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Safety, Thy name is Volvo

I have yet to meet a motoring enthusiast who hasn’t, at least once, chuckled at the half-witted Volvo jokes that do the rounds from time to time. Truth be told, it is in fact, Volvo, that has the last laugh as competitors struggle to keep pace with their safety innovations. Afterall, had it not been for Volvo’s history of safety innovations and their generous nature in waiving off patent rights to benefit all of mankind, our killer roads would have been an even more dangerous...

All Volvo Cars are now BS-VI certified in India

Volvo Car India has successfully introduced BS VI Certified cars across its range from February 2020. All cars assembled at the plant or imported are now BS VI Certified. This comes from Volvo Car India’s commitment towards providing more and more sustainable products to its esteemed customers. “The transition from BS IV to BS VI has been challenging, especially keeping in mind the industry’s performance in 2019. I am extremely proud of my team and our partners who have...

Volvo Car India introduces ‘Freedom from Hassle’ on XC40 to celebrate the spirit of India’s independence

It is now easier to buy an XC40 T4 R-Design as Volvo Car India today introduced ‘Hassle-Free Offer’ on the award-winning luxury SUV. Volvo XC40 is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 39.90 lakh, but under ‘Hassle-Free Offer’ customers can buy the car at a special offer price of Rs. 36.90 lakh and receive complimentary accessories worth Rs 1 lakh as well.  With this offer, Volvo Car India is augmenting the buying experience of customers as they can simply wa...

Volvo Car India opens online bookings for all-new S60 at introductory price of INR 45.9 Lakh

Volvo Car India has opened advance online bookings for the All-New S60 from today. It has set an introductory price of Rs. 45.9 lakh (ex-showroom) for a limited number of bookings made online. The company is also offering complimentary membership to its exclusive Tre Kronor Experience program to the early buyers of the luxury sedan. The bookings can be made on the company website (www.volvocars.in). The deliveries of cars booked during January and February will commence from mid-March. ...

Volvo Car India introduces “Family Bond” – a gender-neutral parental leave policy

Volvo Car India today announced “Family Bond”: its gender-neutral parental leave policy. This policy, in sync with Volvo’s global directives will now allow male employees to avail up to 24 weeks (120 working days) of parental leave at 80% of total salary. Women employees will continue to avail 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave as per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017.  The Policy applies to all regular salaried (on-roll full-time) employees in India wh...

Volvo Cars to lower CO2 emissions and save billions using circular business principles

Volvo Cars aims for annual savings of SEK 1 billion and reductions of 2.5 million tonnes in carbon emissions from 2025 using circular business principles. Supporting the company’s long-term goal of becoming a circular business by 2040, Volvo Cars will create closed material loops for emission-heavy materials such as steel and aluminium, as well as remanufacture, repair, reuse and refurbish parts. “Volvo Cars has one of the most ambitious climate plans in the car industry, an...

Volvo Car India announces price hike

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Car India today announced that it would be increasing the ex-showroom prices of its luxury sedan S90 and premium SUVs, XC40, XC60 and XC90. Effective May 3rd, 2021, these models will see an upward price change ranging from INR 1 lakh to INR 2 lakh. The decision comes in the backdrop of rising input costs and weakening of the Indian currency. The last price hike by the company was announced in 2018 and thereafter it has maintained the price line for all its pr...

Get off the road to get on the road to recovery

“Unprecedented times,” without a shadow of a doubt, has to be the word of 2020. And why not, afterall, not many of us have known or seen anything like the Coronavirus crisis that is unfolding before our eyes. Nevertheless, while we all know that we will battle this crisis and come out triumphant, it is also important to understand that this can only be achieved by disciplining ourselves and remaining indoors. Meanwhile, the Auto industry, which has gone out of its way and offered ...