Which version of the XC40 are you going to receive at the
factory in Goteborg, Sweden? A T4 FWD or T5 AWD? Is it
going to have the R-Design, Momentum or Inscription trim?
European Car of the Year - Volvo XC40 receives five star
rating in Euro NCAP tests
July 18, 2018 - The Volvo XC40 adds another accolade
as it receives five stars and top ratings in its 2018 Euro
This means the XC40 joins its larger siblings in
the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars on the roads.
The 2018 Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment
Program) testing was the toughest ever with new and more
demanding challenges on safety technology, including
cyclist-detection with auto brake and emergency lane keeping
systems. Overall, the new XC40 received the highest safety
score among all cars tested under the new regime.
"The new XC40 is one of the safest cars on the
market," said Malin Ekholm, head of Volvo Cars Safety
Centre. "It comes standard with the largest offering of
safety technology of any small SUVs, helping drivers detect
and avoid collisions, remain safely in their lane and reduce
the impact of accidentally running off the road."
All tested Volvo cars on sale today have
received five stars in their respective Euro NCAP
assessments. Last year, the XC60 was crowned the overall
best performing large off roader and the best overall
performer in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class
safety awards. The XC90 received the same accolade in 2015.
Watch an impressive video of the XC40 tests.
In March, the XC40 was named 2018 European Car
of the Year, the first Volvo to win this prestigious award,
and it has since been one of Volvo's top sellers. Volvo will
expand XC40 production at its manufacturing facilities in
both Europe and China to meet the overwhelming demand for
Overseas Delivery XC40 accessory list
July 6, 2018 - The Overseas Delivery
list has been updated. New items include an Exterior
Styling Kit and a Protective Plate. The expanded
catalog can be seen
here. Items in the accessory list can be added to
your Overseas Delivery XC40 order and be with the car when
you receive it at the factory in Sweden.
launches mobility brand M
July 6, 2018 - This week Volvo launched M, a new
brand expanding the company's global mobility operations by
providing dependable, on-demand access to cars and services
through an intuitive app.
Moreover, M will learn about its user's needs, preferences
and habits, personalizing the customer relationship. It will
debut in Sweden and the US in the spring of 2019.
"Volvo Cars is becoming more than just a car company. We
recognize that urban consumers are rethinking traditional
car ownership. M is part of our answer. We are evolving to
become a direct-to-consumer services provider under our new
mission 'Freedom to Move'," said Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo
Cars president and chief executive.
M is developing proprietary learning technology that asks
users about their specific needs instead of merely informing
them where they can pick up a car.
"The services currently available mainly offer alternatives
to a taxi or public transit," said Bodil Eriksson, CEO of
Volvo Car Mobility. “We’re focused on the way people use the
cars they own, which sets us apart. We aim to provide a real
alternative to that experience. It should enable us to live
life on our terms, getting things done and maximizing
precious time. We see the opportunity to offer a premium
In addition to a team of experienced software engineers, M
draws on 20 years of experience and data from Sunfleet,
Volvo’s car sharing pioneer. Sunfleet is the leading car
sharing company in Sweden with 500,000 annual transactions
and a fleet of 1,700 cars. It will be fully integrated into
M in 2019, making the service available to all existing
"Mobility is undergoing a fundamental transformation and
Volvo Cars is leading that change. The launch of M creates
new sources of revenue for Volvo Cars and will be integral
to the company’s ambition to build more than 5 million
direct consumer relationships by the middle of the next
decade," said Mr Samuelsson.
"Stockholm, Sweden, will serve as M's base of development
and where we already conduct extensive testing. A broader
Beta test will take place this autumn," said Ms Eriksson.
More information about M services will be released later
Visit the M website
Luxury demands less clutter
July 1, 2018 -
An overwhelming number
(85%) of Americans are seeking to declutter their lives and spaces, with 91% of Americans
feeling better when their homes and vehicles are decluttered
and simplified, according to a new survey of Americans
conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo Cars.
The full results of this poll are published in "Volvo
Reports: Decluttering the State of Luxury",
the third in a series of Volvo
Reports from Volvo Cars and Harris Poll, which explore
the ever changing relationship between Americans and their
car. This edition focuses on the shifting state of luxury
amongst Americans, who are rethinking their attitudes toward
possessions and taking a new approach to modern luxury
possessions and extravagance were once the driving forces
behind luxury purchases, Americans are now actively looking
to declutter and simplify their lives," said Jim Nichols,
Product & Tech Communications Manager for Volvo. "Volvo has
always promoted Scandinavian design that focuses on beauty
and functionality while putting the user experience first."
Many of those surveyed noted the presence of too much stuff
in their lives and equated a modern luxury lifestyle to
removing excess, alongside beautiful and functional design.
