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 Scott and his family with their new V90 Cross Country at the factory in Goteborg, Sweden.
 In a few years this little guy will be asking his Mom and Dad for the keys to their Volvo.

 

Updated information and options for V90 Cross Country and XC90 models

November 16, 2017 - The V90 Cross Country wagon can now be ordered with the T5 engine in addition to the T6 engine. From November forward new Volvo 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 online 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 lat 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 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 Volvo XC6 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 all-new XC60 from TAWA," said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO, 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 owertrain, 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 units 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.


DDesigned 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” touchscreen 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 stablemates.

"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. 

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 all-new XC60," added Jacobs. "We felt a 360 view of the eclipse was a great way to celebrate this feature."

 

Federal tax credit for Model Year 2018 Volvo hybrid models

August 1, 2017 - The U.S. government has finalized the available federal tax credits for Model Year 2018 Volvo hybrid models.  Unlike the 2016 and 2017 Volvo hybrid models which have a $4,585 credit the amount for the 2018 Volvo hybrids has been increased to $5,002.   Here is a link to figures for the 2018 Volvo S90 T8, XC60 T8 and XC90 T8 models.

 

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 teamed up 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.

 

New XC60 Accessory catalog

June 15, 2017 - There is a new Overseas Delivery Accessories catalog now available for the 2018 XC60.  View the catalog and select the items that you want included with your Overseas Delivery XC60 order here.

 

Moments

June 10, 2017 - Sometimes the moments that never happen, matter the most.

 

                                           Made by Sweden.

 

Midsommar Sales Event for Overseas Delivery

June 6, 2017 - The Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program has a special Midsommar Sales Event offer exclusively for 2018 S90, XC60, V90 or V90 Cross Country customers.  This unique opportunity is only for these vehicles sold between June 2, 2017 - July 31, 2017* and delivered in Europe no later than December 20, 2017.  *(Update: offer extended to 8/31/2017).

With the Midsommar Sales Event S90, XC60, V90 and V90 Cross Country customers are eligible to purchase an Exclusive European Travel offer of $495 per person.

The offer in conjunction with an Overseas Delivery Tourist program purchase provides a total of 2 hotel nights in Goteborg, Sweden and 3 hotel nights in either Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; or London, England.  It includes intercontinental flights, airport transfers, and breakfast.  Send an email today to order your S90, XC60, V90 or V90 Cross Country with the Midsommar Sales Event offer and enjoy a wonderful side trip to either London, Lisbon, or Barcelona when you receive your Volvo in Europe.

 

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 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.

 

All-new XC60

May 17, 2017 - Overseas Delivery Tourist program specifications and prices for the 2018 Volvo XC60 were released today and have been posted here with the other Volvo models.  Orders can be submitted for the T5 AWD, T6 AWD and T8 AWD versions. To order your all-new XC60 via Overseas Delivery please send an email today.

 

Volvo XC60 and Solar Eclipse

May 17, 2017 - The large panoramic moonroof in the 2018 XC60 is great for viewing the sun, moon and stars. This summer the all-new XC60 will be taking center stage in a once in a lifetime event.

On August 21, 2017, the 2018 Volvo XC60 will be part of the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a century. A fleet of XC60s will be sent to select viewing locations across the country where they will watch and record the activity with special 360 VR cameras. Learn more about this unique event.

 

2018 Volvo S90

May 17, 2017 - Earlier in the year it was announced that the 2018 Volvo S90 would not be available via Overseas Delivery.  However that has changed.  Customers may order a 2018 S90 via Overseas Delivery and travel to Sweden.  Specifications and prices for the 2018 S90 are posted here.  However the purchase of a 2018 S90 via Overseas Delivery will be different than it is for other Volvo models.  To learn more about flying to Sweden for your 2018 S90 please send an email

 

Volvo Home Shipment brochure updated

May 4, 2017 - The Volvo Home Shipment brochure has been updated.  It is a guide to shipping your new Volvo back to the United States from Europe.  The revised Volvo Home Shipment brochure can be viewed here.

