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  Which version of the XC40 are you going to receive at the factory in Goteborg, Sweden?
  A T4 FWD or T5 AWD? Is it going to have the R-Design, Momentum or Inscription trim?

 

New Overseas Delivery XC40 accessory list

July 6, 2018 - The Overseas Delivery XC40 accessory list has been updated.  New items include an Exterior Styling Kit and a Protective Plate.  The expanded catalog can be seen here.  Items in the accessory list can be added to your Overseas Delivery XC40 order and be with the car when you receive it at the factory in Sweden.

 

Volvo launches mobility brand M

July 6, 2018 - This week Volvo launched M, a new brand expanding the company's global mobility operations by providing dependable, on-demand access to cars and services through an intuitive app. 

Moreover, M will learn about its user's needs, preferences and habits, personalizing the customer relationship. It will debut in Sweden and the US in the spring of 2019.

"Volvo Cars is becoming more than just a car company. We recognize that urban consumers are rethinking traditional car ownership. M is part of our answer. We are evolving to become a direct-to-consumer services provider under our new mission 'Freedom to Move'," said Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars president and chief executive.

M is developing proprietary learning technology that asks users about their specific needs instead of merely informing them where they can pick up a car.  

"The services currently available mainly offer alternatives to a taxi or public transit," said Bodil Eriksson, CEO of Volvo Car Mobility. “We’re focused on the way people use the cars they own, which sets us apart. We aim to provide a real alternative to that experience. It should enable us to live life on our terms, getting things done and maximizing precious time. We see the opportunity to offer a premium experience."

In addition to a team of experienced software engineers, M draws on 20 years of experience and data from Sunfleet, Volvo’s car sharing pioneer. Sunfleet is the leading car sharing company in Sweden with 500,000 annual transactions and a fleet of 1,700 cars. It will be fully integrated into M in 2019, making the service available to all existing Sunfleet members.

"Mobility is undergoing a fundamental transformation and Volvo Cars is leading that change. The launch of M creates new sources of revenue for Volvo Cars and will be integral to the company’s ambition to build more than 5 million direct consumer relationships by the middle of the next decade," said Mr Samuelsson.

"Stockholm, Sweden, will serve as M's base of development and where we already conduct extensive testing. A broader Beta test will take place this autumn," said Ms Eriksson. More information about M services will be released later this year.  Visit the M website

 

New Luxury demands less clutter

July 1, 2018 - An overwhelming number (85%) of Americans are seeking to declutter their lives and spaces, with 91% of Americans feeling better when their homes and vehicles are decluttered and simplified, according to a new survey of Americans conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo Cars.

The full results of this poll are published in "Volvo Reports: Decluttering the State of Luxury", the third in a series of Volvo Reports from Volvo Cars and Harris Poll, which explore the ever changing relationship between Americans and their car. This edition focuses on the shifting state of luxury amongst Americans, who are rethinking their attitudes toward possessions and taking a new approach to modern luxury purchases.

"While possessions and extravagance were once the driving forces behind luxury purchases, Americans are now actively looking to declutter and simplify their lives," said Jim Nichols, Product & Tech Communications Manager for Volvo. "Volvo has always promoted Scandinavian design that focuses on beauty and functionality while putting the user experience first." 

Many of those surveyed noted the presence of too much stuff in their lives and equated a modern luxury lifestyle to removing excess, alongside beautiful and functional design. A few additional highlights from the research include:

82% of Americans believe people have too much stuff (84% of car owners feel this way).

60% of Millennials say their lives feel more cluttered than they did 10 years ago (Compared to 48% of all Americans).

62% of parents feel the need to declutter their vehicles more than other spaces (Compared with 46% overall).

68% of Americans believe when it comes to modern luxury, less is more.

88% feel modern luxury should be both beautiful and highly functional.

61% agree that Scandinavian design is a sign of modern luxury. (Compared to 10 years ago, modern luxury is more inclusive and transparent (64%) and minimalistic (63%).

High income Americans are more likely to value visual design cues on interior materials (70%) and trim features (50%).

Taking cues from its Swedish roots, Volvo's view of luxury is human-centric. Life is complicated enough. Luxury is striking an ideal balance between beauty, functionality and usefulness, putting people at the center of everything the company does.

This includes a design philosophy featuring clean lines, less clutter and meticulous attention to detail creating an environment that is healthy and soothing in every sense, from the feel of the seats to the distinct smell in every Volvo. Technology isn’t introduced simply for technology's sake - Volvo's Sensus system utilizes an intuitive touchscreen without the clutter of buttons, but also allows for upgrades and functions to be added after the purchase.

The recently introduced XC40 is the latest example of Volvo's luxury philosophy in action, building upon research that found drivers in this segment in need of more versatility and storage space. Within the XC40, Volvo introduced new smart storage solutions designed to reduce clutter in the vehicle, including under seat storage drawers for easy access to wallets or parking cards, a trash bin for common clutter and roomier door bins, perfect for securing laptops or tablets. A wireless charging pad in the front of the console, reducing the need for cables within the car interior.

