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Brands related to this company: Geely, Volvo Cars, Lynk & Co.

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Volvo’s safety trademark spelt out on the S60

21 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and safety technology trends, we take a closer look at Volvo’s premium mid-size S60.  While the S60 is a solid, safe and sensible choice, it comes bristling with an appealing spec.


Volvo's hand-me-down little sister - the XC60

17 July 2017

In many ways, the fully redesigned Volvo XC60 SUV/crossover is a bit like a little sister inheriting a hand-me-down dress from big sister - the older sibling gets all the praise at the time of the first-time reveal; but the younger, in the elder's shadow, still looks just as nice. In this case, big sister is the XC90, launched to considerable acclaim - was it really two and a half years ago already? And now comes little sis XC60 in much the same dress but cut to a smaller size with a few stylish tweaks just for the newer generation.


ANALYSIS - Volvo V90 Cross Country

10 July 2017

Will people in the US take to the V90 CC? That's the key question for a model which replaces the XC70, a car that Audi went after with the A6 allroad, and now Mercedes-Benz wants in on the action too.


Last night a PR saved Volvo's life

6 July 2017

Ever since Euro NCAP came into being, thus forcing all of its competitors to have five-star rated cars in an impact as a price of entry to the vehicle market, Volvo has been scratching around for a new USP.

Latest interviews


Volvo Cars' Eugensson on strategy – Interview

16 June 2016

When Volvo announced its 20/20 vision in 2008 - that no one would be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars by the year 2020 - autonomous cars and connectivity were virtually nowhere on the automotive agenda.


Geely/Volvo architecture cooperation bears fruit

18 May 2016

Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with parent Geely as "good relations" though the start was a little rocky as culture and time zones took some adjusting to, on both sides.


Q&A: Ulrika Pettersson, Tech Leader - Volvo XC90

10 July 2015

As head of software development for VCC's V526 project, Ulrika Pettersson manages the input of suppliers to the new XC90's advanced infotainment system. With more variants of this big SUV still to come, her role is evolving.


Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson

2 July 2015

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.

Latest news


Volvo Cars and Chinese parent Geely plan new JV

20 July 2017

Volvo Cars announced it would set up new joint venture technology company with its Chinese car group parent Geely Holding.


Geely's Volvo Cars first half profit up a fifth

20 July 2017

Geely Holdings' premium Volvo Cars unit booked a healthy rise in operating profit in the first half of 2017 despite ongoing heavy expenditure on new models such as the XC60 SUV.


just-auto Plus only Volvo XC60 T8 enhanced with Polestar optimisation

11 July 2017

Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has introduced the latest-generation powertrain optimisation for the new Volvo XC60. With the Polestar enhancement, the new Volvo XC60 T8 delivers 421 hp, matching the optimised XC90 T8 as the most powerful Volvo...


Volvo Cars boosts half year sales

6 July 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars, which has just announced an updated electrification plan, expects "another record year in retail sales" after posting an 8.2% increase for the first six months of the year. Total sales tally for the first half of 2017 was 277,641 cars, versus 256,563 a year earlier.


Volvo Cars updates electrification plans

5 July 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars said every new model it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor though many of these are likely to be no more than 48V 'mild hybrids' with a 48V starter/alternator and braking regeneration.


Geely's Volvo updates electrification plans

5 July 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has said every model it launches from 2019 "will have an electric motor" though many of these are likely to be just mild hybrids with braking energy regeneration and a 48 volt starter/alternator.


Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA on AD

27 June 2017

Volvo Cars and Autoliv have announced that they will work with NVIDIA, the AI and visual computing company, to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars.


Autonomous Volvo prototypes befuddled by kangaroos

26 June 2017

Volvo Cars is finding that kangaroos in mid-jump befuddle the XC90 autonomous drive prototypes it is testing in Australia.


Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

23 June 2017

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its entire stake in Lotus Advance Technology to ZGH and Etika Automotive. The signing came 30 days after both parties signed a heads of agreement on the deal in Putrajaya.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars announces top management changes

22 June 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, announces the following appointments. Robin Page as senior vice president Design. Mr Page, head of interior design for the past four years, will take over Volvo's design operations as Thomas Ingenlath has been named...


Volvo Cars electrifies Polestar

21 June 2017

Geely owned Volvo Cars announced Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new, separately branded, electrified global high-performance car company.


just-auto Plus only Xee/HERE join over connected car services

16 June 2017

After having raised more than EUR12m(US$13.37m) from Bridgestone EMEA, Total Energy Ventures and Cofip, Xee has enjoyed strong growth supported by strategic collaborations it has formed with leading companies in the automobile aftermarket, as well as the...


