Daimler may buy small stake in Volvo Cars, report says
April 19, 2018 15:24 CET
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a report said, raising the possibility of increased cooperation between Mercedes and Volvo's China owner Geely.
Volume brands losing ground in Europe CO2 race
April 9, 2018 13:48 CET
Mass-market automakers lost more ground in CO2 emissions last year than did premium brands, a worrisome trend with less than two years before tougher European pollution standards start to take effect.
Volvo plans to focus on used sales, service
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Volvo aims to help its U.S. dealerships become more profitable in 2018 in part by focusing on improving the used-vehicle and service businesses.
Volvo chairman calls for caution in move to self driving
March 28, 2018 12:05 CET
Volvo Cars Chairman Li Shufu says that the autonomous driving industry should move forward prudently in the wake of a deadly accident in the U.S. this month. "One accident can kill the whole industry ... So we must move with caution," Li said.
Uber disabled Volvo SUV's safety system before self-driving fatality
March 27, 2018 11:23 CET
Uber disabled the standard collision avoidance technology in the Volvo XC90 SUV that struck and killed a woman in the U.S. last week during self-driving tests, according to Aptiv, the partsmaker that supplied the vehicle's radar and camera.
Lynk & CO expands crossover lineup with 02
March 26, 2018 17:00 CET
Lynk & CO has unveiled its latest model, the 02, and announced plans to begin sales of the crossover in Europe in 2020. The 02 will share its underpinnings with the 01 crossover and the Volvo XC40.
Volvo plant to make Lynk & CO cars for Europe
March 26, 2018 06:30 CET
Lynk & CO, the Chinese-backed startup that is partly owned by Volvo, will produce its 01 crossover at Volvo's factory in Ghent, Belgium, starting in 2019, Lynk & CO and Volvo said.
Volvo's 'time to deliver' for dealer profitability
7:48 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2018
Volvo aims to help its dealerships in the United States improve profitability in 2018 in part by focusing on used cars and customer service.
Q&A: MATTHEW HAIKEN, VOLVO RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD
VOLVO: Poised for big year of growth and change
12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2018
Matthew Haiken, chairman of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board, says Volvo Cars' rising tide should lift all boats, especially those of its U.S. dealers.
Geely profit more than doubles on domestic demand
March 21, 2018 12:28 CET
Geely Automobile Holdings' profits more than doubled in 2017, driven by strong domestic sales of popular SUVs.
Self-driving technology faces critical test after first death
March 20, 2018 10:33 CET
The first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle is shaping up as the first significant test of how policymakers and the public will respond to self-driving technology.
Self-driving fatal likely to spur more scrutiny, finger-pointing
4:48 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle is the most significant involving autonomous-driving technology since a Tesla driver's death touched off months of finger-pointing.
Volvo dealers worried about subscription models
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Volvo's new subscription service and its plans for its Lynk & CO brand to sell vehicles directly to consumers have stirred unrest among the Swedish automaker's approximately 300 U.S. dealers.
Volvo, Autoliv self-driving venture seeks customers beyond Geely
March 14, 2018 16:40 CET
Volvo and Autoliv's self-driving partnership is stepping up plans to dominate autonomous systems with talks to win customers other than the Swedish automaker's Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely.
VIDEO: First Shift: Buick vehicles without the 'Buick' badge
8:00 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018
'Buick' name stripped from Envision, rest of '19 lineup - reports; VW to expand EV output; UAW accuses Tesla of retaliation; GM's new HR boss; Volvo aims S60 at young, affluent.
Polestar: Avoiding delays crucial to early success
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018
Satisfying its first customers will be crucial for the new Volvo electrified performance brand, Polestar.
Volvo aims to boost luxury image
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2018
Despite falling sedan sales, Volvo hopes to boost S60 sales by 5,000 cars a year with redesigned model.
DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC
Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2018
The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva auto show, but it appeared in very inconspicuous places.
Daimler, Volvo executives skeptical over Geely alliance plan
1:02 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2018
Executives at Daimler and Volvo question the viability and industrial logic of a plan by their major shareholder, China's Geely, to form an auto industry alliance to counter "tech invaders."
DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC
Volvo ends long European Car of the Year losing streak
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Volvo's entry SUV, the XC40 that starts at 31,350 euros in Germany, did something that no Volvo has done in the last 55 years: It brought the European Car of the Year title to Gothenburg.
Polestar looks to turn curiosity into cash
10:45 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Showing the production-spec version of the Polestar 1 for the first time, the performance brand born out of Volvo Cars said it would begin taking deposits for the vehicle March 13.
Auto industry rejects Trump's tariff threats
6:56 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Automotive companies on both sides of the Atlantic pushed back on President Donald Trump's talk of a trade war with Europe using a similar refrain: Everyone will suffer if his rhetoric becomes reality.
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Why Geneva is 'perfect setting' to debut Polestar, Cupra brands
March 3, 2018 06:01 CET
Two of Europe's newest brands – Volvo's Polestar and Seat's Cupra – are using the 'perfect setting' of this year's Geneva auto show to introduce their high-performance products to the public.
ANE's March issue goes live Monday
March 2, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the
Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, March 5. The new edition looks at what Ford of Europe needs to do to make its business sustainably profitable after last year's disappointing performance.