Volvo

RETHINKING AIRBAGS

New airbag devices cushion crash impacts by deploying outside vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016

Auto parts suppliers makers are developing a new generation airbags that cushion the impact of a crash by deploying on the outside of a vehicle. Such devices have already appeared in Europe and are mainly aimed at protecting pedestrians in a crash. It represents a clean-sheet approach to an older safety technology that until now has been used inside vehicles....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Jeep joins Nissan, Honda and others getting big benefit from European production

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's decision to build the new Jeep Renegade in Italy is paying off, helped by strong demand from local customers. Other automakers including Nissan, Honda, Kia and Suzuki have also has been rewarded in the European countries where they have opened factories. Volvo hopes to do the same in the U.S....
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Volvo bets on wagons with V90 despite SUV boom

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo will show its commitment to station wagons, whose sales are being hit by the global boom in SUVs, when it unveils its new V90 later this month....
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Volvo sales rise 9% in January on U.S., China demand

Feb. 3, 2016 11:25 CET

Volvo sales rose 9 percent in January as deliveries of the automaker's flagship XC90 SUV helped the automaker to achieve double-digit growth in China and the U.S....
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Volvo will shift V60 production to Belgium

Jan. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo will shift production of the V60 model line to its Belgium factory. The move will free up capacity at Volvo's main plant in Sweden for new additions such as the S90 and V90, as well as the strong-selling XC90....
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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Will Volvo's S90L land stateside?

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Is an even more luxurious, longer variant of Volvo's S90 sedan in the cards for North America?...
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Volvo seeks luxury cred with product revival

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Volvo showed a new car -- and a reborn company -- at the Detroit auto show just days after setting a global sales record in 2015. Freed from Ford's hierarchy and with the blessing of its Chinese parent company, Volvo has evolved from a struggling brand to an agile company mapping its own future, executives say....
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Volvo XC90 poised for another big year

Jan. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

The Volvo XC90 will lure even more customers from rival premium brands in 2016, the automaker’s global sales and marketing chief, Bjoern Annwall, said....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Confessions of a NACTOY judge: 2016 edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

It is fun to test drive all of the candidates for North American Car and Truck of the Year, but when it gets down to the finalists, any vehicle could win because they are all worthy and there aren't many nits to pick....
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Conquests key to Volvo S90 success, Samuelsson says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volvo will need to lure more than half of the buyers for the new S90 luxury sedan from conquests, an even higher rate than the redesigned XC90, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says....
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Volvo sees 2016 growth after second straight sales record

Jan. 8, 2016 11:15 CET

Volvo predicts it will achieve a third consecutive record in annual sales this year as the automaker adds to its lineup and targets U.S. customers. Deliveries rose 8 percent to 503,127 last year, the first time the company has breached the half-million sales mark in one year....
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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Volvo's S90 will (just about) handle the driving on highway trips

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

When the 2017 Volvo S90 goes on sale late this year, you'll barely have to even drive it....
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2016 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

Volvo is first customer for new autonomous driving computer, Nvidia says

Jan. 5, 2016 12:13 CET

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia, which is looking to expand its reach in the automotive market, says Volvo will be the first customer for a new computer designed for autonomous vehicles. Volvo will use the Drive PX 2 in public trials of its autonomous vehicles in 2017, Nvidia said....
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VOLVO

Banking on new models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Volvo dealers aren't profitable enough and that won't change until the company replaces more vehicles in the lineup....
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Volvo aims new flagship at German luxury rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2015

Volvo’s U.S. marketing chief says the new S90, set to be unveiled next week, will bring new owners to the brand while competing head on with German luxury sedans....
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VIRTUAL REALITY

Google's goggles open up new world for auto marketers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Virtual reality is making its way to the masses in auto marketing. While Google Cardboard isn't nearly as advanced as other upcoming options, it allows automakers to dabble in a developing space with engaging content that's accessible to a wide range of smartphone-owning consumers....
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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Volvo hints at C90 coupe by 2020

10:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Volvo isn't forgetting the car that previewed the S90 sedan: the Volvo Concept Coupe that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

How Volvo made itself more interesting to suppliers

Dec. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo's production expansion in China and planned U.S. factory has made the automaker more interesting to suppliers, purchasing and manufacturing head Lars Wrebo told Automotive News Europe....
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A 'toughie' that's back on the map: What people think of Volvo S90

11:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

With sleek lines and a wide stance, the S90 will take over as Volvo’s flagship sedan for the low-selling S80. Its main competitors will be the BMW 5 series and Mercedes-Benz E class in what is an important, though shrinking, segment for automakers. Here is a look at what some journalists, analysts and others are saying about the S90....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 7, 2015 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 Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe....
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Volvo aims at premium large sedan market with new S90

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Volvo will follow its XC90 large crossover by taking aim at the premium large sedan market with the new S90....
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ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Dec. 4, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 7. This month's edition looks at why Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe....
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Volvo sees S90 as key to company's resurgence

Dec. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo is taking aim at the premium large segment with its new S90. The Swedish brand released pictures and details of its latest flagship sedan that will take on the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E class....
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Volvo CEO reconfirms expectation of big full-year profit boost

Dec. 2, 2015 12:31 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson reconfirmed that he expects the Swedish automaker to show a “substantial improvement” in its operating profit when it reports its 2015 results....
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Volvo reports record sales in November on U.S., China demand

Dec. 2, 2015 11:10 CET

Sales of Volvo vehicles rose 26 percent in November to reach a record high, helped by strong demand in the U.S. and China....
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