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2011-2016 Volvo S60, V60 recalled for fluid leak: 725 vehicles affected - UPDATED with numbers

Volvo has issued a recall for 725 of its 2011 to 2016 model-year S60 and V60 models over concerns a fluid leak could pose a fire hazard. The Swedish manufacturer reports that the affected vehicles may experience a coolant fluid leak during engine warm-up in certain driving and climate conditions - such as hard acceleration after a cold start in a cold climate...

Volvo launches mobile concierge service in the US

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has launched a pilot program for its mobile concierge service in the US, which will allow owners to have their car serviced, cleaned and refuelled at their home. Based on the company's consumer research, over 70 per cent of Volvo customers want refuelling services at their fingertips, while 56 per cent want their car picked up for routine maintenance, and 49 per cent would like to be able to have their car moved to another location when desired...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence available in Australia: $172,200 starting price for super-luxe SUV

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence is now available to order in Australia, starting at $172,200 plus on-road costs. Volvo's uber-luxe SUV is the new flagship model in the XC90 family, which previously topped by the T8 R-Design variant, which kicks off at $122,950 plus on-roads...

Volvo S90 Excellence, S90 L revealed in China

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has revealed two new versions of its S90 sedan aimed at the Chinese market, the uber-luxe S90 Excellence and long-wheelbase S90 L. Both models will be built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Daqing, China, and exported globally. Volvo says the new S90 models showcase the company’s credentials as a premium car maker...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500

The lightly updated 2017 Volvo V40 range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a freshened look and lower prices for the Swedish brand’s small hatch. For the new model year, the 2017 V40 comes a step closer to the company's updated face, including the 'Thor's Hammer' LED daytime-running light signature already seen on the XC90 SUV and S90/V90 sedan and wagon twins...

No more updates for Volvo S60, V60 until new model arrives

The mid-sized Volvo S60 sedan and V60 wagon will have to make do on their current level of charm and good looks, as there will be no more significant updates until a whole new car arrives. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the new S90 sedan, Volvo Australia Director of PR and Corporate Communications, Greg Bosnich, said that “the S60 has had its facelift, and we’ll have to wait for the new car to see a new look"...

Safety no longer an option with Volvo

When the all-new second-generation Volvo XC90 launched in 2015, many were surprised to see some of the much-touted safety technology available only as an optional fitment. IntelliSafe Assist, comprising adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, lane departure mitigation and a forward collision warning, was previously available as a $2600 option or as part of a $4000 driver assistance package...

2018 Volvo XC60 to hit Australia late next year: All-new medium SUV on the way

The much anticipated next-generation 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV is expected to arrive on local shores late next year, the company's Australian arm has confirmed with CarAdvice. The XC60 badge hit local showrooms in 2009, after first appearing as a concept in 2007. Its global debut occurred at the 2008 Geneva motor show, and Australian buyers got their first up-close look during the Sydney motor show (RIP) later that year...

2017 Volvo S90 launched in Australia from $79,900

The 2017 Volvo S90 range has officially launched Down Under, giving the Swedish marque a rival to the German duo of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series. Starting at $79,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level T5 Momentum and topping out at $98,900 plus on-road costs for the flagship T6 Inscription all-wheel drive variant, the S90 undercuts the recently-launched E-Class range by a margin between $10,000 and $40,000 depending on the variant...