The Valencia family
receiving their XC90 at the factory delivery center. When are you
going on a vacation and adding a new Volvo to your family?
The winner of European River Cruise announced
May 23, 2016 -
Overseas Delivery customers who submitted an order between January
1, 2016 and April 15, 2016 were entered into a contest to win a
luxury European river cruise from
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise
name for the drawing was recently selected and it was Melanie Houk.
Melanie ordered a Volvo XC90 with
"provisional price protection" on March 26, 2016 from William Marks
(flyvolvo.com) and Lawrence Volvo.
By ordering early Melanie will be one of the first to receive their 2017 Volvo
at the factory this summer!
The final Overseas Delivery base price
for the 2017 XC90 went down.So Melanie will actually pay less for her XC90!
Melanie, enjoy your 8-day / 7-night luxury Uniworld European River Cruise for two!
That's a win!, win!, win!
Early delivery! Price protection! River cruise winner!
Melanie, it was a pleasure receiving and
taking care of your Volvo Overseas Delivery order. Thanks again!
Top ten tips for enjoying a Swedish Summer
May 17, 2016 -
As it gets closer to June, the snow-clad landscape in Sweden
is long gone and has been replaced by
greenery and infinite fields of golden canola flowers. Summers in
Sweden are something special. It is no wonder why people spend more
time outdoors and in the countryside, as the sun never seems to
Model Year 2017 Tourist program specifications and prices
May 17, 2016 -
Model Year 2017 Overseas Delivery
Tourist program specifications and prices for the S60, S60 Cross
Country, S90, XC60, and XC90 (including the limited XC90 Excellence
have been released and are posted on the
Provisional pricing is still in effect for the V60 and V60 Cross
Country models. Details for the all new V90 and V90 Cross
Country models will be revealed later. Send an
email today to order your 2017 Volvo via the Tourist
New SAS benefits and hotel for Volvo Overseas Delivery
April 27, 2016 -
Airport lounge passes are now
available for Volvo Overseas
Delivery Tourist customers flying on Scandinavian Air Lines
(SAS) to receive their new Volvo at the factory. SAS is part
of the Star Alliance Network.
Clarion Hotel Post is the new hotel for Volvo Overseas
Delivery Tourist program customers. The Clarion Hotel Post is
adjacent to the Radisson Blu (the previous hotel for Overseas
Delivery). It is also conveniently next to the Central Train
Station plaza in downtown Goteborg, Sweden.
Overseas Delivery Tourist customers receive one night at The
Clarion Hotel Post, complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and valet
parking for their new Volvo. Other amenities for guests of the
Clarion include indoor & outdoor pools, poolside bar, health center,
spa and more.
Earth Day 2016 - News from Volvo about electrified cars
April 22, 2016 -
Volvo Cars aims to sell a total of up
to one million electrified cars by 2025. The Swedish company plans
to achieve this by offering at least two hybrid versions of every
model and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019.
"It is a deliberately ambitious target," said Hakan
Samuelsson, president and chief executive at Volvo Cars. "It
is going to be a challenge, but Volvo wants to be at the
forefront of this shift to electrification."
Volvo has been readying for the emergence of electrified vehicles
for the last five years. It has developed two new vehicle
architectures for large and small cars - Scalable Product
Architecture (SPA) and Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) - that
incorporate either hybrid or fully electric car technology.
Its larger 90 and 60 series cars are to be built on SPA,
and it will soon launch a range of smaller 40 series cars on
CMA. All of these cars will have electrified versions. The 1
million electrified car target is a cumulative total.
The new commitment has been christened '
which is a Swedish word that means 'consideration' or 'caring'.
Among the commitments being made by Volvo Cars are that
it will impose climate neutral operations by 2025, have 35%
of its leading positions held by women by 2020, move further
towards its vision that by 2020 no one will be killed or
seriously injured in a new Volvo and work with international
partners to promote sustainability.
"Sustainability is nothing new or something that sits
outside our operations, it is something that forms an
integral part of everything we do. It is simply our way of
operating," said Mr Samuelsson. "This new sustainability
commitment reflects Volvo Cars' fundamental belief that we
must also grow responsibly."
Celebrate Volvo's 89th
Birthday with some neat facts
April 15, 2016 -
The first Volvo car rolled off the assembly line on April 14, 1927.The Swedish car company will celebrate the big "90" next
year. To celebrate the
occasion read a short
Auto Blog article by Andrew Glanz as he delves deep into Volvo
history with five lesser-known facts about Sweden's last remaining
Volvo XC90 named one of
Wards 10 best interiors
April 15, 2016 - The all-new Volvo XC90 has earned a spot among
the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors awards, which recognizes new or
significantly improved passenger vehicle interiors.
The Volvo XC90's interior is designed to make occupants feel
better when they arrive at their destination than they did when they
set out. Natural materials such as Nappa leather and open pore wood
skillfully highlighted by faceted rotary controls and polished trim
provide a clean, crisp, calming environment worthy of any modern
"The XC90 interior arguably makes the most dramatic styling
statement in this year's competition, leveraging a uniquely
Scandinavian sensibility," said
WardsAuto Senior Editor Tom Murphy. "From the diagonal
grain of the Linear Walnut wood inlays and Oreffors crystal gear
shifter to the user-friendly tablet-shaped display screen and
gleaming bright work, the
XC90's cabin is a credit to all things Swedish."
"The interior of the new XC90 sets new standards for the segment,
if not the industry," said Robin Page, Head of Interior Design at
Volvo Cars. "I am proud of the many talented Volvo designers and
engineers who executed flawlessly to create something XC90 drivers
can be deeply proud of."
Eight editors at
WardsAuto, a leading trade publication for the global
automotive industry, selected the XC90's interior after evaluating
47 vehicles (including 18 utility vehicles) for interior materials,
ergonomics, driver information, safety, comfort, fit-and-finish and
Pictured is the ultra luxury XC90 Excellence available later this
launches new direct flight from Boston
April 8, 2016 - Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has launched a new
route it says will offer the first direct flight from Scandinavia to
The airline says it's set to operate about 500 flights between
Boston and Copenhagen, Denmark, this year.
The service will operate year-round with flights departing daily
from Boston and Copenhagen.The airline is partly owned by the governments of Sweden,
Denmark and Norway. It's the largest airline in Scandinavia.
invite world to call 'random' citizens on new hotline
April 8, 2016 - Want to chat with a random Swede? Well Sweden's
board of tourism is giving you that chance with a new hotline
The program is from the Swedish Tourist
Association. It's meant to "spark people's curiosity about Sweden - our culture, nature and
mindset," according to the association's website.
Watch "The Swedish Number" video below.
The group created an app that Swedes could download and then
spread the word about the phone number.
