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

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Uber and Volvo are a sign of the times - COMMENT

27 November 2017

Uber loses money, lots of it. Although ride-hailing is seen as a sunrise industry, Uber has struggled with high costs even as it has grown revenues. Nevertheless, the privately held start-up has attracted investors who see a bright future in ride-hailing and are reassured by its dominant share (over 70%) of the US ride-hail market.


Hands-on-Tech - Volvo XC90

24 October 2017

Welcome to the first in our newest reporting series*. Our Hands-On Tech, or HOT, Reports take you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail and look to benchmark the functionality based on various test criteria. First to be tested, the award-winning Volvo Sensus system, as currently featured in the XC90, XC60 and brand-new XC40, Volvo's first compact SUV.


Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

19 September 2017

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that’s creeping up on the rails of the more established suppliers such as Aisin, JATCO and ZF and is providing them with stiff competition. Since 2013 it’s achieved average annual growth of around 50% and has plans to take its capacity from 1.2 million units at the end of this year to over 3 million units by 2020. It’s headquartered at Sint-Truiden in Belgium and is a major supplier of CVTs to Chinese domestic OEMs from its manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. 


Volvo’s safety trademark spelt out on the S60

21 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and safety technology trends, we take a closer look at Volvo’s premium mid-size S60.  While the S60 is a solid, safe and sensible choice, it comes bristling with an appealing spec.

Latest interviews


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.


Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson

2 July 2015

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Geely Auto sales surge 63% in 2017

9 January 2018

Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) has reported annual sales of 1,247,116 units in 2017, an increase of 63% from the previous year and beating their revised annual sales target of 1.1m units. December sales reached a new high of 153,625 units, an increase of...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK sells 46,139 cars in 2017

8 January 2018

Volvo Car UK has posted its second-highest annual sales figure for 25 years, selling 46,139 cars in 2017. This is only slightly behind 2016's record-breaking figure of 46,696, and is an especially strong result in an overall market down nearly 6%. Volvo...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK opens new Training/Development Centre

18 December 2017

Volvo Car UK has opened its advanced new Training and Development Centre, which will provide training for the brand's retailers, head office staff and supplier partners across the UK. The new centre, based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, is the result of...


Swedish families help Volvo develop autonomous

12 December 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars will from today start developing its autonomous drive cars with help from Swedish families who will test its cars on the public roads of Gothenburg and feed back their impressions to engineers.


just-auto Plus only Volvo names new Mack Trucks president

11 December 2017

Martin Weissburg, currently president of Volvo Construction Equipment, will become president of Mack Trucks effective 1 June 2018, in which capacity he will continue to be a member of the Executive Board for the Volvo Group. Martin Weissburg was born in...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 6.1% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, continued its sales momentum in November with growth in all main regions compared with the same month last year, and remains on track for its fourth consecutive record year of sales. Global sales grew by 6.1% in November...


Lynk & Co launches '01' in China

30 November 2017

Geely's near-premium Lynk & Co brand has launched its first model - the 01 SUV -  in China.


Volvo starts XC40 SUV production in Belgium

22 November 2017

Volvo Cars' first saleable XC40 SUV came off the line at the assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium today (22 November).


2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - world debuts

21 November 2017

AutoGuangzhou 2017 hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.


Geely assembly begins in Belarus

21 November 2017

Geely's joint venture assembly plant with Belarus has started producing crossovers with Russia targeted as a key market, a media report said.


Uber to buy 24,000 Volvo XC90s

20 November 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with Uber to sell "tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021".


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car introduces T4 petrol engine for S90/V90

20 November 2017

Volvo Car UK has released a new petrol engine in its premium S90 and V90 model ranges, offering greater choice for drivers. Motorists who want an alternative to diesel or petrol-electric hybrid power can now opt for the T4 version of the S90 saloon and V90...


Geely acquires US flying car company Terrafugia

14 November 2017

Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) has been given the green light to buy US flying car start-up company Terrafugia.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 5.3% in October 2017

3 November 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, remains on track for a fourth consecutive year of record sales, after another strong sales month in October. For the first 10 months of the year, global retail sales amounted to 461,313 cars, up 8.6% compared with a year...


Volvo Cars' revenue, profit and margins rise

30 October 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported 'everything up' financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2017.


