Volvo

Volvo packs XC40 with firsts, takes aim at BMW, Audi

Sept. 21, 2017 11:30 CET

The Volvo XC40 breaks a lot of new ground for the automaker. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option for family and friends.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the arrival of the XC60 in 2008.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the arrival of the XC60 in 2008.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Volvo enters hot segment with XC40

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Volvo enters hot segment with XC40; Report: Daimler to make EV in Ala.; Strike at Equinox plant may idle 2nd GM factory, union says; FCA recalls Pacifica; Dodge, Ram future product.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to the original drawing Kettle did four years ago.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to the original drawing Kettle did four years ago.... Read More »

Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say

9:10 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Volvo is doubling investment in its first plant in the United States, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Volvo said to double S.C. plant investment

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Volvo reportedly doubling S.C. plant investment; Ford plans downtime at five N.A. factories; Ram's heavy-duty recall; 80 mpg by 2050?; Making it safer for humans to work with robots.... Read More »

Q&A: MATT O'ROURKE

Volvo marketing 'has to be different'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ad agency Grey Group is taking advantage of Volvo's brand transformation to introduce ad campaigns built around unconventional storytelling. Matt O'Rourke, who leads the Volvo account at ad agency Grey Group, explains this new direction.... Read More »

London black cabs seek export boost amid Brexit uncertainty

Sept. 18, 2017 09:40 CET

The London Electric Vehicle Company hopes Brexit negotiations will not jeopardize plans to export half of the black cabs it makes in England by 2020. The company depends on maintaining a free flow of goods between the UK and parent Geely Group's sites outside Britain, which includes Volvo.... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: ERIK COELINGH

BLOG: Don't let regulation put the brakes on autonomous vehicle innovation

10:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

As we work to make autonomous driving a reality, one thing that has become clear is that innovation needs to be nurtured by policy, not regulation.... Read More »

Q&A

Polestar EVs were always the plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

From the time it bought Polestar in 2015, Volvo planned for it to be an EV specialist.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO outlines how Polestar will lead automaker's electric push

Sept. 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company will focus on offering "progressive performance" from Polestar, the racing-focused brand it bought in 2015. Samuelsson shared details on the automaker's decision to make Polestar an electrified rival to Tesla and BMW's i subrand with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Volvo thinks you're a great driver, but still wants to help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2017

Volvo estimates a person has a one in 54 million chance of causing an car accident, but it says there is simple a way to help people reduce crashes even more.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

Sept. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

'Retail man' Gustafsson takes over Volvo U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Anders Gustafsson, the man who will take over as CEO of Volvo Cars of North America this month, traces his history with the brand to age 14.... Read More »

Volvo counts on high-tech for XC40 success

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo expects the XC40, its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment, to stand out because it makes city driving less stressful. The XC40 has features that appear in large, more expensive models such as the XC90.... Read More »

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss

Aug. 29, 2017 15:48 CET

Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers returns to Europe after steering Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months.... Read More »

Volvo names 'retail man' Gustafsson to succeed Kerssemakers in U.S.

10:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2017

Lex Kerssemakers, who steered Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months, is moving on to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will be replaced by that region's current head, Anders Gustafsson.... Read More »

Volvo hopes to change thinking about EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

After overcoming doubts that engine size dramatically affected vehicle power, the automaker sees its next challenge as showing consumers that batteries don't drastically change their driving experience.... Read More »

Volvo, take the wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

News Editor Sharon Silke Carty was amazed at her driving skill while at the wheel of a 2018 Volvo XC60. But who was really in control?... Read More »

Geely earnings double on cars co-developed with Volvo

7:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2017

Geely Automobile Holdings said that first-half profit more than doubled, scoring its fastest earnings growth in eight years as cars designed with Volvo won over domestic consumers.... Read More »

Volvo's battery-powered revival

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

The automaker will offer three electrified vehicles in 2019 and spin out the high-performance Polestar line as an EV-only subbrand.... Read More »

Volvo buy lifts Geely; JLR deal less dynamic for Tata

Aug. 14, 2017 10:37 CET

Tata and Zhejiang Geely both bought luxury brands from a struggling Ford during the global recession. Since Geely's purchase in 2010, it has seen the share price of its listed unit increase sixfold. India's Tata has merely doubled its share price.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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