Volvo Cars sales grew 12.2% in May 2017

6 June 2017

Volvo Cars has reported double-digit global retail sales growth of 12.2% for May, compared with the same month last year, on the back of solid performance in all its three main sales regions.


Chinese Volvo S90s exported to Europe by rail

30 May 2017

Volvo Cars says it has become the first car maker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new ‘One Belt, One Road’ trade initiative.


Volvo Cars to begin vehicle assembly in India

18 May 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars is to start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017, in conjunction with Volvo Group, the truck, bus and construction equipment manufacturer which already builds vehicles in the country.


CEO says Volvo Cars to stop developing new diesels

17 May 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars will not develop any new diesel engines as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too expensive, according to chief executive Hakan Samuelsson.


Volvo Cars partners with Google for Android

15 May 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has announced a "close partnership" with Google to develop the next generation of Android based infotainment and connectivity which will launch on new models within two years.


Geely Holding to buy 30% stake in Saxo Bank

9 May 2017

The parent company of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely, which owns Sweden's Volvo Cars, plans to acquire a stake of up to 30% in privately-owned Danish investment banking group Saxo Bank.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars April 2017 global sales up 10.5%

4 May 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, saw a good start to the second quarter of the year, reporting global retail sales growth of 10.5% in April. Volvo Cars’ three main sales regions all contributed to the double-digit growth.   Total sales for the...


Autoliv Q1 2017 sales up 4%

2 May 2017

Autoliv reported record consolidated sales of US$2,608m, a growth of 4.4%, for the quarter ended 31 March 2017.


Volvo Cars reports Q1 operating profit up 11%

28 April 2017

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported an operating profit of SEK3.5 billion (USD318m) for the first three months of the year, up 11% year-on-year. It said the increase was mainly driven by strong demand for the XC60 and 90 series model ranges.


just-auto Plus only Volvo XC60 production begins at Torslanda plant

27 April 2017

Production of Volvo Cars’ new XC60 mid-size SUV started on 26 April 2017 at the company’s Torslanda plant in Sweden. The first customer-bound car, a T5 AWD Inscription in Crystal White, rolled off the production line just before lunch time. The...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Volvo will build first all electric car in China

19 April 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars will build its first fully electric car in China, the company announced on Wednesday at Auto Shanghai in China.


Volvo Cars, Autoliv autonomous driving JV starts

18 April 2017

Zenuity, the joint venture between Geely's Volvo Cars and safety systems supplier Autoliv, has started operations.


just-auto Plus only Volvo opens new XC60 SUV orders in the UK

11 April 2017

The new Volvo XC60 SUV is now available to order in the UK, with on-the-road prices starting at GBP37,205 (US$46,274) for the D4 AWD Momentum version. The XC60 is the first of Volvo's mid-sized 60 series models to be built on its Scalable Product...


Volvo Cars sales continue to rise

5 April 2017

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported another strong sales month in March with a 9.3% year-on-year increase on the back of double digit growth in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions. Total sales for the month amounted to 57,158 cars, compared to 52,279 cars a year earlier.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK appoints new regional sales managers

5 April 2017

Volvo Car UK has strengthened its internal sales operations team, creating three new roles and making a series of appointments as it strides towards its growth target of selling 60,000 cars per year by 2020.   The move comes after 2016 saw Volvo secure...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars appoints new SVP Procurement

5 April 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, has appointed Martina Buchhauser as senior vice president Procurement. Ms Buchhauser joins the Volvo Cars executive management team from BMW, where she has been senior vice president of Purchasing and Supplier Network for...


Tata Steel picks up Volvo quality award

28 March 2017

Tata Steel has secured Volvo Cars' Quality Excellence (VQE) award at the a ceremony to mark the 60- year anniversary of cooperation between the companies.

Geely Holding Group news

Volvo’s safety trademark spelt out on the S60

21 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and safety technology trends, we take a...


Volvo Cars and Chinese parent Geely plan new JV

20 July 2017

Volvo Cars announced it would set up new joint venture (JV) technology company with its Chinese c...


Geely's Volvo Cars first half profit up a fifth

20 July 2017

Geely Holdings' premium Volvo Cars unit booked a healthy rise in operating profit in the first ha...


Volvo's hand-me-down little sister - the XC60

17 July 2017

In many ways, the fully redesigned Volvo XC60 SUV/crossover is a bit like a little sister inherit...


just-auto Plus only Volvo XC60 T8 enhanced with Polestar optimisation

11 July 2017

Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has introduced the latest-generation powertrain op...


ANALYSIS - Volvo V90 Cross Country

10 July 2017

Will people in the US take to the V90 CC? That's the key question for a model which replaces the...



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