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2021 Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid in showrooms in August from $64,990

The 2021 Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid will arrive in Australian showrooms in August, priced from $64,990 plus on-road costs. The Swedish car maker has confirmed dealers have started taking orders ahead of the first deliveries from next month. "The first cars start arriving as early as August and our dealers have been given the appropriate information to start assisting customers," said Volvo Australia spokesman Greg Bosnich...

10 new cars we're excited about in 2020

When planning to buy a new car, it pays to have options. And while the Australian car market currently offers more than enough to keep you browsing for weeks on end – there's more to come over the next 12 months. At CarAdvice, we spend most of our days eagerly anticipating the new cars we've been writing about since they were merely concepts, renders or rumours...

2020 Volvo XC40 recalled: brakes are missing a critical component

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 32 of its model-year 2020 XC40 SUVs due to a missing fastener in the braking system that could result in weak stopping power in an emergency. Affected vehicles were sold between 27 February 2020 and 18 March 2020. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to the cars not being equipped with a nut that fastens the brake booster to the vehicle’s frame...

Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 9205 of its cars due to software issue may mean the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system does not deploy properly in the event of cyclist or pedestrian detection. The affected cars are model-year 2019-2020 S60 sedan, V60 and V90 Cross Country wagons, and XC40 (pictured above), XC60 and XC90 SUVs sold between 22 March 2019 and 17 March 2020...

Volvo XC40 Recharge: UK pricing revealed

UK-market pricing details for Volvo's first all-electric car, the XC40 P8 Recharge, have been revealed ahead of its arrival in the island kingdom later this year. The XC40 P8 Recharge will be priced from £53,155, or roughly AU$106,590, meaning it will not qualify for the UK government's £3000 Plug-in Car Grant after a new policy was implemented this year exempting cars with a list price over £50,000 from receiving the incentive...

Volvo XC40 tops its class in 2019

Long a luxury brand bridesmaid, Volvo outgunned all of its direct competitors in the Small SUV sales race with the XC40 last year. The Swedish-Chinese company recorded 2858 sales of its chunky little high-riding city crossover, equating to 17.4 per cent market share. It was also volume growth of 80 per cent over 2018, though it only launched halfway through that year...

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Brand's first electric vehicle here 2021 - UPDATED

UPDATE: The latest local launch times for the XC40 Recharge EV and plug-in hybrid have been added to the bottom of this article. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company's first electric car, was unveiled overnight. Based on the standard XC40 and its Compact Modular Architecture, there's little to visually differentiate the all-electric Recharge from those with an internal combustion engine...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system

The Volvo XC40 Electric is set to become the one of the first production cars to feature an infotainment system powered by the Android Automotive operating system (OS)...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...