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2022 Volvo XC90 may be company's last petrol-powered model – report

The next-generation Volvo XC90 – which is expected to arrive in late 2021 or 2022 – may be the company's last to be powered by a traditional internal-combustion engine. In an interview with American publication Car and Driver, CEO of Volvo, Håkan Samuelsson, confirmed the third-generation XC90 would be offered with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain – though it may be the last model to do so...

Volvo XC20 all-electric small SUV in development – report

Volvo will launch a small all-electric SUV to sit below the XC40 in its range, according to a new report from AutoExpress UK. The outlet claims the manufacturer's CEO – Håkan Samuelsson – confirmed the project in a private discussion. Likely badged as the XC20, the vehicle will reportedly be based on Geely’s newly-unveiled EV Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA)...

Volvo offering $5000 rebate on most MY20 models, five-year warranty included - UPDATE

UPDATE: Volvo has extended this offer, now running until the 30th of December, 2020. The story below is otherwise unchanged. Volvo Australia is offering a $5000 cash-back rebate on MY20 XC90 and XC60 SUVs, V60 and V90CC wagons, and the S60 sedan. The offer applies to all variants within each of those model ranges, and is supported by the brand’s new, five-year unlimited-kilometre warranty...

Volvo recalls S60, V60 and XC60 due to faulty cooling system

Volvo Australia has issued a recall on a total of 372 cars – across three model types – citing a potential fault in the cooling system. The affected cars are the S60, V60 and XC60, with model years between 2014 and 2017...

Volvo's Cyan Racing shows off reimagined P1800 classic

The Cyan Racing Team has unveiled a modern interpretation of the classic 1960’s Volvo P1800 sports car. The company, which has been Volvo’s factory racing team since 1996 and was formerly known as Polestar, reinforced an original 1964 P1800 chassis, widened the track, modified the body, replaced the live axle and brakes, and introduced a powertrain pulled from the 2017 world championship-winning Volvo S60 TC1 race car...

Volvo Australia diesel range pared down for 2021 model year

Volvo Australia is dropping a number of diesel models from its 2021 model range. The most expensive diesel model in the XC60 line-up, the D5 R-Design, is no longer available to local buyers. The D5 R-Design has also been pulled from the XC90 range. Those wanting diesel motors in the Volvo XC60 will have to make do with the 140kW/400Nm 2...

Volvo Australia recalls 375 diesel models made from 2014 to 2017

Volvo Australia has issued a recall on 375 diesel models, citing a cooling system fault. The affected cars are the S60, V60, XC60, V40 and V40CC fitted with four-cylinder diesel engines, with model years between 2014 and 2017...

Electric Volvo P1800 could be the start of a retro revolution – UPDATE

UPDATE – 4 August 2020: The original photographer has since come forward and told UK's Autocar the Volvo P1800 did have an exhaust pipe fitted, and confirmed the car sounded as if it was driving on its original petrol-powered engine. It remains unknown why the P1800 was in full camouflage, but it's likely the vehicle is some kind of 'restomod' (restored and modified) creation to help celebrate the model's 60th birthday in 2021...

Around the tracks: Cars that look like celebrities, and dubious vehicle accessories

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid in showrooms in August from $64,990

The 2021 Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid will arrive in Australian showrooms in August, priced from $64,990 plus on-road costs. The Swedish car maker has confirmed dealers have started taking orders ahead of the first deliveries from next month. "The first cars start arriving as early as August and our dealers have been given the appropriate information to start assisting customers," said Volvo Australia spokesman Greg Bosnich...

10 new cars we're excited about in 2020

When planning to buy a new car, it pays to have options. And while the Australian car market currently offers more than enough to keep you browsing for weeks on end – there's more to come over the next 12 months. At CarAdvice, we spend most of our days eagerly anticipating the new cars we've been writing about since they were merely concepts, renders or rumours...