New MD for Volvo Car UK

Volvo Car UK has appointed Jon Wakefield as its new managing director.

The appointment sees Jon assume overall responsibility for Volvo’s UK operations on a permanent basis, having served as acting managing director since July.

Jon joined Volvo Car UK in 2012 as sales director, and in his new role succeeds Nick Connor, who was recently appointed chief executive of Polestar.

Jon commented, ‘I’m delighted to be taking up this position at such an exciting time for Volvo in the UK. With an array of advanced new products on the way, as well as the rapid development of our autonomous drive technologies, I’m confident that Volvo’s standing as a premium brand in the UK will go from strength to strength in the coming years.’

Last year saw Volvo Car UK’s most successful sales year for more than 20 years, contributing to a strong global performance with the brand registering more than half a million cars globally for the first time in its history. This year is expected to bring further sales growth with the launch of the new Volvo V90 and new Volvo S90.