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Volvos recalled globally for faulty seat belts, nearly 25,000 Australian cars affected

Swedish car maker Volvo – which invented the three-point seat belt in 1959 – has issued a global recall of 2.18 million cars for defective seat belts, with 24,977 Australian vehicles included. Affected models include previous-generation S60, S60L, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L produced between 2006 and 2019...

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 XC60 T8 Polestar pricing and specs

Volvo has priced its hottest XC60, the hybrid-powered T8 Polestar, to go head-to-head with the BMW X3 M40i With a sticker price of $99,990 before on-road costs when it arrives at the end of August, the XC60 T8 Polestar is $90 more than the inline-six powered BMW but $3440 cheaper than the Mercedes-AMG GLC43...

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...

2018-19 Volvo S90, XC60 recalled

Volvo Car Australia has issued a recall for certain examples of the 2018 and 2019 model-year S90 and XC60, over concerns of a missing nut in the front seat rails. The Swedish marque reports if the nut is indeed missing, the seat structure and position may be unstable in the event of an accident, and could deform as a result...

2018-19 Volvo XC60 recalled

Volvo Car Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year XC60 SUV over concerns the optional power tailgate mightn't operate as intended in cold weather conditions. The manufacturer reports the tailgate lifting arms may freeze "under certain conditions in cold climates", which could also lead to an unusual noise, loss of function, or even the complete separation of the tailgate lifting arms...

Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025

Volvo wants 25 per cent of the plastics in its new cars to be recycled by 2025, revealing a unique XC60 to demonstrate what that might look like. The XC60 has a centre tunnel made of renewable fibres and plastics made of discarded fishing nets and sailing ropes. Its carpet is made of fibres developed from PET plastic bottles, working with a recycled cotton mix from clothing manufacturer offcuts...

2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal

Volvo Cars has teased the all-new S60, which will be revealed next week as part of inauguration proceedings for the company's new US factory. In a new video posted to the company's Facebook page, the brief teaser shows a quick top-down shot, then reveals the new S60's face – complete with a Polestar Engineered badge on the grille...

Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles

The Lexus LC500, Volvo XC40, and Hyundai Kona have won prizes in the Automotive and Transport category of the Good Design Awards. Sitting atop the tree in exterior design was the LC500, which won the first-ever Best Exterior Design Award for Automotive and Transport, after being described as a "stunning vehicle in every regard" by the judging panel...

Volvo XC60 wins World Car of the Year

The mid-size Volvo XC60 has taken out World Car of the Year, beating the Mazda CX-5 and Range Rover Velar to the coveted title. There were 34 models entered in the award, which was cut down to just 10 competitors and then the three finalists listed above. A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 24 countries is responsible for voting on the award, and the votes are tallied by KPMG...

Poll: Wagon lovers unite for Volvo V60

Crossovers like the Volvo XC60 are selling like hotcakes at the moment, but there could still be life in the old-fashioned wagon yet. Set for a full, in-the-flesh reveal in Geneva this week, the Volvo V60 squeezes all the technology and Scandinavian design goodness from the XC60 into a classic load-lugging shape...