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Volvo launches 'Care by Volvo' leasing service

Forget the idea of a traditional car leasing plan - at least as far as Volvo is concerned, with the Swedish company launching a clever new 24-month subscription service called ‘Care by Volvo’...

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2018 Volvo XC40 aiming to match BMW X1 sales in Australia
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2018 Volvo XC40 aiming to match BMW X1 sales in Australia

Built on Volvo's all-new CMA platform - Compact Modular Architecture - the 2018 Volvo XC40 is, according to head office executives, the vehicle that can deliver Volvo much needed global volume. In fact, according to Alexander Petrovski, boss of Volvo's 40-Series models, the XC40 can even deliver volume for the brand even in Australia...


2018 Volvo XC40 revealed
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2018 Volvo XC40 revealed

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC40 has been revealed, ahead of an Australian debut confirmed for the second quarter of next year. It's a badge that has been in the offing for more than five years, and now it's official, with the 2018 XC40 unveiled at a standalone event in Milan tonight...


2018 Volvo XC40 accidentally revealed a week early
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2018 Volvo XC40 accidentally revealed a week early

The new Volvo XC40 has been accidentally revealed by the company's Hungarian affiliate a week ahead of the car's official unveiling. With its launch scheduled for September 21, European time, Volvo posted a teaser video, with the XC40 dimly lit and artfully obscured, to its social media accounts...


2018 Volvo S60 Polestar, V60 Polestar revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Volvo S60 Polestar, V60 Polestar revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Volvo Cars Australia has now confirmed the updated 2018 Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar models will land here by either the end of 2017 or early in 2018, although the exact number of cars we'll get is still to be confirmed. August 28: Volvo's performance tuning spinoff Polestar has revealed the latest tweaks to its enhanced S60 and V60 models this week, a little over one year since their last major update...


2018 Volvo XC60 pricing and specs: New X3 rival slides in below $60k
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2018 Volvo XC60 pricing and specs: New X3 rival slides in below $60k

The much-anticipated 2018 Volvo XC60 range will hit showrooms in October, with the Scandinavian brand taking a three-pronged approach to its mid-size luxury SUV offering. The brand will mirror the larger XC90 model line-up with three trim grades - the entry-level Momentum, the mid-range Inscription and the flagship R-Design - and petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid four-cylinder models on offer...


Mercedes-Benz E220d All Terrain v Volvo V90 Cross Country comparison
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Mercedes-Benz E220d All Terrain v Volvo V90 Cross Country comparison

If you're anything like me, you think SUVs are purpose-built to define drivers as kid-ferrying lemmings. Why can't you have the ability to haul kids, but the practicality of style and occasional off-road ability. That's what the people at Volvo and Mercedes-Benz thought when they created the Volvo V90 Cross Country and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain...


Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others to miss Frankfurt motor show
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Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others to miss Frankfurt motor show

Several manufacturers will be giving the Frankfurt motor show a miss this year, including Fiat, Jeep, Nissan and Volvo, as brands shift their investments from the traditional product showcases. As reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, numerous marques are finding it increasingly difficult to justify the massive budgets required for a major auto show - instead opting to attend more interactive events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed...


Victoria kicks off driverless vehicle technology trials
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Victoria kicks off driverless vehicle technology trials

The Victorian government has started its autonomous driving technology trials, first announced in December last year. Launched to "help Victoria prepare for the future of driverless vehicles", the trial is being carried out in cooperation with roads company Transurban, along with VicRoads and RACV. Manufacturers BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo are also involved...


2018 Volvo XC40 rear shown briefly on official German site
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2018 Volvo XC40 rear shown briefly on official German site

The rear portion of the new Volvo XC40 crossover was revealed briefly on the company's German website. Before the teaser image (above) was taken down, it was reposted by Instagram user volvo.lov. In the photo we can see the crossover's hockey stick-style tail-lights, the grey plastic lower portion of the rear bumper, part of the alloy wheel design, and the stylised exhaust tip surrounds...


