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ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

Briefing: Review of 2014 (2)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Another year races by

As someone said to me this week: "The older you get, the faster the years go by." He's not wrong. Where DID 2014 go? The year may be winding...

Latest Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: BorgWarner's director of marketing Gunt 8 Jan 2015

Ian Henry

We spoke to Gunter Kraemer about BorgWarner’s recent expansion in the rapidly growing turbocharger market.

Latest News

Volvo UK to introduce S90 in 2016 19 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volvo plans to introduce S90 in the UK in 2016 at a starting price of GBP35,000 (US$52,972). An estate version of the vehicle named V90 is expected to be launched within a year.


Jury still out on a flat or growth 2015 for Brazil 12 Jan 2015

Fernando Calmon

In automotive terms, 2014 surely will not be missed after the Brazilian domestic market’s 7.1% sales downturn. Combined with the 2013 0.9% slump, this means that, at 3.498m units, Brazilians bought some 8% less cars, LCV and HCV, last year than in the record 2012.


DETROIT: Two Volvo China models for US in 2015 12 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volvo plans to export Chinese-made vehicles to the US in 2015. It is also considering a factory there.


Engines and emerging markets attract auto execs 6 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Global automotive executives are prioritising near term market issues, such as optimising engines and entering emerging markets, over investing in self driving cars and other innovations, according to KPMG’s global automotive executive survey 2015.


AB Volvo completes 45% stake buy of DFCV in China 5 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

AB Volvo has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 45% of the Chinese automotive manufacturer, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles Co., Ltd. The purchase consideration amounted to RMB 5.5 billion, Volvo said.

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: 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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