Volvo Factory Tours -
Closed Days - Summer 2015
March 2, 2015 -
The Volvo Factory in Goteborg,
Sweden will be closed to tours from Monday, July 13, 2015
through Friday, August 14, 2015.
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
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. Tours of
the factory will resume on Monday, August 17, 2015.
Overseas Delivery Tourist Incentives
March 2, 2015 -
Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist Program incentives for Model
Year 2015.5 and 2016 custom ordered cars are listed below.
Orders must be received between March 1 - 31, 2015 to qualify for these incentives.
Option or Package
* Note: The Volvo Overseas Delivery Loyalty Offer providing
one extra hotel night to current Volvo or Saab owners for a
custom ordered tourist program car is no longer applicable
to orders received after May 1, 2013.
Revised 2016 Volvo XC90 Overseas
Delivery Accessory list
February 23, 2015 -
The Overseas Delivery Accessory list
for the all-new XC90 has been revised. A new version
of the list can be seen
here. The pricing for the exterior
styling kits has changed and there is a new cargo net
Order your 2016 Volvo via Overseas
Delivery with Provisional Price Protection
February 23, 2015 -
Provisional price protection ordering
is now available for Overseas Delivery 2016 Model Year S60,
S80, V60, XC60 and XC70 models.
Don't miss out on an a chance to
be one of the first to get a Model Year 2016 Volvo via
Overseas Delivery at a great price. This is an opportunity
that only comes around once!
The provisional price protection offer
is the Model Year 2015.5 base price + $500.
If the actual Model Year 2016 base price is lower
than the provisional base price you will only have to pay
the lower actual price.
If the actual price is higher, you only pay the
2016 Overseas Delivery provisional price protection offer is
valid for the
BASE PRICE ONLY!
Since colors, packages and options on Model Year 2016
subject to change, Volvo can NOT guarantee or protect prices
for colors, packages and options. There may also be
modifications to some of the specifications of 2016 Volvo
The first deliveries of 2016 S60, S80, V60, XC60 and XC70 cars at the
factory are expected to begin this summer.
price protection for Model Year 2016 Volvo S60, S80, V60,
XC60 and XC70 models will be valid until official Model Year
2016 Overseas Delivery specifications and prices are
released. To place an Overseas Delivery order for your
2016 Volvo with price protection send an
email or call 925.988.8545.
Model Year 2015.5 Overseas Delivery
orders to end soon!
2015 - The last day to submit an order for a 2015.5 Volvo
via Overseas Delivery is Thursday, March 5,
note that some models could sell out before this date.
If you would like to receive a 2015.5 Volvo in Europe this spring or
summer don't wait! Send an
email or call 925.988.8545 today to order your 2015.5 Volvo
via Overseas Delivery.
Strong early demand and reviews for the
February 13, 2015 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 is proving to be a hit with customers
even before it appears in showrooms, with over 16,000 orders
received from around the world for the brand new Swedish
"These strong order numbers are very encouraging and it
shows that customers obviously like what they see in the new
XC90," says Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo
Cars. "The new XC90 represents the new Volvo Cars and it is
the first in a series of new vehicles to come, as we renew
our entire product portfolio in the coming years."
The new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo's
history, capturing its future design direction,
incorporating its own range of new technologies and
utilizing its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA)
technology and Drive-E powertrain family.
This week European automotive press test drives of the XC90
began in Tarragona, Spain.
video review of the all-new XC90 by Auto Express from
Sweden's first beer made by women goes
February 8, 2015 -
We Can Do It, a bottled pale ale, has just gone on
sale in stores across Sweden. Female drinkers came up with
the bottled pale ale named We Can Do It after
getting frustrated with prejudice at festivals and bars.
Several Swedish women got together and formed FemAle.
The group's founder is Elin Carlsson, 25, who paints cars at
the Volvo factory in Goteborg. "We Can Do It is not
a female beer, but a beer brewed by women that anyone can
drink", she says. "It's nothing to do with feminism, it's
about equality - we wanted to show we can do it." Read more
about the FemAle group and their new Swedish ale in article
All-new XC90 Overseas Delivery
February 4, 2015 - A new list of Volvo Overseas
Delivery accessories for the 2016 XC90 was released today.
The list includes exterior styling kits, cargo gear, a
trailer hitch and other items that can be added to your
Overseas Delivery XC90. View the list
here. Now that accessories are available what are you
waiting for? It's time to order
your all-new XC90!
Super Bowl ends on an Interception!
February 2, 2015 -
Who would have thought that the Super Bowl would end after a
touchdown saving interception? The timing of the Volvo
Interception idea of tweeting the name of someone you would
give a Volvo to was even more amazing considering that
Malcom Butler who made the interception at the end of the
game was an undrafted rookie from a small college. If
you tweeted during the game the name of someone
who matters to you, be sure to finish your entry at
VolvoInterception.com and explain why you chose that person. Entries must be completed by
11:59 pm EST on February 8, 2015.
Volvo Home Shipment brochure updated
January 28, 2015 -
The Volvo Home Shipment brochure has been updated. It is a guide to
shipping your new Volvo back to the USA from
Europe. The revised
Volvo Home Shipment brochure can be viewed
Volvo Interception on Super Sunday
January 26, 2015 -
February 1, 2015 - Super Bowl Sunday - the biggest car
commercial day of the year you won't see an advertisement
from Volvo. Instead the car company known worldwide for safety
will make a virtual interception!
the name of someone who matters to you when you see a car
commercial during the game.