A few additional highlights from the research include:
of Americans believe people have too much stuff (84%
of car owners feel this way).
of Millennials say their lives feel more cluttered than they
did 10 years ago (Compared to
of all Americans).
of parents feel the need to declutter their vehicles more
than other spaces (Compared with
of Americans believe when it comes to modern luxury, less is
feel modern luxury should be both beautiful and highly
agree that Scandinavian design is a sign of modern luxury.
(Compared to 10 years ago, modern luxury is more inclusive
and transparent (64%)
and minimalistic (63%).
High income Americans are more likely to value visual design
cues on interior materials
and trim features (50%).
Taking cues from its Swedish roots, Volvo's view of luxury
is human-centric. Life is complicated enough. Luxury is
striking an ideal balance between beauty, functionality and
usefulness, putting people at the center of everything the
This includes a design philosophy featuring clean lines,
less clutter and meticulous attention to detail creating an
environment that is healthy and soothing in every sense,
from the feel of the seats to the distinct smell in every
Volvo. Technology isn’t introduced simply for technology's
sake - Volvo's Sensus system utilizes an intuitive
touchscreen without the clutter of buttons, but also allows
for upgrades and functions to be added after the purchase.
The recently introduced XC40 is the latest example of
Volvo's luxury philosophy in action, building upon research
that found drivers in this segment in need of more
versatility and storage space. Within the XC40, Volvo
introduced new smart storage solutions designed to reduce
clutter in the vehicle, including under seat storage drawers
for easy access to wallets or parking cards, a trash bin for
common clutter and roomier door bins, perfect for securing
laptops or tablets. A wireless charging pad in the front of
the console, reducing the need for cables within the car
York Times article about "36 Hours" in the hometown of Volvo
May 20, 2018 - Today's edition of
the New York
Times has a nice story about Goteborg, Sweden the
hometown of Volvo.The article is part of the "36 Hours" series from the
Times travel writers - providing readers with information
about "What to do when you have 36 hours to see a city".This interesting review of the second largest city in
Sweden by Ingrid Williams can be seen
The story concludes with a link to some
great suggestions from Alan Henry on
what to pack for your visit to Goteborg, Sweden.
Extreme Cross Continental Road Trip in all-new Volvo XC40
May 15, 2018 -
A trio of Brazilian
journalists have completed a cross continental drive from Itajai, Brazil to Newport, Rhode Island in just 20 days.
Caca Clauset and his team braved border agents, ferries, and
over 10,000 miles in a new Volvo XC40 during the same time
that participants in the Volvo Ocean Race sailed between the
two ports in South America and North America.
"It has been an incredible journey in an incredible car,
"said Caca Clauset, former rally driver and the leader of
this special XC40 drive team, "we’d like to do another
11,000 miles in this car!"
Along in the XC40 for the trip with Caca Closet were
journalists Caio Salles and Israel Coifman.
One of the stops of the
Ocean Race competition is the port of Itajai.
From there, the Ocean Race departs for Newport, Rhode
Island, in a 20-day non-stop phase.
The challenge of Caca Closet and his team, was to get to the
American city by land, leaving at the same time
as the sailing ships in the race and arriving at the same
time as the ships in Newport, Rhode Island.
The XC40 that completed the
drive was an unmodified car driven directly off a Volvo
dealer's lot. The vehicle went from the Atlantic Ocean, to
the Pacific Ocean and then back to the Atlantic Ocean. The
team traveled through 14 countries and handled the
challenging highways of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras,
Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and others navigating heights
ranging from sea level to 18,000 feet.
During the entire trip the
vehicle experienced only one small inconvenience, a tire
puncture. The biggest challenge for the journey was
bureaucracy, passport detainments and even police
surveillance and inspections.
"The car handled everything we
threw at it." Said Clauset "Through tough terrain or city
congestion, the car was calm, collected and comfortable."
The XC40 will be on display in
Newport, Rhode Island during the Volvo Ocean Race
celebration event from May 17 through May 20, 2018.
Americans Find Daily Zen in Driving Instead of Doing Yoga
May 2, 2018 -
In a wide ranging
survey of Americans, conducted by The
Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo, 75% of respondents are
seeking more ways to find calm amid the increasing stress in
their lives, while surprisingly finding more daily serenity
on their drive (20%) than while doing yoga (14%).
The full results are published in
Volvo Reports: Finding Calm in the Commute,
the second in a series of Volvo Reports from Volvo Car USA and Harris Poll, which
explore the ever changing relationship between Americans and
levels are undoubtedly rising, and now more than ever,
Americans are looking ways to rebalance and relax,
particularly while driving," said Jim Nichols, Product &
Technology Communications Manager for Volvo Car USA. The
daily commute is often the only 'me time' people get and
Volvo has long believed it is best to maximize the time so
it makes sense to all that are in the car.
