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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

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’

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

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

CarAdvice podcast 68: New EV infrastructure coming for Australia?

While Mandy heads to the Birdsville Races, Paul Maric is joined this week is Mike Costello, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes the all-new Bentley Continental GT, details on Kia Stinger specifications, the awesome looking Suzuki Jimny, the all-new Porsche Cayenne, plus the BMW i3 revision and Volvo XC60...