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Volvo V40 Polestar set for Australia in 2013

An even hotter version of Volvo's new hatchback is on the way, and the Swedish manufacturer says Australia is a prime candidate for the new model, dubbed the Volvo V40 Polestar. While the Volvo V40 R-Design, unveiled at the 2012 Paris motor show, is all about sporty styling enhancements that can be combined with all available powertrains from the 82kW D2 diesel to the high-performance 183kW T5 turbo petrol, the Volvo V40 Polestar promises to bring more serious power and performance enhancements...

Volvo fast-tracks new SPA platform

SPA. They may just look like three little letters, but to Volvo, they represent the future. Short for 'Scalable Platform Architecture', Volvo V40 technical director Sven-Gunnar Johansson told CarAdvice at the 2012 Paris motor show SPA will underpin every next-generation Volvo car and SUV...

Volvo V40 Cross Country likely for Australia

The all-new Volvo V40 Cross Country has been revealed ahead of the tough-looking hatchback's world premiere at the 2012 Paris motor show on September 27. The official information from the Swedish manufacturer comes just hours after the first images and details of the new model appeared online yesterday...

Volvo V40 Cross Country leaks online

Images and details of the Volvo V40 Cross Country have appeared online ahead of the high-riding, rugged-looking compact hatchback’s premiere at next week’s Paris motor show. Previously expected to be called the XC40, the official images, which appeared on Greek enthusiast website 4troxoi, reveal the off-road-themed small car will wear ‘V40’ badges and feature a ‘Cross Country’ stamp on the rear metal scuff plate...

Volvo V40 R-Design: hotter hatch to headline local line-up

The Volvo V40 R-Design has been revealed ahead of its official unveiling at the 2012 Paris motor show at the end of this month. The all-new Volvo V40 R-Design follows the tradition of sports-tweaked Volvos, bringing with it details such as a silk metal-framed high-gloss grille, restyled front bumper, daytime running lights, rear diffuser, twin exhaust pipes and five-spoke diamond-cut 17-inch wheels with optional 18-inch wheels also available...

Volvo V40 breaks safety records in Euro NCAP crash testing

The Volvo V40 has scored the highest ever overall safety rating from Euro NCAP, making the Swedish manufacturer's all-new hatchback one of the safest cars in the world. The V40, which is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of 2013, set new records in two of the three crash tests and matched the maximum score in the safety assist category on the way to an overall five-star safety rating...

Holden Volt, Renault Megane, Audi A3 and Volvo V40 get 5-star NCAP safety rating

The Holden Volt plug-in hybrid is among a group of four vehicles to earn a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of assessments, joining five other vehicles tested by Euro NCAP to also achieve the maximum safety rating. Among those tested overseas was the all-new Volvo V40 hatch, which achieved the best overall result ever record by Euro NCAP...

Volvo XC40: first look at V40-based compact SUV

The brand-new Volvo XC40 compact crossover has been spotted during a photo shoot in Norway ahead of its anticipated debut at the 2012 Paris motor show in September. Although Volvo is yet to officially confirm the existence of the V40-based SUV, these spy images, captured by a reader of Norwegian website DN.no, confirm the XC40 is almost ready to hit international showrooms...

Volvo V40 pedestrian airbag in action

Volvo has released footage showing how its world-first Pedestrian Airbag Technology, fitted as standard on the entire Volvo V40 range, actually works. First seen earlier this year, the system uses seven sensors in the front of the car to transmit signals to a control unit that evaluates if contact has been made with a human leg before deploying the pedestrian airbag...

Volvo V40: new hatch will be oldest model by 2015

The new Volvo V40 hatchback hasn't even gone on sale, yet it will be the 'oldest' model in the Swedish car maker’s range within three years. Volvo, now under the stewardship of Chinese company Geely, is in the process of a major product overhaul that by 2015 will see the introduction of all-new models, a refresh of every other model, and the disappearance of the brand’s famous five-cylinder engines...

Volvo V40 to feature world-first pedestrian airbag

An external airbag designed to protect pedestrians is just one of the new safety features that promises to make the all-new Volvo V40 the safest hatchback in history. Due in Australia either late in 2012 or early in 2013, Volvo’s Pedestrian Airbag Technology will be a standard feature across the local V40 range...