Many of those surveyed indicated they are turning to their
vehicles as their sanctuary from the day's stress. A few
additional highlights from the research include:
of Americans believe serenity is important
of working Americans have a stressful commute; 33% of
them are searching for serenity during their daily commute
Stress is amplified as drivers' commutes lengthen, not just
while driving, but also around juggling other life
Those who commute 30-60 minutes are most likely to report
higher levels of daily stress than they felt a year ago (71%),
surpassing both parents (67%) and millennials (70%)
Amongst these commuters (30-60 minutes), 81% wish
they had more time to relax during their daily drive.
Americans are willing to sacrifice for a calmer commute:
1 in 4 would give up social media for a month (24%)
1 in 5 would stretch their budget to buy a more relaxing
say they feel more relaxed in their own vehicles compared to
using mass transit
Top features that would help commuters relax in the car:
Comfortable seats (52%), Seats that optimize posture
(40%), Better noise insulation (31%), Air
filters that prevent smells/pollutants (27%),
Automated safety features (26%), Better selection of
music, podcasts and other audio (26%)
And it's not just drivers who are feeling the pain:72%
of passengers find the riding experience stressful.
For more than 90 years, Volvo has embraced putting people at
the center of everything the brand does as the core
foundation for its business, products and design strategy.
Volvo’s design approach is heavily influenced by modern
Scandinavian design, combining modernist sensibilities with
traditional techniques for a look that is free from excess
and uses natural materials in a bold, simple way.
Design features are meticulously crafted to provide a
feeling of calm and relaxation. Large windows and panoramic
roofs help bring in natural light, harkening back to the
company's Scandinavian heritage which desires open spaces.
Warm, tactile materials create the sensation of being in a
comfortable home. Helping drivers find serenity in their
vehicle is also part of Volvo's longstanding innovation with
ergonomically designed seats in every model, built on
insights from orthopedic surgeons to help maximize comfort
Midsummer in Sweden
April 26, 2018 - Summer will be
Midsummer is annual Swedish holiday devoted to eating,
drinking, dancing around a pole, flowers in your hair, and
many other rituals. It is second only to Christmas as an
important celebration in Sweden.Originally a June 24th holiday, Midsummer's Eve is
now celebrated from June 20th to June 25th.
Experience these festive activities watching /span>
the "Swedish Midsummer for Dummies".
2019 XC40 brochure
April 16, 2018 - An online brochure
for the all-new 2019 Volvo
XC40 is now available and can be viewed
here. Please note this brochure is a large pdf
file that may take a little while to open for you to view.
Volvo Home Shipment brochure and drop off locations updated
April 4, 2018 - The Volvo Home
Shipment brochure has been
updated. It is a guide to shipping your new Volvo back
to America from Europe.
The revised Volvo Home Shipment brochure can be seen
The list of drop off locations and drop off fees have also
view the new list of cities in Europe where you may drop off
your Volvo for shipment to the USA and the fees for each
location visit the
Model Year 2019 Tourist
program specifications available - Orders now being
April 3, 2018 - Model Year
2019 Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program
specifications and provisional pricing has been released for
the V90, V90 Cross Country, V90 Cross Country Ocean Race,
XC90 and XC90 Excellence and can be seen
here. Tourist program orders can now be submitted
for these models with provisional price protection.
With provisional price protection if the actual Model Year
2019 base price is lower than the provisional base price you
will pay the lower actual price.If the actual price is higher, you only pay the
provisional price.NOTE: Only the Base Price is protected.
Tourist program specifications for the all-new XC40 have
been updated to include the Inscription trim. In
addition details are available and orders can now also be
submitted for the XC40 T4 FWD (Front Wheel Drive) models.
The new XC40 information and can be viewed
info on how to submit your 2019 Volvo Overseas
Delivery Tourist program order with provisional price
protection. The first deliveries will begin at the
factory in Sweden later this summer.
Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the all-new
V60 and V60 Cross Country wagons should be released later
this year. Send an
email to be notified when you can order your 2019 V60 or
V60 Cross Country via the Tourist program.
Note: The 2019 Volvo S90 and XC60 models will not be
available via the Overseas Delivery Tourist program.
XC40 makes cinematic debut in
new Tomb Raider movie
March 16, 2018 - The
w XC40 will be seen in the new Warner Bros. Pictures
and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures movie,
Tomb Raider. The epic action film hits cinemas
today just ahead of the launch of the Volvo XC40 in the USA.
Tomb Raidersstars Academy Award
winner and Goteborg, Sweden born actress Alicia Vikander as
the young and resolute
Lara Croft, who, against the odds and armed with only her
sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, must
learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into
the unknown. If Lara survives this perilous adventure,
it could earn her the name
"We’re very excited for the Volvo XC40 to have its film
Tomb Raider," said Bob Jacobs, Vice President,
Volvo Car USA. “One of the things we love about the film is
Lara Croft's character: bold, surprising and always ready
for adventure, just like the Volvo XC40."
