Volvo

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 »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Chinese cars could shake up European sales

Dec. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers failed to establish themselves in Europe in the past because of outdated designs and technology. New brands such as Borgward and Lynk & CO are tapping into European automakers and executives to avoid making the same mistakes as their Chinese predecessors.... Read More »

Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2016 19:33 CET

Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who starts Jan. 2, will succeed Klas Bendrik.... Read More »

WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Volvo S60 awaits SPA makeover

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

We’ve written volumes covering Volvo’s modular-chassis technology called Scalable Product Architecture, and for good reason: It holds great promise. SPA has been under in-house development for four years and is a big part of the company’s $11 billion redo.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | CEO, ASIA

Li Shufu

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

His greater accomplishment was continuing to oversee the stunning rebirth of Volvo.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | CEO, EUROPE

Hakan Samuelsson

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

Hakan Samuelsson has led Vovo Cars' revival, making him an Automotive News All Star.... Read More »

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 »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

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

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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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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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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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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