 

New York Times article about "36 Hours" in the hometown of Volvo

May 20, 2018 - Today's edition of the New York Times has a nice story about Goteborg, Sweden the hometown of Volvo.  The article is part of the "36 Hours" series from the Times travel writers - providing readers with information about "What to do when you have 36 hours to see a city".  This interesting review of the second largest city in Sweden by Ingrid Williams can be seen here.  The story concludes with a link to some great suggestions from Alan Henry on what to pack for your visit to Goteborg, Sweden.

 

Extreme Cross Continental Road Trip in all-new Volvo XC40

May 15, 2018 - A trio of Brazilian journalists have completed a cross continental drive from Itajai, Brazil to Newport, Rhode Island in just 20 days. Caca Clauset and his team braved border agents, ferries, and over 10,000 miles in a new Volvo XC40 during the same time that participants in the Volvo Ocean Race sailed between the two ports in South America and North America.

"It has been an incredible journey in an incredible car, "said Caca Clauset, former rally driver and the leader of this special XC40 drive team, "we’d like to do another 11,000 miles in this car!"  Along in the XC40 for the trip with Caca Closet were journalists Caio Salles and Israel Coifman.

One of the stops of the Ocean Race competition is the port of Itajai. From there, the Ocean Race departs for Newport, Rhode Island, in a 20-day non-stop phase. The challenge of Caca Closet and his team, was to get to the American city by land, leaving at the same time as the sailing ships in the race and arriving at the same time as the ships in Newport, Rhode Island.

The XC40 that completed the drive was an unmodified car driven directly off a Volvo dealer's lot. The vehicle went from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean and then back to the Atlantic Ocean. The team traveled through 14 countries and handled the challenging highways of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and others navigating heights ranging from sea level to 18,000 feet. 

During the entire trip the vehicle experienced only one small inconvenience, a tire puncture. The biggest challenge for the journey was bureaucracy, passport detainments and even police surveillance and inspections.  

"The car handled everything we threw at it." Said Clauset "Through tough terrain or city congestion, the car was calm, collected and comfortable."

The XC40 will be on display in Newport, Rhode Island during the Volvo Ocean Race celebration event from May 17 through May 20, 2018.

 

 

More Americans Find Daily Zen in Driving Instead of Doing Yoga

May 2, 2018 - In a wide ranging survey of Americans, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo, 75% of respondents are seeking more ways to find calm amid the increasing stress in their lives, while surprisingly finding more daily serenity on their drive (20%) than while doing yoga (14%).

The full results are published in Volvo Reports: Finding Calm in the Commute, the second in a series of Volvo Reports from Volvo Car USA and Harris Poll, which explore the ever changing relationship between Americans and their car.

"Stress levels are undoubtedly rising, and now more than ever, Americans are looking ways to rebalance and relax, particularly while driving," said Jim Nichols, Product & Technology Communications Manager for Volvo Car USA. The daily commute is often the only 'me time' people get and Volvo has long believed it is best to maximize the time so it makes sense to all that are in the car.

Many of those surveyed indicated they are turning to their vehicles as their sanctuary from the day's stress. A few additional highlights from the research include:

94% of Americans believe serenity is important

76% of working Americans have a stressful commute; 33% of them are searching for serenity during their daily commute

Stress is amplified as drivers' commutes lengthen, not just while driving, but also around juggling other life responsibilities

Those who commute 30-60 minutes are most likely to report higher levels of daily stress than they felt a year ago (71%), surpassing both parents (67%) and millennials (70%)

Amongst these commuters (30-60 minutes), 81% wish they had more time to relax during their daily drive.

Americans are willing to sacrifice for a calmer commute:

1 in 4 would give up social media for a month (24%)

1 in 5 would stretch their budget to buy a more relaxing vehicle (15%)

84% say they feel more relaxed in their own vehicles compared to using mass transit

Top features that would help commuters relax in the car:

Comfortable seats (52%), Seats that optimize posture (40%), Better noise insulation (31%), Air filters that prevent smells/pollutants (27%), Automated safety features (26%), Better selection of music, podcasts and other audio (26%)

And it's not just drivers who are feeling the pain:72% of passengers find the riding experience stressful.

For more than 90 years, Volvo has embraced putting people at the center of everything the brand does as the core foundation for its business, products and design strategy. Volvo’s design approach is heavily influenced by modern Scandinavian design, combining modernist sensibilities with traditional techniques for a look that is free from excess and uses natural materials in a bold, simple way.

Design features are meticulously crafted to provide a feeling of calm and relaxation. Large windows and panoramic roofs help bring in natural light, harkening back to the company's Scandinavian heritage which desires open spaces. Warm, tactile materials create the sensation of being in a comfortable home. Helping drivers find serenity in their vehicle is also part of Volvo's longstanding innovation with ergonomically designed seats in every model, built on insights from orthopedic surgeons to help maximize comfort and safety. 

 

Midsummer in Sweden

April 26, 2018 - Summer will be here soon. Midsummer is annual Swedish holiday devoted to eating, drinking, dancing around a pole, flowers in your hair, and many other rituals. It is second only to Christmas as an important celebration in Sweden.  Originally a June 24th holiday, Midsummer's Eve is now celebrated from June 20th to June 25th. 

Experience these festive activities watching /span> the "Swedish Midsummer for Dummies".

