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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...

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid no closer to Australian launch

The Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid appears no closer to an Australian launch despite the local division continuing to put its hand up for the diesel-electric wagon. Higher-than-anticipated demand for the world's first mass-produced diesel plug-in has forced Volvo to ramp up production from an initial batch of 1000 in 2012 to a planned 7600 this year and 10,000 in 2014...

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid sold out for 2013

Volvo has sold its first batch of 1000 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid wagons before the cars have even reached showrooms. And Volvo Car Corporation marketing, sales and customer service senior vice president Doug Speck says the order books are already filling up for 2014's allocation of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid – the world's first diesel-powered plug-in...

2012 Volvo Ocean Race V60, XC60, XC70 special editions launched

Volvo Australia has released another series of Volvo Ocean Race vehicles, with special editions of the V60, XC60 and XC70 now on sale. This year marks the fourth time Volvo Car Corporation’s Special Vehicles Division has developed specially designed models with a sail racing theme...

2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in diesel under consideration for Australia

The new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale in Europe in November 2012, boasting the world's first application of a plug-in diesel hybrid powertrain. Just 1000 of the 2013 model year versions will be made, although none of these will be headed for Australia. There is hope the model may join the line-up in the future though...

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid confirmed for 2012

Volvo will release the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid in 2012. The new, more fuel-efficient model will be based on the normal Volvo V60 wagon, showcasing a diesel and electric motor setup. The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is a joint project developed by Swedish energy specialist Vattenfall AB and Volvo Cars...

2012 Volvo S60, V60 upgraded: New petrol and diesel engines

The 2012 Volvo S60 sedan/V60 wagon ranges have been boosted in Australia with the arrival of two new downsized turbocharged engines and a number of additional features. The first new engine is the 2.0-litre D3 diesel, which produces 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. In the S60, it returns combined cycle fuel consumption and emissions of 5...

Hyundai Accent, Lexus CT 200h, Toyota Rukus, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Hyundai Accent, Toyota Rukus, Lexus CT 200h, Peugeot 508 and the Volvo V60 have all been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, said it was encouraging to see five-star result becoming the norm for vehicles sold in Australia...

Euro NCAP awards five stars to Lexus CT 200h, Volvo V60, Ford Focus

The European crash testing engineers at NCAP have just released the second quarterly round of crash testing results. Six new cars have been given the top five-star rating, including the new Lexus CT 200h hybrid, the Volvo V60 wagon, the upcoming Ford Focus and the all-electric Nissan LEAF. Other new cars included the Citroen DS4 and the Peugeot 508...

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid test drive

Volvo will enter the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum (May 18-22) in Berlin with no less than three cars, including the first official road test of their advanced V60 Plug-in Hybrid. The Volvo entrants in what is the world’s toughest sustainability rally are the C30 Electric and the V50 DRIVe...

2011 Volvo V60 Sports Wagon launched in Australia

Volvo has just announced the launch of the new Volvo V60 Sports Wagon in Australia. The car slots in between the Volvo S60 sedan and the V70 wagon, presenting a funky, practical and spacious package. As previously reported, Volvo Australia said it would launch the all-new model in Australia some time during the end of the first quarter of this year, and now it's here...