Volvo

Volvo first-quarter profit rises 11%

April 28, 2017 09:20 CET

Volvo reported a 11 percent rise in first-quarter profit as strong demand for its XC60 and 90-series cars gave it a boost. The automaker stuck to a forecast of higher sales this year.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90. "This is a completely different ballgame because the XC60 is our most profitable car," said Henrik Green, adding that the car "has to deliver."... Read More »

How Volvo helped to electrify the London black cab

April 24, 2017 12:27 CET

Volvo helped to make London's iconic black taxis more environmentally friendly by supplying an electrified drivetrain to the UK company that builds the famous cabs.... Read More »

Volvo confirms China production for first EV

April 19, 2017 10:02 CET

Volvo confirmed it will build its first full-electric car in China and export it globally. The EV will launch in 2019 and will based on the compact modular architecture that Volvo co-developed with Lynk & CO.... Read More »

Lynk & CO picks Berlin for European sales launch

April 19, 2017 13:25 CET

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will launch Lynk & CO in Berlin and San Francisco in a bid to give the new marque a foothold in the key European and U.S. markets.... Read More »

How Volvo defied the odds

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Volvo's recent success can be attributed to smart decisions, a tactfully handled sale by Ford, seductive vehicle design and an advantageous introduction to the world's largest car market, China.... Read More »

VOLVO AT 90

Volvo enters 10th decade on a record-breaking high

April 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Anders Gustafsson sees Volvo's 90th birthday from the most unique perspective of anyone on the company's executive management team. Gustafsson's family has been selling the brand for the last 45 years through its company, Bildeve, the oldest Volvo Cars dealership in southern Sweden.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Debating Tesla's true value

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Execs weigh in on Tesla's value surge; Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars; Nissan Titan's rise; Marchionne puts aside partner pursuit; Volvo at 90; One car, 1,360 horses.... Read More »

VOLVO AT 90

Seafood, safety synonymous with Volvo's first 90 years

April 14, 2017 06:01 CET

While Volvo celebrates the 90th anniversary of the arrival of its first model this month, the company's story actually started in August 1924 because of the founders' shared love of crayfish, according to the company archives.... Read More »

Volvo will build first EV in China for export, sources say

April 13, 2017 12:59 CET

Volvo will build its first full-electric car in China, sources told Automotive News Europe. The battery-powered vehicle will debut in 2019 and will be exported globally from Volvo's factory in southeast China.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Fast times in NY: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters; Infiniti's bolder SUV styling; Volvo dealers are 'hot' for the XC60; No Mercedes-Benz diesel decision; China-built Volvo EV?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Retooling for next-gen Camry

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Toyota investing $1.3B in Ky. ahead of Camry overhaul; Ford's hybrid cop car ready to give chase; Genesis sets sights on China; Volvo exec's trade warning; 70 years of Ferrari.... Read More »

Volvo concerned about possible U.S. import tax

April 10, 2017 11:13 CET

Volvo says it would suffer if the U.S. enacts taxes on imported goods, even as the company prepares to hire up to 4,000 workers for a new plant in South Carolina that will build the S60 sedan.... Read More »

Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement

April 4, 2017 11:22 CET

Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newly created board level procurement post at the fast-expanding automaker.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

Volvo's 90th extra special for this exec

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Anders Gustafsson, a member of Volvo's executive team, sees the company's 90th birthday from a unique perspective. The 48-year-old Swede's family owns Bildeve, one of the oldest Volvo Car dealerships in the country.... Read More »

Volvo gets emotional over wagons

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2017

Volvo is re-entering the American station wagon market with the 2017 V90 Cross Country, a vehicle that caters to a driver's needs, big and small.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2017

The V90 Cross Country, the final member of Volvo's 90 series family, is the automaker's reintroduction of the wagon to the U.S.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2017

Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales.... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live Monday

March 31, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, April 3. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

Volvo battery lab catches fire; production unaffected

March 28, 2017 14:33 CET

A fire broke out on Tuesday in a building housing an auto battery laboratory at Volvo's plant in Gothenburg, western Sweden, the company said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump teases Ford plant announcement

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

Trump teases Ford plant announcement; Tesla CEO's brainy new venture; Uber seeks arbitration with Waymo, resumes self-driving pilot; Volvo stays with Uber; Another AMG sales surge?... Read More »

Volvo says lab fire won’t affect production

7:35 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

A fire broke out on Tuesday in a building housing an auto battery laboratory at Volvo's plant in Sweden.... Read More »

Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected

March 24, 2017 14:21 CET

Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, giving the VW Group premium brand a boost amid the diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

China's Geely doubles earnings as Volvo tech boosts sales

March 22, 2017 10:43 CET

China's Geely Automobile posted its biggest profit growth in eight years in 2016, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Volvo helped to propel it to record sales.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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