Volvo

Volvo wagon fanatics prepare for V90

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2017

This summer Volvo will release an all-new, full-size V90 wagon and an all-wheel-drive V90 Cross Country. They join the midsize V60 and V60 Cross Country in an expanded wagon lineup, even though those earlier models made up only 7.5 percent of the brand's sales in 2016. The Cross Country will be available on dealer lots, but the V90 will be attained only through special online order.... Read More »

Volvo preps dressed-down interior for XC40

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

Spy photos of the small crossover show a simpler cabin without the wood trim that's included in the large XC90 and midsize XC60.... Read More »

2018 Volvo XC60

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

Volvo's global best-seller, the XC60, has undergone its first major redesign since its introduction in 2008.... Read More »

Volvo CEO the leader in likability

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson tops a likability ranking for auto CEOs. Why is that important?... Read More »

Volvo loads midsize crossover with tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2017

Volvo expects strong demand for the XC60's optional air suspension, which lets the driver raise the vehicle for off-roading... Read More »

Volvo preps dressed-down interior for XC40

12:08 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

New spy shots show the Volvo XC40 compact crossover may have a more dressed-down interior than its bigger XC90 and XC60 siblings.... Read More »

Volvo's Hakan Samuelsson to speak at Europe congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, who has pushed the Swedish automaker to new heights in the past five years, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 21 in Barcelona.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Four automakers settle airbag claims

2:15 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota agree to settle Takata-defect claims; Cars gaining in horsepower, speed; Daimler goes into energy-storage business; Awarded-winning Volvo ad banned in U.K.... Read More »

Volvo cyclist safety ad banned in UK

May 18, 2017 12:44 CET

Volvo's "LifePaint" ad has been banned by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority regulatory body for being misleading and exaggerating the performance of the product, following a complaint from a member of the public.... Read More »

Volvo prices redesigned XC60 from $42,495

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2017

Pricing in the U.S. for the redesigned Volvo XC60 will begin at $42,495. The retooled XC60 went into production in April and is to arrive at dealerships in August.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford slashing 1,400 salaried jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2017

Ford slashing 1,400 salaried jobs; Volvo weighs exit from diesel business; Uber CEO sought partnership with Tesla, new book reveals; Magna system blends cameras, side-view mirror.... Read More »

Volvo CEO says new generation of diesel engines could be the last

May 17, 2017 09:25 CET

Volvo's latest generation of diesel engines could be its last because the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too expensive, CEO Hakan Samuelsson told a German paper.... Read More »

Volvo halves development time with help of new simulator

May 2, 2017 06:01 CET

It took Volvo seven years from the time it started development on its scalable product architecture until the first SPA models reached the market in 2015. With the help of its 3-million-euro chassis simulator, Volvo says it would now be able to do the same project in half that time.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ford was a poor caretaker for Volvo

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

Ford all but gutted and filleted Volvo during the time it owned the brand, a reader says.... Read More »

Volvo first-quarter profit rises 11%

April 28, 2017 09:20 CET

Volvo reported a 11 percent rise in first-quarter profit as strong demand for its XC60 and 90-series cars gave it a boost. The automaker stuck to a forecast of higher sales this year.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90. "This is a completely different ballgame because the XC60 is our most profitable car," said Henrik Green, adding that the car "has to deliver."... Read More »

How Volvo helped to electrify the London black cab

April 24, 2017 12:27 CET

Volvo helped to make London's iconic black taxis more environmentally friendly by supplying an electrified drivetrain to the UK company that builds the famous cabs.... Read More »

Volvo confirms China production for first EV

April 19, 2017 10:02 CET

Volvo confirmed it will build its first full-electric car in China and export it globally. The EV will launch in 2019 and will based on the compact modular architecture that Volvo co-developed with Lynk & CO.... Read More »

Lynk & CO picks Berlin for European sales launch

April 19, 2017 13:25 CET

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will launch Lynk & CO in Berlin and San Francisco in a bid to give the new marque a foothold in the key European and U.S. markets.... Read More »

How Volvo defied the odds

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Volvo's recent success can be attributed to smart decisions, a tactfully handled sale by Ford, seductive vehicle design and an advantageous introduction to the world's largest car market, China.... Read More »

VOLVO AT 90

Volvo enters 10th decade on a record-breaking high

April 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Anders Gustafsson sees Volvo's 90th birthday from the most unique perspective of anyone on the company's executive management team. Gustafsson's family has been selling the brand for the last 45 years through its company, Bildeve, the oldest Volvo Cars dealership in southern Sweden.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Debating Tesla's true value

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Execs weigh in on Tesla's value surge; Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars; Nissan Titan's rise; Marchionne puts aside partner pursuit; Volvo at 90; One car, 1,360 horses.... Read More »

VOLVO AT 90

Seafood, safety synonymous with Volvo's first 90 years

April 14, 2017 06:01 CET

While Volvo celebrates the 90th anniversary of the arrival of its first model this month, the company's story actually started in August 1924 because of the founders' shared love of crayfish, according to the company archives.... Read More »

Volvo will build first EV in China for export, sources say

April 13, 2017 12:59 CET

Volvo will build its first full-electric car in China, sources told Automotive News Europe. The battery-powered vehicle will debut in 2019 and will be exported globally from Volvo's factory in southeast China.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Fast times in NY: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters; Infiniti's bolder SUV styling; Volvo dealers are 'hot' for the XC60; No Mercedes-Benz diesel decision; China-built Volvo EV?... Read More »

 
Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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