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EU heavy truck market sees 19.4% gain in 2015; pos

9 February 2016

Recent data from ACEA confirm that 2015 was a year of positive growth for the EU27 heavy (16t and over) truck market, the 260,135 sales total representing a gain of 42,269 units, or 19.4% versus the previous year's 217,866-unit result.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


Management briefing: India automotive update (2)

31 October 2014

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, Tony Pugliese examines the latest developments. This second instalment looks in a little more detail at domestic market trends by marque and exports [includes data tables].


Russia logistics feature

29 June 2009

The Russian car market may be reeling from its first major decline in vehicle sales for nine years, made worse by government taxes and anti-corruption measures, but logistics executives are still looking to improve their service to consumers, the Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow heard last week.

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INTERVIEW: Belgian employer body Agoria: Bert Mons

1 December 2011

Despite the presence of pan-European automotive components body CLEPA in Brussels, Belgium still has a strong national supplier base, represented by employers' trade association Agoria, based in the Belgian capital. Simon Warburton talked to Agoria director Bert Mons in Brussels to find out his take on the current issues facing the organisation and how the lack of a formal government is hindering - or helping.


Q&A with Oskar Goitia – MD at Mondragon Automocion

5 January 2010

Mondragon Group, the world’s largest workers’ cooperative, has grown out of its historical Basque roots to comprise an organisation with global presence. It is also a significant player in the automotive industry components sector with cooperative firms manufacturing components, modules, machinery and tools. Oskar Goitia, MD of Mondragon’s automotive division, tells just-auto editor Dave Leggett how the business is developing and staying true to its founding principles.

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just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces new FE 350

21 June 2017

The Volvo FE is now being launched with 350 hp/1400 Nm and a new front axle for axle loads of up to nine tonnes. This makes one of Volvo Trucks’ most versatile models into a strong contender even for more demanding distribution, refuse handling and light...


Self-steering Volvo Truck boosts Brazil harvest

8 June 2017

Volvo Trucks says it has developed a new self-steering truck that can deliver a significant productivity boost for Brazilian sugar-cane growers.


just-auto Plus only VECV sales decline 20.8% in May 2017

2 June 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,573 units in May 2017 as compared to 5,771 units in May 2016 recording an overall decline of 20.8%. The May 2017 sales figure includes 4,539 units of Eicher brand and 34 units of...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks/Renova test autonomous refuse truck

17 May 2017

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers. The automated systems...


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales down 42.4% in April

2 May 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 3,089 units in April 2017 as compared to 5,365 units in March 2016 recording an overall decline of 42.4%. This includes 3,077 units of Eicher brand and 12 units of Volvo...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks North America unveils VNR haul tracto

24 April 2017

Volvo Trucks in North America has unveiled the new Volvo VNR model, a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.  “Our goal with the new VNR...


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales up 8.5% in March 2017

11 April 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 7,327 units in March 2017 (FYTD 58,604 units) as compared to 6,753 units in March 2016 (LFYTD 52,025 units) recording a growth of 8.5% (FYTD Growth of 12.6%). This includes 7,088...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces integrated system

22 March 2017

An enhanced and safer driver experience, easier navigation and more efficient fleet management. These are the major benefits with Volvo Trucks’ new system for services and infotainment. By combining the cab's audio and entertainment unit with the...


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales up 9.1% in February

3 March 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 5,492 units in February 2017 (FYTD 51,270) as compared to 5,032 units in February 2016 (LFYTD 45,272) recording a growth of 9.1% (FYTD Growth of 13.2%). This includes 5,372 units...


just-auto Plus only UD Trucks launches Croner new medium duty truck

1 March 2017

UD Trucks launches Croner, an all-new medium duty truck, to continue its rich Japanese legacy of building the “truck that the world needs today” specifically for its growth markets across Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South America. Croner is a...


Volvo Trucks concept 'cuts fuel use by over 30%'

28 February 2017

Volvo Trucks says it has produced a new concept truck that can reduce fuel consumption by more than 30% and boost productivity in long-haul operations.


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales grow 19.8% in January

6 February 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,515 units in January 2017 (FYTD 45,778) as compared to 3,768 units in January 2016 (LFYTD 40,240) recording a growth of 19.8% (FYTD Growth of 13.8%). This includes 4,449 units of...


