July 23, 2017

Volvo is sticking with Uber to win the autonomous driving ‘marathon’

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Volvo Cars of America CEO Lex Kerssemakers with the new XC60. AP

In case you haven’t noticed, Volvo is back.

Over the past few years, the Gothenburg-based automaker has made a stunning recovery from the jaws of financial and return to prominence as the leading purveyor of safe, sophisticated, and undeniably Swedish cars.

Under the guidance of parent company Geely Holdings, Volvo has unleashed an all-new generation of models built around is state-of-the-art Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and Drive-E four-cylinder engines.

Chief among this is the game-changing second generation Volvo XC90 SUV that swept the 2015 award season — including Business Insider’s Car of the Year .

Leading the charge on this side of the pond is Volvo Cars of America CEO Lex Kerssemakers. The veteran auto executive sat down with Business Insider at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. Our conversation touched on various topics including the state of the US auto market, the company’s new South Carolina factory, and Volvo’s plan for autonomous driving. On the state of the US auto market : In 2016, automakers sold a record 17.6 million cars in the US. But, thus far in 2017, the auto market has struggled to keep up […]

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