Tell why they matter to you and you could win them a
new Volvo XC60.
Volvo Interception is a socially-driven alternative to game
day TV ads. It's an extension of the company's human centric
mindset of putting people first and is found in the design,
safety and technology of all Volvo cars. found in the design,
safety and technology of all Volvo cars.
So, who would you give a Volvo to? Visit
VolvoInterception.com to see a video, contest details, and
The interception is coming. Who will make a big pick on Sunday? Stay
New list of
Overseas Delivery drop off locations
January 26, 2015 -
The list of Volvo Overseas Delivery drop off locations has
been updated and can be seen
here. Antwerp, Belgium and Duisburg, Germany are
new drop off locations. Brussels, Belgium is no longer
a drop off location.
Overseas Delivery program voted best in Global Traveler
January 23, 2015 -
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 11th 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 two years in a row!
Through the Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program,
participants receive a free trip to Sweden when purchasing a
new car. Volvo provides two complimentary airline tickets to
Goteborg, Sweden where the customer receives their new car
at the Volvo factory. Then, they can head out on a European
road trip, and when they're ready to return home, they drop
off the car and Volvo will ship it to the United States for
more about the Global Traveler reader survey and view a
list of all the winners
read an article about European auto delivery programs in the
September 2011 edition of Global Traveler magazine.
story author Ron Bernthal
talks to Eddie & Brigitte Lee of Colorado who ordered their
XC90 from William Marks at flyvolvo.com and received it at
the Volvo factory.
Order your new
Volvo and vacation today.
Visit Sweden 2015
January 14, 2015 -
The latest edition of the Visit Sweden magazine can now be viewed
Want some inspirational ideas on places to see and things to do when you
fly to Sweden and receive your new Volvo?
Would you like to learn about Sweden's natural lifestyle?
Then be sure to take a look at "Your
Guide to Sweden 2015". The magazine is full of
articles, addresses, and travel facts for visitors of
all ages and lifestyles. There's great travel planning
information for both urban and rural Sweden... even a map!
The biggest LEGO car in the world?
January 12, 2015 -
This XC90 is a full size replica of Volvo's first award
winning SUV. Instead of glass and metal this one is built
with Lego modeling blocks. It was on display at Legoland in
Carlsbad, California and is now being shown at the Volvo
Museum in Goteborg, Sweden.
Weight: 2,930 pounds
Platform: an actual first generation Volvo
XC90 chassis, wheels and tires
Volvo provided CAD
drawings of a real XC90
Three Lego designers
converted the drawings to create the block
It took three weeks to create the computer
block model and drawings
A team averaging five Lego master model
builders built the XC90 in 10 weeks
one Lego block at a time
When you travel to Sweden and pick up your new Volvo at the
factory be sure to visit the Volvo
Museum and check out the full size scale model XC90. You will also see a variety of many interesting Volvo
cars, trucks, buses and equipment at the museum.
Should a new model of the 2016 Volvo XC90 with Thor's headlights be built?
What do you think? Wonder how many blocks will be
needed to build a Lego model of the newest XC90?
Factory Closed Dates
January 9, 2015 -
The Volvo Factory Delivery Center (FDC) in Goteborg, Sweden
will be closed on April 3 & April 6, 2015; May 1 & May
14, 2015; and June 5
& June 19, 2015. There
will be no deliveries or drop-off of vehicles
at the FDC on these days.
XC90 Contour Seat Package and Power
Third Row Seat
January 9, 2015 - The Contour Seat Package cannot be ordered
for the Inscription version of the 2016 XC90. It is
only available with the Momentum version.
The Power Third Row Seat option will not be available on the
2016 XC90 until production in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The Power Third Row Seat has been removed from the
Convenience Package for the all-new XC90 and the price of
the package was lowered from $2,000 to $1,800.
XC70 3.2 AWD
January 8, 2015 - The 2015.5 Volvo XC70 3.2 AWD is no longer
available for custom ordering via Overseas Delivery.
The two other versions of the 2015.5 Volvo XC70: the T5 FWD
Drive-E and the T6 AWD can still be ordered via Overseas
Delivery dates for 2016 Volvo
January 7, 2015 - Overseas Delivery orders are being
processed for the all-new XC90. At this time the
earliest delivery dates for the 2016 XC90 T6 AWD Momentum
and Inscription models are coming back with dates in late July.
Before long the earliest dates will for these models will be
in August or September. Factory delivery dates for the 2016 XC90 T6
AWD R-Design are coming back with the earliest delivery
dates in October. If you would like to receive your
2016 XC90 at the factory in Sweden this
summer or fall
submit your order soon! The order process can be
completed via email and phone.
Updated Overseas Delivery 2016 Volvo
XC90 order guide
December 23, 2014 - The Volvo Overseas Delivery order guide
for the 2016 XC90 has been updated and can be seen
Corrections to prices are denoted in green. The 12.3"
active digital display is now standard equipment for the
all-new XC90 resulting in a lower price for the Momentum
Plus Package. Metallic paint for the XC90 is now $560.
Volvo earns top spots in IIHS safety
December 23, 2014 -
Volvo once again performed very well in the annual IIHS Top
Safety Pick+ Awards. In this year's honors four Volvo cars
made the Top Safety Pick+ grade: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60.
Volvo was the only European brand with more than two models
on the list.
