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Volvo’s safety trademark spelt out on the S60

21 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and safety technology trends, we take a closer look at Volvo’s premium mid-size S60.  While the S60 is a solid, safe and sensible choice, it comes bristling with an appealing spec.


Volvo's hand-me-down little sister - the XC60

17 July 2017

In many ways, the fully redesigned Volvo XC60 SUV/crossover is a bit like a little sister inheriting a hand-me-down dress from big sister - the older sibling gets all the praise at the time of the first-time reveal; but the younger, in the elder's shadow, still looks just as nice. In this case, big sister is the XC90, launched to considerable acclaim - was it really two and a half years ago already? And now comes little sis XC60 in much the same dress but cut to a smaller size with a few stylish tweaks just for the newer generation.


ANALYSIS - Volvo V90 Cross Country

10 July 2017

Will people in the US take to the V90 CC? That's the key question for a model which replaces the XC70, a car that Audi went after with the A6 allroad, and now Mercedes-Benz wants in on the action too.


Last night a PR saved Volvo's life

6 July 2017

Ever since Euro NCAP came into being, thus forcing all of its competitors to have five-star rated cars in an impact as a price of entry to the vehicle market, Volvo has been scratching around for a new USP.

Latest interviews


Volvo Cars' 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.


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, Tech Leader - 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.


Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson

2 July 2015

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.

Latest news


Volvo Cars to add 2nd line at US plant - report

20 September 2017

Volvo Cars is reportedly planning to ramp up investment in its US production facility to add a second production line, reports say.


just-auto Plus only AB Volvo appoints new EVP Group Communications

19 September 2017

Kina Wileke has been appointed executive vice president Group Communications and Sustainability Affairs and will assume this position as of 1 January 2018. Kina Wileke was born in 1974 and is currently senior vice president Brand Communication and Marketing...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


Volvo Car UK establishes wholesale used car unit

15 September 2017

Volvo Car UK has reorganised its wholesale used car operations as part of its strategy to extend its used car business.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales surge 15.5% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is heading for another record year in retail sales, after posting double-digit global sales growth of 15.5% in August compared with the same period last year. Total sales for the January to August period amounted to...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group establishes new Connected Solutions un

30 August 2017

Volvo Group Connected Solutions is the newly established unit that will lead the development of the Volvo Group’s connected services and solutions. New ways of working will unleash innovation power and shorten time to market. The Volvo Group currently...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars US/EMEA announce leadership changes

30 August 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is strengthening its executive management team with the appointment of new senior vice presidents for the Americas region and for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Effective 15 September Lex Kerssemakers will be...


just-auto Plus only Volvo unveils 2018 V60 Polestar

29 August 2017

Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has unveiled the Model Year 2018 Volvo V60 Polestar, complete with additional aerodynamic components made from lightweight carbon fibre material that increase downforce by 30% for improved performance and...


Volvo Cars clears clutter in new XC40

24 August 2017

Volvo says its XC40 small city SUV, to be launched in the coming weeks will offer premium space, storage and functionality.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Car UK appoints marketing strategy director

21 August 2017

Volvo Car UK has appointed Mike Johnstone as marketing strategy director with immediate effect. The new role will see Mike take responsibility for developing and implementing an integrated marketing strategy to help support Volvo's ambitious growth...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


Volvo, Geely, agree technology and new brand

4 August 2017

Volvo Cars and the premium automaker's parent, Geely Holding have completed the formation of two new entities which they said would share existing and future technology and provide the economies of scale to more rapidly develop next generation electrified vehicle technology.


just-auto Plus only Volvo cars global sales up 6.2% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, remains firmly on course for another record year in retail sales, after posting a 7.9% increase for the first seven months of 2017 compared with the same period last year. Total sales for the January to July period...


Volvo Cars and Chinese parent Geely plan new JV

20 July 2017

Volvo Cars announced it would set up new joint venture technology company with its Chinese car group parent Geely Holding.


