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Why showrooms are running out of new cars
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16th Apr 2021
5 min read

Why showrooms are running out of new cars

Car buyers are waiting months – and in some cases until early next year – to take delivery of new vehicles because a global shortage of semi conductors has temporarily slammed the brakes on car production lines. A year ago, car dealers were overstocked with new models as demand fell by almost 50 per cent, and had concerns they might close their doors forever as the COVID-19 pandemic started to take hold in Australia.
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Joshua Dowling
Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue
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27th Apr 2020
2 min read

Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 9205 of its cars due to software issue may mean the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system does not deploy properly in the event of cyclist or pedestrian detection. The affected cars are model-year 2019-2020 S60 sedan, V60 and V90 Cross Country wagons, and XC40 (pictured above), XC60 and XC90 SUVs sold between 22 March 2019 and 17 March 2020.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system
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9th Oct 2019
1 min read

2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system

The Volvo XC40 Electric is set to become the one of the first production cars to feature an infotainment system powered by the Android Automotive operating system (OS).
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Derek Fung
Car News Daily: Your daily download
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26th Sep 2019

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcast
2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to be unveiled in October
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25th Sep 2019
2 min read

2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to be unveiled in October

The Volvo XC40 EV will be unveiled next month and the automaker claims it "will be one of the safest cars we have ever built". Volvo has reinforced the front end as it no longer holds a bulky internal combustion engine. It has also reinforced the rear, and integrated the electric powertrain into the body structure so it is easier to distribution collision forces away from the passenger cell.
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Derek Fung