Anyone, anywhere in the world can call the number and be
connected to whatever Swede is answering at that moment. "Get
connected to a random Swede and talk about anything," The website
The association created a U.S. number for Americans to dial
to reach the Swedish hotline: 301-276-0600.
The website for Swedes to sign up tells them, "Answer for Sweden.
We are the first country to have its own phone number, which the
whole world can call, and we who live in Sweden can help answer it.
It's a regular conversation, except that when someone dials the
number they're connected at random to a Swede."
Note that depending on the time of day where you are, you might
not get through to anyone in Sweden. As the website says, "You are
welcome to call at anytime, but we might be asleep."
New York Times video review of the XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid
April 3, 2016 - Tom Voelk checks out the 2016 Volvo
XC90 T8 AWD Plug-in Hybrid in the Driven section of
the New York Times. Read
the article "Volvo's T8 Is Another Step Up" and watch the video
2017 Model Year Volvo
Overseas Delivery orders can now be submitted
March 22, 2016 - Volvo Overseas Delivery orders
for Model Year 2017 Volvo cars can now be submitted. Send an
email today to submit your 2017 Volvo Overseas Delivery
Tourist program order with provisional price protection. The
first deliveries will begin at the factory this summer.
More flights available on Scandinavian Airlines
March 22, 2016 -
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
is expanding and opening new direct routes to America in 2016. The
new routes are Los Angeles and Miami. SAS is also increasing the
number of departures from New York and Chicago.
The first Los Angeles flight is in March. SAS
will have daily Los Angeles departures throughout the summer season
and five to six departures a week in the winter season.
Miami flights are expected to begin in the
fall. The Miami route will have daily departures.
Model Year 2016 Overseas Delivery orders have ended
March 18, 2016 - Custom Overseas Delivery
orders for all 2016 Volvo models have ended. There are a
couple of pre-built 2016 Volvo cars currently available. The
list of pre-built vehicles is at the bottom of this page and is
Updates for Volvo model year 2017
February 26, 2016 -
Volvo announced updates for model year 2017, including the
introduction of its latest semi-autonomous drive technology,
Pilot Assist II, on the S90 and V90.Pilot Assist II supports drivers up to speeds of 80
mph in well-marked highway conditions.
Volvo has also expanded its safety technology to cover a common
causes of single vehicle accidents with Run-off road mitigation,
which uses auto-steer to help keep you on the road. City Safety,
also receives an update with Large Animal Detection added on 90
Sensus receives new apps, including Spotify and Park & Pay. Spotify,
the music streaming service, provides access to an online library of
your favorite music in the car. Park & Pay provides the
convenience of finding and paying for parking when desired.
Connected Service Booking, allowing Volvo service appointments and
reminders from the Sensus interface, will be added along with
improved TuneIn, Local Search and Yelp applications. Record & Send,
a new voice recording app will also be added enabling drivers to
make a voice note that they can send to themselves as reminders.
The 60 Series cars will receive significant updates. Volvo's
award-winning four cylinder T5 Drive-E engine with 240 hp and 258
ft-lb of torque and an 8-speed auto transmission, will be
available with all-wheel drive for all 60 Series cars.
Two new wheels will be offered - a new 18" wheel for the S60, V60
and XC60 and a new 20" wheel for the XC60. These will be
complemented by a new generation of 18", 19" and 20" wheels for
The 60 Series cars will also be offered with three new exterior
colors: Luminous Sand and Mussel Blue will be available on select
models and Bursting Blue will be exclusive to the R-Design models.
The Volvo On Call smartphone app, which allows remote access and
control over in-car features, receives a substantial update. Volvo
On Call already delivers wearable connectivity (Apple Watch/Android
Wear) and now Microsoft Band 2 connectivity, enabling voice control
for certain features when using Windows 10-based smartphones.
Other updates to Volvo On Call include a calendar integration
function connecting your personal calendar to the mobile app,
allowing it to send calendar appointment destinations directly to
your car's navigation on request. There is support for Windows 10
with a new version of the application that can be used on computers
and tablets to interact with your car.
New Volvo V90 to be revealed in Stockholm on February 18,
February 11, 2016 -
Few car companies can claim the same pedigree as Volvo when
it comes to the design and manufacture of family wagons.
That is why the news that Volvo will reveal its new V90
wagon on February 18, 2016 in Stockholm is so
widely-anticipated and significant.
The V90 is a car that benefits from over 60 years of wagon building
heritage that started with the Volvo Duett which arrived in
1953 - the first car to meet the combined needs of drivers' active
leisure time and practical professional lives.
Since that day, Volvo has sold more than 6 million wagons worldwide,
representing around a third of the total number of Volvos sold since
the company's foundation in 1927, giving it a well-deserved
reputation for designing and building the ultimate family wagons.
&"We have provenance in the estate segment," said Hakan Samuelsson,
chief executive at Volvo Cars. "In many people's minds we are known
as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand stands for
much more than just wagon, we will proudly carry forward this rich
heritage with the V90."
The launch of the V90 is the latest chapter in this proud
history. Based on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as
its XC90 and S90 siblings, the V90 is the wagon version of the
widely acclaimed S90 sedan which was revealed at the North American
International Auto Show in January.
Watch the revealing of the V90 on
Model Year 2017
February 5, 2016 - Take advantage of
early Overseas Delivery 2017 Model Year offers and
provisional pricing for some of the 2017 Model Year Volvo
cars including the all-new S90 sedan.
Do you want to be one of the first to receive your S90 at
the factory in Sweden? If so take a look at the
Overseas Delivery 2017 Volvo
S90 pre-sale offer.
Please note these early edition S90 cars are already
pre-configured and well equipped. The only options
that you have to choose are the exterior and interior
Other Volvo models that are have early provisional pricing
include the V60, XC60, and XC90. In addition to the T6 and T8 models the XC90 is now also
available as a five seat T5 model in either FWD
or AWD. Visit the
cars page to view early 2017
Model Year provisional information. Provisional details
for other models will be added later in the year.
With provisional pricing you are protected - if the final
Overseas Delivery price happens to increase you are
protected - and if the final Overseas Delivery price
decreases - you are protected. Send an
email today to reserve an
early production slot for your 2017 Volvo via Overseas
Delivery with provisional pricing. We are expecting to
be able to submit orders in March.
Model Year 2016 orders ending soon...
February 3, 2016 -
The Volvo Overseas Delivery
program has been sold out of S80 and V60 models and
variants of other models. There are only a few
production slots remaining for 2016 S60 T6, XC60 T6 and XC90
T6 models. Custom Overseas Delivery orders for 2016 Volvo
cars will end very soon.
