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Volvo Begins Shipping S90 From China To Europe

Volvo is beginning to shift production of its S90 sedan from Sweden to China. Although the automaker is doing something no other automaker has done thus far: it's shipping the cars to Europe via train instead of ship. Ultimately all S90's will be produced at the company's Daqing, China assembly plant. However, to cut down on shipping times the company…

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Geely Takes Stakes in Proton and Lotus

After struggling for years, Malaysian-Government backed DBR-Hicom, the owner of both Proton and Lotus, has agreed to terms in selling stakes of both brands to Geely. Under the agreement, to be finalized in July, Geely will take a 49.9-percent stake in Proton and a 51-percent stake in Lotus. DBR-Hicom will sell off the rest of Lotus in the process as…

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Volvo Prices 2018 XC60

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 has been priced at $41,500 when it goes on sale this fall. The new price constitutes a $550 increase over the base price of the existing XC60 crossover, but the new one looks so much better and has more standard equipment. Aside from the handsome design borrowed from the successful XC90 crossover, the base XC60…

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Volvo All But Confirms Smaller XC20

Automakers seem to think they can't have enough crossovers these days. Volvo apparently shares said mindset, because one of its executives have all but confirmed the brand is working on a smaller XC20 crossover, reports AutoCar. Volvo’s head of R&D, Henrik Green, spoke to reporters at a preview event in Sweden for the upcoming XC60. During the scrum, Green discussed…

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Mini-Sized Volvos In The Works?

Volvo's model segmenting is pretty clear these days. The 90 series vehicles are the largest, while the 40 series are the smallest. Well, apparently the 40's may not always be the smallest Volvos on the marketplace. In a recent interview with Car And Driver Volvo USA boss Lex Kerssemakers appears to have confirmed a smaller series. “It’s pretty straightforward: The…

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2018 Volvo XC60 Making U.S. Debut Next Week

Volvo's best-selling crossover is getting a reworking, which we already saw last month at the Geneva Motor Show. Volvo has since confirmed the new crossover will make its U.S. debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Along with the reveal plans, Volvo has also confirmed some details regarding the U.S. version. Stateside buyers will be able to select…

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Volvo XC40 To Get Three-Cylinder Power

Volvo is working on a new three-cylinder engine for the upcoming XC40 crossover. Speaking with AutoCar Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson hinted that the company is developing a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine based on their existing 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit. Supposedly the new engine will be technically available with and without a turbocharger mounted on it. Details of which units will…

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Volvo Targeting 250 Mile Range For First EV

Volvo hasn't entered the electric car race just yet, but once it does it has its sights set on the Tesla Model 3. At least that's the strategy offered up by Volvo U.S. boss Lex Kerssemakers, according to Automotive News. The name of Volvo's first electric car still isn't known, but it is confirmed to ride on the company's SPA…

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