Volvo Group sales up 4% in Q4 2016

1 February 2017

Truck maker Volvo Group has reported operating income of SEK5,660m (US$648m) on sales of SEK82.6 bn in Q4 2016.


just-auto Plus only VECV November 2016 sales decline 12.7%

8 December 2016

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 3176 units in November 2016 as compared to 3639 units in November 2015 recording a decline of 12.7%. However, on YTD basis VECV continues to have a handsome growth of 18.5% with...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group joins EU research project

22 November 2016

The Volvo Group is currently taking part in a research project which involves replacing the cables in trucks with wireless sensors. The result will be a dramatic reduction in the amount of copper and plastic used. Every year the company should be able to...


just-auto Plus only Volvo to divest its governmental sales business

7 November 2016

Volvo Group intends to initiate a process in order to divest its Governmental Sales business area. Volvo Group has conducted a strategic review of the Governmental Sales business area and intends to initiate a process to divest this...


just-auto Plus only Volvo submits sustainable transport solutions

1 November 2016

On 31 October, 2016, Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable...


just-auto Plus only US agencies applaud for Volvo Trucks commitment

1 November 2016

The US Department of Transportation, on 31 October, 2016, announced that the last of the nearly 16,000 US heavy trucks voluntarily recalled earlier this year by Volvo Trucks North America for a serious steering defect have been identified and repaired,...


Volvo India takes medium truck design reins

20 October 2016

Volvo AB's Indian R&D team is taking the lead developing medium duty trucks for global markets scheduled to go into production in 2017.


just-auto Plus only Volvo/Geotab join over connected vehicle services

10 October 2016

Volvo Trucks North America on 3 October 2016, announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Geotab, a global provider of telematics technology. Volvo made the announcement during the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management...


just-auto Plus only Volvo offers Bendix Wingman technology on VNL/VNM

6 October 2016

Working with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Volvo Trucks North America has added Volvo Active Driver Assist, a comprehensive driver assistance system, as a factory-installed option on its VNL and VNM series models. Volvo launched Volvo Active Driver Assist...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces new collision mitigation s

4 October 2016

Volvo Trucks North America on 3 October 2016, introduced Volvo active driver assist, a comprehensive collision mitigation system that combines both radar and camera capabilities to provide emergency braking and help drivers maintain a safe following distance...


just-auto Plus only VECV records 14% growth in September 2016 sales

3 October 2016

VE Commercial Vehicles (a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,843 units in September 2016 (FYTD 29,479) as compared to 4,248 units in September 2015 (LFYTD 23,785) recording a growth of 14% (FYTD growth of 23.9%). This includes 4,734 units...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks select TomTom connected navigation

29 September 2016

TomTom (TOM2) announced on 29 September, 2016, that it has been selected by Volvo Trucks as the connected navigation supplier for their new infotainment platform, launching first in Europe in 2017, with other regions to follow at a later time. With this...


just-auto Plus only Volvo's SuperTruck exceeds DOE programme goals

22 September 2016

Volvo Trucks North America on 15 September 2016 unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator whose combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, exceeding the 50% improvement...


Autonomous Volvo truck testing underground

8 September 2016

Volvo Trucks is testing self-driving FMX trucks in regular operations in the Boliden mine in Kristineberg, Sweden. The aim is to examine how this technology can contribute to safe and productive transport in tough geographically limited application areas.


just-auto Plus only VECV records 12.9% growth in August sales

6 September 2016

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,191 units in August 2016 (FYTD 24636) as compared to 3,711 units in August 2015 (LFYTD 19,537) recording a growth of 12.9% (FYTD Growth of 26.1%). This includes 4,100 units of...


just-auto Plus only US agencies invest to develop vehicle technologies

24 August 2016

On 16 August, as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted a second round of standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, the Energy...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks offers new factory fill engine oil

22 August 2016

Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, meeting new Volvo VDS-4.5 engine specifications and also exceeding the new API specification CK-4. Volvo models running the new VDS-4.5 will be able to...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks North America names senior VP sales

9 August 2016

Volvo Trucks North America appointed Jeff Lester senior vice president of sales, effective 1 August 2016. Lester will lead the North American regional sales organisation, working closely with the regional vice presidents to drive growth. “Jeff has...

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just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces new FE 350

21 June 2017

The Volvo FE is now being launched with 350 hp/1400 Nm and a new front axle for axle loads of up...


Self-steering Volvo Truck boosts Brazil harvest

8 June 2017

Volvo Trucks says it has developed a new self-steering truck that can deliver a significant produ...


just-auto Plus only VECV sales decline 20.8% in May 2017

2 June 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,573 units in Ma...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks/Renova test autonomous refuse truck

17 May 2017

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and rese...


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales down 42.4% in April

2 May 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 3,089 units in Ap...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks North America unveils VNR haul tracto

24 April 2017

Volvo Trucks in North America has unveiled the new Volvo VNR model, a versatile regional haul tra...



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