All Volvo Cars articles

  • Daimler VR

    Simulate to fabricate: vehicle plants keep VR and AR in their sights


    Carmakers are exploring how virtual reality and augmented reality can be used to improve manufacturing and inspection operations 

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    Volvo adds battery assembly line at Ghent


    The new battery line at the Belgium plant will support production of the XC40 Recharge P8, Volvo’s first fully electric car, with production scheduled to begin later this year

  • Volvo Trucks South Africa 2

    AMS on Africa: Part 6 – Volvo Trucks of the trade


    Volvo Trucks is a big player in the South African commercial vehicle market and, as demand grows, the team at its Amanzimtoti plant are expecting a busy schedule

  • Volvo Cars Torslanda

    Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop


    Volvo Cars Torslanda Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one ...

  • Car manufacturing underway at Luqiao manufacturing plant in China
  • Volvo Cars Torslanda Plant, 2004
  • Jeff Moore

    Volvo reveals Charleston plant manager


    Jeff Moore US - Jeff Moore has been named vice president, manufacturing, Americas and plant manager for the Volvo Car Charleston plant - the OEM's first car manufacturing facility in the country. He has 33 years of experience in automotive manufacturing operations, having recently served as senior vice president ...

  • Pre-production of the new Volvo XC40 in the manufacturing plant in Ghent

    Volvo Cars increases XC40 capacity


    Sweden - Around 80,000 orders have been made for the XC40 since it was launched in late 2017. As a result, the OEM has announced it will expand production of the model, which is the first to be based on its compact modular architecture (CMA), at its Ghent manufacturing plant ...

  • XC40, Volvo Ghent

    Volvo Ghent starts XC40 production


    Belgium – The company’s first small premium SUV is based on the Compact Modular Architecture which will underpin all new cars in the 40 series. Volvo has already taken more than 13,000 orders and deliveries will begin early next year. “Our people have put in long days and many hours ...

  • Polestar Chengdu

    Volvo plans Polestar plant in Chengdu


    China – The Swedish company and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding, announced that together they will invest 5 billion yuan ($754.5m) to support Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development, which will include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Chengdu. The Polestar 1 hybrid coupe will be made there ...

  • Electrified, Volvo

    Volvo pledges electric motors for all models


    Sweden – The vehicle-maker declared “the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE)” with the decision to fit an electric motor to every model launched from 2019 onwards, which will include full electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids and “mild” hybrids. The OEM said it was ...

  • Volvo XC90

    Volvo to assemble cars near Bangalore


    India – The vehicle-maker said it will focus on models based on its SPA architecture, starting production this year with the XC90 premium SUV. Volvo added that further models will be announced at a later stage. “Starting vehicle assembly in India is an important step for Volvo Cars as we ...

  • The first new XC60 rolls off the production line in Torslanda, Sweden

    Volvo Torslanda makes first new XC60


    Sweden – The first vehicle, painted white, rolled off the line this morning. The new XC60 replaces the original version after nine years of production and nearly 1m deliveries. “We have worked hard in recent weeks and months to prepare Torslanda for this latest new Volvo model, and now ...

  • Xiaolin Yuan

    Yuan to become Volvo's SVP, Asia-Pacific


    China – As senior vice-president (SVP) for Volvo Cars in the Asia-Pacific region, Xiaolin Yuan will replace Lars Danielson, who will retire from the company. In his new role, he will be supported by Geert Bruyneel, currently vice-president, Purchasing and Manufacturing, APAC, who will now become deputy SVP, Asia ...

  • S90, Volvo Daqing

    Volvo announces Chinese expansion


    China – The vehicle-maker outlined a new strategy which will involve a significant increase in capacity in the country and the development of a global manufacturing and export hub serving growing demand for Volvo’s new range of cars in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Volvo said it will ...

  • Start of production of new Volvo V90 premium estate

    Volvo: new platforms for a new company


    Strong financials are justifying investment in new platforms for a company reborn In 2015, Volvo sold a record 503,000 vehicles, an 8% increase on its 2014 volume; it also reported an operating profit of SEK6.6bn (US$779m), while its revenue grew from SEK138bn to SEK164bn. Some 198,000 vehicles were sold in ...

  • Jon Wakefield

    Wakefield rises to Volvo leadership


    UK – As managing director, Jon Wakefield will assume overall responsibility for the operations of Volvo Car UK on a permanent basis, having served as acting managing director since July. His appointment has been confirmed with immediate effect. Wakefield joined Volvo Car UK as sales director in 2012 after working ...

  • Jim Raggi

    Volvo makes American leadership changes


    US – Jim Raggi will become regional vice-president, Southern Region; Gregor Hembrough will be vice-president, Northeast Region; and Michael Cottone will be promoted to regional vice-president, Western Region. The reshuffle is part of Volvo’s ongoing transformation in the US. Raggi was previously responsible for the Northeast Region, and Volvo says ...

  • T5 Twin Engine on CMA, Volvo

    Volvo’s new platform for compact cars


    Sweden – The Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), a smaller version of the OEM’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), will be introduced in 2017 and will allow a wide range of powertrains, electrical systems and technologies to be fitted on the same platform, creating significant economies of scale and a more ...

  • Volvo CMA

    Volvo extends electrification strategy


    Sweden – The OEM has announced that plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range, in the expectation that electric vehicles will make up 10% of total car sales in the medium term. Volvo will also develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars, plus a fully ...