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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda...

ANALYSIS: Future models for Volvo's new car plants

Not too long ago, Volvo had just two plants in Sweden and one in Belgium, plus a couple of small-scale SKD operations. By 2018, the firm’s m...

COMMENT: Which models will Volvo build in the US?

Come 2018, Volvo Cars will finally have the production base that it has needed in North America for decades. The company isn't yet saying wh...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Geneva by one means or another

So, did anything interesting happen this week? I seem to recall the odd vague mention of a motor show Somewhere in Europe. Geneva? That's it...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Libertine FPE 19 May 2015

Matthew Beecham

A new technology called Digital Piston Motion Control eliminates the crankshaft of a conventional engine and controls the piston movement using an ECU. To understand more about this novel approach and its potential benefits, Matthew Beecham spoke to Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine FPE.


Briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies (1) 10 Apr 2015

Cat Dow

The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line. In this first instalment, Cat Dow speaks with Volvo Car's Petter Hörling about its priorities in the connected car area.

Latest News

Volvo chooses South Carolina for US$500m plant 11 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Volvo Cars has selected South Carolina as the location for its new US$500m factory, which will have an initial annual production of around 100,000 cars.


Volvo likely to decide on India assembly in 2015 6 May 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volvo is reportedly expected to decide in 2015 whether to start assembly of vehicles in India - or not.


Volvo starts third shift adding 1,500 new jobs 5 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Volvo says a third shift at its Torslanda plant near Gothenburg has started, creating nearly 1,500 new jobs in the company's Western Sweden home region.


FKG lauds Iran as potential 2.5m market 28 Apr 2015

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG, says Iran could be a 2.5m or 3m market if current draconian sanctions against the country are lifted this summer.


Volvo engines now all in-house 28 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

Like Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover with its new Ingenium engines, Geely's Volvo Car, once also owned by Ford, has been weaning itself off other automakers' engines and substituting its own.

Latest blogs

Watch Volvo's next XC90 get rolled, and rolled 28 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

We all remember that video of the outgoing XC90 being rolled SEVEN times and no crushing of the roof. To me, it's been the gold standard of safe cars ever since.


An old friend turns 40 28 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

A small but not insignificant milestone slipped by earlier this week, perhaps unnoticed by most industry watchers.

Company research

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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Medium & Heavy Trucks in Spain

Medium & Heavy Trucks in Spain

Medium & Heavy Trucks in Spain industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018)...

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Medium & Heavy Trucks in Europe

Medium & Heavy Trucks in Europe

Medium & Heavy Trucks in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018...

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