This article tells the reader about Volvo’s engines, their development, and their manufacturing. Volvo Cars produces three- and four-cylinder engines, which are then partly produced by the Geely Group. Volvo is owned by Chinese manufacturer Geely, and has gradually phased Ford engines out of its lineup. All new Volvo cars manufactured in 2014 were made by Volvo. – Volvo has its own engine family, the Volvo V8, which is used in the entire Volvo lineup. Prior to 2014, Volvo cars were phased with Ford engines that were eventually replaced by the newly manufactured Volvo engines. Both petrol and diesel engines have been made by Volvo since they began production in 2014. The engine architecture is based on a V6 format with four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines for performance and efficiency. In addition, five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines are also part of their engine family lineup. The latest models from Volvo use a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine for fuel economy and a six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine for power. With this new range of engines, it is clear that Volvo has taken control of its own destiny by designing and making its own engines in house rather than relying on third party suppliers such as Ford.
Many Volvo cars, including the new XC90 SUV, the S90 sedan and the V90 station wagon, now feature Volvo engines. Previously, Volvo had used Renault engines in some of its vehicles. However, with the introduction of its new modular straight six engines and v8 engines, it has been able to offer a variety of engine architectures to suit its lineup of vehicles.
Volvo Cars, now a subsidiary of the Geely Automobile Holding Group, is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and has plants all over the world. Prior to this, Volvo Cars was owned by Ford Motor Co. and based in the Laurel or Shepherd area of Gothenburg. For many years, Volvo Cars manufactured its own engines and produced them in Sweden. Recently however, Volvo has been using engines from other suppliers such as Ford Motor Company and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in order to better serve its customers.
Volvo Cars has been part of the Geely Lynk group since 2010 and the two companies have worked together to develop hybrid engines, which are now used in Volvo cars. The Engine Business Unit, a joint venture between Geely and Volvo, is responsible for engine development, manufacturing and procurement. This business unit combines 3,000 employees from both companies and supplies engines for both Volvo cars and Geely-branded vehicles. The Engine Business Unit is also responsible for the development of new combustion engines to be used in future generations of both brands’ vehicles. In addition, it has over 5,000 employees working on engine operations such as sharing technology to ensure the highest quality standards are met.
Volvo Cars is a Swedish car manufacturer that produces Volvo engines. The main car production facility is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the company also has plants located in Olofstrom and Skovde, both also in Sweden. Volvo has recently introduced three cylinder variants to its engine architecture, offering petrol, diesel and automobile petrol options. The engines are manufactured at the Gothenburg facility as well as several other locations around the world such as Malaysia (for Proton), Ghent (Belgium) and Zhangjiakou (China). These sites are part of the larger Volvo Group family which includes Volvo Engine Assembly (VEA) plants located in Skovde, Gothenburg and Olofstrom. All of these facilities manufacture petrol and diesel engines for both commercial trucks and passenger cars. In addition to manufacturing engines for Volvo Cars vehicles, they also supply parts to other automotive manufacturers around the world.