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Volvo S60 and V40 Sprint Editions released

Volvo Cars Australia is capitalising on its strong V8 Supercars season by releasing a pair of special edition versions of its entry S60 sedan and V40 models, each of which is called Sprint Edition. The limited-edition models, each limited to 100 units, bring more than $4000 worth of sporty extras to the party and sharp drive-away pricing...

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar pricing and specifications

The headline is correct, the previously limited edition Volvo S60 Polestar performance sedan has been joined by a wagon sibling, the Volvo V60 Polestar. Following on from the popularity of the previous two limited edition models, Volvo has announced there will be no cap on the amount of Polestar cars that come into Australia...

Volvo S60 Polestar : next-generation confirmed as turbo four, but won't rival BMW M3

The Volvo S60 Polestar will continue into a new generation, which is set to be revealed within three years. Volvo vice-president Lex Kerssemakers said he is happy with Polestar's work on the current-generation S60 and V60 sedan, admitting that the Ford Mondeo-based platform wasn't designed for a high-performance model such as the Polestar while promising the next model will be more resolved...

Volvo S60 sales boosted by V8 Supercars entry, says company

Volvo Cars Australia says its successful foray into V8 Supercars is starting to give its S60 mid-sized sedan the kind of “cut through”it has lacked since launching in 2011.  The Swedish brand joined the local touring car series this season in collaboration with Garry Rogers Motorsport...

Volvo S60 Polestar : Performance sedan drops below $100K

The Volvo S60 Polestar, the car that is reigniting the Swedish brand's push into performance territory, has been given a $10,000 price cut to a new sticker of $99,950. Volvo Australia's price move responds to its direct rival, the Audi S4, which reduced its own starting price by $14,900 to $105,000 in April...

Volvo Polestar range to include diesel and hybrid models - report

Volvo is planning on a raft of new Polestar performance models featuring electric drivetrains and diesel engines, according to reports out of the UK. Autocar reports that Polestar is aiming to ramp up its portfolio of tuned Volvo models, having made its name working on touring car teams for the Swedish brand...

2014 Volvo S60, V60, XC60 add Drive-E engines, eight-speed auto

The introduction of Volvo’s new Drive-E engines and eight-speed automatic transmission to the Australian line-up has made the S60, V60 and XC60 up to 20 per cent quicker and 29 per cent more fuel efficient than before. The pair of new turbocharged 2...

Volvo S60 Polestar : new brakes, seats, paddleshifters for 2014 upgrade

The Volvo S60 Polestar has been upgraded for 2014 with the same front-end treatment as the facelifted S60 range, in addition to hardware changes “based on feedback from Australian journalists and customers”. The Volvo S60 Polestar now features six-piston Brembo calipers with 370mm floating discs and high performance pads front and rear, “providing superior braking performance with no fade...

Volvo S60: 478kW V8 Supercars contender revealed

The Volvo S60 V8 Supercar has debuted in Sydney, revealing a 478kW 5.0-litre V8-powered racer that will take to the grid later this month for the start of the 2014 V8 Supercars season. Making its mark early this morning by driving across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Valvoline-liveried Volvo S60 V8 Supercar has been designed and built to V8 Supercars' 'Car of the Future' regulations and features a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, independent rear suspension and 18-inch wheels...

Volvo reveals V8 Supercar engine

Volvo has unveiled the engine that will power its Volvo Polestar Racing S60s in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship. Announced in June, the racing engine has been modified and built by Volvo's performance partner, Polestar, in collaboration with the engineering team that developed the Swedish car maker's upcoming ‘Drive-E’ family of four-cylinder engines...

Volvo S60, XC70, XC60 recalled: 474 diesel vehicles affected locally

Volvo Car Australia is recalling 474 diesel-powered vehicles over a fault relating to the cars' auxiliary belt tensioner. Affecting 2011-built Volvo S60, XC70 and XC60 models powered by the 2.4-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, the recall follows the identification of “early wear” on auxiliary belt tensioners in some vehicles during routine investigations...