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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 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...

Uber admits that its self-driving cars illegally cut across bike lanes

Uber has admitted that its self-driving vehicles perform illegal and potentially dangerous right turns. In an email to The Guardian, an Uber spokeswoman admitted that its self-driving cars have a "problem" when they turn across bike lanes, but said that the ride-sharing firm was working on a fix...

Uber ordered to stop autonomous car tests in California, caught running red light

California has ordered Uber to stop trialling self-driving cars in the state, as it does not have necessary permits to do so. Earlier this week, Uber announced that it would be bringing a small number of autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs to its home town. Some of these vehicles will be assigned to pick up and drop off customers who request an UberX car...

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...

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...

Deals on wheels for August 20

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. Nissan Qashqai ST auto — $26,990 drive-away This is a saving of more than $5000...

Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar Performance Optimisation pack revealed, on sale in Australia

UPDATE: Volvo has now confirmed availability of this pack in Australia. See details at bottom of article. The new Polestar Optimisation Package for the second-generation Volvo XC90 T8 has been revealed overnight and, unlike a similar package unveiled last week for the S90 and V90 D5 and T6, it includes a power and torque bump for the Swedish brand's flagship SUV...

Deals On Wheels for June 4: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five 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. Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum The lauded Volvo XC90 is already the subject of factory-backed deals...