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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...

Around the tracks: A little girl's Nürburgring hot lap and a Ferrari stretch limo for sale

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...

Volvos recalled globally for faulty seat belts, nearly 25,000 Australian cars affected

Swedish car maker Volvo – which invented the three-point seat belt in 1959 – has issued a global recall of 2.18 million cars for defective seat belts, with 24,977 Australian vehicles included. Affected models include previous-generation S60, S60L, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L produced between 2006 and 2019...

Volvo just reduced the top speed of its new cars

All new Volvo cars will now have a limited top speed of 180km/h, as part of the Swedish car maker’s efforts to reduce serious injuries and fatalities. On May 20, 2020, Volvo announced it had followed through with plans initially outlined early in 2019 to limit the top speed of all of its new cars and offer owners the ability to electronically restrict top speeds even further...

2020 Volvo XC40 recalled: brakes are missing a critical component

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 32 of its model-year 2020 XC40 SUVs due to a missing fastener in the braking system that could result in weak stopping power in an emergency. Affected vehicles were sold between 27 February 2020 and 18 March 2020. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to the cars not being equipped with a nut that fastens the brake booster to the vehicle’s frame...

Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 9205 of its cars due to software issue may mean the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system does not deploy properly in the event of cyclist or pedestrian detection. The affected cars are model-year 2019-2020 S60 sedan, V60 and V90 Cross Country wagons, and XC40 (pictured above), XC60 and XC90 SUVs sold between 22 March 2019 and 17 March 2020...