Zhejiang Geely http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53673/more en Volvo Standing Up to Russian Economic Headwinds http://wardsauto.com/europe/volvo-standing-russian-economic-headwinds <div class="node-body article-body">First-quarter deliveries slumped 39.2% from year-ago, but the automaker predicts full-year sales will fall no more than 30%, revived by a broadened product lineup led by the all-new XC90 CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/volvo-standing-russian-economic-headwinds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/volvo-standing-russian-economic-headwinds#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors Volvo Car Globalization Internet Marketing Product Development Sales Results Trade Fri, 08 May 2015 09:58:00 +0000 1275621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Russia dealers will help move all-new XC90.</strong></p> Volvo Eyes More Than Sliver of India Luxury Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s objective of 20,000 annual sales in India by 2020 is the same number set by larger luxury rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes – but they hope to hit their targets by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi BMW Mercedes Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1257901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker challenged in India by limited product lineup.</strong></p> Volvo’s Decision to Build U.S. Plant a Head-Scratcher http://wardsauto.com/blog/volvo-s-decision-build-us-plant-head-scratcher <div class="node-body blog-body">Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company can’t become a true global automaker without an industrial presence in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/volvo-s-decision-build-us-plant-head-scratcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/volvo-s-decision-build-us-plant-head-scratcher#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Final Inspection Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1254881 at http://wardsauto.com ’16 Volvo XC90 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90 <div class="node-body gallery-body">There are many aspects of the ’16 XC90 to admire but none like the interior, which pays homage to Swedish culture with clean Scandinavian design bolstered by the notion of understated confidence and active lifestyles rooted in a love of the outdoors.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Aluminum Exterior Headlamps Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Seats Taillamps Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250531 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Fighting for Premium CUV Customers http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long overdue, the new XC90 arrives with a brilliant interior, two efficient powertrains, an intuitive human-machine interface and just enough exterior styling tweaks to draw the attention of luxury-minded shoppers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Gasoline Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Materials Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Supercharger Turbocharger Test Drives BMW X5 City Safety Lexus RX Mercedes M-Class metallic trim Orrefors crystal PHEV Scalable Platform Architecture Scandinavian design T6 T8 Thor's hammer Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines wood Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers start getting retailer demos of all-new Volvo XC90 T6 in May.</strong></p> Volvo Promises 7 Vehicles in 4 Years http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years <div class="node-body article-body">The plan includes redesigned versions of the S80, V70, XC60, S60 and V60, as well as new V40 and XC40 for the U.S. By the time Volvo’s product offensive is complete four years from now, no vehicle in the lineup will be more than four years old.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional U.S. Spain Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Bodil Eriksson Chinese European Vehicle Technology Graeme McInally S40 S80 S90 Scalable Platform Architecture V40 V70 V90 Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines XC40 XC60 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1228341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>XC90 springs from Volvo&rsquo;s new Scalable Platform Architecture.</strong></p> Volvo Aims to Regain Safety Reputation in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo marketing and sales chief Alain Visser says the automaker’s reputation as safety leader in U.S. has slipped amid increased competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Globalization Product Development Sales Results Social Media Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1199261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo sales chief to increase marketing spend.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hybrid-Vehicle Interest Picks Up Among Australians http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hybrid-vehicle-interest-picks-among-australians <div class="node-body article-body">The brand garnering the highest portion of hybrid consideration is Volvo, and the research company says Volvo Australia should bear this in mind when deciding whether or not to import the all-new XC90 Plug-In Hybrid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hybrid-vehicle-interest-picks-among-australians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hybrid-vehicle-interest-picks-among-australians#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Volvo Car Hybrid Vehicles Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:31:00 +0000 1195481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Poll suggests Volvo capitalize on Aussies&rsquo;</strong><strong> interest in hybrids.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Volvo 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-Cyl. http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The premium market is flooded with good 4-cyl. turbocharged engines, but Volvo’s new T5 2.0L in the S60 sets a high bar for all.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Automatic Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger 2.0L turbo BMW 3-Series Cadillac ATS downsizing Geely Automobile James Amend Jim Irwin T5 T6 turbo-4 Volvo Engine Architecture Volvo S60 XC90 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1187751 at http://wardsauto.com