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  1. Volvo News Blog
    As a response to the cost of the coronavirus, Volvo may cut future costs by slowing R&D and mid-cycle refresh spending. The measures would not, according to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, affect the company’s research into electric vehicles or autonomy. Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe in...
  2. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo will reopen its Torslanda plant in Sweden next week. The decision follows downtime at the plant caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Work will start on April 20, according to Volvo. The decision was taken following talks with its labor unions. Office workers will also be returning to work on...
  3. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars has announced it will be using more rail and less road to help reduce CO2 emissions from manufacturing and transportation of its vehicles. The plan, the company says, is especially important for implementation in Europe, where the company currently uses many trucks for transport, but...
  4. Volvo News Blog
    Unlike Volvo’s S90 sedan, which is built half a world away from its V90 wagon stablemate, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker has some flexibility in where it sources its  XC60 crossover . Two plants — one in China, one in Torslanda, Sweden — crank out the second-generation utility vehicle, but...
  5. Volvo News Blog
    Some Volvo senior staff were worried that the move to build cars in China could lead to a drop in production quality. But a senior VP with the company says the China-built cars are actually better than the European models. Robin Page, Volvo senior VP of design, told Australian publication...
  6. Volvo News Blog
    Lynk & Co, the Chinese car startup with ownership shared between Volvo and parent Geely Automobile Holdings is close to making a decision on if it will build its first model in Europe. The brand's first vehicle is a crossover called the 01. It shares a platform with Volvo's XC40. That means...
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    New info says that the next models from Polestar will be arriving at dealers in 2020 and 2022. Unlike the Polestar 1, they'll be fully-electric, not hybrids. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath set out the roadmap while speaking with Auto Express. The Polestar 2 will be a compact electric sedan...
  8. Volvo News Blog
    The first customer-bound XC40 from Volvo’s Ghent, Belgium plant rolled off the line today. It’s the first of 13,000 XC40s for which there are already orders, so the plant is going to be busy. Deliveries aren’t slated to begin for a while, but the XC40 is expected to reach its happy home early...
  9. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo continues to look forward to real U.S. sales recovery, meeting  the goal of record U.S. sales volume by 2020, and a fourth consecutive year of record global sales. To get there, Volvo is already altering plans at the Charleston, South Carolina, assembly plant where construction is already...
  10. Volvo News Blog
    In an attempt to double its sales in the market, Volvo plans to start production of the XC90 in Hoskote, India. The XC90s will be built in a plant that Volvo already owns and the SUVs will be built from complete knockdown kits, meaning that they effectively just need to be assembled. The...
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