Volvo

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump takes aim at U.S. trade deals

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Trump takes aim at U.S. trade deals; Ford's $3 billion pension loss; CEO: Volvo IPO an option; Feds pick driverless-car test sites; RAV4's odd-couple ads; VW embeds Alexa tech.... Read More »

Volvo hopes V90 can stir wagon love

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

In the midst of a revival, Volvo is going back to its roots: station wagons.... Read More »

Volvo launches deliveries of self-driving tech to select customers

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Volvo Cars has begun delivering self-driving technology to select customers. At the Detroit auto show on Monday, the automaker officially launched its Drive Me research program, providing autonomous XC90 SUVs to 100 customers in Gothenburg, Sweden.... Read More »

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Former Ford, Volvo designer Horbury explains inspiration for Lynk & CO's first model

Jan. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Peter Horbury is a veteran car designer but he says his most recent undertaking – bringing Geely's Lynk & CO to life – was "incredibly challenging." Horbury has been Geely's head of design since 2011 after holding top jobs with Volvo and Ford's Premier Automotive Group.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chrysler's electric minivan concept

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

FCA to show self-driving, electric minivan; Honda back to Super Bowl; Hyundai, Kia optimistic; S. Korea bans some BMW, Nissan, Porsche sales; Snyder: Photo finish for '16 sales?... Read More »

Volvo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Volvo's resurgence continues with new vehicles and this year's debut of the all-new XC40 compact crossover.... Read More »

The numbers that made 2016 stand out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2016

Counting the awards won by the Volvo XC90, the road hours recorded by Google’s self-driving cars -- and more.... Read More »

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Volvo Chairman Li outlines simple formula for success

Dec. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Li Shufu, whose holding group owns the the Geely and Lynk & CO brands along with Volvo, says it will be difficult for Chinese brands to succeed in Europe. His companies will "just produce a good product" and let customers decide, he said.... Read More »

Volvo raises $532 million in step toward IPO

Dec. 20, 2016 08:55 CET

Volvo has raised $532 million in a step toward a listing of the company. Swedish institutional investors bought newly-issued preference shares that will have a dilutive effect on Zhejiang Geely Holdings' current 100 percent ownership of the automaker.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM laying off 1,300 at Detroit plant

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2016

GM laying off 1,300 at Detroit plant; NHTSA probes Ram, Durango rollaway reports; Toyota 86 recall; Volvo preps for IPO; Disconnected: Some BMW, Nissan owners have 2G in a 4G world.... Read More »

Is rebounding Volvo bound for an IPO?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Prospects appeared bleak coming out of the recession, but now Volvo's rising sales and profits under Geely have led to speculation of a stock market listing.... Read More »

Volvo gives next-gen XC60 a boxier look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Despite heavy camouflage, key elements of Volvo's current design language are visible on the next-generation XC60 spotted by spy photographers during testing in Sweden.... Read More »

Uber expands self-driving pilot to San Francisco

6:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2016

Uber has expanded its self-driving pilot program to San Francisco, the company said at a press event on Tuesday. The program -- which was first introduced in Pittsburgh in September -- will launch in San Francisco with a handful of Volvo XC90 SUVs and Ford Focus sedans equipped with autonomous driving systems.... Read More »

Volvo says it has no immediate plans for IPO

Dec. 14, 2016 09:31 CET

Volvo says it has no immediate plans for an initial public offering after a newspaper reported that the automaker was considering a listing next year.... Read More »

Volvo XC60 spy shots show ties to larger sibling XC90

11:47 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2016

The next-generation Volvo XC60 has been spotted by photographers testing in Sweden and, not surprisingly, it looks like its larger sibling, the XC90.... Read More »

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How Lynk & CO aims to conquer European buyers with direct sales

Dec. 12, 2016 06:01 CET

Lynk & CO plans to challenge European volume brands by offering models designed and engineered in Sweden, built in China and sold at extremely competitive prices because of direct distribution. Lynk & CO sales chief Alain Visser shared his plans with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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Fast-rising Green to lead Volvo r&d

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2016

Volvo has named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).... Read More »

Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d

Dec. 7, 2016 12:52 CET

Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

Dec. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.... Read More »

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Chinese cars could shake up European sales

Dec. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers failed to establish themselves in Europe in the past because of outdated designs and technology. New brands such as Borgward and Lynk & CO are tapping into European automakers and executives to avoid making the same mistakes as their Chinese predecessors.... Read More »

Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2016 19:33 CET

Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who starts Jan. 2, will succeed Klas Bendrik.... Read More »

WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Volvo S60 awaits SPA makeover

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

We’ve written volumes covering Volvo’s modular-chassis technology called Scalable Product Architecture, and for good reason: It holds great promise. SPA has been under in-house development for four years and is a big part of the company’s $11 billion redo.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | CEO, ASIA

Li Shufu

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

His greater accomplishment was continuing to oversee the stunning rebirth of Volvo.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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