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Volvo sales up 26 per cent year-to-date

Volvo Car Australia is growing fast this year, with the Swedish luxury brand posting 3026 registrations as of 30 June, an increase of 26 per cent year-to-date (YTD). A strong result in June (643 units, +14.4 per cent compared to 2017) bolstered Volvo's steady growth this year, spearheaded by the new XC60 SUV, which is the brand's top-selling model currently...

Volvo announces 'M' mobility service

Volvo has announced a push into the world of mobility services, with the launch of its new 'M' brand. At the moment, the company is just researching potential users' needs and habits, in an attempt to better understand what's required of an on-demand, app-based mobility offering...

Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report

The XC40 is the first small Volvo SUV, and it's about to become the brand's first all-electric vehicle, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo's chief designer, confirmed the company's first EV will be based on the XC40, and would be followed by an all-electric version of the next-generation XC90 – which will also offer Level 4 autonomous driving technology...

Volvo XC90 to get Level 4 driverless tech in 2021 - report

The Volvo XC90 is set to get some serious autonomous driving technology early next decade, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with The Car Connection, Volvo's senior vice president, Henrik Green, said the next-generation XC90 will be able to transport "sleeping passengers" to their destination on "limited roadways" – likely referring to highways and freeways...

Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia

The local Volvo XC40 range will be bolstered by the addition of a new 'T4' petrol offering and the 'Inscription' trim grade later this year. A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader noticed the new offerings during a visit to a dealer in Canberra, and Volvo Australia has since confirmed the additional variants will be coming later this year, though it wouldn't elaborate any further...

2019 Volvo S60 revealed, Australia no sure thing

The new-generation 2019 Volvo S60 has been revealed today, but an Australian debut for the premium new sedan is still to be confirmed. Likewise, the big V90 has yet to arrive in anything but SUV-like Cross Country form, leaving the stately S90 as the local operation's only all-new model that isn't an SUV...

Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025

Volvo wants 25 per cent of the plastics in its new cars to be recycled by 2025, revealing a unique XC60 to demonstrate what that might look like. The XC60 has a centre tunnel made of renewable fibres and plastics made of discarded fishing nets and sailing ropes. Its carpet is made of fibres developed from PET plastic bottles, working with a recycled cotton mix from clothing manufacturer offcuts...

2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal

Volvo Cars has teased the all-new S60, which will be revealed next week as part of inauguration proceedings for the company's new US factory. In a new video posted to the company's Facebook page, the brief teaser shows a quick top-down shot, then reveals the new S60's face – complete with a Polestar Engineered badge on the grille...

2019 Volvo S60 to debut Polestar Engineered package

The Polestar Engineered upgrade package for the Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrids has been detailed, ahead of the S60's formal debut next week. The Polestar package has a revised engine control unit, which bumps the output of the US-spec plug-in hybrid drivetrain to 309kW of power and 670Nm of torque...

Volvo to skip 2019 Geneva motor show

Volvo Cars has joined a growing list of manufacturers pushing away from motor shows, instead focusing on more closely-tailored events showcasing its new products. The first casualty is the 2019 Geneva motor show, with no word on whether it'll appear at the 2018 Paris motor show this October...

Volvo expects a third of its cars to be autonomous by 2025

Volvo has laid out “operational ambitions" for electrification, self-driving and subscription services, which it hopes to achieve by 2025. As previously announced, the Chinese-owned automaker hopes to generate half its annual sales from pure-electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. If this comes to pass, it’ll be quite an achievement given it's yet to announce a mass-market pure-electric vehicle...