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Geely buys big stake in Volvo Trucks

Geely has bought an 8.2 per cent stake in AB Volvo, making it the largest single shareholder in the Swedish truck, construction equipment and technology company. The company bought its stake from Cevian Capital and, once regulatory approval is granted, will have 15...

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Volvo planning two-pronged electric approach
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Volvo planning two-pronged electric approach

Volvo will offer two battery sizes in pure-electric versions of the XC40 and upcoming V40 hatchback, according to a report out of the UK. The new hatchback will be built on the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) as the XC40, powered by a range of three- and four-cylinder engines, a plug-in hybrid powertrain and, for the first time, a pure-electric setup...


Geely to buy stake in Mercedes-Benz - report
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Geely to buy stake in Mercedes-Benz - report

Geely, the Chinese parent of Volvo Cars, is set to buy a significant stake in Daimler, the company behind Mercedes-Benz and Smart. According to The Global Times, the state-run China Central Television (CCTV) network is reporting Zhejiang Geely is about to buy three to five per cent of Daimler for 4.0 billion euros ($6.2 billion). Above: Mercedes-Benz CLS...


2018 Volvo XC40 review
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2018 Volvo XC40 review

Volvo is looking to the 2018 XC40 to pour a lot of volume into its future sales. And, as first impressions go for this all-new offering, it's in with a very good chance.


2018 Volvo XC60 review: D5 R-Design
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Volvo XC60 review: D5 R-Design

The second-generation Volvo XC60 makes significant improvements over its tired predecessor. A genuine match for the best luxury SUVs Germany can muster.

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Volvo wins Uber self-driving contract
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Volvo wins Uber self-driving contract

Volvo has won a contract to deliver tens-of-thousands of XC90 SUVs to Uber. The cars will be modified for autonomous driving, with a delivery date some time between 2019 and 2021. Estimates from the Financial Times suggest the deal could be worth more than US$1.9 billion ($2.5 billion). According to Uber, the key to its Volvo deal is flexibility...


Volvo V90: "No final word" on wagon's arrival
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Volvo V90: "No final word" on wagon's arrival

Volvo Australia is still yet to confirm an Australian arrival date for the V90, saying there is "no final word" on when (or if) the big wagon will be arriving Down Under. Speaking to CarAdvice at the ADVI International Driverless Vehicle Summit in Adelaide, Greg Bosnich, communications boss for Volvo's local division, said "discussion is ongoing" about the car in Australia...


2018 Volvo XC60 gets five-star ANCAP rating
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2018 Volvo XC60 gets five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation Volvo XC60 has been awarded the full five-star safety rating by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. It scored an impressive 98 per cent, or 37.25 out of 38, for adult occupant protection, including perfect scores in the side-impact and pole categories. A score of 87 per cent, 42...


2018 Volvo XC60 T8 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Volvo XC60 T8 review

Sharing a platform with the XC90, the all-new Volvo XC60 steps up the game for the Swedish brand with a wide model range. But, how does the $90,000+ XC60 T8 model stack up?


Volvo’s Polestar 2 to take on Tesla Model 3, Polestar 3 for Model X
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Volvo’s Polestar 2 to take on Tesla Model 3, Polestar 3 for Model X

Volvo’s electric performance brand has today announced plans to build a competitor to the upcoming Tesla Model 3 with its Polestar 2, and to also take on the electric SUV market with the Polestar 3. Having unveiled its 2+2 high powered hybrid coupe in the form of the Polestar 1, the sub-brand of the Chinese-owned Swedish company said it will produce full-electric competitors to the Model 3 and X at its newly-built Chinese production facility in Chengdu from 2019...


Volvo's Polestar moves production to China
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Volvo's Polestar moves production to China

Volvo’s performance arm Polestar has moved its production future to China, where it will build a state-of-the-art facility that will also act as a performance and customer centre. Polestar’s all-electric future has been boosted with today's announcement of the Polestar 1, one of three models set to be manufactured at the plant in Chengdu...


Polestar’s subscription ownership model ‘is the future’
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Polestar’s subscription ownership model ‘is the future’

Alongside its unveiling of the Polestar 1, its change in manufacturing locations to China and the announcement of upcoming Polestar 2 and 3 models, Volvo’s soon to be electric sub-brand also revealed details of a subscription model the company says is the future of automobile ownership...


Polestar 1 unveiled: 441kW, 1000Nm hybrid
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Polestar 1 unveiled: 441kW, 1000Nm hybrid

Volvo’s performance arm has today unveiled what it calls the very first vehicle of its new era of performance electric cars. Polestar says the launch of the Chinese-built Polestar 1 will lead the way to two other models, the creatively named Polestar 2 and 3, in the coming years. Australian buyers will be disappointed to know that for now, the Polestar 1 is left-hand-drive only...


2018 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design review
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2018 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design review

See the full article here I want one. That’s the overwhelming thought that has stuck in my mind after driving the 2018 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design. It’s a big call for the new-generation Volvo XC60, considering what else is available in this market space. There are plenty of accomplished names, like the Mercedes GLC, BMW X3 and Audi Q5...


2018 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design review

The high-spec diesel version of the all-new Volvo XC60 range is quick, luxurious and extremely likeable.

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Polestar teases new car ahead of October 17 reveal
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Polestar teases new car ahead of October 17 reveal

Polestar has begun teasing a new vehicle, which will be unveiled on October 17. The newly independent marque has been teasing its first solo branded vehicle on Instagram ahead of its launch in a few weeks time. Polestar has been posting numbered close-up photos of its new car on the social media website, although the individual images don't reveal too much about the new vehicle...


Geely completes Lotus takeover
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Geely completes Lotus takeover

China’s largest privately-owned automotive group, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) has completed a takeover of British sports car marque, Lotus. Geely Holding now owns a majority stake of 51 per cent in Lotus Advance Technologies Sdn Bhd (Lotus) with a minority 49 per cent being held by Malaysia’s Etika Automotive...


Polestar declares 'the end' to co-branding Volvo cars
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Polestar declares 'the end' to co-branding Volvo cars

Polestar has reminded the world that it will soon step out as an independent marque with a simple and slightly mysterious post on social media. The company didn't include any descriptive text with its Instagram post (above), leaving us to speculate the split between Polestar and Volvo is now complete...


Volvo launches 'Care by Volvo' leasing service
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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’. If you order a new XC40 online in Europe, you’ll be able to ‘own’ the model (drive it certainly) for a set monthly price, devoid of any extra fees like tax or insurance...


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...