Top Safety Pick+ award criteria has grown tougher in the
last year, with increased demands around the standard for
front crash prevention. To meet the new criteria cars making
the Top Safety Pick+ grade must offer the ability to stop or
slow down without driver intervention before hitting a
target in IIHS tests at 12 mph, 25 mph or both.
Volvo's front crash avoidance technology, City Safety, which
is standard in all new Volvos, effectively helps to detect
and brake automatically to mitigate or prevent a car to car
rear end collision without driver intervention. Volvo's City
Safety technology has been shown to reduce insurance claim
frequency by 16 percent.*
Note: IIHS did not test all Volvo models available in the
U.S. market during 2014. The XC70 was not tested and the
all-new XC90 had not been launched in time to participate.
*IIHS Status Report Volume 48, No.3, April 25, 2013
Volvo Drive-E T5 engine wins award
December 15, 2014 -
received another award for its highly successful Drive-E
engines. Announced on
December 10, 2014 at WardsAuto Outlook Conference in
Southfield, Michigan, the prize marks further recognition of
Volvo's Drive-E powertrain technology.
The Drive-E T5 is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, that
combines Brake Energy Regeneration, Start/Stop, and ECO+
Technology with a smooth eight-speed Geartronic auto
transmission. The Drive-E T5 engine is available in the S60,
S80, V60, XC60 and XC70 models. This award comes after a
public announcement that Volvo is also developing a
3-cylinder engine for future models.
Updated Overseas Delivery 2016 Volvo
XC90 order guide
November 24, 2014 - The Volvo Overseas Delivery order guide
for the 2016 XC90 has been updated and can be seen
Corrections to prices are denoted in green. Besides
the price changes a note was added about the Convenience
Package being required when ordering the Air Suspension with
Active Chassis option.
All-new XC90 magazine
November 22, 2014 -
The all-new XC90 is a sanctuary.
place to relax, think and connect with the world on your own
A place without clutter.
Because clutter clouds the minds.
It's very Swedish to think like this.
To be brave enough to remove rather than add. It's also very
Swedish - and very Volvo - to start with the person who will
use our products and ask, "How can we make your life
That's what has been done with the
XC90 creating a car that's truly designed around you.
Get a great look into how the new SUV
from Sweden was created from the people who made it happen
XC90 Launch Magazine - 60 pages of information and
photos of the all-new XC90.
The new V60 Cross Country
November 19, 2014 - Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the new
Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country (CC) are now available and
can be viewed
Compared to the regular V60, the V60 Cross Country has an
increased ground clearance of 65 mm. Offering new 18"
and 19" wheels, the V60 Cross Country comes with high
profile tires, adding comfort and off-road aesthetics,
reducing road noise and providing added wheel protection
whether climbing or negotiating rocky roads.
The Cross Country brand has a long and distinguished
heritage. Volvo was the first premium auto brand to offer
increased all-road capability and styling on its wagons back
in 1997 when it introduced the V70 Cross Country,
creating a whole new type of car experience that has captured the imagination of the motoring public.
To start your
journey in a new 2015.5 V60 Cross
Country via Overseas Delivery please send an
All-new XC90 T6 AWD specifications
November 18, 2014 -
Exterior and interior dimensions and specifications for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD were released today
and are posted
here. Please note: Official fuel economy ratings
and the gross vehicle weight (GVW) figures for the all-new
XC90 have have
not been released yet.
Experience the all-new XC90 with Volvo Reality on
November 13, 2014 - Volvo is the first auto brand to use Google Cardboard to
transform the way businesses enabled to use Google Cardboard to
transform the way businesses enabled to use Google Cardboard to
transform the way businesses enable audiences to experience a
product: through the lens of virtual reality via Google Cardboard.
Starting at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volvo is inviting auto and
innovation enthusiasts to experience a revolutionary way to test
the all-new XC90, months before it arrives in the US.
After downloading the app and inserting their phone in
the Google Cardboard, viewers will be transported into an XC90 where
they can explore and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of
the car on the open road. Experience more in the story about
the all-new XC90 with
All-new Volvo XC90 debuts enhanced air filter improving
interior air quality
November 12, 2014 -
The results are impressive. In a car
equipped with the new improved multi-filter, the amount of
"fine dust" particles smaller than 0.4 micrometer can be as
much as 70% less than in a car without the filter, according
to a standardized component test. This is a significant
improvement as studies have shown that dust particles
smaller than 10 micrometers can cause a number of health
problems, including difficulty breathing and lung
infections. Learn more about the all-new Volvo XC90
enhanced air filter.
Volvo reveals the V60 Cross Country
November 5, 2014 -
Volvo will unveil the V60 Cross Country at the 2014 Los
Angeles Auto Show later this month.
The V60 will be
featured at the California event along with the first
public display in America of
the all-new Volvo XC90. The show is open from November 21 -
30, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
"We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our
product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and
rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its
own," said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President at Volvo Cars.
Finish the story and see more photos
If you would like to order your new 2015.5 V60 Cross Country via
Overseas Delivery please
email your interest today.
Meet the Swedish Moose Man!
November 3, 2014 -
Moose are big in Sweden... in more ways than you can
the first Volvo XC90 was originally launched in 2003 there
were several special driving events throughout America for motorists to
experience the new SUV
The most impressive and popular activity was the Moose
Leffe Lindh is known in Sweden as the Moose Man. Lindh began caring for and raising moose two decades
ago in Gardsjo, Sweden (a small town halfway between
Goteborg and Stockholm). Today he owns and operates the Gardsjo
Moose Park, a sanctuary where visitors can get up close and
personal with the wild creatures.
