic. 2011 Volvo S60′s mid-size sedans show a stylish cabin with rich appointments in muted tone-on-tone colors. The rack-and-pinion steering system is available with progressive power assistance. This results in good road feedback and stability. At the same time, steering is facilitated at low speeds, when parking, for example.2011 Volvo S60 is a car for someone who likes to drive, retaining at the same time, those classic Volvo qualities of safety and advanced features that has kept Volvo at the forefront of automotive innovation. 2011 Volvo S60 is a great buy at today’s prices.
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2011 Volvo S80 offers excellent safety engineering, a smooth ride, a quiet cabin, and roomy, luxurious accommodations. The 2011 2011 S80′s closest competitors include the Acura 3.2 TL, the Jaguar S-Type, and the Volkswagen Phaeton. Upon introduction, the 2.9 is equipped with a standard 2.9-liter, I6, 194-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The T6 Premier is equipped with a standard 2.9-liter, I6, 268-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway.
A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. The 2011 2011 Volvo S80 is a carryover from 2003.
2011 Volvo S80 engines are transversely mounted to provide good weight distribution and chassis balance, and a roomy passenger compartment. The engines are designed for high torque at low and medium engine speeds to guarantee good response and acceleration in normal driving conditions. The doors and trunk lid can be locked easily and safely while traveling, as the central locking system can be operated using a button on the door panel on the driver’s side. The central-locking remote control includes a number of functions for safety and convenience, including a button to open the trunk separately. The remote-control radio signal has a rolling code. It is changed every time a button is pressed. This prevents unauthorized copying of the code. Only the driver’s door has a mechanical lock cylinder. It is designed in such a way that it rotates if someone attempts to open the lock with anything but the correct key. 2011 Volvo S80 flagship sedan has undergone its own styling update with a new nose that features a square-mesh grille, a reshaped trunk lid with smaller tail lamps, a new rear bumper, chrome exterior door handles. The styling changes are so precise that they include new exterior rear view mirrors designed to reduce wind noise and help keep the side windows cleaner. S80 has its near-silent ride, unique look and personality, Volvo’s renowned engineering designed to protect its passengers. Now, with its new steering gear and optional Four-C suspension, the S80 also offers outstanding dynamics.
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The 2011 Volvo V40 is Volvo’s smallest and most affordable wagon. The 2011 2011 V40′s closest competitors include the Audi A4, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Volkswagen Passat. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 1.9-liter, I4, 170-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2011 2011 Volvo V40 is a carryover from 2003.
2011 Volvo V40 does offer impressive levels of safety equipment. Its standard features list isn’t all that impressive. Besides the basics, you get features such as automatic climate control, a ski pass-through and a CD player. As for optional equipment, there are individual features like power seats and leather trim.
2011 Volvo V40 has maximum torque of 170 ft. lbs. (230 Nm) is available over a very wide engine speed range, 1,800 rpm to 4,800 rpm. The engine thus provides high torque for good response and acceleration throughout the speed range where almost all normal driving takes place. This also has a positive effect on fuel economy, compared to higher performance turbo engines. The engine features Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on the exhaust camshaft to help keep emissions down during cold starts. This engine fulfills the Federal LEV standard emission requirements. The engine maximum power output is 160 hp, reached at 5,100 rpm. This engine utilizes a “twin-scroll” light-pressure turbocharger that reduces throttle response time (turbo lag) by about half that of a conventional turbo. The twin-scroll design pairs up the exhaust pulses from cylinders 1 and 4, and cylinders 2 and 3 into two ducts feeding the turbine so that the turbine spins up to speed much quicker. 2011 Volvo V40 models are equipped with a five-speed microprocessor-controlled automatic transmission with lock-up torque converter and “W” winter/wet-weather mode. Gear changes are electronically regulated by a microprocessor, which communicates with the engine management system, resulting in smooth gear shifting. The car is equipped with shift-lock to help prevent the car from moving unintentionally when starting, and key-lock to help minimize the risk of a parked car rolling off. The “W” winter/wet-weather function limits downshifting during acceleration, helping to reduce wheel spin. The “W” mode is recommended for acceleration from a standstill on rain-slicked roads. This engine utilizes a “twin-scroll” light-pressure turbocharger that reduces throttle response time (turbo lag) by about half that of a conventional turbo. The twin-scroll design pairs up the exhaust pulses from cylinders 1 and 4, and cylinders 2 and 3 into two ducts feeding the turbine so that the turbine spins up to speed much quicker.
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2011 Volvo V70 wagons range from comfortable sophistication to off-highway capability to high-performance barnstormer. Upon introduction, the 2.4 is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I5, 168-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
The R is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I5, 300-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The 2011 2011 Volvo V70 is a carryover from 2003.
