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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...

Volvo working on subscription model for Australia

Along with electric cars, the subject on everyone's lips for the future of vehicle ownership is, somewhat ironically, subscription services. Spotify for cars? Netflix for mobility? Call it what you like, but in the future, you may not actually 'own' the vehicle you're driving...

Volvo Australia working on capped-price servicing

Whenever we recommend a Volvo product on any of our various outlets at CarAdvice, we always offer one caveat - keep in mind the cost of servicing relative to the competition. Volvo Australia, it seems, has been listening. Nick Connor, Managing Director for Volvo Cars Australia, has been in the game for a long time, and he knows that servicing costs are an issue in Australia...

2016 Volvo XC90 recalled

Volvo has recalled the petrol 2016 XC90 SUV, over concerns about a short bleeder hose in the engine bay. According to the company, the hose could degrade and crack, causing coolant leakage. If coolant accumulates on the catalytic converter, there's a risk the catalytic converter's heat insulation could act like a wick, potentially resulting in a fire...

2019 Volvo XC90 pricing and specs

Volvo has given its XC90 SUV a very mild spec refresh for the 2019 model year, adding some luxury touches to high-end models without changing its pricing. The line-up maintains its three-tier model structure, staring with Momentum, rolling through Inscription to R-Design. Three powertrains are offered, starting with the XC90 D5. It's powered by a 2...

Driverless cars: Levels of automation and the barrier of ‘human factors’

This story was first published in 2015. As we move closer to a future where autonomous driving technology is expected to feature more and more in new cars, we felt a revisit of the basics is in order. Click here for our most recent stories on autonomous driving...

Volvo XC40 EV to debut this year

Volvo is set to reveal an electric variant of its XC40 SUV later this year, the company has confirmed. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, at a safety event in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo officials indicated the EV will debut before the end of 2019, before hitting showrooms in global markets from 2020...

2018-19 Volvo S90, XC60 recalled

Volvo Car Australia has issued a recall for certain examples of the 2018 and 2019 model-year S90 and XC60, over concerns of a missing nut in the front seat rails. The Swedish marque reports if the nut is indeed missing, the seat structure and position may be unstable in the event of an accident, and could deform as a result...

Volvo puts drunk drivers on notice

Volvo will add sensors to detect drunk drivers and distracted drivers, announcing all vehicles on the SPA2 platform will be fitted with advanced driver monitoring technology from the early 2020s. Subaru already has a driver-monitoring camera in the Forester, designed to force owners who take their eyes off the road to pay attention, but Volvo is promising to take things a step further, by using the semi-autonomous systems in its vehicles to take control...

2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named

The World Car Awards countdown continues at the 2019 Geneva motor show, with the top three finalists in each category announced this week. A jury of 86 journalists narrowed down a pool of 40 new models to 10 finalists last month, now down to three, with the winner to be announced at the New York motor show in April...

Volvo to limit new cars to 180km/h from 2020

Volvo Cars will electronically limit its new vehicles to a top speed of 180km/h from 2020 onwards, as it pushes to make its vehicles safer. The company has a long-held goal of eliminating deaths and serious injuries in its new cars, but now recognises advances in technology and design aren't enough to achieve this target...