The XC40 is focused on a new expression of Scandinavian
design with style, innovative technologies and fun to drive
characteristics. Whether on a city cruise or an exhilarating
adventure, this fully capable SUV is intuitive, a pleasure
to drive and beautiful to behold.
The car featured in
Tomb Raider is a UK specification Crystal White
Volvo XC40 R-Design, albeit with the steering wheel on the
other side of the car.
XC40 wins 2018 European Car of
March 5, 2018 - The
w Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018
European Car of the Year ahead of the
Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
"Winning this award with our new XC40 is perfect timing,"
said Hakan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars.
"Volvo now has three globally available SUVs for the first
time. The XC40 will be a strong contributor to further
growth, taking us into a new and fast growing small SUV
Hakan Samuelsson is shown with an XC40 R-Design in the
photograph on the right holding the European Car of the Year
The XC40 win means that the complete line of new Volvo
SUVs have each been named Car of the Year in either Europe
or North America. Both the large XC90 and mid-size XC60 were
awarded the North American Truck/Utility of the Year title
in the past two years.
New V60 revealed in Sweden
February 21, 2018 -
revealed the new V60 mid-size premium
wagon, underlining the Swedish company’s position as a maker
of cars that combine good looks with everyday practicality.
The car was launched in its natural habitat - the
driveway of a family home in Stockholm – highlighting the
Volvo pedigree in family cars and pinpointing how the V60's
versatile design caters to the diverse needs of modern
Few car makers can match the Volvo history and
credibility in making well designed, practical and versatile
"The family estate driver is an important customer for
our business and has been for generations," said Hakan
Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. "The new V60
honors that tradition, but also takes it much further."
The new V60 shares the Scalable Product Architecture
(SPA) platform with the award winning XC60, S90, V90, V90
Cross Country and XC90 models, which have been the force
behind the company’s record breaking global sales in recent
The SPA based V60 introduces a luxurious interior,
increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, plus the
latest Volvo driver support systems and other safety
technology. Check out the
versatility of the V60 in this video.
The new V60 reinforces Volvo’s standing as the industry
leader in safety. A
comprehensive list of safety features come standard,
including advanced driver support making the new V60 one of
the safest cars on the road.
Learn why the V60 is a
driver's car in this video.
City Safety uses automatic braking and detection systems
to assist the driver in avoiding potential collisions. It is
the only system on the market to recognize pedestrians,
cyclists and large animals. In a world first, City Safety
now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming
The Pilot Assist system - which supports the driver with
steering, acceleration and braking on well marked roads up
to 80 mph - has been upgraded with improved cornering
performance. The V60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation,
Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The
optional Cross Traffic Alert with auto brake further
improves safety for people inside and outside the car.
The Volvo Sensus infotainment system is fully
compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G. It keeps
drivers connected at all times. The system is controlled via
an intuitive touch screen combining car functions,
navigation, connectivity and entertainment apps.
When Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the
2019 Volvo V60 are released they will be posted on this
website. Send an
email today to be notified when you may order your new
V60 via Overseas Delivery.
Volvo Overseas Delivery Model
Year 2018 orders have ended
February 20, 2018 - Volvo
Overseas Delivery sales for the 2018 Model Year have
exceeded expectations.The program sold out of cars sooner than expected.As of today the only Model Year 2018 Overseas
Delivery cars available are pre-built vehicles (a list of
models currently available is at the bottom of this page).
Specifications and provisional Overseas Delivery
Tourist program pricing for the 2019 Volvo Model Year should be released and
posted on this website within the next thirty days.
Designed for generations
February 19, 2018 - Inspired by our heritage Volvo is
excited to introduce a classic for a new generation.
Volvo cars have been enjoyed, shared, and held fondly in the
memories of drivers and passengers for decades. In creating
the all-new Volvo V60, we’re updating our legacy for a new
generation to remember.
The all-new Volvo V60 is coming soon.
It will debut in Sweden on February 21st and will be
displayed in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show next
The all-new XC40 in Madrid
February 19, 2018 - Last week I was fortunate to travel to
Madrid, Spain to participate in the Volvo Cars XC40 Drive
Lab.This special event was for members of Volvo Diplomat,
Expatriate and Military sales program.
Your Volvo Overseas Delivery
specialist, William Marks was at this XC40 gathering
in Madrid along with other Volvo Diplomat / Expatriate /
Military sales agents from over 20 countries around the
world including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic,
England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy,
Luxembourg, Macedonia, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States
At the XC40 Drive Lab we learned about the new compact SUV
from Sweden and it's innovative features and benefits.
