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Volvo teases ‘360c’ with soundbyte

Volvo has previewed its forthcoming ‘360c’ initiative with a short video posted to its global Facebook page. The video consists of a single synthesised piano note, followed by the text ‘360c’. Volvo has captioned the video; “This could be the sound of your future ride...

Volvo XC40 T3 launches in the UK, here in late-2019

The Volvo XC40 T3 is now on sale in the UK and Europe, marking the first time the Swedish brand has offered a three-cylinder engine in its line-up. Serving as a new entry point into the XC40 range, the T3 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo three-pot petrol making 116kW of power (@5000rpm) and 265Nm of torque (@1850-3850rpm)...

2019 Volvo AWD cars can be upgraded to deliver more torque to rear wheels

Volvo has announced a new software upgrade, developed by its Polestar division, which increases the torque distribution to the rear wheels of all-wheel drive vehicles built on the company's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) or Compact Modular Architecture (CMA)...

Volvo S90, V90, XC90 get new 'T5' petrol engine in the UK

Volvo Car UK has added a new engine option for its 90 Series models in the form of the 186kW 'T5' petrol engine. Serving as a new entry point to the petrol-powered large car line-up, the T5 engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo unit with 350Nm of torque, mated as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission...

Geely unveils new BMA modular architecture

Chinese car maker Geely, which also owns Volvo and Lynk & Co, has unveiled a new modular platform for Polo-class cars. Geely says BMA took four years to develop, and involved around 100 modular platform experts from 20 countries. Most of the work was reportedly done in the company's research and development centre in Hangzhou Bay...

Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver

Polestar's chief test driver, Joakim Rydholm, says the upcoming Polestar 1 sports car is "exciting", "engaging" and "thrilling". After driving the plug-in hybrid coupe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rydholm, had high praise – though we reckon his comments may be a little biased...

Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results

The new Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, under the updated testing regimedescribed as the "toughest" to date. The XC40 scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 78 per cent in the safety assist category...

Volvo sales up 26 per cent year-to-date

Volvo Car Australia is growing fast this year, with the Swedish luxury brand posting 3026 registrations as of 30 June, an increase of 26 per cent year-to-date (YTD). A strong result in June (643 units, +14.4 per cent compared to 2017) bolstered Volvo's steady growth this year, spearheaded by the new XC60 SUV, which is the brand's top-selling model currently...

Volvo announces 'M' mobility service

Volvo has announced a push into the world of mobility services, with the launch of its new 'M' brand. At the moment, the company is just researching potential users' needs and habits, in an attempt to better understand what's required of an on-demand, app-based mobility offering...

Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report

The XC40 is the first small Volvo SUV, and it's about to become the brand's first all-electric vehicle, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo's chief designer, confirmed the company's first EV will be based on the XC40, and would be followed by an all-electric version of the next-generation XC90 – which will also offer Level 4 autonomous driving technology...

Volvo XC90 to get Level 4 driverless tech in 2021 - report

The Volvo XC90 is set to get some serious autonomous driving technology early next decade, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with The Car Connection, Volvo's senior vice president, Henrik Green, said the next-generation XC90 will be able to transport "sleeping passengers" to their destination on "limited roadways" – likely referring to highways and freeways...