Peter Horbury, Volvo's Design Chief, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Design—for Chinese automaker Geely, which currently owns the Swedish carmaker.
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Volvo is currently rolling out three car safety technologies--City Safety, Pedestrian Airbag, and Pedestrian Detection--as part of its goal that "By 2020, nobody shall be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo".
In best example of Asian fusion since PF Chang’s, Geely Automobile has denied a rumor that it was looking to purchase Saab, because it already has its hands full with another Swedish automaker: Volvo.
Volvo unveiled the R-Design versions of the S60 and XC60 today at the New York Auto Show, both featuring a redesigned face for a more sporty appearance, as well as driving-focused chassis and 325 horsepower.