Month in Review - September

Month in Review - September

Posted by Max Rundlett on 2nd Oct 2020

With the first month of fall behind us, we begin to brace for colder weather. This month, we cover Volvo's recent efforts for a sustainable future, preparing your car for winter, and more!

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Volvo Moves Toward a Digital Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way business is done in modern times. More people are working from home and subsequently shopping from home as well. This requires physical places of business to shift their strategies to cater to these needs. Volvo is doing so by shifting their buying and leasing processes online.

With the acquisition of Stockholm-based dealership Upplands Motors and a planned takeover of Bra Bil, Volvo aims to create a seamless offline and online experience allowing customers to begin the purchase process online and visit dealers only when necessary. This movement is an experience Volvo hopes drives 50% of global sales by 2025.

Read more about Volvo’s initiative here.

Safety Extending Past the Crash

Volvo is known by many for it’s industry leading safety standards; standards that are in relation to a vehicle’s accident protection and prevention. But what about personal health?

In 1976, the introduction of the three-way catalytic converter used in conjunction with a “Lambda” sensor revolutionized the automotive industry. Nearly 45 years later, the SPA chassis is following in the footsteps of it’s much older 200-series relative.

The manufacturer’s newest technology is dubbed Advanced Air Cleaner. Using a special insulation, the amount of fine particulate (PM 2.5) is filtered out by up to 95 percent. The technology includes a PM 2.5 sensor which is rising in popularity as air pollution is a growing concern for many areas.

Read more about how Volvo continues to revolutionize the automotive industry here.

Charging a Sustainable Future

Volvo’s goals for health and safety extend far past the personal health of their customers. Climate change is well documented and Volvo plans to do it’s best to minimize any future global effects. The Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) has approved Volvo’s climate action plan to become carbon neutral by 2040.

The SBTi is a collaboration between major environmental groups which showcases companies that strive towards science-based objectives. The acceptance process is stringent and companies must demonstrate a genuine plan that will put them at the forefront of environmental sustainability.

An endorsement from the SBTi increases Volvo’s brand equity. Due to this gained value, Volvo has set up a Green Finance Framework where the company will be able to collect funds “earmarked for climate-related and environmental projects.” The first green bond was issued shortly thereafter giving the company EUR 500m for electric car development.

Read more about the SBTi, Volvo’s Green Finance Framework, and its first green bond.

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Here @ ViVA Performance

We have added some special products to our catalog this past month, including...

Griot's Garage Wash Mitts & Towels

Keep your car looking sharp this fall. We've added a large portion of the Griot's Garage towels and wash mitts to our site. Find washes, waxes, detailing spray, polish, microfibers, and more available under "Other Models" or in the "Car Care" sub-category within your specific model category.

Do88 Performance Intercooler Kit, Volvo 700/900 Turbo 92-98

Enhance the performance of your Volvo with a Do88 Performance Intercooler Kit. ICM-150 is designed to work on Volvo 700 and 900 series Volvo's. This intercooler is developed to give the best performance with minimal modification. The Do88 Intercooler is 65% larger and flows 20% more air versus the factory intercooler. The end-tanks on this intercooler are designed with CAD software with the aim to create the best possible end-tank that distributes the airflow over the entire core to maximize cooling while minimizing pressure drop. Find this intercooler on our store today!

Ohm Lightning and Proton Wheels

Ohm Wheels deliver the latest in exclusive wheel designs, crafted from composite alloy technology with rigid testing that must pass stringent JGTC Standards and unsurpassed manufacturing facilities. These wheels feature rotary forged construction and are offered in multiple sizes for various Tesla fitments. Roll into style today!

Our Blog

This month, we released more content aimed at solving YOUR problems. We went over the value of older whiteblocks, what you should do to prepare your car for winter, and Cyan Racing's V8 S60! Check it out on our blog!

What's Coming?

Holiday Savings

This holiday season, we are putting together the perfect sales for you and your Volvo. From brand discounts to themed promotions, we've got you covered. Keep your eyes peeled, you won't want to miss it!

Please hang in there with us, we are still experiencing a handful of delays with our domestic and overseas suppliers due to staff shortages and supply-chain backups.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the contents of this post, or just need help picking out parts for your next build, please send us an email at