 

2019 XC40 brochure

April 16, 2018 - An online brochure for the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40 is now available and can be viewed here.  Please note this brochure is a large pdf file that may take a little while to open for you to view.

 

Volvo Home Shipment brochure and drop off locations updated

April 4, 2018 - The Volvo Home Shipment brochure has been updated.  It is a guide to shipping your new Volvo back to America from Europe.  The revised Volvo Home Shipment brochure can be seen here.

The list of drop off locations and drop off fees have also been updated.  To view the new list of cities in Europe where you may drop off your Volvo for shipment to the USA and the fees for each location visit the Drop-Off locations page.


Model Year 2019 Tourist program specifications available - Orders now being processed

April 3, 2018 - Model Year 2019 Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program specifications and provisional pricing has been released for the V90, V90 Cross Country, V90 Cross Country Ocean Race, XC90 and XC90 Excellence and can be seen here.  Tourist program orders can now be submitted for these models with provisional price protection.  With provisional price protection if the actual Model Year 2019 base price is lower than the provisional base price you will pay the lower actual price.  If the actual price is higher, you only pay the provisional price.  NOTE: Only the Base Price is protected.

Tourist program specifications for the all-new XC40 have been updated to include the Inscription trim.  In addition details are available and orders can now also be submitted for the XC40 T4 FWD (Front Wheel Drive) models.  The new XC40 information and can be viewed here.

Request info on how to submit your 2019 Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program order with provisional price protection.  The first deliveries will begin at the factory in Sweden later this summer.

Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the all-new V60 and V60 Cross Country wagons should be released later this year.  Send an email to be notified when you can order your 2019 V60 or V60 Cross Country via the Tourist program.

Note: The 2019 Volvo S90 and XC60 models will not be available via the Overseas Delivery Tourist program.

 

XC40 makes cinematic debut in new Tomb Raider movie

March 16, 2018 - The all-new XC40 will be seen in the new Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures movie, Tomb Raider. The epic action film hits cinemas today just ahead of the launch of the Volvo XC40 in the USA.

Tomb Raider sstars Academy Award winner and Goteborg, Sweden born actress Alicia Vikander as the young and resolute Lara Croft, who, against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.  If Lara survives this perilous adventure, it could earn her the name tomb raider/span>.

"We’re very excited for the Volvo XC40 to have its film debut with Tomb Raider," said Bob Jacobs, Vice President, Volvo Car USA. “One of the things we love about the film is Lara Croft's character: bold, surprising and always ready for adventure, just like the Volvo XC40."

The XC40 is focused on a new expression of Scandinavian design with style, innovative technologies and fun to drive characteristics. Whether on a city cruise or an exhilarating adventure, this fully capable SUV is intuitive, a pleasure to drive and beautiful to behold.

The car featured in Tomb Raider is a UK specification Crystal White Volvo XC40 R-Design, albeit with the steering wheel on the other side of the car.

 

XC40 wins 2018 European Car of the Year

March 5, 2018 - The all-new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

"Winning this award with our new XC40 is perfect timing," said Hakan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. "Volvo now has three globally available SUVs for the first time. The XC40 will be a strong contributor to further growth, taking us into a new and fast growing small SUV segment.” Hakan Samuelsson is shown with an XC40 R-Design in the photograph on the right holding the European Car of the Year trophy. 

The XC40 win means that the complete line of new Volvo SUVs have each been named Car of the Year in either Europe or North America. Both the large XC90 and mid-size XC60 were awarded the North American Truck/Utility of the Year title in the past two years.

 

New V60 revealed in Sweden

February 21, 2018 - Today Volvo revealed the new V60 mid-size premium wagon, underlining the Swedish company’s position as a maker of cars that combine good looks with everyday practicality. 

The car was launched in its natural habitat - the driveway of a family home in Stockholm – highlighting the Volvo pedigree in family cars and pinpointing how the V60's versatile design caters to the diverse needs of modern family life.

Few car makers can match the Volvo history and credibility in making well designed, practical and versatile wagons.  Here's the V60 intro video.

"The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations," said Hakan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. "The new V60 honors that tradition, but also takes it much further."

The new V60 shares the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award winning XC60, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 models, which have been the force behind the company’s record breaking global sales in recent years.  Watch a design video for the new V60.

The SPA based V60 introduces a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, plus the latest Volvo driver support systems and other safety technology.  Check out the versatility of the V60 in this video.

The new V60 reinforces Volvo’s standing as the industry leader in safety.  A comprehensive list of safety features come standard, including advanced driver support making the new V60 one of the safest cars on the road. Learn why the V60 is a driver's car in this video.

City Safety uses automatic braking and detection systems to assist the driver in avoiding potential collisions. It is the only system on the market to recognize pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. In a world first, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions. 

The Pilot Assist system - which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well marked roads up to 80 mph - has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The V60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with auto brake further improves safety for people inside and outside the car. See the V60 technology in this video.

The Volvo Sensus infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G. It keeps drivers connected at all times. The system is controlled via an intuitive touch screen combining car functions, navigation, connectivity and entertainment apps.

When Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the 2019 Volvo V60 are released they will be posted on this website. Send an email today to be notified when you may order your new V60 via Overseas Delivery.



