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The Drive Five: New Nissan Qashqai here in 2022 and the other stories you might've missed – 19 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country price and specs

2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country pricing and specification Mid-size wagon goes Cross Country-only for 2022 Mild-hybrid petrol engine now the only option, developing 183kW Priced from $64,990 before on-road costs Australian pricing and specifications for the 2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country has been announced, ahead of first deliveries expected imminently...

2022 Volvo XC60 price and specs

2022 Volvo XC60 pricing and specification Updated mid-size luxury SUV gains revised look and Google tech Three variants at launch, all with mild-hybrid petrol power, with PHEV expected in September Priced from $68,540 before on-road costs, or $3550 more than before Australian pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2022 Volvo XC60 have been confirmed, with the vehicle on sale now...

Next Volvo XC90 to go all-electric, 2022 unveiling confirmed

The next-generation Volvo XC90 will make the switch to all-electric power, following its unveiling in 2022. Volvo has confirmed the next generation of its long-running large luxury SUV will make the switch to electric power, just days after confirming the XC90's smaller sibling, the XC60, would make the jump to zero-emissions propulsion in 2024...

2016-2020 Volvo XC90 Excellence recalled with unusual safety fault

Volvo Australia has recalled 11 examples of its XC90 Excellence luxury SUV, citing a potential fault with the power-adjustable rear seats. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 July 2017 and 31 August 2020 (Model Years 2016 to 2020)...

Next-generation Volvo XC60 to go electric, slated for 2024 launch

The next-generation Volvo XC60 mid-size luxury SUV will make the switch to electric power when it arrives in 2024, the brand has confirmed. As part of a broader announcement of Volvo's joint-venture with Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt, the car maker confirmed the next-generation XC60 will offer all-electric power – with the wording of Volvo's announcement strongly suggesting combustion engines will not be offered in any capacity with the new model...

Volvo opens the door to more coupe SUVs, electric wagons

The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge coupe SUV previews a new line of coupe-styled, high-riding crossover models – but Volvo assures there’s still life left in the iconic wagon body style. Speaking to Australian media last week, senior vice president of Volvo design Robin Page hinted that more coupe SUV models similar to the new C40 Recharge – which combines an SUV driving position with a sportier, coupe-like roofline – could play a part in the Swedish car maker’s future plans...

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric price and specs: $76,990 before on-road costs for new electric SUV

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric pricing and specification Volvo's first EV here by October with 300kW dual-motor power, 418km WLTP range 9...

Volvo Polestar electric car due here this year, fixed pricing expected as dealers are side-stepped

The first Volvo-based Polestar electric car is due on sale locally later this year with deliveries expected in early 2022. However, Australian customers will likely be forced to pay fixed prices. This week's announcement about the imminent arrival of the relatively new Polestar brand came as a surprise to industry observers – and Volvo dealers...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Four: Ram to Volvo

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country: Australian launch due August 2021 with mild-hybrid petrol engines, regular V60 axed

The 2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country will arrive in Australia later this year as Sweden's rival to the Audi A4 Allroad. Volvo Australia confirmed to CarAdvice the V60 Cross Country will reach local showrooms in the third quarter of 2021 – with an August launch looking likely – as part of the brand's Model Year 2022 range, with one just choice of equipment level to be offered...