Only four states are not colored
February 1, 2016 -
Today an Overseas
Delivery 2016 XC90 T6 AWD order was received and processed
for a customer from Louisiana. He ordered his new car from
flyvolvo.com - Jacob, thank you for your business!
Each colored state on the map represents at least one
customer in that state who has purchased a Volvo from
flyvolvo.com and William Marks. Only four states have
not been colored yet.
Do you live in Delaware, South Dakota, Vermont or Wyoming? If
so it would be a pleasure to receive and take care of your
Overseas Delivery order! No matter where you live in
America... send an
email and tell me
what color to paint your new Volvo and perhaps a color for
your state on this map!
Factory Delivery Center closed days in 2016
January 22, 2016 -
Delivery Center (FDC) in Goteborg, Sweden will be closed the
following dates in 2016:
25, 2016 and March 28, 2016 - May 5, 2016 - June 6, 2016 - June
24, 2016 - December 24, 2016 through December 26, 2016
will be delivered to customers or can be dropped off at the
Factory Delivery Center on these dates.
Great minds don't think alike?
January 22, 2016 -
Who builds the best cars?
The answer is everyone.
Since the 50's Volvo has brought people to Sweden from all
over the world to develop and build cars. Diversity sparks
creativity. It pushes innovation. It helps to build safer
and smarter cars, designed around people's everyday lives.
Volvo is using a new campaign to honor its diverse and
"Our workforce is growing as our sales increase. At the
moment we have close to 50 nationalities actively
contributing to the design, development, marketing, sales
and service of our cars. Diversity is not just about age,
gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity - it's about
harnessing the knowledge, experience and personalities of
the people that come to work with us. We believe that
diversity delivers better products," concluded Bjorn Annwall.
Volvo employees from different backgrounds, working across
the company in a wide range of roles, are featured in the
new campaign - from designers and engineers to workers on
the factory floor. from designers and engineers to workers on
the factory floor.
January 22, 2016 -
Volvo factory in Goteborg, Sweden will be closed for tours
this year on the following dates:
January 1, 2016 through March 5, 2016 - March 25, 2016
through March 28, 2016 - May 5, 2016 and May 6, 2016 - June 6,
2016 - June 24, 2016 - July 18, 2016 through August 12, 2016 -
December 24, 2016 through December 30, 2016
of the factory tour customers receiving their new Volvo at
the factory during these dates may experience the Volvo
Brand Experience Centre and or the Volvo Museum.
Visit Sweden 2016
January 13, 2016 -
The latest edition of the Visit Sweden magazine can now be viewed online.
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? Have you dreamed about the Northern
Lights? Would you like some ideas for adventure
s in the Swedish outdoors and
Then be sure to take a look at "Your
Guide to Sweden 2016".
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!
Volvo XC90 wins 2016 North American Truck of the Year
January 11, 2016 -
The Volvo XC90 has been named the 2016 North American Truck of the Year. Fifty three automotive
journalists from the United States and Canada voted for the
luxury SUV for being a benchmark in its segment, based on
factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety,
handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.
It is the second time the XC90 has won the North American
Truck of the Year award. The first was in 2003, when the
vehicle was originally introduced.
"The XC90 is a past winner of our award," said Tony Swan, a
23-year member of the North American Car and Truck of the
Year Jury. "That vehicle was obviously outstanding, but the
new XC90's blend of advanced technology, performance and
craftsmanship stands out even more, against much more
Volvo makes semi-autonomous driving features standard
on all-new S90
January 8, 2016 -
Volvo is introducing an advanced version of its
semi-autonomous Pilot Assist software on the all-new
Volvo S90 sedan and making it standard on S90s sold in
the United States.
Pilot Assist was first introduced on the 2016 Volvo XC90. It
allows the car to accelerate, decelerate, come to a complete
stop and steer in road conditions with clear lane markings
based on a car being in front up to speeds of 30 mph. The
second generation Pilot Assist on the S90 will allow these
functions to work up to highway speeds (80 mph) without the
need for a pilot car. The S90 will be the first car in the
U.S. that makes semi-autonomous technology standard.
The all-new Volvo S90 will make its public debut at the 2016
North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week.
The S90 will be available for purchase in America later in
here to be automatically notified when your all-new S90
can be ordered via the Overseas Delivery program.
Volvo wins Business Insider's 2015 Car of the Year
January 6, 2016 -
The Business Insider magazine transportation team recently
checked out several dozen new vehicles ranging from trucks,
and hybrids to supercars. The field from which they selected
their 2015 Car of the Year was highly diverse and
In choosing the finalists for Car of the Year, Business
Insider took into consideration the design, performance, and
overall packaging of the cars. As a publication with a tech
and business focus, they zeroed in on those factors.
Business Insider came up with six finalists: two sedans
(Audi A3 and BMW 7 series), two SUVs (Tesla Model X and
Volvo XC90), and two sports cars (Lamborghini Huracan and
McLaren 675LT). The winner of the Business Insider 2015 Car
of the Year is the Volvo XC90.Read the interesting
Business Insider article and review of the awarding
Volvo Factory Delivery Center changes
January 5, 2016 -
The Volvo Factory Delivery Center
(FDC) in Goteborg, Sweden is currently in phase one of a
three phase upgrade. A renovated delivery center lobby
area, cafe, a new coffee barista bar, and a new exterior
facade are all part of the changes going on at the home of
Bjorn Anwall, cuts the ribbon at the newly remodeled Volvo
Factory Delivery Center in the photo on the right.
Make a Dream Come True
January 5, 2016 -
You could win a free European River Cruise through the Volvo
Overseas Delivery tourist program.
When you pick up the Volvo of your
dreams in Sweden, you are in for the
adventure of a
lifetime. The roads of Europe invite you to discover
breathtaking natural beauty, historic heritage, fabulous
shopping and vibrant cities. And if you're really
lucky* you can complete your trip with a free 8-days
ultra-luxury cruise along Europe's most enduringly beautiful
rivers. These floating Uniworld boutique hotels offer
effortless, sophisticated travel and allow you to experience
Europe's most enchanting cities right in their historic
Order your new car via Overseas Delivery between January 1,
2016 and April 15, 2016 for the ultimate in extras:
- $1,000 discount per couple on a
Uniworld European River Cruise - Roundtrip tickets for two to
Goteborg, Sweden - Free hotel night in Goteborg, Sweden - VIP delivery at the home of Volvo
with a tour of the factory or visit the Brand Experience
Centre - Fifteen days European auto insurance
coverage - Complimentary home shipment services
to the USA - U.S. Customs Duty, port clearance
fees included - Custom order your car in colors and
options only available via Overseas Delivery - A savings (varies by model) off the
U.S. MSRP - Complimentary factory scheduled maintenance
services at 10k, 20k, and 30k miles - Entered into a drawing to win an
8-day / 7-night luxury European River Cruise for two (value
*Winner will be notified May 1, 2016. Others will have a $1,000 discount
per couple on a Uniworld European River Cruise.