Volvo Overseas Delivery Model Year 2018 orders have ended

February 20, 2018 - Volvo Overseas Delivery sales for the 2018 Model Year have exceeded expectations.  The program sold out of cars sooner than expected.  As of today the only Model Year 2018 Overseas Delivery cars available are pre-built vehicles (a list of models currently available is at the bottom of this page). 

Specifications and provisional Overseas Delivery Tourist program pricing for the 2019 Volvo Model Year should be released and posted on this website within the next thirty days.

 

Designed for generations

February 19, 2018 - Inspired by our heritage Volvo is excited to introduce a classic for a new generation.

Volvo cars have been enjoyed, shared, and held fondly in the memories of drivers and passengers for decades. In creating the all-new Volvo V60, we’re updating our legacy for a new generation to remember.

The all-new Volvo V60 is coming soon.  It will debut in Sweden on February 21st and will be displayed in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The all-new XC40 in Madrid

February 19, 2018 - Last week I was fortunate to travel to Madrid, Spain to participate in the Volvo Cars XC40 Drive Lab. This special event was for members of Volvo Diplomat, Expatriate and Military sales program. 

Your Volvo Overseas Delivery specialist, William Marks was at this XC40 gathering in Madrid along with other Volvo Diplomat / Expatriate / Military sales agents from over 20 countries around the world including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America. 

At the XC40 Drive Lab we learned about the new compact SUV from Sweden and it's innovative features and benefits. 

There were classroom sessions with both Momentum and R-Design XC40 models to explore and ask the Volvo factory reps questions about.  We were also able to compare the new XC40 to competitive compact SUV models from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Mercedes.

The XC40 has been designed with some very creative storage solutions throughout the vehicle.  Take a look this photo to see all of the luggage that will fit in the back of the XC40 under the removable cargo cover with the rear seats in the upright position. The cargo cover is cleverly designed to flip over and be stored under the cargo floor of the XC40 when it is not needed.  

The first day of the XC40 Drive Lab included an evening drive through downtown Madrid with stops for food and beverages at historic sites in the capital city of Spain.

Our first stop was Platea Madrid...

Platea Madrid is as original as it gets. This revolutionary gourmet space, located in a former cinema at Plaza de Colon Madrid, is the home to some of the best restaurants in the country. In other words, the perfect place to enjoy some local tapas. They were excellent!

In this photo taken from inside an XC40 we are following another XC40 on our cruise through the streets of downtown Madrid.

Our next destination was Plaza Mayor...

Plaza Mayor - This fantastic plaza was designed by Juan Gomez de Mora in 1619. It’s built in typical Herrerian style, which is famous for the absence of decor. Today it’s a major tourist attraction and is visited by locals when celebrating San Isidro, the patron saint of Madrid.

At Plaza Mayor we were amazed at the flurry of activity on a week day evening as we strolled across the cobblestone through this historic location.  While we were at Plaza Mayor we went to Chocolateria San Gines for chocolate and churros.  This quaint cafe has been serving locals and tourists since 1894.

Our colorful caravan of XC40s finished the journey through Madrid driving to the garage at the event hotel - Hotel Puerta America Madrid.  The garage had a range of Volvo models for us to explore including several XC40s, the luxurious Excellence versions of the S90 sedan and XC90 SUV, and a V90 Cross Country Ocean Race.

The evening ended on the top floor of the hotel in the Skynight Lounge, one of Madrid's best known terraces with spectacular views of the city.  There was even more wonderful food and beverages for us to enjoy.

The second day we boarded a bus and headed to the race track...

Circuito del Jarama (Jarama Race) is where we gathered for the second day of the Volvo Cars XC40 Drive Lab.  This venue is in San Saebastian de los Reyes, north of Madrid. 

The track was built in 1967 and has hosted Formula One Spanish Grand Prix, motorcycle and World Touring Car championships.

At the Jarama Race facilities we would learn more about the on-road and off-road capabilities of the new compact Swedish SUV both in the classroom and from behind the steering wheel driving the XC40 and competitive compact SUV models from other European car companies.

Our guides and driving instructors at the track are professional European race car drivers so their insight and experience on the course was very helpful in conveying the capabilities of the XC40.

The Volvo Cars XC40 Drive Lab was educational, enlightening and entertaining.

Madrid's people, food and city were marvelous, magnificent and memorable.

And the XC40 in just two Spanish words is - Muy Bien!



All New XC40 - Product Walkaround Video

February 8, 2018 - Watch an XC40 product walkaround video with Louiza Atcheba the Volvo XC40 brand manager.

 

 

Volvo and The Petfinder Foundation

February 7, 2018 - Volvo is partnering with The Petfinder Foundation at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show to raise awareness of pet safety in cars and prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets.  Pet adoptions will take place the evening of February 9th at the Charity Preview Gala, and Saturday, February 10th, when the auto show opens to the public. 

A loose dog in a car is a danger to the dog, human occupants and other road users. In a collision at just 25 mph an unrestrained dog can be projected forward at a force equal to 40 times its weight. A 75 pound dog, for example, can achieve an impact force of 3,000 pounds in a collision, which could be lethal blow for passengers and pet.

