Helped by an ability to sell its flagship XC90 cross/utility vehicle without incentives and lower development costs for its all-new entry-level vehicles, Volvo Car is improving its margins, says Chairman Hans-Olov Olsson. By sharing components and development costs with Mazda Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. for the ’04-1/2 S40/V50 models that recently went on sale in Europe, Volvo was able to achieve savings of 20%-25%. The Volvo chief says that scale of economy on product cost could save ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: or phone: (248) 799-2622

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.