 

Win a cruise trip along the Gota Canal

April 28, 2017 - One of Sweden's greatest wonders is the Gota Canal. A trip along Gota Canal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Discover the beautiful landscapes of Sweden as you journey on a tranquil cruise along the Gota Canal onboard a historical ship!

How would you like to win 2 airline tickets from the US to Sweden this summer and travel from Stockholm to Goteborg with full board and guided excursions on a 4 day Gota Canal cruise? 

Visit the Gota Canal website to learn more about the different tours and then enter the contest.  Be sure to submit your entry by May 7, 2017.



Reasons to visit Goteborg and West Sweden in the summer

April 20, 2017 - If there is one area of Sweden that you should visit during the summer, it is the Swedish west coast. Why? The list can be made long but to start with, the region is known for being the home to one of the world's most beautiful archipelagos and equally exquisite seafood. Furthermore, the locals love it (there must be a reason why Swedes nationwide venture to the Swedish west coast as the temperature rises)!

The region offers something for everyone of any age, whether you are looking for outdoor adventures, island-hopping, a culinary food fest, country road-trip or vibrant city life. 

The official travel and tourist website - Visit Sweden - highlights the perfect summer sights in Goteborg and West Sweden.  Read about the these tips below and then click the links for more detailed travel information.

 

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Best Outdoor Bars in Goteborg
As soon as the sun comes out and the temperature rises, Swedes spend all their spare time outdoors. With that in mind, it is not surprising that Goteborg has a fantastic offering of great outdoor bars and restaurants. From gourmet restaurants and cafes to vibrant pubs and bistros, find your favorite!
Photo: Beatrice Tornros / Goteborg&Co

 

 

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West Sweden Hotels for Foodies
Comfortable accommodation in combination with amazing food, prepared from locally sourced ingredients – what better way to enjoy your holiday? Explore the beautiful archipelago, or castle living, and 10 popular hotels in West Sweden with culinary offerings that will blow your mind. 

Photo: Goteborg&Co

 

 

Photo: Lights Over Lapland Chad Blakley

Shellfish Adventure in West Sweden
Did you know that Bohuslan is known for having some of the best shellfish in the world? Fan of shellfish? West Sweden has a wide range of unique experiences that will match your taste buds perfectly. 
Embark on an oyster safari, mussel picking or langoustine catching. The perfect day trip in Bohuslans archipelago, where you end the day with a delicious meal of the days catches!
Photo: Jonas Ingman / VastSverige

 

 

Photo: Lights Over Lapland Chad Blakley

Dance the Night Away at Branno Quay
During seven Saturdays this summer, dance enthusiasts visit Branno's quay in the southern Goteborg's archipelago to take part of their famous live music dance evenings.
Travel to the archipelago by boat early from the city and spend the day swimming and relaxing in the sun. As the sun sets, enjoy a seafood buffet and dance the night away!
Photo: Steampipe Productions / Goteborg&Co

 

 

Photo: Lights Over Lapland Chad Blakley

Celebrate Midsummer with Locals
Looking to experience a quintessential Swedish tradition in Sweden this summer?  
On June 23rd, Midsummer takes place. Midsummer Night is a truly magical evening, filled with dancing, singing, delicious food and schnapps. Experience a genuine Midsummer celebration with locals in West Sweden. 
Photo: Carolina Romare / Imagebank.Sweden

 

 

Photo: Lights Over Lapland Chad Blakley

Cultural Happenings in Goteborg
Are you a museum fanatic? Don't forget to visit Goteborg Museum of Art, and view work by famous artists Rembrandt, Monet, and Picasso, as well as many Swedish artists.
A love of musicals? The world's largest musical concert, I Love Musicals takes place in June. Finally, Goteborg music festival Way Out West in August is a summer highlight!
Photo: Rodrigo Rui / Imagebank.Sweden.se

 

Video walk around of Pine Grey XC60

April 20, 2017 - Get to know the all-new XC60 in a neat and informative YouTube video with Hans Nilsson, senior project manager at Volvo for the XC60. Hans provides an in-depth product walk around of the new vehicle from Sweden. The XC60 in the video has a Pine Grey exterior a brand new color for the 2018 Model Year.

