Volvo

Volvo, Autoliv deepen self-driving ties with Nvidia

June 27, 2017 07:45 CET

Volvo and Autoliv are deepening their ties with chipmaker Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The relationship between Volvo and Nvidia, which have been working together on research and development, now expands to a production-level venture.... Read More »

Can Volvo's Polestar capture that Tesla magic?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2017

The spinoff of Polestar could help the new performance brand escape Volvo's reputation for practicality.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo eyes even tougher sales target

June 21, 2017 18:41 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker has the potential to exceed its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles annually by 2020. Volvo sold a record 534,332 vehicles last year and Samuelsson is confident the company will set a new all-time high in 2017.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Uber CEO resigns under pressure

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Uber CEO's exit follows string of controversies; Tesla, Autopilot chief part ways; Volvo spins out Polestar unit to make high-performance EVs; Jaguar plans E-Pace; The value of tech.... Read More »

Volvo will challenge Tesla, BMW i with stand-alone Polestar brand

June 21, 2017 07:40 CET

Volvo will challenge Tesla and BMW's i subbrand by turning its Polestar unit into a stand-alone brand for high-performance electrified models. The Swedish automaker has picked design chief Thomas Ingenlath to be CEO at Polestar.... Read More »

'CSI' teams help automakers spot trouble

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

Volvo has analyzed 40,000 car accidents since the 1970s, underscoring how Volvo and other automakers gather voluminous data to make future vehicles safer.... Read More »

Globetrotter builds Volvo's international footprint

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

Katarina Fjording has traveled the world to create cars and plants for Volvo. Now she's overseeing construction of the automaker’s first U.S. factory.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2017

Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide ambitions, the automaker still has a long way to go before becoming a truly global player, one that international brands have to reckon with.... Read More »

Volvo begins exports to Europe of China-built S90

May 31, 2017 10:01 CET

Volvo has started exporting its S90 to Europe from China. The automaker has moved production of its flagship sedan to Daqing in northern China from Sweden.... Read More »

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's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

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

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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