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EU heavy truck market sees 19.4% gain in 2015; pos

9 February 2016

Recent data from ACEA confirm that 2015 was a year of positive growth for the EU27 heavy (16t and over) truck market, the 260,135 sales total representing a gain of 42,269 units, or 19.4% versus the previous year's 217,866-unit result.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


Management briefing: India automotive update (2)

31 October 2014

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, Tony Pugliese examines the latest developments. This second instalment looks in a little more detail at domestic market trends by marque and exports [includes data tables].


Russia logistics feature

29 June 2009

The Russian car market may be reeling from its first major decline in vehicle sales for nine years, made worse by government taxes and anti-corruption measures, but logistics executives are still looking to improve their service to consumers, the Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow heard last week.

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INTERVIEW: Belgian employer body Agoria: Bert Mons

1 December 2011

Despite the presence of pan-European automotive components body CLEPA in Brussels, Belgium still has a strong national supplier base, represented by employers' trade association Agoria, based in the Belgian capital. Simon Warburton talked to Agoria director Bert Mons in Brussels to find out his take on the current issues facing the organisation and how the lack of a formal government is hindering - or helping.


Q&A with Oskar Goitia – MD at Mondragon Automocion

5 January 2010

Mondragon Group, the world’s largest workers’ cooperative, has grown out of its historical Basque roots to comprise an organisation with global presence. It is also a significant player in the automotive industry components sector with cooperative firms manufacturing components, modules, machinery and tools. Oskar Goitia, MD of Mondragon’s automotive division, tells just-auto editor Dave Leggett how the business is developing and staying true to its founding principles.

Latest news


Volvo Group sales and income rise

20 October 2017

Volvo Group Q3 2017 net sales increased 12% to SEK77.2bn (SEK68.8bn a year ago).


just-auto Plus only Volvo joins Sweden4Platooning project

20 October 2017

In a new Swedish research project Volvo will test platooning to reduce carbon emissions and to improve goods transport efficiency. But the full potential of platooning can only be realised when trucks from different manufacturers communicate and find each...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group Q3 2017 sales up 12% to SEK77.2bn

20 October 2017

“In the third quarter both the Volvo Group’s sales and profitability continued to increase, with an especially strong performance in our construction equipment business. The quarter was also characterised by the completion of an historic upgrade of...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Buses launching new Volvo 7900 Electric

16 October 2017

Volvo Buses is now launching a new version of its all-electric bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric. With significantly extended range and more charging options, the new Volvo 7900 Electric offers bus operators even greater flexibility. Battery capacity, in...


just-auto Plus only VECV sales surge 25.6% in September 2017

6 October 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) sold 6,083 units in September2017 as compared to 4,843 units in September2016, recording a growth of 25.6%.This includes 5,934 units of Eicher brand and 149 units of Volvo...


just-auto Plus only Volvo introduces FM LNG/FH LNG gas-powered trucks

4 October 2017

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. The new trucks have the same performance, driveability and fuel consumption as Volvo’s diesel-powered models. Furthermore, the new...


Volvo Trucks to 'intensify' on gas-powered trucks

27 September 2017

Volvo Trucks says it will intensify the development of gas-powered trucks for heavy regional and long-haul operations.


just-auto Plus only Bendix Wingman technology standard for Volvo truck

21 July 2017

For the first time in North America, the camera- and radar-based collision mitigation technology of Bendix Wingman Fusion is now standard equipment on heavy-duty trucks. Both the VNR and VNL series from Volvo Trucks North America will come with Volvo Active...


Volvo group Q2 2017 sales rise

20 July 2017

Truck, bus and construction equipment maker Volvo Group said it had increased both sales and profitability during the second quarter of 2017.


Volvo Trucks North America reveals new VNL series

13 July 2017

Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled the new Volvo VNL series available in several configurations.


AB Volvo sells Deutz stake

11 July 2017

The Volvo Group (AB Volvo) has sold its complete holding in the German listed engine manufacturer Deutz AG.


just-auto Plus only VECV sales drop 20.5% in June 2017

11 July 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 3,921 units in June 2017 as compared to 4,935 units in June 2016 recording an overall decline of 20.5%. The June 2017 sales figure includes 3,885 units of Eicher brand and 36 units...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces new FE 350

21 June 2017

The Volvo FE is now being launched with 350 hp/1400 Nm and a new front axle for axle loads of up to nine tonnes. This makes one of Volvo Trucks’ most versatile models into a strong contender even for more demanding distribution, refuse handling and light...


