Bjorn Anwall, cuts the ribbon at the
Volvo Factory Delivery Center. So when are you flying to
see Sweden and explore Europe
in your new Volvo?
Model Year 2017
February 5, 2016 - Take advantage of
early Overseas Delivery 2017 Model Year offers and
provisional pricing for some of the 2017 Model Year Volvo
cars including the all-new S90 sedan.
Do you want to be one of the first to receive your S90 at
the factory in Sweden? If so take a look at the
Overseas Delivery 2017 Volvo
S90 pre-sale offer.
Please note these early edition S90 cars are already
pre-configured and well equipped. The only options
that you have to choose are the exterior and interior
Other Volvo models that are have early provisional pricing
include the V60, XC60, and XC90. In addition to the T6 and T8 models the XC90 is now also
available as a five seat T5 model in either FWD
or AWD. Visit the
cars page to view early 2017
Model Year provisional information. Provisional details
for other models will be added later in the year.
With provisional pricing you are protected - if the final
Overseas Delivery price happens to increase you are
protected - and if the final Overseas Delivery price
decreases - you are protected. Send an
email today to reserve an
early production slot for your 2017 Volvo via Overseas
Delivery with provisional pricing.
Model Year 2016 orders ending soon...
February 3, 2016 -
The Volvo Overseas Delivery
program has been sold out of S80, V60 and XC70 models and
variants of other models. There are only a few
production slots remaining for 2016 S60 T6, XC60 T6 and XC90
T6 models. Custom Overseas Delivery orders for 2016 Volvo
cars will end very soon.
Only four states are not colored
February 1, 2016 -
Today an Overseas
Delivery 2016 XC90 T6 AWD order was received and processed
for a customer from Louisiana. He ordered his new car from
flyvolvo.com - Jacob, thank you for your business!
Each colored state on the map represents at least one
customer in that state who has purchased a Volvo from
flyvolvo.com and William Marks. Only four states have
not been colored yet.
Do you live in Delaware, South Dakota, Vermont or Wyoming? If
so it would be a pleasure to receive and take care of your
Overseas Delivery order! No matter where you live in
America... send an
email and tell me
what color to paint your new Volvo and perhaps a color for
your state on this map!
Overseas Delivery Tourist Program Incentives
February 1, 2016 -
Overseas Delivery Tourist program incentives for Model Year
2016 custom ordered cars are listed below.
Option or Package
* Note: The Volvo Overseas Delivery Loyalty Offer providing one
extra hotel night to current Volvo or Saab owners for a
custom ordered tourist program car is no longer applicable
to orders received after May 1, 2013.
** Receive a $1,000 extra savings on orders received by February 29,
not available with the 2016 XC90.
Factory Delivery Center closed days in 2016
January 22, 2016 -
Delivery Center (FDC) in Goteborg, Sweden will be closed the
following dates in 2016:
25, 2016 and March 28, 2016 - May 5, 2016 - June 6, 2016 - June
24, 2016 - December 24, 2016 through December 26, 2016
will be delivered to customers or can be dropped off at the
Factory Delivery Center on these dates.
Great minds don't think alike
January 22, 2016 -
Who builds the best cars?
The answer is everyone.
Since the 50's Volvo has brought people to Sweden from all
over the world to develop and build cars. Diversity sparks
creativity. It pushes innovation. It helps to build safer
and smarter cars, designed around people's everyday lives.
Volvo is using a new campaign to honor its diverse and
The campaign follows in the footsteps of the 'Made By
Sweden' theme that Volvo has been using recently. But this
time, instead of using heroes such as soccer legend Zlatan
Ibrahimovic and pop icons Robyn and Avicii, the Swedish car
maker has chosen to highlight its own heroes - its
diverse workforce delivers many benefits. Different
approaches and critical thinking are vital when creating
something new. You just need to consider the huge success of
the award-winning XC90 and our record sales in 2015 to
understand the impact that diversity has at Volvo. We
believe that a large part of Volvo's continuing success can
be attributed to diversity and what we call the Volvo
spirit," said Bjorn Annwall, Senior Vice President at Volvo.
"Our workforce is growing as our sales increase. At the
moment we have close to 50 nationalities actively
contributing to the design, development, marketing, sales
and service of our cars. Diversity is not just about age,
gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity - it's about
harnessing the knowledge, experience and personalities of
the people that come to work with us. We believe that
diversity delivers better products," concluded Bjorn Annwall.
Volvo employees from different backgrounds, working across
the company in a wide range of roles, are featured in the
new campaign - from designers and engineers to workers on
the factory floor.
January 22, 2016 -
Volvo factory in Goteborg, Sweden will be closed for tours
this year on the following dates:
January 1, 2016 through March 5, 2016 - March 25, 2016
through March 28, 2016 - May 5, 2016 and May 6, 2016 - June 6,
2016 - June 24, 2016 - July 18, 2016 through August 12, 2016 -
December 24, 2016 through December 30, 2016
of the factory tour customers receiving their new Volvo at
the factory during these dates may experience the Volvo
Brand Experience Centre and or the Volvo Museum.
Visit Sweden 2016
January 13, 2016 -
The latest edition of the Visit Sweden magazine can now
be viewed online.
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Want some inspirational ideas on places to see and
things to do when you fly to Sweden and receive your new
Volvo?Would you like to learn about Sweden's natural
lifestyle? Have you dreamed about the Northern
Lights? Would you like some ideas for adventure
s in the Swedish outdoors and wilderness?
Then be sure to take a look at "Your
Guide to Sweden 2016".
The magazine is full of articles, addresses, and
travel facts for visitors of all ages and lifestyles.
There's great travel planning information for both urban and
rural Sweden... even a map!
Volvo XC90 wins 2016 North American Truck of the Year
January 11, 2016 -
The Volvo XC90 has been named the 2016 North American Truck of the Year. Fifty three automotive
journalists from the United States and Canada voted for the
luxury SUV for being a benchmark in its segment, based on
factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety,
handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.
It is the second time the XC90 has won the North American
Truck of the Year award. The first was in 2003, when the
vehicle was originally introduced.first was in 2003, when the
vehicle was originally introduced.
"The XC90 is a past winner of our award," said Tony Swan, a
23-year member of the North American Car and Truck of the
Year Jury. "That vehicle was obviously outstanding, but the
new XC90's blend of advanced technology, performance and
craftsmanship stands out even more, against much more
Volvo makes semi-autonomous driving features standard
on all-new S90
January 8, 2016 -
Volvo is introducing an advanced version of its
semi-autonomous Pilot Assist software on the all-new
Volvo S90 sedan and making it standard on all S90s sold in
the United States.
Pilot Assist was first introduced on the 2016 Volvo XC90. It
allows the car to accelerate, decelerate, come to a complete
stop and steer in road conditions with clear lane markings
based on a car being in front up to speeds of 30 mph. The
second generation Pilot Assist on the S90 will allow these
functions to work up to highway speeds (80 mph) without the
need for a pilot car. The S90 will be the first car in the
U.S. that makes semi-autonomous technology standard.
The all-new Volvo S90 will make its public debut at the 2016
North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week.
The S90 will be available for purchase in America later in
here to be automatically notified when your all-new S90
can be ordered via the Overseas Delivery program.
Volvo wins Business Insider's 2015 Car of the Year
January 6, 2016 -
The Business Insider magazine transportation team recently
checked out several dozen new vehicles ranging from trucks,
and hybrids to supercars. The field from which they selected
their 2015 Car of the Year was highly diverse and
In choosing the finalists for Car of the Year, Business
Insider took into consideration the design, performance, and
overall packaging of the cars. As a publication with a tech
and business focus, they zeroed in on those factors.
Business Insider came up with six finalists: two sedans
(Audi A3 and BMW 7 series), two SUVs (Tesla Model X and
Volvo XC90), and two sports cars (Lamborghini Huracan and
McLaren 675LT). The winner of the Business Insider 2015 Car
of the Year is the Volvo XC90.Read the interesting
Business Insider article and review of the awarding
Volvo Factory Delivery Center changes
January 5, 2016 -
The Volvo Factory Delivery Center
(FDC) in Goteborg, Sweden is currently in phase one of a
three phase upgrade. A renovated delivery center lobby
area, cafe, a new coffee barista bar, and a new exterior
facade are all part of the changes going on at the home of
Make a Dream Come True
January 5, 2016 -
You could win a free European River Cruise through the Volvo
Overseas Delivery tourist program.
