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2022 Volvo S60: Australian range to be slimmed down with mild-hybrid petrol power

The 2022 Volvo S60 range will undergo significant changes later this year, from the introduction of a new engine, to the deletion of popular variants. Volvo Australia confirmed to CarAdvice this week that the 2022 S60 – due to arrive in Australia as part of the wider, revised Model Year 2022 Volvo range around August 2021 – will be slimmed down to just one variant, down from today's three, with a sole choice of engine...

Volvo Australia to electrify range: Hybrid and electric only from 2021, diesels axed

Entire Volvo range to be electrified from July 2021 Efficient, mild-hybrid, B-series petrols to replace current units Diesels to see the axe entirely More plug-in hybrid and pure-electric options on the cards The entire Volvo model line-up in Australia will be electrified from the second half of 2021, the company has today confirmed...

Volvo recalls S60, V60 and XC60 due to faulty cooling system

Volvo Australia has issued a recall on a total of 372 cars – across three model types – citing a potential fault in the cooling system. The affected cars are the S60, V60 and XC60, with model years between 2014 and 2017...

Volvos recalled globally for faulty seat belts, nearly 25,000 Australian cars affected

Swedish car maker Volvo – which invented the three-point seat belt in 1959 – has issued a global recall of 2.18 million cars for defective seat belts, with 24,977 Australian vehicles included. Affected models include previous-generation S60, S60L, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L produced between 2006 and 2019...

Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 9205 of its cars due to software issue may mean the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system does not deploy properly in the event of cyclist or pedestrian detection. The affected cars are model-year 2019-2020 S60 sedan, V60 and V90 Cross Country wagons, and XC40 (pictured above), XC60 and XC90 SUVs sold between 22 March 2019 and 17 March 2020...

Korando, 3 Series, S60/V60 get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, including five-star scores for the new BMW 3 Series, SsangYong Korando, and Volvo S60/V60. The independent crash-testing firm was quick to highlight the all-new Korando's results, given it's the first time SsangYong has achieved a five-star safety rating...

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...

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...

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...

2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...

Volvo recalls several MY15-16 models for fuel leak

Volvo Cars Australia has issued a recall for the 2015 and 2016 model-year V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, V60 and XC90, over concerns about a leaking fuel hose. UPDATE, 15/01/2019: The ACCC has amended the wording of the recall notice, removing mention of a fire risk...