Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge plug-in hybrid.

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As the Swedish luxury car manufacturer Volvo continues its shift towards electrification of its vehicles the all new XC60 T8 will now be available in South Africa. With a price tag of R1 218 000 the all-wheel drive XC60 T8 is a plug-in hybrid boasting high-performance and low emissions. The turbo and supercharged 2.0 litre petrol engine produces 233 kW and 400 Nm. The electric motor sited on the rear axle is powered by an 18.8 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of receiving a charge via cable and generates 107 kW and 309…

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Spotted! Volvo’s all-electric XC40 P8 Recharge on South African roads

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The highly anticipated Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge has been spotted on South African roads, marking the local arrival of the Swedish firm’s first all-electric vehicle (EV). A mere four days after Volvo opened the order books for the battery-powered XC40 in May 2021, all initial slots were sold out. Now the first example has made local landfall, being handed over to its excited new owner at the Tom Campher Volvo Cars dealership in Johannesburg. In order to meet growing local demand, Volvo Car South Africa has secured an additional allocation…

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Volvo XC60(2022) is coming to SA

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Fans of the Swedish luxury car brand Volvo will be pleased to hear the MY22 Volvo XC60 is coming to South Africa. Volvo says the infotainment system makes this the best-seller smarter than ever before. This next-generation system offers unprecedented personalisation and unparalleled connectivity running Google Maps, Google Play, and hands-free Google Assistant. The Google Assistant allows the driver to use their voice to control the air temperature, set a destination, play music, send messages all while keeping hands on the wheel. The system stays up to date with maintenance and new features with updates over-the-air. Exterior changes include…

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New Volvo S90 saloon 2017 review

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We put the new Volvo S90 executive saloon through its paces, but should BMW, Audi and Mercedes be worried? Volvo is right to deny SA buyers the T6, because a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol executive saloon of this size would sell in tiny numbers. However, there’s plenty of promise in the S90 package as a whole, and we’re not about to revise the view, gleaned from that winter drive a few months back, that you should give Volvo’s new flagship saloon serious consideration if you’re in the market for a 5…

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country revealed

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Raised V90 wagon set for Australian debut in the first half of 2017. As far as crossover models go, the jumped-up wagon is as niche of a model as it is rare. Only a handful of car makers such as Subaru, Peugeot, and the Volkswagen Group produces such models that offer a particular blend of SUV-like ground clearance and capability, without the typical bulkiness and high seating position. Even so crossover wagons have become a constant fixture to Volvo’s model line-up with their ‘Cross Country’ derivatives, and their new V90…

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