Zhejiang Geely http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53673/more en U.K. Light-Vehicle Market Maintains Momentum in March http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-light-vehicle-market-maintains-momentum-march <div class="node-body article-body">March typically is the region’s biggest sales month of the year, and the latest numbers pushed first-quarter results up 13.7% to 688,122 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-light-vehicle-market-maintains-momentum-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-light-vehicle-market-maintains-momentum-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Kia Opel/Vauxhall Renault Suzuki Volvo Car Sales Results Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Darren Payne Jon Wakefield Mark Ovenden Mike Hawes Paul Philpott Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 989381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Transit holds customary top CV sales spot.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner adds thermostats to emissions-control arsenal; Daimler quits JV with maker of battery cells for Smart; Dirac technology will customize Harman Kardon audio system in Volvo V70. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Italy Sweden BorgWarner Citroen Daimler Mazda Smart TRW Volvo Car Airbags Globalization Instrument Panel Li-ion Purchashing Sound Systems Aunde Deutsche ACCUmotive Dirac Evonik James Verrier Jim O'Sullivan Li-Tec Mitsubishi Electric Wahler Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 988631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roof airbag frees up cabin space for storage, IP expansion or openness.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Freescale microcontrollers run park-assist, seat controls and other auto apps; JCI developing fuel-saving battery-cooling technology; Axalta supplying eco-friendly basecoat to Indian automakers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America India U.S. Germany Russia Audi JCI Volvo Car Electronic Control Units (ECU) Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Navigation Systems Axalta cdcom Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Freescale Semiconductor INRIX Owens Corning Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 982441 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Drive-E Strategy Drives Forward http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-drive-e-strategy-drives-forward <div class="node-body article-body">The Swedish automaker wanted to develop its own engines but had to wait until the 2010 sale to Geely was complete. Today, the Drive-E launch of two new gasoline engines for the U.S. is under way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-drive-e-strategy-drives-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-drive-e-strategy-drives-forward#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Sweden Ford Geely Volvo Car Diesel Engine Gasoline Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Vehicle Assembly Alan Mulally Binyi Bai Derek Crabb Drive-E Ford Gothenburg Shanghai V60 T5 Volvo Engine Architecture XC60 T6 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:10:00 +0000 967931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo XC60 with 2.0L T5 4-cyl. goes through paces at Chinese test track.</strong></p> Volvo China Test Drive http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-china-test-drive <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some 150 Chinese journalists experienced Volvo Car's newest Drive-E engines during a special presentation and test drive staged this month in Shanghai. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-china-test-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-china-test-drive#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Sweden Volvo Car Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:09:00 +0000 968031 at http://wardsauto.com Buick Beats Volvo in Used-Car Safety Ranking http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/buick-beats-volvo-used-car-safety-ranking <div class="node-body article-body">Search-engine firm iSeeCars.com analyzed 30 million car listings to determine which brands had the highest percentage of 5-star safety rated vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/buick-beats-volvo-used-car-safety-ranking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/buick-beats-volvo-used-car-safety-ranking#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Buick Volvo Car Remarketing Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:31:00 +0000 968931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Surprising results, Ly says.</strong></p> Geely’s Volvo Investment Long-Term Play, Top Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/geely-s-volvo-investment-long-term-play-top-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Geely’s top executive in Sweden counters some Western notions of the automaker as a stereotypical Chinese investor seeking intellectual property for use back in Asia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/geely-s-volvo-investment-long-term-play-top-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/geely-s-volvo-investment-long-term-play-top-exec-says#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Europe - Regional Volvo Car 2014 Geneva Auto Show Restructuring BP Global Estate Concept Ford Geely Gotenburg Li Shufu Tarslanda Volvo Xiaolin Yuan Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:38:00 +0000 967891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Geely Chairman Li takes long view on Volvo investment.</strong></p> Experts See Autonomous-Car Revolution as Evolution http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experts-see-autonomous-car-revolution-evolution <div class="node-body article-body">Whereas the pioneering driver-assistance technologies such as lane-keeping mainly offer safety benefits, systems now under development also feature more comfort for drivers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experts-see-autonomous-car-revolution-evolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experts-see-autonomous-car-revolution-evolution#comments Public World Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany World Audi BMW Cadillac Continental Volvo Car Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety 2014 Consumer Electronics Show Anders Eugensson Bakhtiar Litkouhi Bryant Walker Smith Google car we.CONECT Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 965601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-parking cars OK in garages but not yet on streets.</strong></p> Volvo Concept Estate Signals XC90 Direction http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-concept-estate-signals-xc90-direction <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo Concept Estate highlights the automaker’s current interior design direction with a large touchscreen replacing traditional controls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-concept-estate-signals-xc90-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-concept-estate-signals-xc90-direction#comments Public Auto Makers 2014 Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volvo Car 2014 Geneva Auto Show Exterior Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:10:00 +0000 962521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo Concept Estate inspired by classic 1800 ES from late 1970s.</strong></p> WardsAuto Highlights 4-Cyl. Engine Trend at Volvo Shanghai Event http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-highlights-4-cyl-engine-trend-volvo-shanghai-event <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Ward’s 10 Best Engines program went on the road this week to a Volvo powertrain launch program in Shanghai. The Swedish automaker, owned by China’s Geely Automobile since 2010, is presenting to 200 Chinese journalists two new 2.0L Drive-E 4-cyl. engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-highlights-4-cyl-engine-trend-volvo-shanghai-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-highlights-4-cyl-engine-trend-volvo-shanghai-event#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Sweden Volvo Car Gasoline Product Development Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:33:00 +0000 961521 at http://wardsauto.com