That is why Volvo has developed a line of accessories to reduce the risk of injury and fatalities in its cars.

The Volvo load compartment divider, protective steel grille, and dog gate together keep dogs safe and secure in the cargo
areas of Volvo wagons and SUVs. The gate is easy to open, close and remove and has a locking handle to prevent the dog from jumping out into traffic.

While a dog cage in the cargo area provides the most protection, Volvo's comfortable dog harness is a good alternative for use in the rear seat. It keeps the dog from moving between seats, reduces the risk of the dog being propelled forward, and prevents pressure and chafing. It even has reflectors.

"Protecting what's important is one of Volvo's core values," said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. "We know from our long safety history that animals are subject to the same collision forces as people. We believe they deserve the same care as anyone. Being able to support The Petfinder Foundation at the same time is icing on the cake."

The
load compartment divider, protective steel grille, and dog gate are available at Volvo retailers, online at www.volvocarspets.com and can also be ordered as an accessory for some Volvo models via Overseas Delivery.  Links to the Overseas Delivery accessory lists are at the bottom of this web page:

Properly restraining pets in cars is one way to protect them. Adoption is
another.  At any given time there are 6.5 million dogs, cats and other animals waiting to be adopted at local shelters and rescue centers across North America. Caring for those animals until they find new homes is expensive.

That is why Volvo will donate 10 dollars from every pet accessory purchase in 2018 to The Petfinder Foundation, the philanthropic arm of petfinder.com and a public charity that works to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America.

Since 2003, The Petfinder Foundation has have given more than 20 million dollars to more than 11,000 adoption groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com.

"We are thrilled to have a safety oriented brand like Volvo support us in helping adoption organizations find thousands of animals the loving homes they deserve," said Toni Morgan, The Petfinder Foundation Executive Director.

 

Volvo Factory - No Tour Days - Summer 2018

February 1, 2018 - This summer the Volvo Factory in Goteborg, Sweden will be closed to tours from Monday, July 16, 2018 through Friday, August 10, 2018. During this time Overseas Delivery cars will still be delivered to customers in Goteborg but there will not be any tours of the Volvo Factory.   

Instead customers may explore the Volvo Cars Brand Experience Centre.  At the Volvo Cars Brand Experience Centre visitors see, hear and learn about the long history of Volvo and its holistic commitment to safety and the environment around the world.

 

All Overseas Delivery Model Year 2018 XC60 models Sold Out

January 22, 2018 - All Model Year 2018 XC60 models allocated to the Overseas Delivery program have been sold. 


Overseas Delivery Model Year 2018 XC90 T8 hybrid models Sold Out

January 22, 2018 - All of the Model Year 2018 XC90 T8 AWD plug-in hybrid models allocated to the Overseas Delivery program have been sold. 


The Volvo XC60 is 2018 North American Utility of the Year

January 16, 2017 - The Volvo XC60 is the 2018 North American Utility of the Year. It is the second Volvo in three years to win the coveted award after the XC90 won in 2016. The announcement was made yesterday at the press conference for 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

The Volvo XC60 raises the bar for safety and driver assistance systems in compact utility vehicles, and does it in a package that exudes Scandinavian design," said Mark Phelan, president of the North American Car of the Year Awards organization. 

"We are so proud the XC60 has won this prestigious award," said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars USA. "It is a very tough competition and we thank all the judges for recognizing the great style, technology, and engineering in the XC60."

 

Overseas Delivery 2018 S60 and S60 Cross Country models Sold Out

January 15, 2018 - All of the 2018 S60 and S60 Cross Country models allocated to the Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program have been sold.  When the Volvo S60 and S60 Cross Country models become available again via the Overseas Delivery tourist program an update will be posted here.

 

Limited number of 2018 XC60 models available for Overseas Delivery

January 15, 2018 - Demand for the 2018 XC60 has been very high and the supply of vehicles low. Volvo has a limited number of 2018 XC60 models that are still available via Overseas Delivery.

All 2018 XC60 T8 hybrid models allocated to Overseas Delivery have all been sold.

Orders for XC60 T5 AWD and T6 models can still be submitted at this time. However your Overseas Delivery 2018 XC60 T5 or T6 order needs to be submitted by the week of February 19, 2018 if you would like to receive your car and trip to Europe.

In addition to the urgency in submitting your XC60 order please note that some colors, packages or options may become unavailable between now and before Overseas Delivery orders have ended for the 2018 XC60.

At this time these are the items that are no longer available for the 2018 XC60:

- Bright Silver and Crystal White exterior colors

- Driftwood and Linear Lime interior inlay decor trim

- Optional 20" 5 double spoke wheels (order code 1011)

 

Special event for V90 Cross Country Ocean Race customers

December 19, 2017 - Volvo Overseas Delivery has set up a special opportunity for V90 Cross Country Ocean Race edition customers. 

Newport is one of the host cities for the 2017 - 2018 Volvo Ocean Race around the world.  Volvo has secured hotel space at the beautiful Gurney's Resort & Spa in Newport, Rhode Island.  An Overseas Delivery V90 Cross Country Ocean Race customer will receive three hotel nights at Gurney's Resort & Spa on May 17 - 19, 2018 (Thursday / Friday / Saturday).*

+ All hotel expenses paid (except for incidentals)

+ Airfare or car reimbursement

+ VIP access to the Ocean Race Village along with all planned activities

+ (Additional details will be forthcoming)

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a fantastic event.