Volvo's 90th birthday celebrated with production of first all-new XC60  

April 14, 2017 - This month Volvo will start production of its new XC60 mid-size SUV in Goteborg, Sweden.  The new XC60 will leave the factory 90 years to the month after the first ever Volvo, the OV4, saw the light of day on April 14, 1927.  This first Volvo sold a total of 275 vehicles in its life time, which was modest even in those days. The new XC60 replaces one of the best-selling models in Volvo's 90 year history.

New XC60 replaces old XC60

Volvo's original XC60 became a phenomenon with climbing sales every year since it was introduced. Seven years after it was revealed, it became the best selling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe and in its ninth year it is still the best seller.  

"Volvo is very proud of its history. The past 90 years have been exciting, but the 10 years left until the 100 year anniversary may come to be more exciting as industry focus shifts to autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity," says Hakan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo Cars. "The new XC60 is in many ways the embodiment of these trends."

The new XC60 is one of the safest cars ever made with the latest in safety technology, including the new Oncoming Lane Mitigation system which uses a steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions.

Volvo's semi-autonomous driver assistance system, Pilot Assist, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph, is available as an option with the new XC60.

90 year anniversary

Volvo's founder Assar Gabrielsson saw an opportunity for car manufacturing in Sweden after having observed the growing auto industries in the U.S and Europe from his position within sales at the Swedish ball bearing maker SKF, a supplier to the car industry.

Pointing towards Sweden's readily accessible steel, cheap labor and skilled engineers, he managed to convince SKF to invest in a spin-off car business called AB Volvo.

The first mass-produced Swedish car was a conventional vehicle with elements of American design, a wooden frame made of an ash tree and beech tree, a 1.9 litre engine and artillery wheels with wooden spokes.

Only one color combination was available for the OV4 in 1927: dark blue with black fenders.  

Several colors will be available for the XC60 in 2017: including more than one shade of blue.

Despite all the changes over the last 90 years, one thing has remained the same, Volvo's commitment to making the world's safest cars.

 

Volvo celebrates 90 years with debut of all-new XC60 at New York International Auto Show

April 4, 2017 - The all-new XC60 will make its North American debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The XC60 marks the start of the new 60 series cars featuring Volvo's new award-winning design language built on the company's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). 

Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars USA will present the XC60 during the Volvo  press conference scheduled for 2:15 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  This year the New York International Auto Show is open to the public April 14 - 23, 2017. 

The all-new XC60 features an athletic design with a graceful, timeless quality. The expertly crafted interior features beautiful materials that blend Scandinavian design with technology and connectivity. The XC60 will be available with a 250 hp T5 turbo-power engine, a 316 hp T6 turbo and super-charged engine or as a 400 hp T8 twin-engine plug-in electric hybrid.

In April 2017, Volvo celebrates 90 years since the first vehicle, OV4, rolled off the Goteborg, Sweden assembly line in 1927. To highlight this milestone, Volvo welcomes media attendees to a light lunch and champagne toast at 11:45 am on Thursday, April 13, 2017. A fully restored Volvo 123 "Amazon" wagon, Duett and P1800, along with time-period photography will be on display.

Production will begin later this year.  Send an email today to be notified when you can order and receive your all-new XC60 at the factory in Sweden.

 

Volvo celebrates 90th anniversary at classic car show in Germany

March 31, 2017 - Volvo celebrates its 90th anniversary at the world's biggest show for classic vehicles, Techno Classica in Essen, Germany, April 5 - 9, 2017. On April 14, 1927, the first Volvo Car drove out of the factory gate in Goteborg, Sweden.

