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Volvo determined to break sales records, match Germany's best on profits

July 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo is on course for a third straight year of record-breaking sales as its Q1 profit margin jumped to 7.5 percent from 0 percent the year before, putting it ahead of Mercedes. This contrasts with the lean years after its sale by Ford to China's Geely in 2010 and puts it on the way to becoming a true alternative to Germany's dominant premium players.... Read More »

ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 4.... Read More »

Glimpses of the redesigned Volvo XC60

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

Spy photos of next year's redesigned Volvo XC60 show the midsize crossover with heavy cladding, making it difficult to tell whether the vehicle will look radically different from today's version.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

Dissecting dealers' attitudes

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

NADA's latest survey of dealers' views on brands' value, policies and people yielded few surprises in the top- and bottom-ranked brands. But some of the changes in the middle were notable.... Read More »

Digital world requires collaboration

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Automakers will have to collaborate more and adapt to change faster as pressure from companies such as Tesla, Apple and Google increases the need to offer connected, electrified, autonomous cars, executives said.... Read More »

Volvo will pack S90, V90 with Polestar performance gear

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

The redesigned Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon have just jumped off the drawing board, and Volvo already is giving the models some oomph with the availability of its Polestar Performance Optimization package.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's ethanol fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Nissan develops ethanol-powered fuel cell; Takata sheds auto stocks; BMW remarketing site open to other dealers; GMC acts to prevent hot-car deaths; Steering wheel's last go-round?... Read More »

Volvo's hopes for S90 flagship

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

Volvo Car USA expects to sell about 15,000 of its new S90 flagship in a full year and capture about 5 percent of the midsize import sedan segment.... Read More »

Volvo variants

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

Volvo will expand its 90 series of vehicles with the S90 sedan going on sale next month and three variants next year, said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of r&d for Volvo Car Corp., at a press event last week.... Read More »

Industry trims stocks in May

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

Although May U.S. auto sales sagged 6.1 percent and missed analysts' expectations, the industry managed to rein in vehicle supplies that were starting to bulge.... Read More »

Q&A

Volvo done with disappearing act

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2016

Bodil Eriksson has been leading the rebirth of Volvo Car USA from the marketing side, making the Swedish brand's advertising more cohesive and consistent as it emerges from a period of invisibility.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Collaboration key for automakers to survive in digital world, panel says

June 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Automakers will have to collaborate more as pressure from companies such as Tesla, Apple and Google intensifies the need to offer connected, electrified, autonomous cars. That was the consensus from a panel of industry experts who spoke at Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

DAVE VERSICAL

Weird and wonderful May sales

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

Dave Versical offers some other oddities and observations following last week's release of May's U.S. sales -- not the least of which is all the handwringing generated by a 6.1 percent monthly decline.... Read More »

Can Volvo play small ball?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2016

Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key element in the China-owned Swedish brand's push to expand U.S. sales.... Read More »

Trail-ready with a nod to Swedish roots: What people think of Volvo's '40' concepts

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

After launching the redesigned XC90 and hatching plans to market the S90 flagship sedan and V90 wagon, Volvo's product overhaul will continue with a new generation of small cars and crossovers.... Read More »

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: The end of traffic deaths?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Way to end traffic deaths? Volvo, Toyota say yes; Nissan's Mitsu reform move; 300, Charger moving to Pacifica platform?; Alfa crossover expected; Tesla goes for tourist trade.... Read More »

Concepts preview new Volvo compacts

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Volvo previewed its new compact-vehicle range by unveiling concepts for an XC40 crossover and a vehicle that hints at the next V40 hatchback.... Read More »

Can traffic deaths be eliminated?

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

Getting to zero traffic fatalities may be unattainable, safety advocates concede. But they say it is possible to virtually eliminate the 30,000-plus annual highway deaths in the U.S.... Read More »

Volvo's China sales chief Fu Qiang resigns

May 20, 2016 11:03 CET

Volvo's China sales chief, Fu Qiang, has resigned "for personal reasons." The automaker hasn't said who will replace Fu in its largest single market.... Read More »

Volvo previews new compact car range

May 18, 2016 17:01 CET

Volvo previewed its new compact-car range by unveiling concepts for an XC40 crossover and a vehicle that hints at the next V40 hatchback. The cars will include battery and hybrid variants alongside versions with gasoline and diesel engines.... Read More »

Volvo lifts veil on 'disruptive' compact car, crossover line

10:25 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Volvo will start rolling out a series of compact models next year to compete with the likes of Audi and BMW for younger, urban consumers. The new line, dubbed the 40 series, is set to include a crossover, sedan and hatchback as well as an all-electric model, the company said Wednesday while unveiling concepts of the models.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Android gets more car-friendly

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Android gets more car-friendly; Volvo takes youth turn; U.S. probes patent complaint against VW; FCA recalls Wrangler, Fiat 500; Cadillac CTS, Audi A8 spy shots; EV owner sues BMW... Read More »

Geely design boss gets Volvo's sister brand to think big

May 17, 2016 15:11 CET

The Briton who smoothed out Volvo's boxy lines is aiming to give China's Geely global appeal by ditching its utilitarian image. Peter Horbury is central to efforts by Volvo's sister brand to push upmarket and go international by tapping European design and technology.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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