Volvo and Lotus are about to join forces

The Chinese owner of Volvo Cars just took a controlling stake in British sports car maker Lotus.<p>It bought 51% of Lotus from Malaysian automaker Proton Holdings. It's also buying 49.9% of Proton itself.<p>With Lotus, Geely is gaining one of the most famous brands in the automotive industry, as well as …


China Billionaire Adds Proton, Lotus to Expanding Car Empire - Bloomberg

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu is buying Malaysia’s unprofitable national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd. pretty much for two reasons: access to 600 …


China's Geely buys stakes in Malaysia's Proton, Lotus

The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars agreed Wednesday to buy 49.9 percent of Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand into …

South-east Asia

Volvo CEO: Consumers Want EVs, So That's What We'll Make

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson revealed that his company is updating its business model to a changing world; a world that is demanding more and more …


Volvo owner Geely buys Proton and Lotus

Under-pressure Malaysian car firm Proton’s future has finally been secured after Geely Holding agreed a buy-out of the firm after pipping PSA …

Lotus Cars

Best Used Cars Under $15,000 for Teens to Drive

When it comes to finding the best used car for a teen driver, safety is paramount but reliability and affordability are also important.


Swede Sighting: 2019 Volvo XC40 Spied

Small Volvos are making a comeback.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A new Volvo crossover that will anchor the small end of the Swedish automaker’s SUV lineup. Previewed last year by a concept called the 40.1, the XC40 will continue the styling renaissance begun by the flagship XC90 but with a more youthful character …


The 2018 Volvo XC60 Is Crazy Smart Right Down To The Windshield Wipers

Volvos have always been for smart people. They were traditionally professor’s cars, cars of people who were just iconoclastic and independent-minded …


Android in the car: This is Google's phone-free vision for connected driving

When you sit inside the bright orange Audi Q8 concept car, you're greeted with a minimalist interior with no knobs or physical buttons. Screens, …


2018 Volvo XC60: First Drive

The first member of Volvo's new 60 series has some big shoes to fill, but having the latest semi-autonomous technologies might just make it the safest and most comfortable family car you can buy.<p>Last year, the first-generation XC60 pulled a miracle by scoring a sales record in its ninth year on the …


The story of Volvo's incredible transformation into a true luxury brand

For most of Volvo's 90-year history, the Swedish automaker offered its loyal legions of customers well-built, safe, and practical transportation with a certain Scandinavian flair. Now, the company's diving head-on into the world of luxury cars.<p>On the heels of the hugely successful introduction of …


2018 Volvo XC60

New chip off the block.<p>The redesigned Volvo XC90 kicked off the brand’s renaissance in 2015. Now that the 90-series family (XC90, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country) has been fully fleshed out, Volvo has launched the first of its mid-size 60-series models: the XC60. Like its still-to-come sedan and wagon …


Volvo Expands Truck Building Into Fast-Growing East Africa - Bloomberg

Volvo AB’s trucks division is seeking to boost market share in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to as much as 18 percent from about 2 percent, as the East …


Volvo ditching diesel engines

Volvo, which is owned by China's Geely, will not develop any new diesel cars because the cost of reducing nitrogen oxide emissions is too great, …

Electric Vehicles

Volvo says to start assembling trucks in Kenya

May 18 Swedish truck maker AB Volvo is to start assembling vehicles in Kenya, part of a series of investments aimed at boosting the company's presence in the region, the company said on Thursday.<p>The East African nation undermined what was a thriving local assembly industry in the 1990s with …

World News

2018 Volvo XC60 is the least expensive new Volvo yet

Yes, the LED headlights come standard.<p>When Volvo introduced the all-new XC90, it blew many away with its excellent styling and quality interior appointments. Now, all that Swedish goodness can be had in a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle.<p>The 2018 Volvo XC60 goes on sale in the US this fall. …


2018 Volvo XC60 Crossover Starts at $42,495

T8 starts at $53,895<p>Volvo’s compact XC60 crossover has been one of its best-selling models, and to keep its slice of the market the Swedish automaker recently debuted an improved, sexier all-new XC60. Volvo released pricing for the 2018 Volvo XC60 today.<p>The XC60 features three different engines …


Volvo says no more diesel engines, the future is electric

Stricter nitrogen oxide emissions regulations mean an end to diesel-engine development.<p>Volvo Cars has come down with a case of electric fever, and …


2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive Review

Volvo best-seller gets full Swedish deep-tissue rejuvenation<p>The last Volvo XC60 we had in a 2015 Big Test comparison came off as a bit creaky, which helped earn the 6-year-old SUV a last-place finish. We knocked its interior for a low-mounted and wonky infotainment interface, lackluster-luxe, and …


Volvo To Assemble Cars In India — Made In India Car To Roll Out This Year

Swedish automaker Volvo has announced that it will start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017. The company is looking to tap into the growing …


AutoComplete: Volvo unveils its autonomous garbage truck project

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how soon is now?

We’re told we are going to be very surprised, and not just about the decision on the boat for the next Volvo Ocean Race. Will it be a 90-foot foiling …

Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo’s testing an autonomous garbage collection truck

Volvo is ramping up its self-driving vehicle efforts by testing an autonomous garbage truck designed for use in cities.<p>The Swedish car maker has partnered with local waste and garbage specialists Renova for a project that’s setting out to explore “how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic …


Autonomous Garbage Truck

Volvo Trucks and Swedish waste management company Renova have partnered to test autonomous garbage truck. Their aim is for safer, more efficient refuse handling and a better working environment for drivers.

Volvo Cars to stop developing new diesel engines: CEO

BERLIN (Reuters) - Swedish carmaker Volvo will not develop any new diesel engines as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too …


Volvo is working on an autonomous garbage truck

Volvo Trucks is keen to adapt self-driving technology to more than just passenger cars.<p>Volvo's had an autonomous truck operating in a Swedish mine since 2016. Now, the same technology that powers that truck will go toward creating a self-driving garbage truck.<p>Volvo announced that it's working with …


Volvo CEO says diesels won’t stick around in its cars for much longer

A perfect storm could spell the end for Volvo‘s diesel engines, according to company CEO Hakan Samuelsson.<p>Speaking to a German newspaper, Samuelsson …


Volvo CEO Suggests That Diesel Engine Development Will Soon Grind To a Halt

The year was 1893 when a gentleman rocking a sweet little mustache built his first prototype of the diesel engine. It took the automotive industry …


Volvo’s Cannes-winning LifePaint ad banned for exaggerating spray's reflective effect

A video campaign promoting Volvo's Lifepaint product – a hi-vis spray paint designed to help cyclists stand out in dark conditions – has been canned …


Google partners with Audi, Volvo to bring Android to next-gen cars

Moving beyond Android Auto, Google's latest partnerships extend the full Android OS into vehicles.<p>Google is bringing the Android operating system …