Volvo has launched a pair of special-edition models into the Australian market this week, celebrating its first year in the local V8 Supercars championship. Based on the S60 T4 Kinetic midsized sedan and the V40 T4 Kinetic small hatch,...Show More Summary
Volvo Cars Australia is capitalising on its strong V8 Supercars season by releasing a pair of special edition versions of its entry S60 sedan and V40 models, each of which is called Sprint Edition. The limited-edition models, each limited to 100 units, bring more than $4000 worth of sporty extras to the party and sharp [...]
The Volvo XC40 will be the second model created out of the Swedish brand’s new C-segment Modular Architecture (CMA) following the next-generation Volvo V40 due around 2016. Volvo senior vice president Lex Kerssemakers confirmed details about the new platform at the Paris motor show, which is being developed in conjunction with Chinese parent Geely as [...]
Want a rugged Volvo wagon? Gothenburg has two kinds to offer: there's the XC crossovers on the one hand and ruggedized wagons on the other. As we reported last month from the unveiling of the new XC90 in Sweden, Volvo plans on offering more Cross Country wagons in the future. Show More Summary
A Volvo prototype spotted in Spain suggests the Swedish automaker is about to expand its lineup with a new V60 Cross Country soft-roader. Volvo currently sells a Cross Country version of its V40 compact overseas, and it’s likely the new V60 Cross Country will also remain out of bounds for U.S. buyers due to the potential cannibalization of...
Things have been slow in Gothenburg the past few years, but they're picking up speed. The only new model Volvo has released in the past four years since it was taken over by Geely - that being the V40 introduced in 2012 - started its development when the company was still under Ford's umbrella. Show More Summary
Swedish tuning firm Polestar needs very little introduction. It takes sensible Volvos, paints them an eye-searing shade of blue, and makes them very brisk indeed. It's managed to turn the S60 sedan and V60 wagon into proper drivers cars, and already taken victory in Australia's V-8 Supercars series. The prospect of a Polestar-tuned V40 hatchback...
The rumored V40 Polestar would be aimed squarely at the Audi RS3.
Rumours of a Polestar-tuned hero in Volvo’s V40 hatch range persist, and it’s no surprise. While the existing T5 model already offers a mighty 187kW, the debut last year of Volvo’s S60 Polestar immediately had fans clamouring for an even bolder V40. Show More Summary
The all-new Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid may give an unlikely lifeline to the stillborn Volvo V40 Polestar hot-hatch project. UK publication AutoExpress reports the V40 Polestar could use the new turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the 2015 XC90’s T8 ‘Twin Engine’ powertrain. The new Drive-E engine, unveiled overnight, produces 235kW of power. [...]
The Volvo V40 will soon see an updated range of four-cylinder Drive-E turbo engines as the brand moves to lower fuel use across its range. A report from the UK’s Autocar states the new Volvo four-cylinder Drive-E engines – variants of which are set to be launched in the S60, V60 and XC60 lines in the [...]
2014 VOLVO V40 CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW Vehicle Style: Five door hatch Price: $47,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/Trans: 130kW/400Nm 5cyl diesel | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.3 l/100km | tested: 7.3 l/100km OVERVIEW Volvo has entered the tidal surge of crossovers by jacking up its V40 hatch. Show More Summary
Polestar may be the most renown company in the Volvo modifying business, but these Swedish cars have gone through many workshops for visual and performance upgrades in recent years. One of them belongs to Heico Sportiv, a German venture that has left its fingerprint on anything from the compact Volvo C30 to the full-size XC90 SUV. Show More Summary
The Volvo brand has long been synonymous with safety, and that includes even its smallest car – the Volvo V40. For a long time the Swedish carmaker has built its reputation on this foundation, not only through its marketing campaigns but also through innovative in-house research into safety technology. In recent years Volvo has been [...]
Because life isn't fair, we don't get the stylish wagon known as the Volvo V40 in the United States. That means we don't get its soft-roading cousin, the V40 Cross Country. So, naturally, if Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv ever produces this...Show More Summary
The next-generation Volvo V40 will be one of a number of compact models that will be co-developed with the brand’s Chinese parent company, Geely. Autocar reports the duo’s forthcoming Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) will underpin new sedan, hatchback and crossover models, and potentially others, from the Swedish manufacturer, as well as a range of compact [...]
The Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country models have become the latest to introduce the Swedish brand’s all-new turbocharged four-cylinder Drive-E engine family. The premium V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country compact SUV are now available overseas with the new-generation 2.0-litre D4 diesel and T5 petrol engines, as well as a new eight-speed automatic transmission [...]
D4 turbocharged diesel mill produces 190 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Today, the Volvo marketing message underscores style and sportiness almost as much as safety. We’ll get to the ‘sporty’ claims shortly, but on the latter, the bank-vault bodied, five-star V40, with its innovative safety systems scores highly, while Scandinavian minimalism pervades even this eco-slanted, entry-level model’s cabin. Show More Summary
‘Premium’ is perhaps the word most difficult to define in the automotive lexicon. To some, it may be about delivering an image above the mainstream and the connotations of a badge; to others it may be about the tangibles of … Continue...Show More Summary