Are you visiting Stockholm when you pick up your new Volvo
at the factory.
If so a visit to the see the Moose Man at
Gardsjo Moose Park
may be a unique side trip for you.
All-new 2016 Volvo XC90 Overseas Delivery
specifications and prices
October 22, 2014 -
Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the 2016
Volvo XC90 T6 AWD are available and can be seen
here. With the all-new XC90 we have been able to retain
the fantastic benefits of the Overseas Delivery Tourist
program which include two complimentary roundtrip
airline tickets to Scandinavia, one complimentary first
class hotel night for two in Goteborg, Sweden, airport
transportation in Goteborg, factory tour, Swedish lunch and
much, much more. Overseas Delivery
continues to offer models with unique exterior colors,
interiors, and individual options, that traditionally would
only be available in Europe.
Orders for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD via Overseas Delivery
may be submitted starting Monday, October 27, 2014.
Actual delivery dates of the XC90 T6 AWD at the
factory in Goteborg, Sweden will not be assigned until the
week of December 1, 2014.
place an Overseas Delivery order for your all-new 2016 Volvo
send an email today.
Volvo adds a third shift and 1,300 new jobs to Torslanda plant
October 17, 2014 - Volvo will add a third shift at the
Torslanda - Goteborg, Sweden plant to meet the increasing
demand for new Volvo cars. The expansion in the first
quarter of 2015, will be made in connection with the start
of production for the all-new XC90. Adding the extra shift creates about 1,300 new jobs and
follows the opening of a new body shop which lifted the
production capacity in the Torslanda plant to 300,000 cars
annually. The number of employees at Torslanda increases
The all-new Volvo XC90 marks the first car from the new
in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA),
which will form the base for a range of upcoming new Volvo
models. The new platform as well as the expansion of the
Torslanda plant are part of Volvo's ongoing $11 billion
investment in new products and production capacity.
Volvo Cars global retail deliveries were up by 9.2% during
the first nine months of the year while the outlook for the
full year is a total sales volume of about 470,000 cars
representing a 10% growth and an all-time high sales result
for the company. The all-new XC90 is expected to grow sales
volumes during 2015, creating a need for increased output
from the Torslanda plant where the new SUV will be built.
Record retails deliveries are also expected in 2015.
In addition to the third shift, the Torslanda plant will
also implement a new working agreement to
support higher production. The agreement will be
introduced in the first quarter of 2015 and when fully
implemented, the plant will employ 4,600 people. This year
Torslanda celebrated 50 years of car making. It produces the Volvo S60, S80, V60, V70,
XC70 and XC90 models.
Your guide to Sweden's best restaurants
October 17, 2014 - The
White Guide is Sweden's leading restaurant guidebook,
presenting the country's top 250 restaurants and covering
500 plus restaurants every year. In its own words, it
presents "the very best, the trendiest, the coziest, the
coolest, the most romantic and the most culturally exotic
Whether you are a 'foodie' or not, the White Guide is an
invaluable reference when you are travelling in
Sweden and want to sample the best food in the country. The White Guide gives as much weight to the
restaurants in Sweden's rural regions as it does the
restaurants of the major cities. The very finest
establishments are located in Stockholm, Goteborg and Malmo. But there are many great
restaurants in other areas of Sweden.
Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant in Stockholm is shown in
It's Fall and the Colors
are out for the all-new XC90
October 17, 2014 - The all-new Volvo XC90 is scheduled to
start arriving at dealerships next spring.
However if you are one of those who will be ordering
their new SUV before then you may want to view pictures of
2016 Volvo XC90 exterior colors that will be available.
Trim levels for all-new XC90 announced
October 2, 2014 - Volvo announced its new trim level
structure - Momentum, Inscription and R-Design - offering a
experience at every level for the all-new XC90.
Momentum provides a well-appointed vehicle designed
to meet and exceed the needs of most customers.
Inscription is crafted specifically for customers
that hold an additional appreciation for craftsmanship, and
desire increased comfort with exclusive features.
R-Design rounds out the group and delivers a sporty
and dynamic aura.
Both the XC90 T6 AWD Momentum and XC90 T6 AWD Inscription
models will feature an extensive list of standard elements
that will revolutionize the luxury SUV segment.
trim levels of the all-new XC90.
All new Volvo XC90 R-Design revealed
September 18, 2014 -
Volvo released the first images of the R-Design version of
the all new XC90, aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner
that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look.
The visual promise of a dynamic ride is confirmed by the
driver-centric interior featuring R-Design sports seats in Nubuck
textile and perforated leather. A choice of Drive-E powertrains
offering up to 400 hp and the completely new XC90 chassis ensure an
agile driving experience.
Continue reading the article
and view more photos of the
all new XC90 R-Design.
Volvo cars at sea - a first ever!
September 8, 2014 - One of my Volvo Overseas Delivery
customers recently contacted me about tracking his new XC70
on its journey from Sweden to America. He told me that
he is probably one of the few Volvo owners with two Volvo
cars at sea at the same time.
Well he isn't my first customer with two Volvo cars at sea
at the same time. Some of my customers have bought
two Overseas Delivery cars and shipped them to the U.S. on
the same ship. And a diplomat program customer shipped
one of his cars to Virginia and the other car to California.
But the diplomat customer's cars were
shipped a couple of months apart.
