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Volvo to start XC90 production in India

Volvo will start production of its XC90 flagship SUV in India as part of a drive to double its sales in the country. While India's premium market is relatively small, it is forecast to grow rapidly in the coming years.

After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to a vehicle assembly plant?

Volvo halves development time with help of new simulator

It took Volvo seven years from the time it started development on its scalable product architecture until the first SPA models reached the market in 2015.

Automotive News Europe names the 2017 Rising Stars winners

Sixteen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.

Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90.

Volvo confirms China production for first EV

Volvo confirmed it will build its first full-electric car in China and export it globally. The EV will launch in 2019 and will based on the compact modular architecture that Volvo co-developed with Lynk & CO.

Volvo enters 10th decade on a record-breaking high

Anders Gustafsson sees Volvo's 90th birthday from the most unique perspective of anyone on the company's executive management team.

Seafood, safety synonymous with Volvo's first 90 years

While Volvo celebrates the 90th anniversary of the arrival of its first model this month, the company's story actually started in August 1924 because of the founders' shared love of crayfish, according to the company...

Volvo will build first EV in China for export, sources say

UPDATED: April 13 15:00 CET - adds background

Volvo will build its first full-electric car in China, sources told Automotive News Europe. The battery-powered vehicle will debut in 2019 and will be exported globally from Volvo's factory in southeast China.

Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring.

Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement

Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newly created board level procurement post at the fast-expanding automaker.

Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales.

How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car owners. Here's how.

Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives.

Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10

Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest and most competitive segment after its predecessor slipped to a disappointing No. 18.

Volvo makes new XC60 bigger, smarter, safer

Volvo is counting on its bigger, safer, more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller as well as Europe's No. 1 premium midsize SUV.

New Volvo XC60 is bigger, smarter, safer and arrives in Canada in late 2017

Volvo is counting on its more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller. Orders can be placed in Canada in mid-June.

XC60 forced Volvo designer to 'break free'

Volvo design boss Thomas Ingenlath knew when creating a successor for the XC60 he needed to preserve the features that made the car a success while still pushing hard to achieve more.

XC60 forced Volvo designer to 'break free'

Volvo design boss Thomas Ingenlath knew when creating a successor for the XC60 he needed to preserve the features that made the car a success while still pushing hard to achieve more.

Volvo's new XC60 adds 3 driver-assistance features

The redesigned Volvo XC60 will debut this week at the Geneva auto show with three new advanced driver assistance features that provide automatic steering assistance or support - when needed - to help avoid collisions.

Volvo's new XC60 pushes it closer to 2 key goals

Volvo will use the new XC60 to move closer to two of its midterm goals: having a fully autonomous car on the road in 2021 and making sure no one is killed or seriously injured in one of its new vehicles by 2020.

Can Continental score big with 48-volt hybrids?

Continental's previous hybrid solutions failed to win over automakers because they were too "exotic," the supplier's powertrain boss, Jose Avila, said.

Nissan gives Micra a diesel to better battle VW Polo, Ford Fiesta

Despite falling demand for diesels, Nissan decided to offer the powertrain in its new Micra in Europe. Nissan's head of planning, Philippe Klein, explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

48-volt hybrids challenge Europe's diesels

Schaeffler's technology chief believes diesel's grip on the European market will give way to new combustion powertrain advances.

The Volvo numbers that stood out

Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5.55 billion in liquidity and a net cash position of $2.13 billion.

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