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Volvo XC40 EV to debut this year

Volvo is set to reveal an electric variant of its XC40 SUV later this year, the company has confirmed. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, at a safety event in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo officials indicated the EV will debut before the end of 2019, before hitting showrooms in global markets from 2020...

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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...


2019 Lynk & Co 03 revealed
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2019 Lynk & Co 03 revealed

The Lynk & Co 03 sedan has been revealed ahead of its official debut a the Chengdu motor show in September, becoming the company's third model line and its first non-SUV. In terms of design, there are few surprises given the various teasers have been released over the past month, along with the fact it's largely unchanged from the 03 concept revealed at last year's Shanghai motor show...


Lynk & Co 03 teased again
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Lynk & Co 03 teased again

The Lynk & Co 03 has been all but officially revealed, though that hasn't stopped the Chinese manufacturer from releasing yet another teaser this week. Like the camouflaged photos published earlier this week, the latest set of designer sketches don't offer too many surprises in terms of the car's looks...


2019 Lynk & Co 03 teased
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2019 Lynk & Co 03 teased

Lynk & Co has teased its upcoming 03 sedan with a set of official 'spy images' this week, ahead of a full debut later this year or early next. Set to become the new Chinese brand's third model when it goes on sale, the Lynk & Co 03 will share its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform with its 01 and 02 stablemates, along with the Volvo XC40...


Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia
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Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia

The local Volvo XC40 range will be bolstered by the addition of a new 'T4' petrol offering and the 'Inscription' trim grade later this year. A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader noticed the new offerings during a visit to a dealer in Canberra, and Volvo Australia has since confirmed the additional variants will be coming later this year, though it wouldn't elaborate any further...


2018 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2018 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update (27/3): Volvo's local division has confirmed features for the Momentum and R-Design variants. See article for details Australian details for the 2018 Volvo XC40 range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest SUV to kick off from $47,990 before on-road costs when it lands next month...


Volvo details new T3 petrol engine - UPDATE
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Volvo details new T3 petrol engine - UPDATE

Volvo has released details of its new T3 turbocharged petrol engine, which will launch with the new XC40 crossover in the coming months. It's the first three-cylinder engine in the Swedish manufacturer's 91-year history, and will likely rollout across the wider 40 Series range as the next generation of Volvo's smallest model family expands...


Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online
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Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online

The upcoming Lynk & Co 02 crossover has leaked online this week, giving us a first look at the third model in the young Chinese company's range. Posted by Britain's Autocar, the 02 will slot below the larger 01 SUV, while sharing the CMA platform co-developed by parent companies Geely and Swedish marque Volvo...


2018 Volvo XC40 revealed
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2018 Volvo XC40 revealed

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC40 has been revealed, ahead of an Australian debut confirmed for the second quarter of next year. It's a badge that has been in the offing for more than five years, and now it's official, with the 2018 XC40 unveiled at a standalone event in Milan tonight...


Volvo 20-Series confirmed, XC20 mooted to take on Q2 - report
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Volvo 20-Series confirmed, XC20 mooted to take on Q2 - report

The US boss of Swedish manufacturer Volvo has somewhat confirmed that a sub-compact 20-Series model family is on the cards. In a recent interview with America's Car and Driver, Lex Kerssemakers, president of Volvo USA, let slip that a 20-Series model (or family of models) could slot below the upcoming next-generation 40-Series family...


Volvo's first EV will be built in China, exported to the world
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Volvo's first EV will be built in China, exported to the world

Volvo has confirmed its first ever commercially available pure electric vehicle will be built in China. In a statement, Volvo said its first EV will go on sale in 2019, and will be made in China for both local and global consumption. The Volvo EV will be based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will serve as the basis of the upcoming XC40 crossover, S40 sedan and V40 hatch or wagon, as well as the Lynk & Co 01 SUV and 03 sedan...


Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan revealed ahead of Shanghai
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Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan revealed ahead of Shanghai

The Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Although this vehicle bears the tag 'concept', it doesn't seem a world away from being production-ready. But, while the company has revealed the look of the concept car, it hasn't released any details about the vehicle...


Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?
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Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?

No surprise: Fuel consumption is a key consideration for many Australian new car buyers, primarily because it tends to directly affect your weekly budget and spend. And fair enough. If you think of a car which averages 10L/100km, driven 15,000km a year and filling up at $1.25 per litre, it will cost you about $1875 per year...


Small car sales: Corolla, Mazda 3, Golf, Civic and more
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Small car sales: Corolla, Mazda 3, Golf, Civic and more

While SUVs are now outselling passenger cars, and light commercials are occupying much of the top 10, the small car segment remains the market's most popular. VFACTS data shows that 53,410 small sedans, hatches and wagons were sold over the first quarter of 2017, giving this segment a market share of 19.1 per cent. Next in line are medium SUVs on 16...


Mysterious Lynk & Co concept surfaces online, could preview upcoming 02 sedan
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Mysterious Lynk & Co concept surfaces online, could preview upcoming 02 sedan

A new Lynk & Co sedan concept has surfaced online this week, complete with scissor-style doors and futuristic styling. The images, taken by Fred Etoall for the Chinese manufacturer and published online by Adamsky Management, show a striking sedan which combines Lynk & Co's bold corporate face and a sedan body - as opposed to the SUV aesthetic adopted by the 01 crossover revealed late last year...


2018 Lynk & Co '02' sedan spied
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2018 Lynk & Co '02' sedan spied

The Lynk & Co '02' sedan has been spotted undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Launched in October 2016, Lynk & Co is a new global brand for Geely, which will sit above the Chinese automaker's own marque, but below Volvo. Like the Lynk & Co 01 crossover, the new sedan is based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that's being developed by Volvo...


Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO
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Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO

The small SUV craze won't be slowing anytime soon, and luxury brand Volvo is counting down the hours in anticipation of its new addition, the Volvo XC40. The all-new Volvo XC40 that is set to be unveiled within the next two months – likely at the Shanghai motor show in China, as the car will be built there, sharing parent company Geely’s small car platform – and Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson reckons the new small SUV will be vital as part of the company’s growth plans...


Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing
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Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has announced its first all-electric vehicle (EV) will offer a range of at least 250 miles (402km) and start between US$35,000-$40,000 ($46,238-$52,844) when it hit markets in 2019. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA, is quoted saying if the company wants to do well in the States with this vehicle, it needs to meet these targets...