Volvo

Q&A: LEX KERSSEMAKERS, CEO, VOLVO CAR USA

Volvo's Kerssemakers: 'Sometimes, technology is smarter than we are'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2016

Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA, talks about Volvo's focus on bringing fully autonomous vehicles to the market in the early 2020s.... Read More »

Volvo tests 'concierge' for 90 series

7:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2016

Volvo Car USA is launching a pilot program using a fuel-delivery startup to wash, refuel and valet park owners’ upper-line vehicles.... Read More »

Audi lures Volvo's Mertens for top r&d post

8:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2016

Audi appointed the r&d chief at Volvo, Peter Mertens, as its new head of technical development, filling a key post as the Volkswagen Group brand grapples with the fallout from emissions violations.... Read More »

Audi picks Volvo exec for top r&d job

Nov. 24, 2016 14:46 CET

Audi has picked Volvo executive Peter Mertens to lead its r&d. Audi looked outside the VW Group to fill the post after losing its previous two technical development chiefs in the fallout from the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

FIXES FOREVER

Lifetime parts/labor warranty can cover every Volvo ever made

12:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

You might think that the last thing a service adviser at a Volvo dealership would want to see chugging onto his service drive is an ancient 240 or 740 or 850 with a million miles on the odometer. You'd be wrong.... Read More »

Volvo reassures dealers on Lynk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

The launch of Volvo-parent Geely's new Lynk & CO has concerned Volvo's U.S. dealers, but it is too early to say whether Lynk will be able to sell its vehicles here solely online, says the CEO of Volvo in the United States.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW Group of America's greater independence

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

VW Group of America's greater independence; Hyundai's 'green' charge; Honda Civic's power play; Nissan's Sentra Nismo; No Mercedes pickup for U.S. in '17.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marque's independence so that its image would not be tarnished. But in private, he soon started pushing the two brands to work together.... Read More »

Volvo, JM&A partner to expand F&I products for dealers

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

To expand F&I business at its U.S. dealerships, Volvo Car USA has partnered with JM&A Group to offer a suite of branded F&I products and on-site training at each store beginning in January.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Rust-belt woes fuel Trump victory

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

Rust-belt woes fuel Trump victory, German automakers worry about trade implications; Next-generation Ford Explorer spied; Volvo seat-belt recall; Toyota's shift into services.... Read More »

Volvo to recall 74,000 U.S. vehicles for seat belt risk

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Handicapping the latest field for North America's best car, truck and utility vehicle

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

The finalists for North America car, truck and utility vehicle of the year will be announced at the L.A. auto show next week.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

Nov. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes poised to overtake BMW and reclaim the title of world's top-selling premium brand.... Read More »

BAVARIAN HOSPITALITY

Buy a car, get a vacation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2016

An Automotive News editor in the U.S. stumbles across BMW's European Delivery program -- thanks to word-of-mouth on Internet social networks -- and sets out to personally discover one of the best retail experiences the industry has to offer.... Read More »

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Nov. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Nov. 7. The new edition looks at how Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes-Benz poised to overtake BMW and reclaim the title of world’s top-selling premium brand, achieving his target four years ahead of schedule.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. to get China-made Volvo S90

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2016

Volvo to export China-made S90 to U.S.; Lower Subaru, Mazda profit; GM-Uber surprise move; KKR said to drop out of Takata bidding; Why Volvo's keeping autonomous cars anonymous.... Read More »

Jaguar, Land Rover gain in '16 as Mercedes, Lexus, BMW lose ground

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

As auto-sales growth has slowed this year in the U.S., the biggest gainers have been smaller luxury brands with new SUV offerings. Exhibit A: Jaguar, the elegant British line known traditionally for its sports cars and sedans. The top three luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus., have all contracted this year.... Read More »

Volvo will export S90 flagship to Europe, U.S. from China

Nov. 2, 2016 04:00 CET

Volvo will move production of its S90 flagship sedan to China from Sweden and export the car to global markets including Europe and the U.S. from its factory in Daqing. The change is part of Volvo's effort to use China as a global manufacturing and export hub.... Read More »

Volvo debuts range-topping, China-made S90

Nov. 2, 2016 04:00 CET

Volvo's S90 Excellence, the range-topping version of its flagship sedan, will have no front passenger seat to give its chauffeur-driven owners plenty of space to work or relax. The S90 variant also will have a heated and cooled cupholder and a built-in refrigeration compartment.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford Q3 profit plunges 56%

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Ford Q3 earnings plunge 56 percent; Tesla makes a profit; VW reverses loss, raises guidance; New models boost Volvo's bottom line; What's on tap at SEMA.... Read More »

Volvo raises 2016 outlook after Q3 profit rise

Oct. 27, 2016 07:32 CET

Volvo reported a 62 percent rise in third quarter earnings, driven by strong demand for new pricier models that have lifted both vehicle sales and profitability. The automaker raised its full-year profit outlook.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

A look at the anniversaries dealerships around the country are celebrating, including dealers for Volvo, Toyota, Mazda, GMC and Dodge.... Read More »

Geely's Lynk & CO brand sets U.S. launch for 2018 with compact SUV

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2016

Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & CO, will start sales of its first model, an SUV developed with Volvo Cars, in 2018 in Europe and the U.S. The upstart brand aims to keep a lid on vehicle prices while "redefining how cars are bought, owned, connected, serviced and used."... Read More »

Volvo sees Microsoft HoloLens speeding up car development

Oct. 17, 2016 15:00 CET

Volvo says it is the first automaker to test Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality goggles as a tool. The technology could dramatically affect car development, which would help the automaker meet its goal of reducing the time it takes to develop a new model to 20 months from 30 months.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

A look at dealer anniversaries around the country, including anniversaries with Ford, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo.... Read More »

 
Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales fig ...
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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