* Note: This offer replaces the travel to Goteborg, Sweden

The first 10 customers to order a V90 Cross Country Ocean Race and indicate their desire for this fantastic trip will receive the special event offer.  To order your V90 Cross Country Ocean Race via Overseas Delivery and take advantage of this opportunity send an email today.

 

Overseas Delivery Accessory catalog for the all-new XC40

December 8, 2017 - An Overseas Delivery Accessories catalog is now available for the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40.  View the catalog and select the items that you want included with your Overseas Delivery XC40 order here.

 

The S90 is no longer available via Overseas Delivery

December 4, 2017 - As of today the 2018 Volvo S90 is no longer available via Overseas Delivery.  When the S90 sedan becomes available again via the Overseas Delivery program an update will be posted here.

Production of the first Volvo compact SUV begins in Belgium

November 22, 2017 - A new era starts for the Volvo Cars plant in Ghent, Belgium today as the first customer bound XC40 is set to roll off the production line.

With the XC40, Volvo enters the fastest growing segment in the auto industry and paves the way for continued sales and revenue growth for the company. Joining its larger XC60 and XC90 cousins, the XC40 completes Volvo’s global SUV line-up

The arrival of the first XC40 will be welcomed by special guests, including Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Volvo Cars chief executive and president Hakan Samuelsson and Javier Varela, Senior VP Manufacturing and Logistics at Volvo Cars.

"This is a proud day for Ghent, the company and all our employees here," said Mr Samuelsson. "Our people have put in long days and many hours to prepare the plant for the start of XC40 production and they have done a great job. The XC40 represents a bright future for Ghent and for Volvo Cars."  Watch a 5 minute YouTube video below of the XC40 assembly. 

The XC40 is the first model on the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which underpins future cars in the 40 series. The CMA platform provides Volvo with the necessary synergies and economies of scale for the premium small car segment.

The all-new XC40 is built at the same assembly plant the produces the 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 models.  Overseas Delivery S60, V60 or XC40 customers who request factory delivery will receive their car at the Volvo plant in Goteborg, Sweden. 

Ready to go on a great vacation?  Want to be among the first to receive a new Volvo XC40 in Europe next spring?  If the answer is yes - send an email today to order your XC40 via Overseas Delivery!

 

Updated information and options for V90 Cross Country and XC90 models

November 16, 2017 - The V90 Cross Country can now be ordered with the T5 engine in addition to the T6 engine. Production November and forward of XC90 T5 models will be 7-seat vehicles instead of the previous 5-seat vehicle.  Revised Overseas Delivery specifications for the V90 Cross Country and XC90 can be seen here with the other Volvo models.

 

Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race available via Overseas Delivery

November 8, 2017 - Volvo recently revealed a special version of its award winning V90 Cross Country wagon to celebrate the start of the 2017 - 2018 Volvo Ocean Race.  This unique model is now available for ordering via Overseas Delivery.

Buyers of this special car will also contribute directly to helping understand the health of our oceans. To support the Volvo Ocean Race's Science Program around ocean plastics, the company will donate 100 euros for each of the first 3,000 V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race wagons it plans to build. The resulting total donation of 300,000 euros underlines the long standing commitment to environmental care by Volvo.

The Volvo Ocean Race Science Program equips boats in the race with a variety of sensors that will capture data from some of the remotest parts of the world's oceans. This includes temperatures, barometric pressure, currents and wind speed, which will help contribute to more accurate weather forecasts and climate models used by scientists globally.

Furthermore, the boats will measure levels of salinity, dissolved CO2 and algae in the sea water. Combined with other data on micro plastics, these measurements will help create a better picture of the scale of plastic pollution and its impact on ocean life. The Program's science partners include the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

"We are proud to support the Volvo Ocean Race's Science Program which will help improve our understanding of the health of the oceans - our greatest natural resource," said Stuart Templar, Director of Sustainability at Volvo Cars.  "As a company, we work to minimize our impact on the world around us, so this project's innovative approach to tackling a major environmental problem was a great fit for us."

The car itself will help tackle the problem of marine pollution, as the carpet inlays are made from Econyl, a fabric created from 100% recycled nylon, including abandoned fishing nets reclaimed from the seabed.

The V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race was developed by Volvo designers and engineers within the company's Special Vehicles department in Torslanda, Sweden. The staff at Special Vehicles focus on developing unique models such as the ultra luxurious XC90 Excellence and police versions of the V90 and V90 Cross Country.

A special, expressive design and color palette inside and out sets the V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race apart from its siblings in the 90 Series models. Matte grey and bright orange details, first shown on the acclaimed Volvo Concept XC Coupe in 2014, are combined with a Crystal White exterior color and special wheels and stitching.

Overseas Delivery Tourist program specifications and prices for the 2018 V90 Cross Country Ocean Race can be seen with the other Volvo models here.  To order your special V90 Cross Country Ocean Race wagon via Overseas Delivery send an email today.

 

A Volvo in Sweden during the Holidays!

