News Volvo’s Samuelsson is first 'World Car Person of the Year'

22:36  07 march  2018
22:36  07 march  2018 Source:   Autofile

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Håkan Samuelsson , president and CEO of the Volvo Car Group, with his 1967 Volvo 1800 S . The organisers of the World Car Awards have announced the winner of the inaugural “ World Car Person of the Year ” award at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

GENEVA – Swedish carmaker Volvo is the talk of the Geneva international motor show today for three reasons. Year for the first time with its compact SUV, the XC40, while the company’ s President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson , was named the 2018 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car of

Håkan Samuelsson - Volvo Group president and CEO: 2018 World Car 'Person of the Year© Provided by Autofile 2018 World Car 'Person of the Year Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Car Group's president and CEO, was honoured with the inaugural "World Car Person of the Year" award today at the Geneva International Motor Show.

World Car Awards Vice-Chairman, Mike Rutherford presented the award at the annual World Car Awards Geneva press conference, hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show.

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Under Håkan Samuelsson , Volvo Cars is combining luxury and new technology with a formidable The fortunes of Volvo Cars over its 90- year history are closely tied to the fortunes of the world Taking its first steps into the international car production market in 2005, the firm had a stand at both

"World Car is delighted and honoured to announce that Håkan Samuelsson is the inaugural winner of the 2018 World Car Person of the Year award,” said Rutherford.



“When deciding who should win this first-time award, we weren't concerned about the age, nationality or job title of the man or woman concerned. We simply wanted to identify the most worthy individual in the industry.

Håkan Samuelsson is someone who – against the odds – has successfully integrated his relatively small company into an automotive empire based on another continent. And, as a result of this unlikely but seemingly happy marriage, both sides have emerged considerably stronger.

At the same time, Mr. Samuelsson has maintained his brand's identity and relative independence, as well as thoroughly reviving his product line-up to ensure that it's a super-strong competitor in the premium sector...while still maintaining a presence at the more affordable end of the market.

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In preparing for a world in which cars drive themselves, developing - Håkan Samuelsson . Volvo ' s pledge marks the first concrete step toward one . When Delphi Automotive took the first cross-country trip in an autonomous car earlier this year , the company said its technology performed fine.

The Geneva International Motor Show has awarded its prestigious 2018 Car of the Year Award to the new Volvo XC40. Learn more about it here. Hakan Samuelsson [CEO of Volvo ] was very proud to be awarded this year ’ s trophy.

In short, he's made Volvo an aspirational brand again.

He's a car guy, of course. But more than that, he's an engine, tech, industrial and restructuring expert. Also, he's managed to reinvigorate his company's public image as a clean, green, lean, safety-oriented technology leader. And as his current balance sheet proves, he knows how to create healthy profits.

Nicknamed the 'The Disrupter' (a label he says he's very proud of!) he's announced a bold electrification strategy that includes a combination of pure-electric and petrol-hybrid vehicles from next year onwards. He enthusiastically promotes the notion that there's no need to buy his cars when you can instead take out a subscription to use them! And, for good measure, he oversees an exciting, just-launched sub-brand (Polestar), too."

The World Car community brings together a large cross-section of experts and professionals from every segment of the automotive industry. At the same press conference, the organization announced the ‘Top Three in the World’ finalists for the annual World Car vehicle awards, which will be presented at the New York International Auto Show on March 28.

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This, says Samuelsson , makes Volvo , “ one of the first car makers in the world to make such a promise.” In a submission earlier this year to the Uniform Law Commission, a body that aims to standardize laws between U. S . states, the group said, “Product liability theories are highly developed

When Volvo Cars last year met investors interested in buying its first ever bonds, the crowd in Stockholm ended the meeting by It’s his decision,” says Mr Samuelsson , over dinner in Volvo ’ s hometown of Gothenburg. The 66- year -old Swede is perhaps the key person in Volvo ’ s revival.

World Car Awards partners include the New York International Auto Show, Prime Research, Bridgestone, Autoneum, KPMG and Newspress.

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