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ANALYSIS - Volvo XC60 B4 mild hybrid

17 February 2020

The XC60, coming up for three years old, is still Volvo's global best seller and one of the Premium D-SUV segment's top performers. The latest tweaks for this model include a range of petrol and diesel mild hybrid engines grouped under the new 'B' badge.


Interior design and technology – Volvo S90

18 December 2019

Although not a direct successor to the Volvo S80, the S90 replaces it as the flagship in the Swedish carmaker’s line-up. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this luxury sedan.


Volvo S60 saloon shifts to warp speed with Twin Engine powertrain

8 October 2019

Select Fusion Red Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine AWD R-Design Plus saloon at UK 'Recharge' event. Vaguely recall last drive of T8 XC90 several years ago (was it really as far back as August 2014 the wraps came off what was the first of a whole swathe of new Volvos free of Ford influence?) Point S60 at straight road. Floor accelerator. Wa-hey!!!!! Return to base and study spec sheet. 4.4 seconds 0-60mph acceleration. You are kidding me? No, they're not.


Volvo surges as Lynk and Geely sales nose-dive

19 September 2019

What's the best selling premium make C segment SUV in Europe? A BMW. And what's number two? Hint: it's neither a Mercedes nor an Audi. The Volvo XC40 is not only ahead of the GLA-Class and Q3, it's closing the gap to the market leading X1 too.

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 Cars calls for wider emerging market seat belt regulation

19 February 2020

As the third global ministerial conference on road safety, hosted by Sweden and the World Health Organisation (WHO), starts in Stockholm this week, Geely's Volvo Cars has called for regulators worldwide to address what it calls "a large inequality in road safety between developed and developing economies".


Volvo Car and Geely Auto consider full merger

10 February 2020

Volvo Car AB and Geely Automobile Holdings have announced they are considering combining their businesses to 'create a strong global group, which would accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies'.


just-auto Plus only Strong growth in hybrid model sales helps Volvo outperform the UK's new car market in January

10 February 2020

Volvo Car UK has sustained the sales momentum it enjoyed through 2019 to start the new decade strongly, with 4,107 new car registrations in January – a total boosted by growing customer preference for its recently expanded range of plug-in hybrid...


Volvo Cars 2019 operating profit in black ink but flat

6 February 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported operating profit up fractionally (0.8% year on year) to SEK14.3bn (US$1.5bn) operating profit for full year 2019.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reports sales of 45,752 cars in January

5 February 2020

Volvo Cars reported global sales of 45,752 cars in January, down 9.7 per cent compared with the same period last year. Volumes last month were impacted due to a new, updated tax system in Sweden and a lower sales performance in China. Despite the January...


Volvo reports strong orders for electric XC40

24 January 2020

Geely-owned Volvo Cars says it has now formally opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD, the company’s first fully electric car, in selected markets.


Volvo Cars and China Unicom collaborate on 5G development in China

15 January 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars and telecom provider China Unicom said they would collaborate on using 5G mobile network technology for communication between cars and infrastructure in China.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars posts 10% growth in Americas region for 2019

8 January 2020

Today, the Volvo Car Americas region reports 133,828 retail sales for 2019, an increase of 10 percent. The growth is a result of strong showings from US, Canada and Latin America. “Achieving double digit growth across the Americas region is...


just-auto Plus only SUV success drives Volvo Cars to sixth straight sales record and beyond 700,000 cars

8 January 2020

Volvo Cars has set a new, sixth consecutive global sales record in 2019, breaking the 700,000 cars sold mark for the first time in its 93-year history. The company recorded sales of 705,452 cars in 2019, an increase of 9.8 per cent compared to 2018, solidly...


Volvo launches mobile car valet service

6 January 2020

Volvo Car in the UK has introduced a new service allowing drivers to get their car cleaned via a mobile app.


Aptiv builds in Android OS to Polestar 2

23 December 2019

Aptiv is delivering the claimed world’s first vehicle infotainment solution powered by Android Automotive OS with Google apps and services built-in.


just-auto Plus only Aptiv powering Android Automotive OS with Google Automotive Services to give manufacturers better control of their in-cabin experience

10 December 2019

Consider for a moment - which would you rather lose - your phone or your wallet? The reality for many of us is that smartphones have become central to how we manage our lives, and most of us would be lost without them! They connect us and also allow us to...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car USA reports nearly 18% sales growth for November 2019

5 December 2019

Volvo Car USA reported its best November sales since 2004 with 9,635 (corrected) cars sold, an almost 18 percent year-over-year increase. Year-to-date Volvo Car USA continues to show strength in the luxury segment with 95,874 units sold, an increase of 7.2...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reports 11.6% global sales growth in November

5 December 2019

Volvo Cars maintained a strong sales momentum in November, with global volumes up 11.6 per cent, compared with the same period last year. The company sold a total of 62,550 cars during the month as it continued to grow faster than the industry in all three...