View terms and
conditions for the
Cruise Savings and Sweepstakes.
Peak Season Surcharge for Overseas Delivery has been dropped
January 5, 2015 -
The Peak Season Surcharge of $150 per person (maximum of
$300) for a an Overseas Delivery Tourist program delivery in
the months of June, July or August has been dropped.
Overseas Delivery customers who receive their new Volvo in
Europe during the peak summer months will no longer have to
pay the Peak Season Surcharge!
Volvo and Microsoft will enable people to talk to their
January 5, 2016 -
More than 33 years after the popular TV show Knight Rider showed
David Hasselhoff talking to
his car KITT, Volvo and Microsoft are launching a
wearable-enabled voice control system.
Volvo owners will be able to talk to their car via their
Microsoft Band 2, allowing them to instruct their vehicle to
perform tasks including, setting the navigation, starting
the heater, locking the doors, flashing the lights or
sounding the horn via Volvo's mobile app Volvo on Call and
the connected wearable device..;s mobile app Volvo on Call and
the connected wearable device.
The new possibility to connect to a Volvo with voice control
through Microsoft Band 2 will be available for customers in
Volvo on Call enabled markets in spring of 2016.
Volvo receives the most IHS Safety Pick + awards for a
luxury car company
December 10, 2015 -
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the
XC90, S80, S60, V60 and XC60 its 2016 Top Safety Pick+ Award
- the most among any luxury car company. Every Volvo model
tested by IIHS in the last year has received the Top Safety
Pick+ Award, the highest possible award for safety in the
Volvo wins Wards 10 Best Engines award for T6
December 10, 2015 -
The Volvo T6 Drive-E engine has been named one of Wards 10
Best Engines. Editors called it "arguably the new benchmark
for high-output 4-cyl engines."
The winning T6 Drive-E engine can be found in the all-new
XC90 and recently announced 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan.
Variants of the T6 Drive-E four cylinder engine are also
available globally in the S60, V60, and XC60 models.
an effective level of balance across comfort, efficiency and
power has been the ultimate goal for our creation of the
Drive-E engine family across our global model range," said
Michael Fleiss, Vice President, Powertrain at Volvo. "The T6
Drive-E's use of both supercharging and turbocharging, which
is also being utilized in the new XC90, delivers a lively,
compelling result. We are honored to again receive
recognition for our engines from Ward's as we continue to
pioneer new, effective technologies for our vehicles and
WardsAuto editors selected the winners after spending
October and November studying and driving all 31 nominees.
There is no instrumented testing - only everyday driving to
and from home, work, school, the grocery store and grandma's
Editors score each engine based on horsepower, torque,
comparative specs, noise attenuation, fuel economy and the
application of new technology. The guiding principles: Does
the engine or electric propulsion system truly sell the car
or raise the bar for its competitive set? Read the full article
All-new XC90 one of three finalists for North American
Truck/SUV of the Year
December 8, 2015 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 is one of three finalists for the
2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year. The
announcement is a result of 53 independent journalists in
the U.S. and Canada recognizing the all-new SUV from Sweden
among vehicles setting new automotive benchmarks. The 2016 Detroit Auto
Show will kick off with the announcement of the North
American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) awards on Monday,
January 11, 2016.
Sales of the all-new XC90 have been strong since they began
arriving in showrooms this past summer. Globally, demand for
the XC90 has exceeded projections by more than 50 percent,
with a majority of consumers opting for the upgraded
Inscription trim level.
CarPlay, Pandora, Yelp and other applications now available
December 8, 2015 -
Customers can now enjoy Volvo's integrated Apple CarPlay
experience, along with other new applications, on the
all-new XC90. Check out a
video of CarPlay in the 2016 Volvo XC90.
human tech design approach, which puts people at the center
of the CarPlay application for a seamless experience between
the driver's iPhone, Sensus Connect and the car's
addition to CarPlay, the available software update includes
Pandora, Yelp, and Find Parking applications via the XC90's
in-car remote update service. Each application is tailored
to the Volvo Sensus environment, providing an ideal
interface that minimizes driver distractions through the
car's steering wheel, voice and touchscreen controls.
Owners will also receive updated navigation maps, real time
traffic information and improved speech input and
XC90 owners who took delivery of their vehicle before
November 23, 2015 can schedule an appointment at a U.S.
Volvo retailer to receive a complimentary CarPlay update.
Customers receiving their vehicle after that date may
purchase CarPlay from their local Volvo retailer. In
addition CarPlay can also now be ordered as an accessory
with an Overseas Delivery XC90.
New Volvo S90 sedan revealed
December 2, 2015 - Volvo
debuted the highly-anticipated Volvo S90 luxury sedan in
Goteborg, Sweden today on the heels
the award-winning XC90. The all-new S90 sedan is a bold
entry into the luxury sedan market and sets a new standard
with superior materials, technology, comfort and
class-leading semi-autonomous features.
The Volvo S90 will combine Scandinavian design with
cutting-edge safety and cloud-based applications and
services. The interior makes use of the Sensus Connect touch
screen that debuted in the XC90, providing a clutter-free
interior with minimal dashboard buttons. providing a clutter-free
interior with minimal dashboard buttons.
idea was to bring something new to this rather conservative
segment and deliver a visual expression that exudes
leadership and confidence on the exterior. On the inside we
have taken the S90 to the next level, delivering a high-end
luxury experience that promises comfort and control," said
Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President of Design at Volvo.
The Volvo S90 introduces another step toward Volvo's Vision
2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously
injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020, through world first
safety technologies and highly advanced semi-autonomous
Three engine choices will be available for the U.S. market:
the turbocharged T5 engine, the award-winning turbocharged
and supercharged T6 engine, and the clean and powerful T8
Twin Engine plug-in hybrid.
S90 has taken a big step forward in terms of driving
dynamics, performance and ride. We have completely
redesigned the Volvo driving experience from the ground up
to deliver a sense of precision, engaging control and
comfort," said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President,
Research & Development at Volvo.
Stay tuned for more information about specifications,
packages, exterior & interior colors, options and the
arrival of the 2017 Volvo S90.
email today to be notified when your new Volvo S90 will
be available for purchase via Overseas Delivery.
The Chardonnay Coincidence...
December 1, 2015 - Recently two Overseas Delivery 2016 XC90
T6 AWD SUVs were delivered to their owners in California on
the same day. Coincidentally both of these cars have
Luminous Sand exteriors, the owners of both vehicles live in
Napa, California and this is the second Volvo Overseas
Delivery purchase for both couples!
