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New car diary for Volvo

Make: Volvo

Model: XC40

Released: May 2018

Volvo’s new-model rollout continues with the XC40 crossover that is built on an all-new platform and will compete against a number of small high-riders including the Audi Q2 and BMW X2.

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Make: Volvo

Model: XC60

Released: Oct 2017

Volvo's second-generation XC60 mid-size SUV is set to be heavily influenced by its XC90 big brother. Sharing the same modular platform, the XC60 is a 'mini me' of sorts with near-identical styling inside and out.
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Make: Volvo

Model: V90 - Cross Country

Released: Mar 2017

Volvo's next-generation V90 Cross Country is essentially a jacked-up version of the S90/V90 twins, meaning it packs plenty of luxury but also an abundance of serious off-road intent.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S90

Released: Oct 2016

Volvo's new premium luxury sedan, the S90, will arrive in Australia near the end of 2016. It will compete for sales with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC90 - R-Design

Released: Jan 2016

The top-spec variant of Volvo's large XC90 SUV arrives early in 2016, following the XC90's initial release in August. It will be offered in three different engine variants.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC90

Released: Aug 2015

Volvo's next-generation XC90 large SUV should surface globally in 2014 and will feature the Swedish brand's lightweight new scalable architecture and members of its new four-cylinder engine range. A plug-in hybrid or fully electric model is also likely.
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Make: Volvo

Model: V40 - Cross Country

Released: Sep 2013

Volvo’s new V40 hatch will spawn a high-riding Cross Country version in the second half of 2013. The jacked up Cross Country will be 40mm higher than the standard V40 hatch and will have similar crossover visual clues as its XC70 stable-mate, such as black lower body cladding and silver scuff plates, providing a premium alternative to Subaru’s popular XV.
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Make: Volvo

Model: V40

Released: Feb 2013

Volvo will release an all-new model to its Australian line-up in the form of the V40 luxury hatch in early 2013. The Swedish brand says that the V40 will be well-specified and come with the usual array of safety features buyers expect, and it will be pitched against the BMW 1-Series, Audi A3 and Mercedes’ upcoming A-Class.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S60 - Performance Project

Released: Dec 2011

The Hot S60 is based on the standard T6 AWD R-Design sedan and fitted with a number of locally fitted performance tweaks including an engine software upgrade from Volvo’s motorsport partner Polestar, increasing power and torque to 242kW (up 18kW) and 480Nm (up 40Nm). German tuning house Heico supplies unique 19-inch alloy wheels and a sports exhaust system.
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Make: Volvo

Model: V60

Released: Mar 2011

The V60 will be a technical tour-de-force featuring numerous safety features such as Volvo’s low-speed crash avoidance system, City Safe, as standard equipment plus groundbreaking pedestrian avoidance technology as part of an optional safety pack.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC60 - T5

Released: Mar 2011

Volvo’s excellent XC60 compact SUV lineup is to grow, with the addition of a T5 engine taken from its S60 stablemate. The comfortable, modern and spacious entry-level model is likely to be priced under $50,000.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S60

Released: Nov 2010

Volvo will unveil its second-generation S60 sedan in locally in late 2010. Based on the S60 concept from Detroit 2008 (pictured), it shares the same platform as the XC70 and S80 models. The S60 will herald a new cabin architecture, a different engine direction and updated safety-related technologies.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C70 - coupe-convertible

Released: May 2010

Sweden’s number one vehicle brand will launch a facelifted C70 coupe-convertible offering a fresh look and updated engines, while reworked front fenders, new grille and bolder headlamps, contribute to a sharper, more streamlined front fascia. At the rear, the C70 gets its own specific LED lights.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C30 - 1.6D DRIVe

Released: May 2010

Volvo’s is expected to launch the facelifted C30 DRIVe-spec model locally in April 2010. It uses a state-of-the-art 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine, returning a combined average fuel figure of 3.8 litres per 100km – 0.1L/100km better than official figures of both the Toyota Prius hybrid and diesel Mini Cooper D.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC60

Released: Feb 2009

Volvo revealed the first images of its mould-breaking new XC60 at the 2008 Geneva motor show, based on Land Rover's new Freelander platform and featuring a similar AWD system. Engine choices should comprise an inline five-cylinder petrol and D5 diesel, as well as a 3.2-litre straight six.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC70

Released: Nov 2007

The new XC70 and V70 will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March and should arrive in Australia late 2007. The XC70 is tipped to get both the new 175kW/320Nm 3.2-litre straight-six and the D5 turbo-diesel available in the XC90.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C30

Released: Mar 2007

Volvo used the 2006 Sydney motor show to reveal its new C30 hatch, which will intially be offered in naturally-aspirated 125kW 2.4-litre five-cylinder and hot 162kW 2.5-litre T5 guises. A 134kW 2.0-litre D5 turbo-diesel is also expected. Volvo's three-door A3 rival is 220mm shorter than the S40 sedan.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S80

