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CarAdvice podcast 82: Are dealership paint protection offers worthwhile?

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. Covering this weeks car news, the Lamborghini Urus has been revealed, the Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid has been confirmed, and the entry-level Hyundai i30 Go arrives at $19,990...

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

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

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...

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...