• volvo.iaa.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Volvo's next XC90 likely to have oversized display


    Volvo showed a concept with a big monitor at the IAA (Photo: Volvo) FRANKFURT - A senior Volvo executive said the next version of the XC90, which will be launched in 2014, will likely have a big portrait-layout monitor not unlike the display in Tesla's new Model S. Volvo ...

  • Jacoby.automotiveIT

    Jacoby to oversee GM International


    Stefan Jacoby (l), Tim Lee (Photo: GM) Former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby is taking over as head of General Motors' international operations effective Monday. Jacoby, who was unexpectedly dismissed as CEO of Chinese-owned Volvo last year, will take up his new responsibilities at GM Monday. He will report directly ...

  • volvo v60 plugin.automotiveIT

    Volvo cites strong sales of V60 plugin hybrid


    The V60 Plugin Hybrid can cover 50km on full electric power (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is boosting production of its V60 Plug-in hybrid amid strong demand for its first diesel-hybrid model. The Swedish automaker said it will almost double production of the model at its Torslanda plant to 282 ...

  • volvo c30 electric.automotiveIT

    Fast-charging Volvo EVs to start customer trials


    Volvo hopes its electric C30 will get a boost from faster charging (Photo: Volvo) Selected customers will start driving Volvo Cars' new fast-charging electric vehicles this summer, as the Swedish carmaker tests a new technology designed to address one of the major issues facing the EV industry. Today's lithium-ion ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo implements always-on high beams


    Volvo's technology shades only the light that would blind another driver (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars will next week unveil a new lighting technology that lets drivers keep their high beams on all the time without blinding other motorists. The Swedish premium car maker said it will demonstrate at the ...

  • volvo geely.automotiveIT

    Volvo, Geely to jointly develop C-segment architecture


    Volvo Cars and Geely will jointly develop a new modular architecture for their cars at a new research and development center in Gothenberg. Volvo, which is owned by China's Geely, said in a press release the two carmakers will use the architecture and a set of components for future C-segment ...

  • volvo jacoby.automotiveIT

    Former Volvo boss sees "no major role" for EVs


    Former Volvo CEO Jacoby shows the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept at the 2012 Detroit auto show (Photo: Volvo) Stefan Jacoby sees only a niche role for electric vehicles in the next 10 to 15 years. The former boss of Volvo Cars cited range anxiety and costs as the major ...

  • dudenhoeffer.automotiveIT

    CAR Symposium: Dudenhoeffer says European car slump far from over


    Dudenhoeffer says Western Europe still won't have fully recovered by 2020 BOCHUM --The slump in European car sales is likely to last a bit longer than many people expect or hope, car expert Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer said Tuesday. "Europe will come back very slowly," Dudenhoeffer told reporters attending the CAR ...

  • samuelsson volvo.automotiveIT

    CAR Symposium: Volvo Cars CEO wants to double sales


    CEO Samuelsson says "intuititve functionality" will define tomorrow's Volvos (Photo: Arjen Bongard) BOCHUM -- CEO Hakan Samuelsson wants to nearly double worldwide sales ofVolvo Cars in the next seven years. To accomplish this, he wants to strengthen the Swedish car brand, reduce complexity in its vehicle lineup and boost ...

  • volvo v40.china.automotiveIT

    China-Sweden research center opened in Beijing


    Volvo's knee airbag, seen here in the V40 Cross Country, underscores the carmaker's push for better safety features (Photo: Volvo) Representatives of Volvo Cars, the truck maker Volvo and universities in Gothenburg and Shanghai attended the official inauguration of the China-Sweden Research Center for Traffic Safety in Beijing this ...