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Estate sales in decline? Nobody told the Volvo V90

5 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Sometimes, if you continue to evolve a product you've long been famous for, ignore those claiming that people have moved on to different things, you can not only stay successful but become even more so. Worldwide demand for the Volvo V90 is up so far this year - proof that big wagons are far from dead.

Volvo Cars - the future models

10 Jul 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.

Volvo Cars' Polestar - the future models

6 Jul 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The next make in a series which is looking at the current and future models of Geely Automobile Holdings is Polestar. This follows previous features on Geely and Geely Emgrand as well as Lynk & Co. Volvo Car Group refers to Polestar as its "new electric performance brand".

ANALYSIS - XC60 D5 and future Volvos

10 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.

ANALYSIS - Volvo V90 Cross Country

10 Jul 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.

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Volvo Cars and Baidu team up on e-SAVs

1 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is the latest OEM to announce an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop shared autonomous vehicles. Volvo says it will work with Baidu on electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for the Chinese market.

Autoliv Q3 2018 sales up 4.1% to US$2.03bn

30 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Autoliv has reported third-quarter consolidated sales growth of 4.1% to US$2.03bn, while quarterly organic sales grew by 6.4%.

Volvo boosts Q3 sales and revenue but operating profit halves

26 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars boosted retail sales 14% and revenue 18% year on year in the third quarter but product launch costs, higher tariffs in China and the US and what was described as "licence sales effects" halved operating profit.

Haldex boosts Q3 and YTD sales and profits

25 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Heavy commercial vehicle brake adjusters and disc brakes specialist Haldex said it increased net sales in all regions in the third quarter.

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

24 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via its recently established Tech Fund.

Veoneer appoints Nishant Batra as EVP and CTO

24 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Veoneer has appointed Nishant Batra to the new position as EVP as well as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and is changing its management and reporting structure within the Electronics Segment.

Polestar plans first outlet for Oslo

11 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The first Polestar Space will open in the middle of 2019 in Oslo, Norway, one of the most developed electric vehicle markets.

Veoneer develops autonomous driving supercomputer

10 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Veoneer, which has an advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) JV with Volvo Cars called Zenuity, has developed the Zeus supercomputer - designed to meet the requirements for level 4 AD with Zenuity's AD software stack, based on the Nvidia Drive AGX Xavier running proprietary OS.

Volvo Selects Nvidia Drive for production cars

10 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars and Nvidia today announced that the Swedish automaker had selected the supplier's Drive AGX Xavier computer for its next generation of vehicles, with production starting early 2020s.

Polestar 1 prototype cars production begins in Gothenburg

5 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Momentum in the development of the Polestar 1 has increased with the production of the first series of road-going verification prototype (VP) cars in Sweden. Produced for a number of purposes including crash tests, weather testing and on-road assessment, the VP cars form the very first fleet of Polestar 1 cars on the road.

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