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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...

So, which car brands are growing in Australia?

As you can read in much more detail here, overall new vehicle sales fell nearly 8 per cent in Australia year to their lowest level since 2011. Just one of the top 10 car makers managed to grow its sales - that would be Kia - and some fell away by double digits. Moreover, almost every segment (passenger, SUV and commercial) went backwards...

Mercedes pips BMW in global sales race, Volvo the rapid mover

All car manufacturers like to put a positive spin on things, but 2019 was a largely positive sales year for luxury brands worldwide. Most of the bigger players that have released calendar year sales figures showed growth, with the exception of Jaguar Land Rover. Mercedes-Benz recorded 1.3 per cent sales growth worldwide to 2,339,562 vehicles...

Recall roundup: Mazda, Volvo, BMW

A number of models have suffered recalls in this first month of 2020, including examples from Mazda, Volvo and BMW. The new-generation Mazda3 is the subject of two recalls in January. The first, affecting 13,768 examples of the popular small car, involves its autonomous emergency braking system...

Volvo XC40 tops its class in 2019

Long a luxury brand bridesmaid, Volvo outgunned all of its direct competitors in the Small SUV sales race with the XC40 last year. The Swedish-Chinese company recorded 2858 sales of its chunky little high-riding city crossover, equating to 17.4 per cent market share. It was also volume growth of 80 per cent over 2018, though it only launched halfway through that year...

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz considering joint engine development - report

It's possible, one day in the not-too-distant future, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo cars will be sold with common petrol engines. According to a report in Automobilwoche (via Reuters), Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Geely, which owns Volvo, could soon jointly develop internal combustion engines and, possibly, electric drivetrains too...

2020 Volvo S90 spied

Darcy Foster • A facelifted version of the Volvo S90 has been spied testing in public. Though the lower half of the front fascia is disguised in a vinyl wrap, an updated grille more in line with the V60 wagon and S60 sedan can be spotted, while an LED matrix lighting system appears to round off changes at the front...

2016-19 Volvo V40, S90, V90 CC, XC90 recalled

Volvo Car Australia has issued a recall for more than 2000 vehicles across the 2016-2019 model-year V40, S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 model lines fitted with diesel engines over concerns the engine intake manifold could melt. The Swedish manufacturer reports that the engine valve may leak in affected models, causing the intake manifold "to melt or deform"...

Volvo could drop internal combustion engines – report

Volvo may have committed to an expansive roll-out of hybrid models, but its CEO has said the brand could switch solely to battery-electric models if demand is high enough. Just last year, the Chinese-owned Swedish brand announced its aim to have battery-electric vehicles account for 50 per cent of all global sales by 2025...

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Brand's first electric vehicle here 2021 - UPDATED

UPDATE: The latest local launch times for the XC40 Recharge EV and plug-in hybrid have been added to the bottom of this article. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company's first electric car, was unveiled overnight. Based on the standard XC40 and its Compact Modular Architecture, there's little to visually differentiate the all-electric Recharge from those with an internal combustion engine...