However this customer is tracking cars in two different
oceans at the same time! His new 2015.5 Volvo XC70 is on a
ship in the Atlantic Ocean sailing from Sweden to America.
And his old Volvo V70 is on a ship traveling in the Pacific
Ocean from the mainland to his second home in Hawaii.
That's a first ever!
Visit Sweden by Design Mom
September 5, 2014 -
Gabrielle Blair, designer, mother of six, and web
entrepreneur recently chronicled her journey to the Volvo
Factory Delivery Center in Goteborg, Sweden.
The article is posted on her website - Design Mom.
"Design Mom, praised as a Website of the Year by
Time Magazine, and a top parenting blog by the
Wall Street Journal,
Parents Magazine and
Better Homes & Gardens, features everything you
find at the intersection of Motherhood and Design. From DIY
projects and home tours, to book reviews, family-friendly
travel, and discussions about modern parenting".
the right is a photo Gabrielle took of color and fabric
samples at the Volvo Factory Delivery Center. Read
the Design Mom story about the Volvo Overseas Delivery
program and view more of Gabrielle's
All-new XC90 videos
September 2, 2014 -
Last week the all-new
Volvo XC90 was unveiled at a special presentation in
Stockholm, Sweden. Here is a link where you may watch
a 32 minute video of
the unveiling of the all-new XC90.
Here is a 16 minute video about the all-new XC90 with an
multimedia and safety systems by Thomas Muller, Vice
President of Volvo Cars.
The all-new XC90 has been designed for safety. Watch a 3.5
minute video featuring Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical
Leader Safety at Volvo Cars as she explains some of the many
all-new XC90 will protect your family and you.
Volvo PV444 - "the little Volvo" turns 70
September 1, 2014 -
The Volvo PV444 was the start and the symbol for the new
Volvo after World War II, and marked the beginning of its
export drive to the USA. September 1st is the 70th
anniversary of its premiere in royal presence.
An exhibition opened in Sweden on September 1, 1944 that
would become very important for the development of Volvo.
was the newly built Royal Tennis Hall in Stockholm. Out in
the world the Second World War was still going on. But Volvo
was looking ahead to the peace that would come shortly. The
exhibition was to show what the then 18 year old company had
done previously, what they were producing at the time, and
what the public could expect when peace came.
Continue reading the story of "the
little Volvo" and be sure to look at the
of the rear of a 1947 Volvo PV444A outside the building
where the PV444 premiered in 1944.
Notice the "S" sticker on the back of the
PV444? Volvo Overseas
Delivery cars today have a similar "S" sticker.
All-new XC90 unveiled
August 26, 2014 -
to introduce a visually striking, seven-seat luxury SUV with
world leading safety features, advanced powertrain
technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel
efficiency and a superlative interior finish.
Three years in the making and part of an $11 billion
investment program, the all-new XC90 marks the beginning of
a new chapter in Volvo's history, capturing its future
design direction, incorporating its own range of new
technologies and utilizing its new Scalable Product
Architecture (SPA) technology.
"This is one of the most important days in our history. We
are not just launching a car, but re-launching our brand.
This day marks a new era for our company. The XC90 paves the
way for a portfolio of exciting new cars to come in the
following years," said Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO
of Volvo Car Group.
Months of speculation ended today after Volvo unveiled its
all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise
Volvo's new face
Symbolizing this historic day in Volvo's 87 year history,
the new XC90 will be the first of its cars to carry the
company's new more prominent iron mark logo, which has the
iconic arrow elegantly aligned with the diagonal slash
across the grille. Together with the T-shaped "Thor's
Hammer" LED daytime running lights, the iron mark introduces
an entirely new, distinctive and confident face for Volvo. The XC90's larger hood with its new topography, the beltline
and the sharpened shoulders connecting with the new rear
lights are other important design signatures that will be
mirrored across the range.
"The overall impression, both exterior and interior, has a
strong connection to the key elements of the Swedish
lifestyle: the generous space, the celebration of light and
the focus on well being," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice
President Design of Volvo Cars.
To add more visual muscle from the sides, the XC90 comes
with a range of wheel sizes up to 22 inches.
Continue reading the story and view several more photos of the
all-new Volvo XC90.
Brochures for Model Year 2015.5
August 22, 2014 - Brochures for the 2015.5 Volvo S60, S80,
V60, XC60 and XC70 models and the Volvo Full Range are now
available and can be viewed
online. Be sure to take a look at the Full Range
brochure to see exterior color choices.
A Swedish Icon Turns 40
August 20, 2014, 2014 -
Forty years ago on
August 21, 1974, the Volvo 240 was shown to the media for the very
first time. The
model series would become an unprecedented success
for Volvo with over 2.8 million produced over the course of 19
1974 was a big year for Sweden. In the spring ABBA won the
Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, an 18 year old Bjorn Borg
trounced the tennis elite, and Volvo presented one of its most
important models ever.
On August 21, 1974 the media got to see and drive the new car for the
first time. The journalists were flown by chartered plane from
Volvo's head office at Torslanda to the little town Borlange, where
a row of Volvo 244 GLs were waiting for them. Each and every one had
an orange paint job very typical of the time - with orange interiors
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A closer look at the 2015.5 Volvo Models
August 13, 2014 -
Would you like to learn more about the 2015.5 Volvo models?
Click the links below to get information on the latest Volvo
"Connected Car" lineup: the S60, S80, V60, XC60, and XC70.
