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Volvo dealers worried about subscription models

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Volvo's new subscription service and its plans for its Lynk & CO brand to sell vehicles directly to consumers have stirred unrest among the Swedish automaker's approximately 300 U.S. dealers.... Read More »

Volvo, Autoliv self-driving venture seeks customers beyond Geely

March 14, 2018 16:40 CET

Volvo and Autoliv's self-driving partnership is stepping up plans to dominate autonomous systems with talks to win customers other than the Swedish automaker's Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Buick vehicles without the 'Buick' badge

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

'Buick' name stripped from Envision, rest of '19 lineup - reports; VW to expand EV output; UAW accuses Tesla of retaliation; GM's new HR boss; Volvo aims S60 at young, affluent.... Read More »

Polestar: Avoiding delays crucial to early success

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

Satisfying its first customers will be crucial for the new Volvo electrified performance brand, Polestar.... Read More »

Volvo aims to boost luxury image

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2018

Despite falling sedan sales, Volvo hopes to boost S60 sales by 5,000 cars a year with redesigned model.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2018

The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva auto show, but it appeared in very inconspicuous places.... Read More »

Daimler, Volvo executives skeptical over Geely alliance plan

1:02 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2018

Executives at Daimler and Volvo question the viability and industrial logic of a plan by their major shareholder, China's Geely, to form an auto industry alliance to counter "tech invaders."... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo ends long European Car of the Year losing streak

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Volvo's entry SUV, the XC40 that starts at 31,350 euros in Germany, did something that no Volvo has done in the last 55 years: It brought the European Car of the Year title to Gothenburg.... Read More »

Polestar looks to turn curiosity into cash

10:45 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Showing the production-spec version of the Polestar 1 for the first time, the performance brand born out of Volvo Cars said it would begin taking deposits for the vehicle March 13.... Read More »

Auto industry rejects Trump's tariff threats

6:56 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Automotive companies on both sides of the Atlantic pushed back on President Donald Trump's talk of a trade war with Europe using a similar refrain: Everyone will suffer if his rhetoric becomes reality.... Read More »

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Why Geneva is 'perfect setting' to debut Polestar, Cupra brands

March 3, 2018 06:01 CET

Two of Europe's newest brands – Volvo's Polestar and Seat's Cupra – are using the 'perfect setting' of this year's Geneva auto show to introduce their high-performance products to the public.... Read More »

ANE's March issue goes live Monday

March 2, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, March 5. The new edition looks at what Ford of Europe needs to do to make its business sustainably profitable after last year's disappointing performance.... Read More »

Li Shufu's Volvo history eases Daimler workers' minds

Feb. 27, 2018 08:07 CET

Li Shufu's $9 billion investment in Daimler raised concern in German government halls and executive suites. Not so at the offices of Michael Brecht, the powerful head of the automaker's workers council. That's because Brecht had been doing his homework on Li, who has owned Volvo since 2010.... Read More »

AB Volvo drops Geely-linked exec after Daimler move

Feb. 26, 2018 19:01 CET

AB Volvo will drop the CEO of Zheijang Geely Holding-owned Volvo Cars from its board. The move comes after Geely founder Li Shufu revealed last week that he has built up an almost 10 percent stake in the Swedish truck maker's rival, Daimler.... Read More »

Volvo speeds up electrification push with new V60 wagon

Feb. 21, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo will accelerate its shift toward electrified models by offering its new V60 with two plug-in hybrid powertrains. The longer, more powerful and more technologically advanced V60 will arrive at European dealers later this year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lots of spending, long road to AVs

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2018

Study predicts long road to AVs; Daimler truck-talks Tesla; Volvo's new plug-in pair; Pitch the toll pass, buy an Audi?; This billionaire can block a BMW takeover.... Read More »

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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests

Feb. 9, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot of new ground for the automaker while it simultaneously wins customers from rivals such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.... Read More »

Volvo's 2017 profit jumped 28% to record on China growth

Feb. 8, 2018 07:44 CET

Volvo increased profit 28 percent to a record high of $1.76 billion last year as the automaker saw strong demand for a string of new models, above all in China.... Read More »

Volvo expects record streak to continue in 2018

Feb. 8, 2018 10:13 CET

Volvo expects an expanded SUV lineup to help the automaker continue its growth steak this year after it reported record vehicle sales and operating profit in 2017.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his own brand. With it comes the challenge of embracing change.... Read More »

Volvo's Polestar mulls expanding output of its 600-hp hybrid coupe

Feb. 7, 2018 11:25 CET

Polestar, Volvo's stand-alone brand for high-performance electrified models, is mulling whether to increase production for its debut model, the 600-hp Polestar 1. Since last October, more than 5,000 people have said they're interested in the chance to buy the hybrid coupe.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February

Feb. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at which brands were the biggest winners last year in Europe and examines whether the sales growth will continue in 2018.... Read More »

Volvo could build Lynk & CO cars in Europe, CEO Samuelsson says

Jan. 25, 2018 10:48 CET

Volvo could build cars for Lynk & CO in Belgium and may also extend its European service and logistics infrastructure to the new brand, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

Volvo leader: Dealers deserve some love

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson says the automaker needs to ensure strong residual value and premium brand perception in order to run a successful subscription sales model.... Read More »

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

BLOG: Why Jim Hackett is wrong about Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover

11:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2018

Ford CEO Jim Hackett candidly admitted that he wishes the automaker still owned Volvo and JLR. It's important to remember why this didn't work out for Ford.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Adient pick veteran exec Fleischer to lead EMEA unit
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO
VW of America has cut the cord with its former head of sales in the U.S. ...
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Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run b ...
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Tesla's Autopilot chief steps down after two years
Tesla's Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departu ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
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