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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.


Interior design and technology – Volvo S60

12 August 2019

Volvo recently launched the third-generation S60, marking its first model offered without a diesel engine. It is also the first Volvo car made in the US, where diesel remains a less popular fuel option. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this sleek mid-size petrol-powered sedan.


Volvo updates XC40 powertrains, 1.5 auto is a cracker

6 August 2019

Volvo's XC40 took the Geely owned automaker into a new smaller SUV segment when it arrived in UK showrooms in February 2018 and has recently gained new powertrain options and features, and more generous specification levels.


Will future models propel Volvo to a million cars a year?

12 July 2019

Volvo is selling ever more cars and SUVs, even in China. Global deliveries for the first half of 2019 saw the brand delivering a record 340,826 vehicle, a year-on-year gain of 7.3 per cent. With many new models due in the early 2020s, a once ambitious sounding goal of one million vehicles a year is beginning to look attainable.

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 adds PHEV to XC40 range

11 September 2019

Volvo is claiming to be the first car manufacturer to offer plug-in hybrid versions of its entire model range with the launch of the new XC40 T5 Twin Engine powertrain.


Volvo sales up over 10% in August

5 September 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said August global sales volume rose 10.2% year on year to 47,796 cars as the US, China and Europe saw growth.


Volvo adds mild hybrid to UK XC90 range

2 September 2019

Volvo Cars UK has upgraded its flagship seven-seat XC90 SUV with styling tweaks, extra equipment, a longer EV range for the petrol-electric plug-in versions and the market launch of a new diesel, 48V mild hybrid powertrain.


just-auto Plus only Volvo UK presents extended range of S60

22 August 2019

Volvo has extended its S60 range – the third generation of the firm's premium mid-size saloon – to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an all­-wheel-­drive petrol­-electric hybrid and a trim level...


just-auto Plus only New 2019 Volvo S90 and XC90 earn IIHS top safety pick rating

22 August 2019

Two 2019 models from Volvo are the latest to earn Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The S90, a large luxury car, earns the award when equipped with specific headlights. The XC90, a midsize luxury SUV, earns the award for...


Volvo Cars growth continues in July

2 August 2019

Volvo Cars' global sales continued to grow at a steady pace in July, up 7.1% year on year.


Volvo adds 'big data' to every new car it sells in the UK

31 July 2019

Volvo Car UK is boosting its in-car connectivity offering by fitting a data SIM card as standard to all its new models.


Volvos now come and go from China, by train

30 July 2019

Chinese made Volvo XC60 SUVs are joining S90 sedans in European showrooms while European built models head for China on the return journey.


AI-led start-up UVeye raises $31m

23 July 2019

Israeli company UVeye, which provides solutions for the automatic external inspection of vehicles, has raised an additional US$31m in funding, led by Toyota Tsusho, Volvo Cars and W. R. Berkley Corporation, bringing total funds raised since 2017 to US$35m.


Volvo Cars invests in auto medical help and vehicle inspection

22 July 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has invested in what it described as "two promising Israeli technology start-ups" through its venture capital investment arm.


Volvo Cars books record first half revenue

18 July 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported record revenue for the first six months of 2019 of SEK130.1bn, up from SEK122.9bn a year ago.


just-auto Plus only Geely Auto China sales up 1% in June 2019

9 July 2019

Geely Automobile Holdings (Group) announced that total sales volume of the Group (including the sales volume of Lynk & Co - branded vehicles sold by the Group’s 50%-owned joint venture) reached 651,680 units in the first six months of the year. In...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars names new chief financial officer

8 July 2019

Volvo Cars has appointed Carla De Geyseleer as its new chief financial officer (CFO), succeeding Hans Oscarsson who will leave the company as of 1 August for a new assignment within the Geely Group. Ms De Geyseleer (51) is a Belgian national and joins Volvo...


just-auto Plus only Volvo upgrades XC40 with new powertrain and equipment

5 July 2019

The Volvo XC40 has already proved a great success, the soaring popularity of the brand's first compact premium SUV helping deliver unprecedented sales growth since it arrived in showrooms in February 2018. Now the appeal of the multi-award-winning XC40 is...


Volvo Cars selects Capgemini on 'digital transformation'

4 July 2019

Capgemini has announced a three-year Master Services Agreement with Geely-owned Volvo Cars to 'digitally transform its operating model and modernise its IT landscape.'


Geely's Volvo Cars claims record H1 sales

3 July 2019

Geely owned Volvo Cars said first half 2019 sales of 340,826 cars was both a record for the period and up 7.3% year on year.


just-auto Plus only Volvo UK introduces new Test Drive+ programme

1 July 2019

Volvo Car UK is redefining the new car test drive as an authentically premium service with the introduction of its new Test Drive+ programme across its retailer network. Test Drive+ is tailored to meet customers' needs and preferences throughout the...


Volvo Cars releases armoured cars for people needing heightened protection

26 June 2019

Geely-owned Volvo Cars says it is launching armoured cars for 'people needing heightened protection'.


Rebounding from crash, Volvo and Uber show production autonomous car

12 June 2019

An unfortunate crash last year that killed a jay-walking pedestrian was a setback to Uber's autonomous driving programme with Volvo Cars but the ride hailer and automaker have now presented a "production vehicle ready for self-driving".


just-auto Plus only Daimler and partners to start Europe-wide cooperation project

4 June 2019

Working together for more safety in road traffic: In cooperation with HERE Technologies, Tom Tom and the transport authorities in six European countries, Daimler, BMW, Ford and Volvo are testing how information about acutely hazardous situations can be passed...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group and partners join European pilot project to improve road safety

4 June 2019

At the ITS Congress in Eindhoven, the BMW Group, together with partners from politics and the automotive industry, as well as service providers, launched the first pilot of a neutral server platform for the exchange of safety-relevant traffic data. The aim is...


Volvo and bike helmet maker combine for crash tests

3 June 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was teaming up with Swedish sports and safety brand POC for a series of claimed world first crash tests of bike helmets against cars as part of a ground-breaking new research project that aims to further protect cyclists.


Volvo Cars joins pan-European safety data sharing pilot project

3 June 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was joining forces with other car makers, service providers and national governments in a ground-breaking, pan-European pilot project to share traffic safety data generated by cars and infrastructure.


Volvo Cars develops mixed-reality application for NPD

30 May 2019

Geely-owned Volvo Cars and Varjo, a Finnish maker of high-end augmented-reality headsets, have created a mixed-reality approach to evaluating prototypes, designs and active safety technologies.


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 Cars news

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:...


Volvo adds PHEV to XC40 range

11 September 2019

Volvo is claiming to be the first car manufacturer to offer plug-in hybrid versions of its entire...


Volvo sales up over 10% in August

5 September 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars said August global sales volume rose 10.2% year on year to 47,796 cars as the...


Volvo adds mild hybrid to UK XC90 range

2 September 2019

Volvo Cars UK has upgraded its flagship seven-seat XC90 SUV with styling tweaks, extra equipment,...


just-auto Plus only Volvo UK presents extended range of S60

22 August 2019

Volvo has extended its S60 range – the third generation of the firm's premium mid-size...


just-auto Plus only New 2019 Volvo S90 and XC90 earn IIHS top safety pick rating

22 August 2019

Two 2019 models from Volvo are the latest to earn Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Insti...



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