Volvo

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 »

Volvo bets on wagons with V90 despite SUV boom

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo will show its commitment to station wagons, whose sales are being hit by the global boom in SUVs, when it unveils its new V90 later this month.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 9% in January on U.S., China demand

Feb. 3, 2016 11:25 CET

Volvo sales rose 9 percent in January as deliveries of the automaker's flagship XC90 SUV helped the automaker to achieve double-digit growth in China and the U.S.... Read More »

Volvo will shift V60 production to Belgium

Jan. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo will shift production of the V60 model line to its Belgium factory. The move will free up capacity at Volvo's main plant in Sweden for new additions such as the S90 and V90, as well as the strong-selling XC90.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Will Volvo's S90L land stateside?

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Is an even more luxurious, longer variant of Volvo's S90 sedan in the cards for North America?... Read More »

Volvo seeks luxury cred with product revival

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

Volvo showed a new car -- and a reborn company -- at the Detroit auto show just days after setting a global sales record in 2015. Freed from Ford's hierarchy and with the blessing of its Chinese parent company, Volvo has evolved from a struggling brand to an agile company mapping its own future, executives say.... Read More »

Volvo XC90 poised for another big year

Jan. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

The Volvo XC90 will lure even more customers from rival premium brands in 2016, the automaker’s global sales and marketing chief, Bjoern Annwall, said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Confessions of a NACTOY judge: 2016 edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

It is fun to test drive all of the candidates for North American Car and Truck of the Year, but when it gets down to the finalists, any vehicle could win because they are all worthy and there aren't many nits to pick.... Read More »

Conquests key to Volvo S90 success, Samuelsson says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volvo will need to lure more than half of the buyers for the new S90 luxury sedan from conquests, an even higher rate than the redesigned XC90, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says.... Read More »

Volvo sees 2016 growth after second straight sales record

Jan. 8, 2016 11:15 CET

Volvo predicts it will achieve a third consecutive record in annual sales this year as the automaker adds to its lineup and targets U.S. customers. Deliveries rose 8 percent to 503,127 last year, the first time the company has breached the half-million sales mark in one year.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Volvo's S90 will (just about) handle the driving on highway trips

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

When the 2017 Volvo S90 goes on sale late this year, you'll barely have to even drive it.... Read More »

2016 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

Volvo is first customer for new autonomous driving computer, Nvidia says

Jan. 5, 2016 12:13 CET

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia, which is looking to expand its reach in the automotive market, says Volvo will be the first customer for a new computer designed for autonomous vehicles. Volvo will use the Drive PX 2 in public trials of its autonomous vehicles in 2017, Nvidia said.... Read More »

VOLVO

Banking on new models

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

Volvo dealers aren't profitable enough and that won't change until the company replaces more vehicles in the lineup.... Read More »

Volvo aims new flagship at German luxury rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2015

Volvo’s U.S. marketing chief says the new S90, set to be unveiled next week, will bring new owners to the brand while competing head on with German luxury sedans.... Read More »

VIRTUAL REALITY

Google's goggles open up new world for auto marketers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Virtual reality is making its way to the masses in auto marketing. While Google Cardboard isn't nearly as advanced as other upcoming options, it allows automakers to dabble in a developing space with engaging content that's accessible to a wide range of smartphone-owning consumers.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Volvo hints at C90 coupe by 2020

10:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Volvo isn't forgetting the car that previewed the S90 sedan: the Volvo Concept Coupe that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

How Volvo made itself more interesting to suppliers

Dec. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo's production expansion in China and planned U.S. factory has made the automaker more interesting to suppliers, purchasing and manufacturing head Lars Wrebo told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

A 'toughie' that's back on the map: What people think of Volvo S90

11:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

With sleek lines and a wide stance, the S90 will take over as Volvo’s flagship sedan for the low-selling S80. Its main competitors will be the BMW 5 series and Mercedes-Benz E class in what is an important, though shrinking, segment for automakers. Here is a look at what some journalists, analysts and others are saying about the S90.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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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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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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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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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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