Volvo Cars spending to launch Polestar

18 October 2017

Volvo Cars and owner Geely Holding said they would jointly spend RMB5bn (EUR640m, US$752m) to support the initial phase of Polestar's product, brand and industrial development.


Volvo shows Polestar 1 hybrid coupe

17 October 2017

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has revealed its future as a standalone electrified performance brand. Polestar confirmed plans for its first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and a customer-focussed route to market that will set a new industry benchmark for performance vehicles.


Volvo to export cars from Malaysia 

13 October 2017

Volvo Car group, owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding, soon plans to begin exporting cars from Malaysia to other markets in the region, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Volvo XC60 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

12 October 2017

The redesigned Volvo XC60, a midsize luxury SUV, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with specific headlights. To earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must have good ratings in all five...


Volvo starts Indian assembly

11 October 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has joined rival premium brands Audi, BMW and Mercedes with local assembly of vehicles in India.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group and partners open MobilityXlab

6 October 2017

Volvo Group together with Autoliv, Ericsson, Volvo Cars and Zenuity has open MobilityXlab at Lindholmen Science Park. A collaboration for shared development of new technology and more efficient transport system. In an increasingly complex and digitalised...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 11.2% in September 2017

6 October 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, continued its sales momentum in September with growth in all main regions, compared with the same month last year, and remains on track for a fourth consecutive year of record sales. Sales in September reached 53,674 cars...


just-auto Plus only Geely/DRB-Hicom announce Proton board structure

2 October 2017

Exactly one hundred days after the signing of the Definitive Agreement between DRB-Hicom Berhad (DRB-Hicom) and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) on 23 June, the two companies have confirmed the new board structures and part of the executive team...


just-auto Plus only Geely acquires majority stakes in Lotus

2 October 2017

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) completed the transaction to purchase a majority stake in the British luxury sports brand Lotus.  Geely Holding now owns a majority stake of 51% in Lotus Advance Technologies Sdn Bhd (Lotus) with a minority...


Volvo to build XC90 at South Carolina plant

26 September 2017

Volvo Cars has announced that the next generation of the XC90 large premium SUV will be built in its new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina from 2021. This takes Volvo Cars’ total investment in its US manufacturing operations to over US$1.1bn and will raise the total of new jobs created at the Charleston site to nearly 4,000.


Volvo launches XC40 SUV

21 September 2017

Volvo has launched the XC40, its first new model on the Compact Medium Architecture (CMA), which completes its global range of premium SUVs. Images and video were 'leaked' to the media by Volvo Hungary last week.


Volvo Car UK announces XC40 price and specs

21 September 2017

Volvo Cars UK said it new XC40 "urban SUV" is now available to order in the UK with prices starting at GBP27,905 for the T3 Momentum version.


Volvo Cars to add 2nd line at US plant - report

20 September 2017

Volvo Cars is reportedly planning to ramp up investment in its US production facility to add a second production line, reports say.


Geely to appoint new Proton CEO

19 September 2017

Proton Holdings’ current CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali will step down from his post at the end of September, parent company DRB-Hicom announced in a formal statement to the Malaysian stock exchange.


just-auto Plus only AB Volvo appoints new EVP Group Communications

19 September 2017

Kina Wileke has been appointed executive vice president Group Communications and Sustainability Affairs and will assume this position as of 1 January 2018. Kina Wileke was born in 1974 and is currently senior vice president Brand Communication and Marketing...

Geely Holding Group news

just-auto Plus only Geely Auto sales surge 63% in 2017

9 January 2018

Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) has reported annual sales of 1,247,116 units in 2017, an increase o...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK sells 46,139 cars in 2017

8 January 2018

Volvo Car UK has posted its second-highest annual sales figure for 25 years, selling 46,139 cars...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK opens new Training/Development Centre

18 December 2017

Volvo Car UK has opened its advanced new Training and Development Centre, which will provide trai...


Swedish families help Volvo develop autonomous

12 December 2017

Geeley's Volvo Cars will from today start developing its autonomous drive cars with help from Swe...


just-auto Plus only Volvo names new Mack Trucks president

11 December 2017

Martin Weissburg, currently president of Volvo Construction Equipment, will become president of M...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 6.1% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, continued its sales momentum in November with growth in all ma...



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