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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...

Volvo recalls eight models for engine fix

Volvo has announced a recall for the 2014-18 V60/S60, 2017-18 S90, 2015-19 V40/V40 Cross Country, 2017-18 S90, 2017-19 V90 Cross Country, 2014-17 XC60, and 2016-18 XC90 over concerns about an issue with the engine valve. According to the company, the valve could leak and make the intake manifold melt or deform. If the manifold is damaged, the engine could lose power...

Volvo XC40: T3 variant gets auto option in the UK

Volvo Car has added a new transmission option for the entry-level T3 version of the XC40 small SUV, which should further broaden the crossover’s appeal. Introduced as part of some running changes for the European market, the XC40 T3 gets a slightly upgraded 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine for 2019, with power now rated at 163hp (121kW) up from 156hp (116kW)...

Volvo XC90 Armoured revealed

Volvo has unveiled its new XC90 Armoured, a seven-seat crossover capable of surviving a bomb blast. A project two years in the making, the Armoured is rated for 'VR8' protection. That means it has ballistic protection from every direction, and will protect you against attack from explosives, but it won't stop full copper alloy jacket bullets...

Volvo and Uber reveal production self-driving XC90

Volvo and Uber have whipped the covers off their production XC90 self-driving car, as the ride-sharing giant ramps up its efforts to remove human drivers from its fleet. The two companies have been working together since 2016, putting XC90 prototypes through their paces in Arizona and California. It was an Uber XC90 that struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona during testing...

2019 Volvo S60, V60 pricing and specs

Volvo has priced its BMW 3 Series-fighting S60 sedan and V60 wagon for Australia, ahead of the sedan's arrival in August. The mid-sizers will be available in three trim grades, split across two powertrains: the turbocharged 'T5' 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol, making 187kW of power and 350Nm of torque, and the 'T8' Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, which makes a combined 311kW and 680Nm from its four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor...

Electric vehicle rollout shouldn't depend on government incentives - Polestar COO

Electric cars have been the hot topic in Australia of late – thanks largely to the (mostly incorrect) political debate from both sides of politics that has been taking place. But one manufacturer is of the opinion politics shouldn't really have a role in the phasing-in of the technology of the future...

Volvo V60 Cross Country earmarked for 2020 launch

Volvo Car Australia is planning to bring the new V60 Cross Country Down Under, but we won't see it until at least 2020. Following confirmation of the standard V60 for the Australian market, the local division indicated it's "expecting" the high-riding version of its mid-sized wagon to lob sometime next year, though we're not quite sure exactly when at this stage...

Volvo V60 coming in late 2019

Volvo Car Australia has confirmed the all-new V60 wagon will be joining the local range before the end of the year, shortly after its S60 sedan twin lobs Down Under. At this stage a handful of engine and trim variants will be offered here, including the flagship T8 plug-in hybrid with its powerful 288kW/640Nm petrol-electric drivetrain...

Volvo secures EV 'battery supply for the upcoming decade'

Overnight Volvo Cars inked a long term multi-billion dollar lithium-ion battery supply deal with LG Chem and CATL, an important step in meeting its lofty electrification goals. Last year Volvo said it was aiming to have half of its sales be fully electric cars by 2025, easily trumping its earlier commitments...

Polestar to 'change the perception of Volvo, and the way Volvo does business'

"I bet you've all driven Volvos and said they are safe, the interior is beautiful, the design is minimalistic, but I bet none of you have said that's the best car I've ever driven," Polestar chief operating officer Jonathan Goodman told Australian media at Polestar headquarters outside Gothenburg...