Volvo

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 »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump takes aim at U.S. trade deals

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Trump takes aim at U.S. trade deals; Ford's $3 billion pension loss; CEO: Volvo IPO an option; Feds pick driverless-car test sites; RAV4's odd-couple ads; VW embeds Alexa tech.... Read More »

Volvo hopes V90 can stir wagon love

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2017

In the midst of a revival, Volvo is going back to its roots: station wagons.... Read More »

Volvo launches deliveries of self-driving tech to select customers

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Volvo Cars has begun delivering self-driving technology to select customers. At the Detroit auto show on Monday, the automaker officially launched its Drive Me research program, providing autonomous XC90 SUVs to 100 customers in Gothenburg, Sweden.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Former Ford, Volvo designer Horbury explains inspiration for Lynk & CO's first model

Jan. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Peter Horbury is a veteran car designer but he says his most recent undertaking – bringing Geely's Lynk & CO to life – was "incredibly challenging." Horbury has been Geely's head of design since 2011 after holding top jobs with Volvo and Ford's Premier Automotive Group.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chrysler's electric minivan concept

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

FCA to show self-driving, electric minivan; Honda back to Super Bowl; Hyundai, Kia optimistic; S. Korea bans some BMW, Nissan, Porsche sales; Snyder: Photo finish for '16 sales?... Read More »

Volvo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Volvo's resurgence continues with new vehicles and this year's debut of the all-new XC40 compact crossover.... Read More »

The numbers that made 2016 stand out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2016

Counting the awards won by the Volvo XC90, the road hours recorded by Google’s self-driving cars -- and more.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Volvo Chairman Li outlines simple formula for success

Dec. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Li Shufu, whose holding group owns the the Geely and Lynk & CO brands along with Volvo, says it will be difficult for Chinese brands to succeed in Europe. His companies will "just produce a good product" and let customers decide, he said.... Read More »

Volvo raises $532 million in step toward IPO

Dec. 20, 2016 08:55 CET

Volvo has raised $532 million in a step toward a listing of the company. Swedish institutional investors bought newly-issued preference shares that will have a dilutive effect on Zhejiang Geely Holdings' current 100 percent ownership of the automaker.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM laying off 1,300 at Detroit plant

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2016

GM laying off 1,300 at Detroit plant; NHTSA probes Ram, Durango rollaway reports; Toyota 86 recall; Volvo preps for IPO; Disconnected: Some BMW, Nissan owners have 2G in a 4G world.... Read More »

Is rebounding Volvo bound for an IPO?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Prospects appeared bleak coming out of the recession, but now Volvo's rising sales and profits under Geely have led to speculation of a stock market listing.... Read More »

Volvo gives next-gen XC60 a boxier look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Despite heavy camouflage, key elements of Volvo's current design language are visible on the next-generation XC60 spotted by spy photographers during testing in Sweden.... Read More »

Volvo says it has no immediate plans for IPO

Dec. 14, 2016 09:31 CET

Volvo says it has no immediate plans for an initial public offering after a newspaper reported that the automaker was considering a listing next year.... Read More »

Uber expands self-driving pilot to San Francisco

6:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2016

Uber has expanded its self-driving pilot program to San Francisco, the company said at a press event on Tuesday. The program -- which was first introduced in Pittsburgh in September -- will launch in San Francisco with a handful of Volvo XC90 SUVs and Ford Focus sedans equipped with autonomous driving systems.... Read More »

Volvo XC60 spy shots show ties to larger sibling XC90

11:47 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2016

The next-generation Volvo XC60 has been spotted by photographers testing in Sweden and, not surprisingly, it looks like its larger sibling, the XC90.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Lynk & CO aims to conquer European buyers with direct sales

Dec. 12, 2016 06:01 CET

Lynk & CO plans to challenge European volume brands by offering models designed and engineered in Sweden, built in China and sold at extremely competitive prices because of direct distribution. Lynk & CO sales chief Alain Visser shared his plans with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

PERSONNEL

Fast-rising Green to lead Volvo r&d

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2016

Volvo has named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).... Read More »

Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d

Dec. 7, 2016 12:52 CET

Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

Dec. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

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

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


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

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


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

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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