Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Volvo Logo

Volvo News

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

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

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)...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...