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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...

2022 Volvo S60: Australian range to be slimmed down with mild-hybrid petrol power

The 2022 Volvo S60 range will undergo significant changes later this year, from the introduction of a new engine, to the deletion of popular variants. Volvo Australia confirmed to CarAdvice this week that the 2022 S60 – due to arrive in Australia as part of the wider, revised Model Year 2022 Volvo range around August 2021 – will be slimmed down to just one variant, down from today's three, with a sole choice of engine...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Medium Luxury SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Medium Luxury SUV Finalists: BMW X3 Land Rover Discovery Sport Mercedes-Benz GLB Volvo XC60 The cars each offer their own key strengths, but only one can bring it all together to take the win. It’s a segment on the rise in more ways than one...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Small Luxury SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Small Luxury SUV Finalists: Audi Q3 Mercedes-Benz GLA Volvo XC40 Many Australian buyers are making their first foray into the luxury market via an SUV now rather than a small sedan or hatchback. As such, every luxury manufacturer seemingly wants to get in on the action...

EOFY: Volvo offers $5000 cash-back for 2021 Volvo XC90 and XC60

In the lead up to the End of the Financial Year (EOFY), Volvo Australia is again offering a $5000 cash-back rebate on current 2021 Volvo XC60 and XC90 SUVs. The offer includes the brand's new five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and is available on cars purchased and delivered between 1 April and 29 June 2021...

Every new electric car coming to Australia in 2021

When discussing Australia's dearth of electric cars and their related infrastructure, the debate always comes back to consumer choice – or lack thereof. However, with a list of incoming launches, promised models and electric-powered variants on the cards, the limited-choice excuse will hopefully soon be a distant memory...

Toyota reclaims top position as most valuable auto brand, study finds

Toyota has taken the top spot from Mercedes-Benz in the latest study of the world's most valuable automotive brands. The report, conducted by London firm Brand Finance, found Toyota has increased its perceived value by 2 per cent, to an estimated AU$76.9 billion. The study evaluates a number of metrics to estimate a brand's worth, rather than being based on the value of a company's stock...

Volvo's electric Polestar brand to launch in Australia this year

Polestar – Volvo’s electrified performance division – has announced it will launch in Australia this year. The model line-up is yet to be confirmed, however the first cars are due in local showrooms during the second half of this year. The Volvo subsidiary – which is co-owned by Chinese automotive conglomerate Geely – currently produces the Polestar 2 high-riding electric sedan (below)...

2022 Volvo XC60 facelift revealed, Australian arrival timing confirmed

The 2022 Volvo XC60 mid-size SUV has received a mid-life facelift, with the first examples to arrive in Australian showrooms in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September). As per other recent-facelifted Volvo models including the S90, V90 and XC90, changes for the updated XC60 are largely cosmetic, headlined by a tweaked exterior design with new front and rear bumpers across the range...

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric SUV unveiled, Australian launch late 2022

The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge has been officially revealed overnight, ahead of its Australian launch in late 2022. Slotting alongside the existing XC40 small SUV in Volvo's compact 40 Series family, the C40 Recharge will be positioned as a sportier, coupe-like alternative to its conventional sibling – and will become the Swedish brand's first model to offer electric power only...

Volvo to go all-electric by 2030

Volvo will ditch petrol and diesel power entirely and go all in on electric vehicles by the end of the decade, the brand has confirmed. The electric-only by 2030 pledge confirmed officially by the brand overnight joins its existing plan to have electric vehicles (EVs) comprise 50 per cent of its sales by 2025...