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2019 Volvo S60 revealed, Australia no sure thing

The new-generation 2019 Volvo S60 has been revealed today, but an Australian debut for the premium new sedan is still to be confirmed. Likewise, the big V90 has yet to arrive in anything but SUV-like Cross Country form, leaving the stately S90 as the local operation's only all-new model that isn't an SUV...

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Polestar 1: Carbon-fibre construction detailed
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Polestar 1: Carbon-fibre construction detailed

Swedish performance brand Polestar has released new details about its upcoming 1 hybrid sports car, this time regarding the new model's extensive use of lightweight carbon-fibre in its construction. The company says the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for most body parts contributes to a weight saving of 230 kilograms...


Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025
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Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025

Volvo wants 25 per cent of the plastics in its new cars to be recycled by 2025, revealing a unique XC60 to demonstrate what that might look like. The XC60 has a centre tunnel made of renewable fibres and plastics made of discarded fishing nets and sailing ropes. Its carpet is made of fibres developed from PET plastic bottles, working with a recycled cotton mix from clothing manufacturer offcuts...


2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal
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2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal

Volvo Cars has teased the all-new S60, which will be revealed next week as part of inauguration proceedings for the company's new US factory. In a new video posted to the company's Facebook page, the brief teaser shows a quick top-down shot, then reveals the new S60's face – complete with a Polestar Engineered badge on the grille...


2019 Volvo S60 to debut Polestar Engineered package
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2019 Volvo S60 to debut Polestar Engineered package

The Polestar Engineered upgrade package for the Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrids has been detailed, ahead of the S60's formal debut next week. The Polestar package has a revised engine control unit, which bumps the output of the US-spec plug-in hybrid drivetrain to 309kW of power and 670Nm of torque...


Volvo to skip 2019 Geneva motor show
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Volvo to skip 2019 Geneva motor show

Volvo Cars has joined a growing list of manufacturers pushing away from motor shows, instead focusing on more closely-tailored events showcasing its new products. The first casualty is the 2019 Geneva motor show, with no word on whether it'll appear at the 2018 Paris motor show this October...


Volvo expects a third of its cars to be autonomous by 2025
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Volvo expects a third of its cars to be autonomous by 2025

Volvo has laid out “operational ambitions" for electrification, self-driving and subscription services, which it hopes to achieve by 2025. As previously announced, the Chinese-owned automaker hopes to generate half its annual sales from pure-electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. If this comes to pass, it’ll be quite an achievement given it's yet to announce a mass-market pure-electric vehicle...


2019 Volvo V60 review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Volvo V60 review

The Volvo V60 is the car you probably want, but the XC60 is the car you actually need.

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Volvo V60 'R' spied
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Volvo V60 'R' spied

A higher-performance version of the Volvo V60, potentially badged as the V60 R, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. With all the work involved in regenerating its line-up, as well as concentrating on "Swedish luxury", the Geely-owned luxury marque has thus far avoided going toe-to-toe with BMW M and Mercedes-AMG, but that might be set to change...


2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i v Volvo XC60 T6 R Design comparison
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2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i v Volvo XC60 T6 R Design comparison

You’ve got about $80,000 to spend on a mid-sized luxury SUV, but is it best to go the traditional German route or take the alternative Swedish path?


Volvo V40 replacement confirmed, XC40 production increased
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Volvo V40 replacement confirmed, XC40 production increased

A replacement for the Volvo V40 has been confirmed by the Swedish brand, although no timing has yet to be announced. Volvo says it will launch "new models on its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), replacing the current V40". Spy photos for these new models have yet to emerge. The current V40 was launched globally in 2012, and given a facelift (above) in 2016...


Volvo and Amazon Prime Now combine to offer test drives
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Volvo and Amazon Prime Now combine to offer test drives

Volvo has teamed up with Amazon to offer tech-savvy potential buyers a test drive, provided they live in a specific part of the UK. Starting in London (June 9/10) and running through Birmingham (16/17 June), Manchester (23/24 June) and Edinburgh (30 June/1 July), the program will allow Amazon Prime Now subscribers to book a test drive of the V40 and have the car delivered to their door...


Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles
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Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles

The Lexus LC500, Volvo XC40, and Hyundai Kona have won prizes in the Automotive and Transport category of the Good Design Awards. Sitting atop the tree in exterior design was the LC500, which won the first-ever Best Exterior Design Award for Automotive and Transport, after being described as a "stunning vehicle in every regard" by the judging panel...


2019 Volvo S60 abandons diesel
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2019 Volvo S60 abandons diesel

The Volvo S60 will be the first model from the company in many generations to not feature a diesel engine option. Production of the new S60 begins in the northern autumn at the company's new factory in Charleston, South Carolina. Volvo says its new American plant will be the car's sole manufacturing point...


Volvo Cars and Trucks to share live vehicle data
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Volvo Cars and Trucks to share live vehicle data

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will team up to share live traffic and safety data, in an attempt to form a critical mass of connected vehicles for improved safety. Although they both use the same name and badge, Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are actually separate companies, which makes this the first time Volvo Cars has shared safety-related data with another company...


Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo
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Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo

Volvo Cars will embed Google Assistant, Maps and the Google Play Store in its next-generation Sensus infotainment system. As announced in May 2017, the replacement for Volvo's current infotainment system will be based on Google Android – something Audi is also planning. Although both system will have the same software skeleton, each manufacturer will be able to make the system look like their own...


2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review

It's Volvo's first foray into the compact SUV segment and it's a cracker of a car. But, is it ultimately let down by insane servicing costs? Paul Maric finds out.

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Volvo aiming for 50 per cent electric sales by 2025
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Volvo aiming for 50 per cent electric sales by 2025

Volvo Cars has announced plans to have 50 per cent of its sales be electric by 2025, following on from its announcement all its vehicles will be plug-in hybrid, battery-electric or mild hybrid by 2019. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the driver behind this decision is China...


Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing
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Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing

Volvo has cranked up the luxury in the S90 sedan, adding an "industry-first sensory experience" to the already sumptuous S90 Excellence. Set for a Beijing motor show debut, the S90 Ambience relies on a smartphone app to control seven visual themes, which in turn sync with sound and scent systems to deliver a unique experience...


Polestar 1: Hybrid Swede put through its paces - Video
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Polestar 1: Hybrid Swede put through its paces - Video

Having spun Polestar off into its own electric-focused performance brand, Volvo wowed the world with the Polestar 1.  With 441kW and 1000Nm on tap from a hotted-up version of the T8 twin-engine plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the XC90 and S90, the car is thoroughly modern under the skin...