Zhejiang Geely http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53673/more en Volvo Bolsters China Presence With JV Acquisitions http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions <div class="node-body article-body">The JVs include car-manufacturing facilities in Chengdu and Daqing, an engine-production facility in Zhangjiakou and an R&D center in Shanghai.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Sweden Volvo Car Zhejiang Geely Engine Finance Globalization Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1334281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Long-wheelbase S60L made in China for Chinese market.</strong></p> Road to MBS: Volvo XC90 Promises to Disrupt Premium CUV Segment http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-mbs-volvo-xc90-promises-disrupt-premium-cuv-segment <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo is back in a big way with a groundbreaking vehicle, and everyone in the segment should take note. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-mbs-volvo-xc90-promises-disrupt-premium-cuv-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-mbs-volvo-xc90-promises-disrupt-premium-cuv-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Supercharger Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:41:00 +0000 1324901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New XC90 offers strong design, great features.</strong></p> Susan Bamford Australia Gearing for Autonomous-Vehicle Trials http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/australia-gearing-autonomous-vehicle-trials <div class="node-body article-body">The vehicles will be tested on suburban roads in Adelaide, the state capital, at the same time the South Australian government hosts an international conference to discuss driverless-vehicle technology and regulation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/australia-gearing-autonomous-vehicle-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/australia-gearing-autonomous-vehicle-trials#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Volvo Car Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Future Products Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:22:00 +0000 1318781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo XC90 to demonstrate range of hands-free capabilities.</strong></p> Will CARB’s Eased ZEV Rules Grow Cleaner-Car Demand? http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Regulators are granting Volvo, Mitsubishi, Mazda, JLR and Subaru an added hybrid option and a later compliance date of Jan. 1, 2018, by which time each company will be expected to have an approved pure ZEV or hybrid transitional ZEV on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Tesla Volvo Car Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1302421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi launching Outlander PHEV in U.S. next year.</strong></p> Volvo Cites Logistics as Primary Reason for U.S. Plant Site http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo in the next few weeks will announce what vehicle it will produce at its new plant, which is to begin output in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 May 2015 17:49:00 +0000 1289711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo Americas chief Lex Kerssemakers says South Carolina ideal location.&nbsp;</strong></p> 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="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>