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Latest insights


Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa

13 May 2019

This new S60 may well be the first Volvo Car made in the United States (but not in North America as there once was a CKD kit assembly operation in Canada) but you'd be hard pushed to find any evidence anywhere an owner might look.


Interior design and technology – Volvo XC40

8 April 2019

The XC40 marks a number of firsts for Volvo. It’s the carmaker’s first ever compact SUV and the first model to be built on the carmaker’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform. Its chunky lines, concave grille and sculpted doors give it certain amount of street swagger too. But what of the interior of this premium small SUV? Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look.


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.

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


Volvo inks decade-long CATL/LG Chem battery deal

15 May 2019

Volvo has signed long-term agreements with battery makers, CATL and LG Chem to ensure supply of lithium ion batteries during the coming decade for next generation Volvo and Polestar models.


Volvo Cars introduces six months' paid parental leave for EMEA region

7 May 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has launched a paid gender-neutral parental leave policy for all sales company employees in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), offering six months of leave with 80% pay.


Geely's Volvo Cars boosts April sales

3 May 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said global sales "continued to grow at a steady pace in April" with volume up 7.4% year on year to 56,535 cars with China, the US and Europe all seeing growth.


Volvo launches UK's "most complete online sales service"

25 April 2019

Volvo UK has launched what it says is the most complete online sales service offered by any car manufacturer.


Volvo Cars' Q1 operating profit falls

25 April 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported global first quarter 2019 retail sales up 9.4% to 161,320 cars. Revenue rose 10.7% year on year to SEK62,910m.


just-auto Plus only Volvo cars in Europe to warn each other of slippery roads

16 April 2019

Volvo Cars is making its ground-breaking, industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety. The technology allows Volvo cars to communicate with each other and alert drivers of...


Volvo starts Chinese XC40 production in Luqiao multi-brand plant

12 April 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has started production of its XC40 'small' SUV in Luqiao, China, citing ever-growing demand.


Changan to build EV plant in Georgia

12 April 2019

Changan Corporation will construct an EV production factory in Georgia (the east European country that is, not the US state). Strategic partners of Changan Corporation include Volvo, Volkswagen and Ford.


Volvo Car UK adds front-wheel-drive diesel to XC60

11 April 2019

Volvo Car UK is adding a front-wheel-drive diesel version of to its mid-size XC60 SUV range.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK sales surge 39% in Q1 2019

5 April 2019

Volvo Car UK has achieved its best ever first-quarter sales result, selling 16,204 cars in the first three months of the year. This represents an exceptional 39% increase on the Q1 figures in 2018. The historic performance confirms Volvo as the country's...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars sales up 9.4% in Q1 2019

4 April 2019

Volvo Cars’ sales momentum continued in the first three months of 2019, after the company reported a 9.4% growth in global sales for the January-March quarter, compared with the same period last year. Total sales in the first quarter reached 161,320...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK announces senior management changes

1 April 2019

After three years as managing director and three years as sales director, Volvo Car UK has announced that Jon Wakefield will move to Sweden on 1 June 2019. Wakefield is promoted to the role of managing director, Volvo Sweden, and will work closely with the...


Volvo Cars to renew Torslanda paint shop

28 March 2019

Volvo Cars said it would replace its current paint shop at its Torslanda, Sweden car manufacturing plant with a new one which would reduce energy consumption and emissions by at least a third.


Volvo UK launches live chat service for business customers

26 March 2019

Volvo Cars in the UK has launched a new live chat feature which it says gives businesses instant digital access to its car fleet experts.


Geely Auto boosts 2018 revenue and profit

25 March 2019

Volvo Cars owner Geely Automobile Holdings said total revenue increased by 15% year on year in 2018 to RMB106.6bn as the group's average selling price continued to improve, mainly driven by the improvement in product mix.


Volvo Cars to deploy in-car cameras and intervention against intoxication and distraction

21 March 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has revealed a new step in its ambitions to end fatalities in its cars by addressing the issues of intoxication and distraction.