Do you see the button with a picture of a globe in the upper
right of the 2015.5 Volvo center console in the photo on the
right? This new button connects Volvo drivers and passengers
to the internet with a variety of apps for entertainment,
weather, and navigation (if equipped).
Also new for Model Year 2015.5 is Volvo On Call, which
provides safety and security services as well as a new
mobile app with convenient features such as Engine Remote
Start, car locator, remote door lock/unlock, and more.
See what's new in the overview for each model:
All-new XC90 will be first Volvo built on
Scalable Product Architecture
August 12, 2014 -
Volvo's all-new XC90 - which will be revealed in two weeks
in Stockholm, Sweden will be the first car in its range to
be built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular
chassis technology developed in-house.
has been under in-house development at Volvo for the past four years
and is the cornerstone of the company's ongoing 11 billion dollar
transformation plan. It will be introduced with the all-new XC90 and
then rolled out across the product range in future.
benefits of SPA are twofold. First, the flexibility of SPA liberates
Volvo's engineers and designers, allowing them to devise and
introduce a wide range of new and alluring design features while
also improving driveability, introducing world-first safety
features, offering the latest connected car technologies and
creating more interior space.
Secondly, SPA will change the way Volvo
builds cars in future by allowing a wide range of cars,
powertrains, electrical systems and technologies - all of
differing complexity - to be fitted on the same
architecture, generating significant economies of scale.
"SPA gives us a fresh
technological start. Around 90 percent of the components in
the all-new XC90 and upcoming models are new and unique. We
are raising the bar to the very top of the premium league
when it comes to the quality and technology level in every
vital area," said Mertens.
the all-new XC90 and SPA.
New Volvo Sensus Connect brochure
August 1, 2014 -
Are you curious about the new Sensus Connect with Volvo
On Call that is included in new 2015.5 Volvo S60, S80, V60,
XC60 and XC70 models?
If so then take a look at the 2015.5 Volvo
Sensus Connect brochure to learn more about the features
and benefits of the new system.
Two world firsts in the all-new Volvo XC90 - one of
the safest cars in the world
July 22, 2014 -The all-new Volvo XC90 scheduled to be revealed next
month at an international auto show will offer the most comprehensive and
technologically sophisticated standard safety package
available in the automotive industry. The new technologies
will take the company a significant step closer to its
vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a
new Volvo car by 2020.
- Incorporates the most advanced standard safety package on
first auto brake function when turning in front of an
- Includes the world's first safety solution focused on
accidental road departures
- Automatically follows vehicle in front in slow-moving
five times more Ultra High Strength Steel (boron steel) than
See the full article and learn more about the world firsts
Innovative solutions to make parking and tight
maneuvers safer and easier in all-new Volvo XC90
July 22, 2014 -
Designed around modern car buyers' expectations of smart
functionality, the all-new Volvo XC90 features a set of
innovative solutions that make tricky parking situations and
maneuvering in tight spaces much easier.
The IntelliSafe support technologies include an extended Park
Assist Pilot, which now offers automatic reversing into a
parking bay as well as entering and exiting a parallel
parking spot. The XC90 can also display a digitally-created,
360 degrees bird's eye view of the area around the car on
the center display.
Continue reading about these
Production of the first generation Volvo XC90
ending in Sweden
July 11, 2014 -
Today marks the end of an era for Volvo Cars as production
in Sweden of the iconic first generation XC90 - a car that
revolutionized the global SUV sector - comes to an end after
12 highly successful years.
The story began on January 7, 2002, when Volvo Car Corporation
launched an eagerly awaited new model at the Detroit Motor Show. It
was a car that dealers and customers principally in America had been
yearning for - the Volvo XC90.
A car that would be awarded more than 100 international
distinctions, including "SUV of the Year" as early as 2003, and that
was named Sweden's most valuable export product, with an annual
export value of more than 40 billion Swedish krona in the peak years. Before
sales started in 2003, Volvo's dealers had already received 15,000
Finish reading the
All-new Volvo XC90 will be the world's most
powerful and cleanest SUV
July 8, 2014 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 will offer an unrivaled combination
of power and clean operation when it is revealed
later this year. The all-wheel drive seven-seater will
deliver guilt-free luxury SUV ownership, offering drivers
around 400 horsepower but with carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions of around 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle). There has
never been an SUV offering this level of power this cleanly.
more about the
all-new XC90 engines.
Welcome to Sweden
July 3, 2014
- Over the years I have helped many people learn about
Sweden before flying to the factory to receive their Volvo
with articles, brochures, photos, stories, magazines, and
videos. Now there's another way for new Volvo owners to
experience life in Sweden - on television.
right! TV... "Welcome to Sweden" a Swedish
sitcom that premiered on TV4 in Sweden on March 21, 2014, is
scheduled to begin airing on NBC stations in America
July 10, 2014.
Bruce and Emma seem to be the perfect couple. He is a
successful money manager to the stars, living in New York
with Emma, the sweet woman from Sweden whom he loves and
adores. A rare combination of intelligent, funny, kind and
beautiful, Emma believes she has finally found her true soul
mate. So when she makes the life-changing decision to move
back to her native Stockholm to accept a banking job after
being with Bruce for a year, she is surprised and thrilled
that he agrees to move with her to begin a new life
Read an Memphis
Commercial Appeal article about how
"Art Imitates Life"
for Greg Poehler one of the producers of the program.
video trailer of the new comedy and then watch "Welcome
to Sweden" on NBC.