Paul and Julie flew to to Sweden in
September to receive their Luminous Sand 2016 XC90 T6 AWD
Inscription model - six years after picking up a C70
convertible at the factory.
Greg and Robin flew to Sweden in late September to receive
their Luminous Sand 2016 XC90 T6 AWD Momentum model - ten
years after picking up a first generation XC90 at the
Both of the 2016 XC90s made the voyage from Sweden to
America aboard the same ship.
Ironically Paul & Julie and Greg & Robin had never met until
they arrived at Lawrence Volvo in Walnut Creek, California
on a sunny Saturday afternoon to receive their all-new
XC90s. They shared stories of their trips to
Sweden before heading home to the beautiful wine country of
Perhaps it was the sunlight...
On this day of coincidences these two Luminous Sand XC90s
looked like they were the color of a vintage Chardonnay!
Luxury, Light and Simplicity - Coming Soon
November 25, 2015 - A new era in Swedish design, innovation
and luxury is soon to be revealed. And you're in control. Put yourself at the heart of a luxury experience.
A luxury where
intelligent, beautiful design works in harmony with
innovation. This is
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is the next generation of Volvo cars.
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in Goteborg, Sweden on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:30
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XC90 named Motor Trend SUV of the Year - - Again.
November 16, 2015 -
The Volvo XC90 has been named Motor Trend's SUV of
the Year for the second time. Developed from the
ground up on Volvo's unique Scalable Product Architecture
(SPA), with a 316 horsepower, supercharged and turbocharged
engine featuring an EPA rating of 25 mpg highway, a
tablet-like Sensus control system, and understated
Scandinavian design, the all-new 2016 XC90 sets a new
standard for the luxury SUV segment. With its full suite of
IntelliSafe features the all-new Volvo XC90 is also the
safest Volvo ever.
at Volvo Cars is exceptionally proud to win the Motor
Trend SUV of the Year award," said Lex
Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North
America. "The all-new XC90 is a strong indicator of things
to come at Volvo."
Kerssemakers accepted the iconic Golden Calipers trophy at
an award ceremony tonight near Motor Trend's offices
in El Segundo, California.
When it was introduced in 2002, the original XC90 won
Motor Trend's SUV of
the Year as it redefined the
seven-passenger SUV segment.
Sport/Utility of the Year is not a comparison test, and is
only open to all-new or substantially upgraded vehicles that
have gone on sale in the 12 months from November 1st of the
To judge contenders for the award, Motor Trend's
editorial staff conducted an exhaustive three-phase testing
Read more about the SUV of the Year award at
celebrates 60 years in America with Hollywood stars and cars
November 1, 2015 -
Volvo celebrated 60 years in America with a special
gathering of celebrities and cars at Paramount Pictures
Studios in Hollywood, California last weekend.
Comedian and vintage Volvo owner Jay Leno entertained a
crowd of more than 300 Volvo owners, executives, retailers,
and media amongst an unprecedented collection of new and
historic Volvo cars, live music, and Scandinavian fare.
Notable cars on display included a 1928 PV4, Volvo's first
covered car; a 1955 PV444, the first Volvo exported to the
U.S.; the 1967 P1800S driven by Roger Moore in the hit 60s'
television series, "The Saint"; and the all-new,
award-winning 2016 XC90.
Attendees explored Volvo's rich past and bright future by
visiting a series of Volvo branded shops created in the
facades on Paramount's City Streets back lot.
In the Volvo Art Gallery was a collection of Julius Shulman-inspired
photos starring Volvos past and present taken recently by
Ann Street Studios at locations around Los Angeles, where
the very first Volvo was imported to America in 1955.
perused the collection of vintage Volvo advertisements in
the Volvo History Museum, and in the Bowers & Wilkins
Listening Room, audiophiles appreciated the high technology
powering the 19-speaker, 1,400 watt entertainment system
available in the all-new XC90.
"Volvo has had a special place in many Americans' hearts for
generations," said Lex Kerssemakers, CEO, Volvo Cars of
North America. "Maybe they grew up riding in a Volvo, or
were saved by one, or perhaps they learned to drive in one.
Whatever the case, we are celebrating those experiences and
now our version of luxury for generations to come."
Volvo unveils global electrification strategy
October 16, 2015 -
Volvo announced one of the auto industry's most
comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in
hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will
develop a new group of electrified cars and build a fully
electric car for sale by 2019.
The first element of the electrification strategy involves
the introduction of plug-in hybrid versions of its 90 series
and 60 series larger cars, based on the new Scalable Product
Architecture (SPA). This has begun with the launch of the
XC90 T8 AWD plug-in hybrid and will continue with plug-in
hybrid versions of the new S90 sedan and other future
will also broaden the range of plug-in hybrid cars it offers
with the introduction of a new front-wheel drive Twin Engine
The Swedish car maker will expand its product offering with
the introduction of new 40 series cars based upon the new
Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which, like SPA, has
been designed from the outset for electrification. This
makes Volvo one of few car companies with two new vehicle
platforms designed to support both plug-in and pure electric
Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, said: "We
believe that the time has come for electrified cars to cease
being a niche technology and enter the mainstream. We are
confident that by 2020, 10 per cent of Volvo's global sales
will be electrified cars."
The combination of power, efficiency and environmental
friendliness will be the hall marks of all forthcoming
electrified Volvo car models.
"We have learned a lot about how people use cars with
electrification thanks to our current product offer," said
Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President for Research and
Development. "Our research has shown that people are driving
our Twin Engine cars in electric mode around 50 per cent of
the time, meaning our plug-in hybrids already offer a real
alternative to conventional powertrain systems."
"With about 40 years of experience in the field of
electrification, Volvo has learned a lot about battery
management, delivering the best range per kilowatt hour in
the industry. We have come to a point where the cost versus
benefit calculation for electrification is now almost
positive. Battery technology has improved, costs are going
down, and public acceptance of electrification is no longer
a question," Mertens added.
All-new XC90 sweeps Texas Auto Writers Association awards
October 13, 2015 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 has won three awards from the Texas
Auto Writers Association at the 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo.
In a two day competition with on-the-road and off-road
events of more than 80 crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, and
commercial trucks, the all-new Volvo XC90 took top category
honors by being named the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) of
Texas, as voted by the Texas Auto Writers Association
The TAWA also voted the XC90 the Best Luxury Crossover
Utility, citing its elegant Scandinavian design, suite of
safety and semi-autonomous drive features, comfortable third
row seating, 316-hp engine, 5,000 pound tow rating, and EPA
highway fuel economy rating of 25 mpg.
addition, the 2016 XC90 won the TAWA's Best Connectivity
award for its intuitive Sensus control system that features
a nine-inch, tablet-like touch screen similar to an Apple
the XC90 again awarded by the Texas Auto Writers Association
is a huge point of pride for everyone at Volvo," said Lex
Kerssemakers, President and CEO, Volvo Cars of North
America. "Texas, as big as it is, is an incredibly important
market for Volvo and we are grateful for the recognition."
