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Volvo Australia confident V40 can remain a viable option when new SUV lobs

The Volvo small car range is set to boom with the addition of the all-new Volvo XC40 compact SUV, and in some people's minds there is a question over how the Volvo V40 will fit in that space when that happens. While you may not spot a Volvo V40 every day when you’re stuck in traffic, the brand has had a reasonable amount of success with the current-generation small hatchback model...

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...

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...

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...

2018 Volvo XC40 previewed alongside jacked-up 'V40.2' concept

Shoppers in the compact SUV market have been given a first look at what could be their next buy, with the unveiling today of a concept that is sure to preview the new 2018 Volvo XC40. For now, the show car is known as the XC40.1, one of two new '40 Series' concepts, following in the footsteps of the current V40 and 40-badged models of generations past...

2017 Volvo V40, XC40 concepts teased ahead of big unveiling next week

Sweden's biggest auto brand has handed down a trio of (not so) mysterious teaser images overnight via social media platform Snapchat, offering a first look at the new 2017 Volvo V40 - and likely also its long-anticipated XC40 sibling. Although the company did not reveal the identity of the new vehicle/s, it did confirm that the teasers pointed to its new '40 Series' - described as "not your daddy's Volvo" - leaving little room for doubt...

2017 Volvo V40 facelift revealed: Australian debut due later this year

The updated 2017 Volvo V40 facelift has been revealed today, with an official premiere set to occur at the Geneva motor show next week. As expected, the small V40 hatch has been given only a light exterior update for the new model year. With an all-new replacement due in the next couple of years, a more extensive change was never likely...

Small SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream small SUVs Citroen C4 Cactus – Q1 Suzuki Vitara Turbo – April MG CS/GS/GTS SUV – second half Luxury small SUVs Mercedes-Benz GLA45 update – Q1 Infiniti QX30 – Q3 Volvo V40 Cross Country update – Q3  ...

Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...

2016 Volvo New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volvo Cars models launching in Australia in 2016. XC90 R-Design — Q1 The R-Design version of the very well-received all-new Volvo XC90 should finally get here at the end of Q1, 2016 — following the new version’s local launch in Inscription and Momentum spec levels in August, 2015...

2016 Volvo V40 gains new entry-level engines

The 2016 Volvo V40 has arrived with a pair of new entry-level engines and enhanced specification across the range. The updated V40 line-up continues to kick off with the D2 Kinetic from $36,990 plus on-road costs, though there’s now a larger engine under the bonnet. The old 1.6-litre makes way for a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel...