2013 Volvo V40

Volvo to develop modular compact car platform with Geely

After a failed attempt to source a compact car platform from a rival automaker, Volvo has confirmed it will develop its own platform together with its Chinese parent Geely, which plans to use the platform for its own range of compact cars. The two firms announced today they will form a new R&D... read more

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Your Next Volvo May Be Built In China

Volvo last week announced plans to build a new plant in Chengdu, China along with laying out its strategy for the Chinese market. As you may recall, Volvo is now owned by... read more February 28, 2011 by

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Report: Next-Gen Volvo C30 To Spawn Golf Competitor

When Volvo first unveiled its C30 hatch back in 2006 many questioned the automaker’s decision to ignore launching a more practical five-door model and instead offer it... read more October 21, 2010 by

2011 Volvo S60

Geely Wants Volvo To Compete With BMW And Mercedes-Benz

We’ve heard it all before but rarely have we seen it executed successfully; mid-tier luxury brands attempting to move upmarket and compete with tier 1 brands luxury brands... read more August 5, 2010 by

2011 Volvo S60

Official: Ford Completes Sale Of Volvo To Geely

It’s official. Ford (NYSE: F) has announced today that it has completed the sale of Volvo and its related assets to the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited... read more August 2, 2010 by

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Geely Predicts Volvo Losses To End After Fourth Quarter

Late last month Ford confirmed that it would sell Volvo and most of its assets to Chinese automaker Geely for a significant $1.8 billion, so it’s not surprising that the... read more April 13, 2010 by

2011 Volvo S60

Report: Geely Chairman In Sweden To Close Volvo Deal This Weekend

Saab has found a new home with Spyker, and now it looks like Sweden's other iconic brand is soon to be finally sold to a more remote buyer. Geely's chairman Li Shufu is... read more March 25, 2010 by

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Volvo Dealers Ponder Selling Geely Brand In U.S.

Several Chinese automakers are determined to establish themselves in the U.S., namely Geely, which had originally hoped to be selling cars locally by the end of the decade... read more January 4, 2010 by

2010 Volvo S60

Ex-Ford Execs Offer Up Revised Bid For Volvo

Ford itself recently tipped Geely as the leading bidder for the Volvo brand, but that may change if the Crown Consortium has its way. Led by former Ford executives, Crown... read more December 4, 2009 by

2010 Volvo S60

Preferred Bidder Geely Planning Up To Three New Models For Volvo

Ford has done all but confirm Chinese automaker Geely as the new owner of Volvo, which the Blue Oval has been trying to sell for the past 18 months. Where the Geely deal... read more November 11, 2009 by

2010 Volvo C30

Report: U.S. Group New Contender For Volvo

Just about a month after China's Geely Automotive officially announced its interest in buying Volvo from Ford, a new contender has thrown its hat in the ring. This time, it's... read more October 5, 2009 by

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Goldman Sachs Investment Strengthens Geely's Volvo Bid

Earlier this month Geely Automobile Holdings announced its intent to purchase Volvo, which is expected to be offered for sale by current owner Ford Motor Company in the near... read more September 23, 2009 by

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Anne Hathaway Straddles Scooter, Bitterly

Oh, Anne Hathaway: why do you look so sad? Why so skeptical? You're a respected actor. You've cruised through an unpleasant breakup and come out smelling like a rose. You're... read more August 19, 2009 by

2010 Mercedes Benz S-Class

Chinese bureaucrats cause a ruffle by approving Mercedes and BMW cars for government use

China is now the single biggest market in the world for new cars but that doesn’t mean the government is slowing down on the purchase of cars for its official fleets... read more July 10, 2009 by

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Geely says Rolls Royce's copy claims are baseless

China's car industry is infamous for its tendency to 'borrow' details from European carmakers, often to the point where the word 'clone' is used with some accuracy. The... read more April 24, 2009 by

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Geely working on updated GT for Shangai Auto Show

Swapping sweeping curves for ungainly protuberances, the new Geely GT goes in an unfortunately awkward direction. First shown off last year at the Beijing Motor Show, the... read more March 31, 2009 by


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