When you pick up the Volvo of your
dreams in Sweden, you are in for the
adventure of a
lifetime. The roads of Europe invite you to discover
breathtaking natural beauty, historic heritage, fabulous
shopping and vibrant cities. And if you're really
lucky* you can complete your trip with a free 8-days
ultra-luxury cruise along Europe's most enduringly beautiful
rivers. These floating Uniworld boutique hotels offer
effortless, sophisticated travel and allow you to experience
Europe's most enchanting cities right in their historic
Order your new car via Overseas Delivery between January 1,
2016 and April 15, 2016 for the ultimate in extras:
- $1,000 discount per couple on a
Uniworld European River Cruise - Roundtrip tickets for two to
Goteborg, Sweden - Free hotel night in Goteborg, Sweden - VIP delivery at the home of Volvo
with a tour of the factory or visit the Brand Experience
Centre - Fifteen days European auto insurance
coverage - Complimentary home shipment services
to the USA - U.S. Customs Duty, port clearance
fees included - Custom order your car in colors and
options only available via Overseas Delivery - A savings (varies by model) off the
U.S. MSRP - Complimentary factory scheduled maintenance
services at 10k, 20k, and 30k miles - Entered into a drawing to win an
8-day / 7-night luxury European River Cruise for two (value
*Winner will be notified May 1, 2016. Others will have a $1,000 discount
per couple on a Uniworld European River Cruise.
View terms and
conditions for the
Cruise Savings and Sweepstakes.
Peak Season Surcharge for Overseas Delivery has been dropped
January 5, 2015 -
The Peak Season Surcharge of $150 per person (maximum of
$300) for a an Overseas Delivery Tourist program delivery in
the months of June, July or August has been dropped.
Overseas Delivery customers who receive their new Volvo in
Europe during the peak summer months will no longer have to
pay the Peak Season Surcharge!
Volvo and Microsoft will enable people to talk to their
January 5, 2016 -
More than 33 years after the popular TV show Knight Rider showed
David Hasselhoff talking to
his car KITT, Volvo and Microsoft are launching a
wearable-enabled voice control system.
Volvo owners will be able to talk to their car via their
Microsoft Band 2, allowing them to instruct their vehicle to
perform tasks including, setting the navigation, starting
the heater, locking the doors, flashing the lights or
sounding the horn via Volvo's mobile app Volvo on Call and
the connected wearable device..;s mobile app Volvo on Call and
the connected wearable device.
The new possibility to connect to a Volvo with voice control
through Microsoft Band 2 will be available for customers in
Volvo on Call enabled markets in spring of 2016.
Volvo brochures now available online
December 21, 2015 -
Digital brochures for the 2016 Volvo Model Year can now be
viewed online. Visit the
Cars page and then click on the photo of each model to
see a brochure.
Volvo receives the most IHS Safety Pick + awards for a
luxury car company
December 10, 2015 -
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the
XC90, S80, S60, V60 and XC60 its 2016 Top Safety Pick+ Award
- the most among any luxury car company. Every Volvo model
tested by IIHS in the last year has received the Top Safety
Pick+ Award, the highest possible award for safety in the
Volvo wins Wards 10 Best Engines award for T6
December 10, 2015 -
The Volvo T6 Drive-E engine has been named one of Wards 10
Best Engines. Editors called it "arguably the new benchmark
for high-output 4-cyl engines."
The winning T6 Drive-E engine can be found in the all-new
XC90 and recently announced 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan.
Variants of the T6 Drive-E four cylinder engine are also
available globally in the S60, V60, and XC60 models.
an effective level of balance across comfort, efficiency and
power has been the ultimate goal for our creation of the
Drive-E engine family across our global model range," said
Michael Fleiss, Vice President, Powertrain at Volvo. "The T6
Drive-E's use of both supercharging and turbocharging, which
is also being utilized in the new XC90, delivers a lively,
compelling result. We are honored to again receive
recognition for our engines from Ward's as we continue to
pioneer new, effective technologies for our vehicles and
WardsAuto editors selected the winners after spending
October and November studying and driving all 31 nominees.
There is no instrumented testing - only everyday driving to
and from home, work, school, the grocery store and grandma's
Editors score each engine based on horsepower, torque,
comparative specs, noise attenuation, fuel economy and the
application of new technology. The guiding principles: Does
the engine or electric propulsion system truly sell the car
or raise the bar for its competitive set? Read the full article
All-new XC90 one of three finalists for North American
Truck/SUV of the Year
December 8, 2015 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 is one of three finalists for the
2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year. The
announcement is a result of 53 independent journalists in
the U.S. and Canada recognizing the all-new SUV from Sweden
among vehicles setting new automotive benchmarks. The 2016 Detroit Auto
Show will kick off with the announcement of the North
American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) awards on Monday,
January 11, 2016.
Sales of the all-new XC90 have been strong since they began
arriving in showrooms this past summer. Globally, demand for
the XC90 has exceeded projections by more than 50 percent,
with a majority of consumers opting for the upgraded
Inscription trim level.
CarPlay, Pandora, Yelp and other applications now available
December 8, 2015 -
Customers can now enjoy Volvo's integrated Apple CarPlay
experience, along with other new applications, on the
all-new XC90. Check out a
video of CarPlay in the 2016 Volvo XC90.
human tech design approach, which puts people at the center
of the CarPlay application for a seamless experience between
the driver's iPhone, Sensus Connect and the car's
addition to CarPlay, the available software update includes
Pandora, Yelp, and Find Parking applications via the XC90's
in-car remote update service. Each application is tailored
to the Volvo Sensus environment, providing an ideal
interface that minimizes driver distractions through the
car's steering wheel, voice and touchscreen controls.
Owners will also receive updated navigation maps, real time
traffic information and improved speech input and
XC90 owners who took delivery of their vehicle before
November 23, 2015 can schedule an appointment at a U.S.
Volvo retailer to receive a complimentary CarPlay update.
Customers receiving their vehicle after that date may
purchase CarPlay from their local Volvo retailer. In
addition CarPlay can also now be ordered as an accessory
with an Overseas Delivery XC90.
Updated S60, V60 and XC60 Overseas Delivery specifications
December 5, 2015 - New Overseas Delivery specifications
guides and prices for the 2016 Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 have been released and can be seen
here. The S60, V60 and XC60 models are now available for
ordering with the very efficient 2.0 liter T6 Drive E
turbocharged and supercharged engine, eight speed auto
transmission and AWD.
New Volvo S90 sedan revealed
December 2, 2015 - Volvo
debuted the highly-anticipated Volvo S90 luxury sedan in
Goteborg, Sweden today on the heels
the award-winning XC90. The all-new S90 sedan is a bold
entry into the luxury sedan market and sets a new standard
with superior materials, technology, comfort and
class-leading semi-autonomous features.
The Volvo S90 will combine Scandinavian design with
cutting-edge safety and cloud-based applications and
services. The interior makes use of the Sensus Connect touch
screen that debuted in the XC90, providing a clutter-free
interior with minimal dashboard buttons. providing a clutter-free
interior with minimal dashboard buttons.
idea was to bring something new to this rather conservative
segment and deliver a visual expression that exudes
leadership and confidence on the exterior. On the inside we
have taken the S90 to the next level, delivering a high-end
luxury experience that promises comfort and control," said
Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President of Design at Volvo.
The Volvo S90 introduces another step toward Volvo's Vision
2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously
injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020, through world first
safety technologies and highly advanced semi-autonomous
Three engine choices will be available for the U.S. market:
the turbocharged T5 engine, the award-winning turbocharged
and supercharged T6 engine, and the clean and powerful T8
Twin Engine plug-in hybrid.
S90 has taken a big step forward in terms of driving
dynamics, performance and ride. We have completely
redesigned the Volvo driving experience from the ground up
to deliver a sense of precision, engaging control and
comfort," said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President,
Research & Development at Volvo.
Stay tuned for more information about specifications,
packages, exterior & interior colors, options and the
arrival of the 2017 Volvo S90.
email today to be notified when your new Volvo S90 will
be available for purchase via Overseas Delivery.
The Chardonnay Coincidence...
December 1, 2015 - Recently two Overseas Delivery 2016 XC90
T6 AWD SUVs were delivered to their owners in California on
the same day. Coincidentally both of these cars have
Luminous Sand exteriors, the owners of both vehicles live in
Napa, California and this is the second Volvo Overseas
Delivery purchase for both couples!
