Volvo

Volvo to test self-driving cars in China using local drivers

8:46 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Volvo aims to launch an experiment involving self-driving cars in China in which up to 100 such cars could be deployed. The autonomous drive experiment will see local drivers test the cars on public roads in everyday conditions, and will be conducted in limited driving situations such as on express roads and highways, company executives said.... Read More »

Volvo plans self-driving push in China

April 7, 2016 01:30 CET

Volvo wants to put 100 self-driving cars into the hands of local drivers in China to help encourage local governments to start taking the steps needed to launch the technology in the world's largest car market.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 12% in March on U.S., China demand

April 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo's global sales rose 12 percent in March as demand for the automaker's SUVs helped boost deliveries in the key U.S. and China markets. First-quarter sales were up 12 percent.... Read More »

Volvo to recall 3,316 cars in Russia, agency says

April 1, 2016 12:40 CET

Volvo will recall 3,316 vehicles built this year on possible faults with the cars' electronic systems, the country's technical safety watchdog said today.... Read More »

Q&A - CHIP GENGRAS, CHAIRMAN, VOLVO RETAILER ADVISORY BOARD

Retailers hope Volvo hits 100,000 annual U.S. sales

2:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

Volvo dealers want the brand's U.S. annual sales to hit 100,000 vehicles, says Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retailer Advisory Board. Reaching that mark would prompt dealers to make further investments in their stores, he said. Last year, Volvo sales rose to 70,047 in the U.S., up 24 percent from 2014.... Read More »

Volvo: Self-driving features to become standard on S90

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Volvo Car USA will offer its S90 midsize sedan with standard semiautonomous driving features. It also has launched an online ordering program called Volvo Concierge for the S90.... Read More »

Volvo dealers optimistic but want more results

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retailer Advisory Board, says the brand's annual U.S. sales need to reach 100,000 vehicles to give dealers the impetus to make further investments in their stores.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A helping hand for Fiat dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Fiat reveals plan to aid struggling dealers, simplify trims; Why AutoNation, peers took hit on Wall St.; Audi takes point on fuel cells; Canada's debt warning; Volvo: Unify EV charging.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO sees plug-in hybrids gaining from backlash against diesels

March 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson sees plug-in hybrids gaining greater acceptance in Europe at the expense of diesels. He also expects the automaker to continue taking market share from rivals in Europe and elsewhere in 2016, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Volvo has a compact crossover in the works

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Volvo will add a compact crossover as its 40 series returns to the U.S. on a new architecture within three years.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo sees XC90's loss as a win

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2016

Volvo sees the XC90's close second-place finish to the Opel/Vauxhall Astra in the 2016 European Car of the Year contest as a victory.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Average mpg steady in Feb.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2016

Average auto mileage holds steady, Feds seek input on truck mpg rules; VW sets meeting dates; A visionary buy for Continental; Volvo's U.S. growth path.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

Feb. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing BMW in its second century, including challenges from longtime rivals such as Mercedes and new rivals such as Google and Apple.... Read More »

INSIDE JOB

Volvo, Lincoln, Genesis take distinct paths to stylish interiors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2016

With new flagship sedans, Genesis, Lincoln and Volvo are offering alternate definitions of luxury to the overwhelmingly dominant German brands and Lexus. While the exteriors of the Genesis G90, Lincoln Continental and Volvo S90 have garnered plenty of oohs and aahs, designers are making their most powerful statements inside the cabins.... Read More »

Q&A

'We have passed the turnaround point,' Volvo's Samuelsson declares

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2016

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson foresees plug-in hybrids gaining greater acceptance in Europe at the expense of diesels. He also expects the Swedish automaker to continue taking market share from rivals in Europe and elsewhere in 2016.... Read More »

Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy

Feb. 26, 2016 12:50 CET

Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it replaces, the Legacy, which was pulled from the region in 2014 because of weak sales.... Read More »

ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 29. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing BMW in its second century.... Read More »

V90 will be 3rd Volvo with modular architecture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2016

The V90 wagon debuting next month at the Geneva auto show represents the third vehicle created under Volvo's modular platform and powertrain strategy devised after being sold by Ford Motor Co.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

How the car industry is changing S. Carolina

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2016

Beyond the ups and downs of poll numbers and delegate counts, there's a more interesting trend line to watch this year: South Carolina is changing, and it's doing so under the influence of the global auto industry.... Read More »

Volvo recalls 59,000 cars over software fault

Feb. 21, 2016 11:06 CET

Volvo will recall 59,000 cars after some owners experienced their engines stopping and restarting while they were driving. The recall affects five-cylinder diesel versions of Volvo's 60- and 70-series models made this year. Nearly all of the affects models are in Europe.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo V90 is poised to take lead in key wagon segment

Feb. 18, 2016 10:30 CET

The arrival of the V90 is forecast to push Volvo past Audi to the top of Europe's important large premium station wagon segment next year, analysts say. But they also foresee a significant overall downturn for the large premium wagon sector because of rising demand for crossovers.... Read More »

Volvo sees record sales, higher earnings in 2016 after strong 2015

Feb. 18, 2016 09:46 CET

Volvo forecast record sales and higher profit this year, after strong demand for its cars in Europe and the U.S. tripled its operating profit to $776.6 million in 2015.... Read More »

OLIVE KEOGH

BLOG: Why Volvo sees connectivity as key to safety

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2016

Volvo's top injury prevention specialist sees improved connectivity as a pathway to safer vehicles.... Read More »

RETHINKING AIRBAGS

New airbag devices cushion crash impacts by deploying outside vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016

Auto parts suppliers makers are developing a new generation airbags that cushion the impact of a crash by deploying on the outside of a vehicle. Such devices have already appeared in Europe and are mainly aimed at protecting pedestrians in a crash. It represents a clean-sheet approach to an older safety technology that until now has been used inside vehicles.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Jeep joins Nissan, Honda and others getting big benefit from European production

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's decision to build the new Jeep Renegade in Italy is paying off, helped by strong demand from local customers. Other automakers including Nissan, Honda, Kia and Suzuki have also has been rewarded in the European countries where they have opened factories. Volvo hopes to do the same in the U.S.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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