However, the Volvo exhibit at Techno Classica not only showcases the company's history. It also features the company's latest product, the all-new XC60, launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Techno Classica will be the first German car show for the new XC60.

The 6 classic Volvo models exhibited at the Techno Classica will be: 

Volvo PV65

The Volvo PV600 series came in 1929, two years after the Swedish car company started operations. It had a distinct American inspired design and a powerful straight six cylinder engine.

Volvo PV444

The PV444 was called "The Little Volvo" when it first was shown in Stockholm in 1944. It was the first Volvo model to be exported to the USA arriving in 1955 at Long Beach, California.

Volvo 1800 S

The Volvo P1800 is probably the most iconic Volvo model of all time. It became known worldwide as "The Saint's car" in the 60's TV show of the same name, starring Roger Moore. The P1800 is a sought after classic.

Volvo 145

Near the end of 1967, Volvo presented the third variant the 140 Series: the Volvo 145. The Volvo 145 was a 5 door wagon with a rear section that had a virtually vertical tailgate. It was a safe, comfortable, practical and spacious car.

Volvo 262 C

The Volvo 262C was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1977, as a part of Volvo's 50th anniversary. It was the result of a cooperation between Volvo and Bertone, designed in Sweden but assembled in Turin, Italy.

Volvo 850 R

The 850 R is the high performance version of the successful Volvo 850.  It was launched in 1996 and was the successor to the 850 T5-R. The 850 R was produced both as a sedan and a wagon.

 

Volvo Factory - No Tour Days - Summer 2017

March 24, 2017 - This summer the Volvo Factory in Goteborg, Sweden is scheduled to be closed to tours from Monday, July 17, 2017 through Monday, August 14, 2017. During this time Overseas Delivery cars will still be delivered to customers in Goteborg but there will not be any tours available of the Volvo Factory. 

Instead of the Volvo Factory Tour customers receiving up their new cars during these dates 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 protection of the environment around the world.  Tours of the factory are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

 

Volvo Factory Closed Days 2017

March 24, 2017 - The Volvo Factory Delivery Center will be closed for holidays on the following days this year: April 14th, April 17th, May 1st, June 6th, June 23rd, December 25th, December 26th and December 29th.  Customers will not be able to receive or drop off their cars at the factory on these dates.

 

New Volvo Overseas Delivery video

March 15, 2017 - Follow along with Jonathan and Anne as they design and order their new Volvo, then fly to the factory in Sweden to pick up their new car and set off on an unforgettable adventure.  Watch the video on YouTube.

 

Volvo Overseas Delivery voted best in Global Traveler reader survey

March 10, 2017 - Volvo Overseas Delivery, which offers car buyers the unforgettable experience of picking up their Volvo in Sweden while also saving money, has been named the top program of its kind by the readers of Global Traveler magazine. 

The survey, in its 13th year, asks frequent business and luxury travelers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories.  Volvo has been the top choice among overseas delivery programs three years in a row!

 

2018 Volvo XC60 revealed in Geneva

March 7, 2017 - Today the long-awaited new XC60 was revealed by Volvo at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

The new car replaces Volvo's highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the best selling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally. The XC60 today represents around 30% of Volvo's total global sales.

"We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. It's the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan," said Hakan Samuelsson, President Volvo Car Group.  

The new XC60, one of the safest cars ever made, is fully-loaded with new technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of collisions.

"We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure to all of your senses - from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin, to a safe, inspired and confident ride," said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Product & Quality at Volvo. "We've paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature comforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life."

Pilot Assist, Volvo's advanced semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph, is available in the new XC60 as an option.

The new XC60 will be available with the T5 engine and T6 engine.  Volvo's award-winning T8 Twin Engine gas plug-in hybrid will also be offered, delivering 400 hp and acceleration from 0-100 Km in just 5.3 seconds.