Paul and Julie flew to to Sweden in
September to receive their Luminous Sand 2016 XC90 T6 AWD
Inscription model - six years after picking up a C70
convertible at the factory.
Greg and Robin flew to Sweden in late September to receive
their Luminous Sand 2016 XC90 T6 AWD Momentum model - ten
years after picking up a first generation XC90 at the
Both of the 2016 XC90s made the voyage from Sweden to
America aboard the same ship.
Ironically Paul & Julie and Greg & Robin had never met until
they arrived at Lawrence Volvo in Walnut Creek, California
on a sunny Saturday afternoon to receive their all-new
XC90s. They shared stories of their trips to
Sweden before heading home to the beautiful wine country of
Perhaps it was the sunlight...
On this day of coincidences these two Luminous Sand XC90s
looked like they were the color of a vintage Chardonnay!
Luxury, Light and Simplicity - Coming Soon
November 25, 2015 - A new era in Swedish design, innovation
and luxury is soon to be revealed. And you're in control. Put yourself at the heart of a luxury experience.
A luxury where
intelligent, beautiful design works in harmony with
innovation. This is
luxury redefined. This
is the next generation of Volvo cars.
Join an interactive live stream from the Volvo Design Centre
in Goteborg, Sweden on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:30
pm CET (Central European Time) which is 12:30 pm EST
(Eastern Standard Time).
Choose where our cameras go. Whether it's the exquisite,
natural materials of the interior or the sophisticated,
confident exterior, we'll explore every detail you want to
see. Watch live at
XC90 named Motor Trend SUV of the Year - - Again.
November 16, 2015 -
The Volvo XC90 has been named Motor Trend's SUV of
the Year for the second time. Developed from the
ground up on Volvo's unique Scalable Product Architecture
(SPA), with a 316 horsepower, supercharged and turbocharged
engine featuring an EPA rating of 25 mpg highway, a
tablet-like Sensus control system, and understated
Scandinavian design, the all-new 2016 XC90 sets a new
standard for the luxury SUV segment. With its full suite of
IntelliSafe features the all-new Volvo XC90 is also the
safest Volvo ever.
at Volvo Cars is exceptionally proud to win the Motor
Trend SUV of the Year award," said Lex
Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North
America. "The all-new XC90 is a strong indicator of things
to come at Volvo."
Kerssemakers accepted the iconic Golden Calipers trophy at
an award ceremony tonight near Motor Trend's offices
in El Segundo, California.
When it was introduced in 2002, the original XC90 won
Motor Trend's SUV of
the Year as it redefined the
seven-passenger SUV segment.
Sport/Utility of the Year is not a comparison test, and is
only open to all-new or substantially upgraded vehicles that
have gone on sale in the 12 months from November 1st of the
To judge contenders for the award, Motor Trend's
editorial staff conducted an exhaustive three-phase testing
Read more about the SUV of the Year award at
celebrates 60 years in America with Hollywood stars and cars
November 1, 2015 -
Volvo celebrated 60 years in America with a special
gathering of celebrities and cars at Paramount Pictures
Studios in Hollywood, California last weekend.
Comedian and vintage Volvo owner Jay Leno entertained a
crowd of more than 300 Volvo owners, executives, retailers,
and media amongst an unprecedented collection of new and
historic Volvo cars, live music, and Scandinavian fare.
Notable cars on display included a 1928 PV4, Volvo's first
covered car; a 1955 PV444, the first Volvo exported to the
U.S.; the 1967 P1800S driven by Roger Moore in the hit 60s'
television series, "The Saint"; and the all-new,
award-winning 2016 XC90.
Attendees explored Volvo's rich past and bright future by
visiting a series of Volvo branded shops created in the
facades on Paramount's City Streets back lot.
In the Volvo Art Gallery was a collection of Julius Shulman-inspired
photos starring Volvos past and present taken recently by
Ann Street Studios at locations around Los Angeles, where
the very first Volvo was imported to America in 1955.
perused the collection of vintage Volvo advertisements in
the Volvo History Museum, and in the Bowers & Wilkins
Listening Room, audiophiles appreciated the high technology
powering the 19-speaker, 1,400 watt entertainment system
available in the all-new XC90.
"Volvo has had a special place in many Americans' hearts for
generations," said Lex Kerssemakers, CEO, Volvo Cars of
North America. "Maybe they grew up riding in a Volvo, or
were saved by one, or perhaps they learned to drive in one.
Whatever the case, we are celebrating those experiences and
now our version of luxury for generations to come."
Volvo unveils global electrification strategy
October 16, 2015 -
Volvo announced one of the auto industry's most
comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in
hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will
develop a new group of electrified cars and build a fully
electric car for sale by 2019.
The first element of the electrification strategy involves
the introduction of plug-in hybrid versions of its 90 series
and 60 series larger cars, based on the new Scalable Product
Architecture (SPA). This has begun with the launch of the
XC90 T8 AWD plug-in hybrid and will continue with plug-in
hybrid versions of the new S90 sedan and other future
will also broaden the range of plug-in hybrid cars it offers
with the introduction of a new front-wheel drive Twin Engine
The Swedish car maker will expand its product offering with
the introduction of new 40 series cars based upon the new
Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which, like SPA, has
been designed from the outset for electrification. This
makes Volvo one of few car companies with two new vehicle
platforms designed to support both plug-in and pure electric
Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, said: "We
believe that the time has come for electrified cars to cease
being a niche technology and enter the mainstream. We are
confident that by 2020, 10 per cent of Volvo's global sales
will be electrified cars."
The combination of power, efficiency and environmental
friendliness will be the hall marks of all forthcoming
electrified Volvo car models.
"We have learned a lot about how people use cars with
electrification thanks to our current product offer,” said
Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President for Research and
Development. "Our research has shown that people are driving
our Twin Engine cars in electric mode around 50 per cent of
the time, meaning our plug-in hybrids already offer a real
alternative to conventional powertrain systems."
"With about 40 years of experience in the field of
electrification, Volvo has learned a lot about battery
management, delivering the best range per kilowatt hour in
the industry. We have come to a point where the cost versus
benefit calculation for electrification is now almost
positive. Battery technology has improved, costs are going
down, and public acceptance of electrification is no longer
a question," Mertens added.
All-new XC90 sweeps Texas Auto Writers Association awards
October 13, 2015 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 has won three awards from the Texas
Auto Writers Association at the 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo.
In a two day competition with on-the-road and off-road
events of more than 80 crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, and
commercial trucks, the all-new Volvo XC90 took top category
honors by being named the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) of
Texas, as voted by the Texas Auto Writers Association
The TAWA also voted the XC90 the Best Luxury Crossover
Utility, citing its elegant Scandinavian design, suite of
safety and semi-autonomous drive features, comfortable third
row seating, 316-hp engine, 5,000 pound tow rating, and EPA
highway fuel economy rating of 25 mpg.
addition, the 2016 XC90 won the TAWA's Best Connectivity
award for its intuitive Sensus control system that features
a nine-inch, tablet-like touch screen similar to an Apple
the XC90 again awarded by the Texas Auto Writers Association
is a huge point of pride for everyone at Volvo," said Lex
Kerssemakers, President and CEO, Volvo Cars of North
America. "Texas, as big as it is, is an incredibly important
market for Volvo and we are grateful for the recognition."
2002 the original Volvo XC90 won the TAWA's most prestigious
award, the Truck of Texas, redefining the award program
The TAWA is comprised of nearly 100 Texas auto critics and
reporters from outlets such as the Epoch Times, Houston
Chronicle, El Heraldo News, Yahoo! Autos and more. The
TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo was held October 7-9, 2015 at the
Knibbe Ranch near San Antonio.
"The Texas Auto Writers Association was very proud to have
Volvo participate in the 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo," said
Michael Marrs, President of TAWA. "After two days of
evaluations, we are honored to have the all new Volvo XC90
as the 2015 CUV of Texas."
Overseas Delivery XC90 T8 models sold out for Model
October 7, 2015 - All Model Year 2016 XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid
models allocated to the Overseas Delivery program have been
sold out. The XC90 T6 is still available. If you would
like to order an XC90 T8 via Overseas Delivery you will have to wait until
details are released for the 2017 Volvo XC90 next
spring. Deliveries should begin at the factory in the
summer of 2016.
World's most advanced chassis simulator to help develop next
generation Volvo cars
October 7, 2015 - Volvo has become the first premium car
maker to purchase the world's most advanced Vi-Grade chassis
simulator - the same equipment used by Ferrari and Porsche -
to develop next generation Volvos.
