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Interior design and technology – Volvo XC60

2 November 2020

Geely’s Volvo Cars reported that global sales continued to grow in October 2020, with volume up 7.1% compared with the same period last year, partly driven by continued demand for the XC60 mid-size SUV. Continuing just-auto/AIC’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this best-selling SUV.


Blockchain technology on the rise for supply chain transparency

7 October 2020

In an industry characterised by elongated supply chains that stretch across the world, supply chain visibility is an increasing issue for companies looking to mitigate risk and ensure regulatory compliance.   


Interior design and technology – Volvo V60

3 August 2020

The third-generation Volvo V60 was launched two years ago in its natural habitat – the driveway of a family home in Stockholm – drawing attention to the carmaker’s pedigree in family estates. Continuing just-auto/AIC’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this spacious and safe mid-size model.


Interior design and technology – Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered

6 July 2020

The Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered looks like any other workaday variant, yet the posh adjustable dampers set it apart, amongst other things. As the name suggests, its chassis has been engineered by Polestar, Volvo’s performance arm. But what of its interior? Continuing just-auto/AIC’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this stunning piece of engineering.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW - Volvo Cars on its electrification strategy

29 January 2019

We talk to Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Volvo Cars, EMEA, about Geely-owned Volvo Cars' electrification strategy.


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.

Latest news


Daimler and Geely to jointly develop hybrids

20 November 2020

A new joint venture between their parent companies will see Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars sharing hybrid powertrains.


Volvo develops 'ultimate driving simulator'

20 November 2020

Geely-owned Volvo Cars says it has developed a driving simulator based extensively on the latest virtual reality gaming technology.


Akebono brakes used in Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered

18 November 2020

Akebono Brake Industry says its 6-piston calipers and disc brake pads are now on the front wheels of Volvo’s XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered, which became available in Japan from 6 November.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reports global sales in October 2020

5 November 2020

Volvo Cars global sales continued to grow in October, with volumes up 7.1 per cent compared with the same period last year, driven by double digit sales increases in China and the US. The company sold 65,290 cars during the month and the volume growth was...


Volvo Cars designing, developing electric motors in house

3 November 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was making "significant investments" to allow for the in house design and development of electric motors for the next generation of models as it continues to move towards becoming a fully electric car maker.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars Canada rolls out Volvo Valet, a contactless delivery service app, as a new approach to service convenience and safety

28 October 2020

Premium carmaker Volvo is taking safety to a new level in Canada today with the national rollout of Volvo Valet, an app-based premium pick-up and drop-off service designed for vehicle maintenance. This new addition to Volvo's servicing approach is the...


just-auto Plus only Iberdrola and Volvo Car Espana agree to promote electric mobility in Spain together

22 October 2020

Iberdrola and Volvo Car España have signed a framework cooperation agreement to promote sustainable mobility, under which the energy group will supply charging solutions for the car manufacturer's Recharge vehicle range in Spain. The solution...


Volvo Thailand sells cars on chat app

8 October 2020

Luxury brands including cars in Thailand have turned to selling their products on Japanese chat app Line amid the coronavirus pandemic, tapping the country’s growing appetite for social commerce, a top executive told Reuters.


Volvo Cars sales grow in September

2 October 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars said global sales continued to grow in September, with volume up 4.8% compared with the same period last year, driven by double-digit sales increases in China and the US.


Volvo Cars starts production of XC40 Recharge P8 BEV

1 October 2020

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric P8 is the first of several fully electric Volvos to come, and the automaker said today's production start represents a significant step towards its ambition to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40% by 2025. That same year, it expects 50 per cent of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids.


Volvo Cars green bond raises EUR500m

30 September 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars today successfully placed its first green bond, raising EUR 500m from a diverse group of institutional investors and further increasing the company's financial flexibility.


