Volvo

Volvo plans self-driving car by 2021 to challenge BMW

July 22, 2016 12:01 CET

Volvo plans to sell a model able to pilot itself down the highway by 2021. The carmaker needs expertise in software and cloud services and is looking into various partnerships, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM posts $2.9 billion profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

GM posts $2.9 billion profit; Musk's 'master plan' takes Tesla beyond EVs, batteries; Rosekind: U.S. still bullish on autonomous cars; Daimler, Volvo profits; Chevy's product pipeline.... Read More »

Volvo eyes record year as profit triples in first half

July 21, 2016 10:43 CET

Volvo is confident of reaching record sales and earnings for the full year after it reported half-year operating earnings rose to 5.59 billion Swedish crowns ($649.8 million) up from 1.66 billion in the same period last year.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO says his team can't relax despite success

July 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo is on a roll. It is headed toward another record sales year, led by strong global demand for its XC90 flagship SUV. But CEO Hakan Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe the automaker is only halfway to its goals.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Volvo defies gravity

8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. Its recent success, however, gives it a legitimate chance of rising to the top tier before the end of the decade.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 11% in June on XC90 demand

July 4, 2016 12:07 CET

Volvo's sales rose 11 percent in June as demand for the automaker's XC90 flagship SUV helped boost deliveries in the key U.S. and China markets. Six-month deliveries at the automaker also rose 11 percent.... Read More »

IN THE WAY BACK

Wagons face an uphill climb in U.S.

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

Manufacturers would love to see more station wagon sales in the U.S. to help them offset the costs of developing them for Europe, where wagons and hatchbacks remain popular. But despite their very American pedigree, wagons are proving highly resistible to U.S. consumers, who are migrating en masse from sedans to crossovers and SUVs.... Read More »

How Volvo found its mojo

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

Volvo Car Group probably wouldn't be enjoying its record-breaking renaissance without a badly needed pep talk, a confidence-building face-lift and the arrival of a new owner with a lot of cash and even more guts to take a chance on the once-underachieving brand.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at how Volvo has turned itself into a legitimate rival to Germany's top premium brands.... Read More »

Q&A: HAKAN SAMUELSSON, CEO, VOLVO CAR GROUP

CEO Samuelsson: Volvo team can't relax despite success

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

Volvo Car Group is on a roll. It is headed toward another record sales year, led by strong global demand for its XC90 flagship SUV, and its 7.5 percent first-quarter operating profit beat Mercedes-Benz. CEO Hakan Samuelsson is proud of the achievements, but he says Volvo is only halfway to its goals. Samuelsson, 65, explained why Volvo has "a lot to do" in an interview with Automotive News Europe Managing Editor Douglas A. Bolduc.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Volvo determined to break sales records, match Germany's best on profits

July 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo is on course for a third straight year of record-breaking sales as its Q1 profit margin jumped to 7.5 percent from 0 percent the year before, putting it ahead of Mercedes. This contrasts with the lean years after its sale by Ford to China's Geely in 2010 and puts it on the way to becoming a true alternative to Germany's dominant premium players.... Read More »

ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 4.... Read More »

Glimpses of the redesigned Volvo XC60

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Spy photos of next year's redesigned Volvo XC60 show the midsize crossover with heavy cladding, making it difficult to tell whether the vehicle will look radically different from today's version.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

Dissecting dealers' attitudes

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

NADA's latest survey of dealers' views on brands' value, policies and people yielded few surprises in the top- and bottom-ranked brands. But some of the changes in the middle were notable.... Read More »

Digital world requires collaboration

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Automakers will have to collaborate more and adapt to change faster as pressure from companies such as Tesla, Apple and Google increases the need to offer connected, electrified, autonomous cars, executives said.... Read More »

Volvo will pack S90, V90 with Polestar performance gear

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

The redesigned Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon have just jumped off the drawing board, and Volvo already is giving the models some oomph with the availability of its Polestar Performance Optimization package.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's ethanol fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Nissan develops ethanol-powered fuel cell; Takata sheds auto stocks; BMW remarketing site open to other dealers; GMC acts to prevent hot-car deaths; Steering wheel's last go-round?... Read More »

Volvo's hopes for S90 flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Volvo Car USA expects to sell about 15,000 of its new S90 flagship in a full year and capture about 5 percent of the midsize import sedan segment.... Read More »

Volvo variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Volvo will expand its 90 series of vehicles with the S90 sedan going on sale next month and three variants next year, said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of r&d for Volvo Car Corp., at a press event last week.... Read More »

Industry trims stocks in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Although May U.S. auto sales sagged 6.1 percent and missed analysts' expectations, the industry managed to rein in vehicle supplies that were starting to bulge.... Read More »

Q&A

Volvo done with disappearing act

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2016

Bodil Eriksson has been leading the rebirth of Volvo Car USA from the marketing side, making the Swedish brand's advertising more cohesive and consistent as it emerges from a period of invisibility.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Collaboration key for automakers to survive in digital world, panel says

June 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Automakers will have to collaborate more as pressure from companies such as Tesla, Apple and Google intensifies the need to offer connected, electrified, autonomous cars. That was the consensus from a panel of industry experts who spoke at Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

DAVE VERSICAL

Weird and wonderful May sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Dave Versical offers some other oddities and observations following last week's release of May's U.S. sales -- not the least of which is all the handwringing generated by a 6.1 percent monthly decline.... Read More »

Can Volvo play small ball?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2016

Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key element in the China-owned Swedish brand's push to expand U.S. sales.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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