Geely Holding Group


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Brands related to this company: Geely, Volvo Cars, Lynk & Co., Polestar

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LA show world debuts - BMW M340i xDrive

13 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. A new variant for the G20 BMW 3 Series sedan range is the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


Estate sales in decline? Nobody told the Volvo V90

5 November 2018

Sometimes, if you continue to evolve a product you've long been famous for, ignore those claiming that people have moved on to different things, you can not only stay successful but become even more so. Worldwide demand for the Volvo V90 is up so far this year - proof that big wagons are far from dead.


Driving the LEVC TX electric taxi

16 October 2018

The first new black taxi in twenty years is fast becoming a popular sight on the streets of London. It's much larger, infinitely quieter, has no tailpipe emissions unless the range extender engine is activated and out of stop-start traffic, can even be good fun to drive.


Is Volvo's compact SUV a winner?

26 September 2018

I can't believe it's over four years since Volvo stunned us by replacing the ancient-of-days XC90 SUV with one on a new platform, with new electrified 'twin engine' drivetrain (plus the usual petrol and diesel engines) and an interior that made IKEA look cheap and nasty and was more comparable to hand crafted products like Bentley. Only problem was - it's sooooooo big. The follow up, the XC60, again replacing an older (and still desirable) iteration, was more manageable in size but, Olaf, could you shrink it just a bit more? And so, on the different CMA platform, shared with Volvo Cars' Chinese masters Geely, came the XC40. My size of Volvo SUV.

Latest interviews


Zenuity on making autonomous driving a reality

18 January 2018

Zenuity was formed a year ago as a joint venture of Volvo and Autoliv. Its mission is to help transform the auto industry into the autonomous age by creating and delivering leading advanced driver assistance, automated driving, and cloud-based automotive software. The company is working on developing universal autonomous driving technology that emphasises safety and security. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we met with Dennis Nobelius, Zenuity's president to learn more about the company’s progress to date.


Volvo Cars' Eugensson on strategy – Interview

16 June 2016

When Volvo announced its 20/20 vision in 2008 - that no one would be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars by the year 2020 - autonomous cars and connectivity were virtually nowhere on the automotive agenda.


Geely/Volvo architecture cooperation bears fruit

18 May 2016

Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with parent Geely as "good relations" though the start was a little rocky as culture and time zones took some adjusting to, on both sides.


Q&A: Ulrika Pettersson, Tech Leader - Volvo XC90

10 July 2015

As head of software development for VCC's V526 project, Ulrika Pettersson manages the input of suppliers to the new XC90's advanced infotainment system. With more variants of this big SUV still to come, her role is evolving.

Latest news


Volvo resets US production plans

9 November 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is making significant changes to its plant-model production mix plans due to the imposition of higher trade tariffs between the US and China.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 11.8% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Volvo Cars is headed for its fifth consecutive year of record retail sales after posting double-digit, 11.8%, sales growth in October, compared with the same month last year. The strong performance was led by growth in all key regions of the US, China and...


just-auto Plus only Polestar assess carbon fibre body in crash test

2 November 2018

Polestar has undertaken the first of a series of crash tests as part of the development of the Polestar 1. This represents first time the Volvo Car Group has assessed the strength of a carbon fibre reinforced polymer body in a real crash situation. "We...


Volvo Cars and Baidu team up on e-SAVs

1 November 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is the latest OEM to announce an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop shared autonomous vehicles. Volvo says it will work with Baidu on electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for the Chinese market.


Ricardo joins Volvo Cars battery cell test program

1 November 2018

Ricardo says it will assist Volvo Cars with the provision of a large-scale test programme to assess the life cycle characteristics of a range of new lithium-ion cells to determine their suitability for various future production electrified vehicle applications.


Daimler mobility services numbers 24m customers

1 November 2018

Daimler Financial Services says its mobility services division now has around 26 customers, a 64% rise in the numbers of users of Car2go, Moovel and the ride hailing group including Mytaxi, Beat, Clever Taxi and Chauffeur Prive.


just-auto Plus only Garmin to supply camera solutions for Geely

30 October 2018

Garmin International a unit of Garmin announced that Geely Auto Group, one of the fastest growing automakers in the world, has selected Garmin to provide its camera technology and driving recorder systems for multiple Geely vehicle models beginning in the year...


Volvo boosts Q3 sales but operating profit halves

26 October 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars boosted retail sales 14% and revenue 18% year on year in the third quarter but product launch costs, higher tariffs in China and the US and what was described as "licence sales effects" halved operating profit.


Daimler, Geely, form ride-hailing JV in China

24 October 2018

Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company, Volvo Cars' owner Geely Holding Group's new business entity, announced they will form a premium ride hailing joint venture in China.


Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in EV charging

24 October 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via its recently established Tech Fund.


just-auto Plus only Polestar opens its new global headquarters

17 October 2018

Polestar has inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens...