36 Hours in Stockholm
July 1, 2014
Are you thinking about visiting Stockholm when you pick up
your new Volvo at the factory in Sweden? Writer Ingrid
Williams chronicles -
36 Hours in Stockholm - an article published in the online
edition of the New
York Times recently.
"Stockholm long ranked as one of the loveliest cities in Europe
with an inner-city
beauty characterized by stately architecture and graceful
waterways. But new openings in outlying neighborhoods -
galleries in the north, boutiques in the south, a craft
brewery in the suburbs, art in the archipelago - are
expanding the limits of the city worth exploring. Add
to that Stockholm's exciting restaurant scene, born from the
popular New Nordic food movement, and the hometown pride is
Click the link and catch a glimpse into living in the
captivating capital city of Sweden.
Be sure to view the slide show.
Android Auto in all-new XC90 and future Volvo cars
Volvo has joined the Open Automotive Alliance to make the
Android smartphone platform available to drivers through its
new ground-breaking user interface. This move brings
together one of the world's most progressive car companies
and the world's most popular smartphone platform, developed
by Google. Continue reading the
Visit Sweden contest bloggers start their journey in
new V60 wagons
June 6, 2014 - Bret and Mary of Green Global Travel and Jennifer and Tim of JDombs Travels recently received V60 wagons at the
Volvo Factory Delivery Center in conjunction with their
blogging for the Visit Sweden -
Trip to Sweden contest.
lucky tourists - a food lover, an art lover,
an environmentalist, and an explorer -
have been chosen to blog about their trips to Sweden to
promote the Visit Sweden sweepstakes.
stories and tips from Bret and Mary in the
Travel blog and experience the many adventures and
photos of Jennifer and Tim in the
JDombs Travels blog
touring Sweden in a V60.
Umea Sweden one of "52 Places to go in 2014"
June 6, 2014 -
New York Times published an article titled "52 Places to go
in 2014" naming cultural hotbed Umea, Sweden # 31 on their
list. It's always nice to share good press about the Sweden
the home of Volvo. The Times story states that music
will take center stage in Umea in 2014, with outdoor opera
performances and a music festival. Visual arts will be
exhibited at Bildmuseet, the city's contemporary arts museum
which reopened in 2012 in a glass and wood building designed
by Henning Larson Architects. Umea located in northern
Sweden is now easier to reach, thanks to new higher speed
rail connections from Stockholm and Goteborg. Read the full
story and see photos of
"52 Places to go in 2014".
Exceptional audio system in the all-new XC90
2014 - The
all-new Volvo XC90 will be available with one of the top audio systems
available in the automotive world after engineers at the
Swedish car company joined forces with their counterparts at
the renowned British audio equipment company Bowers &
Learn more about the world class Bowers & Wilkins
audio system in the all-new XC90.
Explore the all-new XC90 through animation
2014 - There are a multitude of ways that one
interacts with the all-new XC90.
Equipped with the most modern in-car
control system on the market, which is crucially easier to
use, ensuring drivers will be able to keep their eyes on the
road as much as possible while operating or making
adjustments to the system.
The all-new XC90 also uses the vehicle's interior space far
more efficiently and offers a range of additional benefits
such as integrated cloud-based applications for music
streaming and other services, such as the world's first
integrated Park and Pay application and the ability to
mirror and use Apple iOS devices in the touch screen
Explore the all-new XC90 through animation by watching
videos about infotainment, connectivity, comfort,
flexibility, navigation, user experience and voice control
in the 2016 Volvo XC90.
The all-new XC90 in-car control experience
June 3, 2014 -
The designers and engineers behind Volvo's all-new XC90,
which will be revealed later this year, have completely
reconceived the way drivers operate their cars and dispensed
with the normal array of buttons.
A large tablet-like touch screen, a head-up display,
state-of-art-voice control and thumb controls on the
steering wheel, all combine to form a more convenient way of
interacting with the vehicle.
Learn more about the
all-new XC90 in-car control system.
Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E review in the New York Times
2, 2014 - Lawrence Ulrich of the New York Times
recently reviewed the 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive E in an
article titled "A Swede That's Not Square to be Hip".
Check out the
story, photos and video.
Welcome inside the all-new Volvo XC90
One of the most anticipated car launches of recent years -
Volvo's all-new XC90 - begins today. Volvo has created a
launch program that will unveil the car from the inside out,
meaning that it will start by disclosing the many new
interior features of the car and culminate in the full
external reveal in August.
The original XC90 was launched in 2002, and it
revolutionized the SUV segment with its combination of
space, versatility and safety. It went on to become a global
sales phenomenon. As will be made clear in coming weeks, the
all-new XC90 will also be a transformational vehicle in its
As a taste of what is to come, today, Volvo provides the
first glimpse of the interior of the all-new 2016 Volvo
The new interior is the most luxurious to have been designed
for a Volvo, taking its inspiration from the country of
Volvo's birth, Sweden, which has a global reputation for
integrating the latest technology with design that is clean,
beautiful and crafted from the finest materials.
"The new XC90's interior combines materials such as soft
leather and wood with handcrafted details including a
special gear shift -lever made of crystal glass from
Orrefors, the famous Swedish glass maker, and diamond-cut
controls for the start/stop button and volume control.