Geely's Volvo Cars first half profit up a fifth

20 July 2017

Geely Holdings' premium Volvo Cars unit booked a healthy rise in operating profit in the first half of 2017 despite ongoing heavy expenditure on new models such as the XC60 SUV.


just-auto Plus only Volvo XC60 T8 enhanced with Polestar optimisation

11 July 2017

Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has introduced the latest-generation powertrain optimisation for the new Volvo XC60. With the Polestar enhancement, the new Volvo XC60 T8 delivers 421 hp, matching the optimised XC90 T8 as the most powerful Volvo...


Volvo Cars boosts half year sales

6 July 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars, which has just announced an updated electrification plan, expects "another record year in retail sales" after posting an 8.2% increase for the first six months of the year. Total sales tally for the first half of 2017 was 277,641 cars, versus 256,563 a year earlier.


Volvo Cars updates electrification plans

5 July 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars said every new model it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor though many of these are likely to be no more than 48V 'mild hybrids' with a 48V starter/alternator and braking regeneration.


Geely's Volvo updates electrification plans

5 July 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has said every model it launches from 2019 "will have an electric motor" though many of these are likely to be just mild hybrids with braking energy regeneration and a 48 volt starter/alternator.


Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA on AD

27 June 2017

Volvo Cars and Autoliv have announced that they will work with NVIDIA, the AI and visual computing company, to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars.


Autonomous Volvo prototypes befuddled by kangaroos

26 June 2017

Volvo Cars is finding that kangaroos in mid-jump befuddle the XC90 autonomous drive prototypes it is testing in Australia.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars announces top management changes

22 June 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, announces the following appointments. Robin Page as senior vice president Design. Mr Page, head of interior design for the past four years, will take over Volvo's design operations as Thomas Ingenlath has been named...


Volvo Cars electrifies Polestar

21 June 2017

Geely owned Volvo Cars announced Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new, separately branded, electrified global high-performance car company.


Volvo Cars sales grew 12.2% in May 2017

6 June 2017

Volvo Cars has reported double-digit global retail sales growth of 12.2% for May, compared with the same month last year, on the back of solid performance in all its three main sales regions.


Chinese Volvo S90s exported to Europe by rail

30 May 2017

Volvo Cars says it has become the first car maker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new ‘One Belt, One Road’ trade initiative.


Volvo Cars to begin vehicle assembly in India

18 May 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars is to start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017, in conjunction with Volvo Group, the truck, bus and construction equipment manufacturer which already builds vehicles in the country.


CEO says Volvo Cars to stop developing new diesels

17 May 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars will not develop any new diesel engines as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too expensive, according to chief executive Hakan Samuelsson.


Volvo Cars partners with Google for Android

15 May 2017

Geely's Volvo Cars has announced a "close partnership" with Google to develop the next generation of Android based infotainment and connectivity which will launch on new models within two years.


Geely Holding to buy 30% stake in Saxo Bank

9 May 2017

The parent company of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely, which owns Sweden's Volvo Cars, plans to acquire a stake of up to 30% in privately-owned Danish investment banking group Saxo Bank.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars April 2017 global sales up 10.5%

4 May 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, saw a good start to the second quarter of the year, reporting global retail sales growth of 10.5% in April. Volvo Cars’ three main sales regions all contributed to the double-digit growth.   Total sales for the...

Volvo Cars news

Volvo Cars to add 2nd line at US plant - report

20 September 2017

Volvo Cars is reportedly planning to ramp up investment in its US production facility to add a se...


just-auto Plus only AB Volvo appoints new EVP Group Communications

19 September 2017

Kina Wileke has been appointed executive vice president Group Communications and Sustainability A...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is anal...


Volvo Car UK establishes wholesale used car unit

15 September 2017

Volvo Car UK has reorganised its wholesale used car operations as part of its strategy to extend...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Cars global sales surge 15.5% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is heading for another record year in retail sales, after post...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group establishes new Connected Solutions un

30 August 2017

Volvo Group Connected Solutions is the newly established unit that will lead the development of t...



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