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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...

Exclusive: Volvo moves to five-year warranty, pressure builds on Audi and BMW to follow

EXCLUSIVE Swedish brand Volvo is the latest luxury car maker to introduce a five-year warranty, following in the tyre tracks of Mercedes, Jaguar and Land Rover who have increased their coverage in the past four weeks. A confidential dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice says Volvo Cars Australia has negotiated an increase in warranty coverage from three to five years from its Swedish head office...

Polestar Precept concept: new images deepen the drool factor

UPDATE: Volvo's performance spin-off, Polestar, has released new images of its Precept concept. We've added the new images here, but the article is otherwise unchanged. February 26: Polestar, the all-electric performance brand spun out of the Volvo business in 2017, has unveiled a first look at its next-generation design and technology plans: the Precept concept...

Volvo recalls 736,430 cars globally over AEB issue, 9205 in Australia

Volvo has been forced to recall roughly 750,000 cars worldwide over a fault in its Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems that could see them not deploy under certain temperature conditions. The recall pertains to 2019 and 2020 model year cars and Volvo Australia confirmed to CarAdvice that it has identified 9205 affected vehicles in Australia...

Volvo XC40 Recharge: UK pricing revealed

UK-market pricing details for Volvo's first all-electric car, the XC40 P8 Recharge, have been revealed ahead of its arrival in the island kingdom later this year. The XC40 P8 Recharge will be priced from £53,155, or roughly AU$106,590, meaning it will not qualify for the UK government's £3000 Plug-in Car Grant after a new policy was implemented this year exempting cars with a list price over £50,000 from receiving the incentive...

Volvo starts up its first dedicated battery assembly line

Volvo Cars has opened its first dedicated battery assembly line at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium. The addition marks the Ghent plant as the first in Volvo’s history to receive a dedicated production line for batteries, affirming the brand’s commitment to its electric future...

Report names the 10 'most valuable' car brands for 2020

Mercedes-Benz is the world's most valuable automotive brand, according to an annual report estimating the worth of the car industry's biggest names. The Automotive Industry report, published by independent consultancy firm Brand Finance, found Mercedes-Benz's value had increased 8 per cent to US$65 billion (AU$98...

Volvo C40, XC100: compact coupe SUV and giant luxury flagship in the works - report

According to unnamed dealer sources in the UK, Volvo is planning to add two new crossovers to its lineup, as reported by Automotive News. The new C40 and XC100 will, the report claims, slot into Volvo’s line-up beneath the XC40 and above the XC90 respectively. Volvo’s all-electric C40 will be a small, coupe-style SUV catered towards younger buyers...

Polestar Precept teased before unveiling next week, 2020 Geneva motor show after

Volvo’s performance electric and hybrid brand Polestar has teased its new Precept model, before a dedicated unveiling event and 2020 Geneva motor show showing. The single image released by Polestar shows only the top-down outline of headlights and taillights on an otherwise obscured Precept. There is not a lot insofar as detail in the teaser, however there is room for speculation...

Volvo and Geely considering merger

Volvo Cars and Geely have confirmed they are investigating a merger. Currently Volvo Cars is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chinese automaker. In a joint statement to the press, they said the mooted merger will "accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies", as well as improve scale and allow them to "be a leader in the on-going transformation of the automotive industry"...

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country spied

Volvo has been snapped testing an updated version of its high-riding V90 Cross Country. The changes are subtle, but it appears Volvo will treat the jacked-up wagon to a minor refresh with new bumpers at the front and rear. Like the changes to the bodywork, the head- and taillights also appear to have been given a minor tweak...