There were classroom sessions with both Momentum and
R-Design XC40 models to explore and ask the Volvo factory
reps questions about.We were also able to compare the new XC40 to
competitive compact SUV models from Audi, BMW,
Jaguar, Land Rover and Mercedes.
The XC40 has been designed with some very creative storage
solutions throughout the vehicle.Take a look this photo to see all of the luggage that
will fit in the back of the XC40 under the removable cargo
cover with the rear seats in the upright position.
The cargo cover is cleverly designed to flip over and be
stored under the cargo floor of the XC40 when it is not
The first day of the XC40 Drive Lab included an evening
drive through downtown Madrid with stops for food and
at historic sites in the capital city of Spain.
Our first stop was Platea Madrid...
Platea Madrid is as original as it gets. This revolutionary
gourmet space, located in a former cinema at Plaza de Colon
Madrid, is the home to some of the best restaurants in the
country. In other words, the perfect place to enjoy some
They were excellent!
In this photo taken from inside an XC40
we are following another XC40 on our cruise through the
streets of downtown Madrid.
Our next destination was Plaza Mayor...
Plaza Mayor - This fantastic plaza was designed by Juan
Gomez de Mora in 1619. It’s built in typical Herrerian
style, which is famous for the absence of decor. Today it’s
a major tourist attraction and is visited by locals when
celebrating San Isidro, the patron saint of Madrid.
At Plaza Mayor we were amazed at the flurry of activity
on a week day evening as we strolled across the cobblestone
through this historic location. While we were at Plaza
Mayor we went to Chocolateria San Gines for chocolate and
churros. This quaint cafe has been serving locals and
tourists since 1894.
ur colorful caravan of XC40s
finished the journey through Madrid driving to the garage at
the event hotel - Hotel Puerta America Madrid. The
garage had a range of Volvo models for us to explore
including several XC40s, the luxurious Excellence versions
of the S90 sedan and XC90 SUV, and a V90 Cross Country Ocean
The evening ended on the top floor of the hotel in the
Skynight Lounge, one of Madrid's best known terraces with
spectacular views of the city. There was even more
wonderful food and beverages for us to enjoy.
The second day we
boarded a bus
and headed to the race track...
Circuito del Jarama (Jarama Race) is where we gathered
for the second day of the
Volvo Cars XC40 Drive Lab
This venue is
in San Saebastian de los Reyes, north of Madrid.
The track was built in 1967 and has hosted Formula One
Spanish Grand Prix, motorcycle and World Touring Car
At the Jarama Race facilities we would
learn more about the on-road and off-road capabilities of
the new compact Swedish SUV both in the classroom and from
behind the steering wheel driving the XC40 and competitive
compact SUV models from other European car companies.
Our guides and driving instructors at
the track are professional European race car drivers so
their insight and experience on the course was very helpful
in conveying the capabilities of the XC40.
Volvo Cars XC40 Drive Lab was educational, enlightening and
Madrid's people, food and city were
marvelous, magnificent and memorable.
And the XC40 in just two Spanish words
is - Muy Bien!
All New XC40 - Product Walkaround Video
February 8, 2018 -
Watch an XC40 product walkaround video with Louiza Atcheba the Volvo XC40 brand manager.
and The Petfinder Foundation
February 7, 2018 -
The Petfinder Foundation at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show
to raise awareness of pet safety in cars and prevent the
euthanasia of adoptable pets.
Pet adoptions will
take place the evening of February 9th at the Charity
Gala, and Saturday, February 10th, when the auto show opens
to the public.
A loose dog in a car is a danger to the dog, human occupants
and other road users. In a collision at just 25 mph an
unrestrained dog can be projected forward at a force equal
to 40 times its weight. A 75 pound dog, for example, can
achieve an impact force of 3,000 pounds in a collision,
which could be lethal blow for passengers and pet.
That is why Volvo has developed a line of accessories to
reduce the risk of injury and fatalities in its cars.
The Volvo load compartment divider, protective steel grille,
and dog gate together keep dogs safe and secure in the cargo
areas of Volvo wagons and SUVs. The gate is easy to open,
close and remove and has a
locking handle to prevent the dog from jumping out into
While a dog cage in the cargo area provides the most
protection, Volvo's comfortable dog harness is a good
alternative for use in the rear seat. It keeps the dog from
moving between seats, reduces the risk of the dog being
propelled forward, and prevents pressure and chafing. It
even has reflectors.
"Protecting what's important is one of Volvo's core values,"
said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA.
"We know from our long safety history that animals are
subject to the same collision forces as people. We believe
they deserve the same care as anyone. Being able to support
The Petfinder Foundation at the same time is icing on the
load compartment divider, protective steel grille, and dog
are available at Volvo retailers, online at
www.volvocarspets.com and can also be ordered as an
accessory for some Volvo models via Overseas Delivery.
