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The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.


Automotive interior design and technology

3 August 2016

For some time, we have seen cockpit designers working on ways in which to display more information yet make the dash appear less complex. The general approach is to ensure that only the most essential information is displayed while remaining features are available in the background or brought up at will. But the increasing fitment of multimedia and connectivity systems suggest that this part of the interior is still in its infancy in terms of development. This month’s research snapshot is of the Volvo XC60 and Toyota Auris, taking a closer look at the interior design and technology that gives each a distinctive feel and style.


The self-driving Volvo is getting closer

24 June 2016

It didn't take too long on the Volvo S90/V90 international media launch in sunny southern Spain for Naughty Boy here to get a lecture on Volvo driving.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - platforms to go to

20 May 2016

Need help with General Motors' future platform strategy? We have you covered with this handy, pocket, go-to guide that was a smash hit with just-auto readers this week. Speaking of platforms, Volvo this week revealed a couple of concept cars that hint at what it is doing with its version of the new CMA architecture being developed jointly with Chinese parent Geely. And we got the inside view about how that cooperation is working out from the chief of R&D.

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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


just-auto Plus only Volvo Canada announces top management changes

22 August 2016

The following organisational announcements have been made for Volvo Car Canada: Carol Kitchen, vice president customer service, will retire 1 September 2017 after 30 years of dedicated service with the company. Prior to retiring, Kitchen will continue to...


Volvo and Uber join forces

18 August 2016

Volvo Cars and ride-sharing company Uber have announced they would jointly develop next-generation autonomous driving (AD) cars.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars becomes 50% owner of Volvofinans Bank

17 August 2016

Volvo Car and the sixth AP Fund signed an agreement on 28 December 2015 to acquire the Fund's 40% stake in Volvofinans Bank, the leading bank in Sweden in car financing. All regulatory approvals were obtained on 4 August 2016. With this acquisition, worth...


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with six automakers to help develop the country’s nascent electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars US July 2016 sales surge 52.8%

9 August 2016

Volvo Car USA, reported US sales of 8,584 vehicles, a 52.8% increase versus July 2015 and marking the thirteenth consecutive month the company posted double digit sales growth. Year-to-date sales are up 29.3% year-over-year.   Sales for the month of...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars Canada July 2016 sales climb 33.5%

9 August 2016

Volvo Car Canada reported total sales of 590 units in July 2016 compared to 442 sales in July 2015, representing an increase of 33.5%.   Year to date, Volvo Canada has sold a total of 3,707 vehicles in 2016 compared to 2,758 vehicles sold year to date...


Crossovers and SUVs rule July US sales

4 August 2016

US light vehicle sales squeaked by with a 0.5% gain in July, totalling just over 1.5m and beating last July’s total by 7,760 units.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 9.3% in July 2016

3 August 2016

Volvo Cars continued to gain momentum globally in July and posted a 9.3% increase in retail sales for the month, selling 41,681 cars. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver globally, while the XC60 continues to be the best-selling model...


Volvo Cars joins Auto-ISAC as OEM member

12 July 2016

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (Auto-ISAC) has welcomed Volvo Cars as its latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) member. It will join Auto-ISAC's other OEM members on the organisation's board of directors.


Volvo keeps Indian assembly on hold

11 July 2016

Volvo Cars is keeping plans for local assembly in India on hold because current sales volumes are not high enough to justify the cost of a plant.


Volvo Cars reports double-digit first half growth

8 July 2016

Volvo Cars reported a solid double-digit sales increase for the first six months of the year, posting growth of 10.5% to 256,563 cars compared with the same period in 2015. Sales of the XC90 were the main growth driver globally.


Volvo starts V90 production

23 June 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars has started production of its V90 premium estate at Torslanda, Sweden.


ACEA revises up 2016 growth forecast to 5%

2 June 2016

Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth. 


Johnson Controls supplies seats to Volvo S90

31 May 2016

Johnson Controls says it has worked with Volvo Cars to supply seats on the flagship Volvo S90 which will launch in the summer.