Released: Feb 2007

The sleek S80 arrives in February with models ranging from the six-speed manual D5 diesel and topping out at the AWD V8. The Yamaha-sourced V8 develops 235kW/440Nm and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The 2.4-litre D5 diesel, also shared with the XC90, develops 136kW/400Nm in the S80.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S40 - D5

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo Cars Australia has added the 2.4-litre D5 turbo-diesel engine to the compact S40 sedan and V50 wagon range to supplement the petrol engines, with pricing starting around $44,000. Volvo announced its 3 Series, C-class and A4-matching S40/V50 turbo-diesels at the 2006 Sydney motor show.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C70

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo's redesigned C70 hits Oz in mid-December, replacing both coupe and cabriolet versions of its current namesake. Volvo's first folding metal-roofed convertible will open at $69,950 for the 125kW/230Nm 2.4-litre inline alloy five-cylinder LE. The $79,950 T5 gets a 162kW 2.5-litre turbo five-cylinder.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C70

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo's redesigned C70 hits Oz in mid-December, replacing both coupe and cabriolet versions of its current namesake. Volvo's first folding metal-roofed convertible will open at $69,950 for the 125kW/230Nm 2.4-litre inline alloy five-cylinder LE. The $79,950 T5 gets a 162kW 2.5-litre turbo five-cylinder.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S80

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo's redesigned S80 sedan flagship goes on sale in early 2007, initially powered by either a Yamaha-built 235kW/440Nm 4.4-litre V8 (as first seen in the revised XC90) and a 136kW/400Nm 2.4-litre turbo-diesel. Prices start from $71,950 for the D5, rising to $95,950 for the V8, with a 175kW/320Nm 3.2-litre alloy six to join the range in mid-2007 for about $80,000.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC90

Released: Oct 2006

Volvo's first ever V8 motivates the flagship of the facelifted XC90 luxury SUV range, which also comprises turbo-diesel for the first time from October. The new D5 offers 136kW/400Nm, the 4.4-litre V8 makes 232kW/440Nm and the entry-level 2.5 turbo five remains. Pricing spans $70,000 to $85,000.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C50

Released: Mar 2006

Volvo is keen to deliver a successor for the now defunct C70 coupe/convertible ASAP, renamed the C50. Likely to undercut the C70 on price, the folding metal roofed four-seater will be styled by Pininfarina and use underpinnings from the S40/V50/Mazda3/Focus, with all-wheel drive as standard.
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Make: Volvo

Model: V30

Released: Mar 2006

Volvo will produce its first small car since the 440. Said to closely resemble Volvo's Safety Concept Car (pictured) and likely to be based on the Ford Fiesta, the all-new V30 will rival German heavyweights like Golf, A3 and BMW's new 1 Series. The three and five-door hatch will be 400mm shorter than S40.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC50

Released: Oct 2005

Volvo's P1 platform, on which the S40 and V50 are based, will also spawn a compact off-roader that is likely to be badged XC50. A five-door, all-wheel drive wagon, XC50 will be similar in concept to XC70, but smaller and cheaper. Volvo gave a hint to its appearance with this model at the 2003 New York show.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC90 - diesel

Released: Mar 2005

Volvo is expected to add turbo-diesel power to its two-model XC90 SUV range by early 2005, possibly around Melbourne show time in March. The oil-burning XC90 will get the entry-level 2.5T petrol's five-speed auto (not the T6's four-speeder), plus Volvo's new common rail five-cylinder 122kW D5 engine.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S40 - AWD

Released: Mar 2005

Volvo's all-new S40 compact sedan is likely to score all-paw motivation when an all-wheel drive, T5-powered version of Volvo's most important car goes on sale here around Melbourne motor show time in March 2005. Expect a smaller price premium than that charged by the S60 AWD over regular S60s.
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Make: Volvo

Model: V50

Released: Oct 2004

Volvo's next-generation compact wagon, to be known as V50 rather than V40 like its predecessor, will go on sale a few months after the new S40 - around Sydney show time in October 2004. Slightly shorter but larger in every other respect, V50 will be five-cylinder-only and more expensive than before.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S80

Released: Jan 2004

Volvo will launch an updated S80 luxury flagship in January 2004, headlined by a square mesh grille, new lower bumper, bi-Xenons, sportier instruments and real woodgrain trim. The twin-turbo 200kW T6 will be the only S80 sold here, priced at the same $98,950 and available with S60 R's active Four-C chassis.
read more about the Volvo S80

Make: Volvo

Model: S60 - R

Released: Dec 2003

Volvo's hottest ever model, the S60R, does on sale Down Under in December 2003. Released alongside its V70R wagon sibling (priced at $102,950), the S60R sedan costs $98,950. Volvo’s first attempt at a genuine sports sedan, the S60R features a 220kW turbo engine, active suspension and better brakes.
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