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Volvo XC60, V60 Cross Country and XC70 recalled: 1141 vehicles affected

Volvo Cars Australia has issued a recall for 1141 vehicles in its 2016 diesel XC60, V60 Cross Country and XC70 SUV lines. The Swedish manufacturer is recalling the vehicles over concerns that the engine may suddenly shut down and restart while driving. As a result, the vehicle's power steering system can briefly cut out, while the driver's digital instrument cluster and infotainment system may also switch off...

2016 Volvo S60, V60: Australia drops Polestars and prices, new T6 due soon

The turbocharged six-cylinder Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar models that began life as an Australian experiment have now been wiped from the range as the Swedish carmaker prepares for its exclusively four-cylinder future. Around 40 examples of the Polestar models remain in local stock, Volvo has confirmed, with no more examples of the current design and powertrain package to follow...

2016 Volvo V60 range simplified, $5K cut from diesel variant

The 2016 Volvo V60 range has been topped and tailed, with the local division dropping the entry-level and high-performance versions from its mid-sized wagon line-up. Gone are the D4 and T5 Kinetic variants and the six-cylinder T6 R-Design and limited edition Polestar sports estates, leaving just three grades of the MY16 V60: the D4 and T5 Luxury variants and the sportier T5 R-Design...

Volvo V60 Cross Country pricing and specifications

The rough-and-tumble Volvo V60 Cross Country has landed in Australia in a single diesel-powered specification. The high-riding, off-road-ready wagon – officially called the Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 Luxury – is priced at $63,375 plus on-road costs, making it $5600 more than the V60 D4 Luxury on which it’s based...

2015 Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine revealed

The 2015 Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine may not have a name that rolls off the tongue, but the diesel plug-in hybrid wagon from the Scandinavian brand promises to appeal to buyers with different palettes. The car seen here is the limited edition model uncovered ahead of the 2015 Geneva motor show, which brings the same nomenclature for hybrid technology that Volvo has used with its range-topping XC90 T8 Twin Engine model to the company's established estate car...

Volvo V60 Cross Country unveiled ahead of LA debut

Volvo has revealed the look of the new Volvo V60 Cross Country ahead of its public debut at the Los Angeles auto show later this month. Compared with the regular V60 wagon, the Cross Country variant boasts an extra of 65mm of ground clearance. Visually the new V60 Cross Country is distinguished from its siblings by its front and rear skid plates, wheel arch extensions and revised sills...

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...

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 V60 Plug-In Hybrid all but ruled out for Australia

The chance of the innovative Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid ever being sold Australia are fading fast, despite the Scandinavian brand showcasing a sporty new R-Design version of the diesel-electric wagon destined for Europe...

Volvo V60 Polestar: sports wagon revealed alongside updated S60

The high-performance Volvo V60 Polestar wagon has been revealed and is confirmed to join its updated S60 Polestar sedan sibling in limited markets from 2014. Volvo says the S60/V60 Polestar duo – based on the recently released 2014 model year cars – will be available across four continents, though makes no mention of Australia, where the original S60 Polestar made its global debut in June, suggesting we're likely to miss the sports wagon and refreshed sedan...

Volvo V60 Polestar: hot Swedish wagon spied lapping Nurburgring

Development of a Volvo V60 Polestar appears to be well under way with spy images suggesting the Swedish brand will sell a wagon variant of its new, limited edition high-performance player. Volvo launched the S60 Polestar sedan locally in June with a view to competing with sportier variants of the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, though is restricted in production numbers...