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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.


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.


Volvo's hand-me-down little sister - the redesigned XC60

17 July 2017

In many ways, the fully redesigned Volvo XC60 SUV/crossover is a bit like a little sister inheriting a hand-me-down dress from big sister - the older sibling gets all the praise at the time of the first-time reveal; but the younger, in the elder's shadow, still looks just as nice. In this case, big sister is the XC90, launched to considerable acclaim - was it really two and a half years ago already? And now comes little sis XC60 in much the same dress but cut to a smaller size with a few stylish tweaks just for the newer generation.


ANALYSIS - Volvo V90 Cross Country

10 July 2017

Will people in the US take to the V90 CC? That's the key question for a model which replaces the XC70, a car that Audi went after with the A6 allroad, and now Mercedes-Benz wants in on the action too.

Latest interviews


Volvo Cars' Anders 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.


INTERVIEW - 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, technical project leader for 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 technical boss Håkan Ivarsson on '90 Cluster' models

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


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).


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 UK introduces T4 petrol engine for S90 and 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...


Volvo nets EUR245m R&D loan from EIB

10 November 2017

Volvo has secured a EUR245m (US$286m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its research and development programme.


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 in Sweden

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...


Volvo to build nextgen XC90 at new SC 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.


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

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...


VW led L3Pilot research project launched in Germany

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The research project L3Pilot launched its four-year development activities in Wolfsburg.


Volvo Car UK establishes wholesale used car unit

15 September 2017

Volvo Car UK has reorganised its wholesale used car operations as part of its strategy to extend its used car business.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales surge 15.5% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is heading for another record year in retail sales, after posting double-digit global sales growth of 15.5% in August compared with the same period last year. Total sales for the January to August period amounted to...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group establishes new Connected Solutions unit

30 August 2017

Volvo Group Connected Solutions is the newly established unit that will lead the development of the Volvo Group’s connected services and solutions. New ways of working will unleash innovation power and shorten time to market. The Volvo Group currently...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars US/EMEA announce leadership changes

30 August 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is strengthening its executive management team with the appointment of new senior vice presidents for the Americas region and for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Effective 15 September Lex Kerssemakers will be...


just-auto Plus only Volvo unveils 2018 V60 Polestar

29 August 2017

Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has unveiled the Model Year 2018 Volvo V60 Polestar, complete with additional aerodynamic components made from lightweight carbon fibre material that increase downforce by 30% for improved performance and...


Volvo Cars clears clutter in new XC40

24 August 2017

Volvo says its XC40 small city SUV, to be launched in the coming weeks will offer premium space, storage and functionality.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK appoints new marketing strategy director

21 August 2017

Volvo Car UK has appointed Mike Johnstone as marketing strategy director with immediate effect. The new role will see Mike take responsibility for developing and implementing an integrated marketing strategy to help support Volvo's ambitious growth...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


Volvo, Geely, agree technology and new brand

4 August 2017

Volvo Cars and the premium automaker's parent, Geely Holding have completed the formation of two new entities which they said would share existing and future technology and provide the economies of scale to more rapidly develop next generation electrified vehicle technology.


just-auto Plus only Volvo cars global sales up 6.2% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, remains firmly on course for another record year in retail sales, after posting a 7.9% increase for the first seven months of 2017 compared with the same period last year. Total sales for the January to July period...


Volvo Cars and Chinese parent Geely plan new joint venture

20 July 2017

Volvo Cars announced it would set up new joint venture technology company with its Chinese car group parent Geely Holding.

Volvo Cars news

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...


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...


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

20 November 2017

Volvo Car UK has released a new petrol engine in its premium S90 and V90 model ranges, offering g...


Volvo nets EUR245m R&D loan from EIB

10 November 2017

Volvo has secured a EUR245m (US$286m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its resear...


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...


Volvo Cars' revenue, profit and margins rise

30 October 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported 'everything up' financial results for the third quart...



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