November 3, 2017 - It's too late to custom order an Overseas Delivery Volvo in time to receive it at the factory for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  However if you would like to spend the holidays in Sweden with a new Volvo there are a few pre-built Volvo Overseas Delivery cars that could be purchased and received at the factory in December or January.  These cars have extra incentives.  Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of models currently available. To receive more information and purchase one of these pre-built Volvo Overseas Delivery cars send an email today.

 

Win a trip to Sweden

October 27, 2017 - Win a trip to Sweden with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).  Take a chance on an adventure! Enter a sweepstakes with SAS and Volvo. A long weekend in Goteborg and West Sweden including two return flight tickets with SAS, four hotel nights and a Volvo rental car is waiting for the lucky winner. 

Don't wait! Your entry must be submitted by November 8, 2017. Learn more and enter the contest at the
Visit Sweden site.

 

Volvo XC60 named 2018 SUV of Texas

October 19, 2017 - The all-new XC60 has been named 2018 SUV of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). The XC60 also received TAWA awards for Best Connectivity and Best Powertrain.

"Volvo is very proud to get this incredible recognition for the XC60 from TAWA," said Anders Gustafsson, President, Volvo Car USA. "The XC60 brings all of the award winning technology from the XC90 to an even more popular market segment."

"There should be little doubt that Volvo's XC60 has set the bar in the segment and deserves a spot on buyer's shortlist," said Nic Phillips, president of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

"Following the multiple accolades bestowed upon the full size XC90 over the past two Texas Truck Rodeos, our journalists have been equally, if not more so impressed by Volvo's new mid-size XC60," said Phillips. "The balance of performance and efficiency in the T8's Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, and Volvo's Sensus Connect, factored into the total package the XC60 embodies as the 2018 SUV of Texas."

The XC60 has been the Swedish car company’s most popular vehicle. More than one million have been sold worldwide since it was introduced. Completely redesigned for 2018, the all-new XC60 is expected to continue that success.

An XC60 T6 316 horsepower turbo and supercharged engine is available, as well as a 400 horsepower XC60 T8 hybrid, which was named Best Powertrain by the Texas Auto Writers Association. The XC60 T8 is the only plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in its segment. It has as much power as a Porsche Macan Turbo and better EPA numbers than a Prius C.

The SUV of Texas award was presented to Volvo at the TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo, where more than 70 journalists evaluated and voted on the best-in-class vehicles in 17 categories. Sixty vehicles were put through more than 1,400 test drives and compared for 321 cumulative hours over a two day period at Longhorn River Ranch, just outside of Austin.

 

Brochures for Model Year 2018 Volvo car models

October 13, 2017 - Brochures for Model Year 2018 Volvo car models are now available and can be viewed at the Cars page by clicking on the photo of the model that you are interested in viewing.

 

Overseas Delivery specifications and prices released for all-new XC40

October 12, 2017 - Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40 have been released and can be seen online here with the other Volvo models.  The earliest deliveries of the XC40 at the Volvo factory in Sweden will be in the Spring of 2018.

Would you like to be among the first to receive their XC40 in Europe?  Send an email today to order your new 2019 Volvo XC40 via Overseas Delivery.

 

 

Overseas Delivery Tourist program deposit

October 12, 2017 - The deposit required to order a Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program car has been changed from $2,000 to $3,000 for all models except the S90 which requires a $4,000 deposit.

 

What is best with Swedish coffee?

October 1, 2017 - Did you know that Sweden has an entire day devoted to cinnamon buns?  It is on October 4th.

Cinnamon Bun Day (Kanelbullens Dag) began in 1999 when the Home Baking Council (Hembakningsradet) celebrated its 40th anniversary. The day was created as a tribute to the country's most beloved bun and those who bake it. The celebration has become a tradition in Sweden and is held every year on October 4th. 

Swedes love to have a Fika (coffee) and it is best of course with a cinnamon bun!  Be sure to enjoy a cinnamon bun when you are in Sweden to receive your new Volvo...even if it isn't on October 4th.  Cheers.

 

All-new XC40 unveiled

September 22, 2017 - Volvo expanded its line of SUVs with the unveiling of the all-new XC40 in Milan, Italy.  The XC40 sets a new benchmark for design, technology and safety in the compact SUV market. Award winning technology from the 90 and 60 series cars are standard in the XC40, including safety innovations rarely offered among competitors. The Volvo XC40 will be among the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available. At launch, the T5 all wheel drive will be available. In the of summer 2018, a T4 front wheel drive will be introduced.


The XC40's bold exterior is available with a range of body colors and color contrasting roof, providing up to 17 combinations. In the front, Volvo's signature Thor's hammer daytime running lights compliment a new interpretation of the Volvo grill. The XC40 has a strong, structured profile for a youthful expression. Large wheels, wheel arches and an 8.3" ride height provide a true SUV feeling.

Utilizing a clever use of space and interior materials, the XC40 introduces a bold rendition of Scandinavian design and functionality. An available panoramic sunroof allows natural light into the cabin and at night, integrated LED mood lighting can be color adjusted to match the mood or temperature the driver desires. This lighting, combined with unique metal and textile materials, creates a feeling of creativity, energy and youthfulness.


