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PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month

July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesti...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Driving the Swedish nanny state

Been lying awake at night wondering how plug-in cars are doing in Europe? Me, neither, but, having now evaluated a few - Vauxhall Ampera [ak...

COMMENT: Russian monogorods blink in market glare

Only a few years ago, the vast, sprawling factory that is home to AvtoVAZ in Togliatti, apparently accounted for a staggering one in seven o...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo S60 D4 diesel

The V8 is already gone, all inline five- and six-cylinder petrols and diesels are to be phased out next: Volvo is taking a big risk in makin...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Ford CEO Alan Mulally 28 May 2014

Dave Leggett

Alan Mulally's tenure as Ford's CEO has seen the company evolve in line with his vision of 'One Ford'. He also successfully guided Ford through recession and has generally been lauded by investors. He passes the reins over to Mark Fields in July. Dave Leggett caught up with him on the London leg of his Ford circuit farewell tour of Europe.


CEVT's Mats Fägerhag on Geely-Volvo CMA platform 24 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Mats Fägerhag, the former head of R&D for Saab, is now the CEO of China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT). This small firm's engineers are quietly creating the new CMA scalable architecture for C and B segment Geely and Volvo models.

Latest News

Opel axing Ampera, promises replacement EV 23 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Opel chief Karl-Thomas Neumann has confirmed the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera is for the chop but, in a series of Twitter posts, promised a replacement.


Volvo claims two safety firsts for XC90 22 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Volvo is claiming two world first safety technologies for its new XC90 large SUV due out next month: a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability.


Volvo perks up park assist 22 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

New technology set to arrive with Volvo's redesigned XC90 large SUV include 'IntelliSafe' features such as an extended park assist which now also offers automatic reversing into a parking bay as well as entering and exiting a parallel parking spot. The car can also display a Nissan-like digitally created bird’s eye view of the 360° area around the car on the large centre screen.


European new car sales up 5.8% in first half 17 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

June car sales in Europe were up 4.3% to leave sales for the first half of the year up 5.8% over last year according to data released by JATO Dynamics.


Nedcar officially revived 16 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

The Nedcar plant - former home of DAF, Volvo and Mitsubishi vehicles - has been officially (re)opened by King Willem-Alexander as a Mini hatchback contract assembler 18 months after Mitsubishi sold it.

Latest blogs

Watch self-driving Volvos in Göteborg 30 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars is moving forward with its testing of self-driving cars in its home city of Gothenburg. Prototypes are on the roads now, and these will be followed by 100 customer cars in 2017.


Volvo Trucks and Van Damme's 'Epic Split' 7 Feb 2014

Dave Leggett

Look, I don't seek out things like this. I was on Volvo Group's website looking for serious stuff about trucks and then I stumbled on a release about an 'Epic Split' featuring the actor sometimes known as 'muscles from Brussels'

Company research

AB Volvo (VOLV A) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

AB Volvo (VOLV A) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Re

AB Volvo (VOLV A) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalDat...

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Volvo: the safest car in the world

Volvo: the safest car in the world

Despite strong developing competition, Volvo continues to lead in the car safety technologies. Continued work on the improvement of quality and reliability, and above all the safety of users makes the...

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Volvo Technology Transfer Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Volvo Technology Transfer Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitio

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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