2002 the original Volvo XC90 won the TAWA's most prestigious
award, the Truck of Texas, redefining the award program
The TAWA is comprised of nearly 100 Texas auto critics and
reporters from outlets such as the Epoch Times, Houston
Chronicle, El Heraldo News, Yahoo! Autos and more. The
TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo was held October 7-9, 2015 at the
Knibbe Ranch near San Antonio.
"The Texas Auto Writers Association was very proud to have
Volvo participate in the 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo," said
Michael Marrs, President of TAWA. "After two days of
evaluations, we are honored to have the all new Volvo XC90
as the 2015 CUV of Texas."
Overseas Delivery XC90 T8 models sold out for Model
October 7, 2015 - All Model Year 2016 XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid
models allocated to the Overseas Delivery program have been
sold out. The XC90 T6 is still available. If you would
like to order an XC90 T8 via Overseas Delivery you will have to wait until
details are released for the 2017 Volvo XC90 next
spring. Deliveries should begin at the factory in the
summer of 2016.
World's most advanced chassis simulator to help develop next
generation Volvo cars
October 7, 2015 - Volvo has become the first premium car
maker to purchase the world's most advanced Vi-Grade chassis
simulator - the same equipment used by Ferrari and Porsche -
to develop next generation Volvos.
The simulator offers virtual environments including
Germany's renowned Nurburgring as well as tracks at the
Volvo testing facility in Sweden. It helps Volvo design cars that are more responsive, more rewarding
and more enjoyable to drive.
"We are making substantial investments in people, technology
and facilities in order to redefine the Volvo driving
experience. Our aim is to deliver full control, ease and
dexterity at the wheel. We will improve drivability across
the entire Volvo range," said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice
President at Volvo Cars.
The Swedish car maker uses the simulator's virtual
environments to support development work on high speed
stability, balance and drive mode settings. With the
simulator settings can be rapidly tested
combining the experiential judgment of a real driver and
computer-aided objective data analysis.
The move marks a new beginning for Volvo in terms of driving experience,
says Mertens. "We have made critical investments both in terms of our R & D facilities and
in our product components in recent times that are now
beginning to pay dividends. Our new scalable
product architecture (SPA), our modular powertrain program
and the latest chassis components are the starting point."
Historic gathering of Volvo cars at Concours d'Elegance in
October 7, 2015 -
An unprecedented collection of new and historic Volvo cars
will be assembled at the Hilton Head Island Concours
d'Elegance on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina during the
weekend of October 31st and November 1st, 2015.
To help celebrate a long lineage of elegant and iconic
automotive design, five historic Volvo cars will sit
alongside the future of the company - an all-new XC90 T8,
the world's first seven-passenger plug-in hybrid SUV.
Perhaps the most notable historic car in the collection is a
1933 PV654, Volvo's first luxury sedan. On loan from the
Volvo Museum in Goteborg, Sweden, it is one of only 361
units ever built, and will be the first one to roll on U.S.
The Volvo PV653/654 models came to the Scandinavian market
in August 1933 as the successor to the PV651/652, the first
six cylinder cars from the young Swedish car company founded in 1927.
The PV654 was the luxury version, with a plusher interior,
dual fender-mounted spares, dual chrome horns, twin stop
lights and a rear seat armrest.
Other models in the collection include a 1927 PV4, 1955
PV444, 1957 P1900, and the 1967 1800S driven by Roger Moore
in the 60's TV series, "The Saint."
The PV4 was the first enclosed auto made by Volvo. The fully
restored car on display is one of just four that remain.
In 1955 the PV444 became the original Volvo to be
imported to America. It was the first Volvo unibody
car, with a 70 hp four-cylinder engine for the U.S. market.
It was also the
first Volvo model offered via Overseas Delivery.
The Volvo Sport, known internally as the P1900, was the
company's first sports car, a fiberglass bodied convertible
coupe that inspired the company to build the legendary
the 67 Sports built about 50 are known to exist. Just 21
were sold in the U.S. Two are owned by Volvo, including the
white over red one shown at Hilton Head.
The XC90 T8 is the future of Volvo. It's the world's first
seven passenger plug-in hybrid SUV. With 400 horsepower it
can go 0-60 in about six seconds and get better mileage than
most economy cars.
Occupants of the XC90 T8 are treated to a Scandinavian
sanctuary with a 9" tablet like interface, a genuine crystal
shift knob made by Swedish glassmaker Orrefors, and
semi-autonomous drive systems that take the stress out of
"These iconic cars illustrate Volvo's strong design heritage
and forward thinking," said Lex Kerssemakers, President and
CEO, Volvo Cars of North America. "With South Carolina the
home for our first U.S. factory, the Hilton Head Island Concours
is the perfect venue to share our history. We look forward
to another 60 years delivering beautiful, safe, quality cars
in the U.S. and around the world." Kerssemakers will be in
attendance at the event
and an honorary judge.
Volvo Cars breaks ground on first American factory
September 25, 2015 -
Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO Lex
Kerssemakers, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other
public officials officially broke ground on Volvo Cars'
first American factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina.
Construction has now begun on the factory site, which will
be capable of producing up to 100,000 cars per year.
"Today's groundbreaking proves that Volvo Cars follows
promises with action," said Lex Kerssemakers, "Volvo is
moving quickly to expand its presence in the United States
with new cars, new engines and now, a new factory."
The South Carolina factory will be the global production
home of the all new S60, currently under development at
Volvo headquarters in Goteborg, Sweden. American built S60s
will be exported around the world through the Port of
Charleston, along with another model yet to be determined.
The first South Carolina built Volvos are expected to roll
off the assembly line in late 2018. are expected to roll
off the assembly line in late 2018.
The decision to choose Berkeley County location was taken
for its easy access to international ports and
infrastructure, a well-trained labor force, an attractive
investment environment and experience in the high tech
manufacturing sector. Volvo estimates that the factory will
employ up to 2,000 people over the next decade and up to
4,000 people in the longer term.
With the new U.S. plant in place, Volvo Cars will be able to
manufacture cars on three continents, underscoring its
position as a truly global car maker. It already operates
car plants in Sweden, Belgium and China.