"These details are designed to become the jewels of the
interior. They add a bit of exclusive playfulness rather
than pure functionality," said Robin Page, Volvo Interior
Step inside the
Volvo XC60 passes 500,000 units sold milestone
The XC60, the best-selling Volvo model since 2009,
passed the 500,000 units sold mark in April. It has taken
the model only little over half a decade to reach this
The XC60's excellent sales performance is another indicator
of Volvo's strong growth in recent years and future
potential. The model has steadily seen its sales volumes
increase since its introduction. In 2012 the XC60 crossed
the 100,000 mark for the first time with 106,203 units sold,
while in 2013 over 114,000 were sold. During the first four
months of 2014 Volvo sold 41,920 XC60s, an increase of 24.2%
compared to the same period in 2013.60s, an increase of 24.2%
compared to the same period in 2013.
The destination for the 500,000th XC60 was America. The USA
is also the market that has sold the most XC60s (thus far
around 73,000 units), closely followed by China with around
70,000 units sold, and then Germany, Sweden and the UK.
70,000 units sold, and then Germany, Sweden and the UK.
7 Swedish words that English speakers should not be
In a humorous blog article, an expatriate in Sweden
explains how seven words spelled the same in Swedish and
English have extremely different meanings in each language.
Check out the
blog for some good laughs and helpful tips about
conversations in English and Swedish.
Top Ten Swedish Foods
This week The Local (Sweden's News in English) asked its
readers to share with others on social media sites what they
thought was the most delicious Swedish foods of all.
From Flygande Jacob (a very unusual casserole), Olandska
Kroppkakor (stuffed potato dumplings), Nettle Soup, Gravlax
(raw salmon cured in salt, sugar and dill) and on to
Kladdkaka (chocolate mud cake) there's surely a dish that
you want to enjoy when you receive your new Volvo in Sweden.
Have a look at the
Top 10 delicious Swedish foods.
Don't leave your hotel room in Goteborg without it!
The Goteborg City Card is a great resource to have
when experiencing the hometown of Volvo. It provides
transport on buses, boats and trams and free parking.
It includes free admission to most city museums, top
attractions and other must see sights for tourists.
With a Goteborg City Card purchase you also receive a book
of coupons for savings at selected stores in Goteborg.
For your convenience there
is a 24 hour Goteborg City Card, a 48 hour
Goteborg City Card,
and a 72 hour Goteborg City Card available. There are
adult cards and lower priced cards for children. (Up to 17
years of age). Children under 5 do not need a card.
Cards may be purchased online or at the Goteborg Tourist
offices in Sweden. Click to learn more about benefits of the
Goteborg City Card.
Presented 2014 World Traffic Safety Achievement Award
Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) was awarded the World
Traffic Safety Symposium's 2014 World Traffic Safety
Achievement Award at the New York International Auto Show.
The award was presented to Volvo for the research and
development of pedestrian safety features including the
company's pedestrian detection system.
Available first on the upcoming, all-new 2016 XC90,
pedestrian detection in darkness also makes the detection
and auto brake technology work effectively to protect
pedestrians and vehicle occupants when driving in darkness.
includes detection and auto brake for other vehicles,
pedestrians and cyclists.
Each year, the World Traffic Safety Symposium addresses
important traffic safety issues in order to minimize
injuries and fatalities on America's roadways. Through its
annual Traffic Safety Achievement Awards, the
Symposium recognizes organizations and individuals that are
creating a safer environment for motorists and pedestrians.
Volvo Cars Torslanda - 50 Years of Human-Centric
April 24, 2014 -
Volvo Cars Torslanda's 50th anniversary celebration today
puts the focus firmly on employees - the people behind the
constant development. When the plant opened fifty years ago,
it quickly gained a special position in the region - both
because of its size and also because the cars made there
were symbols of progress. The
new plant was necessary because demand for Volvos had
increased immensely and production capacity could no longer
keep pace at the existing
facility. The Torslanda plant was one of the world's most
For the Goteborg region the Torslanda plant has been a
unique workplace. The total number of employees over the
years is difficult to calculate but the figure is certainly
in the hundreds of thousands. When the plant had its
greatest need for manpower, more than 11,000 people worked
in the Torslanda facility every single day. In 1945, 5000
cars were produced. In 1974, ten years after Volvo Cars
Torslanda became operational, that figure had risen to
For many women in the 1960s and 1970s, the plant offered an
opportunity to enter the labor force and develop in
managerial positions. Today women constitute just over 20
percent of the total workforce.
reading the story and learn why Volvo is looking
forward and how the many cars from Torslanda have gotten
Sweden and the world rolling over the past 50 years.
Volvo Celebrates 50 Years of Child Safety
April 14, 2014 - This year marks the 50th anniversary of Volvo Cars dedication to
protecting children - the smallest and most vulnerable car
occupants. This groundbreaking work began with the world's first
rear-facing child seat prototype in a PV544 back in 1964 - and
continues with the latest innovation - an Inflatable Child Seat
Concept that is easily tucked away in a small bag when not in use.
The differences in anatomy between children and adults form
the foundation for Volvo Cars' child safety developments
both in terms of integrated features and accessories for
Children are not small versions of adults. That's why
youngsters need special restraints
when they are travelling in autos.
reading the article and watch a video about the Inflatable
Child Seat Concept from Volvo.
Pre-built vehicles available via Overseas
Pre-built Overseas Delivery Tourist program cars are available with two free round trip airline tickets from the US to Europe. In most cases you can take delivery of one of these vehicles at the factory in Sweden as soon as four weeks from receipt and payment of your order.
This list updated:
March 2, 2015
Model Year 2015.5
None available at this time. However cars will be
added to the list soon **
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.