Volvo Cars UK MD named Polestar CEO

24 May 2016

Volvo Car UK has appointed Jon Wakefield as acting managing director, effective 1 July. HE succeeds Nick Connor who has been appointed chief executive of Polestar.


Gefco 2015 turnover up 3% to EUR4.2bn

18 May 2016

Gefco says it generated a turnover of EUR4.2bn (US$4.8bn) billion last year, up 3% compared to 2014.


Volvo Cars plans EUR500m bond issue

10 May 2016

Volvo Cars has announced it is seeking to raise EUR500m from a bond issue, its first entry into the global corporate bond markets in its 89 year history. The Geely-owned company is starting a roadshow for potential investors this week.


Volvo Cars swings to profit in Q1

4 May 2016

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has posted Q1 earnings gains boosted by strong sales of its recently launched and high margin XC90.


Autonomous cars to shake up car insurance

3 May 2016

The multi-billion pound motor insurance industry faces a period of radical restructuring as a result of the advent of autonomously driving cars according to research carried out by Swiss Re.


Coalition formed to speed self-drivers

27 April 2016

Google, Ford, Volvo and the ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market.


Volvo Cars aims to sell 1m electrified cars by 202

21 April 2016

Volvo Cars has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. It says the planned cumulative total can be met by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019.


GKN supplies Volvo S90 eAxle

18 April 2016

GKN Automotive is again supplying Geely's Volvo Cars with an eAxle system for a plug-in hybrid.


Volvo Cars sees Q1 retail sales up 11.9%

7 April 2016

Volvo Cars says it continued to grow sales globally in March and posted an 11.5% increase in retail sales for the month, selling 52,279 cars.


Volvo Cars plans autonomous driving test in China

7 April 2016

Volvo Cars plans to launch and autonomous driving test in China using local drivers to test autonomous driving cars "on public roads in everyday driving conditions"


Volvo wants standardised EV charging

9 March 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars believes the global automotive industry should strive towards the introduction of a standardised charging infrastructure for electric cars.


UK Volvos more autonomous and smarter

25 February 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars' UK unit has announced updates that add new semi-autonomous and connected car features to various models across the range.


Volvo Cars adds Spotify music for new models

23 February 2016

Zeely's Volvo Cars has claimed to be the first car maker to integrate the Spotify music streaming service in its new cars worldwide, starting with the XC90, S90 and V90 this spring.


Volvo Cars eyes 2016 sales record

18 February 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars expects record sales in 2016 for the third consecutive year, president and chief executive Håkan Samuelsson said. He also forecast operating profits would improve in 2016, due to growth in the three main sales regions of China, Europe and the US.


Europe sales up 9.3% in 2015 as VW leads

1 February 2016

In 2015 the European car market totalled 14.2m new registrations, an increase of 9.3% over 2014 full year results; the highest since 2009. The market benefited from the last two months of double-digit growth with December setting the highest positive monthly change of the last three years at 1.16m units. Therefore, the last quarter volume increase was the highest of the year, standing at 10.2% more than in Q4 2014, representing 3.42m cars sold in total. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, SAAR, came in at 16.52m units.


Volvo Cars shoots for luxury growth in US

18 January 2016

Volvo Cars is aiming to sell 87,000 cars in the US in 2016 and cement its position as a player in high-end segments of the US car market.

Volvo Cars news

just-auto Plus only Volvo Canada announces top management changes

22 August 2016

The following organisational announcements have been made for Volvo Car Canada: Carol Kitchen,...


Volvo and Uber join forces

18 August 2016

Volvo Cars and ride-sharing company Uber have announced they would jointly develop next-generatio...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars becomes 50% owner of Volvofinans Bank

17 August 2016

Volvo Car and the sixth AP Fund signed an agreement on 28 December 2015 to acquire the Fund's...


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars US July 2016 sales surge 52.8%

9 August 2016

Volvo Car USA, reported US sales of 8,584 vehicles, a 52.8% increase versus July 2015 and marking...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars Canada July 2016 sales climb 33.5%

9 August 2016

Volvo Car Canada reported total sales of 590 units in July 2016 compared to 442 sales in July 201...



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