DETROIT – Volvo executives want to return the brand to its roots as an environmentally friendly automaker with topnotch safety features. For the past several years the Swedish automaker has stagnated and fallen largely out of the public eye, and its sales have slid as a result. Through October, Volvo’s U.S. sales slumped 6.6% vs. year-ago to just 52,112 units, according to WardsAuto data. Volvo, which in 2010 was purchased from Ford by China-based Geely, now has stable ...

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