Volvo passes 2018 full year sales in November in several markets

4 December 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said it had "maintained strong sales momentum in November" with global volume up 11.6% year on year.


just-auto Plus only Avanci announces new patent license agreement with Volvo Cars

3 December 2019

Today, Avanci announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Volvo Cars, increasing the total number of auto brands licensed through the Avanci marketplace to 14. By signing an agreement with Avanci, Volvo Cars receives licenses to the 2G, 3G,...


Brose supplies autonomous Volvo self-closing doors

27 November 2019

Brose will supply side door drives for Geely-owned Volvo Cars' first vehicle ready for autonomous driving (AD).


Volvo starts Gothenburg logistics study

12 November 2019

Volvo is starting a project in which industry, academia and society will jointly develop and test systems in Gothenburg to reduce the number of goods transports to the inner-city area by 40%.


UK Volvo PIH buyers to receive 1 year free electricity

11 November 2019

British buyers of any new Volvo plug-in hybrid model will receive a year's free electricity to charge their car.


Volvo to use blockchain traceability for cobalt

6 November 2019

Volvo Cars says it will become the first carmaker to implement global traceability of cobalt used in its batteries by applying blockchain technology.


Volvo Cars reports 13.9% global sales growth in October

5 November 2019

Geely-owned Volvo Cars posted strong sales in October, with volumes up 13.9% compared with the same month last year.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car USA celebrates best October performance in 15 years

5 November 2019

Volvo Car USA LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,807 vehicles for the month of October, an increase of 20.2 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date VCUSA has sold 86,239 vehicles, an increase of 6.1 percent from the previous...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reports third quarter 2019 results

28 October 2019

Volvo Cars continued to grow faster than the industry in Europe, China and the US. The growth in unit sales, revenue and profit was driven by a strong demand for our SUV range as well as cost efficiency. Our focus on sustainable production, and the ambition...


Volvo boosts Q3 operating profit 90%

24 October 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has boosted third quarter 2019 operating profit 90% to SEK3,492m.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars launches fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge as part of new electrified car line

17 October 2019

Future Volvo customers will need to answer one fundamental question: do you want a new Volvo with a cord or without one? Today Volvo Cars introduces the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand...


just-auto Plus only Audioburst showcased in Volvo's electric car at Reveal Event

17 October 2019

Audioburst's new driver-focused app was shown at today's launch of the fully electric Volvo XC40. The Volvo XC40 features a new infotainment system powered by Android. In Summer 2019 Audioburst released "Audioburst Auto" to bring the...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars to radically reduce carbon emissions as part of new ambitious climate plan

17 October 2019

Volvo Cars today launches one of the most ambitious plans in the automotive industry, aiming to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. This is the first, tangible step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition of...


Volvo rethinks ICE for new EV

9 October 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was fundamentally rethinking infotainment for its forthcoming fully electric XC40.


just-auto Plus only Infosys selected as one of the main suppliers to deliver digital transformation services to Volvo Cars

8 October 2019

As part of this engagement, Infosys will offer next generation application services leveraging its Global Delivery Model (GDM), agile delivery, automation and other service optimization levers to deliver effective service operations. Based on the Scale Agile...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their combustion engine operations

8 October 2019

The proposed new business would clear the way for Volvo Cars to focus on the development of its all-electric range of premium cars. Volvo Cars is building an entirely electrified product range, as part of the company’s ambition to put sustainability at...

Volvo Cars news

Volvo Cars calls for wider emerging market seat belt regulation

19 February 2020

As the third global ministerial conference on road safety, hosted by Sweden and the World Health...


ANALYSIS - Volvo XC60 B4 mild hybrid

17 February 2020

The XC60, coming up for three years old, is still Volvo's global best seller and one of the Premi...


Volvo Car and Geely Auto consider full merger

10 February 2020

Volvo Car AB and Geely Automobile Holdings have announced they are considering combining their bu...


just-auto Plus only Strong growth in hybrid model sales helps Volvo outperform the UK's new car market in January

10 February 2020

Volvo Car UK has sustained the sales momentum it enjoyed through 2019 to start the new decade str...


Volvo Cars 2019 operating profit in black ink but flat

6 February 2020

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported operating profit up fractionally (0.8% year on year) to SEK14...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reports sales of 45,752 cars in January

5 February 2020

Volvo Cars reported global sales of 45,752 cars in January, down 9.7 per cent compared with the s...



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