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Volvo eyes even tougher sales target

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker has the potential to exceed its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles annually by 2020.

Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.

Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.

Volvo will challenge Tesla, BMW i with stand-alone Polestar brand

UPDATED: June 21 12:35 CET - adds details

Volvo will challenge Tesla and BMW's i subbrand by turning its Polestar unit into a stand-alone brand for high-performance electrified models.

Automotive News Europe honors the 2017 Rising Stars winners

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

Why VW will not sell its new Polo subcompact in the U.S.

VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans.

VW aims for top spot with bigger, roomier Polo

Volkswagen unveiled its latest Polo, saying the car's bigger size, wide range of active safety equipment and clear design will help it outsell rivals in Europe's subcompact segment.

How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles.

Toyota holds off BMW to remain most valuable car brand; Tesla rises to No. 8

Toyota defended its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a new ranking, holding off BMW and Mercedes. Tesla overtook Land Rover and Porsche in the study by market researcher Kantar Millward Brown.

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.

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