Polestar plans first outlet for Oslo

11 October 2018

The first Polestar Space will open in the middle of 2019 in Oslo, Norway, one of the most developed electric vehicle markets.


Volvo Selects Nvidia Drive for production cars

10 October 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars and Nvidia today announced that the Swedish automaker had selected the supplier's Drive AGX Xavier computer for its next generation of vehicles, with production starting early 2020s.


Daimler and Geely discuss ride sharing JV - report

9 October 2018

Zhejiang Geely Holding - which owns Volvo Cars, is in talks with Daimler, in which billionaire owner billionaire Li Shufu took an almost 10% stake earlier this year, to set up ride-hailing and car-sharing services in China, sources told Bloomberg.


Polestar 1 prototype cars production begins

5 October 2018

Momentum in the development of the Polestar 1 has increased with the production of the first series of road-going verification prototype (VP) cars in Sweden. Produced for a number of purposes including crash tests, weather testing and on-road assessment, the VP cars form the very first fleet of Polestar 1 cars on the road.


Cadillac's Super Cruise rated ahead of Tesla's

4 October 2018

A new report said General Motors had developed the best system automatic driving system that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel for short periods of time.


Volvo Cars' global sales up 12.9% in September

4 October 2018

The company sold 60,622 cars during the month, as sales grew in all its key regions of the US, China and Europe.


just-auto Plus only Volvo S90/XC90 earn IIHS top safety pick rating

1 October 2018

Two Volvo models are the latest vehicles to qualify for the 2018 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2018 S90, a large luxury car, and the 2019 XC90, a midsize luxury SUV, each have good ratings in the driver-side...


Delphi Tech starts China output of CIDDs for Geely

27 September 2018

Delphi Technologies says its facility in Suzhou, China has started fully localised production for a Combined Inverter and DC/DC Converter (CIDD) and has commenced deliveries to Geely.


just-auto Plus only Volvo UK extends V60 estate range

25 September 2018

Volvo has added more choice and sporting style to its V60 estate car range with the introduction of new R-Design versions, priced from GBP35,410 (US$46,432).   Dynamic design R-Design variants are immediately recognisable thanks to exterior features...


US made Volvo cars now coming off line

19 September 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has started actual production of the S60 mid-size luxury sedan at its first US factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina.


By wire system can eliminate some testing robots

17 September 2018

Test system supplier, AB Dynamics has supplied drive by wire technology to Geely's Volvo Cars for vehicle testing. The so called Flex-0 system enables vehicles to be driven directly through the CAN bus without the need for a driver or robot.


Volvo gets 'go' for Swedish autonomous tests

17 September 2018

Volvo will begin testing self-driving vehicles in the Gothenburg area of Sweden, according to local media reports.


Toyota to share hybrid tech with Geely - report

13 September 2018

Toyota is reportedly preparing to share hybrid technology with Geely, according to a Bloomberg report.


just-auto Plus only Polestar names global sales head

12 September 2018

Mike Whittington has joined Polestar to lead the company’s Global Sales Operations. He joins Polestar as the company begins to shape its retail operations, and follows the recent announcement of the new retail lab which is developing concepts for the...


LEVC announces electric van trials

11 September 2018

The Geely-owned LEVC (London EV Company, formerly the London Taxi Company) has announced that it is due to start trials with potential customers of its new range-extender electric van in London in the second half of 2019.


Volvo Cars IPO plan postponed

10 September 2018

Plans for a public listing of Volvo Cars by owner Geely have been postponed amid automotive sector uncertainties and depressed share prices for automotive stocks.


Volvo Cars CEO extends contract to 2022

10 September 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has extended the contract of chief executive and president Hakan Samuelsson by another two years to 2022. It says the extension provides the company with 'management continuity as it continues to transform itself into a global and diversified mobility service provider'.


just-auto Plus only Proton unveils X70 its first SUV in Malaysia

10 September 2018

The long wait for an up close and personal look at Proton’s highly anticipated SUV finally came to an end as the Company unveiled their newest model to the Malaysian media during a static preview held at the Proton Styling Studio. Showcasing the first...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reveals 360c concept

6 September 2018

Where would you live if you could commute each working day in an autonomous driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office space? What if the service was provided via an on-demand subscription basis? Or what if it was provided by one employer...

Geely Holding Group news

LA show world debuts - BMW M340i xDrive

13 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. A new v...


Volvo resets US production plans

9 November 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is making significant changes to its plant-model production mix plans due...


Estate sales in decline? Nobody told the Volvo V90

5 November 2018

Sometimes, if you continue to evolve a product you've long been famous for, ignore those claiming...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 11.8% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Volvo Cars is headed for its fifth consecutive year of record retail sales after posting double-d...


just-auto Plus only Polestar assess carbon fibre body in crash test

2 November 2018

Polestar has undertaken the first of a series of crash tests as part of the development of the Po...


Volvo Cars and Baidu team up on e-SAVs

1 November 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is the latest OEM to announce an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop s...



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