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Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles

The Lexus LC500, Volvo XC40, and Hyundai Kona have won prizes in the Automotive and Transport category of the Good Design Awards. Sitting atop the tree in exterior design was the LC500, which won the first-ever Best Exterior Design Award for Automotive and Transport, after being described as a "stunning vehicle in every regard" by the judging panel...

2019 Volvo S60 abandons diesel

The Volvo S60 will be the first model from the company in many generations to not feature a diesel engine option. Production of the new S60 begins in the northern autumn at the company's new factory in Charleston, South Carolina. Volvo says its new American plant will be the car's sole manufacturing point...

Volvo Cars and Trucks to share live vehicle data

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will team up to share live traffic and safety data, in an attempt to form a critical mass of connected vehicles for improved safety. Although they both use the same name and badge, Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are actually separate companies, which makes this the first time Volvo Cars has shared safety-related data with another company...

Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo

Volvo Cars will embed Google Assistant, Maps and the Google Play Store in its next-generation Sensus infotainment system. As announced in May 2017, the replacement for Volvo's current infotainment system will be based on Google Android – something Audi is also planning. Although both system will have the same software skeleton, each manufacturer will be able to make the system look like their own...

Volvo aiming for 50 per cent electric sales by 2025

Volvo Cars has announced plans to have 50 per cent of its sales be electric by 2025, following on from its announcement all its vehicles will be plug-in hybrid, battery-electric or mild hybrid by 2019. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the driver behind this decision is China...

Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing

Volvo has cranked up the luxury in the S90 sedan, adding an "industry-first sensory experience" to the already sumptuous S90 Excellence. Set for a Beijing motor show debut, the S90 Ambience relies on a smartphone app to control seven visual themes, which in turn sync with sound and scent systems to deliver a unique experience...

Polestar 1: Hybrid Swede put through its paces - Video

Having spun Polestar off into its own electric-focused performance brand, Volvo wowed the world with the Polestar 1.  With 441kW and 1000Nm on tap from a hotted-up version of the T8 twin-engine plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the XC90 and S90, the car is thoroughly modern under the skin...

Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report

Swedish manufacturer Volvo could soon feature engines from the Mercedes-Benz range, according to a new report out of Germany. Manager Magazin claims the German marque's parent, Daimler, is considering working closer with Volvo's Chinese parent Geely – it's also worth noting Geely's boss and principal owner, Li Shufu, owns a 9.7 per cent share in Daimler...

Volvo unveils first all-electric truck

Volvo has unveiled its first all-electric truck, complete with battery options ranging from 100kWh to 300kWh. The FL Electric is based on Volvo Trucks's new FL platform, introduced last month. Although the 16-tonne architecture is suitable for a huge range of applications, the Electric is designed predominately for urban duties like deliveries and waste disposal...

Volvo XC60 wins World Car of the Year

The mid-size Volvo XC60 has taken out World Car of the Year, beating the Mazda CX-5 and Range Rover Velar to the coveted title. There were 34 models entered in the award, which was cut down to just 10 competitors and then the three finalists listed above. A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 24 countries is responsible for voting on the award, and the votes are tallied by KPMG...

Configurator Challenge: Volvo XC40

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing the perfect Volvo XC40 using the company's UK website...