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The Volvo Group (Swedish: Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, usually shortened to AB Volvo) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. Its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. Although the two firms are still often conflated, Volvo Cars, also based in Gothenburg, has been a totally separate company since it was sold off in 1999.

The companies still share the Volvo logo and co-operate in running the Volvo Museum.

Volvo was established in 1915 as a subsidiary of SKF, the ball bearing manufacturer; however the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars consider themselves to have been officially founded on 14 April 1927, when the first car, the Volvo ÖV 4 series, affectionately known as “Jakob”, rolled out of the factory in Hisingen, Gothenburg.

Volvo XC40

Volvo Cars to expand production following overwhelming demand for XC40 Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has received almost 80,000 orders for the new award-winning XC40 small SUV and is expanding production in Europe and China in order to meet demand.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday May 28, 2018

All-New Volvo XC60 launches in South Africa

The much anticipated all-new Volvo XC60 – and current 2018 World Car of the Year – is now available in South Africa.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday May 23, 2018

Volvo and Microsoft HoloLens – next generation automotive technologies

Volvo Cars to develop next generation automotive technologies with Microsoft Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, will work together with Microsoft, the leading platform and productivity company, to jointly develop next generation automotive technologies. The two companies have just revealed how Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, might be used in future […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday December 2, 2015

South African Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists of the 2016 South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ (SAGMJ) Car of the Year have just been announced:

Johann Verster

Published : Wednesday September 30, 2015


Volvo Cars’ XC90 has been awarded the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), underscoring its position as one of the safest cars on the road today.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday September 17, 2015

All-New Volvo XC90 Launched in South Africa

Since the unveiling last August at an event in Stockholm, the XC90 has been attracting a great deal of attention thanks to its stunning design, innovative powertrain program and its redefinition of the connected in-­-car control experience. Visually striking SUV Volvo shows the future of Scandinavian car design World’s most powerful and cleanest 7-seat premium […]

Johann Verster

Published : Monday July 20, 2015

Volvo Cars adds a little luxury with Excellence Child Seat Concept

[fusion_text] Volvo Cars’ design team has completely re-imagined how children could travel safely in cars in the future. The move follows the Shanghai reveal of Volvo’s XC90 Excellence and the Lounge Console Concept, which marked a bold and luxurious step forward for the Swedish car brand.

Johann Verster

Published : Thursday July 2, 2015

Volvo Cars takes luxury to a new level with its Lounge Console unveiled in Shanghai

Volvo Cars has unveiled a new concept at the Shanghai Auto Show that takes executive in-car luxury to a new level – a seating arrangement that puts Business Class airline travel to shame.  

Johann Verster

Published : Wednesday April 22, 2015

Volvo Car South Africa announces new MD

Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) has announced that Greg Maruszewski will take over the helm as the company’s Managing Director when current VCSA MD, Bram van der Reep, steps down in June 2015. Greg Maruszewski started his long and successful career at Volvo Cars when he was appointed as CFO at Volvo Car South Africa […]

Johann Verster

Published : Friday April 10, 2015

Volvo plans $500 million U.S. assembly plant

Volvo plans to spend around $500 million to build its first assembly plant in the U.S. as part of an ambitious plan to regenerate lagging sales. The company, now owned by Chinese giant Geely Holdings, said it has identified potential locations for the factory but that the site selected and size of the final investment will be […]

Johann Verster

Published : Monday March 30, 2015

Volvo takes Cross Country brand into sedan territory

Volvo Cars points to the future with the exciting Volvo S60 Cross Country A segment first from Volvo Cars Builds on a strong heritage of lifestyle-oriented products   Volvo Cars is stepping up to meet the demands of its core customers with the unveiling of the exciting Volvo S60 Cross Country at the Detroit Auto […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday January 9, 2015

All-new Volvo XC90 debuts enhanced multi-filter that improves interior air quality

By introducing a larger, more efficient multi-filter in the cabin, Volvo Cars continues to refine its standard-setting CleanZone initiative. CleanZone is their unique approach to controlling interior air quality and providing a better driving environment through innovative solutions for enhanced wellbeing and health. Drivers can breathe easier because most microscopic, hazardous “fine dust” particles will […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday November 12, 2014

