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Latest insights


Interior design and technology - Volvo V60

13 April 2017

Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside Volvo’s premium mid-size V60. Its uncomplicated cockpit swathed with soft-touch trim and supportive leather seats make this a comfortable place to drive from A to B.


ANALYSIS - 2017 Volvo V60 Polestar

10 April 2017

Volvo's phase-out of all engines with a capacity greater than 1,969 cubic centimetres and with more than four cylinders continues. Sadly, the intoxicatingly tuneful in-line twin scroll turbo six which powered the V60 Polestar is no more, replaced by a supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E unit. So, what's the verdict on the new four-cylinder engine?


ANALYSIS - Volvo XC90 D5 PowerPulse

24 March 2017

Volvo continues to tweak and expand the XC90 model line-up. The Drive-E diesel can now be upgraded with a PowerPulse package that boosts power to 235hp and raises torque to 480Nm.


Future Volvo cars and SUVs - a global analysis

21 March 2017

Following on from two recent features concerning future models for the Lynk & Co, Geely and Geely Emgrand brands, now comes the final part in a series: current and future Volvo vehicles.

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 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...


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.


Uber resumes some driverless car testing

27 March 2017

Uber has resumed driverless vehicle testing in San Francisco following weekend crash in Arizona caused by the driver of another car.


Uber suspends autonomous testing in Arizona

27 March 2017

Uber reportedly has suspended autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona after a Volvo XC90 was involved in a collision in Tempe though the vehicle was not at fault.


Suppliers partner for Volvo composite springs

14 March 2017

After using composite transverse leaf springs first in the XC90, Geely's Volvo Cars is using them on the S90 and V90 models. They're produced by Benteler-SGL using high-speed resin transfer moulding (RTM) and Henkel's Loctite MAX 2 two-component polyurethane composite matrix resin.


Volvo Cars to export from new Chinese plant

13 March 2017

Volvo Cars expects to begin exports from its newly-built Daqing car assembly plant in China's Heilongjiang province in May.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only TomTom’s HD Map selected for Volvo Drive Me prog.

8 March 2017

TomTom (TOM2) announced that Volvo Cars Corporation selected TomTom’s HD Map to power the first phase of the Volvo Drive Me programme. Drive Me is Volvo’s groundbreaking research project into autonomous driving wherein real drivers will integrate...


Redesigned Volvo XC60 has new driver assistance

28 February 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars said its redesigned XC60 SUV, to be launched at the Geneva Motor show next month, will have three new advanced driver-assistance features designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support to help avoid potential collisions.


Volvo Car UK to recruit 300 new technicians

17 February 2017

Volvo Car UK is launching a nationwide recruitment drive for 300 new technicians to join its 119-outlet dealer network by 2020, in line with the brand's increasing sales and its growing product range.


Volvo Cars reports jump in 2016 operating profit

8 February 2017

Volvo Car Group - owned by Geely - has reported operating earnings for 2016 up 66.6% on the previous year to SEK11bn ($1.25bn) on the back of a record level of car sales. It also forecast that 2017 will see another record set


Westport/Volvo Car to expand V90 Bi-Fuel version

8 February 2017

Westport says Volvo Car will expand the Bi-Fuel version of its new V90 station wagon in Belgium and Luxembourg now available for order at participating dealers, with deliveries slated for May this year.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 5.1% in January 2017

3 February 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is off to a solid start in 2017 after reporting a 5.1% year-on-year sales increase in January. Total sales for the month amounted to 35,475 cars, compared with 33,760 cars a year earlier. Strong demand for the new 90...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for three cars

26 January 2017

Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for three cars: the Volvo S90 saloon and the V90 estate both achieve the maximum of five stars, while Ford’s Mustang scores two. Launched last year, the S90 and V90 are the latest additions to the Volvo Cars line-up...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 6.2% in 2016

11 January 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has reported a third consecutive year of record sales in 2016, increasing 6.2% compared to 2015 to 534,332 cars, underlining the breadth and depth of the company’s ongoing global transformation. The record 2016 was...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK sales increase 7% in 2016

11 January 2017

Volvo Car UK has secured its highest sales figures for a quarter of a century, with 46,696 cars sold in 2016. This is an increase of 7% on 2015's results, and demonstrates the quality and desirability of Volvo's range of premium cars.   The...


Volvo names family helping develop autonomous cars

10 January 2017

The Hain family, from Gothenburg in Sweden, are the first people chosen by Volvo Cars to take part in a real-life autonomous drive research programme using real cars, in real traffic.

Volvo Cars news

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 w...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...



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