But it is not just under the hood that the new XC60 delivers healthy performance. The new CleanZone four-zone climate system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian-fresh air on the inside.

Sensus, the Volvo driver infotainment system and the Volvo On Call app both receive a graphical update with improved usability. Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.

"The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others but to drive. The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle, timeless quality. The interior is a masterful composition of well-resolved architecture, beautiful materials and the very latest technology - all perfectly blended together. The XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make our customers feel special," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior VP, Design at Volvo.

Production will begin later this year.  Send an email today to be notified when you can order and receive your all-new XC60 at the factory in Sweden.

 

Model Year 2018 Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program specifications and provisional pricing

March 2, 2017 - Overseas Delivery Tourist program Model Year 2018 specifications and provisional pricing for the S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, V90 Cross Country and XC90 models is available and can be seen here.  The 2018 S90 will not be offered via Overseas Delivery.  Specifications and prices for the new XC60 will be released later this year.

Request info on how to submit your 2018 Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program order with provisional price protection.  The first deliveries will begin at the factory this summer.

 

New XC60 will automatically steer you out of trouble

February 28, 2017 - Volvo has announced that the new XC60 - which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show - will feature three new advanced driver assistance features aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble.

The new safety features are designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support - when required - to help avoid potential collisions. Volvo believes that these new features will make the new XC60 one of the safest cars on the road.

"We have been working with collision avoidance systems for many years and we can see how effective they are. In Sweden alone we have seen a decline of around 45%* in rear-end frontal crashes thanks to our collision warning with auto brake system. With the XC60 we are determined to take the next step in reducing avoidable collisions with the addition of steering support and assistance systems," said Malin Ekholm, Senior Director, Volvo Cars' Safety Centre. 

City Safety has been updated in the XC60 to include steering support, which engages when automatic braking alone would not help avoid a potential collision. In such circumstances, the car will provide steering assistance to avoid the obstacle ahead. City Safety helps to avoid collisions with vehicles, pedestrians and large animals. Steering support is active between 50-100 km/h.o:p>

Volvo has also added a system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which helps drivers to avoid collisions with vehicles in an oncoming lane.

The system works by alerting a driver who has unwittingly wandered out of a driving lane by providing automatic steering assistance, guiding them back into their own lane and out of the path of any oncoming vehicle. This system is active between 60-140 km/h.

"All three of these new features represent clear steps in our work towards fully autonomous cars," added Malin Ekholm.

The optional Blind Spot Information System, which alerts drivers to the presence of vehicles in their blind spot, has also received an update to include steer assist functionality that helps to avoid potential collisions with vehicles in a blind spot by steering the car back into its own lane and away from danger.

"We have all of the benefits of the safety technology we introduced in our larger 90 series cars in the new XC60. This is fully in-line with our strategic approach to develop automotive safety systems based on real-life, real-road safety. Our vision is that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020," added Malin Ekholm.

The XC60 will deliver a host of high-end safety systems, just like its larger 90 series siblings, including Large Animal Detection, Run-off Road Mitigation and the semi-autonomous driver support and convenience Pilot Assist as an option./p>

** Collision Warning with Autobrake is a part of the City Safety system. The 45% reduction in rear-end frontal crashes in Sweden relates to cars equipped with the third generation of this technology.

 

New Volvo XC60

February 27, 2017 - The new Volvo XC60 will be revealed live on March 7, 2017 at 10:45 am CET (Central Europe Time).  

You're invited to an immersive digital experience, giving you front row seats to the 360 live reveal of the new Volvo XC60 from the Geneva International Motor Show.

Join an exclusive first look of the new XC60 at the Volvo Cars YouTube channel on March 7, 2017 at 10:45 am CET.

Be sure to download the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome browser on your desktop, or the YouTube app on your mobile device to get the full benefit of the 360 degrees viewing.

