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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Volvo begins XC60 production in China

Nov. 10, 2014 11:03 CET

Volvo has begun local production of the XC60 SUV at its plant in Chengdu, China. The carmaker recently announced plans to begin car exports from China to the U.S. starting next year....
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Volvo's L.A. surprise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Volvo will unveil the V60 Cross Country, a crossover-styled version of the V60 wagon this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show....
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HAKAN SAMUELSSON, CEO, VOLVO

Upbeat outlook for Volvo in U.S., China, Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Hakan Samuelsson, who took over as Volvo's CEO two years ago, has begun a turnaround at the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker. Through nine months, Volvo's global sales rose 9 percent to 339,300 vehicles. In Europe and China, the brand is growing at a faster rate than BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, though it trails the three brands in the U.S....
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Volvo V60 Cross Country to go on sale in early 2015

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014

Volvo isn't giving up ground in the all-wheel-drive wagon market to Subaru, as has just about every other automaker. The Swedish brand will introduce the Volvo V60 Cross Country at the Los Angeles Auto Show in just a few weeks....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO predicts positive 2015 in Europe, U.S.

Nov. 4, 2014 06:30 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson has helped turn around the Swedish automaker, which is now growing at a faster rate than BMW, Audi and Mercedes in Europe and China. The chief executive shared Volvo's future plans with Automotive News Europe....
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Volvo sales up 13% on strong China, Europe demand

Nov. 3, 2014 17:52 CET

Volvo said its vehicle sales rose 13 percent in October, logging a 16th straight month of growth on the back of strong demand in China and Europe....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for November

Nov. 3, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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ANE's November e-magazine goes live Monday

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Nov. 3. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: Why the XC90 can't come soon enough for Volvo dealers

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

Some Volvo dealers are expecting the brand’s image to blossom this spring with the arrival of its redesigned flagship crossover. And they can’t wait to see what image emerges....
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