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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]

2017 Volvo S90 Scandanavian design and safety

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Safety, Technology, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We're sitting in front of the Kempinski Hotel Bahia Marbella Estepona, Costa del Sol, in Southern Spain. We're in a new country, in a new car, on new roads, so we're getting a briefing on how the car works before we head out. We're being safe, which is sort of rhetorical since we're [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volvo made in China, Sweden & US

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:49+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Categories: #johnbatchelorradioshow, Automobiles and Energy, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Volvo, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Geely, a major Chinese automaker paid almost $2 billion for Volvo in 2010. The Volvo XC 90 was just awarded the Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY). The XC90 already offers semi-autonomous drive with Pilot Assist, another step towards Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously [...]

WWCOTY awards Volvo XC 90 car of the Year

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Volvo, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|Tags: , , , , |

Mr. Håkan Samuelsson, President, and CEO of Volvo Car Group, was at an event in Gothenburg, Sweden to receive the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year award for the Volvo XC90. Seven of the twenty-two women jurors were in attendance, representing six of the seventeen countries that make up the Women's World [...]

A sneak peak into Volvo’s future cars from Sweden

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gothenburg, Sweden - Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle with a 350km driving range as well as a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variant with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Volvo will bring these powertrains out on a new platform called Compact Modular Architecture [...]

Questions about autonomous driving from drivers

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Continental AG, Technology, Travel, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last week on the Washingtonpost.com carchat a chatter sent an intriguing comment, "A long time ago, I remember an old car ad series (Mercedes? BMW? Doesn't matter). The ad featured a picture of somebody posing proudly with their car, with the tagline, "Nobody poses for pictures with their toaster." (Or something like that.) As the [...]

2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Technology, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , |

The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 are the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Finalists for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD and the Volvo XC 90. The winners will be announced January 11th at the North American International Auto [...]

Volvo XC 90 wins Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:50+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Volvo, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|Tags: , , |

Ace, How is it you have all these hot chicks coming into your workshop with their car, and I have a bunch of guys in my workshop telling me everything they know about cars? Because, Joe, you own a Mercedes workshop and I own a Volvo workshop. It’s a true story told to [...]

Volvo hires Google Head of Creative as Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Latest, Volvo|

Well this should be interesting. Volvo just hired away from Google John Militello as Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy for Volvo cars America, reporting to Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America . John Militello, Volvo's Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy Google and Apple are playing an increasingly more important role in [...]

Volvo & Google create a virtual test drive in the XC90 on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:06+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, Featured, Google, Newsletter, Video, Volvo, youtube.com|

Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new virtual test drive through a Google cardboard box that looks like an old-fashioned viewfinder, but the view is completely different. Get the Google cardboard box from a car dealer, put it together and watch the [...]