 

Why Goteborg is the greatest city you'd never thought to visit

February 27, 2017 - Zoe Johnson, a travel writer for the UK publication The Telegraph explains "Why Goteborg is the greatest city you'd never thought to visit". 

Read this educational and entertaining essay on why one should visit the home town of Volvo. The article can be seen here. 

Among the reasons for visiting Goteborg include:

"It has toy town charm"
"Getting around is a doodle"
"Seafood is virtually a religion"
"The trams are an experience in themselves"
"You can eat cinnamon buns bigger than your face"

 

 

2018 Volvo V90 can now be ordered via Overseas Delivery

February 8, 2017 - The 2018 Volvo V90 wagon can now be ordered via Overseas Delivery with the T5 FWD R-Design starting at $49,950. For those who want the elegance of the Inscription trim, prices start at $51,950.  The V90 T6 AWD is also available with either trim. All four variants are well equipped with many standard features. 

Both the R-Design and Inscription will be available with one optional package, the Convenience Package, as well as a full list of single options.

An Overseas Delivery Tourist program V90 includes two round trip airline tickets to Europe, one hotel night in Goteborg, Sweden (including dinner for two), airport transfers (airport to hotel and hotel to the Volvo Factory Delivery Center), the Blue Train Factory Tour, Swedish lunch at the factory, and 15 days of European auto insurance coverage.  There is no additional savings off of the base U.S. MSRP with an Overseas Delivery 2018 V90.  However, the $995 destination charge is waived.  Here is a link to Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the 2018 Volvo V90.   The earliest deliveries at the factory for a 2018 V90 will be this summer.  To order your all new 2018 Volvo V90 via Overseas Delivery send an email today.

 

Visit Sweden has a new website

February 1, 2017 - Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information "Visit Sweden" has a new web home.  The new and improved www.visitsweden.com is now open!  You are invited into their new home to learn about Swedish destinations, sights & landmarks, facts and info about things to see and do when you fly over to receive you new Volvo at the factory in Sweden.

It's a good opportunity to experience what it's really like to meet the King of the forest or seeing the majestic phenomenon called the Northern Lights. Welcome to something else, welcome to Sweden!

 

 

Volvo celebrates 20 years of All-Wheel Drive in the snow

February 1, 2017 - Volvo is celebrating 20 years of mechanical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) by putting some of its most capable cars through their paces on the frozen lakes around the Northern Swedish ski resort of Are.  The Swedish car maker is running a winter test drive showcasing its leading mechanical and new electric All-Wheel Drive solutions with the XC90 and V90 Cross Country models.

"Volvo cars are well known for what we call 'framkomlighet' in Swedish - the ability to get you wherever you want to go - regardless of the weather conditions. This is an important part of our heritage and a clear reflection of who we are and where we come from. With the recent addition of electric All-Wheel Drive we have further refined our performance in this important area," said Henrik Green, Senior VP, Research & Development at Volvo Cars.

Advances in AWD technology mean that improved handling, stability and traction continue to provide a confident, agile and enjoyable driving experience while reducing fuel consumption.

"Electrification will bring ever more flexibility to AWD. You can see the first signs of this in our XC90 T8 Twin Engine, where we have an electric rear-axle drive unit powering the rear wheels. As we move to full battery electric vehicles and other powertrain applications, we will see increased opportunities to control each motor and wheel independently, based on either the surface conditions or the desired driving style," said Henrik Green.

As AWD technology has advanced, the weight of mechanical systems has come down and efficiency has improved. Since the introduction of efficient 'Active On Demand' technology, every wheel is always engaged to allow for the instant distribution of torque to the where it is needed. The actual torque applied is controlled to constantly deliver the right properties regarding handling, stability and traction. 

