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Autocar notebook: Farewell, Hakan Samuelsson

1/18/2022 6:00:00 AM

Autocar notebook: Farewell, Hakan Samuelsson

As Volvo's boss prepares to step down, we take a brief look back at his tenure's highlights

Here are some landmark moments from his tenure.2014Off the back of a strong 2013, Volvo kick-started its revitalised line-up with the all-new XC90, its first car developed under Geely ownership.2015Volvo’s global sales soared past the 500,000 mark for the first time.

2016In another bumper year for sales, Volvo started building a factory in the US for cars based on its new SPA platform and partnered Uber for autonomous car development.2017Volvo vowed to electrify its line-up in just two years and launched Polestar as a sibling brand.

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Samuelsson will also be missed for his ability to not just spot coming changes in the way cars are created and sold but act on them before rivals.   Here are some landmark moments from his tenure. 2014 Off the back of a strong 2013, Volvo kick-started its revitalised line-up with the all-new XC90, its first car developed under Geely ownership. 2015 Volvo’s global sales soared past the 500,000 mark for the first time. 2016 In another bumper year for sales, Volvo started building a factory in the US for cars based on its new SPA platform and partnered Uber for autonomous car development. 2017 Volvo vowed to electrify its line-up in just two years and launched Polestar as a sibling brand. 2018