Volvo Cars manufacturing plants in Daqing, China

Volvo Cars is temporarily reducing production

For the second quarter, Volvo Cars sees the situation increasingly critical. Production in many plants will be temporarily cut back. The reason for this is a lack of semiconductor components, which not only affects Volvo. Other Swedish brands are also suffering, in part

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Volvo online services - EcarX replaces Google

A much discussed post by the readers revolved around the use of Google in more and more Volvo models. It is now clear that Google is only an interim solution. In the medium term, Volvo wants to rely on the Android operating system from EcarX and take Google out of service.

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Volvo C40 Recharge

Safety pioneer Volvo relies on all-season tires for electric cars

An interesting discussion has broken out in Sweden that began with the presentation of the Volvo C40 Recharge P8. It is unusual for the conditions there, because it is usually quite easy in Sweden. Volvo introduces a new car

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Google services in more Volvo models - and data protection?

Volvo is introducing Google services in more and more models. In Sweden people are therefore worried about data protection and ask the manufacturer. His answer is not necessarily convincing. What is clear, however, is that two different business ideas come together here. The one

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Strategic change at Volvo - less station wagon - more SUV

For people who are not so young anymore, the brand from Gothenburg is representative of the station wagon. You have a 240 or 850 in front of your eyes, one speaks of a Volvo. That could soon be a thing of the past. The brand is getting further and further away

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Bycatch - Volvo 850 T5 R. Leave it on the left?

Hidden Saab treasures - Volvo sneaks onto the blog

The week was exciting behind the scenes. Life pulsed, the data volume on the route between Barcelona and Frankfurt could have multiplied. Saab madness, because things around Lizi's garage are developing more dynamically than we ever suspected.

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New sales concepts. Revolution or just a contemporary evolution of the industry?

The Club Abo - how Geely wants to change the auto industry with Lynk & Co

Chinese automakers are not suspected of being creative. A European way of thinking that is out of date. What Geely has been surprisingly and consistently testing with Lynk & Co stands for fresh thinking. That there is someone behind it who already has good ideas for Saab

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Sony Vision S on the move in Austria

No turning back - new players are revolutionizing the auto industry

It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for the traditional auto industry. There is the political will for electric cars and stricter emissions standards for combustion engines. And as if that wasn't enough, new players are entering the market. These are not upstart from China. It

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Long ago - Saab lettering in the Stallbacka

The Swedes and Saab - what's going on?

On December 19, it was 9 years ago that the factory gates in the Stallbacka closed. A long time from an automotive point of view. How has the brand held up in your home country since then? A look at the current numbers is worrying

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The seat belt - who invented it?

You are probably thinking of a certain Swedish automaker now. But no, it wasn't Volvo. The history of the seat belt goes back much further. It starts in a car, plays on airplanes. Many pioneers were involved until it made its triumphant advance

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Volvo crashed - 30 meters down

30 meters down - a spectacular film from Volvo

Let the new car fall 30 meters! That sounds crazy and spectacular. But what Volvo does has a serious background. It's about accident research and the behavior of modern vehicles in accidents at very high speeds. For that he has

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Saab 900 II in the 1994 crash test

Is he safe? The Saab 900 II in the historical crash test

The heyday of crash tests began 30 years ago. At the same time probably the best time for car magazines. In the pre-Internet age, the current issue was regularly bought at the kiosk. Mostly it was the auto-motor-sport, which was then considered to be the leader. Early

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As a Saab driver copywriter at Volvo

Volvo, Saab or Volvo - copywriters at Volvo

So, as a convinced Saab driver, I was suddenly an advertising copywriter for Volvo and tried in the most creative advertising agency in Switzerland to bring the local sales figures from less than 5000 units per year to the targeted 7500. But how do you do it? In Sweden

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Big garden - lots of Saab - ideal!

Has Corona changed the Saab community?

Actually, a question that can be answered very clearly. I would like to anticipate the answer and answer from my point of view with a decided yes and no! But no fear! I do not want to hold a scientific treatise here on the (probable) bad word of 2020.

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Volvo or Saab, or Alfa Romeo?

In the past, yes, the world was still in order. It was usually only a matter of deciding between two options. When skiing between Alpine or Nordic, on vacation between the sea or the Alps, when shopping between Coop or Migros. Of the

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