Updated XC90 accessory list
September 22, 2015 -
The Overseas Delivery XC90 accessory list has
been updated. Two new items have been added - Decor
Frame Front and Extra Key with Remote Control. The new
All-new XC90 sets new standards with Top Safety
Pick+ rating from IIHS
September 18, 2015 -
The Volvo XC90 has been awarded the Top Safety Pick+ rating
from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS). The XC90 received a full score in all tests
(crashworthiness and front crash prevention), excelling in
both preventive and protective safety performance. The XC90
also scored top marks in recent Euro NCAP testing - further
proof that XC90 is one of the safest cars on the road today.
"The independent testing result from IIHS once again
highlights the exceptional nature of the work we do at Volvo
in taking car safety to a new level. Our combination of an
ultra-high-strength steel safety cage with a patented front
structure, advanced restraints and our standard auto braking
system, City Safety, combine to deliver unparalleled
performance," said Cecilia Larsson, Director of Volvo Cars
Safety Centre in Goteborg.
The IIHS crashworthiness category includes tests covering
small overlap, moderate overlap, side, roof strength, head
restraints and seats. Volvo achieved top scores in all of
these tests and was deemed superior in front crash
prevention thanks to the standard City Safety technology
that is fitted in all new Volvo cars. The superior rating
for front crash protection makes the XC90 one of the first
cars with standard equipment to receive a 2015 Top Safety
Volvo S60 Cross Country now available via Overseas Delivery
September 11, 2015 - Are you looking for a sedan with better ground
clearance and off-road capability? How about an S60
Cross Country? Think of it as a sedan version of the
the V60 Cross Country. The 2016 Volvo S60 Cross
Country (CC) is
now available for purchase via the Overseas Delivery
Specifications and factory delivery prices for the new AWD
sedan can be seen
with the other Volvo models. Take the first
step towards new adventures with your S60 Cross
Country order via Overseas Delivery by sending an
Volvo is among the first to support new US car safety
September 11, 2015 -
Volvo will be one of ten automakers voluntarily agreeing to
make Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency
Braking standard on all vehicles within five years. Volvo is
proud to be among the companies to make such a commitment
with both the National Highway Transportation Safety
Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS). Volvo already has approximately
250,000 cars on U.S. roads with these technologies. The
company encourages regulators to include these safety
systems in the consumer-friendly 5-Star overall crash rating
so American consumers can more easily determine the safest
Volvo introduced low speed Automatic Emergency Braking as
standard in the 2009 introduction of the XC60 and the
technology became standard in all Volvos by 2015. Automatic
Emergency Braking is part of Volvo's City Safety suite of
technologies, which includes several methods to avoid or
Both Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency
Braking are central to Volvo's Vision 2020, which states
that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new
Volvo car by the year 2020.
Volvo believes that the inclusion of such technologies in
NHTSA's "Cars on Stars" program, the consumer-friendly star
ratings system on all new car "window stickers," will mirror
the information provided to consumers in other major
countries, where Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward
Collision Warning is considered in safety awards.
Incorporating these technologies into the U.S. ratings will
make it easier for Americans to determine which cars provide
the most advanced safety systems.
In addition to Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward
Collision Warning, Volvo's latest safety innovations are
standard in the all-new XC90, including intersection
auto-brake, which prevents drivers from turning into
oncoming traffic at intersections and run off-road
detection, which reduces spinal injuries when the car leaves
the road. Both technologies are "world firsts" highlighting
Volvo's work in eliminating and mitigating accidents.
Volvo XC90 receives top five star rating in European safety
September 2, 2015 - The Volvo XC90 has been awarded five stars and
achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. The XC90
with standard City Safety technology stood out as the first
car from any manufacturer to receive the maximum score in
Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end
tests (AEB City and AEB Interurban).
The XC90 also features advanced pedestrian protection
functionality that independent safety regulators have yet to
include in their testing protocols, demonstrating once again
how the Swedish carmaker continues to dominate and innovate
in the field of car safety.
"We are the first car manufacturer to surpass the criteria
that Euro NCAP have applied to the AEB Interurban and City
testing procedures. City Safety is one of the most advanced
standard crash prevention offers you can find in a modern
car. It addresses vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in
certain situations, day and night," said Martin Magnusson,
Principal Engineer at Volvo.
impressive video of the Volvo XC90 Euro NCAP tests
8 reasons to visit this underrated Scandinavian city
September 1, 2015 - A recent New York Post article explains
why one should see the home town of Volvo in a story called
"8 reasons to visit this underrated Scandinavian city".
September 1, 2015 - Are you in search of a stately SUV with
safety features galore and a palatial seven seat interior?
Read a recent review by Dan Neil in the Wall Street Journal
of the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription:
A Luxury SUV worthy of Thor's hammer.
New Overseas Delivery XC90 T6 AWD guide
September 1, 2015 - The Overseas Delivery specifications for
the 2016 XC90 T6 AWD have been updated and can be seen
base price has gone up and is in effect for Overseas
Delivery orders received September 1, 2015 and later.
Christmas and New Year's Day holidays for the Factory Delivery Center
August 19, 2015 - This year the Factory Delivery Center (FDC) in
Goteborg, Sweden will be closed for the Christmas and New
Year's Day holidays on the following days: December 23rd,
24th, 25th, 26th, 30th and 31st and January 1st and 6th.
No cars will be delivered or can be dropped off at the FDC
on these dates.
A fantastic Volvo road trip
19, 2015 - Over
the years many customers have shared their adventures with
picking up a new Volvo at the factory
in Sweden. Below is a
letter from Joe in Colorado who combined a trip to
the factory to receive his V60 T6 AWD R-Design wagon,
The word Vatternrundan comprises Vattern - the name of the
lake which the ride circumnavigates and rundan, the Swedish
for round.ch the ride circumnavigates and rundan, the Swedish
Regarded as one of the Swedish classics,
the ride is held during the height of Swedish summer.
The ride starts and finishes in Motala, a
medium-sized town half-way between Stockholm and Goteborg,
located in the western part of Ostergotland county. It is
located 3 kilometers from Sweden's second largest lake,
- - -
We had just a fantastic trip to Sweden, Denmark, The
Netherlands and Germany in June. Picking up the Volvo
V60 was definitely one of the highlights. Thank you so
much for your help in arranging it.
I have attached a couple of photos of the car: one at the
factory delivery center with Volvo representative, Hans, who
was such a wonderful host, and one at the Nurburgring,
waiting to do a hot lap on the track, which was thirteen
minutes of joy.
The bike ride went very well. I was able to complete
the 300 kilometers in just under 11 hours and averaged 17
mph, which I thought was pretty good for a 63-year-old.
Here's a picture of me with some Swedish cyclists I became
acquainted with during the ride.
Thank you again for all of your help.
Overseas Delivery orders for the all-new XC90 resume
1, 2015 - Volvo has announced that Overseas Delivery orders for the 2016 XC90
may now be submitted again with deliveries at the factory
starting in the first quarter of 2016.
