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Volvo takeover – No progress by Geely

Volvo takeover – No progress by Geely

No new progress has been made in the acquisition of Volvo by Geely as the two parties are still in negotiation, said Ford’s CEO Allan Mulally Friday, at an opening ceremony of the company’s new Ford plant in China’s southwest Chongqing city. Chinese auto maker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said […]

Volvo’s new automatic braking techology

Volvo’s new automatic braking techology

The next generation of preventive safety technology from Volvo is a groundbreaking function that can detect a pedestrian who has walked out in front of the car, as well as automatically braking to avoid the person at speeds below 15 mph if the driver does not react in time. Concurrent […]

Ford still intent on selling Volvo car brand

Ford still intent on selling Volvo car brand

U.S. motor giant Ford will definitely sell its Swedish car brand Volvo, its finance chief told Swedish news agency TT on Tuesday. In an interview at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford finance chief Lewis Booth said that Ford had ruled out keeping loss-making Volvo Cars. “We plan to sell,” Booth […]

Volvo C30 SportsCoupe R Design

Volvo C30 SportsCoupe R Design

The popular R-DESIGN specification is set to give the new Volvo C30 SportsCoupe more than just visual appeal with the introduction of the new Sports Chassis as standard. With up to 80 percent of all C30 customers choosing R-DESIGN, the sports-inspired specification has been a success in the UK since […]

The new Volvo C30

The new Volvo C30

The C30 is Volvo’s most playful and spontaneous car model. It appeals to customers who spend most of their time in the city environment and who impose considerable demands on the car’s design, driving properties and personality. The Volvo C30 can be configured in an almost unlimited range of variants […]

2010 Volvo S60 launch delayed until next year

2010 Volvo S60 launch delayed until next year

Volvo has reortedly cancelled the launch of its next-generation S60 sedan, as a result of uncertainty surrounding the company’s future interrupting development of the car. Although presently owned by Ford, Volvo may soon be sold to either Chinese manufacturer Geely, or bought up by a Swedish-led consortium. With its future […]

New Volvo C70 to be launched at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2009

New Volvo C70 to be launched at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2009

At its launch in early 2006, the Volvo C70 broke new ground as the world’s first four seater convertible with a retractable hard top. The new Volco C70 retains the three-piece retractable roof, spacious seating for four adults and class-leading convertible safety standards as the outgoing model. “We have carefully […]

Ford has no plan to keep stake in Volvo

Ford has no plan to keep stake in Volvo

Ford Motor Co. doesn’t intend to keep a stake in Volvo Cars and is aiming to sell the Swedish automaker by the end of the year, said John Fleming, the U.S. company’s top executive in Europe. Maintaining a holding in Volvo is “just not something that’s even being considered,” Fleming […]

Volvo XC 60 R Design

Volvo XC 60 R Design

Volvo has announced first details of the latest car in the R-DESIGN stable – the XC60 R-DESIGN. Showcasing a series of sporty visual features, the R-DESIGN package also adds a specially tuned sports chassis and sharper driving characteristics, enabling customers to enjoy the XC60’s practicality together with more dynamic handling […]

Geely’s Volvo deal may be finalized this month

Geely’s Volvo deal may be finalized this month

Geely’s procurement of Swedish auto giant Volvo is approaching the final stage, the National Business Daily learned from Sweden. Volvo and its owner Ford Motor Company are expected to make the final approval as early as this month. In addition to Geely, which will get the majority of Ford’s stake […]

Volvo: Intelligent cars avoid accidents

Volvo: Intelligent cars avoid accidents

The aim is that tomorrow’s cars should quite simply be able to avoid accidents. Many of today’s cars are already so intelligent that they alert the driver or even step in and brake the car to avoid an accident. Have you ever felt drowsy while driving and almost dozed off […]

Ford in talks with China carmakers on Volvo deal

Ford in talks with China carmakers on Volvo deal

U.S. auto giant Ford Motor remains in talks with several potential buyers for its Sweden-based Volvo Cars unit, including China’s Geely Auto and Beijing Auto, media reported yesterday. “We’ve been in discussion with a number of parties concerning the future of Volvo, and that situation hasn’t changed,” Ford spokesman John […]