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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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Hobnobbing with the A-listers

A highlight for the Z-list 'trade site' peasant this week was - courtesy of right place, right time - to sup down at the A-listers' table on...

Volvo UK specs up seven seat XC90 redesign

Volvo's UK unit is keeping one card up its sleeve when it launches the redesigned XC90 SUV starting in June....

Management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation...

Latest Interviews

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.


Q&A with Craig Diem, BWI Group 13 Jan 2015

Matthew Beecham

BWI Group’s MagneRide suspension systems are being increasingly featured in top end cars. In the EU they work on high end integration of chassis components with advanced control and sensory systems to produce vehicles that take safety, ride dynamics and sophistication to a new level. Conversely, BWI also work within the advancing Chinese market that sits in a very different end of the spectrum, where basic safety and control devices like ABS and ESC are just starting to take hold, and where AEB and autonomous driving are concepts reserved for the very top layer of the social elite who can afford to import EU and NA models. Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning about how the Group deals with the different challenges that these markets bring.

Latest News

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.


Volvo to target Asia-Pacific from China 24 Apr 2015

Tony Pugliese

Volvo Cars China (VCC) will take on a leading role in the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to grow the brand’s sales.


Volvo finds Chinese balancer shaft source 23 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volvo Car Corporation and Mitec-Jebsen Automotive Systems (Dalian) have partnered to make the balance shaft for the automaker's new GEA3 engine. Production starts in 2016.


Volvo Group margins improve in Q1/2015 22 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

In the first quarter of 2015 Volvo Group's efficiency-improvement programme generated good results.

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

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 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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