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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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2015 Volvo XC60, XC70 recalled for fuel gauge fix
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2015 Volvo XC60, XC70 recalled for fuel gauge fix

Volvo has issued a recall in Australia for 144 of its 2015 model-year XC60 and XC70 crossovers fitted with the five-cylinder turbo-diesel engines over concerns the fuel gauge could be faulty. The Swedish manufacturer reports that the fuel gauge in affected vehicles could show there is sufficient fuel even when the car has an empty tank...


2018 Volvo XC40 spied
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2018 Volvo XC40 spied

The new Volvo XC40 has been spied undergoing extreme cold weather testing in the Arctic region of Sweden. Despite the camouflage and false body panels, we can see that the XC40 will be very closely related to 2016's 40.1 Concept, with short front and rear overhangs, hockey stick-style rear lights, and a side window line that turns dramatically upwards as it approaches the C-pillar...


Volvo XC40 launch confirmed for 2017, EV coming in 2019
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Volvo XC40 launch confirmed for 2017, EV coming in 2019

The new Volvo XC40 crossover will be launched this year, as will a replacement for the XC60. Henrik Green, Volvo's research and development boss, has confirmed to Autocar that the new XC40 crossover will make its debut this year. The XC40 will be the first model in the fourth-generation 40-Series range, and will also be the first Volvo to use the company's new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA)...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017

The end of Australian manufacturing for Toyota now has a date. The company announced that it will cease production of the Aurion in August, the Camry Hybrid in September and the final petrol Camry will roll off the assembly line on October 3...


CarAdvice News Desk
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CarAdvice News Desk

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson usually presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. This week it's Matt Campbell, because Tegan's not in...


Volvo 'ute' spied in XC90 clothing
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Volvo 'ute' spied in XC90 clothing

An odd-looking Volvo XC90 prototype has been spied in Europe, sporting a very long wheelbase and scaffolding over the tailgate. The red prototype features a rear axle that is noticeably further back than the standard XC90, with photographers estimating the wheelbase on this vehicle has been stretched by nearly 250mm – for reference, the XC90 has a 2984mm wheelbase...


Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever
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Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever

Volvo has lived up to its reputation, with the new S90 sedan and V90 wagon netting five stars in Euro NCAP’s brand new 2017 testing regime. Moreover, both cars eclipsed the previous record score, attained by… another Volvo, the XC90 crossover...


Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way
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Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way

Volvo has filed several trademark applications for new models in the US and Europe. First picked up by website swedespeed, it appears the Swedish manufacturer is preparing to introduce compact V20 and V30 models in the US, while the European application includes the names P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10...


Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected
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Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected

Volvo has issued a recall for its 2017 model-year S60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC90 over concerns the frontal and seat airbags may not function as intended. The Swedish manufacturer reports the airbag igniter may not adequately inflate the driver, passenger, and/or seat airbag units in the event of an accident...


Volvo and Polestar to power up with a range of electric and hybrid models
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Volvo and Polestar to power up with a range of electric and hybrid models

Volvo and its recently purchased tuning arm Polestar initially paired up to make powered-up petrolhead cars. But that won’t be the way the two companies combine in the future, CarAdvice can reveal. The Polestar arm as we currently know it, is set to be retired when the current-generation S60 and V60 Polestar models finish up within the next 18-24 months, and it is likely that the Polestar brand will then be applied to plug-in hybrid and electric models with a performance bent...


Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years
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Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years

The regeneration of the Volvo brand as it aims to establish itself as a stylish European alternative has reached its first milestone, and the next two goals will be completed in the coming two years, the brand’s chief says. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO and chairman of the board, made it clear at the 2017 Detroit motor show the brand will complete its three ‘series’ of cars in the next 24 months...


Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90
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Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90

The new-all Volvo S90 and next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class take on Audi's A6 to see which is the king of European plus-sized diesel sedan. It turns out that there's much more to play for in this segment beyond big legroom and low fuel bills...


2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review
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2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence is the most expensive and exclusive Volvo ever made – but is the best XC90 actually the best XC90? James takes a look at the 4-seat, 300kW, hybrid limo.  ...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016
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Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...


Volvo adds Skype calling to S90, V90, XC90
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Volvo adds Skype calling to S90, V90, XC90

Volvo has announced it will add Skype connectivity to its S90, V90 and XC90 models, making the Swedish brand the first car company to add the connectivity software to its cars. The system is Skype for Business, which is designed for conference calling, not video calls - so safety anoraks needn't be too concerned...


Most searched car brands of 2016
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Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...


Tesla hires Volvo's chief interior designer to improve cabins
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Tesla hires Volvo's chief interior designer to improve cabins

Tesla has hired Volvo's head of interior design to help give its upcoming cars more inviting cabins. As initially reported by Elektrek, Tesla has hired Anders Bell to the position of senior director for engineering. Prior to this, Bell spent over two years at Volvo with a similar title...


2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review
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2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence is the most expensive and exclusive Volvo ever made – but is the best XC90 actually the best XC90?

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