2017 Volvo XC60 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer San Jose ? When we reviewed the 2015.5 Volvo XC60 two years ago we talked about how the company had ?gone through a series of difficulties and ownership changes in recent years, but indications are it?s headed in the right direction thanks to support from the new owner (2010) Chinese…

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2015 Volvo S60 Sedan Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Remember Volvo? Volvo was that safety-obsessed Swedish car company that was swallowed up by Ford in 1999, stuffed into a box with some big ticket brands (Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin along with Lincoln and Mercury) in what was called Premier Auto Group (PAG). Then when Alan Mulally became…

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Geely has Big Plans for Volvo

Ford barely had time to take the check to the bank from the sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely before the new owner was talking about moving the Volvo brand more upscale. Li Shufu, founder and chairman of Geely said through a translator,”We want to make more high-level cars that compete with the S…

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Ford ? Volvo ? Geely: the sale is complete

Distilling the transaction to its essence — today Ford handed over the Volvo keys to Geely and Geely gave Ford a check for $1.3 billion and a note for $500 million completing the sale that started in March 2010 when everyone said ?yes, let?s do it.? It?s hard to believe that it?s only been 11…

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A New World’s Cheapest Car?

If rumors coming out of China come to fruition, Tata could soon have competition for the title ?World?s Cheapest Car.?? The Chinese automaker Geely, who made the news a few weeks ago when it signed an agreement to purchase Volvo from Ford, has announced it plans to build a car with a $2,250 price tag.?…

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Ford and Geely announce Volvo sales agreement

In a joint press conference in Stockholm on Sunday (March 28), Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, China’s largest private-run carmaker, and Ford Motor Co. announced an agreement for Geely to the purchase of Ford?s Volvo unit. The $1.8 billion purchase price will allow more operating capital for Ford to concentrate on its core brands. The sale…

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