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    Official: Ex-Volvo boss Stefan Jacoby to head GM's international operations
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    He was too talented not to surface somewhere, we just didn't know where and when. Nine months ago, Stefan Jacoby stepped down from his post as Volvo CEO, a move that caught many off guard. At the time, the separation was called "amicable," but word is that the strong-willed executive clashed with ...

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    Official: Jacoby out, Samuelsson in as Volvo CEO
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    Stefan Jacoby is stepping down as Volvo CEO in an "amicable agreement" with the automaker's board of directors. Recent reports suggested Jacoby and the board had clashed over regaining European market share and the brand's position as an international luxury manufacturer. Much of that friction ...

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    Rumormill: Boardroom battles may be hurting Jacoby's bid to turn Volvo around
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    Escalating tensions between Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby and Volvo Vice Chairman Hans-Olov Olsson may be working against the Swedish brand's stated goals of regaining lost European market share, as well as remaining relevant as a luxury brand on the world stage. Reports indicate that Jacoby and ...

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    Report: Volvo CEO Jacoby suffers mild stroke, takes leave
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    Reuters reports that Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volvo, has suffered a mild stroke. It happened last week, and although Jacoby says he has limited movement in the extremities on his right side, he says he's already begun improving. Jacoby, 54, is "under medical supervision" and will be on sick leave ...

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    Report: Stefan Jacoby says Volvo contemplating Mini rival
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    Up or down? That's the question about which way Volvo is going to take its brand: solidly into premium, full-size sedan luxury or into a smaller near-premium offering to challenge what is, right now, a very hot segment. Most of the chatter has centered around the former option, with Volvo ...

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    Report: Volvo denies boss Jacoby is taking a run at Opel CEO post
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    It seems that every news report that involves the name "Opel" is eventually followed by a report that says, "Uh, never mind." Executives fill positions, then they're gone, or they're supposed to fill positions but duck out before doing so, five-year product offensives turn into grabbing for life ...

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    Report: Volvo CEO admits automaker's cars are too complicated
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    Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has said his company's products are "too complicated for the consumer," according to Automotive News. Jacoby said 75 percent of Volvo customers don't know "all the possibilities they have with their car." He contrasted the automaker with Apple's intuitive products, which ...

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    Report: Geely announces $11 billion investment in Volvo
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    Volvo is poised to rapidly inflate its presence in China, and it believes the way forward is through an $11 billion spending plan. "We want to revive Volvo and give the brand its strength back," says Li Shufu, Chairman of Geely Automobile Holdings. Speaking with German magazine Wirtschafts Woche, ...

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    Report: Jacoby reiterates Volvo considering NA plant
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    Volvo sold 449,255 cars globally in 2011, with 67,240 of those sales coming from right here in the States. By 2020, CEO Stefan Jacoby aims to boost those numbers to 800,000 sales globally and 120,000 here, and to do so, he can't let the exchange rate between the dollar and the euro stand in the ...

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    Detroit: XC60 Plug-In Hybrid shows where Volvo is headed
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    Volvo has made it a point to emphasize – surprise – the safety of its plug-in vehicles at recent auto shows. Now, at the Detroit Auto Show, the Swedish automaker has showed off the XC60 Plug-In Gasoline Hybrid Concept, a way to gauge American reaction to the idea of a plug-in CUV from ...

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    Spy Shots: Volvo V40 caught testing in winter wonderland
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    Our spy photographers have manged to lay lenses on the new Volvo V40 as engineers put the vehicle through a little cold-weather testing. Until just recently, we'd heard that the five-door version of the C30 would be called the V30, but Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has confirmed that the model will ...

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    Report: Volvo hiring 1,200 in Europe, adding capacity
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    China's Geely has big plans for its Volvo brand, with a goal of reaching 800,000 global sales per year by 2020 or sooner. To accomplish that feat, the automaker will need to bolster its factories and hire more workers, and Automotive News reports the Swedish automaker plans to do just ...

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    Report: Volvo boosting XC60 production, ponders bringing China-built cars to U.S.
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    2011 Volvo XC60 R-Design – Click above for high-res image gallery
    New Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has stated publicly that the Swedish automaker plans to double global sales to 800,000 units per year by 2020. That's a significant increase by any measure, and the company's popular XC60 ...

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    Report: Volvo to downsize engines in 2013; ponders diesel for U.S.
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    Engine downsizing is considered an effective method for reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency and that's precisely why many automakers have developed smaller mills to replace older, larger motors. Kia, Volkswagen, Fiat, Audi and many others already announced their intentions to ...

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    Report: Volvo moves away from 'premium' image
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    Volvo should no longer be lumped into the premium category, according to the wishes of CEO Stefan Jacoby. It's not that the cars aren't good, but according to Autocar, Jacoby thinks it sends the wrong message. "It sounds like a pricing strategy, and it's got an expensive ring to it," he tells the ...

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    Yes or No? Jacoby reportedly says Volvo isn't ready for a 7 Series rival
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    Just days after Geely purchased Volvo from Ford, the Chinese automaker's chairman, Li Shufu, proclaimed that the Swedish automaker needed a 7 Series fighter. Shufu's idea makes a lot of sense, at least in the large car-loving China market, where Volvo leadership wants to push a lot more metal. ...

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    Rumormill: Volvo readying five-door hatchback to boost brand's overall sales
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    2010 Volvo C30 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby wants to move 800,000 vehicles across the globe per year by 2020, which would more than double last year's sales tally of 350,000 and signal a reversal of sales declines. Jacoby expects about 250,000 of those ...

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    Volvo CEO will keynote 2010 LA Auto Show
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    Newly minted Volvo CEO Stefan Jaoby got to practice his auto show routine at the Paris Motor Show, and soon he'll be bringing his act to the U.S. Jacoby has been announced as they keynote speaker for the LA Auto Show on November 17, and according to a Motor Press Guild rep he is "expected to ...

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    Report: Jonathan Browning to head Volkswagen's U.S. operations
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    Since the departure of Stefan Jacoby, Volkswagen has been hunting for a new helmsman for its U.S. operations. Word is that VW have found that man. Jonathan Browning, a former managing executive for General Motors and Ford, is set to take over the position Jacoby vacated when taking the CEO spot at ...

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    Will a lack of U.S. leadership derail VW's ambitious sales plan?
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    2011 Volkswagen Jetta – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has big plans for the U.S. auto industry. By 2018, The People's Automaker plans to sell a combined one million VWs and Audis per year; or about three times current sales numbers. VW has a plant in Tennessee that will ...

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