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Geely and Volvo Cars sign contracts for tech and LYNK & CO JVs

NINGBO, Zhejiang – Geely Holding Group and Volvo Cars officially inked the contracts for their technology and LYNK & CO joint ventures at a ceremony held at Geely’s Hangzhou Bay R&D Center here on August 4. The signing ceremony comes two weeks after Geely and Volvo Cars signed MOUs to

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Volvo Cars to launch advanced autonomous driving experiment in China, seeks legislative support

BEIJING – Volvo Cars plans to launch China’s most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions, according to CEO Håkan Samuelsson. Samuelsson made the announcement at the 2016 Beijing Automotive Driving Panel Debate, which had a theme

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Alain Visser appointed global marketing and sales VP at Geely

BEIJING – Alain Visser has been named as the new vice president of global marketing and sales of Volvo Cars’ sister company Geely Auto, according to a Volvo Car Group news release on September 30. Björn Annwall has succeeded Visser as the senior vice president of marketing, sales and service

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Volvo Cars acquires control of China joint ventures

Volvo Cars has acquired control of its China joint ventures for SEK2.2 billion, according to a company news release. Volvo Cars now owns 50 percent of its China joint ventures alongside Geely Holdings. These joint ventures include car manufacturing facilities in Chengdu, Sichuan Province and Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, engine manufacturing

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Volvo Cars to introduce SPA platform to Daqing plant

DAQING, Heilongjiang – Volvo Cars announced on November 12 that it will introduce its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform to its plant in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, making the manufacturing facility one of China’s most advanced car plants, according to a company news release. The company will use its Daqing plant

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