The simulator offers virtual environments including
Germany's renowned Nurburgring as well as tracks at the
Volvo testing facility in Sweden. It helps Volvo design cars that are more responsive, more rewarding
and more enjoyable to drive.
"We are making substantial investments in people, technology
and facilities in order to redefine the Volvo driving
experience. Our aim is to deliver full control, ease and
dexterity at the wheel. We will improve drivability across
the entire Volvo range," said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice
President at Volvo Cars.
The Swedish car maker uses the simulator's virtual
environments to support development work on high speed
stability, balance and drive mode settings. With the
simulator settings can be rapidly tested
combining the experiential judgment of a real driver and
computer-aided objective data analysis.
The move marks a new beginning for Volvo in terms of driving experience,
says Mertens. "We have made critical investments both in terms of our R & D facilities and
in our product components in recent times that are now
beginning to pay dividends. Our new scalable
product architecture (SPA), our modular powertrain program
and the latest chassis components are the starting point."
Historic gathering of Volvo cars at Concours d'Elegance in
October 7, 2015 -
An unprecedented collection of new and historic Volvo cars
will be assembled at the Hilton Head Island Concours
d'Elegance on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina during the
weekend of October 31st and November 1st, 2015.
To help celebrate a long lineage of elegant and iconic
automotive design, five historic Volvo cars will sit
alongside the future of the company - an all-new XC90 T8,
the world's first seven-passenger plug-in hybrid SUV.
Perhaps the most notable historic car in the collection is a
1933 PV654, Volvo's first luxury sedan. On loan from the
Volvo Museum in Goteborg, Sweden, it is one of only 361
units ever built, and will be the first one to roll on U.S.
The Volvo PV653/654 models came to the Scandinavian market
in August 1933 as the successor to the PV651/652, the first
six cylinder cars from the young Swedish car company founded in 1927.
The PV654 was the luxury version, with a plusher interior,
dual fender-mounted spares, dual chrome horns, twin stop
lights and a rear seat armrest.
Other models in the collection include a 1927 PV4, 1955
PV444, 1957 P1900, and the 1967 1800S driven by Roger Moore
in the 60's TV series, "The Saint."
The PV4 was the first enclosed auto made by Volvo. The fully
restored car on display is one of just four that remain.
In 1955 the PV444 became the original Volvo to be
imported to America. It was the first Volvo unibody
car, with a 70 hp four-cylinder engine for the U.S. market.
It was also the
first Volvo model offered via Overseas Delivery.
The Volvo Sport, known internally as the P1900, was the
company's first sports car, a fiberglass bodied convertible
coupe that inspired the company to build the legendary
the 67 Sports built about 50 are known to exist. Just 21
were sold in the U.S. Two are owned by Volvo, including the
white over red one shown at Hilton Head.
The XC90 T8 is the future of Volvo. It's the world's first
seven passenger plug-in hybrid SUV. With 400 horsepower it
can go 0-60 in about six seconds and get better mileage than
most economy cars.
Occupants of the XC90 T8 are treated to a Scandinavian
sanctuary with a 9" tablet like interface, a genuine crystal
shift knob made by Swedish glassmaker Orrefors, and
semi-autonomous drive systems that take the stress out of
"These iconic cars illustrate Volvo's strong design heritage
and forward thinking," said Lex Kerssemakers, President and
CEO, Volvo Cars of North America. "With South Carolina the
home for our first U.S. factory, the Hilton Head Island Concours
is the perfect venue to share our history. We look forward
to another 60 years delivering beautiful, safe, quality cars
in the U.S. and around the world." Kerssemakers will be in
attendance at the event
and an honorary judge.
Volvo Cars breaks ground on first American factory
September 25, 2015 -
Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO Lex
Kerssemakers, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other
public officials officially broke ground on Volvo Cars'
first American factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina.
Construction has now begun on the factory site, which will
be capable of producing up to 100,000 cars per year.
"Today's groundbreaking proves that Volvo Cars follows
promises with action," said Lex Kerssemakers, "Volvo is
moving quickly to expand its presence in the United States
with new cars, new engines and now, a new factory."
The South Carolina factory will be the global production
home of the all new S60, currently under development at
Volvo headquarters in Goteborg, Sweden. American built S60s
will be exported around the world through the Port of
Charleston, along with another model yet to be determined.
The first South Carolina built Volvos are expected to roll
off the assembly line in late 2018. are expected to roll
off the assembly line in late 2018.
The decision to choose Berkeley County location was taken
for its easy access to international ports and
infrastructure, a well-trained labor force, an attractive
investment environment and experience in the high tech
manufacturing sector. Volvo estimates that the factory will
employ up to 2,000 people over the next decade and up to
4,000 people in the longer term.
With the new U.S. plant in place, Volvo Cars will be able to
manufacture cars on three continents, underscoring its
position as a truly global car maker. It already operates
car plants in Sweden, Belgium and China.
Updated XC90 accessory list
September 22, 2015 -
The Overseas Delivery 2016 Volvo XC90 accessory list has
been updated. Two new items have been added - Decor
Frame Front and Extra Key with Remote Control. The new
All-new XC90 sets new standards with Top Safety
Pick+ rating from IIHS
September 18, 2015 -
The Volvo XC90 has been awarded the Top Safety Pick+ rating
from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS). The XC90 received a full score in all tests
(crashworthiness and front crash prevention), excelling in
both preventive and protective safety performance. The XC90
also scored top marks in recent Euro NCAP testing - further
proof that XC90 is one of the safest cars on the road today.
"The independent testing result from IIHS once again
highlights the exceptional nature of the work we do at Volvo
in taking car safety to a new level. Our combination of an
ultra-high-strength steel safety cage with a patented front
structure, advanced restraints and our standard auto braking
system, City Safety, combine to deliver unparalleled
performance," said Cecilia Larsson, Director of Volvo Cars
Safety Centre in Goteborg.
The IIHS crashworthiness category includes tests covering
small overlap, moderate overlap, side, roof strength, head
restraints and seats. Volvo achieved top scores in all of
these tests and was deemed superior in front crash
prevention thanks to the standard City Safety technology
that is fitted in all new Volvo cars. The superior rating
for front crash protection makes the XC90 one of the first
cars with standard equipment to receive a 2015 Top Safety
Volvo S60 Cross Country now available via Overseas Delivery
September 11, 2015 - Are you looking for a sedan with better ground
clearance and off-road capability? How about an S60
Cross Country? Think of it as a sedan version of the
the V60 Cross Country. The 2016 Volvo S60 Cross
Country (CC) is
now available for purchase via the Overseas Delivery
Specifications and factory delivery prices for the new AWD
sedan can be seen
with the other Volvo models. Take the first
step towards new adventures with your S60 Cross
Country order via Overseas Delivery by sending an
Volvo is among the first to support new US car safety
September 11, 2015 -
Volvo will be one of ten automakers voluntarily agreeing to
make Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency
Braking standard on all vehicles within five years. Volvo is
proud to be among the companies to make such a commitment
with both the National Highway Transportation Safety
Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS). Volvo already has approximately
250,000 cars on U.S. roads with these technologies. The
company encourages regulators to include these safety
systems in the consumer-friendly 5-Star overall crash rating
so American consumers can more easily determine the safest
Volvo introduced low speed Automatic Emergency Braking as
standard in the 2009 introduction of the XC60 and the
technology became standard in all Volvos by 2015. Automatic
Emergency Braking is part of Volvo's City Safety suite of
technologies, which includes several methods to avoid or
Both Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency
Braking are central to Volvo's Vision 2020, which states
that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new
Volvo car by the year 2020.
Volvo believes that the inclusion of such technologies in
NHTSA's "Cars on Stars" program, the consumer-friendly star
ratings system on all new car "window stickers," will mirror
the information provided to consumers in other major
countries, where Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward
Collision Warning is considered in safety awards.
Incorporating these technologies into the U.S. ratings will
make it easier for Americans to determine which cars provide
the most advanced safety systems.
In addition to Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward
Collision Warning, Volvo's latest safety innovations are
standard in the all-new XC90, including intersection
auto-brake, which prevents drivers from turning into
oncoming traffic at intersections and run off-road
detection, which reduces spinal injuries when the car leaves
the road. Both technologies are "world firsts" highlighting
Volvo's work in eliminating and mitigating accidents.
