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2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to be unveiled in October

The Volvo XC40 EV will be unveiled next month and the automaker claims it "will be one of the safest cars we have ever built". Volvo has reinforced the front end as it no longer holds a bulky internal combustion engine. It has also reinforced the rear, and integrated the electric powertrain into the body structure so it is easier to distribution collision forces away from the passenger cell...

Volvo Australia introduces capped-price servicing

Volvo Car Australia has introduced capped-price servicing across its range, addressing one of the biggest concerns about its SUVs, wagons and sedans. The new plans pull Volvo's maintenance pricing into line with BMW at the lower-end of the range, undercutting the German brand at the top end...

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2020 Volvo XC40 T5 PHEV launches in Europe, confirmed for Oz

Volvo Cars has completed its line-up of plug-in hybrids, launching the XC40 T5 Twin Engine in Europe this week, ahead of an Australian launch before the end of next year. Like the model offered in China already, the XC40 T5 Twin Engine pairs the 134kW/265Nm 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder petrol engine from the T3 variant with an 82hp(61kW)/160Nm electric motor...

Volvo XC40: Upcoming EV confirmed for Australia

Volvo Cars Australia has confirmed it plans to launch the upcoming electric version of its XC40 SUV at the end of 2020, even though the new model hasn't even been revealed yet. The Swedish marque's local PR boss, Greg Bosnich, said Volvo Australia will introduce the new T5 Twin Engine PHEV and all-electric versions of the XC40 in "the later part of 2020"...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Volvo V90 facelift spied

The updated Volvo V90 wagon has been spied at a car park in the European Alps, and the changes seem to be fairly minor as there's only a little bit of disguise at both ends. Up front the lower section of the bumper has a straighter design, and there's a bit of black tape hiding some minor revisions for the fog light area and fake air intake...

Volvo mulling new SUV models - report

Volvo Cars has hinted at new SUV models that'll join its line-up in the not-to-distant future, namely a sub-XC40 baby SUV and a flagship model to sit above the current XC90. Speaking with the UK's Auto Express, Håkan Samuelsson, the Swedish company's boss, said Volvo's strong growth in recent years has allowed it to explore a wider model range...

Six cars that should be sold in Australia

Australia hosts more than 50 companies selling new cars, SUVs and light commercials through official dealerships. Between them they offer about 350 separate models made in 24 countries. Given the total annual sales are a tick over 1.1 million units once you strip out heavy trucks, that’s a relatively small pie chopped up into a lot of pieces...

Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar pricing and specs

Volvo has priced its hottest XC60, the hybrid-powered T8 Polestar, to go head-to-head with the BMW X3 M40i With a sticker price of $99,990 before on-road costs when it arrives at the end of August, the XC60 T8 Polestar is $90 more than the inline-six powered BMW but $3440 cheaper than the Mercedes-AMG GLC43...