Volvo buys into Lynk & Co, sets up technology sharing joint venture with Geely parent
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Volvo buys into Lynk & Co, sets up technology sharing joint venture with Geely parent

Volvo Cars has bought into Lynk & Co, its nascent sister brand, and will also setup a 50/50 technology partnership company with the Geely brand, under the larger Geely Holdings umbrella. The Swedish brand will take a "significant minority shareholding" in Lynk & Co owing, primarily, to the fact that the new brand will use platforms, drivetrains and technologies developed by Volvo...


Polestar reveals 'optimised' 314kW plug-in XC60
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Polestar reveals 'optimised' 314kW plug-in XC60

Volvo Cars' electrified performance brand Polestar has introduced an "optimised" version of the new-generation 2018 XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid medium SUV, producing an eye-opening 314kW of power. Polestar's upgraded XC60 T8 matches the equally optimised XC90 T8 derivative despite being lighter and smaller. As we know, the Polestar-tuned XC90 T8 pack can be bought in Australia...


All new Volvo cars from 2019 will feature an electric motor
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All new Volvo cars from 2019 will feature an electric motor

All new Volvo vehicles from 2019 will have electrified drivetrains, the company has announced. From 2019, new models introduced by the Swedish brand will only be available with electrified drivetrains. In addition to new fully electric models, petrol and diesel engines will be paired with either plug-in hybrid or 48V mild hybrid systems...


Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos
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Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos

Australian wildlife is throwing a spanner in the works for Swedish manufacturer Volvo, who is currently developing its animal detection system. While the technology is used to detect larger beasts like moose in its homeland of Sweden, the company is struggling with kangaroos, according to a new report...


2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country review
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country review

Leave it to the Swedes to make a crossover wagon sexy. The Volvo V90 Cross Country makes a compelling case against the Audi A6 Allroad and Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, which are themselves no slouches.

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Volvo confirms Polestar will become separate electrified sports car brand
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Volvo confirms Polestar will become separate electrified sports car brand

Volvo has confirmed it will transform Polestar into a "new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company". The new Polestar division will be headed up by Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo Cars' senior vice president in charge of design. Its chief operating officer will be Jonathan Good, who is currently in charge of corporate communications at Volvo...


2017 Volvo XC90 recalled for seatbelt fix - UPDATE
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2017 Volvo XC90 recalled for seatbelt fix - UPDATE

Volvo has issued a recall for 58 examples of its 2017 model-year XC90 SUVs over concerns a component for one of the third-row seat belt pre-tensioners could detach in a collision. The Swedish company reports the right-hand side seatbelt pre-tensioner for the third row of seating may have been produced incorrectly...


Polestar electric sports car mooted - report
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Polestar electric sports car mooted - report

Volvo's performance arm Polestar might be considering its own electric sports car, separate from any of its Swedish parent company's models. According to a report from UK publication Evo, Polestar could be eyeing off somewhat of a split from Volvo, while taking advantage of parent company Geely’s recent purchase of the iconic Lotus brand...


Volvo S90: Chinese production for Australian market 'inevitable'
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Volvo S90: Chinese production for Australian market 'inevitable'

The first made-in-China Volvo S90 sedans have arrived in Europe via a new rail link joining China to Europe - but Europe won't be the only region to take Volvo cars from Chinese production. For now, all Australian-delivered Volvo cars are built in Sweden, but the opening of three plants in China - which will also build the company's new-generation 60- and 40-series cars - will soon see at least the S90 come to Australia from China...


2017 Volvo S90 R-Design arrives from $100,900
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2017 Volvo S90 R-Design arrives from $100,900

The 2017 Volvo S90 R-Design has quietly joined the local range, starting from $100,900 before on-road costs. Sporting more aggressive styling and the punchier T6 petrol powertrain - which develops a healthy 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque - the S90 T6 R-Design is the Swedish firm's entrant to duel with the likes of the BMW 540i and Mercedes-Benz E400...