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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.


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.


Another good Volvo arrives at platform SPA

18 July 2018

There was a noticeable air of excitement amongst Volvo Car UK people at the redesigned V60's press launch in Yorkshire this week. This was not at all surprising: as the company's head of PR, Mike Gale (a recent recruit from one time Volvo powertrain partner Renault) noted, the brand has a "long history of wagons".


Volvo Cars - the future models

10 July 2018

Geely Automotive Holdings continues to be one of the world's most rapidly expanding car makers. After just-auto's recent features looking at the future models of Geely, Geely Emgrand, Terrafugia, Zhi Dou, LEVC, Lynk & Co and Polestar, now comes a gaze into the crystal ball at what awaits Volvo Cars.

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CES - 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' 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.

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just-auto Plus only Volvo S60 and V60 earn Euro NCAP five star rating

6 December 2018

The new Volvo S60 sedan and V60 estate received the maximum five-star rating in their 2018 EuroNCAP safety tests, continuing a five-star streak for the Volvo line-up.   The result underlines Volvo Cars' reputation for consistently putting some of...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP rates nine new cars, Fiat Panda gets zero stars

6 December 2018

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3 , BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and its partner, the Volvo S60, all achieve a maximum five-star rating. However, two FCA vehicles – Fiat’s aging Panda...


Volvo Cars sets new yearly sales record

4 December 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars reported a new record in global annual sales as 2018 volume rose 13.5% year on year to 582,096 cars for the January-to-November period, compared with 513,055 last year.


Volvo Cars expands in SIlicon Valley

3 December 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has opened its expanded Silicon Valley Tech in Sunnyvale.


just-auto Plus only Volvo and Luminar to create advanced perception technologies

28 November 2018

At AutoMobility Los Angeles, Luminar and Volvo Cars revealed advancements in perception capabilities that are accelerating the development of its R&D efforts. Together the companies are working towards a shared vision of safe, driver-out-of-the-loop...


Volvo resets production plans on US-China trade tariffs

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 strength in real 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' EV battery cell test programme

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.


Volvo boosts Q3 sales and revenue 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.


Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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 in Sweden

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...


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.


Polestar 1 prototype cars production begins in Gothenburg

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 Autopilot

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 and 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...


just-auto Plus only Volvo UK extends V60 estate range with new R-Design variant

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 vehicle 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.


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 Hakan Samuelsson 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 Volvo Cars reveals 360c concept, its vision for the future of travel

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...


just-auto Plus only Volvo 360c concept calls for global safety standard for autonomous car communication

6 September 2018

With its new 360c autonomous concept, Volvo Cars tackles one of the main challenges around the introduction of autonomous technology and calls for a new, global standard in how autonomous vehicles can safely communicate with all other road...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 14.5% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Volvo Cars remains firmly on course for yet another year of record sales, as global sales grew by 14.5% in August compared with the same period last year. The company sold a total of 43,361 cars during the month, driven by growth in all the key regions of the...


Volvo launches three pot XC40

21 August 2018

Volvo's new T3 three-cylinder petrol engine is starting to make an appearance as the automaker expands its XC40 compact SUV line.


Polestar software delivers more rear-wheel torque to Volvos

15 August 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has introduced a new Polestar-developed software upgrade that it says increases torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo cars equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD), for 'more dynamic driving'.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK names new sales director

9 August 2018

Volvo Car UK has promoted Matt Galvin to the position of sales director, with responsibility for all Volvo's new and used car sales. Matt takes on the new role from his previous position as head of Retail Sales, and also becomes a member of the...

Volvo Cars news

just-auto Plus only Volvo S60 and V60 earn Euro NCAP five star rating

6 December 2018

The new Volvo S60 sedan and V60 estate received the maximum five-star rating in their 2018 EuroNC...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP rates nine new cars, Fiat Panda gets zero stars

6 December 2018

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3 , BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jagua...


Volvo Cars sets new yearly sales record

4 December 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars reported a new record in global annual sales as 2018 volume rose 13.5% yea...


Volvo Cars expands in SIlicon Valley

3 December 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has opened its expanded Silicon Valley Tech in Sunnyvale. The move, which a...


just-auto Plus only Volvo and Luminar to create advanced perception technologies

28 November 2018

At AutoMobility Los Angeles, Luminar and Volvo Cars revealed advancements in perception capabilit...


Volvo resets production plans on US-China trade tariffs

9 November 2018

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



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