Volvo XC90 receives top five star rating in European safety
September 2, 2015 - The Volvo XC90 has been awarded five stars and
achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. The XC90
with standard City Safety technology stood out as the first
car from any manufacturer to receive the maximum score in
Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end
tests (AEB City and AEB Interurban).
The XC90 also features advanced pedestrian protection
functionality that independent safety regulators have yet to
include in their testing protocols, demonstrating once again
how the Swedish carmaker continues to dominate and innovate
in the field of car safety.continues to dominate and innovate
in the field of car safety.
"We are the first car manufacturer to surpass the criteria
that Euro NCAP have applied to the AEB Interurban and City
testing procedures. City Safety is one of the most advanced
standard crash prevention offers you can find in a modern
car. It addresses vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in
certain situations, day and night," said Martin Magnusson,
Principal Engineer at Volvo Cars.
impressive video of the Volvo XC90 Euro NCAP tests
8 reasons to visit this underrated Scandinavian city
September 1, 2015 - A recent New York Post article explains
why one should see the home town of Volvo in a story called
"8 reasons to visit this underrated Scandinavian city".
September 1, 2015 - Are you in search of a stately SUV with
safety features galore and a palatial seven seat interior?
Read a recent review by Dan Neil in the Wall Street Journal
of the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription:
A Luxury SUV worthy of Thor's hammer.
New Overseas Delivery XC90 T6 AWD guide
September 1, 2015 - The Overseas Delivery specifications for
the 2016 XC90 T6 AWD have been updated and can be seen
base price has gone up and is in effect for Overseas
Delivery orders received September 1, 2015 and later.
Christmas and New Year's Day holidays for the Factory Delivery Center
August 19, 2015 - This year the Factory Delivery Center (FDC) in
Goteborg, Sweden will be closed for the Christmas and New
Year's Day holidays on the following days: December 23rd,
24th, 25th, 26th, 30th and 31st and January 1st and 6th.
No cars will be delivered or can be dropped off at the FDC
on these dates.
A fantastic Volvo road trip
19, 2015 - Over
the years many customers have shared their adventures with
picking up a new Volvo at the factory
in Sweden. Below is a
letter from Joe in Colorado who combined a trip to
the factory to receive his V60 T6 AWD R-Design wagon,
The word Vatternrundan comprises Vattern - the name of the
lake which the ride circumnavigates and rundan, the Swedish
for round.ch the ride circumnavigates and rundan, the Swedish
Regarded as one of the Swedish classics,
the ride is held during the height of Swedish summer.
The ride starts and finishes in Motala, a
medium-sized town half-way between Stockholm and Goteborg,
located in the western part of Ostergotland county. It is
located 3 kilometers from Sweden's second largest lake,
- - -
We had just a fantastic trip to Sweden, Denmark, The
Netherlands and Germany in June. Picking up the Volvo
V60 was definitely one of the highlights. Thank you so
much for your help in arranging it.
I have attached a couple of photos of the car: one at the
factory delivery center with Volvo representative, Hans, who
was such a wonderful host, and one at the Nurburgring,
waiting to do a hot lap on the track, which was thirteen
minutes of joy.
The bike ride went very well. I was able to complete
the 300 kilometers in just under 11 hours and averaged 17
mph, which I thought was pretty good for a 63-year-old.
Here's a picture of me with some Swedish cyclists I became
acquainted with during the ride.
Thank you again for all of your help.
Overseas Delivery orders for the all-new XC90 resume
1, 2015 - Volvo has announced that Overseas Delivery orders for the 2016 XC90
may now be submitted again with deliveries at the factory
starting in the first quarter of 2016.
The Vision Package is now $1,800. At this time the
Overseas Delivery base price for the XC90 T6 AWD will remain
the same. However there will be new Overseas Delivery
specification guide released with a price increase for
Overseas Delivery XC90 orders received September 1, 2015 and
later. Don't wait! Place your order now for an
winning Volvo XC90 via Overseas Delivery by
sending an email today.
Volvo iPad tablet holder accessory for the all-new XC90
July 23, 2015 - Volvo is excited to announced the launch of the new XC90 iPad tablet
holder accessory. The Volvo tablet holder allows rear seat
passengers to safely and ergonomically use their iPad in the
rear seat. Take your iPad to your XC90 and enjoy its
functions and apps when travelling. Listen to music, watch a
film, read emails or surf the web.
It is easy to dock an iPad in the tablet holder. All wiring is
integrated into the front seat. The holder allows charging
via your USB cable. You may also charge an additional device
at the same time, via a separate USB cable connected to the
base plate of the tablet holder.
- Compatible with iPad 2-4 & iPad Air 1-2. iPad
Air requires a separate adapter.
- Has two USB ports allowing charging of the tablet and one
additional device. - Can be installed as a pair or
individually on the passenger or driver side.
The new tablet holder is available as an
accessory via Overseas Delivery and at Volvo retailers in
America.Look for a new XC90 Overseas Delivery accessory
here in the next few weeks.
NBC launches second season of "Welcome to Sweden"
July 18, 2015 - NBC
begins a second summer run of the television comedy "Welcome
show is filmed in Sweden and loosely based on the life of
creator and star
Greg Poehler (the brother of the show's producer,
Paul Simon, Jack Black, Neve Campbell, Amy Poehler and Jason
Priestley will appear in episodes of the second season of
"Welcome to Sweden," which launches on NBC Sunday, July 19,
Greg Poehler plays an American who falls in love with a
Swedish woman and moves to her home country, mirroring the
young actor's real life. Filmed initially for Swedish
television, the series was picked up by NBC and did well
enough last summer to earn a second season in Sweden,
America and other countries.
This season Poehler's character gets a job as the "guy" for
American celebrities visiting Stockholm, a person with
special access to tourist spots and performs other favors
which works well for the celebrity cameos. Since he barely
understands Swedish, "as you can imagine, he's not a very
good guy,' Poehler said.
New York Times video review of the all-new XC90
July 16, 2015 - Tom Voelk's review of the 2016 Volvo XC90 is in the Driven section of the
New York Times today.
Read the article "Volvo finally updates the XC90 and creates
a Swedish gem" and watch the video
Volvo buys Polestar
July 14, 2015 - Volvo Cars has acquired 100% of Polestar, the
Swedish high performance car company, including the Polestar
brand. Polestar will now be used as the model name for
special high performance Volvos.
In the future Polestar will utilize Volvo's twin
engine electrification technology to develop next generation
performance cars. Volvo is the largest manufacturer of plug
in hybrid cars in Europe and leader in advanced vehicle
electrification technology. Volvo currently develops and
manufactures some of the most powerful, most
environmentally-friendly hybrid engines in the automotive
and Polestar share a long history. They have worked together
in motor sports since 1996 and in recent years signed an
agreement to jointly develop Polestar versions of Volvo cars
that combine a comfortable driving experience with a very
high level of power and handling.
In 2015, Volvo expects to sell 750 Polestar versions of the
S60 sedan and V60 wagon globally. Polestar sales are
forecast to increase to between 1,000 and 1,500 cars a year
in the medium term.
The Polestar brand is established internationally through
the sale of Polestar-branded Volvo cars. Volvo will also
benefit from the sale of aftermarket Polestar performance
No financial details of the deal have been disclosed.
Existing Polestar Performance employees will become Volvo
employees. The Polestar racing team will remain under
the control of Christian Dahl, the former owner of Polestar,
and will be renamed.
Overseas Delivery Winter Travel Offer 2015
July 1, 2015 - This
year the Volvo Overseas Delivery Winter Travel Offer is a
4th Quarter Travel promotion.The offer is a $500 discount on a travel package.
The destinations for the travel package offer are:
- Rome - Paris - London - Travel adventures in
Sweden and Scandinavia
If you are ordering a Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist
program car and picking it up in Europe in the 4th quarter
of 2015 be sure to look at this special. This season's
Winter Travel Offer is available for Volvo Overseas Delivery
tourist program orders received after July 1, 2015 with
delivery of the car in Europe by December 22, 2015. This
promotion excludes the XC90. It does not apply to any
existing Volvo Overseas Delivery order.
XC90 named Auto Express Car of the Year 2015
July 1, 2015 - The
Volvo XC90 has been named Car of the Year 2015 and Large SUV
of the Year at this year's Auto Express New Car Awards in
This is the second time the XC90 has won
the top honor at the Auto Express Awards. The
original XC90 received the Auto Express Car of the Year
award in 2003.
