Peter Mertens

With CMA, Volvo plans to develop cars faster

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Volvo will slash product development time to 20 months when it adds a second new vehicle architecture, r&d chief Peter Mertens said. The replacement for the V40 and other compact cars will use Volvo's new compact modular architecture, or CMA, "and from then on," all cars will take 20 months to develop, he said....
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BLOG: No German-driven 'rat race' for Volvo

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

Volvo r&d boss Peter Mertens is not impressed with the proliferation of models at the Swedish brand's bigger German rivals. “They are in a rat race. We are not going to follow them,” he said....
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