Designed with ample interior space for both passengers and storage, smart features such as large door pockets, integrated bag hooks and a customizable cargo area that helps organize the car. Wireless QI mobile phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity with the standard 9” touch screen helps reduce the clutter of charging connections.

A dedicated cell phone storage space frees/span> up cup holders and other areas commonly used to store a phone. A unique air ventilated woofer behind the dash allows for more storage in the door panels without sacrificing audio quality in the cabin. 

Equipped with standard City Safety, which includes pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle and large animal detection with emergency auto brake, the XC40 is one of the best equipped small premium SUVs on the market. Safety and driver assistance features on the XC40 include Pilot Assist, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360 degree camera that helps drivers maneuver their car into tight parking spaces.

The XC40 will make its first public appearance in the U.S. at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December.  To be notified when you can order your new XC40 via Overseas Delivery send an email today. 

 

New XC40 reveal

September 20, 2017 - From how it looks to how it works, the new XC40 goes where no Volvo has gone before. Tomorrow, Volvo unveils its first ever small premium SUV, the XC40. See it happen. Watch a reveal of the new XC40 from the Volvo studio in Milan.

Raise expectations.

Shatter them.

The new XC40

 

 

Sports legend tours Volvo factory in Sweden

September 18, 2017 - Swedish football (soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently visited the Volvo Cars factory in Goteborg Sweden.

The Manchester United team member, known for his involvement in several Volvo marketing campaigns, took a train tour around the Torslanda manufacturing plant and watched production of Volvo 90 and 60 series cars.

Mr. Ibrahimovic, known as simply Zlatan to fans around world, also spent time meeting with company employees, taking photos and signing autographs.

He also received an exclusive behind the scenes look at upcoming Volvo models and technologies at the company's high security design center.

During Zlatan's visit, Volvo and the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) also announced a joint collaboration for a new grant called Number 10, after the player's current jersey number. With Zlatan acting as spokesperson, the aim of Number 10 is to support people working to promote Swedish football and values such as equality, diversity and teamwork.

 

New Volvo XC40 delivers a confidence inspiring SUV designed for city living

September 1, 2017 - Volvo will bring a new standard of safety and user experience to the small SUV premium segment with the unveiling of the new XC40 this autumn.

Developed around the challenges of modern city life, the XC40 aims to make the daily commute less stressful and more enjoyable, as drivers in the segment can rely on the award-winning safety, connectivity and infotainment technologies from Volvo's 90 and 60 series cars.

"The XC40 is our first car in this rapidly growing segment and has a clear focus on navigating today's hectic city environments. Building on Volvo's heritage as the leader in safety, the new XC40 will offer the best possible safety standards combined with an easy to use interface and convenient connected services," said Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive.

The new XC40 is Volvo's first car out on its new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) and includes a range of ground-breaking technologies first introduced in its bigger 60 and 90 series siblings based on Volvo's larger Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

Volvo's approach to safety and user experience builds on a philosophy it calls the Circle of Life: a constant improvement of standards and technologies, based on consumer insights and real life data.

Safety and driver assistance features offered on the XC40 include semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, the latest generation of City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with auto brake and the 360 degree view camera. These and other technologies make the XC40 one of the best equipped small premium SUVs.

"Modern city life presents complex challenges for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. With the XC40, we aim to reduce the cognitive load on the driver. While our safety and driver assistance systems actively identify and mitigate potential conflicts, you as a driver can relax more and therefore enjoy city driving," said Malin Ekholm, V. P. Volvo Cars Safety Centre.

While the starting point for each new Volvo is the most advanced safety and driver assistance systems, the new XC40 also benefits from the high levels of safety and infotainment found in its larger stable mates.

"We built a confident and convenient everyday user experience based on real life interaction and research, from our foundation of leading safety. The XC40 is a car for a generation that expects full connectivity. Screens have been optimized for a safe and efficient interaction, to support active city driving," said Odgard Andersson, V. P. Vehicle Software & Electronics at Volvo.

"Like the larger XC60 and XC90, the XC40 features Volvo's connected Sensus infotainment system, centered around the now familiar large, portrait oriented touch screen. Easy to use and intuitive, the Sensus interface allows drivers to access a host of functions and services," concluded Odgard Andersson. 

 

   

Pre-built vehicles available via Overseas Delivery

Pre-built Overseas Delivery cars are available with two free round trip airline tickets from the US to Europe with a tourist program purchase. In some cases you can take delivery of one of these vehicles at the factory in Sweden as soon as five weeks from receipt and payment of your order.

This list updated: July 10, 2018

Model Year 2016
2016 XC90 T6 AWD

Model Year 2017
2017 V60 T5 AWD

Model Year 2018
2018 V60 T6 AWD
2018 V90 Cross Country T6 AWD
2018 XC60 T5 AWD
2018 XC60 T6 AWD
2018 XC90 T5 FWD
2018 XC90 T5 AWD
2018 XC90 T6 AWD


Model Year 2019

2019 V90 T5 FWD


Please call or email William Marks to purchase one of these pre-built vehicles or to custom order your new Volvo.  The list of pre-built cars changes weekly and there may be some limitations on when and where you can take delivery.

 

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