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CarAdvice podcast 91: i30 N pricing and Tesla build quality

This week it's just Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio, except... Scott Collie joins us to talk car news, including pricing and specs for the Hyundai i30 N, Volvo V60 launch details, and Subaru Liberty pricing and specs. The 2019 Lexus UX has been teased, Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production has ended, and the Peugeot 508 has been leaked...

2018 Volvo V60 revealed

The all-new Volvo V60 has been revealed, sporting an overhauled design, fresh technologies and a range of updated powertrains. Looking like a mini-me version of the larger V90, the new V60 shares its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) with the XC60 SUV and the entire range of 90 Series models – which includes the S90, V90 and XC90...

The week's top news stories, February 18

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you're not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven't missed anything important, we've gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...

VIDEO: 2019 Volvo V60 teased, full reveal on Feb 21

Volvo has teased its latest load-lugging wagon, the V60, in a video highlighting its long history of creating practical family cars. The brand says it's "continuing a legacy of estates for a new generation" with the V60, tugging on the heart strings with snippets of children learning to drive, couples falling in love and families on road trips in a smorgasbord of classic Volvo wagons...

2019 Volvo V60 leaked ahead of Feb 21 debut

The Volvo V60 wagon has been leaked a week before its official unveiling. Two images published on AutoMotoSvijet – an automotive site in Bosnia and Herzegovina – show the new mid-size wagon from its rear three-quarter and profile views. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the car borrows most of its styling cues from the XC60 SUV with which it shares a platform...

2018 Volvo S60 Polestar, V60 Polestar revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Volvo Cars Australia has now confirmed the updated 2018 Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar models will land here by either the end of 2017 or early in 2018, although the exact number of cars we'll get is still to be confirmed. August 28: Volvo's performance tuning spinoff Polestar has revealed the latest tweaks to its enhanced S60 and V60 models this week, a little over one year since their last major update...

2017 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar pricing and specs

Local pricing for the 2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models have surfaced online this week, with the sporty mid-sized sedan and wagon twins starting at $89,990 and $92,990 before on-road costs respectively. This means the new Polestar models are a smidgen under $10,000 cheaper than the models they replace, despite offering more power and better performance, while commanding a $20,000 premium over the current T6 R-Design range topper ($69,990)...

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...

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...

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"...

2017 Volvo S60 Polestar, V60 Polestar in Australia later this year: Hero Swedes drop cylinders, boost power

The 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar sedan and V60 Polestar wagon revealed today are the fastest road-going production Volvos in history. The Swedish company and its performance subsidiary have ditched the old car’s turbocharged six and replaced it with a ramped-up twin-charged 2.0-litre four from Volvo’s Drive-E family...