Volvo Cars starts Volvo XC60 production in China

Volvo Cars has started production of its bestselling XC60 crossover at its plant in Chengdu, expanding its production in China on the back of strong sales growth. The Volvo XC60 is the second model to be produced in Chengdu after the plant started production of the Volvo S60L long wheel base sedan in November 2013.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday November 11, 2014


A Volvo FH in a race against one of the world's fastest sports cars. This is the scenario in Volvo Trucks’ upcoming film ‘Volvo Trucks vs Koenigsegg’. The aim is

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Monday November 10, 2014

Volvo V60 Cross Country

Volvo Cars reveals new V60 Cross Country – the ultimate getaway car All-road, all-weather capability and rugged design Sporty driving style with ‘go-anywhere’ capability Extends Volvo’s acclaimed Cross Country product line-up Volvo Cars unveiled its much-anticipated Cross Country version of the beautiful Volvo V60 sportswagon at the 2014 LA Motor Show this month.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday November 6, 2014


The V60 sports wagon, now with all-road and all-weather capability New rugged design with increased ride height Both front and all-wheel drive choice for buyers Extends Volvo’s acclaimed Cross Country product line-up Volvo Cars unveils the long-awaited Cross Country version of its successful V60 sports wagon at the 2014 LA Motor Show this week.

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Wednesday November 5, 2014

Volvo Ocean Race 2014 Sets Sail in October

The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race starts in October. Seven boats will depart from Alicante, Spain, on Oct. 11, 2014 and visit 11 ports on five continents on the way to the final stopover in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015. To reach the finish, they’ll race 38,739 nautical miles around the world in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday November 4, 2014

New VOLVO XC90 For Sale Online

The initial series of 1,927 cars celebrates the year Volvo was founded 87 years ago Volvo Cars is releasing a limited First Edition of its all-new Volvo XC90, which was launched today in Stockholm. The 1,927 individually numbered cars celebrate the year Volvo was founded and, for the first time in history, they will only […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday August 27, 2014

2015 Volvo XC90 World Premiere

World premiere of the all-new Volvo XC90 Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency with a superlative interior finish.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday August 27, 2014

ALL-NEW Volvo XC90

ALL-NEW Volvo XC90 WILL BE THE FIRST VOLVO BUILT ON THE COMPANY’S NEW SCALABLE PRODUCT ARCHITECTURE Volvo’s all-new Volvo XC90 – which will be launched in two weeks’ time in Stockholm – will be the first car in its range to be built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular chassis technology developed in-house.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday August 12, 2014

Volvo XC90: innovative IntelliSafe solutions for tricky parking and tight manoeuvres

Automatic bay parking as well as parallel parking The driver gets a bird’s-eye view from above the car   Designed around modern car buyers’ expectations of smart functionality, the all-new Volvo XC90 features a set of innovative solutions that make tricky parking situations and maneuvering in tight spaces perfectly easy.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 23, 2014

Volvo XC90 will be the world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV

All-new Volvo XC90 will be the world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV All-wheel drive, seven seats and ultra-low emissions of around 60g/km Up to 290 kW and 630 Nm All-new Volvo-developed Twin Engine technology Volvo Car’s all-new XC90 SUV will offer an unrivalled combination of power and efficiency when it is revealed later this year. The […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 9, 2014

ECWVTA – Important Volvo Whole Vehicle Type Approval for European Trucks

With orders being taken now for delivery this autumn, Volvo Trucks has issued a reminder to customers that all vehicles registered after 29th October 2014 must have a complete or completed European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA).

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday June 27, 2014

Android Application now in Volvo Cars

VOLVO CARS ADDS ANDROID AUTO TO ITS NEXT GENERATION OF CARS Volvo Car Group joins the Open Automotive Alliance Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has joined the Open Automotive Alliance to make the Android smartphone platform available to drivers through its new ground-breaking user interface. This move brings together one of the world’s most progressive […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday June 25, 2014

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