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ANALYSIS - New safety tech for 2017 Volvo S90

31 January 2017

The S90 has only been in production for 10 months but already there is an updated version, with additional safety equipment and new powertrains.


Interior design and technology - Volvo S90

11 November 2016

Continuing just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the Volvo S90.  Its minimalist cockpit, swish interior and smooth, punchy powertrain make it a strong challenger in the large executive saloon market.


Model year 2017 V40 and future Volvos

28 October 2016

Four years on from its release, the V40 has come in for some styling changes and other revisions. Such has been the car's success in the C-premium segment, it's hard to believe this model was derived from the low volume C30, itself a vehicle that used a lot of Ford technology from the 2000s.


XC90 T8 - the sixty four thousand pound Volvo

9 September 2016

Volvo’s transformation into a maker of sometimes high-priced luxury cars continues: it’s now possible to pay £64,000 (US$84,813) for the T8 version of the XC90. Is this PHEV worth that sort of money?

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


Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Toyota Motor Europe has announced. SsangYong will also have a concept at the show: a 4.7m long seven-seat SUV.


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 to establish new shared mobility unit

9 January 2017

Volvo Cars is to set up a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and mobility services strategy.


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


Autoliv and Volvo Cars to jointly develop AD tech

3 January 2017

Autoliv and Volvo Cars have signed a final agreement regarding the formation of a joint venture to develop software for autonomous driving and driver assistance systems, based on the letter of intent announced last year.


Volvo Cars brings Skype inside the car

3 January 2017

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has announced that it will introduce "Skype for Business", Microsoft's collaborative productivity app, to its new 90 Series cars.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars launches Red Key for 90 series cars

22 December 2016

Volvo Cars has launched a new key designed to give owners peace of mind when entrusting their pride and joy to other users. Available on the new Volvo S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV, the Red Key activates functions on the vehicle to help ensure the car...


Volvo Cars raises USD 0.5bn in step towards IPO

20 December 2016

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has raised SEK5bn (around USD0.5bn) from a group of Swedish institutional investors in a step towards its ambition to achieve a public listing.


just-auto Plus only Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco

15 December 2016

Uber, the ride-sharing technology company, is expanding its self-driving pilot to San Francisco, California, using specially-converted self-driving Volvo XC90 premium SUV’s. The move marks the next phase in a deepening alliance between Volvo and Uber...


Volvo adds Android Auto to 90-series models

12 December 2016

Volvo Cars UK has added Android Auto to its 90-series cars in addition to the existing Apple CarPlay smartphone integration accessed from the tablet style central display screen first seen in the XC90 and now also in the S90 and V90 models.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


Geely's Volvo Cars names new R&D chief

7 December 2016

Geely's premium car unit Volvo Cars has named company veteran Henrik Green senior vice president research & development.


just-auto Plus only Volvo V90 enhanced with Polestar optimisation

6 December 2016

The latest generation Polestar Performance Optimisation is now available for the new Volvo V90 Cross Country, taking the performance and drivability further in five key areas of the rugged and refined estate. ”To include the V90 Cross Country, a true...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales down 0.6% in November 2016

5 December 2016

Volvo Cars remains on track for another record year in global sales after releasing its November retail sales numbers. Year-to-date sales growth globally amounted to 7.4%, resulting in total sales for the first 11 months of the year of 473,528 cars (2015:...


Former McDonalds exec named Volvo Cars IT chief

2 December 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars has named former McDonalds Corporation chief digital officer Atif Rafiq as senior vice president IT and chief digital officer.


CO2 fines loom for European automakers - report

28 November 2016

Eight of Europe's largest carmakers reportedly will miss carbon dioxide emissions targets due to come into force in 2021, leaving them facing the prospect of billions of euros in fines, a media report said.


Volvo Cars R&D chief moves to Audi

25 November 2016

Audi has appointed Volvo Cars' head of research and development as its new head of technical development.


Volvo Cars announces updates for new 90 series

24 November 2016

Volvo Cars has announced several updates to its 90 series cars, delivering new safety, powertrain and connectivity developments.


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


Chinese sourcing for US likely to fuel trade fire

17 November 2016

Ford's new entry into the US compact SUV market is likely to further fan the flames over automotive trade, according to a media report.


just-auto Plus only Inrix Traffic integrated into Volvo cars globally

4 November 2016

Inrix the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, announced that Inrix Traffic will be integrated globally into the V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, V60 and XC60. Inrix real-time traffic is already available worldwide across the...


Volvo Cars to shift more output to China

2 November 2016

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has unveiled a new manufacturing strategy for China in which production capacity will be increased and China will be developed into a global manufacturing and export hub.


Volvo Car Group Q3 profit up 62%

27 October 2016

Volvo Car Group, the premium car maker, has reported third quarter operating profit of SEK2,067m (US$231m) compared to SEK1,276m in the same period last year and a year-on-year increase in revenue to SEK41.1bn from SEK36.1bn previously. The operating margin for the Geely subsidiary rose from 3.5% in the third quarter of 2015 to 5% in 2016.

Volvo Cars news

Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Gene...


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-...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars VP interior design - Q&A

14 February 2017

Given that safety, quality and environmental care are fundamental building blocks of Volvo Cars,...


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 previ...


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 a...


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...



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