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This brand is owned by: Geely Holding Group

Latest insights


COMMENT - OEMs explore bundled services and cars on subscription

12 June 2018

There is more than one way to skin a cat. As proverbs go I feel it's a slightly brutal one. Maybe 'more than one way to prepare a meal using eggs' is kinder to cats, if a little less catchy. Anyway, you get the drift. That old maxim springs to mind when looking at some of the latest schemes automakers are devising to get you behind the wheel of their vehicles and paying for the privilege.


Another electrifying Volvo performance?

14 May 2018

Liking PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) is one thing. But is around 30 miles of pure electric running really worth a premium of at least GBP13,000?


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


ANALYSIS - XC60 D5 and future Volvos

10 April 2018

Volvo Cars has an XL sized hit on its hands with the new XC60. In the first three months of 2018, deliveries reached 38,241 units, making this the company's best seller ahead of the XC90 and helping VCC to set a fresh record for worldwide sales in Q1.

Latest interviews


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.

Latest news


Geely's Polestar uses CFRP for new model

19 June 2018

Geely's Polestar is making extensive use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) for its upcoming Polestar 1 model.


Volvo names ex-Toyota manufacturing chief for new US plant

19 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Car USA has named Jeff Moore vice president, manufacturing, Americas and plant manager for the new Charleston Plant, from 16 July.


Geely's Volvo aims for more recycled plastics in new cars

18 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was aiming for at least 25% of the plastics used in every newly launched model would be made from recycled material by 2025.


Volvo tech fund invests in LiDAR specialist Luminar

14 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has made its first strategic investment via its newly-founded fund with a stake in Luminar, a start-up developing advanced sensors for use in autonomous vehicles.


Volvo launching Polestar Engineered spec for PHEVs

14 June 2018

Volvo Cars and electrified performance vehicle arm Polestar have launched a "new electrified performance offer" called Polestar Engineered, developed for the redesigned 60 series' new T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variants.


Sogefi wins Volvo Cars coolant pump contract

8 June 2018

Sogefi will has contracted with Geely's Volvo Cars for engine coolant pumps for several future hybrid models, the Italian supplier said.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks develops innovative driver comfort and safety systems

8 June 2018

Better traffic safety and enhanced working environment for drivers. These are the goals as Volvo Trucks introduces its new driver support systems based on Volvo Dynamic Steering – an award-winning innovation that assists steering of heavy trucks in a...


Geely's Volvo Cars aims for half EVs, half subscription sales by 2025

7 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has announced new financial and operational goals which, it said, "will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade".


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 13.3% in May 2018

6 June 2018

Volvo Cars’ sales momentum continued in May with global sales up 13.3% compared with the same month last year, as the premium carmaker grew in all its main markets. In the first five months of 2018, sales grew by 13.6% compared to the year before, to...


Volvo US expands 'connected car' to roadside assist

5 June 2018

Volvo Car USA has introduced a new generation of roadside assistance technology it claims will "dramatically improve response time".


Volvo Cars to remove all single-use catering plastics

1 June 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars says it will remove single-use plastics from all its offices, canteens and events across the globe by the end of 2019. The decision reflects the company’s active support of the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, and underlines its ambition to minimise its global environmental footprint.


Volvo expands XC40 production at Ghent and Luqiao plants

25 May 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars said it had received almost 80,000 orders for the new XC40 small SUV and was expanding production in Europe and China to meet demand.


Volvo UK links with Amazon for test drive bookings

23 May 2018

Potential buyers in the UK can now book test drives through Amazon thanks to a collaboration between Prime Now, the online retailer's ultra-fast delivery service and Volvo Car UK.


Volvo UK claims WLTP testing first

21 May 2018

Volvo Cars says it has become the first car manufacturer in the UK to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).


No diesel for Volvo Cars S60

16 May 2018

The new Volvo S60 saloon – to be launched in 2019 and made in the US – will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine variant.


Geely hires banks for Volvo Cars IPO - report

11 May 2018

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has reportedly commissioned three investment banks to lead an IPO for its Volvo Cars unit.


Volvo Cars to add Google services to Sensus infotainment

8 May 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars said it would add voice controlled Google Assistant, Play Store, Maps and other services to its next generation of Sensus infotainment system which is based on the Android operating system.


Volvo Trucks and Cars to share real-time traffic hazard information

8 May 2018

Volvo Trucks is introducing a cloud-based service, Connected Safety, which allows Volvo trucks and Geely-owned Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Thanks to this 'pioneering collaboration', two independent vehicle manufacturers are allowing their cars and trucks to share real-time traffic hazard information.


Volvo Cars global sales rise in April

3 May 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars' boosted sales in April 12.2% year on year with growth in all main markets helped by new model launches.


Volvo boosts operating profit in first quarter 2018

30 April 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars boosted first quarter 2018 operating profit 3.6% year on year to MSEK3,616m.


Volvo aims for 50% of 2025 car sales to be electric

25 April 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025, the company has said.


Volvo launches Amazon delivery to the car in US

24 April 2018

A few days after saying "robust" customer feedback and demand for European in-car package delivery and US mobile fuel and wash services was encouraging further development of its connected car platform, Geely's Volvo Cars announced it had added Amazon package delivery for some US customers.


Automakers take to Alibaba smart speaker

24 April 2018

Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volvo car owners in China will have a new choice for controlling their cars from home as the three car brands tie up with Alibaba to connect its smart speaker, a media report said.


Mobile deliveries, wash and fuel, 'resonate well' with Volvo owners

23 April 2018

Geely's Volvo Car claims its range of connected car products "are resonating well with customers amidst strong growth".


Will Daimler supply engines to stakeholder Geely's Volvo?

19 April 2018

Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the carmaker, Manager Magazin said, according to Reuters, suggesting increased cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and Geely.


Volvo Cars global sales surge 14.1% in Q1 2018

6 April 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported a global year-on-year sales increase of 14.1% for the first quarter of 2018, as sales in all main markets increased compared with the same period last year


Uber suspends driverless testing after fatal accident

20 March 2018

Uber has suspended its driverless vehicle testing on public roads in the US after a pedestrian was struck and killed by one of its test cars.


GENEVA SHOW - Volvo Cars' Chinese Polestar plant on schedule

7 March 2018

Polestar, Volvo Cars’ new electric  performance brand, is on track to have its first plant up and running in Chengdu, China, by the middle of next year with initial plans to make 500 models annually.


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


Volvo Cars announces Polestar 1 launch markets

7 March 2018

Volvo Cars' Polestar 1, shown publicly at the Geneva show this week, following its global media reveal in Shanghai, China, in late 2017, will now initially be sold in 18 markets, up six from the 12 announced last month.

Volvo Cars news

Geely's Polestar uses CFRP for new model

19 June 2018

Geely's Polestar is making extensive use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) for its upcomi...


Volvo names ex-Toyota manufacturing chief for new US plant

19 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Car USA has named Jeff Moore vice president, manufacturing, Americas and plant mana...


Geely's Volvo aims for more recycled plastics in new cars

18 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was aiming for at least 25% of the plastics used in every newly la...


Volvo tech fund invests in LiDAR specialist Luminar

14 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has made its first strategic investment via its newly-founded fund with a stak...


Volvo launching Polestar Engineered spec for PHEVs

14 June 2018

Volvo Cars and electrified performance vehicle arm Polestar have launched a "new electrified...


COMMENT - OEMs explore bundled services and cars on subscription

12 June 2018

There is more than one way to skin a cat. As proverbs go I feel it's a slightly brutal one. Maybe...



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