Volvo

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump expected to reopen MPG review

2:30 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Trump expected to reopen MPG review; Volvo plans 250-mile EV; Tesla Model 3 hits street; Mobileye deal to hasten self-driving era?; Ford tests Smart Service kiosk; A special Toyota.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A: BOLDUC

BLOG: Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo makes new XC60 bigger, smarter, safer

March 7, 2017 11:00 CET

Volvo is counting on its bigger, safer, more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller as well as Europe's No. 1 premium midsize SUV.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A: BOLDUC

BLOG: XC60 forced Volvo designer to 'break free'

5:00 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Volvo design boss Thomas Ingenlath knew when creating a successor for the XC60 he needed to preserve the features that made the car a success while still pushing hard to achieve more. “At some point you just have to break free,” he said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sergio still open to GM tie-up

8:45 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Sergio still open to GM tie-up; Geneva highlights: VW's robo-taxi vision, Volvo's all-new XC60, Aston launches a sub-brand; Study ranks Porsche best in responding to online queries.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A: BOLDUC

BLOG: XC60 forced Volvo designer to 'break free'

5:00 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Volvo design boss Thomas Ingenlath knew when creating a successor for the XC60 he needed to preserve the features that made the car a success while still pushing hard to achieve more. “At some point you just have to break free,” he said.... Read More »

Volvo's new XC60 adds 3 driver-assistance features

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

The redesigned Volvo XC60 will debut this week at the Geneva auto show with three new advanced driver assistance features that provide automatic steering assistance or support - when needed - to help avoid collisions.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Audi tops Consumer Reports ranking

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2017

Audi again tops Consumer Reports ranking, Tesla best domestic marque; U.S. inventory build-up; Peek at Mitsubishi's Eclipse Cross; Volvo loads next XC60 with safety tech.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo's new XC60 pushes it closer to 2 key goals

Feb. 28, 2017 10:33 CET

Volvo will use the new XC60 to move closer to two of its midterm goals: having a fully autonomous car on the road in 2021 and making sure no one is killed or seriously injured in one of its new vehicles by 2020. The second generation of Volvo's global best-seller will have three new advanced driver assistance features.... Read More »

XC40 strongly resembles Volvo family members

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Volvo's XC40 baby crossover won't be all that different from its larger siblings.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM on a truck-spiff spree

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Spiffs shave thousands off GM pickups; Trump's NAFTA stand a dilemma for unions; Supplier showcases leaps in lighting; Volvo XC40 spied; Bentley mulls EV; A Hazzard-ous stunt.... Read More »

5 MINUTES WITH Scott Doering, vice president of customer service, Volvo Cars of North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

On how technicians' jobs have changed, Volvo's plans to expand other lines of business and how it is changing its technician training strategy.... Read More »

Volvo upbeat on 2017 after 66% earnings jump

Feb. 8, 2017 08:58 CET

Volvo Cars reported double-digit improvements in 2016 earnings and revenue on Wednesday and forecast that 2017 would be another strong year for the automaker. Operating profit rose 66 percent to 11 billion Swedish crowns ($1.24 billion) and revenue increased 10 percent to 180.7 billion crowns.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: The Volvo numbers that stood out

6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5.55 billion in liquidity and a net cash position of $2.13 billion.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford's plan to step up SUV offerings

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Ford's plan to step up SUV offerings | Quarterly earnings down for Subaru, Volvo | Ram to show special-edition pickups at Chicago show | An Uber sky ride?... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: The Volvo numbers that stood out

6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5.55 billion in liquidity and a net cash position of $2.13 billion.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO predicts 4th straight year of record sales

Feb. 8, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the automaker to build on recent success and set a new all-time sales record for a fourth consecutive year in 2017. The executive explained to Automotive News Europe that he is bullish in part because Volvo will debut the all-new XC40, a key model in the popular compact crossover segment.... Read More »

Import tax would hit JLR hardest ($17,000 per vehicle), Ford least ($282)

7:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

As Washington mulls a tax on imports, an auto industry study suggests the policy would deliver the sharpest blow to Jaguar Land Rover while giving a leg up to Ford and Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA store plan draws fire

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Why some oppose more FCA stores; Takata falls on restructuring worries; Gone in six minutes: $3.75M in engines; Fire at Volvo crash-test site; How Hyundai pulled off reunion ad.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February

Feb. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether Russia sales are ready to rebound after a four-year drought during which sales halved.... Read More »

ANE's February issue goes live Monday

Feb. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 6. The new edition looks at whether Russia sales are ready to rebound after a four-year drought during which sales halved.... Read More »

Young buyers prefer Lynk & CO's direct-sales model, dealers told

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Alain Visser, senior vice president at Geely's new Lynk & CO unit, told a room full of dealers that the brand is going to offer cars direct-to-consumer through a subscription model, so drivers can replace their vehicles every two years.... Read More »

Q&A: STEVE HINKLE, VOLVO RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD

Volvo dealers: What's the plan for Lynk & CO?

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2017

Steve Hinkle, chairman of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board, says the success of the redesigned XC90 crossover shows that the brand is on the right road.... Read More »

Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief

Jan. 24, 2017 09:16 CET

Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pacific operations, effective March 1.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Retailer: Volvo improves product mix in showrooms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Volvo dealers had too many of the brand's older models and not enough of the redesigned XC90 crossover toward the end of last year, but the mix has improved, says the head of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board.... Read More »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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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. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
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