Self-steering Volvo Truck boosts Brazil harvest

8 June 2017

Volvo Trucks says it has developed a new self-steering truck that can deliver a significant productivity boost for Brazilian sugar-cane growers.


just-auto Plus only VECV sales decline 20.8% in May 2017

2 June 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,573 units in May 2017 as compared to 5,771 units in May 2016 recording an overall decline of 20.8%. The May 2017 sales figure includes 4,539 units of Eicher brand and 34 units of...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks/Renova test autonomous refuse truck

17 May 2017

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers. The automated systems...


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales down 42.4% in April

2 May 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 3,089 units in April 2017 as compared to 5,365 units in March 2016 recording an overall decline of 42.4%. This includes 3,077 units of Eicher brand and 12 units of Volvo...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks North America unveils VNR haul tracto

24 April 2017

Volvo Trucks in North America has unveiled the new Volvo VNR model, a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.  “Our goal with the new VNR...


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales up 8.5% in March 2017

11 April 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 7,327 units in March 2017 (FYTD 58,604 units) as compared to 6,753 units in March 2016 (LFYTD 52,025 units) recording a growth of 8.5% (FYTD Growth of 12.6%). This includes 7,088...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces integrated system

22 March 2017

An enhanced and safer driver experience, easier navigation and more efficient fleet management. These are the major benefits with Volvo Trucks’ new system for services and infotainment. By combining the cab's audio and entertainment unit with the...


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales up 9.1% in February

3 March 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 5,492 units in February 2017 (FYTD 51,270) as compared to 5,032 units in February 2016 (LFYTD 45,272) recording a growth of 9.1% (FYTD Growth of 13.2%). This includes 5,372 units...


just-auto Plus only UD Trucks launches Croner new medium duty truck

1 March 2017

UD Trucks launches Croner, an all-new medium duty truck, to continue its rich Japanese legacy of building the “truck that the world needs today” specifically for its growth markets across Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South America. Croner is a...


Volvo Trucks concept 'cuts fuel use by over 30%'

28 February 2017

Volvo Trucks says it has produced a new concept truck that can reduce fuel consumption by more than 30% and boost productivity in long-haul operations.


just-auto Plus only VE Commercial Vehicles sales grow 19.8% in January

6 February 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,515 units in January 2017 (FYTD 45,778) as compared to 3,768 units in January 2016 (LFYTD 40,240) recording a growth of 19.8% (FYTD Growth of 13.8%). This includes 4,449 units of...


Volvo Group sales up 4% in Q4 2016

1 February 2017

Truck maker Volvo Group has reported operating income of SEK5,660m (US$648m) on sales of SEK82.6 bn in Q4 2016.


just-auto Plus only VECV November 2016 sales decline 12.7%

8 December 2016

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 3176 units in November 2016 as compared to 3639 units in November 2015 recording a decline of 12.7%. However, on YTD basis VECV continues to have a handsome growth of 18.5% with...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group joins EU research project

22 November 2016

The Volvo Group is currently taking part in a research project which involves replacing the cables in trucks with wireless sensors. The result will be a dramatic reduction in the amount of copper and plastic used. Every year the company should be able to...


just-auto Plus only Volvo to divest its governmental sales business

7 November 2016

Volvo Group intends to initiate a process in order to divest its Governmental Sales business area. Volvo Group has conducted a strategic review of the Governmental Sales business area and intends to initiate a process to divest this...


just-auto Plus only Volvo submits sustainable transport solutions

1 November 2016

On 31 October, 2016, Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable...


just-auto Plus only US agencies applaud for Volvo Trucks commitment

1 November 2016

The US Department of Transportation, on 31 October, 2016, announced that the last of the nearly 16,000 US heavy trucks voluntarily recalled earlier this year by Volvo Trucks North America for a serious steering defect have been identified and repaired,...

AB Volvo (commercial vehicles) news

Volvo Group sales and income rise

20 October 2017

Volvo Group Q3 2017 net sales increased 12% to SEK77.2bn (SEK68.8bn a year ago). Adjusted for...


just-auto Plus only Volvo joins Sweden4Platooning project

20 October 2017

In a new Swedish research project Volvo will test platooning to reduce carbon emissions and to im...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group Q3 2017 sales up 12% to SEK77.2bn

20 October 2017

“In the third quarter both the Volvo Group’s sales and profitability continued to inc...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Buses launching new Volvo 7900 Electric

16 October 2017

Volvo Buses is now launching a new version of its all-electric bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric. With...


just-auto Plus only VECV sales surge 25.6% in September 2017

6 October 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) sold 6,083 units in Septem...


just-auto Plus only Volvo introduces FM LNG/FH LNG gas-powered trucks

4 October 2017

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural g...



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