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The Volvo Car Corporation, founded in 1927 by Gustad Larson and Assar Gabrielsson, allowed Sweden to enter the automotive industry. Since then Volvo has introduced approximately 70 models to the international market. In Australia, currently 11 models are available of which the XC60 and XC90 Crossovers are highest sellers and Volvo has just announced the re-design of the S60 and V60.

Volvo Reviews

2017 Volvo S90 D4 review: Long-term report two - highway and country driving

We introduced you to our Volvo S90 D4 long-termer last month, and have promptly racked up about 1400km of driving in our 'entry level' variant. Given its diesel engine, long-distance cruising should quite obviously be this car's forte. Volvo's corporate tagline 'shake the world gently' is especially apt when considering the manner in which its flagship sedan (kicking off at $80k) drives...

2017 Volvo S90 D4 review: Long-term report one - introduction

There are a few really good reasons why the Volvo S90 D4 Momentum is a great addition to our growing Melbourne long-term fleet. The Swedish sedan is a bit of an unknown quantity, being so new to market against an established competitor set. Moreover, we’re yet to put this lower-level variant through the wringer...

2017 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design review: Long-term report three

We swap blue for white and upgrade to the 300kW Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid. But is the extra power worth the extra cost?

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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Volvo Videos

2017 Volvo S90 - Walkaround Video Review

Read the article here. This is the brand-new Volvo S90 sedan, one of the company's new flagship passenger models. This car is designed to take on the Germans; the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and let’s not forget the British Jaguar XF.

Volvo V90 Wagon : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Read the article here. The new 2017 Volvo V90 wagon has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the Geneva motor show in a few weeks time. Today’s reveal puts an end to the near constant trickle of leaks, which stretches back as far as October 2015 when photos of scale models of the car popped up in China...

2016 Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum Review

Read the article here. The outgoing Volvo XC90 was the biggest selling model for the Swedish brand in most crucial markets and this all-new model is the first to be wholly released under the ownership of new Chinese owner Geely. Add to that the fact that the architecture on which the XC90 is based will drive future model development across the range, and it's fair to say the XC90 is a pretty important vehicle for Volvo...

2015 Volvo V60 - long term update review

Read the article here. Tony and Ben take a look at the Volvo V60 which has worked its way through the office over the past three months.  ...

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Volvo Comparisons

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...

Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q7 v BMW X5 v Jaguar F-Pace v Lexus RX350 v Mercedes-Benz GLE v Porsche Cayenne v Range Rover Sport v Volvo XC90

For around $100k there's a huge choice of plus-sized premium SUVs on offer. We take eight of the finest on a three-day trek to decide which is the finest luxury family hauler decent money can buy...

Audi Q7 3.0TDI v Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription : Comparison review

Two giant releases on the large-SUV radar this year, the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, seem intent on reshaping the seven-seater landscape with aligned vision and purpose. Surprising, perhaps, given how differently the Swedish and German brands have been traditionally perceived, but also how different this Big Boy pair are by all appearances viewed from 50 paces...

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Volvo News

2018 Volvo XC60 detailed in new video

The new 2018 Volvo XC60 has been detailed in an online walkaround video this week, featuring the company's senior product manager Hans Nilsson. In the eight-minute clip, Nilsson reveals the new SUV will be offered in three trim levels like its 90-Series stablemates - Momentum, R-Design and Inscription - while a range of alloy wheels will be offered, from 18 to 22 inches in diameter...

Volvo's first EV will be built in China, exported to the world

Volvo has confirmed its first ever commercially available pure electric vehicle will be built in China. In a statement, Volvo said its first EV will go on sale in 2019, and will be made in China for both local and global consumption. The Volvo EV will be based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will serve as the basis of the upcoming XC40 crossover, S40 sedan and V40 hatch or wagon, as well as the Lynk & Co 01 SUV and 03 sedan...

2017 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar pricing and specs

Local pricing for the 2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models have surfaced online this week, with the sporty mid-sized sedan and wagon twins starting at $89,990 and $92,990 before on-road costs respectively. This means the new Polestar models are a smidgen under $10,000 cheaper than the models they replace, despite offering more power and better performance, while commanding a $20,000 premium over the current T6 R-Design range topper ($69,990)...

Volvo not interested in hydrogen

Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo, has confirmed that the Swedish automaker isn't interested in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Talking with Wards Auto at the recent Geneva motor show, Samuelsson said that "battery electrification is what we believe in". He went on to say: "With hydrogen you would require all new infrastructure once more, so I think there is a limit to what people will invest in...

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Volvo Owner Reviews

2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Luxury review

This is a follow up to my first review of the 2015 Volvo XC60 T5, published in late 2015 when I had owned the car for just 10 days. This model is actually an MY15.5. If anything, I like the car even better. After almost 33,000km, nothing has gone wrong. I change oil every 7500km, which is a bit pricey. Fuel consumption is okay...

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design Hybrid review

Let me start by getting my bias out on the table. I love Volvos. I grew up on Sydney's North Shore where Volvos are the family car of choice. I also learnt to drive in a 2002 Volvo V70XC and have since owned three Volvos before this one. This Volvo however, is different. Very different. It's the first of the new direction for Volvo as a genuine rival to the German luxury brands...

2009 Volvo V70 T6 review

Back in 2012 I specifically ordered an XC70 D5 after having had an XC90 D5 for 5 years. For me, the XC70 has just been a real marvel of a travel companion – I cover quite vast distances at times as I live in Tasmania but have a lot of rural clients all across our great country...

2000 Volvo S40 2.0 SE Review

It’s mid-January, a Monday morning, 04:30am. I’m on my way to work and taking the back route – a series of sweeping corners, the odd hairpin and the odd wallaby on what can only be described as a goat track. The engine is warm, as is the air for this time of morning. Fourth gear. I stab the throttle and shift back to third. Repeat to find second...

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