Hakan Samuelsson

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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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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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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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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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

XC90 boosts Volvo CEO's belief in e-commerce

6:41 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson's belief in e-commerce got a huge boost because of the XC90....
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First from China? Volvo S60L gets the nod

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
That tsunami of cheap cars from China predicted to hit U.S. shores has been slow in coming. But the first mainstream China-built vehicle is on the way -- in the form of a long-wheelbase version of Volvo's S60 sedan that will arrive in showrooms in 2015....
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Volvo XC90 targets U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
Volvo's U.S. dealerships will receive about a third of the 80,000 XC90 units built annually when the brand's redesigned flagship crossover is running at full capacity....
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Volvo counts on high-cost Sweden for crucial XC90

Aug. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Volvo is sticking to its Scandinavian roots with its first model since being acquired by Chinese owners four years ago. Rather than chase low wages, Volvo will build the new XC90 SUV in Sweden, where auto workers get about $62 an hour....
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Volvo CEO on new XC90: 'There is no second chance'

Aug. 18, 2014 15:00 CET
The new XC90 is crucial to Volvo's bid to close the sales gap with German premium rivals BMW, Mercedes and Audi. "There is no second chance," Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said....
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Volvo's goal: Turn around U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2014
Volvo will reverse its downward sales trend in the second half of the year as new four-cylinder engines and connectivity features become widely available....
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Volvo's new XC90 to have Tesla-like touchscreen

May 27, 2014 17:22 CET
The new Volvo XC90 will have a large tablet-like touchscreen in the center console to control the premium SUV's in-car features, following a trend that Tesla started with its Model S....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why Volvo CEO believes his automaker is better off than rivals in China

April 8, 2014 06:15 CET
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says his company's relationship with owner Zhejiang Geely Holding gives it a big advantage over rivals in China....
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Check out the ANE monthly e-magazine

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This edition looks at the challenges facing new PSA CEO Carlos Tavares....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 7....
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Volvo plans to boost development spending in expansion push

March 21, 2014 16:33 CET
Volvo plans to boost research and development spending this year as the carmaker prepares to roll out the new XC90 SUV in a reset of the brand....
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Volvo expects its U.S. sales to rise 5% in 2014

March 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Volvo's U.S. sales are off to a poor start in 2014, but CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects volume to pick up in March and April and to increase about 5 percent for the year....
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Volvo expects its U.S. sales to rise 5% in '14

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Volvo's U.S. sales are off to a poor start in 2014, but global CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects volume to pick up in March and April and to increase about 5 percent for the year....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo concept previews sleek look of future wagons, simpler interiors

Feb. 27, 2014 09:00 CET
Volvo previewed the sleek look of its future station wagons today with the Concept Estate, which also reveals the automaker's intention to offer simpler interiors. The three-door sports wagon debuts next week at the Geneva auto show....
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Geely, Volvo plan subcompact

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Zhejiang Geely and subsidiary Volvo Car Corp. are developing a subcompact vehicle platform in a Swedish r&d center the partners opened last year, The Wall Street Journal reported....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Volvo could bring China-built vehicles to U.S. 'fairly quickly'

Jan. 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson says cars built in China could soon be exported to the United States. The CEO says he doesn't expect consumers there to react negatively to the notion of China-built Volvos....
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Volvo CEO sees Europe demand 'leveling out' this year, report says

Jan. 20, 2014 16:20 CET
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson forecasts flat demand in Europe's struggling automotive sector this year as sales in the region slowly rebound, the Financial Times reported....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Volvo CEO is eager to bring China-built vehicles to America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The first Chinese-produced cars coming to the United States may wear Volvo badges, and the S60 sedan could lead the charge....
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Volvo owner says management has Geely's confidence

Jan. 17, 2014 17:04 CET
China's Geely Holding dismissed concerns that it's unhappy with the direction of Volvo, its Swedish carmaking unit....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Volvos made in China to come to U.S. 'fairly quickly,' says CEO

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Volvos produced in China will be exported to the U.S. market “fairly quickly,” Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Car Corp. said at the Automotive News World Congress....
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