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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...

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...

Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recen...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo V60 Polestar

Yes, it's thirsty but the straight-six under the bonnet of the new V60 Polestar is Volvo's best sounding engine yet. Even better than the sa...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Allison Transmission 13 Oct 2014

Matthew Beecham

Allison, the automatic transmission specialists, is rolling out FuelSense, a fuel-saving solution that automatically adjusts shift schedules, selects neutral and manages vehicle acceleration to maximise transmission fuel economy. Last month, Kenworth became the third OEM to adopt the package. Manlio Alvaro, director of EMEA Marketing, tells just-auto that testing indicates FuelSense has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent when compared to the previous generation of Allison Electronic Controls without these fuel saving feature


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.

Latest News

Volvo to demo connected car-cyclist technology 19 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

In what the partners say is "a ground-breaking collaboration", Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will present an innovative safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists for the first time ever at the International CES in Las Vegas (6-9 January 2015).


Volvo offers four-year SiriusXM package 18 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Volvo car buyers in North America would automatically receive a four-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and weather information when purchasing any new 2015.5 vehicle equipped with the latest generation of Sensus Connect, the automaker's connected car platform, the automaker and satellite radio provider announced.


Volvo rethinks its way to market 16 Dec 2014

Chris Wright

Volvo is cutting back on major motor show attendance around the world and winding down many of its sponsorship activities as part of a new global marketing strategy which the company said would allow it to market and sell cars in ways never before seen.


Volvo India to launch V40 hatchback in April 2015 15 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Volvo plans to launch the V40 hatchback in India in April 2015.


Volvo Thailand starts shipping UDs to South Africa 12 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Volvo has started shipping UD brand trucks to South Africa from Thailand.

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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