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Volvo XC40 to go big on personalisation options

Jul 21, 2017

Volvo has confirmed extensive personalisation options will be available on the yet-to-be-revealed XC40 small SUV, releasing some strange teasers of some of the optional materials. The XC40 will come in as Volvo’s first proper SUV...

First bespoke Polestar model to be a performance coupe – report

Jul 14, 2017

Last month, Volvo’s performance subsidiary Polestar announced its intention to create standalone electric vehicles. A new report gives some insight into what shape these cars will take. According to Autocar, the first standalone Polestar model...

Polestar pack announced for 2017 Volvo XC60 T8

Jul 10, 2017

Volvo has revealed the latest Polester tune, and it’s for the new XC60 T8 mid-size SUV. It brings more power and driving performance to the hybrid flagship. In standard form the new XC60 T8 comes...

Volvo will launch 5 EVs by 2021, every model at least mild hybrid

Jul 05, 2017

Volvo is taking a bold leap forward with the announcement that every vehicle launched from 2019 onward will be equipped with an electric motor. This means that Volvos powered by an internal combustion engine only...

Polestar to make stand-alone EVs, separate to Volvo models

Jun 23, 2017

Volvo’s tuning arm Polestar will be spun off into its own brand with a line of dedicated electric vehicles not wearing the Volvo badge. A new logo will be used (above), which is a stylised...

Volvo XC40 spotted, could feature new T5 Twin Engine (video)

Jun 14, 2017

A video has hit the web showing a fleet of Volvo small SUV prototypes undergoing testing in Denmark, potentially previewing the anticipated new model known as the XC40. Volvo has confirmed it is working on...

Volvo Polestar celebrates 100,000 optimisations

Jun 07, 2017

Volvo’s performance arm Polestar is celebrating a big milestone, having optimised some 100,000 Volvo vehicles around the world. Polestar performance packages, which mostly consist of a unique powertrain computer tune to see increases in power and...

Top 10 medium cars coming to Australia by 2020

Jun 02, 2017

The inexorable march of the SUV appears to be coming at the expense of conventional cars, swallowing up their sales numbers and splintering into ever more fragmented pieces. Large sedans are on the way out,...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 12 – final fabrication

May 05, 2017

It’s been a while since our last update on the Volvo 240 GL V8 conversion project, but that’s mainly because we want to get the turbocharged LS1 just right. If you’ve forgotten what we’re doing;...

2018 Volvo XC60 production commences in Sweden

Apr 29, 2017

Production of the new, 2018 Volvo XC60 has commenced, with the first customer order rolling off the line at the company’s Torslanda facility in Sweden this week. The new XC60 is an all-new model, despite...

Video: 2017 Volvo S90 Excellence interior is perfect for intercity professionals

Apr 24, 2017

Volvo’s new S90 is an absolute tour-de-force when it comes to safety, autonomous technology and an interior that oozes Scandinavian luxury and simplicity. Our recent review of the S90 D5 labelled it as “blissfully bare...

Volvo planning compact ’20 series’ model line to sit beneath 40 series?

Apr 20, 2017

It seems that Volvo’s upcoming 40 series vehicles, previewed by the 40.1 and 40.2 concepts, won’t be the company’s smallest models after all. In a conversation with Car and Driver, Lex Kersemakers, who is the...

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