Volvo Cars goes for green bonds to fund electrification

25 September 2020

Volvo Cars says it has established a Green Finance Framework, allowing the company to fund its ambitious climate plan and electrification strategy by issuing green bonds or obtaining green loans. It echoes the funding route followed by others, including Volkswagen Group.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars receives Science Based Targets initiative approval for climate action plan

23 September 2020

Volvo Cars has received a valuable third-party approval for its climate action plan, one of the most ambitious in the car industry. The climate plan, under which Volvo Cars strives to become a climate neutral company by 2040, has been scientifically...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars appoints Electrolux CEO Jonas Samuelson to board of directors

22 September 2020

Volvo Cars has appointed Jonas Samuelson as a member of its Board of Directors, effective immediately, further strengthening the board’s experience and competence. Mr Samuelson is currently the CEO of Electrolux, the global consumer appliances...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars introduces world-first premium air-quality technology in cars

16 September 2020

Volvo Cars has introduced a world-first premium air-quality technology in its cars, allowing Volvo drivers to breathe clean and healthy air inside their cars and clean the air of their cabin ahead of their journey. The company’s new Advanced Air...


Geely's Volvo Cars launches subscription service in the UK

2 September 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars has launched its 'Care by Volvo' subscription service here in the UK, offering a car, service and maintenance, roadside assistance and data services for a single monthly payment.


Geely's Volvo Cars grows global sales in August

2 September 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars said August sales volumes rose 7.2% year on year as its units in Europe, China and the US all reported increased sales.


Volvo adds second plug-in hybrid powertrain to XC40

21 August 2020

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has added a second plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain to the XC40 compact SUV.


UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

19 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


Geely eyes BMA platform for Proton

10 August 2020

Geely plans to use a platform developed with input from Volvo to build new models in Malaysia for its partly owned Proton brand, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Volvo integrates 24-hour service booking and roadside assistance into digital app

7 August 2020

Volvo has expanded the capabilities of its Volvo on Call smartphone app to support Digital Service Booking and Roadside Assistance, building on its promise to provide customers with the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. The new...


Geely's Volvo Cars reports 14.2% global sales growth in July

4 August 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars posted strong sales in July, with volumes up 14.2% compared with the same period last year.


Geely's Volvo sells 600,000 vehicles on CMA platform

4 August 2020

Geely's Volvo Car Group, including affiliates Lynk & Co and Polestar, said over 600,000 group vehicles based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, introduced in 2017, have been sold.


Radioplayer launches with Volvo and Polestar on Android Auto

24 July 2020

Radioplayer, a non-profit radio platform backed by major broadcasters around the world, has been chosen as a launch partner for Geely Automotive's Volvo Cars' Polestar 2 which has the first infotainment system powered by the Android Automotive operating system.


Volvo Cars forecasts recovery in second half of year

21 July 2020

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported first half financial results severely dented by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but expects its business to recover in the second half of the year as car markets 'normalise'.


Volvo on Call smartphone app now gives plug-in drivers insight into electric driving patterns

13 July 2020

Drivers of Volvo plug-in-hybrid cars can now gain new insights into their electric driving patterns, as Volvo Cars introduces a range of new features on its Volvo on Call smartphone app in all Volvo on Call markets.


Volvo Cars invests in blockchain firm

8 July 2020

Geely-owned Volvo Cars says it has made an investment in blockchain technology firm Circulor through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the company’s venture capital investment arm.


Volvo sells 61,483 cars in June, up in US and China

3 July 2020

Volvo Cars sold 61,483 cars in June, down 2.1 per cent compared with the same month last year, as sales in the US returned to growth and markets in China and Europe both continued their positive trends.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car Canada reports June sales results

3 July 2020

Volvo Car Canada Ltd. reported sales of 829 units for the month of June, a month over month increase of 36 percent. The last month also marked another record month for Certified by Volvo, with 315 units sold, representing a 47 percent growth year over...


Veoneer and Volvo Cars finalise split of software JV Zenuity

2 July 2020

Automotive technology company Veoneer has finalised the split of Zenuity, its software and ADAS joint venture with Volvo Cars.

Volvo Cars news

Daimler and Geely to jointly develop hybrids

20 November 2020

A new joint venture between their parent companies will see Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars sharing...


Volvo develops 'ultimate driving simulator'

20 November 2020

Geely-owned Volvo Cars says it has developed a driving simulator based extensively on the latest...


Akebono brakes used in Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered

18 November 2020

Akebono Brake Industry says its 6-piston calipers and disc brake pads are now on the front wheels...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reports global sales in October 2020

5 November 2020

Volvo Cars global sales continued to grow in October, with volumes up 7.1 per cent compared with...


Volvo Cars designing, developing electric motors in house

3 November 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was making "significant investments" to allow for the in house design...


Interior design and technology – Volvo XC60

2 November 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars reported that global sales continued to grow in October 2020, with volume up 7...



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