Light vehicle sales post second best August on record, but fall 1.6 per cent
Ford was the volume leader with sales rising 7.1 per cent.
Electric promise: Volvo Cars opens first US factory
RIDGEVILLE, SC — Volvo Cars, the first major automaker…
Vovlo invests $520M to build second vehicle in South Carolina
Will double the number of jobs at the Berkeley County plant to nearly 4,000.
Tesla loses spot as most valuable US carmaker
Automaker has a rough week on the stock market, despite announcing production of its new Model 3 is ahead of schedule.
Volvo forgoes traditional engines in favour of electrics
Starting in 2019, all of the automaker’s vehicles will be powered by electric motors.
Geely, Volvo target world market with China-built luxury car
Upgraded versions of upscale S90 sedan range unveiled for export.
Volvo profits down as truck sales fall 7% in North America
But demand for heavy-duty vehicles rose by 23% in Europe.
Magna to supply EYERIS vision system for Grand Cherokees, Pacificas
Aurora automotive systems supplier also opening another seating plant in China.
Volvo breaks ground on $500M South Carolina plant
Facility is company’s first auto assembly plant in North America; will build the new S-60 sedan.
Automakers commit to automatic brakes in all cars
Technology is part of a new era in vehicle safety in which the focus is on preventing crashes rather than on protecting occupants.
US auto sales remain bright spot amid global market recoil
Remains on pace to top 17 million this year for the first time since 2001.
Magna to buy Getrag transmission group for $2.5B
German company supplies transmissions to automakers including Ford, BMW, Daimler and Volvo.
Volvo chooses SC for $500M auto plant
Facility will produce up to 100,000 vehicles annually.
Volvo prepares to send first ‘Made in China’ cars to US
Automaker determined to prove its China-made vehicles are just as good as the ones it produces in Europe.
China auto brands rebounding with new models
Automakers are improving product quality and design to compete with international brands.
Volvo announces plans to open first US plant
Brand hopes to almost double its US sales over the next few years.
Westport launches bi-fuel combustion technology with Volvo
Will be used in the automakers new two-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain.
Volvo plans to sell Chinese-made cars in US
No details on when shipments would start or a sales target.
CGI wins contract with Volvo, renews Michelin contract
The tech company and Volvo have developed a system that will enable secure online connections in cars.
Nova Bus gets $32.6M order for TTC buses
Quebec manufacturer will deliver 55 vehicles beginning in 2015.
Volvo plots return to the US market next year
The Swedish automaker is in the midst of an $11 billion turnaround plan that it hopes will double worldwide sales to 800,000 by 2020.
Chinese company bids for US meat processor Smithfields
Shuanghui looking to expand entrepreneur owner’s presence abroad.
Obama’s manufacturing push good for Canada
David Jacobson says growth in US manufacturing will prove to be a net gain for Canada’s sector.
Volvo stalls production at Swedish plant
Week-long work stoppage blamed on weak European auto market.
Driving natural gas
Westport Innovations makes the case for natural gas powered vehicles.
Westport acquires Volvo natural gas fuel supplier for US$7.6 million
Deal expected to earn Westport an extra $1.5 million