Links to the Overseas Delivery accessory lists are at
the bottom of this web
Properly restraining pets in cars is one way to protect
them. Adoption is
another. At any given time there are 6.5 million
dogs, cats and other animals waiting to be adopted at local
shelters and rescue
centers across North America. Caring for those animals until
they find new homes is expensive.
That is why Volvo will donate 10 dollars from every pet
accessory purchase in 2018 to The Petfinder Foundation, the
philanthropic arm of petfinder.com and a public charity that
works to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets by
assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North
Since 2003, The Petfinder Foundation has have given more
than 20 million dollars to more than 11,000 adoption groups
that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com.
"We are thrilled to have a safety oriented brand like Volvo
support us in helping adoption organizations find thousands
of animals the loving homes they deserve," said Toni Morgan,
The Petfinder Foundation Executive Director.
- No Tour Days - Summer 2018
February 1, 2018 -
This summer the
Volvo Factory in Goteborg, Sweden will be closed to tours
from Monday, July 16, 2018
through Friday, August 10, 2018. During this time Overseas Delivery cars will still be delivered to
customers in Goteborg but there will not be any tours of the
customers may explore the Volvo Cars Brand Experience
Centre. At the Volvo Cars Brand Experience Centre
visitors see, hear and learn about the long history of Volvo
and its holistic commitment to safety and the environment
around the world.
Delivery Model Year 2018 XC60 models Sold Out
January 22, 2018 -
All Model Year 2018 XC60 models allocated to the Overseas
Delivery program have been sold.
Delivery Model Year 2018 XC90 T8 hybrid models Sold
January 22, 2018 -
All of the Model Year 2018 XC90 T8 AWD plug-in hybrid models
allocated to the Overseas Delivery program have been sold.
The Volvo XC60 is 2018 North American Utility of the Year
January 16, 2017 -
The Volvo XC60 is the 2018 North American Utility of the
Year. It is the second Volvo in three years to win the
coveted award after the XC90 won in 2016. The announcement
was made yesterday at the press conference for 2018 North
American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
The Volvo XC60 raises the bar for safety
and driver assistance systems in compact utility vehicles,
and does it in a package that exudes Scandinavian design,"
said Mark Phelan, president of the North American Car of the
Year Awards organization.
"We are so proud the XC60 has won this
prestigious award," said Anders Gustafsson, President and
CEO of Volvo Cars USA. "It is a very tough competition and
we thank all the judges for recognizing the great style,
technology, and engineering in the XC60."
Overseas Delivery 2018 S60 and S60 Cross Country models Sold
January 15, 2018 -
All of the 2018 S60
and S60 Cross Country models allocated to the Volvo Overseas
Delivery Tourist program have been sold. When the
Volvo S60 and S60 Cross Country models become available
again via the Overseas Delivery tourist program an update
will be posted here.
Limited number of 2018 XC60 models available for Overseas
2018 - Demand for
the 2018 XC60 has been very high and the supply of vehicles
low. Volvo has a limited number of 2018 XC60 models that are
still available via Overseas Delivery.
All 2018 XC60 T8
hybrid models allocated to Overseas Delivery have all been
Orders for XC60 T5 AWD and T6 models can
still be submitted at this time. However your Overseas
Delivery 2018 XC60 T5 or T6 order needs to be submitted by
the week of February 19, 2018 if you would like to receive
your car and trip to Europe.
In addition to the urgency in submitting
your XC60 order please note that some colors, packages or
options may become unavailable between now and before
Overseas Delivery orders have ended for the 2018 XC60.
At this time these are the items that are no
longer available for the 2018 XC60:
- Bright Silver and Crystal White exterior
- Driftwood and Linear Lime interior inlay
Special event for V90 Cross Country Ocean Race
December 19, 2017 -
set up a special opportunity for V90 Cross Country
Ocean Race edition customers.
Newport is one of the host cities for the
2017 - 2018 Volvo Ocean Race around the world. Volvo
has secured hotel space at the beautiful
Gurney's Resort & Spa in Newport, Rhode Island. An
Overseas Delivery V90 Cross Country Ocean Race customer will receive
three hotel nights at Gurney's Resort & Spa on May 17 - 19,
2018 (Thursday / Friday / Saturday).*
+ All hotel expenses paid (except for incidentals)
+ Airfare or car reimbursement
+ VIP access to the Ocean Race Village along with all
+ (Additional details will be forthcoming)
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a
Note: This offer replaces the travel to Goteborg, Sweden
The first 10 customers to order a V90 Cross Country Ocean
Race and indicate their desire for this fantastic trip will
receive the special event offer.
