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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Volvo Concept 26 imagines the interior of fully autonomous cars

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Volvo's concept car at the L.A. Auto Show isn't a concept car at all, but rather an interface that imagines how car interiors will change after we welcome our autonomous overlords.... Read More »

Volvo, Microsoft will bring augmented reality into showrooms

Nov. 20, 2015 11:18 CET

Volvo and Microsoft are working together to bring the tech company's augmented-reality goggles to Volvo showrooms next year to improve safety-feature demonstrations, car customization – and even to offer test drives using a hologram.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

This week's dealers include the Obaugh family, Obaugh Ford-Lincoln in Staunton, Va.; Brian Pecheles, Joe Pecheles Volkswagen in Greenville, N.C.; John Roley, John Roley Autocenter (Chevrolet-Buick-GMC) in Littlefield, Texas; and Andrew Wright, Wright Automotive in Hillsboro, Ill.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Ted Woods, left, and Mike Woods of Wellington Motors (Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat) in Guelph, Ontario, celebrate 75 years with Dodge. Ted Woods is president; Mike Woods is vice president.... Read More »

Volvo P1800 makes a cameo in spy drama

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Among the relatively small number of collectible Volvos, one stands out above the rest: the swoopy P1800 coupe from the 1960s. And now Volvo's classic - built to compete with early '60s British, Italian and German sports cars - is making a big-screen appearance in Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama Bridge of Spies.... Read More »

INSIDE GAME

7 innovations in auto interiors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

In the digital age, technology is transforming what carmakers can do with interiors. The rise of autonomous driving will change how customers spend their time in the cabin.... Read More »

Volvo's Polestar unit expects big gains in sales, margins

Nov. 5, 2015 13:11 CET

Volvo's Polestar performance brand expects to double sales next year and quickly earn double-digit margins. It aims to do this by separating itself from rivals such as BMW M by emphasizing one of the Swedish brand's core values: safety.... Read More »

OLIVE KEOGH

BLOG: How Volvo's chairman sparked a re-think of child safety

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Volvo Chairman Li Shufu's vision helped inspire the automaker to re-think how young children will travel in its cars in the future.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 13% in October on strong U.S. demand

Nov. 3, 2015 13:24 CET

Volvo's vehicle sales rose 13 percent in October, boosted by demand in the U.S. for the new XC90.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How BMW helped Volvo choose it U.S. plant location

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

BMW played a key role in getting Volvo to choose South Carolina as the location for its first U.S. plant. And, a pretty well-known aerospace giant also helped.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How BMW helped Volvo choose its U.S. plant location

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

BMW played a key role in getting Volvo to choose South Carolina as the location for its first U.S. plant. And, a pretty well-known aerospace giant also helped.... Read More »

Sources: Volvo is preparing compact crossover for 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Volvo will introduce a compact crossover in early 2018, sources told Automotive News Europe. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the crossover, expected to be called the XC40, is a priority.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

GKN helps slash CO2 in new Volvo XC90

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2015

GKN Automotive formed a partnership with Volvo to develop a so-called eAxle for the plug-in hybrid version of the new XC90. The solution helps the SUV to achieve CO2 emissions as low as 49 grams per km compared with 212g/km for the previous model.... Read More »

Volvo will add EV, extend plug-in hybrid lineup

Oct. 15, 2015 11:07 CET

Volvo is developing its first full-electric car and broadening its range of plug-in hybrid vehicles, betting that their time has come in the wake of VW's diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

Volvo will debut compact SUV in 2018, sources say

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo will debut its compact SUV, expected to be called the XC40, in early 2018, sources said. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said a compact SUV is a priority for Volvo but he declined to confirm the name of the model or the timing of its arrival.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo takes bold next step in self-driving push

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Volvo has made another strong move that shows how serious it is about being No. 1 in autonomous driving.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 2.4% as U.S. surge offsets China dip

Oct. 2, 2015 12:40 CET

Volvo said global sales of its cars rose 2.4 percent in September as an 18 percent jump in U.S. deliveries helped offset a fifth straight month of decline in China, where sales were down 5.7 percent.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

BMW says emissions manipulation software is a 'no-go'

Oct. 1, 2015 16:18 CET

BMW's development chief has echoed rival automakers Daimler and Volvo in saying that the so-called "defeat device" that VW Group used to cheat U.S. diesel-emissions tests was a “no-go” at his company, adding that BMW has control systems to ensure such manipulation never occurs.... Read More »

Autoliv targets $12 billion in sales by end of the decade

Oct. 1, 2015 11:02 CET

Auto safety specialist Autoliv targets $12 billion in sales by the end of the decade and could potentially reach $15 billion, it said today. The company had sales of $9.2 billion in 2014.... Read More »

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Volvo picks consultant as new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely

Sept. 30, 2015 10:42 CET

Volvo has appointed former McKinsey consultant Bjorn Annwall as its new global sales and marketing boss. He succeeds Alain Visser, who moves to Volvo sister brand Geely as its sales chief.... Read More »

Volvo: S.C. plant is 'the ultimate signal' to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

As Volvo prepares to build the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., it hopes that its first U.S. plant persuades its dealers to reinvest in the franchise.... Read More »

Volvo to build next-gen S60 at S.C. plant starting in 2018

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Volvo Cars will produce the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., when the company's new plant becomes operational there in 2018.... Read More »

Auto-brake pact offers boon to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

When 10 automakers agreed this month to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard, they were promising off-the-shelf technology priced for the mass market that includes an assortment of cameras, radar, lidar and computer chips that make up collision avoidance systems. The suppliers that will profit are a well-defined group of big suppliers with production-ready components.... Read More »

Volvo will launch S90 to challenge BMW 5 series, Mercedes E class

Sept. 10, 2015 11:44 CET

Volvo will introduce the new S90 sedan next year to replace its S80 model. Volvo is targeting the S90 at potential buyers of the BMW 5 series, Mercedes E class and the Audi A6.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Some tips on interior packaging from a casual dining darling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

The auto industry can learn something from Shake Shack, the fast-growing burger chain out of New York.... Read More »

 
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