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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.
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 Brazilianjournalists 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!"
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 rangingsurvey 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
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.
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
Midsummer in Sweden
April 26, 2018 - Summer will behere 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 brochurefor 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 HomeShipment brochure has been updated. It is a guide to shipping your new Volvo back to America from
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
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
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
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
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 Volvorevealed 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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
O ur 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
ur 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 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...
boarded a bus and headed to the race track...
Circuito del Jarama (Jarama Race) is where we gathered
for the second day of the .
This venue is
in San Saebastian de los Reyes, north of Madrid.
Circuito del Jarama (Jarama Race) is where we gathered for the second day of theVolvo 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
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 partneringwith 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.
Volvo Factory - No Tour Days - Summer 2018
February 1, 2018 - This summer theVolvo 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.
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 DeliveryAccessories 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 erastarts 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.
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 customers who request factory delivery will receive
their car at the Volvo plant in Goteborg, Sweden.
The all-new XC40 is built at the same assembly plant the produces the 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 models. Overseas DeliveryS60, 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!
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
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).
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
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.
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
"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 ModelYear 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 Deliveryspecifications 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.
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 itsline 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.
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
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.
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.
The new XC40
Sports legend tours Volvo factory in Sweden
September 18, 2017 - Swedish football (soccerlegend 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 bringa 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.
email if you would like to be notified when the all-new
Volvo XC40 can be ordered via Overseas Delivery.
Send an email if you would like to be notified when the all-new Volvo XC40 can be ordered via Overseas Delivery.
Volvo creates world's first Panoramic Moonroof Eclipse Viewer for the 2018 XC60
August 18, 2017 - Volvo has designed and developed a custom eclipse viewer for the panoramic moonroof in the 2018 XC60. The viewers will be shipped to select Volvo retailers along the eclipse's path, allowing individuals to view the August 21, 2017 event safely and comfortably in the all-new XC60.
The XC60 Panoramic Moonroof Eclipse View is made with an ISO-certified 12312-2 material and features a magnetized frame to attach to the XC60's roof. The sixe of the XC60's panoramic moonroof allows viewing from all five seats in the vehicle. Select Volvo retailers in the eclipse's path of totality; in Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Missouri and South Carolina will be prioritized for the limited number of viewers.
"The development of the XC60 Panoramic Moonroof Eclipse Viewer gives those in the eclipse's path a unique way to experience this historic event in both comfort and safety," said Bob Jacobs, Vice President of Marketing, Volvo Car USA. "For those not in the path of totality, we will live-stream the eclipse in virtual reality and 4k high-resolution, 360 degree video."
Volvo's "Racing The Sun" campaign will broadcast the 2017 total solar eclipse in 4k high-resolution, 360 degree video and, for the first time in immersive virtual reality.
Volvo and CNN partner to bring the 2017 Solar Eclipse to you
August 1, 2017 - Volvo and CNN join forces on August 21, 2017 to deliver the 2017 solar eclipse via 360 video in 4K resolution and virtual reality through a unique campaign. The live-streamed event will be available around the world on CNN.com/eclipse and offer an immersive experience to those not in the narrow path of the eclipse.
Volvo introduced RacingTheSun.com as a base of information on their partnership with CNN. "This eclipse is a once in a lifetime experience," said Bob Jacobs, Vice President of Marketing, Volvo Car USA. "It's amazing to think that when the last solar eclipse crossed the United States, an artist's painting or perhaps a photo was the best way to share it. Thanks to Volvo, CNN and emerging technology, people can experience the eclipse as if they are there."
The interactive experience is designed to enhance what could be seen in person, giving people a real-time view of the eclipse like never before. Four of the live-streams will feature branded content for Volvo and utilize 2018 Volvo XC60s specially outfitted with advanced 360 degree view cameras.
While the 360 cameras available on the XC60 are different than the cameras that will be used to stream the eclipse, the synergy highlights the technology.
"Volvo's first 360 camera was introduced in the 2016 XC90, and it will be among the best in class in the XC60," added Jacobs. "We felt a 360 view of the eclipse was a great way to celebrate this feature."
Express your individuality with the upcoming new Volvo XC40
July 25, 2017 - With dozens of possible exterior and interior color combinations, the choice of the individual is at the center with the new vibrant XC40, first Volvo in the small premium SUV segment. The highly anticipated XC40, set to be revealed shortly, will complete Volvo's SUV line-up with a distinctive car for a distinctive driver.
"We wanted the XC40 to be a fresh, creative and distinctive member of Volvo, allowing its drivers to put their personality in their driveway. XC40 drivers are interested in fashion, design and popular culture, and often live in large, vibrant cities. They want a car that reflects their personality. The XC40 is that car," said Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Design Officer at Volvo Cars.
The XC40 offers a broader and playful color palette, making it the most expressive model in Volvo's portfolio, reflecting the personalities of its drivers. Watch a short film on YouTube as Volvo hints how the XC40 moves into new areas; allowing its designers the freedom to create a car that brings a vibrancy, individuality and playfulness the segment currently lacks
Volvo OSD experience
July 17, 2017 - Midhun Joseph and Sheena Thomas flew to Sweden in May to receive their new Volvo purchased via the Overseas Delivery Tourist program.
