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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 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.

2018 Volvo XC60 review

The all-new, second-generation Volvo XC60 isn't trying to be a better version of the first iteration: it's trying to be something completely different, and succeeding at it, too.

2017 Volvo XC60 T5 R-Design review

There's an all-new version around the corner, but the 2017 Volvo XC60 remains a solid option for buyers in the market for a premium, family-friendly SUV.

2017 Volvo S90 D4 review: Long-term report three – infotainment

Rolling into the third instalment of our 2017 Volvo S90 D4 Momentum long-term review, 'owner' Mike Costello has tapped me to assess Volvo's new-generation Sensus infotainment system. For some, availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the system might be all that needs saying...

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Volvo Videos

2018 Volvo XC60 review

Read the full article here. It’s hard to understate the importance of this new-generation 2018 Volvo XC60. It’s the car that replaces the best-seller in the brand’s range, which had its best year of sales in the last year of its production. It is vital, then, that this thing be not only good, but good enough to help boost those sales even further...

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...

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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

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

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

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

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...

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Volvo Owner Reviews

2007 Volvo S80 V8 AWD review

One day, while driving past my local Volvo dealer (in my brother's long-term-loan V70), I spotted a black sedan in the forecourt. “That's an S80, you don't see many of them,” and “that's pretty cheap ($25K)," I thought to myself. The next time I went to the dealer for a service, I had a good look at the black sedan...

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...

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