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Range Review: 2019 Volvo XC40, XC60, XC90

Volvo Cars registered record sales in 2018, making it Australia’s fastest-growing luxury brand. That was with a showroom comprising 10 vehicles, yet the Swedish brand expects to sell more models in 2019 with just four vehicles after a major culling process...

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Volvo XC40 EV to debut this year
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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...


Lynk & Co 01 L spied
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Lynk & Co 01 L spied

Photographers have snapped the first images of a long-wheelbase Lynk & Co 01, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. Essentially a stretched version of the 01 in the same way the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is a long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan, the Lynk & Co 01 'L' will feature enhanced rear passenger space thanks to the extra distance between the axles, along with a seven-seat option...


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...


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...


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...


Lynk & Co 01 Coupe spied
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Lynk & Co 01 Coupe spied

Photographers have nabbed images of what is believed to be the Lynk & Co '01 Coupe', which will serve as the Chinese start-up's fourth model in its growing family. In similar style to the BMW X4 and X6, along with the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE Coupes, the 01 Coupe will blend the high-riding body of a crossover with the sloping roofline of a coupe, serving as a design-focused niche product...


2019 Range Rover Evoque revealed
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2019 Range Rover Evoque revealed

Range Rover has revealed the 'all-new' (similar-looking) 2019 Evoque, headlined by fresh technology, a redesigned cabin, and the availability of a mild-hybrid powertrain. While it looks fairly similar to the original, the new Evoque blends the distinctive coupe-like design of its forebear with more striking and slimline design elements from the larger Velar...


Volvo XC40 T3 launches in the UK, here in late-2019
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Volvo XC40 T3 launches in the UK, here in late-2019

The Volvo XC40 T3 is now on sale in the UK and Europe, marking the first time the Swedish brand has offered a three-cylinder engine in its line-up. Serving as a new entry point into the XC40 range, the T3 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo three-pot petrol making 116kW of power (@5000rpm) and 265Nm of torque (@1850-3850rpm)...


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...


2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison
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2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

A mainstream mid-sized SUV versus a premium compact sports utility vehicle… Well, who said cross-shopping is always about comparing direct rivals? This comparison between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera and new Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design stems from a CarAdvice reader’s request – yes, we listen to you! – and it throws up some tantalising questions we also wanted to answer...


Volvo sales up 26 per cent year-to-date
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Volvo sales up 26 per cent year-to-date

Volvo Car Australia is growing fast this year, with the Swedish luxury brand posting 3026 registrations as of 30 June, an increase of 26 per cent year-to-date (YTD). A strong result in June (643 units, +14.4 per cent compared to 2017) bolstered Volvo's steady growth this year, spearheaded by the new XC60 SUV, which is the brand's top-selling model currently...


2018 Audi Q2 v Volvo XC40
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2018 Audi Q2 v Volvo XC40

From our vantage point, there’s barely a volume carmaker of note without a small crossover SUV – a high-riding hatchback with attitude designed for young up-and-comers and well-funded downsizers in equal measure...


Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report
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Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report

The XC40 is the first small Volvo SUV, and it's about to become the brand's first all-electric vehicle, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo's chief designer, confirmed the company's first EV will be based on the XC40, and would be followed by an all-electric version of the next-generation XC90 – which will also offer Level 4 autonomous driving technology...


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...


Review Wrap: Hand-picked content from May
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Review Wrap: Hand-picked content from May

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from May? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 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...


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...


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...