Pictured on the right is their XC90 parked outside the Volvo Factory Delivery Center in Goteborg, Sweden.
Follow the travels of Midhun and Sheena in a wonderful blog with some great pictures from their journey to Scandinavia and Europe.
Sheena and Midhun, it was a pleasure helping you with the purchase of your new Volvo. Thank you for your business and especially for sharing your adventure with others through a wonderful photo journal.
All-new XC60 becomes camera in the hands of award winning photographer
July 6, 2017 - Volvo has teamedup with award winning photographer and artist Barbara Davidson for a world first - using the onboard safety cameras of the 2018 Volvo XC60 to create a special collection of photographs.
This is the first time ever that a car is used as a camera by a photographer. Davidson's collection of around 30 photographs, taken through the lenses of the XC60's onboard safety cameras, captures life on the streets of Copenhagen in a completely fresh perspective. Click the arrow in the picture below to watch a short video of the project.
The photos were first displayed at Canvas Studios gallery in London this week and will travel to other countries during 2017.
"The collection does two things. First it is a snapshot of European city life in all its glory; secondly it highlights the complex environments that we live in. It is thanks to the cameras and other sensors that cars like the XC60 make city life safer for pedestrians and others," said Davidson. "With this project we connect art and safety for people to see the benefits of this technology."
Davidson, a recipient of an Emmy Award, multiple Pulitzer Prize winner, and former photographer for the Los Angeles Times, chose to work with Volvo based on her own history with the brand.
"I have a very personal connection with Volvo. When I was a teenager I was involved in a serious accident where the car flipped over which, in normal circumstances, would probably have proven fatal. I was told later that I had survived because of the car I had been travelling in - a Volvo," said Barbara Davidson.
Volvo expands use of electric motors in future cars
July 5, 2017 - Volvo has announced that every car it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars with only an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.
"This is about the customer," said Hakan
Samuelsson, president and chief executive. "People
increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond
to our customers' current and future needs. You can now pick
and choose which electrified Volvo you wish.
Volvo will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, including fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.
It will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, the performance division of Volvo. Details will be announced at a later date.
These five cars will be supplemented by a range of plug in hybrid and mild hybrid 48 volt options on all models, representing one of the broadest electrified car offerings of any car maker.
This means that in the future there will be no Volvo cars without an electric motor, as pure ICE cars are gradually phased out and replaced by internal combustion engine cars enhanced with electrified options.
The announcement underlines the Volvo commitment to minimizing its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner. Volvo is focused on reducing the carbon emissions of both its products as well as its operations. It aims to have climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.
The decision follows an announcement earlier this month that Volvo will turn Polestar into a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company. Thomas Ingenlath, Senior V.P. Design at Volvo Cars, will lead Polestar as Chief Executive Officer.
Video reviews of a Denim Blue XC60
June 20, 2017 - Curious to see the new Denim Blue exterior for the 2018 Volvo Model Year? Check out the new color that may match your favorite pair of jeans and learn more about the 2018 Volvo XC60 in a couple of video reviews by MotoMan from Barcelona, Spain. Here is the first video on YouTube and here is the second.
Volvo safety experts win prestigious award from NHTSA
June 15, 2017 - Per Lenhoff,Senior Manager, and Magdalena Lindman, Technical Expert in Traffic Safety Data Analysis, who work at the Volvo Cars Safety Centre, have been recognized by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their contribution to traffic safety.
With a clear focus on addressing real-life safety, Magdalena and Per have contributed substantially to the high safety performance levels of the latest Volvo projects including the new XC60. The 2018 XC60 launched with one of the highest levels of standard advanced driver assistance and steering support systems on the market.
"We are delighted to receive this recognition for our work," said Magdalena Lindman. "Our goal is to make roads a safer place for everyone. This is why we place so much importance on understanding real-world data. At Volvo we do not engineer our cars to just pass safety tests - we engineer them to save lives. That has always been our starting point."
Lindman and Lenhoff join an exclusive club of Volvo safety engineers that have received this award over the years for their work on ground-breaking safety innovations.
Volvo is unique in the industry for its approach to safety. Since 1970 the Swedish brand has collected data from thousands of real-world accidents with the aim of better understanding and addressing real-world safety needs.
June 10, 2017 - Sometimesthe moments that never happen, matter the most.
Made by Sweden.
New Viking Museum
June 6, 2017 - Many Volvo
Overseas Delivery customers often travel to Stockholm when
they are in Sweden to receive their new Volvo at the factory in
Goteborg. Museums in Stockholm have been popular
destinations for tourists from America and around the the
Volvo at the factory in Goteborg. Museums in Stockholm have been popular destinations for tourists from America and around the the world.
One of those museums is Vasa. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm in 1628. After 333 years at the bottom of the sea the mighty warship was resurrected. Vasa is the world's only preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
If you like ships, sailing and history then a new museum that recently opened in Stockholm should also be on your "to see" list if your travels take you to the capital of Sweden. It is called Vikingaliv which loosely translates to "Life of the Vikings". The new museum explores the mythical life and times of the ancient Nordic men and women. The goal of Vikingaliv is to be a knowledge hub for everything related to the Viking era and to present the materials in an exciting and interesting manner.
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