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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...

Volvo V40 and S90 axed, V90 'on the backburner'

Volvo Australia has quietly dropped the V40 and S90 from the local line-up, and has officially said the standard V90 is "on the backburner" after being delayed several times. Speaking with CarAdvice, the company's local PR boss, Greg Bosnich, confirmed the ageing V40 has been dropped though some demonstrator stock remains in dealers...

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...

Volvo V40 replacement confirmed, XC40 production increased

A replacement for the Volvo V40 has been confirmed by the Swedish brand, although no timing has yet to be announced. Volvo says it will launch "new models on its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), replacing the current V40". Spy photos for these new models have yet to emerge. The current V40 was launched globally in 2012, and given a facelift (above) in 2016...

Volvo and Amazon Prime Now combine to offer test drives

Volvo has teamed up with Amazon to offer tech-savvy potential buyers a test drive, provided they live in a specific part of the UK. Starting in London (June 9/10) and running through Birmingham (16/17 June), Manchester (23/24 June) and Edinburgh (30 June/1 July), the program will allow Amazon Prime Now subscribers to book a test drive of the V40 and have the car delivered to their door...

Volvo Australia confident V40 can remain a viable option when new SUV lobs

The Volvo small car range is set to boom with the addition of the all-new Volvo XC40 compact SUV, and in some people's minds there is a question over how the Volvo V40 will fit in that space when that happens. While you may not spot a Volvo V40 every day when you’re stuck in traffic, the brand has had a reasonable amount of success with the current-generation small hatchback model...

Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected

Volvo has issued a recall for its 2017 model-year S60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC90 over concerns the frontal and seat airbags may not function as intended. The Swedish manufacturer reports the airbag igniter may not adequately inflate the driver, passenger, and/or seat airbag units in the event of an accident...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500

The lightly updated 2017 Volvo V40 range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a freshened look and lower prices for the Swedish brand’s small hatch. For the new model year, the 2017 V40 comes a step closer to the company's updated face, including the 'Thor's Hammer' LED daytime-running light signature already seen on the XC90 SUV and S90/V90 sedan and wagon twins...

2018 Volvo XC40 previewed alongside jacked-up 'V40.2' concept

Shoppers in the compact SUV market have been given a first look at what could be their next buy, with the unveiling today of a concept that is sure to preview the new 2018 Volvo XC40. For now, the show car is known as the XC40.1, one of two new '40 Series' concepts, following in the footsteps of the current V40 and 40-badged models of generations past...

2017 Volvo V40, XC40 concepts teased ahead of big unveiling next week

Sweden's biggest auto brand has handed down a trio of (not so) mysterious teaser images overnight via social media platform Snapchat, offering a first look at the new 2017 Volvo V40 - and likely also its long-anticipated XC40 sibling. Although the company did not reveal the identity of the new vehicle/s, it did confirm that the teasers pointed to its new '40 Series' - described as "not your daddy's Volvo" - leaving little room for doubt...