"We understand the needs of our customers. We understand the need for a flexible AWD solution that quickly and automatically adapts to different real-world, all-weather circumstances. AWD is as much a safety feature as it is a vehicle dynamics system and we are committed to delivering a confident, balanced and enjoyable driving experience that delivers a feeling of full control," added Henrik Green.

All-Wheel Drive variants account for over 50 per cent of new 90 Series car orders for the Swedish carmaker. Across the full range of Volvo car models, the figure is over 40 per cent.

 

The V90 arrives in America

January 5, 2017 - The V90 is coming to the United States in 2017 building on over 60 years of wagon heritage that started with the Volvo Duett. The V90 will make its North American debut at the Detroit Auto Show January 8-22, 2017. The V90 will be available as a Model Year 2018 later this year.

"Wagons are an important part of Volvo's history. After successfully launching the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan and most recently V90 Cross Country, we complete our 90 range with the introduction of our new luxury wagon" said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars USA.

The V90 has received international praise for its combination of style and utility. Based on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and new Volvo design language, the V90 will share interior design attributes with the award-winning XC90, such as the 12" touch screen, open-pore wood trim and Nappa leather. V90 drivers can expect the feeling of relaxed confidence and sedan-like driving dynamics with the storage capability of a crossover.

The V90 will be available with T5 FWD and T6 AWD powertrains in either Inscription or R-Design trim. To provide a full range of options and personalization, the V90 will be sold exclusively as custom order vehicles starting soon via Volvo Overseas Delivery or Concierge. Both options offer unique buying experiences.

The first U.S. specification V90 wagons will be delivered to customers this summer. Volvo Overseas Delivery pricing and trim details for the V90 will be announced next month and posted here.

 

Swedish police first to use the V90 as a police car...

December 1, 2016 - Swedish police will receive their first V90 police cars early next year after the car recently achieved the highest rating ever in the highly demanding police driving test for the Scandinavian country.

The demands on emergency vehicles are higher than on normal road cars. On top of that, in Sweden the police car is judged as a workplace. This means any car has to meet very strict demands in areas such as performance, comfort, quality and ergonomics in order to qualify as a police car. 

The Swedish police car test focuses on five areas: a braking, an obstacle course, evasive action, and high-speed emergency driving.

The overall score for the V90 was 9.2 out of 10, the highest rating ever achieved by any car in this demanding test.

The final test protocol on the V90 by Swedish police test drivers concludes that "overall, it is difficult to find faults. Chassis, steering, suspension, traction control and powertrain all show exemplary performance. Quick lane changes at high speeds feel deceptively easy, the car does what it is told to do and shakes off lateral forces without any protest."

Besides Sweden, police in Norway, Italy, the UK and the Netherlands have also used Volvo cars in recent years.  The V90 will be made available to police forces around the globe. 

With the V90 police car, Volvo takes the highly refined driving experience of the award-winning standard V90 to the next level. To transform the V90 into a suitable emergency vehicle, the Volvo Car Special Products department enhanced the car to meet the specific demands of law enforcement.

For instance, the chassis is made stronger and more dynamic, the brakes and suspension are improved and the car is fully equipped with all necessary tools and communication equipment. It takes about a week to transform a standard V90 into a police car at the special facility in Torslanda, Sweden.

Volvo has a long history with police cars.  In 1929 Swedish police fought crime from behind the wheel of a Volvo. In the decades that followed, classic Volvos such as the Amazon and the 144 also served as police units. More recently, the XC70 and V70 wagons have been used by police forces.

U.S. specification V90 wagons will be available for order via Overseas Delivery in 2017.  To be notified when you can submit an order to receive your new V90 wagon at the factory in Sweden send an email today. (Your V90, of course would be without a multi color exterior and flashing blue lights...)

 

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: November 17, 2017

Model Year 2017
2017 S60 T5 AWD
2017 V60 T5 AWD

Model Year 2018
2018 S60 T5 AWD
2018 V90 T6 AWD
2018 V90 Cross Country T6 AWD
2018 XC90 T6 AWD


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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