To order your V90 Cross Country Ocean Race
via Overseas Delivery and take advantage of this opportunity send an
Overseas Delivery Accessory catalog for the all-new XC40
December 8, 2017 -
is now available for the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40. View the catalog and select
the items that you want included with your Overseas Delivery
XC40 order here.
The S90 is no longer available via Overseas Delivery
December 4, 2017 - As of
today the 2018 Volvo S90 is no longer available via Overseas Delivery. When the
S90 sedan becomes available again via the Overseas Delivery
program an update will be posted here.
Production of the first Volvo compact SUV begins in
November 22, 2017 - A new
starts for the Volvo Cars plant in Ghent, Belgium
today as the first customer bound XC40 is set to roll off
the production line.
With the XC40, Volvo enters the fastest growing
segment in the auto industry and paves
the way for continued sales and revenue growth for the
company. Joining its larger XC60 and XC90 cousins, the XC40
completes Volvo’s global SUV line-up
The arrival of the first XC40 will be welcomed
by special guests, including Belgian Prime Minister Charles
Michel, Volvo Cars chief executive and
president Hakan Samuelsson and Javier Varela, Senior VP Manufacturing and Logistics at Volvo Cars.
"This is a proud day for Ghent, the company and
all our employees here," said Mr Samuelsson. "Our people
have put in long days and many hours to prepare the plant
for the start of XC40 production and they have done a great
job. The XC40 represents a bright future for Ghent and for
Watch a 5 minute YouTube video
below of the XC40 assembly.
The XC40 is the first model on the new
Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which underpins future cars in the 40
series. The CMA platform provides Volvo with the necessary synergies and economies of
scale for the premium small car segment.
The all-new XC40 is built at the same assembly
plant the produces the 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 models.
S60, V60 or XC40
customers who request factory delivery will receive
their car at the Volvo plant in Goteborg, Sweden.
Ready to go on a great vacation? Want to be among
the first to receive a new Volvo XC40 in Europe next spring?
If the answer is yes - send an
email today to order your XC40 via Overseas Delivery!
Updated information and options for V90 Cross Country and
November 16, 2017 -
The V90 Cross Country can now be ordered with the T5
engine in addition to the T6 engine. Production November and
forward of XC90 T5 models will be 7-seat vehicles instead of the
previous 5-seat vehicle. Revised Overseas Delivery
specifications for the V90 Cross Country and XC90 can be seen
here with the
other Volvo models.
Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race available via Overseas
November 8, 2017 -
Volvo recently reveale
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
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
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
Furthermore, the boats will measure levels of salinity,
dissolved CO2 and algae in the sea water. Combined with
on micro plastics, these
measurements will help create
a better picture of the scale of plastic pollution and its
impact on ocean life. The Program's science partners include
the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
are proud to support the Volvo Ocean Race's Science Program
which will help improve our understanding of the health of
the oceans - our greatest natural resource," said Stuart
Templar, Director of Sustainability at Volvo Cars. "As
a company, we work to minimize our impact on the world
around us, so this project's innovative approach to tackling
a major environmental problem was a great fit for us."
The car itself will help tackle the problem of marine
pollution, as the carpet inlays are made from Econyl, a
fabric created from 100% recycled nylon, including abandoned
fishing nets reclaimed from the seabed.
The V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race was developed by
and engineers within the company's Special Vehicles
department in Torslanda, Sweden. The staff at Special
Vehicles focus on developing unique models such as the ultra
luxurious XC90 Excellence and police versions of the V90 and
V90 Cross Country.
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
A Volvo in Sweden during the Holidays!
November 3, 2017 -
It's too lat
e to custom order an Overseas Delivery Volvo in
time to receive it at the factory
for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. However if you
would like to spend the holidays in Sweden with a new Volvo
there are a few pre-built Volvo Overseas Delivery cars that
could be purchased and received at the factory in December or January.
These cars have extra incentives.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of
models currently available. To receive more information
and purchase one of these pre-built Volvo Overseas Delivery cars
0 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
"Volvo is very proud to get this incredible recognition
for the XC60 from TAWA," said Anders Gustafsson,
President, Volvo Car USA. "The XC60 brings all of
the award winning technology from the XC90 to an even more
popular market segment."
"There should be little doubt that Volvo's XC60 has set
the bar in the segment and deserves a spot on buyer's
shortlist," said Nic Phillips, president of the Texas Auto
"Following the multiple accolades bestowed upon the full
size XC90 over the past two Texas Truck Rodeos, our
journalists have been equally, if not more so impressed by
Volvo's new mid-size XC60," said Phillips. "The balance of
performance and efficiency in the T8's Twin Engine plug-in
hybrid powertrain, and Volvo's Sensus Connect, factored into
the total package the XC60 embodies as the 2018 SUV of
The XC60 has been the Swedish car company’s most popular
vehicle. More than one million have been sold
worldwide since it was introduced. Completely redesigned for
2018, the all-new XC60 is expected to continue that success.
