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Volvo aiming for 50 per cent electric sales by 2025

Volvo Cars has announced plans to have 50 per cent of its sales be electric by 2025, following on from its announcement all its vehicles will be plug-in hybrid, battery-electric or mild hybrid by 2019. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the driver behind this decision is China...

Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing

Volvo has cranked up the luxury in the S90 sedan, adding an "industry-first sensory experience" to the already sumptuous S90 Excellence. Set for a Beijing motor show debut, the S90 Ambience relies on a smartphone app to control seven visual themes, which in turn sync with sound and scent systems to deliver a unique experience...

Polestar 1: Hybrid Swede put through its paces - Video

Having spun Polestar off into its own electric-focused performance brand, Volvo wowed the world with the Polestar 1.  With 441kW and 1000Nm on tap from a hotted-up version of the T8 twin-engine plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the XC90 and S90, the car is thoroughly modern under the skin...

Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report

Swedish manufacturer Volvo could soon feature engines from the Mercedes-Benz range, according to a new report out of Germany. Manager Magazin claims the German marque's parent, Daimler, is considering working closer with Volvo's Chinese parent Geely – it's also worth noting Geely's boss and principal owner, Li Shufu, owns a 9.7 per cent share in Daimler...

Volvo unveils first all-electric truck

Volvo has unveiled its first all-electric truck, complete with battery options ranging from 100kWh to 300kWh. The FL Electric is based on Volvo Trucks's new FL platform, introduced last month. Although the 16-tonne architecture is suitable for a huge range of applications, the Electric is designed predominately for urban duties like deliveries and waste disposal...

Volvo XC60 wins World Car of the Year

The mid-size Volvo XC60 has taken out World Car of the Year, beating the Mazda CX-5 and Range Rover Velar to the coveted title. There were 34 models entered in the award, which was cut down to just 10 competitors and then the three finalists listed above. A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 24 countries is responsible for voting on the award, and the votes are tallied by KPMG...

Configurator Challenge: Volvo XC40

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing the perfect Volvo XC40 using the company's UK website...

2018 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update (27/3): Volvo's local division has confirmed features for the Momentum and R-Design variants. See article for details Australian details for the 2018 Volvo XC40 range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest SUV to kick off from $47,990 before on-road costs when it lands next month...

Today, more pedestrians were killed by human drivers than autonomous cars

Bridget Driscoll isn’t exactly a household name. But thanks to being in the wrong place at the wrong time on 17 August, 1896, Ms Driscoll entered the annals of automotive history by becoming the first pedestrian killed by a car, according to Guinness World Records...

Volvo Car Australia announces Nick Connor as Managing Director

Volvo Car Australia has at last installed a new managing director, this week appointing company veteran and inaugural Polestar boss Nick Connor to the role. Connor replaces Kevin McCann, who resigned from the company in November, and McCann's temporary replacement as acting managing director, Stephen Connor (no relation)...

Volvo details new T3 petrol engine - UPDATE

Volvo has released details of its new T3 turbocharged petrol engine, which will launch with the new XC40 crossover in the coming months. It's the first three-cylinder engine in the Swedish manufacturer's 91-year history, and will likely rollout across the wider 40 Series range as the next generation of Volvo's smallest model family expands...