Volvo

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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Volvo's car sales rise 5% in February on China, Europe demand

March 3, 2014 15:19 CET
Volvo's global car sales rose 5 percent in February, the eighth consecutive month of growth for the carmaker. Strong gains in Europe and China helped offset an 18 percent fall in U.S. demand....
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Volvo gives a peek at sleek future wagons

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Volvo has previewed the sleek look of its future station wagons with the Concept Estate....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Ex-VW designer has Volvo on a hot streak

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath has been turning heads and winning styling awards since joining the Swedish automaker from VW Group. The question is whether the success will result in an irresistible new XC90....
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NICK GIBBS

Tablet-sized touchscreens ready to go mainstream

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
VW and Volvo will use the Geneva auto show to present their plans to make pinch and swipe gestures as common in the car as they are on an iPad....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Ex-VW designer has Volvo on a hot streak

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath has been turning heads and winning styling awards since joining the Swedish automaker from VW Group. The question is whether the success will result in an irresistible new XC90....
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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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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Speedy Volvos

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Volvo introduced Polestar Performance versions of the V60 wagon, shown, and S60 sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. Production for the United States will be limited to 120 units of each body style out of 500 globally....
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Volvo gets January sales boost from China, Sweden

Feb. 5, 2014 15:13 CET
Volvo's global vehicle sales rose 3 percent in January as strong demand in China and Sweden helped offset another sales drop in the U.S. market....
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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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Dealers like new course at Volvo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Dealers are cheering the changes at Volvo: new leadership, an altered facilities program and a new marketing focus. The revised facilities program removes the connection to margin that was part of the previous plan, announced in 2013. Dealers pushed back against that plan, and executives canceled it....
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2014 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Subaru Legacy, Kia Soul EV and Chevy's Transit Connect fighter set to debut in Chicago

8:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
Subaru's redesigned Legacy sedan, Kia's Soul EV, Chevrolet's new Nissan-built small commercial van and two high-performance Volvos highlight the world debuts next week at the Chicago Auto Show.
Kia hopes to lure buyers from the Nissan Leaf sedan, the top-selling electric vehicle, with the larger Soul EV. Kia is targeting a 120-mile range on a single charge from teh vehicle's lithium ion battery pack....
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Volvo, Geely develop subcompact global car

Jan. 27, 2014 18:58 CET
Volvo and its Chinese parent, Zhejiang Geely, have begun development of a subcompact vehicle platform in Sweden. The model would be used by the Geely brand to compete against cars such as the Ford Fiesta, VW Polo, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris....
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Geely, Volvo planning subcompact global car

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its subsidiary, Volvo Car, have begun development of a subcompact vehicle platform in a Swedish r&d center that the partners opened last year....
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At Volvo, tensions said to be rising on the Sweden-China border

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
It's an oft-told tale at Volvo since the company was acquired by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China in 2010....
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Volvo shifts marketing message and dollars

10:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Volvo Cars of North America will scale back its TV advertising this year and has yanked the commercials that poke fun at the Germans....
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Chip Gengras
Q&A: CHIP GENGRAS, VOLVO RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD

Struggling Volvo dealers have long product wish list

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Volvo is teetering in the United States with sales that were down 10 percent last year in a market that rose 8 percent. The brand was hurt by a reduced product range and no new offerings, said Chip Gengras, who has two Volvo dealerships in Connecticut and is chairman of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board....
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Volvo revamps facilities program

7:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Volvo Cars of North America is rolling out a facilities improvement program and will pay dealers who renovate as much as $500 per car sold for up to three years....
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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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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Volvo dealers push execs to improve marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Volvo dealers were unhappy with the Swedish brand's slump in 2013 sales and are urging executives to improve and refocus marketing, said the chairman of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board. "We were frustrated with the sales results of 2013," said Chip Gengras, president of Gengras Motor Cars and owner of two Connecticut stores, Gengras Volvo in East Hartford and Gengras Volvo of Meriden in Meriden....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

One reporter's take on what worked, and what didn't, at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin, who walked the floor of the Detroit auto show gathering first impressions of new cars and concepts, is convinced that this was a show of missed opportunities....
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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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