Hakan Samuelsson

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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Volvo CEO says carmaker returned to profitability in 2013

Jan. 14, 2014 09:29 CET
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the automaker returned to profitability after fixing its business in China and making cost cuts. He said the company will focus on growth this year with new products such as the XC90....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

At Volvo Cars N.A., Nicolosi gets formal CEO nod

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
You can forget the "acting" part of Tony Nicolosi's title as chief executive of Volvo Cars North America....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo....
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Volvo secures $800 million loan from China Development Bank

9:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Volvo Cars, struggling to restore profits since Zhejiang Geely Holding Group acquired the company from Ford in 2010 for $1.8 billion, signed a second loan agreement with China Development Bank....
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Volvo CEO Samuelsson will speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Volvo Car CEO Hakan Samuelsson, who is on a mission to pump up the Swedish brand's sales in the United States and around the world, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress in January....
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HAKAN SAMUELSSON, CEO, VOLVO

Volvo plans new cars, better styling, 'clever solutions'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Hakan Samuelsson had been a Volvo board member and a trucking executive when he became Volvo's CEO in October 2012, taking over a company with slumping U.S. sales and a dearth of fresh product. Now, he says, Volvo executives have developed plans to hit 800,000 global sales by 2020, up from about 450,000 annually today....
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Volvo's CEO doesn't want 'concrete temples'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Volvo's CEO, a relative newcomer to the car business, thinks the pendulum has swung too far toward glitzy U.S. car dealerships that soon will be outdated relics in the digital age....
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Volvo CEO says Europe production footprint safe

Nov. 8, 2013 06:01 CET
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company's car production footprint in Europe is safe despite the region's chronic overcapacity. He also believes the region's sales slump could be coming to an end....
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Volvo details strategy for U.S. revival

Nov. 6, 2013 21:00 CET
Volvo is rolling out a broad strategy aimed at reviving the brand in the United States after a decade of shrinking demand while nearly doubling sales globally....
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Volvo outlines strategy for U.S. revival

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2013
Volvo Cars is rolling out a broad strategy aimed at reviving the brand in the United States after a decade of shrinking demand while nearly doubling sales globally. The plan, shared with U.S. dealers on Tuesday, includes new powertrains, new vehicles, more leasing and fresh marketing under a new, global ad agency....
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