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Catch up with the latest Volvo news from Donalds Volvo Ipswich. Here you can find recent announcements on new product releases as well as tips and hints about life on the road.


Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept: why fly when you can be driven?

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Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept: reimagining the work-life balance and the future of cities

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Polestar software upgrade delivers more rear-wheel torque in all-wheel-drive Volvos

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has introduced a new Polestar-developed software upgrade that increases torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo cars equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD), for more dynamic driving.

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Volvo retailer in Ipswich backs the county’s cricket team

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Donalds Volvo has announced a sponsorship partnership with Suffolk Cricket, who deliver and support programmes to grow cricket within the county.

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Volvo Car Mobility launches mobility brand M

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Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, today launches M, a new brand that will expand the company’s global mobility operations by providing dependable, on-demand access to cars and services through an intuitive app.

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New laws pave way for remote control parking

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New laws just introduced mean that drivers will be able to use remote control parking and other high-tech assistance systems on British roads.

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Huge leap forward in road safety

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Developments in road safety have taken a huge leap forward with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking and Intelligent Speed Assistance, in all new cars.

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Driving a brand new car in the first few weeks

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Buying a new car is an exhilarating experience, but there are a few things to bear in mind as you drive your pride and joy away from the showroom.

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Car test drives are alive and kicking

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The test drive is far from dead, despite one in ten consumers saying they will buy without trying the car first, research by What Car? suggests.

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Major changes introduced to MOT test

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The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales changed last month. The changes affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles.

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Volvo XC90 is a genuine life-saver

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Not a single Volvo XC90 occupant has died in a car-to-car accident in the UK, according to official Government crash figures.

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The Volvo S90 Ambience Concept – a car that connects with your senses

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today reveals the S90 Ambience Concept, an industry-first sensory experience that synchronises visuals, sound and scent to redefine in-car luxury.

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Driving tips for neck and back pain

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Research by the British Chiropractic Association indicates that more than 5.5 million drivers could suffer from neck and back pain as a result of time spent behind the wheel.

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Don’t cut corners on child seat safety

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Many parents are cutting corners on safety when driving with their children. According to a new survey, 34% have sometimes allowed their children to travel without a suitable child restraint and 37% have driven with someone else’s child as a passenger despite not having a suitable seat for them.

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Why don’t more drivers switch to electric?

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According to new research commissioned by the Institute of the Motor Industry, 82% of drivers feel they don’t know enough about electric vehicles to wave goodbye to their petrol or diesel car just yet.

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Ipswich Volvo retailer and accident and repair centre wins manufacturer’s regional award

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Donalds of Ipswich & DJ Mackenzies have scooped a regional award at the Volvo Bodyshop & Retailer High Achiever Recognition Awards 2017.

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Volvo XC60 named UK Car of the Year

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The Volvo XC60 has been crowned overall Car of the Year at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. This comes only a month after it was crowned Best Medium Crossover by the same judges.

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Volvo launches new V60 versatile family estate

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today revealed the new V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate, underlining the Swedish company's position as a maker of cars that combine good looks with everyday practicality.

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Donalds Group breaks ground on exciting double dealership plan

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Bosses at high-flying Donalds Group went ‘digging for victory’ when they marked the start of construction on a development set to revolutionise car sales in East Anglia.

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Seven tips for safer driving in 2018

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Richard Gladman, Head of Driving & Riding Standards at IAM RoadSmart, suggests a few New Year Resolutions that are easy to keep and will improve your driving and keep you safe throughout the year.

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Revealed: best time to renew your car insurance

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Drivers could beat rising premiums and cut their costs significantly, simply by not leaving it until the last minute to renew their car insurance.

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Polestar unveils its first car

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Polestar has unveiled its first car – the Polestar 1 – and reveals its vision to be the new electric performance brand

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Highway Code ‘falls short’ on stopping distances

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Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the Government to increase stopping distances in its next update to the Highway Code because drivers' thinking time has been under-estimated.

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Express your individuality with the new Volvo XC40 small SUV

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With dozens of possible exterior and interior colour combinations, the choice of the individual is at the centre with the new colourful Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars’ first ever entry in the small premium SUV segment.

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Trust more important than price for used car buyers

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Consumers rate trust in the dealer ahead of price when it comes to buying a used car, according to a survey of 18,000 AA members on the most important purchase considerations.

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Experience the evolution of the dynamic Swedish SUV at Donalds Volvo Ipswich’s XC60 launch event

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Having recently been crowned 'Best Premium SUV' at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2017, Donalds Volvo Ipswich will be hosting a two-day customer reveal event to mark the arrival of the stunning new Volvo XC60 at its dealership.

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Volvo XC60 crowned 'Best Premium SUV' at Auto Express Awards

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The Volvo XC60 has been voted 'Best Premium SUV' at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2017.

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Donald’s Garage Ipswich sponsors motorsport challenge day for local school

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Ipswich-based Volvo dealership, Donald’s Garage, is sponsoring Orwell Park School’s Motorsport School Team Challenge later this month as part of a focus on bridging the gap between local businesses and schools.

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Volvo Cars Partners with Google to build android into next-generation connected cars

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced a close partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years.

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More Car buyers are turning to dealerships for finance

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Car finance at the point of sale is becoming increasingly popular with car buyers. The market grew 12% by value to £31.6 billion and 8% by volume last year, new official figures show, with Personal Contract Hire products showing especially strong growth.

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Family chosen to test autonomous Volvo

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The Hain family, from Gothenburg in Sweden, are the first people chosen to take part in a real-life autonomous drive research program using real cars, in real traffic.

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Donalds Volvo announces new dealership for Ipswich

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East Anglia car dealer The Donalds Group has taken the first steps towards the opening of a flagship Volvo outlet, in one of Ipswich’s newest and most sought-after retail parks. Scheduled to open late 2017 or early 2018, the dealership at Futura Park, Nacton, will be the region’s first designed and built to the brand’s state-of-the-art Volvo Retail Experience standard.

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New Polestar performance package now available for the Volvo S90 and V90

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Polestar has launched the new generation of its performance package for the new Volvo S90 and V90. Known as Polestar Performance Optimisation, the package upgrades the entire drivetrain and further improves driving dynamics.

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Meet the Donalds Ipswich team - on the Westeros Catwalk!

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to star in new Volvo V90 marketing campaign

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Volvo Cars is set to launch a new V90 marketing campaign featuring global footballing star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Game of Thrones fans flock to Donalds Volvo

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Fans of the popular Sky Atlantic fantasy drama Game of Thrones were treated to a special event at Donalds Volvo last weekend at the dealership's showroom on West End Road in Ipswich.

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Jan 14th 1980 - Evening Telegraph: Century break in a garage match

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About 250 people gathered at Sycamore Stamford, to see a best-of-seven-frames challenge between world champion Terry Griffiths and Peterborough star Markham Wildman. Wildman won 4-2 and notched the highest break of the evening, a splendid 113.

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