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MAKE MEETINGS

Volvo dealers will get product details in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Volvo will detail the seven new products it will launch through 2017 at a March dealer meeting in Vail, Colo., dealers were told at their make meeting. The newest vehicle, the redesigned XC90 crossover, will go on sale in the second quarter.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Volvo and the 'sweet hereafter'

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015

Excruciatingly long product lead times have always challenged automakers, who have to figure out what will sell four or five years hence. But they’re tough on dealers, too, who face lengthy product droughts while hearing -- literally for years -- about the really sweet stuff that’s on the way.... Read More »

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Volvo's interception not likely to win the game

6:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2015

Volvo wants some of the attention the big boys with fat wallets will get during the Super Bowl.... Read More »

Volvo's revival plan 'starts now'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

After its U.S. market share fell to the lowest level since 1978, Volvo has put its global product strategy chief in charge of North America and significantly boosted its marketing budget in preparation for an upcoming blitz of new vehicles. Lex Kerssemakers, a 55-year-old native of the Netherlands, replaces Tony Nicolosi as CEO of Volvo Cars of North America after a 15-month period in which sales continued to fall.... Read More »

Volvo dealers embrace U.S. management shift

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Dealers applaud the recent management change at Volvo Cars of North America and said having a senior executive from the home office in Sweden at the helm assures quick responses on all issues -- including product and retail support -- and signals a real commitment to the U.S. market.... Read More »

CHIP GENGRAS, VOLVO RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD

Volvo dealers are hungry for the redesigned XC90

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Volvo dealers thought 2014 would be the turnaround year for sales. But it wasn't and the struggle continues for many retailers, said Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board.... Read More »

Volvo appoints another U.S. chief amid sales decline

12:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Volvo is reshuffling its North American management, moving CEO Tony Nicolosi to head of its finance company for the Americas and bringing global corporate product strategy chief Lex Kerssemakers to replace him.... Read More »

Nicolosi returns to Volvo Financial with broader duties

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Tony Nicolosi has been named president of Volvo Cars Financial Services of the Americas, 16 months after he became CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. The move is part of a management shakeup at the struggling brand, which also includes global corporate product strategy chief Lex Kerssemakers being named to the post of CEO for North America.... Read More »

Volvo's first China-built car arrives in June

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Volvo will begin importing its first China-built car in June and could sell up to 5,000 units a year of the stretched S60 sedan, executives said. The long-wheelbase S60 Inscription sedan goes on sale in the United States in June. It will be the first China-built car sold in the United States.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Volvo dealers pin hopes on XC90

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Volvo dealers continued to struggle last year as 2014 failed to bring the anticipated turnaround in sales. And the struggle continues for many retailers, said Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board.... Read More »

Volvo may expand export markets for China-built cars beyond U.S.

Jan. 16, 2015 11:36 CET

Volvo, which will start shipping the S60L sedan to the U.S. later this year, says it could add additional export markets in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. The automaker may also consider future exports of a large china-built sedan, dubbed internally as the S90.... Read More »

Volvo sees two new sedans helping it rebuild U.S. sales

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Volvo debuted two new sedans today: its Chinese-made S60 Inscription and S60 Cross Country.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Volvo CEO Samuelsson details U.S. agenda, 'e-ordering'

11:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson didn't exactly deny a report from China on Sunday that the Swedish brand is considering a US assembly plant, but he wasn't quite embracing it either.... Read More »

Volvo joins niche with S60 Cross Country

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Volvo's S60 Cross Country, which is to debut this week at the Detroit auto show, will join the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo and Honda Crosstour in a niche that blends sedan and crossover attributes.... Read More »

Volvo mulls U.S. plant; Chinese-made 'strategic flagship' may be exported to U.S., report says

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Volvo is considering building an assembly plant in the United States and also may export a "strategic flagship" sedan made in China to the US, people familiar with the Chinese-owned automaker's plans told Reuters.... Read More »

Volvo will show S60 Cross Country in Detroit

11:19 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015

Volvo will debut the S60 Cross Country at the Detroit auto show next week. Volvo has increased the sedan's ride height by 2.5 inches and added all-wheel drive. The S60 Cross Country will go on sale in the United States this summer.... Read More »

VOLVO

Struggling brand takes new approach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

To set itself apart, Volvo is working hard on semiautonomous vehicles and hopes to be a leader in that arena.... Read More »

Volvo wants online leads, not online sales, in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Volvo's online vehicle sales in the United States will resemble a lead-generating service, with shoppers selecting a model and putting down a deposit, the company's U.S. chief says.... Read More »

Volvo to provide 4-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic, weather information

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2014

Volvo customers will receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic and weather information when purchasing a 2015 1/2 model equipped with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect, the company's connected car platform, Volvo said Wednesday.... Read More »

Volvo plans 3-cylinder engines for 60-series cars

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Volvo is developing new three-cylinder engines that will appear in its 60-series cars, like the S60 sedan, V60 wagon, and the XC60 crossover.
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Volvo to start online car sales, skip some big auto shows

Dec. 15, 2014 08:39 CET

Volvo will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models. The automaker plans to have all its car lines offered digitally in all its markets, sales chief Alain Visser said.... Read More »

Volvo to skip most auto shows; focus will be on Detroit, Geneva, China

2:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Volvo is shifting its focus from auto shows to market more directly to buyers as part of a broader realignment of its marketing efforts that will place more focus on digital outreach. Starting next year, the company will take part in just one auto show per region, including the Detroit and Geneva auto shows.... Read More »

Volvo sales up 3%; China, Europe gains offset U.S. dip

Dec. 2, 2014 15:36 CET

Volvo said sales of its cars rose 3 percent in November as growth in China and Europe offset a double-digit decline in the U.S.... Read More »

NEAL BOUDETTE

BLOG: Apple's CarPlay goes missing in L.A. and in the showroom

11:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

Tech giants Apple and Google have generated a lot of hype over the past 12 months over their plans to tightly integrate their smartphones and app technology with in-car infotainment systems.... Read More »

Volvo Cars plots U.S. resurgence with model overhaul

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group said today a sweeping overhaul of its model range over the next five years would propel its long-suffering sales volumes in the United States back above 100,000 cars per year.... Read More »

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