8 Articles
1 / 1
15Volvo promises new diesels, 8-speed auto

As a part of eliminating its dependence on Ford platforms and powertrains, Volvo has previously announced information about its Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) and Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA), but now we're finally getting some details about what will power some of the Swedish automaker's next-generation products.

36Report: Volvo to downsize engines in 2013; ponders diesel for U.S.

Engine downsizing is considered an effective method for reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency and that's precisely why many automakers have developed smaller mills to replace older, larger motors. Kia, Volkswagen, Fiat, Audi and many others already announced their intentions to introduce downsized engines in upcoming models. We can now add Volvo to the ranks of automakers developing new low-displacement powerplants.

28Report: Volvo to introduce downsized engines in 2013; ponders diesel for U.S. market

Engine downsizing is considered an effective method for reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency and that's precisely why many automakers have developed smaller mills to replace older, larger motors. Kia, Volkswagen, Fiat, Audi and many others already announced their intentions to introduce downsized engines in upcoming models. We can now add Volvo to the ranks of automakers developing new low-displacement mills.

16Volvo's 1.6-liter diesel-powered S40, V50 join sub-100 g/km CO2 club

In the automotive industry, dropping below the 100 g/km CO2 emissions benchmark is no easy task. Aside from a few vehicles like the TwinAir two-cylinder Fiat 500 and the 1.0-liter Hyundai i10, seldom do we see gasoline- or diesel-powered autos venture into the rarified ranks of the sub-100 g/km CO2 club. Now, Volvo aims to change that with the introduction of two more models powered by the company's Euro 5-compliant 1.6-liter diesel mill.

16For Eur-eyes Only: Volvo releases new five-cylinder diesel in S80

Click above to view the Volvo D5 engine in all its high-resolution wonder

1Volvo plans diesel hybrids for 2012

click above to enter a gallery of the new Volvo DRIVe models

15Volvo planning more small models, more diesels

click above image for high-res gallery of the Volvo C30 Efficiency

AddHybrid Bulldozers?

While the most popular hybrids are currently small cars (for American tastes), the Volvo Group, makers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and other mostly diesel powered heavy equipment, is currently developing hybrid electric technology for heavy vehicles. We are all used to seeing dirty clouds of black smoke coming from a ground mover on a construction site, and technologies like this might reduce these significantly.

1 / 1