Volvo Cars introduces Care Key for safe car sharing

21 March 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has launched the Care Key, allowing any buyer to set a speed limit for themselves or other drivers.


Volvo reshuffles executive deck

14 March 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars is restructuring its executive management team to place technological developments and digitalisation at the core of the company's future strategy, focus on its core global business and adapt to new ways of interacting with customers.


just-auto Plus only NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September 2017, and 31 August 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for...


Volvo Cars UK expands V60 estate car line

12 March 2019

The European manufacturers like to drip-feed in variants of and powertrains for their fully redesigned models so, in due tradition, Geely-owned Volvo Cars has expanded its UK V60 estate car (station wagon) range to include two sporty R-Design trim levels plus a high(er)-riding Cross Country version.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 5.5% in February 2019

5 March 2019

Volvo Cars’ sales momentum remained strong in 2019 after the company posted an 11.3% growth in global sales for the first two months of the year, compared with the same period last year. The company sold a total of 93,863 cars in January and...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars to limit top speed on all its cars

5 March 2019

Volvo Cars, as a worldwide leader in safety, is sending a strong signal about the dangers of speeding and will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180kph (112mph) from 2020. The company’s Vision 2020, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously...


Volvo Cars invests in Zum, ride-sharing service for children

4 March 2019

Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in Zum, a fast-growing on-demand ride-sharing service for children, via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, its venture capital investment arm.


Volvo Cars launching new hybrid powertrains

25 February 2019

Geely-owned Volvo Cars said it had taken "a significant step towards its electrification goals" with the release of upgraded and newly developed electrified powertrain options, to be made available across its entire model range in the future.


Volvo Cars freshens XC90, adds fuel-saving electrification

25 February 2019

Volvo Cars has unveiled a refreshed version of its flagship XC90, adding a newly developed fuel-saving engine option that is the next step in the automaker's electrification strategy.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK names new national sales manager

19 February 2019

Volvo Car UK has appointed Mark Cox to the position of National sales manager with immediate effect. In his new role, Mark takes responsibility for the management of the Regional Sales Team, for retail sales performance, and he will also be the first line...


Volvo Group collaborates with Swedish AI centre

11 February 2019

AI Innovation of Sweden has inaguarated a new national centre to accelerate innovation and research in practical applied Artificial Intelligence, AI, with Volvo one of the partners.


Trade war hurts Geely's Volvo Cars

7 February 2019

Geely-owned Volvo Cars reported a fall in 2018 profit margins as a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing pushed up costs and resulted in pricing pressure in its main market of China.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 16.7% in January 2019

6 February 2019

Volvo Cars started 2019 on a strong note after the company posted a 16.7% growth in global sales for January, compared to the same period last year, as all the key regions of US, China and Europe contributed to the increase. In January, Volvo Cars sold a...


Veoneer JV approved for hands-off tests in Sweden

28 January 2019

Veoneer's joint venture for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software, Zenuity, has won approval for self-driving tests on public roads in Sweden.

Volvo Cars news

Volvo inks decade-long CATL/LG Chem battery deal

15 May 2019

Volvo has signed long-term agreements with battery makers, CATL and LG Chem to ensure supply of l...


Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa

13 May 2019

This new S60 may well be the first Volvo Car made in the United States (but not in North America...


Volvo Cars introduces six months' paid parental leave for EMEA region

7 May 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has launched a paid gender-neutral parental leave policy for all sales com...


Geely's Volvo Cars boosts April sales

3 May 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said global sales "continued to grow at a steady pace in April"...


Volvo launches UK's "most complete online sales service"

25 April 2019

Volvo UK has launched what it says is the most complete online sales service offered by any car m...


Volvo Cars' Q1 operating profit falls

25 April 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported global first quarter 2019 retail sales up 9.4% to 161,320 car...



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