I'm pleased to report that Natasha Smith is our new Press Fleet Co-ordinator, with immediate effect. From today, Natasha will be the point of contact for all Volvo media car loan bookings, and – while directly employed by BCA – will be an integral part of the brand's UK PR team.
Volvo Cars is headed for its fifth consecutive year of record retail sales after posting double-digit, 11.8 per cent, sales growth in October, compared with the same month last year. The strong performance was led by growth in all key regions of the US, China and Europe. The company sold 53,509 cars during the month.
Polestar has undertaken the first of a series of crash tests as part of the development of the Polestar 1. This represents the first time the Volvo Car Group has assessed the strength of a carbon fibre reinforced polymer body in a real crash situation.
Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.
Volvo Car UK has confirmed pricing and specification details of the new V60 Cross Country, a more rugged, all-wheel-drive version of Volvo's new mid-size premium estate car that is designed and engineered to tackle tougher driving conditions.
Volvo has reaped rich rewards in the first ever Car of the Year Awards from carwow, the online consumer car deals and reviews specialist, being honoured as Manufacturer of the Year and with the new V60 receiving the Practicality Award.
Polestar has inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens cooperation between the Polestar brand and its parent company.
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