XC90 is already close to selling out its entire first year's
planned production run of 50,000 cars. To date over 44,000
cars have been ordered.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said: "We've
been waiting a long time for the XC90, but it was well worth
the wait - it's a sensational SUV. It not only sets new
standards for Volvo, but for the car market in general,
leading in terms of technology, efficiency, style and
safety. It's also got an element of style - inside and out -
that you might not have expected. If the XC90 points the way
for the future of Volvo, the future looks very bright
Sensus interface voted most innovative HMI system
July 1, 2015 -
The award singled out Volvo as being at the forefront of HMI
(Human Machine Interface) design and was based on the level
of innovation, intuitiveness, complexity and operational
safety the Sensus system delivers.
Based on global user experience research, the Volvo Sensus
system has developed a measured response to users' emotional
and physical needs and has redefined in-car control systems
with its easy-to-use touch interface and smart tiling
The Sensus HMI solution in the all-new XC90 is comprised of
the center touch display, the driver info cluster and a
Head-Up Display (HUD). Volvo designed the system based on
the concept that some information is more important and time
critical than others.
Unlike most touch solutions in the auto industry the Volvo
Sensus system is built using a unique infrared sensing
technology that allows drivers to operate the system while
wearing gloves and also ensures a more robust and responsive
system.g gloves and also ensures a more robust and
announces Greatest Interception Ever winners and earns award
June 26, 2015 - On the biggest football day in 2015, Volvo
chose customer-driven philanthropy instead of a mega-budget
TV advertisement. In doing so, the company launched the
award winning "Greatest Interception Ever", an opportunity
for game day viewers to nominate people who inspire them to
receive a brand new Volvo XC60.
Whenever a car commercial aired during the big game, people
could tweet and tell the Swedish carmaker who they thought
deserved a brand new car and why.
An award was presented for the Greatest Interception Ever
campaign at the 62nd Cannes Lions Festival.
Selected from 2,813 entries, the judges noted that
Interception was a "smart, strategic, creative" use of media
during the big game.
The Greatest Interception Ever was conceived by Volvo's
creative agency Grey New York and was a collaboration with
Mindshare, Waggener Edstrom and the Volvo Cars of North
Five winners were chosen by judges from the thousands of
entries. All XC60s have now been deliverTheir inspiring stories are detailed below:
Michael Timm of Des Moines, Iowa
was nominated by his sister to get reliable
transportation so he could kickstart his
photojournalistic project traveling the U.S.
to document people with language disorders
and better understand communication.
Miami, Florida was nominated by his
wife for his hard work, love of the Volvo
brand and the need to have safe
transportation as they start their family.
Caitlin Lowery of Baltimore, Maryland
was nominated by her father in recognition
of her devotion to service in the
Peace Corps, as a literacy volunteer in
South America. Her 17-year old Volvo was
ready for an upgrade as she completes her
studies for a Masters in International
Beth Davalos of Winter Park, Florida
was nominated by her aunt for tirelessly
working to improve the lives of homeless
children as the leader of Families in
Transition in Seminole County, Florida and
the fact her car has six-figure mileage.unty, Florida and
the fact her car has six-figure mileage.
Megan Flick of St. Mary's, Iowa
was nominated by her daughter for her work
with emotionally disturbed children, her
successful completion of nursing school as a
behavioral health nurse and the need for a
behavioral health nurse
and the need for a new car.
All-New Volvo XC90 brochure
June 19, 2015 - A digital brochure for the All-New Volvo
XC90 is now available and can be viewed online
Please note the image of the exhaust pipes on the XC90
Momentum model pictured on page 26 of the brochure is
incorrect (it should have shown an integrated design).
Massage front seats are not available for the U.S. market.
In addition the 12.3" Digital Instrument Display is now
standard equipment for the Momentum, R-Design, and
Inscription versions of the XC90.
The U.S. warranty for the 2016 Volvo XC90 is a comprehensive
coverage of 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance is provided with
the XC90 for the first 3 years or 30,000 miles whichever
Volvo standard safety technology cuts accidents by 28%
June 12, 2015 - One of the most comprehensive scientific
studies performed on collision avoidance systems in cars
reveals that Volvo Cars' standard City Safety technology
reduces insurance claims for rear-end frontal collisions by
The main benefit of City Safety is its ability to reduce the
incidence of whiplash and other neck-related injuries caused
by low-speed trafficsh and other neck-related injuries
caused by low-speed traffic
accidents. The secondary benefit is a reduction in accident
damage to cars and the costs that this incurs.
The study is based on insurance company data covering over
160,000 vehicle years in traffic making it unique in the
study of collision avoidance systems. Unlike police or
emergency response sourced data, insurance company data
covers all accidents - regardless of whether people are
injured, giving a more holistic overview of the performance
of Volvo City Safety technology.
The figures from the study show that cars equipped with the
first two generations of City Safety were involved in 28%
fewer accidents and subsequent insurance claims
Volvo City Safety technology also delivers more immediate
benefits to Volvo drivers, with insurance companies offering
discounts of between 20-25% on insurance premiums on several
markets thanks to this innovative technology.
All-new Volvo XC90 courtesy car at Swedish Royal Wedding
June 12, 2015 -
The royal wedding is one of this summer's most anticipated
events in Sweden. Guests will be chauffeured from airports
and hotels to dinners and the wedding ceremony in
Slottskyrkan in the luxury of Volvo's new flagship sport
Prince Carl Philip is no stranger to Volvos. He is a keen
race car driver and has been a member of the Volvo Polestar
Racing team since 2013, competing in the Scandinavian
Touring Car Championship (STCC) in a specially built Volvo
S60.ouring Car Championship (STCC) in a specially built
For the wedding, Volvo will supply 35 XC90 D5 models with a
Luminous Sand exterior. The cars will have a special fender
emblem to mark the event.
Volvo has worked with the Swedish Royal Court previously. In
2010 a fleet of 85 specially designed Volvos were used as
courtesy cars at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and
Prince Daniel. In 2012 Volvo supplied 50 white S80s and
XC60s on the occasion of the christening of Princess
More awards for Volvo cars
June 10, 2015 - The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 has been
ranked the number one Luxury Midsize SUV by U.S. News &
World Report, while the 2015 S60, XC60, and S80 received
Best Bet awards from Cars.com.
The U.S. News ranking is from the consensus opinion of
America's top auto journalists, who agree the 316 hp, 7
passenger XC90 has "plenty of power and quick acceleration,"
"confident handling," and "communicative steering and strong
Several reviewers said Sensus, with its tablet screen, "is
the best on the market thanks to its intuitive
smartphone-like operation and exceptional responsiveness."
They also added "even the third row can adequately
The XC90 is available with several new driver-assistance
technologies, including adaptive cruise control, a
360-degree surround-view camera system, and pedestrian,
cyclist, and vehicle collision detection with emergency
Separately, editors at Cars.com, bestowed 2015 Best Bet
awards on three Volvo models: The S60, XC60, and S80 were
recognized for having class average or better crash test
results, finished in the top third of class in MPG, and
editors' judgment of vehicle quality.
Goteborg to host the 2015 Enhanced Safety of
June 5, 2015 -
The world's foremost vehicle safety conferences, the
International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of
Vehicles (ESV) will take place in the hometown of Volvo this
year, effectively bringing the discussion of vehicle safety
home to where it first began.
The conference, organized by the United States' National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is
internationally focused with participating governments,
carmakers, academia and other interested parties from across
The main focus of the conference will be the presentation of
scientific papers, government status reports and workshops
aimed at taking vehicle safety to the next level.
Volvo Cars will demonstrate its leadership in safety in
several areas during the conference, including the
presentation of papers on the effectiveness of advanced
driver assistance systems, the response of muscles in the
human body in pre-collision situations, driver distraction
guidelines and run off road accidents. The Swedish car maker
will also cover the new safety systems launched in the 2016
XC90.l also cover the new safety systems launched in the
The 24th conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV)
will be held in Goteborg, Sweden on June 8 - 11, 2015.Top
Kids and the all-new XC90
June 3, 2015 -
Articles, photos and videos of 2016 Volvo
XC90 have been increasing lately as more and more people
have seen the new SUV from Sweden. The XC90 has been
observed, driven, reviewed, blogged, photographed and video
taped by automobile experts, photographers and journalists
across the globe.
Sometimes though it's good to watch and listen to what
future drivers have to say about a new vehicle.
Even if you don't understand all of the wordTake a look at
the video below in which a group of youngsters in Sweden see
the all-new XC90 for the very first time.
