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Another good Volvo arrives at platform SPA

18 July 2018

There was a noticeable air of excitement amongst Volvo Car UK people at the redesigned V60's press launch in Yorkshire this week. This was not at all surprising: as the company's head of PR, Mike Gale (a recent recruit from one time Volvo powertrain partner Renault) noted, the brand has a "long history of wagons".


Volvo Cars - the future models

10 July 2018

Geely Automotive Holdings continues to be one of the world's most rapidly expanding car makers. After just-auto's recent features looking at the future models of Geely, Geely Emgrand, Terrafugia, Zhi Dou, LEVC, Lynk & Co and Polestar, now comes a gaze into the crystal ball at what awaits Volvo Cars.


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?

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


US made Volvo cars now coming off line

19 September 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has started actual production of the S60 mid-size luxury sedan at its first US factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina.


By wire system can eliminate some vehicle testing robots

17 September 2018

Test system supplier, AB Dynamics has supplied drive by wire technology to Geely's Volvo Cars for vehicle testing. The so called Flex-0 system enables vehicles to be driven directly through the CAN bus without the need for a driver or robot.


Volvo gets 'go' for Swedish autonomous tests

17 September 2018

Volvo will begin testing self-driving vehicles in the Gothenburg area of Sweden, according to local media reports.


Volvo Cars IPO plan postponed

10 September 2018

Plans for a public listing of Volvo Cars by owner Geely have been postponed amid automotive sector uncertainties and depressed share prices for automotive stocks.


Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson extends contract to 2022

10 September 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has extended the contract of chief executive and president Hakan Samuelsson by another two years to 2022. It says the extension provides the company with 'management continuity as it continues to transform itself into a global and diversified mobility service provider'.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reveals 360c concept, its vision for the future of travel

6 September 2018

Where would you live if you could commute each working day in an autonomous driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office space? What if the service was provided via an on-demand subscription basis? Or what if it was provided by one employer...


just-auto Plus only Volvo 360c concept calls for global safety standard for autonomous car communication

6 September 2018

With its new 360c autonomous concept, Volvo Cars tackles one of the main challenges around the introduction of autonomous technology and calls for a new, global standard in how autonomous vehicles can safely communicate with all other road...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales up 14.5% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Volvo Cars remains firmly on course for yet another year of record sales, as global sales grew by 14.5% in August compared with the same period last year. The company sold a total of 43,361 cars during the month, driven by growth in all the key regions of the...


Volvo launches three pot XC40

21 August 2018

Volvo's new T3 three-cylinder petrol engine is starting to make an appearance as the automaker expands its XC40 compact SUV line.


Polestar software delivers more rear-wheel torque to Volvos

15 August 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has introduced a new Polestar-developed software upgrade that it says increases torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo cars equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD), for 'more dynamic driving'.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK names new sales director

9 August 2018

Volvo Car UK has promoted Matt Galvin to the position of sales director, with responsibility for all Volvo's new and used car sales. Matt takes on the new role from his previous position as head of Retail Sales, and also becomes a member of the...


just-auto Plus only Volvo UK adds T5 powertrain to S90, V90 and XC90 models

7 August 2018

Volvo is introducing the performance and efficiency benefits of its T5 turbocharged petrol engine across its large-car range in the UK, adding the T5 powertrain to the S90 saloon, V90 estate, V90 Cross Country and XC90 SUV. Tuned to deliver 250hp and an...


Volvo Cars global sales up 15% in July 2018

3 August 2018

Volvo Cars global sales were up 15% in July, compared with the same month last year.


just-auto Plus only Volvo XC40 and Ford Focus earn Euro NCAP five star rating

20 July 2018

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of two new cars. Both Volvo’s new small off-roader, the XC40, and the latest version of Ford’s small family car, the Focus, achieve a maximum five-star rating. The XC40 scored 97% for adult occupant protection,...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group Q2 2018 sales up 18% to SEK103.6bn

20 July 2018

Truck, bus and construction equipment maker Volvo Group said it had increased both sales and profitability during the second quarter of 2018. “Demand in our main markets was solid in the second quarter of 2018, and both our vehicle and service...


Volvo Cars reports record operating profit in Q2

19 July 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported its highest ever quarterly operating profit of SEK 4.2 billion (USD470m) for the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 28.6 per cent compared with the same period last year, driven by a strong increase in global retail sales.


Volvo shifts production of XC60 to avoid US tariffs

19 July 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is planning to shift US-bound production of its XC60 to avoid US import tariffs on care made in China.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 five star rating

19 July 2018

The latest independent safety assessments from vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, have demonstrated the ongoing commitment from vehicle brands to maintain 5-star standards against increasing criteria. The Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both achieved a 5-star...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars names new Polestar US head

10 July 2018

Polestar announced the appointment of Gregor Hembrough to lead Polestar Automotive USA, its newly-established US subsidiary focused on developing the new electric performance brand in one of its most important core markets. Gregor joins Polestar with a...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales surge 14.4% in H1 2018

5 July 2018

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has reported record sales for the first half of 2018 of 317,639 cars, an increase of 14.4% compared to the same period last year. The robust first half performance places the company firmly on course to report another year...


Volvo Cars to launch mobility brand 'M'

4 July 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is launching a new mobility brand - 'M' - which it says will expand the company’s global mobility operations by providing dependable, on-demand access to cars and services through an intuitive app.


Lynk & Co launches 02; to produce 01 in Europe

2 July 2018

Geely Auto Group’s luxury brand off-shoot Lynk & Co will begin sales of its second SUV model in China this week, the 02.


Volvo limits US S60 Polestar supply

28 June 2018

As Volvo Car USA starts S60 production for the US at a new factory in South Carolina, the automaker announced the new S60 T8 Polestar Engineered variant of the sedan will be limited to only 20 for that market.


Volvo opens new US factory

20 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars on Wednesday (20 June) inauguratedits first US manufacturing plant, in Charleston, South Carolina.


Volvo reveals redesigned S60 at US factory inauguration

20 June 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars launched its S60 mid-size premium sports saloon as it inaugurated its first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. It's also the first Volvo model line in years not to offer diesel engines.


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.

Volvo Cars news

US made Volvo cars now coming off line

19 September 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has started actual production of the S60 mid-size luxury sedan at its firs...


By wire system can eliminate some vehicle testing robots

17 September 2018

Test system supplier, AB Dynamics has supplied drive by wire technology to Geely's Volvo Cars...


Volvo gets 'go' for Swedish autonomous tests

17 September 2018

Volvo will begin testing self-driving vehicles in the Gothenburg area of Sweden, according to loc...


Volvo Cars IPO plan postponed

10 September 2018

Plans for a public listing of Volvo Cars by owner Geely have been postponed amid automotive secto...


Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson extends contract to 2022

10 September 2018

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has extended the contract of chief executive and president Hakan Samuelsso...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars reveals 360c concept, its vision for the future of travel

6 September 2018

Where would you live if you could commute each working day in an autonomous driving, fully functi...



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