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The Volvo Car Corporation, founded in 1927 by Gustad Larson and Assar Gabrielsson, allowed Sweden to enter the automotive industry. Since then Volvo has introduced approximately 70 models to the international market. In Australia, currently 11 models are available of which the XC60 and XC90 Crossovers are highest sellers and Volvo has just announced the re-design of the S60 and V60.

Volvo Reviews

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid review

Does adding plug-in hybrid electric power with 35 kilometres of range take the XC90 to the next level?

2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge review

While most established carmakers are talking big on electrification, none are committing to it as wholeheartedly as Volvo is. The company seems intent on becoming a Swedish Tesla, saying that fully half the vehicles it sells globally will be full EVs as soon as 2025, while the remainder will be either hybrids or PHEVs...

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) review

Volvo’s most affordable plug-in hybrid has arrived. But is it the pick over regular petrol versions of the XC40 that have made it our favourite compact luxury SUV?

Cars you didn’t know you want: Volvo 262 C

It’s fair to say in the mid-1970s Volvo suffered an image problem. Its conservative and boxy designs married to an industry leading focus on safety didn’t make for a thrilling recipe. But that all changed when Ford supremo Henry Ford II visited Sweden in the mid-70s...

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Volvo Videos

Video: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge PHEV review

The Swedish carmaker launches its new "Recharge" badged SUV, but how does it drive in the real world?

REVIEW: 2019 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered

The Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered is the top of the tree in the Volvo XC60 range. It blends luxury with performance and aims to offer buyers an extremely efficient plug-in hybrid system that doubles as a sporty SUV. Timecodes: One minute wrap: 0:53 Exterior: 2:15 Bonnet: 2:37 On the road: 3:39 Interior: 8:06...

2019 Volvo XC90 R-Design: Farewelling our long-termer

The Volvo XC90 is fast becoming a bit of an oldie in the large luxury SUV segment, but we think it's still a goodie.

2019 Volvo XC90 long-term review: Introduction

Our latest long-termer is the Volvo XC90, which will really earn its chops when it comes to wrangling the family and work duties over the weekdays and weekends. We’ll be putting the XC90 into a few different sets of hands to see what our thoughts are, and see how it really performs.

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Volvo Comparisons

Spec shootout: Volvo XC40 Inscription v Mini Countryman Cooper S comparison

Nowadays, European cars are pricing themselves down. With new product development and the amortisation of technology spurring affordability, $50,000 can either put you into an upper-spec medium SUV of the mainstream variety, or as we’re about to analyse, a premium mid-tier small SUV...

Premium SUV comparison: 2019 Range Rover Evoque v Jaguar E-Pace v Lexus UX v Volvo XC40

Has the past year been kind to these fancy little premium SUVs? Let's take another look. This story was first published in August 2019.

Small SUV comparison review: 2020 Audi Q3 v Volvo XC40

The Audi Q3 has stepped up in size and tech for its second generation. But can it topple our current benchmark in the premium compact SUV segment, the Volvo XC40?

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Volvo News

Volvo's new Care Key allows you to limit the top speed of your own car

Volvo is making a concerted play to reduce speeding deaths in Australia with the launch of its new Care Key, an inclusion on all models that will allow owners to electronically limit the top speed of their car. From model-year 2021, all Volvo cars will receive the Care Key as standard, giving Volvo owners the opportunity to pre-set their vehicles' maximum speed before handing the car over to younger family members or less-experienced drivers...

2021 Volvo new cars

2021 will be a year of electrification for Volvo, as the brand pledges to have only electric, hybrid and mild-hybrids by the second half of the year. Along with axing diesel engines completely from their lineup, Volvo is also introducing a more efficient 'B-Series' mild-hybrid range of petrol engines across the range...

Volvo's second electric vehicle confirmed for March 2021 reveal – report

Volvo has confirmed it will unveil its second electric vehicle (EV) on 2 March 2021, as reported by industry publication Automotive News. While few details of the upcoming EV have been released by the Swedish brand, it has confirmed the model will ride on the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) as the brand's first EV, the Volvo XC40 Recharge small SUV, and the Polestar 2 electric sedan, marketed under Volvo's spin-off performance brand...

These are Australia's safest used cars, according to accident data

With used car sales surging in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, key safety bodies are urging shoppers to consider the credentials of their secondhand purchases, with a new report ranking the best and worst models. Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has released its latest 2020 Used Car Safety Ratings, based on data collected from 8 million vehicles involved in crashes across Australia and New Zealand...

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Volvo Owner Reviews

2015 Volvo V40 T4 Luxury review

Note: this review was written by CarAdvice contributor Alex Misoyannis. It's 1999. The Ford Motor Company – which just enjoyed the most successful year in its then-96-year history – is looking to expand its portfolio into the global luxury market, beyond the reach of its US-focused Lincoln and Mercury marques...

2015 Volvo V40 T4 Luxury review

The Volvo V40 with the 5-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine is a fantastic car with a few annoying design issues, meaning you are likely to buy this car with your heart rather than your head. The pros (for MY2015) are the great styling, its safety and its many features. It has been reliable, powerful enough and most of all has a high level of safety tech...

2010 Volvo V70 T6 R-design review

I have owned a 2010 Volvo V70 T6 R-Design for a year now and I still absolutely love it! We'll start with the looks. Originally, the car looked a little boring and more like an "Old Man's Volvo". For a 21 year old like myself, this wasn't suitable. After finding 19-inch Genuine Volvo Alloys, I had them wrapped black and fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres...

2010 Volvo XC60 D5 review

Decisions, decisions, what to buy? I have my little Italian sports car and it goes great. I have owned many brands of cars over about 40 years, but I keep coming back to Alfa's. There is something magic about them. It's like they are a part of the family, and not just a form of transport. But I digress. This is about a Volvo...

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