Kids are kids no matter where they are around
Whether they are Swedish or American their excitement and joy
is the same. Last week I was showing the features of the all-new XC90
to a family with three kids and the Mother pointed to the
XC90's large panoramic moonroof and said to her young son,
"Look Diego, you can see the sun and the stars" and the boy
quickly replied to his Mom, "Yes, and I can also watch the
fireworks on the 4th of July!"
Control your Volvo from your watch
June 1, 2015 -
is set to release an updated version of its ground-breaking
Volvo On Call smart app, delivering seamless connectivity
with wearable devices such as the Apple Watch and Android
Wear. This will effectively allow Volvo drivers with
the Volvo On Call app to control settings, lock/unlock,
locate and other services from their wrist.
Volvo On Call's new functionality includes wearable
connectivity for devices such as the Apple Watch, a full
iPad user interface, Android Wear and a unified Windows
Phone app with voice control through Cortana, an intelligent
assistant system, amongst others. The update, which will
also see the addition of enhanced 'send-to-car' capabilities
for navigation purposes.It is scheduled to be released at the end of June.
Apart from adding new functionality, the Volvo On Call app
has received a
brand new design based on the Volvo Sensus driver interface
found in the all-new Volvo XC90.
Launched in 2001, Volvo On Call became one of the first
car-based telematics systems in the
world, providing both safety, security and tracking services
in the car in case of accident, breakdown or theft using a
car-installed SIM card. The system still provides the
original safety functions - activated when the car's airbags
are deployed, or when the driver needs assistance, putting
them in direct contact with a Volvo On Call operator, who,
using GPS technology, can direct emergency services to the
scene of the incident.
In recent years the application's importance has increased
to include convenience features such as remote locking, fuel
level indicators, find my car and remote locking in addition
to the leading safety and security services originally
Volvo Overseas Delivery XC90 orders announcement
May 27, 2015 -
Volvo announced today that all 2016 XC90 T6 and T8 models
allocated to the Overseas Delivery program for Calendar Year
2015 have been sold.At this time Overseas Delivery XC90 orders are not
If your Overseas Delivery XC90 order was submitted over
Memorial Day weekend it will be processed.
In a couple of months there should be a new allocation of
Overseas Delivery 2016 XC90's for Calendar Year 2016.
Hopefully at that time we will be looking at factory
deliveries of XC90's beginning in the first quarter of 2016.
Updates will be posted here.
Volvo Overseas Delivery XC90 T8 Hybrid
May 19, 2015 - Earlier this month
Volvo released Overseas Delivery pricing for the 2016 XC90
T8 AWD Plug-in Hybrid. Unfortunately, two days
ago a pricing error was discovered with the base price.
Corrections have been made to the Overseas Delivery
specification guide for the 2016 XC90 T8 Hybrid and the
revised version is posted
If someone has already ordered a 2016 XC90 T8 Hybrid via
Overseas Delivery - Volvo will honor the original pricing.
If an XC90 T8 order is in the process of being submitted,
Volvo will honor the original pricing through this Memorial
Day weekend - May 25, 2015. Any XC90 T8 orders submitted after that date - will be at the current pricing. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Volvo Overseas Delivery pre-built cars available
May 17, 2015 - Volvo has historically had a selection of
pre-built cars available for delivery at the factory sooner
than with a custom ordered Overseas Delivery car. For
a couple of months there has not been any pre-built vehicles
available. There are some cars now. Scroll down
to the bottom of this page to view a list of the models
Volvo Overseas Delivery specifications and prices
for the 2016 XC90 T8 AWD Hybrid
May 8, 2015 - Overseas Delivery specifications and prices
for the 2016 XC90 T8 AWD Hybrid model have been released and
can be seen
The all-new XC90 T8 AWD
Hybrid is available in Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription
versions. The earliest factory delivery date for an
XC90 T8 AWD will be in the fourth quarter of 2015.
email today and get your order rolling for a Volvo XC90
T8 Hybrid via Overseas Delivery.
Volvo New Beginning brand campaign featuring Avicii
goes live today
May 8, 2015 - Volvo Cars and Avicii's new music video New
Beginning goes live today. You can watch the music video
The collaboration between Swedish artist/producer Avicii and
Volvo Cars for their new brand campaign features a reworking
of the classic song Feeling Good. Filmed on location
in Sweden, the video visits places of significance for
Avicii and tells his own story of renewal, following several
years of touring.
"The past six years I have been on a never-ending tour,
apart for the last nine months during my time-out. I did
around 325 shows in a year. It couldn't continue. In the end
I had to re-evaluate my situation and change my lifestyle.
Sweden is an important place to me, it's where I gather my
strength and energy with family and friends. This whole
process of re-evaluation and renewal is what Volvo
encouraged me to visualize in the video. We did a great job
together," said Avicii.
The song Feeling Good was initially picked as a
proposal by Volvo. The arrangement has been produced by
Avicii, with Audra Mae on vocals.
"It's great to work with Audra Mae again. She has a powerful
and emotionally charged voice and is steeped in the folk and
country music traditions. She recently worked with me on the
True album, with some of her first steps into electronic
music with the track Addicted To You. Audra's soulful
delivery breathes new life into this classic. I'm very
pleased," said Avicii.
The release of the music video, which features the new XC90,
marks another step in the brand transformation and new
direction for the Swedish luxury car company.
Cheer's to New Beginnings and to all the Moms around
the world this Mother's Day weekend!
anniversary of the integrated booster cushion
May 4, 2015 - Volvo
is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the introduction of
the first ever integrated booster cushion in conjunction
with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 4-10,
2015). Back in 1978 Volvo Cars developed the very first
cushion for children in cars.
Swedish car maker took child safety to a new dimension with
the development of the first integrated booster
The first integrated booster cushion was actually a
redesigned center armrest that was developed to safely
elevate the seating position of the child so that the center
3-point safety belt could be used to best effect. This
removed the need for accessory child restraints for older
children and also increased their comfort. The clear benefit
of the integrated design also means that the cushion is
always available and the potential for misuse is minimized.
Few car makers offer integrated booster cushions for
children to this day.
"The introduction of the first integrated booster cushion in
1990 was a huge step forward for child safety. Pictured is
booster cushion in a Volvo 850. One of the key benefits of
integrated booster cushions is that it is developed as a
part of the seat and the safety belt is in more direct
contact with the child's body, removing the possibility of
'slack' in the belt that could be associated with accessory
booster cushions/seats or child seats," said Lotta
Jakobsson, Senior Technical Leader at Volvo Cars Safety
Volvo achieved yet another world first in child safety when
they added the integrated two-stage booster cushion in 2007,
enabling adjustment between two settings for the safest and
most comfortable seating position for children of varying
height. Apart from the obvious benefit of increased safety
and comfort, the integrated cushion also provides a better
seating position for the child, allowing them to look out
the windows. This has the effect of making children less
prone to boredom and agitation, which can also negatively
affect the driver's experience and concentration abilities.
In the lower of the two positions the seat is suitable for
larger children as shown with the girl and boy in the
photograph. Dual booster cushions are available for ordering
with the 2016 V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, and XC70 models.
"The beauty of the integrated two-stage booster cushion is
that it is always available and
does not detract from normal adult usage of the seats. It
means in effect that the rear seat is suitable for all but
small children who should always be placed in a rearward
facing child seat until the age of four. This increased
safety and flexibility makes the integrated booster cushion
a perfect solution. Unfortunately, not many car makers are
offering such solutions at present. At Volvo we believe that
car makers should take the responsibility for developing
child safety systems as a part of vehicle development to
ensure the best performance. Children are our future - and
we feel strongly that they should be given the best when it
comes to safety." concluded Lotta Jakobsson.
all-new XC0 optional center booster cushion is on the right.
Volvo plant starts up a third production shift with nearly
1,500 new employees
May 4, 2015 - A third shift in the Volvo Torslanda plant
started today, creating nearly 1,500 new jobs in Western
Sweden. The additional shift comes as Volvo recently began
production of the all new XC90, for which the company has
already approximately 30,000 pre-orders.
