Volvo

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A drop-off in drop-tops

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

Can Buick counter the drop-off in drop-tops?; Ford issues 5 recalls; Getting Germany to go green; Volvo to test autonomous cars in U.K.; GM plant investments; May I rent your Mini?... Read More »

Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.... Read More »

Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft form coalition to promote self-driving cars

7:54 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Ford, Volvo Cars, Google and two ride-hailing companies created a coalition, led by former NHTSA chief David Strickland, to urge federal government action to help advance self-driving vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsu misconduct goes back 25 yrs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

25 years of Mitsu misconduct; Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft in self-driving push; Earnings up at FCA, down at Hyundai; VW outsells Toyota; Honda Clarity's aerodynamic design.... Read More »

Volvo sets goal to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025

1:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Following a global sales record in 2015, Volvo plans to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025, the company said today. "It is a deliberately ambitious target," Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Brazil to get 1st peek at new Jeep

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

Compact Jeep to be revealed in Brazil; Volvo plans driverless pilot in U.S.; Ford test goes dark; BMW relaunches car-sharing; GM case dismissed; Using drones to find cars on lot.... Read More »

Volvo adds performance targets to margin

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

Volvo Car USA has revamped its dealer margin, tying part of it to performance, says its U.S. chief.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 100-car self-driving test in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

Volvo to test up to 100 self-driving cars in China; Google car's new road; Airbag death toll rises; Honda Financial glitch; Silent supercars?... Read More »

Volvo to test self-driving cars in China using local drivers

8:46 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Volvo aims to launch an experiment involving self-driving cars in China in which up to 100 such cars could be deployed. The autonomous drive experiment will see local drivers test the cars on public roads in everyday conditions, and will be conducted in limited driving situations such as on express roads and highways, company executives said.... Read More »

Volvo plans self-driving push in China

April 7, 2016 01:30 CET

Volvo wants to put 100 self-driving cars into the hands of local drivers in China to help encourage local governments to start taking the steps needed to launch the technology in the world's largest car market.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 12% in March on U.S., China demand

April 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo's global sales rose 12 percent in March as demand for the automaker's SUVs helped boost deliveries in the key U.S. and China markets. First-quarter sales were up 12 percent.... Read More »

Volvo to recall 3,316 cars in Russia, agency says

April 1, 2016 12:40 CET

Volvo will recall 3,316 vehicles built this year on possible faults with the cars' electronic systems, the country's technical safety watchdog said today.... Read More »

Q&A - CHIP GENGRAS, CHAIRMAN, VOLVO RETAILER ADVISORY BOARD

Retailers hope Volvo hits 100,000 annual U.S. sales

2:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

Volvo dealers want the brand's U.S. annual sales to hit 100,000 vehicles, says Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retailer Advisory Board. Reaching that mark would prompt dealers to make further investments in their stores, he said. Last year, Volvo sales rose to 70,047 in the U.S., up 24 percent from 2014.... Read More »

Volvo: Self-driving features to become standard on S90

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

Volvo Car USA will offer its S90 midsize sedan with standard semiautonomous driving features. It also has launched an online ordering program called Volvo Concierge for the S90.... Read More »

Volvo dealers optimistic but want more results

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

Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retailer Advisory Board, says the brand's annual U.S. sales need to reach 100,000 vehicles to give dealers the impetus to make further investments in their stores.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A helping hand for Fiat dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Fiat reveals plan to aid struggling dealers, simplify trims; Why AutoNation, peers took hit on Wall St.; Audi takes point on fuel cells; Canada's debt warning; Volvo: Unify EV charging.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO sees plug-in hybrids gaining from backlash against diesels

March 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson sees plug-in hybrids gaining greater acceptance in Europe at the expense of diesels. He also expects the automaker to continue taking market share from rivals in Europe and elsewhere in 2016, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Volvo has a compact crossover in the works

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Volvo will add a compact crossover as its 40 series returns to the U.S. on a new architecture within three years.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo sees XC90's loss as a win

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2016

Volvo sees the XC90's close second-place finish to the Opel/Vauxhall Astra in the 2016 European Car of the Year contest as a victory.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Average mpg steady in Feb.

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

Average auto mileage holds steady, Feds seek input on truck mpg rules; VW sets meeting dates; A visionary buy for Continental; Volvo's U.S. growth path.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

Feb. 29, 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 the challenges facing BMW in its second century, including challenges from longtime rivals such as Mercedes and new rivals such as Google and Apple.... Read More »

INSIDE JOB

Volvo, Lincoln, Genesis take distinct paths to stylish interiors

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

With new flagship sedans, Genesis, Lincoln and Volvo are offering alternate definitions of luxury to the overwhelmingly dominant German brands and Lexus. While the exteriors of the Genesis G90, Lincoln Continental and Volvo S90 have garnered plenty of oohs and aahs, designers are making their most powerful statements inside the cabins.... Read More »

Q&A

'We have passed the turnaround point,' Volvo's Samuelsson declares

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

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson foresees plug-in hybrids gaining greater acceptance in Europe at the expense of diesels. He also expects the Swedish automaker to continue taking market share from rivals in Europe and elsewhere in 2016.... Read More »

Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy

Feb. 26, 2016 12:50 CET

Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it replaces, the Legacy, which was pulled from the region in 2014 because of weak sales.... Read More »

ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 29. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing BMW in its second century.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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