Volvo Cars Explorers

Episode 1: The Beginning

In this TV series we will follow four of our colleagues who are on a mission to discover the new global Volvo Cars. What will they find?

A Volvo saved my life story

A Brazilian customer in a brand new XC60 rounded a corner, and two cows appeared on the road. The Large Animal Detection system slowed the car down, but a severe collision was unavoidable. Luckily, the driver could walk out of the car unharmed.

A Volvo saved my life story

A Brazilian customer in a brand new XC60 rounded a corner, and two cows appeared on the road. The Large Animal Detection system slowed the car down, but a severe collision was unavoidable. Luckily, the driver could walk out of the car unharmed.

Same car – a world apart

What does a villager from the west coast of Norway have in common with one of twelve million inhabitants in the global city of São Paulo? Both drive a Volvo XC90 – but they lead completely different lives.

A colourful taste of the new XC40

The new colourful Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars’ first ever entry in the small premium SUV segment, will be a distinctive car for a distinctive driver. In this film, Volvo Cars hints how the XC40 moves into new areas by giving the design team freedom to use a wider selection of colours and materials. The result is a car with a vibrancy, individuality and playfulness that the segment currently lacks.

Same car – a world apart

What does a villager from the west coast of Norway have in common with one of twelve million inhabitants in the global city of São Paulo? Both drive a Volvo XC90 – but they lead completely different lives.

A colourful taste of the new XC40

The new colourful Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars’ first ever entry in the small premium SUV segment, will be a distinctive car for a distinctive driver. In this film, Volvo Cars hints how the XC40 moves into new areas by giving the design team freedom to use a wider selection of colours and materials. The result is a car with a vibrancy, individuality and playfulness that the segment currently lacks.

All new Volvo cars will be electrified from 2019

Volvo Cars is taking a bold step forward, heralding the end of an era for the pure internal combustion engine. From 2019, all internal combustion engines in new Volvo cars will be supplemented with electric propulsion in the form of mild or plug-in hybrid powertrains, or be fully electric. Watch a video presenting the strategy.

Becoming the new Volvo Cars

So much has happened at Volvo Cars during the past few years. Take a look at some of the highlights.

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POLL

90 years of making cars. Volvo Cars Heritage
put together a list of 10 models that made an impact.
Which one is your favourite?

One global team – one design

They are separated by vast oceans, but are still close colleagues. Connecting design teams in Sweden, China and the United States is key for creating a truly global car, maintaining a strong base in the Scandinavian heritage.

“Our employees need to stay curious”

Curiosity. To want to learn and understand. To challenge the norm and find new paths. For President and CEO of Volvo Cars, Håkan Samuelsson, these are fundamental traits of the company’s culture. It is also what the Volvo Cars Explorers TV series is all about.

XC60 launch calls for global knowledge sharing

The first generation XC60 has been Volvo Cars’ best-selling model for years. Now, generation two is ready to conquer the world. But first – it needs to be built. And that journey begins in the Torslanda plant, Sweden.

Global approach to attract the best tech talents

Autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. As car owners around the world ask for increasingly advanced products, the race for the people who can develop these hardens. The new digital era calls for a global approach to attract the best tech talents.

List: Our most important car models

In 2017, 90 years have passed since the first Volvo model rolled through the factory doors. Which models have been most important? Here, Per-Åke Fröberg at Volvo Cars Heritage lists his ten favourites – and three models that didn’t become a success.

New TV series explores the world of Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars Explorers is a new TV series for the company’s internal audience. The show follows four new employees, based in China, Belgium, Sweden and the US. Their mission is to learn as much as they can about the world of Volvo Cars during the course of this year – and report back what they find.

All new Volvo cars will be electrified from 2019

Volvo Cars is taking a bold step forward, heralding the end of an era for the pure internal combustion engine. From 2019, all internal combustion engines in new Volvo cars will be supplemented with electric propulsion in the form of mild or plug-in hybrid powertrains, or be fully electric. Watch a video presenting the strategy.

One global team – one design

They are separated by vast oceans, but are still close colleagues. Connecting design teams in Sweden, China and the United States is key for creating a truly global car, maintaining a strong base in the Scandinavian heritage.

“Our employees need to stay curious”

Curiosity. To want to learn and understand. To challenge the norm and find new paths. For President and CEO of Volvo Cars, Håkan Samuelsson, these are fundamental traits of the company’s culture. It is also what the Volvo Cars Explorers TV series is all about.

XC60 launch calls for global knowledge sharing

The first generation XC60 has been Volvo Cars’ best-selling model for years. Now, generation two is ready to conquer the world. But first – it needs to be built. And that journey begins in the Torslanda plant, Sweden.

Global approach to attract the best tech talents

Autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. As car owners around the world ask for increasingly advanced products, the race for the people who can develop these hardens. The new digital era calls for a global approach to attract the best tech talents.

List: Our most important car models

In 2017, 90 years have passed since the first Volvo model rolled through the factory doors. Which models have been most important? Here, Per-Åke Fröberg at Volvo Cars Heritage lists his ten favourites – and three models that didn’t become a success.