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Volvo will add sensors to detect drunk drivers and distracted drivers, announcing all vehicles on the SPA2 platform will be fitted with advanced driver monitoring technology from the early 2020s...

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2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named
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2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named

The World Car Awards countdown continues at the 2019 Geneva motor show, with the top three finalists in each category announced this week. A jury of 86 journalists narrowed down a pool of 40 new models to 10 finalists last month, now down to three, with the winner to be announced at the New York motor show in April...


Volvo to limit new cars to 180km/h from 2020
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Volvo to limit new cars to 180km/h from 2020

Volvo Cars will electronically limit its new vehicles to a top speed of 180km/h from 2020 onwards, as it pushes to make its vehicles safer. The company has a long-held goal of eliminating deaths and serious injuries in its new cars, but now recognises advances in technology and design aren't enough to achieve this target...


2020 Volvo XC90 facelift revealed, new mild hybrid drivetrains announced
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2020 Volvo XC90 facelift revealed, new mild hybrid drivetrains announced

The updated Volvo XC90 has been unveiled, and the exterior differences are difficult to spot. The grille insert is now concave and the highlights around the lower air intakes have been modified, but aside from that the only other differences relate to new alloy wheel designs and paint options...


2019 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs
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2019 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs

Volvo Australia has revised the XC40 line-up for the 2019 model year, dropping the price of entry by $3000 while also switching up the powertrain options in the process. Now starting at $44,990 before on-road costs, the range kicks off with the T4 Momentum, which gets a lower-output version of the 2.0-litre turbo four that was offered in the outgoing T5 Momentum...


Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal
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Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal

Polestar, sub-brand of Volvo, has teased its second production model ahead of its reveal on February 27. The inventively-named Polestar 2, which is gunning straight for the Tesla Model 3, will be a pure EV with a driving range somewhere in the realm of 400km. Based on the teaser, the 2 will run with a slightly slimmer, edgier take on the taillight signature being developed on the S90 and S60 sedans across its bootlid...


2018-19 Volvo XC60 recalled
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2018-19 Volvo XC60 recalled

Volvo Car Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year XC60 SUV over concerns the optional power tailgate mightn't operate as intended in cold weather conditions. The manufacturer reports the tailgate lifting arms may freeze "under certain conditions in cold climates", which could also lead to an unusual noise, loss of function, or even the complete separation of the tailgate lifting arms...


2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced
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2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...


Volvo, Polestar 2: New Android infotainment system teased
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Volvo, Polestar 2: New Android infotainment system teased

The design of Volvo and sub-brand Polestar's new Android-based infotainment system has been revealed as part of the build up to the unveiling, later this year, of the Polestar 2, a new electric sedan set to rival the Tesla Model 3...


Volvo V40 and S90 axed, V90 'on the backburner'
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Volvo V40 and S90 axed, V90 'on the backburner'

Volvo Australia has quietly dropped the V40 and S90 from the local line-up, and has officially said the standard V90 is "on the backburner" after being delayed several times. Speaking with CarAdvice, the company's local PR boss, Greg Bosnich, confirmed the ageing V40 has been dropped though some demonstrator stock remains in dealers...


Volvo recalls several MY15-16 models for fuel leak
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Volvo recalls several MY15-16 models for fuel leak

Volvo Cars Australia has issued a recall for the 2015 and 2016 model-year V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, V60 and XC90, over concerns about a leaking fuel hose. UPDATE, 15/01/2019: The ACCC has amended the wording of the recall notice, removing mention of a fire risk...


508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings
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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to several new models, including the Audi Q3, BMW X5, Peugeot 508, along with the Volvo S60/V60. The Q3, 508, S60 and V60 all scored over 90 per cent in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, while the X5 managed 89 per cent – largely due to the driver's knee airbag not deploying properly in the front offset test...


Volvo shuffles production amid US-China tariff tiff
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Volvo shuffles production amid US-China tariff tiff

Swedish marque Volvo has been forced to switch up its production schedule in an effort to dodge higher American import tariffs on Chinese-made vehicles. Industry journal Automotive News says Volvo has cancelled plans to export the all-new S60 sedan (above/below) from its new American factory to the Chinese market, just months after commencing production...


2019 Volvo S60 review
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2019 Volvo S60 review

The all-new Volvo S60 has dropped with a surprise 300kW+ Polestar model to get the blood flowing. But, is it M3 quick? Paul Maric finds out.


2019 Volvo S60 review: First drive
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2019 Volvo S60 review: First drive

The all-new Volvo S60 is an excellent thing. It's engaging to drive, offers a beautiful interior with plenty of room, but it's let down by firm suspension and fidgety brakes on the high-performance S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered. But, keep in mind that Volvo will offer the S60 featuring air suspension with adaptive dampers, which will likely solve the ride issues...


Polestar 1 Prototype starts production
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Polestar 1 Prototype starts production

Polestar, Volvo’s performance arm, has started prototype production of its upcoming Polestar 1 model. Construction of the first batch of 34 road-going verification prototype (VP) took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Series production however, is set to take place at the new Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China...


2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country unveiled
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2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country unveiled

The Volvo V60 Cross Country has been unveiled overnight, sticking to a formula that's worked well for Volvo since the 1997 V70 XC. The Cross Country has 75mm more ground clearance than the regular V60 wagon. Other standard features include all-wheel drive, a special off-road driving mode, hill descent control, stability control, and corner traction control...


Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads
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Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads

Volvo has been granted permission to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads, according to a new report from DI Digital. The publication says Volvo will be able to run autonomous mules on public roads around Gothenburg, its home town, provided they stay below 60km/h. They'll also need to have a human safety driver behind the wheel, with one hand on the steering wheel at all times...


Volvo Vera autonomous truck concept has no cab
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Volvo Vera autonomous truck concept has no cab

The cabless Volvo Vera autonomous truck has been debuted, as the company continues development on self-driving heavy-haulers. Vera is designed to carry standard container and trailers over short distances within ports, factories and large logistics centres...


VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump
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VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump

Three smaller challengers to the perennial German luxury leaders all grew in a cooling luxury market in August, with Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo all posting meaningful increases over their 2017 results. We'll start with Volvo, which shifted 689 cars and held a 0.7 per cent market share, for 83.7 per cent growth over the same month last year...