In addition to the new staff at Volvo, the expansion is
expected to generate an even higher number of new jobs at
suppliers and other businesses in Goteborg and Western
Sweden. Following this latest expansion, Volvo Cars has
approximately 17,300 employees in Sweden, of which 13,500
are in Goteborg where 4,800 people work in the Torslanda
"I am very pleased by the extraordinary positive reception
of our new XC90 model and that we can welcome 1,500 new
employees to the Torslanda plant to produce this new car",
says President and CEO Hakan Samuelsson. "This is just the
start - we will launch a whole range of new cars in the next
four years, many of which will be produced here in
Volvo earns 2015 Engine of the Year Award from Digital
Trends for T6 Drive-E
May 4, 2015 - The accolades for Volvo Drive-E powertrains
continue to arrive, with the T6 Drive-E earning the coveted
Engine of the Year designation from
a leading consumer technology publisher in the United
"Achieving an effective level of balance across comfort,
efficiency and power has been the ultimate goal for our
creation of the Drive-E family across our global model
range," said Michael Fleiss, Vice President, Powertrain at
Volvo. "The T6 Drive-E's use of both supercharging and
turbocharging, which is also being utilized in the all-new
XC90, delivers a lively, compelling result. We are honored
to receive this latest recognition as we continue to pioneer
new, effective technologies for our vehicles and customers."
The "Car of the Year" awards highlight those technologies
and brands that the team at Digital Trends feels best
deliver significance and impact to their industries. Judging
for 2015 Engine of the Year award included dozens of in-car
reviews, test analysis, and debates, with the T6 Drive-E
making the final rounds with the Bentley W12 and the Dodge
"After a battery of tests, lengthy discussions, and an
inspection of what values we hold dear, Volvo's T6 Drive-E
comes across as a gift to the future of motoring," said Nick
Jaynes, Automotive Editor, Digital Trends. "Volvo should be
applauded for the design of its Drive-E engine family, and
especially the T6 Drive-E with its six-cylinder levels of
horsepower yet emissions and fuel economy of something
The T6 Drive-E is currently available in the S60 and XC60 in
the US, producing 302 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque,
and will also be available on the all-new XC90.
Volvo and producer Avicii "Feeling
Good" about the future
May 1, 2015 - Volvo and Swedish producer Avicii announce a
creative cooperation to celebrate their Swedish roots with a
new music video to be released May 8,2015. The
collaboration will form the basis for a campaign entitled 'A
The Stockholm born producer & artist Avicii has made a huge
impact in the world of music as one of the top DJs, remixers
and record producers. With a shared Swedish heritage, Volvo
and Avicii are
both entering a new phase in their existence.
Volvo brand is on the ascendant, just as Avicii is, with a
growing global audience. We thought there would be no better
way to celebrate our heritage and passion for life than to
work together to produce something special that reflects who
we are and what matters to us," said Alain Visser, Senior
Vice President at Volvo Cars.
song chosen for the
a classic track recorded by Nina Simone 50 years ago, has
been given new life with Avicii's production. He has
added new vocals, infectious beats and the catchy melodic
treatment that has thrilled millions of jubilant fans at
events around the world.
"I've loved the song for a long time. It's one of the best
songs ever written. It's timeless. I've been a big fan of
Nina Simone, Etta James and that sound for a very long time.
So when I found out that was the song that Volvo wanted in
the video I was really excited to do something with it.
I wanted to create something new, and at the same time stay
true to the original," said Avicii.
The Feeling Good video was filmed in Stockholm and
Osterlen where Avicii and his family spent summer
announces prices for the 2016 XC90 T8 for America
April 16, 2015 -
Volvo will bring the world's first seven passenger plug-in
hybrid electric vehicle to the United States this year with
the XC90 T8. Powered by Volvo's 2.0 liter supercharged and
turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor,
the T8 can achieve 394 horsepower and 0-60 MPH in just 5.7
With uncompromising performance and flexibility, drivers can
choose to operate the T8 in a variety of modes, including:
As the default mode, it is suitable for
everyday use and the
XC90 will automatically alternate between
drawing power from the 2.0 liter
supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine
and the electric motor to deliver the
optimum overall fuel economy.
This mode is used primarily in city driving
although it can power the car up to highway
speeds. When the high-voltage battery is
fully charged, it serves as the car's sole
energy source, powering the electric motor
over the rear axle. Preliminary testing
based on EPA criteria produced an estimated
range of 17 miles using just electricity,
which represents a high percentage of
drivers' typical daily usage.
This utilizes the combined performance of
the gas engine and the electric motor. On
start-up, the XC90 T8 takes advantage of the
electric motor's superior response and
instant torque curve, while the gas engine
gets up to speed. This combination offers
better torque at lower revs, which is
equivalent to that of a large displacement
Because of the XC90 T8's plug-in hybrid battery technology,
consumers may be eligible for a federal tax credit up to an
estimated $4,600 in addition to other local and state
incentives. T8 customers should consult a tax professional
to determine eligibility.
The XC90 T8 combines the best of Scandinavian craftsmanship
and style with uncompromising performance and interior
enhancements. Each T8 features Thor's Hammer LED headlights, power front seat cushion extensions,
high level interior illumination and a hand blown Orrefors
crystal gear shift.
The MSRP of the XC90
T8 Hybrid Momentum is $68,100, not including any tax credit
incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 T8 Inscription provides an even higher level of
luxury and elegance. Linear wood inlays, luxurious Nappa
leather seats, dashboard and door panels provide the
ultimate Scandinavian sanctuary for drivers and passengers.
Rear exterior chrome accents and mirror covers accompany a
unique, silver matte front grill. The MSRP of the XC90 T8
Hybrid Inscription is $71,600, not including any tax credit
incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 T8 R-Design highlights the car's sporty performance
with external features including a piano black front grille,
R-Design lower front spoiler, dual integrated tail pipes and
matte silver mirror covers and window trim. A
performance-focused interior design awaits drivers with
Nubuck and Nappa leather contour seats, steering wheel gear
shift paddles, a perforated leather gear shift and steering
wheel. The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Hybrid R-Design is $70,000,
not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination
The XC90 has already received tremendous praise by customers
and industry leaders. After winning this year's prestigious
Red Dot "Best of the Best" Product Design Award, preorders
approached 24,000 cars globally; this is approximately half
of the first year's expected volume.is approximately half of
the first year's expected volume.
The XC90 T8 is expected to arrive at Volvo retailers in
North America this fall, but test drives of the XC90 T6
should be available at Volvo retailers earlier.
Overseas Delivery specifications and prices have not been
announced for the 2016 XC90 T8.However when the details are available they will be
Stay tuned for updates about the new
plug-in SUV from Sweden!
Now is a great time to fly to Europe for a summer
April 11, 2015 - With the
value of the euro to the dollar, the timing of ordering a
new Volvo and receiving it at the factory this summer is
wonderful.Leah Ginsberg, lead editor at Yahoo Travel explains
why now is a great time to travel to Europe in an online
A Summer European Vacation Just Got a Lot Cheaper.
Volvo XC90 receives the renowned Red Dot
'Best of the Best' Product Design Award
6, 2015 -
Volvo Cars has been awarded one of the world's premier
product design awards for its ground-breaking XC90 luxury
SUV. The Best of the Best award, based on the results of a
38 member international jury of experts, was presented to
Volvo for the XC90's pioneering design and high level of
quality. The car was chosen from almost 5,000 designs in 31
product categories in the much coveted Red Dot awards.
"The new XC90 is the vanguard of Volvo's new design
direction. In our work on this car we have been very much
aware of Volvo's heritage, the value of authenticity and
Scandinavian design, but we have also taken some bold and
progressive steps forward, aiming for a design style and
execution level that pushes our boundaries. I am very proud
that our new flagship has won the prestigious Red Dot: Best
of the Best award," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice
President Design at Volvo Cars.
The XC90 represents a new beginning for Volvo in terms of
design philosophy and has been credited with taking the
luxury SUV to a new level. Characterized by precision design
and attention to detail, the XC90 paves the way for future
Volvo car designs with signature design elements. These
include the new face of Volvo with a new Volvo logo and a
floating grille, and the celebrated T-shaped 'Thor's Hammer'
daytime running lights.
Carrying the precision and pioneering exterior design inside
the car, Ingenlath and his team have created a serene and
relaxing interior combining natural materials such as
leather, wood and crystal with a calming and luxurious take
on Scandinavian design. This is also reflected in how that
Volvo approached the redesign of the information displays
and interaction in the car, reducing complexity and creating
a uniquely intuitive interface.
"It is particularly challenging to develop a new design
language which refers to well-known brand values while
presenting a modern, desirable interpretation. The all-new
Volvo XC90 symbolizes the cornerstone of a complete new
generation of cars where our progressive design combines
innovative technology with Scandinavian design virtues."
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