Category Archives: Volvo

Volvo to Roll out XC60 in Daqing before Year End


Geely-Volvo has got the go-ahead from the Chinese government for its carmaking project in Daqing, Heilongjiang, where production is scheduled to begin towards the end of this year, says the city’s Development and Reform Commission. The first Volvo vehicle to be made in Daqing will be the XC60 compact SUV, according to several other sources. […]

Volvo V40 Hits Chinese Showrooms

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On Tuesday Volvo Car announced the pricing for the V40 in China, putting the compact on sale in the world’s largest auto market. Available in four trim levels–Fashion, Comfort, Elegance, and Prestige, the V40 hatchback sells for 239,900-325,900 Yuan. A turbo-charged L5 petrol engine of 2.0L was provided on all four trim levels, and comes […]

Dongfeng and AB Volvo to Form Commercial Vehicle Joint Venture, Nissan Bowing Out


Dongfeng Motor Group (DFM) and AB Volvo signed an agreement in Beijing on January 26 to form a commercial vehicle joint venture in China. Through the restructured Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle (DFCV), the alliance will develop, manufacture, and market Dongfeng-brand medium- and heavy-duty trucks. To make the new partnership possible, Nissan has withdrawn from DFCV. Dongfeng, […]

Geely is Building Volvo Engine Plant in Zhangjiakou, Hebei

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Automakers tend to concentrate their manufacturing activities for efficiency, with Geely being an exception. Selling 430,000 cars last year, the Hangzhou-based company operates or builds vehicle assembly lines in ten cities across the country, and engine and auto parts plants in several more. Now preparing to produce Volvo cars in China, it seems to follow […]

Geely-backed Battery Maker, Aforever New Energy, Began Production, Eyeing Volvo C30 EV

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Shandong Aforever New Energy Science & Technology, a Lithium-Ion battery maker affiliated with Geely Auto, started production in Zoucheng, Shandong, on June 16, betting on the mass production of the electric Volvo C30. According to its website, Aforever (Hengyuan) was founded by a Hong Kong-based investment company controlled by Honbridge Holdings. Although Aforever officials have […]

Volvo to Build Capacity in Chengdu and Daqing, Increase Annual China Sales to 200,000 Units in 2015


At a press conference held today in Beijing, Volvo Car Corporation, a subsidiary of Geely, unveiled its business strategy on expanding in the Chinese market over the next five years. Presenting no surprises, the plan confirms earlier reports that Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, and Daqing, an oil town in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, […]

Volvo Opens New Headquarters in Jiading, Shanghai


Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Geely-owned Volvo Cars, announced the opening of the company’s new headquarters in the Jiading district of Shanghai today, a crucial step in realizing the dual-center vision (in Sweden and China) Chairman Li Shufu has held for future Volvo. Also unveiled in Jiading was a Volvo auto technical center, which will enable […]

Growth of Luxury Car Sales Doubled That of the Overall Market in 2010


Despite government measures discouraging buying big and expensive cars, sales of luxury vehicles continued to soar last year in China, gaining about 70% to over 700,000 units, while the overall auto market grew 32.37% to reach 18.06 million units. (With no consensus on what " luxury" means for cars in China, we regard any sedan […]

2011 Volvo S80L Employs Smaller, GTDi Engine


Lower price tags, increased fuel-economy, uncompromised performance, and same great looks. That is the 2011 long-wheelbase S80 released by Changan-Volvo on December 1. Yet many still wonder if the new S80L is as good as the A6L from FAW-Audi. Featuring the technology called GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection), the new 2.0L engine has comparable outputs […]

Geely Completes Acquisition of Volvo Cars


A ceremony took place in London today to mark the completion of the purchase of Volvo Car Corporation by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The deal was signed on March 28 this year, and ratified by the Chinese government on July 26, by the EU on July 6, and by the US still earlier. Ford […]

GAC Changfeng to Release a Volvo Look-alike


GAC Changfeng, a SUV manufacturer owned by Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. (GAC), Changfeng Motor, and Mitsubishi Motors, recently confirmed that its first sedan model, going by CP2 for now, is on track for a late 2010 market release. Known mainly as the maker of Mitsubishi Pajero in China and the Liebao SUV series, GAC Changfeng […]