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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

10 of the greatest station wagons ever

It’s no secret SUVs of all shapes and sizes have become the go-to vehicles for families, continuing to sell in numbers that makers of large, four-door sedans can only dream about now. The SUV boom has also claimed another automotive scalp, consigning the once-loved and humble station wagon to niche status...

The 10 best TV car ads of the 1980s and ’90s

For car lovers, nostalgia is a key part of the enthusiast experience. After all, how can one appreciate the automotive creations of the present without the context of the past? And if you're craving a journey back in time, there is perhaps no better way to traverse the decades than via the audiovisual treasure trove that is vintage car commercials...

2020 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription review

Volvo's all-new V60 T5 Inscription undercuts premium German rivals by around 10 grand. But does it have the depth and quality to be considered a genuine alternative?

Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered review

If the new BMW X3 bores you and you couldn't think of anything worse than being another GLC driver, could Volvo's new Polestar Engineered XC60 offering be the car you're after?

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Volvo Videos

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.

2019 Volvo XC90 long-termer, first impressions: Interview with Tamsyn Sykes

From time to time at CarAdvice, we’ll invite friends and family to get behind the wheel and tell us how the car performs in their world. (Indeed, that's the mission of our newly launched Community Approved Tester program!) We call it, First Impressions. Tamsyn Sykes, wife to CarAdvice Commercial Director Benn, lives with the Volvo XC90 and shares her initial thoughts on the car...

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Volvo Comparisons

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?

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

As Land Rover lobs the second generation of its style-led Evoque into the Australian market, we look at how it measures up against a trio of other fashionable offerings.

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. Gone from local (though not most overseas) showrooms are the S90 large sedan, V40 hatchback and its higher-riding twin, the V40 Cross Country...

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Volvo News

Volvos recalled globally for faulty seat belts, nearly 25,000 Australian cars affected

Swedish car maker Volvo – which invented the three-point seat belt in 1959 – has issued a global recall of 2.18 million cars for defective seat belts, with 24,977 Australian vehicles included. Affected models include previous-generation S60, S60L, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L produced between 2006 and 2019...

Volvo just reduced the top speed of its new cars

All new Volvo cars will now have a limited top speed of 180km/h, as part of the Swedish car maker’s efforts to reduce serious injuries and fatalities. On May 20, 2020, Volvo announced it had followed through with plans initially outlined early in 2019 to limit the top speed of all of its new cars and offer owners the ability to electronically restrict top speeds even further...

2020 Volvo XC40 recalled: brakes are missing a critical component

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 32 of its model-year 2020 XC40 SUVs due to a missing fastener in the braking system that could result in weak stopping power in an emergency. Affected vehicles were sold between 27 February 2020 and 18 March 2020. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to the cars not being equipped with a nut that fastens the brake booster to the vehicle’s frame...

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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Volvo Owner Reviews

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...

2018 Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription review

After what seemed like an eternity, we’ve got our new car. Two years ago, I started the search for a replacement of our venerable 2007 XC90. The choices that were afforded to us just never lived up to what Lars had provided for us. Yes, the kids called the old Volvo Lars. Things like the Everest, Prado, Patrol and Discovery had been sampled – all coming up short as a replacement in more than one area...

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum review: Californication

At last a Volvo that looks great from any angle, gets stares from bemused drivers trying to figure out what this huge saloon really is, and elicits nodding approval from friends who get in the back seat to find a Grand Ballroom sized lounge area! Firstly, I didn't buy the car. It was an upgrade from SIXT after the brand new 3,000 mile Cadillac broke down (yawn!)...

2016 Volvo V40 T5 Luxury Cross Country review

I bought this car in January 2016 for around-town duties with the kids, as well as the occasional drive to/from work, which meant driving along a long, winding road in NSW’s Southern Highlands (Bowral to Nowra via Kangaroo Valley for those that know it). Because of the kids, I needed the safest car I could afford. Because of the location and roads, I needed AWD...

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