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Gift of love and safety

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THE COUPLE at the Archbishop’s Palace walks by the electric silver Volvo V40 en route to the chapel.

For their upcoming 60th wedding anniversary celebration, my dad Benny had to treat himself and his wife Toying to a new Volvo. This time, it was the new V40, which had just arrived at the recently-opened Centris showroom on Edsa near Quezon Avenue.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Volvo Philippines launches luxury 5-door, 5-seater hatchback

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The All-New Volvo V40, a modern expressive car, with characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package, is now in the Philippines. This 5-door, 5-seater luxury hatchback combines trendsetting design with class-leading driving dynamics.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

V-Day in Verona

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DANIEL Levin, manager for driver support and software implementation of Volvo Car Corp., presents the pedestrian air bag feature.

People who believe that Volvo’s corporate image of safety is grossly overused might have to think again.   There is no rival to safety when pitching a car sale, and Volvo will always be proud of this legacy of protecting its owners, and which no doubt is also one of the biggest reasons why it [...]

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Castle Volvo’s ‘princess’ is a sporty crossover

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Everyone who drives a Volvo would have had a feel of what the Scandinavian carmaker’s headquarters are like.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Volvo jumpstarts 2013 marketing campaign

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WELCOMING the new North Edsa dealership are, from left, Volvo Cars Asia Pacific (VCAP) regional business manager Ai Phing Teh; Volvo North Edsa vice chair and CFO William Tan; Volvo North Edsa chair and CEO Vincent Licup; VCAP president Carl Goran Larsson; Viking Cars Inc. first EVP Roselyn M. Dimalanta; VCAP CFO Roslin Oi and Viking Cars sales services  AVP Froilan M. Valencia.

Since Volvo Car was purchased by China’s Geely Holdings Group from Ford Motor Co. in 2010, it will soon be China-centered, right? Wrong. On the contrary, Volvo will continue operating as a strong, independent carmaker with a multibillion-dollar program ongoing in its plants in Sweden and Ghent, Belgium, to develop a new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) that will cover most of Volvo’s next-generation cars.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More reasons to enjoy the Volvo experience

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Set to compete in the premium hatchback class, the V40 exudes a sleek, compact look.

If you live outside of Makati, and unless you’re really a die-hard Volvo owner, you’ll find regular vehicle checkups to be a test of patience. Definitely there are no complaints about the quality of service; rather, it’s navigating one of the densest districts of Metro Manila that turns this chore into a bother.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Volvo offers 12 more reasons to celebrate the season

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This holiday season, Volvo Philippines will make sure you bring home an additional gift as a reward for purchasing any brand-new Volvo model from Dec. 1 to 31.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

P for Polestar, P for Performance

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A POLESTAR-EQUIPPED Volvo is both sexy and ludicrously fast.

We all know how safe and sexy a Volvo is. This time, we might as well add “spry and speedy” to the Swedish car brand’s list of endearing attributes.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Volvo Car Corporation improves safety with communicating cars

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Enabling vehicles to communicate with each other and with the traffic environment opens up fantastic possibilities.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Motoring | Read More »

Go full throttle with Volvo’s ownership offers

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It is high time to reward yourself with a car that is as exciting to drive as it is safe. Stating in October 2012, Volvo Philippines’ Full Throttle ownership offer gives you the chance to drive home your favorite Volvo for as low as 20% downpayment at zero interest for up to 60 months.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Motoring | Read More »

Real people, real drives

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RAMSAY (right) and Tiu, known for their active lifestyles, are Volvo’s poster boys with shared values of passion, dynamism and progre-siveness.

Volvo’s new global brand strategy called “Designed Around You” summarizes the company’s approach to understanding its owners as well as would-be owners, giving them a luxury experience that is a little more human-oriented—while at the same time linking firmly Volvo’s heritage of building safe and dependable cars.

Posted: October 16th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

China tries out Volvo’s crash-safe electric car

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THE ELECTRIC version of Volvo’s C30 has been named China’s Green Car of the Year.

International Automotive City, located at the western outskirts of Shanghai, is much like that portion in Sta. Rosa City in Laguna where automotive companies
and allied industries are just a stone’s throw from each other.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

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