An XC60 T6 316 horsepower turbo and supercharged engine
is available, as well as a 400 horsepower XC60 T8 hybrid,
which was named Best Powertrain by the Texas Auto Writers
Association. The XC60 T8 is the only plug-in hybrid electric
vehicle (PHEV) in its segment. It has as much power as a
Porsche Macan Turbo and better EPA numbers than a Prius C.
The SUV of Texas award was presented to Volvo at the TAWA
Texas Truck Rodeo, where more than 70 journalists evaluated
and voted on the best-in-class vehicles in 17 categories.
Sixty vehicles were put through more than 1,400 test drives
and compared for 321 cumulative hours over a two day period
at Longhorn River Ranch, just outside of Austin.
Brochures for Model Year 2018 Volvo car models
October 13, 2017 - Brochures
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
Overseas Delivery specifications and prices released for
October 12, 2017 - Overseas
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
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
What is best with Swedish coffee?
October 1, 2017 - Did
you know that Sweden has an entire day devoted to cinnamon
It is on October 4th.
Cinnamon Bun Day (Kanelbullens Dag) began in 1999 when the Home Baking
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.
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.
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
Designed with ample interior space for both passengers and
storage, smart features such as large door pockets,
integrated bag hooks and a customizable cargo area that
helps organize the car. Wireless QI mobile phone charging
and Bluetooth connectivity with the standard 9” touch screen
helps reduce the clutter of charging connections.
A dedicated cell phone storage space frees/span>
up cup holders and other areas commonly used to store a
phone. A unique air ventilated woofer behind the
dash allows for more storage in the door panels without
quality in the cabin.
Equipped with standard City Safety, which includes
pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle and large animal detection with
emergency auto brake, the XC40 is one of the best equipped
small premium SUVs on the market. Safety and driver
assistance features on the XC40 include Pilot Assist,
Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert
with brake support and the 360 degree camera that helps
drivers maneuver their car into tight parking spaces.
The XC40 will make its
first public appearance in the U.S. at the Los Angeles Auto
Show in December.To be notified when you can order your new XC40 via
Overseas Delivery send an
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.
The new XC40
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
XC40 delivers a confidence inspiring SUV designed for city
September 1, 2017 -
Volvo will bring
a new standard of safety and user
experience to the small SUV premium segment with the
unveiling of the new XC40 this autumn.
Developed around the challenges of modern city
life, the XC40 aims to make
the daily commute less stressful and more enjoyable, as
drivers in the segment can rely on the award-winning safety,
connectivity and infotainment technologies from Volvo's 90
and 60 series cars.
The XC40 is our first car in this rapidly
growing segment and has a clear focus on navigating today's
hectic city environments. Building on Volvo's heritage as
the leader in safety, the new XC40 will offer the best
possible safety standards combined with an easy to use
interface and convenient connected services," said Hakan
Samuelsson, president and chief executive.
The new XC40 is Volvo's first car out on its new Compact
Modular Architecture (CMA) and includes a range of
ground-breaking technologies first introduced in its bigger
60 and 90 series siblings based on Volvo's larger Scalable
Product Architecture (SPA).
Volvo's approach to safety and user experience builds on
a philosophy it calls the Circle of Life: a constant
improvement of standards and technologies, based on consumer
insights and real life data.
Safety and driver assistance features offered
on the XC40 include semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, the
latest generation of City Safety, Run-off Road protection
and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with auto brake and the
360 degree view camera. These and other technologies make
the XC40 one of the best equipped small premium SUVs.
"Modern city life presents complex challenges
for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. With the XC40, we
aim to reduce the cognitive load on the driver. While our
safety and driver assistance systems actively identify and
mitigate potential conflicts, you as a driver can relax more
and therefore enjoy city driving," said Malin Ekholm, V. P.
Volvo Cars Safety Centre.
While the starting point for each new Volvo is
the most advanced safety and driver assistance systems, the
new XC40 also benefits from the high levels of safety and
infotainment found in its larger stable mates.
"We built a confident and convenient everyday
user experience based on real life interaction and research,
from our foundation of leading safety. The XC40 is a car for
a generation that expects full connectivity. Screens have
been optimized for a safe and efficient interaction, to
support active city driving," said Odgard Andersson, V. P.
Vehicle Software & Electronics at Volvo.
"Like the larger XC60 and XC90, the XC40
features Volvo's connected Sensus infotainment system,
centered around the now familiar large, portrait oriented
touch screen. Easy to use and intuitive, the Sensus
interface allows drivers to access a host of functions and
services," concluded Odgard Andersson.
Pre-built vehicles available via Overseas Delivery