2011 Volvo V70′s transversely-mounted, 2.4-liter, 5-cylinder, double overhead cam, turbo with intercooler Compression ratio 8.5:1Horsepower (SAE net) 247 @ 5200 rpm Torque (ft./lbs. SAE net) 243 @ 2400-5200 rpm. The manual transmission is five-speed with synchromesh on all speeds and reverse. The gear lever movements are transmitted to the manual transmission by cables, eliminating the transfer of vibrations from driveline to lever. The front seating positions in the car have three-point seat belts with pyrotechnical pretensioners. These pretensioners automatically tighten the seat belts or remove all the slack from the belt in a split second in the event of a collision. The front belts have also been supplemented with load-limiters, which help limit the load imposed on the occupant, thereby slowing the occupant more gently. The Volvo 70 series offers a choice of engines, suspensions, and packaging. The overall shape of the Volvo V70 looks boxy at first, but closer scrutiny reveals styling innovation for such a large package, and an aggressive stance due to a relatively wide track. The stylish interior of the Volvo 70-series models features rich appointments with an understated air of elegance. The driving experience of the Volvo V70 wagons varies by model. The V70 2.4 is soft and smooth. The V70 T5 is firmer and sportier. The Cross Country is firm, but doesn’t have the sporty crispness of the T5. Engine response varies by model as well. 2011 Volvo 70-series wagons are luxurious and enjoyable to drive. The base model offers a smooth, soft ride, but the engine lacks the sporty response of the other models, which come with turbocharged engines.
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Volvo has maintained its reputation for safety, The 2011 Volvo XC70 led the company away from its traditionally stodgy, boxy look in favor of a fresher image. Upon introduction, the XC70 is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I5, 208-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard. The 2011 2011 Volvo XC70 is a carryover from 2003.
Standard equipment includes remote keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, a trip computer, a tilt-telescope steering column, heated power outside mirrors, and power windows and door locks. HomeLink, an integrated remote-control system that can be programmed to open garage doors and turn on house lights, comes standard on the XC70 Coupe
The 2011 Volvo XC70 is one of the most stylish vehicles Sweden has ever produced. A provocative and passionate expression of Scandinavian design purity, the XC70 blazed the trail for the transformation of Volvo design with an inspired vision of aggressive automotive athleticism. Sexy curves gracing the XC70 Coupe and Convertible can make you forget you’re driving a car built by a company best known for being boxy but safe. Coupe and convertible body styles are available, along with two versions of the transverse-mounted, turbocharged, all-aluminum inline five-cylinder engine. Whether it’s Coupe or Convertible, The 2011 Volvo XC70 is a beautiful car. Volvo designs some great interiors and the XC70 benefits from graceful design with elegant lines. Sliding into the generous, well-tailored interior reveals leather upholstery in light hues. 2011 Volvo’s XC70 Convertible feels silky smooth with the standard Low Pressure Turbo engine. This 190-horsepower engine provides a broad power band. When cruising around, it delivers robust throttle response at any engine speed. It feels powerful, in other words. Punch it, and the Convertible accelerates quickly and smoothly, with no time spent waiting for the turbo to spool. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph takes less than 8 seconds and the car boasts a top speed of 130 mph. When equipped with the more powerful High Pressure Turbo engine, the XC70 Convertible and Coupe boast excellent acceleration performance. More than any other model in its lineup, the sporty and free-spirited XC70 Convertible represents the winds of change blowing through the company.
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The 2011 Volvo XC90 has 4 door unibody construction with turbocharged power and a choice of 5-passenger seating or 7 with an available 3rd-row bench. The 2011 2011 XC90′s closest competitors include the Acura MDX, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Toyota Land Cruiser. Upon introduction, the 2.5T is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I5, 208-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The T6 AWD is equipped with a standard 2.9-liter, I6, 268-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 20-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
The 2011 XC90 is a carryover from 2003. Regardless, The 2011 Volvo XC90 is a safe and fun vehicle. You can order an 2011 Volvo XC90 with leather upholstery, a moonroof, memory for the side mirrors, a power passenger seat, an in-dash six-disc changer, Homelink and an auto-dimming mirror.
An impressive maximum ground clearance of 9.2 inches allows The new 2011 2011 Volvo XC90 to move to light offroad and stand up to the demands of suburban road conditions. To prevent perhaps the most dangerous mishap common to SUVs, Volvo now includes Roll Stability Control (RSC) that activates the DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control) to help prevent rollovers. Just in case, the roof of the Volvo XC90 is composed of Boron steel, which Volvo notes is four times stronger than conventional steel. The entry-level 2011 Volvo XC90 2.5T comes with front-wheel or all-wheel drive, a 208-hp 5-cyl engine, and 5-speed automatic transmission. The T6 AWD has a 268-hp 6 cyl and a 4-speed automatic. Antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and antiskid/traction control are standard. 2011 Volvo XC90 options include a third-row seat with a rear air conditioner with its own controls, a self-leveling rear suspension, rear headphone outlets with separate stereo controls and a center booster seat for the second row. Individual options include a DVD-based navigation system, bi-HID headlamps, a park distance control system and a DVD entertainment system that’ll be available in the year. If you’re shopping for a luxury SUV or crossover SUV, The new 2011 2011 XC90 just might fit the bill. The new Volvo XC90′s maximum tow rating is 5,000 pounds for both engines. 2011 Volvo XC90 get’s a good rating.