Volvo Q1 Profits Are Up 11% Over 2016

Volvo earnings rose from 3.1 billion Swedish Krona in 2016 to 3.5 billion in 2017. That’s nearly $396 million US and represents an 11% proft growth for the Chinese-owned Swedish brand. In addition, Volvo’s sales rose to 47.6 billion SK from 42 billion a year ago. Volvo also revealed that launch costs for the recently-launched…

Volvo + Autoliv Project Goes Live

Zenuity, the joint venture between Volvo Cars and Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), began operations this week. Zenuity is a new entrant in the growing global market for autonomous driving software systems. It marks the first time a premium car maker has joined forces with a tier one supplier to develop leading advanced…

Volvo’s First Pure EV Will be Built in China

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, will build its first fully electric car in China, the company announced today at Auto Shanghai in China. The all new model will be based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars, and will be available for sale in 2019 and exported globally from China, Volvo said….

Koenigsegg Agera RS1 Debuts

The latest addition to Koenigsegg Automotive’s growing US-based family, the Agera RS on exhibition in New York was specifically named as RS1 by its owner, who has been intensively involved in the entire specification and build process. The RS1 is finished in Arctic White with highlights in a specially selected shade of blue on the…

2015 Volvo XC90 Lounge (w/ Video)

The ultra-luxury market continues to heat up with new entries from Mercedes-Maybach, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, and others showing up all the time. Back in 2015, Volvo showed off its own take on the super-luxe limo with the Volvo XC90 Lounge Concept.The XC90 Volvo based the concept on still wasn’t available in the US- but it…

Inside Look: 2018 Volvo XC60 (w/ Video)

After bowing at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, the all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 made its US debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show last week, and the company is following up a strong showing for its latest offering with this in-depth product walk-around with Hans Nilsson. Hans is the senior project manager…

Volvo Launches New VNR Regional Tractor

Replacing the venerable VNM series truck that debuted over 15 years ago, Volvo’s all-new VNR series trucks brings a new look to the regional truck market. “With the new VNR, we’ve actually brought really great aesthetics to that product,” explains Volvo Trucks Director of Product Marketing, Wade Long. “We’ve also brought aerodynamics with that.” Inside,…

2018 Volvo XC60 Gets Smashed Up (w/ Video)

Volvo took the wraps off its all-new XC60 crossover last month, and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. People love the clean, modern styling of the car, as well as the simple and luxurious dashboard that features a large, Sensus-equipped touchscreen front and center. All of those things matter, of course- but, at its core,…

2017 WTCC Series Kicks Off in Morocco

Morocco will host the start of the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) season this weekend for Polestar Cyan Racing with drivers Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg- all keen to make an immediate impact on the challenging streets of Circuit Moulay El Hassan. What’s new at Volvo Cyan Racing The goal to…

2016 Volvo XC70 vs. Kevin MacLeod (w/ Video)

You may not know Kevin MacLeod by name, but you’ve definitely heard some of his music playing over some of your favorite movies, commercials, and video games. Here, the Volvo fans over at I Roll have laid Kevin’s “Octoblues” track over a collection of videos and images of the outgoing 2016 Volvo XC70. Full disclosure:…

Celebrating 90 Years of Volvo Cars (w/ Video)

Volvo is celebrating 90 years of building cars with the launch of the all-new XC60 SUV and upcoming S60 mid-sized sedan. That’s where the company is going, of course- but the company hasn’t forgotten where it’s been, either. You can see almost everything in this promo video, from the original 1927 Volvo ÖV4 to the…

Volvo Global Sales Up 9.3% in March

Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, experienced a strong sales month in March and reported a 9.3 per cent year-on-year increase on the back of double digit growth in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions. Total sales for the month amounted to 57,158 cars, compared to 52,279 cars a year earlier. Growth in the first quarter…