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  • 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 ...

  • Volvo S60

    Volvo breaks ground in South Carolina


    USA – The Swedish OEM has begun construction of its new car manufacturing facility in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The company is investing $500m in the new facility which will produce the next-generation Volvo S60 sedan, based on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and will have an initial capacity ...

  • Hakan Ivarsson

    Interview: Håkan Ivarsson, Volvo


    The new XC90 is the Swedish vehicle-maker's most important model yet, introducing the latest SPA architecture. The technical director for this big SUV tells the story behind its development AMS : As technical director, are you head of engineering for just the V526 [the new XC90] or all other future ...

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    Volvo goes global


    Now in the hands of Geely, the Swedish OEM is expanding its manufacturing footprint in China and the US Volvo, one of the most iconic and best-known Swedish brands, is also the last Swedish car company, following the demise of Saab. Now owned by Chinese OEM Geely, Volvo is a ...

  • GKN Driveline

    GKN’s expertise used for Volvo XC90


    UK – The company worked with Volvo Cars in the development of the front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) drivelines for the new model, which will hit British roads this month. The collaboration aimed to find technical solutions to maximise efficiency, rear interior space, durability and performance. “The ...

  • Volvo S60

    Volvo formalises SC plant development


    US – The signing of the agreement with local officials in Charleston, South Carolina (SC) opens the way for ground-breaking to take place this autumn. The first units are due to roll off the line in late 2018. “Today we formalise an important milestone in Volvo Cars’ global transformation ...

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    Volvo picks South Carolina for new plant


    US – The factory in Berkeley County will cost $500m and have a capacity of 100,000 units per year. It will make latest-generation Volvo models for the US and export markets, with the first vehicles set to roll off the line in 2018. Construction of the plant will begin ...

  • Lex Kerssemakers

    Volvo restructures senior management


    Sweden – The OEM has created three new business regions, each led by a senior vice-president (SVP) and member of the executive management team. Each of the three SVPs will have total operational responsibility for his region. Volvo Cars has also established an SVP role for its chief information ...

  • Volvo Torslanda

    Volvo Torslanda shifts up a gear


    Sweden – The plant in Gothenburg will add a third shift and 1,300 personnel in the first quarter of 2015 to coincide with the production launch of Volvo’s new XC90 SUV. The move follows the opening of a new bodyshop in April this year which has raised the ...

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    Volvo Gent to cut CO2 emissions by 40%


    Belgium – Volvo Car Group and Stora Enso, the global paper products group, have joined forces to reduce carbon emissions at Volvo's plant at Gent by over 40%. Stora Enso will install an underground hot water pipeline, from its biomass fuelled paper mill, to transport compressed water at a temperature ...

  • Volvo XC90

    Volvo builds first vehicle on SPA


    Sweden – The Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) has been developed by the OEM in-house over the past four years as a mainstay of its $11 billion transformation plan. Following its debut with the XC90, the modular chassis technology will be rolled out across the Volvo product range. According to ...

  • Volvo XC90, Torslanda

    Volvo ends domestic XC90 production


    Sweden – After 12 years and more than 636,000 units, the OEM today stopped manufacturing a model which it claims “revolutionised the global SUV sector”. The last vehicle made at Torslanda will join the Volvo Museum collection in Gothenburg. The XC90 was launched with a range of five and ...

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    Volvo’s first Polestars are born at Torslanda


    Sweden – The OEM plans to produce a total of 750 of the S60 and V60 models not only for the domestic market but for Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, Canada and Japan. The Polestar marks Volvo’s first introduction of an independent partner to the Torslanda production ...

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    Volvo Trucks unveils automated transmission, dual clutch


    Sweden – Claiming an industry first, the OEM says its product uses power-shift gear changes to enable torque to be maintained without any disruption in power delivery or loss of speed. I-Shift Dual Clutch can therefore deliver more comfortable and efficient progress on the road. I-Shift Dual Clutch is ...