The Vision Package is now $1,800. At this time the
Overseas Delivery base price for the XC90 T6 AWD will remain
the same. However there will be new Overseas Delivery
specification guide released with a price increase for
Overseas Delivery XC90 orders received September 1, 2015 and
later. Don't wait! Place your order now for an
winning XC90 via Overseas Delivery by
sending an email today.
Volvo iPad tablet holder accessory for the all-new XC90
July 23, 2015 - Volvo is excited to announced the launch of the new XC90 iPad tablet
holder accessory. The Volvo tablet holder allows rear seat
passengers to safely and ergonomically use their iPad in the
rear seat. Take your iPad to your XC90 and enjoy its
functions and apps when travelling. Listen to music, watch a
film, read emails or surf the web.
It is easy to dock an iPad in the tablet holder. All wiring is
integrated into the front seat. The holder allows charging
via your USB cable. You may also charge an additional device
at the same time, via a separate USB cable connected to the
base plate of the tablet holder.
- Compatible with iPad 2-4 & iPad Air 1-2. iPad
Air requires a separate adapter.
- Has two USB ports allowing charging of the tablet and one
additional device. - Can be installed as a pair or
individually on the passenger or driver side.
The new tablet holder is available as an
accessory via Overseas Delivery and at Volvo retailers in
America.Look for a new XC90 Overseas Delivery accessory
here in the next few weeks.
NBC launches second season of "Welcome to Sweden"
July 18, 2015 - NBC
begins a second summer run of the television comedy "Welcome
show is filmed in Sweden and loosely based on the life of
creator and star
Greg Poehler (the brother of the show's producer,
Paul Simon, Jack Black, Neve Campbell, Amy Poehler and Jason
Priestley will appear in episodes of the second season of
"Welcome to Sweden," which launches on NBC Sunday, July 19,
Greg Poehler plays an American who falls in love with a
Swedish woman and moves to her home country, mirroring the
young actor's real life. Filmed initially for Swedish
television, the series was picked up by NBC and did well
enough last summer to earn a second season in Sweden,
America and other countries.
This season Poehler's character gets a job as the "guy" for
American celebrities visiting Stockholm, a person with
special access to tourist spots and performs other favors
which works well for the celebrity cameos. Since he barely
understands Swedish, "as you can imagine, he's not a very
good guy,' Poehler said.
New York Times video review of the all-new XC90
July 16, 2015 - Tom Voelk's review of the 2016 Volvo XC90 is in the Driven section of the
New York Times today.
Read the article "Volvo finally updates the XC90 and creates
a Swedish gem" and watch the video
Volvo buys Polestar
July 14, 2015 - Volvo Cars has acquired 100% of Polestar, the
Swedish high performance car company, including the Polestar
brand. Polestar will now be used as the model name for
special high performance Volvos.
In the future Polestar will utilize Volvo's twin
engine electrification technology to develop next generation
performance cars. Volvo is the largest manufacturer of plug
in hybrid cars in Europe and leader in advanced vehicle
electrification technology. Volvo currently develops and
manufactures some of the most powerful, most
environmentally-friendly hybrid engines in the automotive
and Polestar share a long history. They have worked together
in motor sports since 1996 and in recent years signed an
agreement to jointly develop Polestar versions of Volvo cars
that combine a comfortable driving experience with a very
high level of power and handling.
In 2015, Volvo expects to sell 750 Polestar versions of the
S60 sedan and V60 wagon globally. Polestar sales are
forecast to increase to between 1,000 and 1,500 cars a year
in the medium term.
The Polestar brand is established internationally through
the sale of Polestar-branded Volvo cars. Volvo will also
benefit from the sale of aftermarket Polestar performance
No financial details of the deal have been disclosed.
Existing Polestar Performance employees will become Volvo
employees. The Polestar racing team will remain under
the control of Christian Dahl, the former owner of Polestar,
and will be renamed.
XC90 named Auto Express Car of the Year 2015
July 1, 2015 - The
Volvo XC90 has been named Car of the Year 2015 and Large SUV
of the Year at this year's Auto Express New Car Awards in
This is the second time the XC90 has won
the top honor at the Auto Express Awards. The
original XC90 received the Auto Express Car of the Year
award in 2003.
XC90 is already close to selling out its entire first year's
planned production run of 50,000 cars. To date over 44,000
cars have been ordered.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said: "We've
been waiting a long time for the XC90, but it was well worth
the wait - it's a sensational SUV. It not only sets new
standards for Volvo, but for the car market in general,
leading in terms of technology, efficiency, style and
safety. It's also got an element of style - inside and out -
that you might not have expected. If the XC90 points the way
for the future of Volvo, the future looks very bright
Sensus interface voted most innovative HMI system
July 1, 2015 -
The award singled out Volvo as being at the forefront of HMI
(Human Machine Interface) design and was based on the level
of innovation, intuitiveness, complexity and operational
safety the Sensus system delivers.
Based on global user experience research, the Volvo Sensus
system has developed a measured response to users' emotional
and physical needs and has redefined in-car control systems
with its easy-to-use touch interface and smart tiling
The Sensus HMI solution in the all-new XC90 is comprised of
the center touch display, the driver info cluster and a
Head-Up Display (HUD). Volvo designed the system based on
the concept that some information is more important and time
critical than others.
Unlike most touch solutions in the auto industry the Volvo
Sensus system is built using a unique infrared sensing
technology that allows drivers to operate the system while
wearing gloves and also ensures a more robust and responsive
system.g gloves and also ensures a more robust and
announces Greatest Interception Ever winners and earns award
June 26, 2015 - On the biggest football day in 2015, Volvo
chose customer-driven philanthropy instead of a mega-budget
TV advertisement. In doing so, the company launched the
award winning "Greatest Interception Ever", an opportunity
for game day viewers to nominate people who inspire them to
receive a brand new Volvo XC60.
Whenever a car commercial aired during the big game, people
could tweet and tell the Swedish carmaker who they thought
deserved a brand new car and why.
An award was presented for the Greatest Interception Ever
campaign at the 62nd Cannes Lions Festival.
Selected from 2,813 entries, the judges noted that
Interception was a "smart, strategic, creative" use of media
during the big game.
The Greatest Interception Ever was conceived by Volvo's
creative agency Grey New York and was a collaboration with
Mindshare, Waggener Edstrom and the Volvo Cars of North
Five winners were chosen by judges from the thousands of
entries. All XC60s have now been deliverTheir inspiring stories are detailed below:
Michael Timm of Des Moines, Iowa
was nominated by his sister to get reliable
transportation so he could kickstart his
photojournalistic project traveling the U.S.
to document people with language disorders
and better understand communication.
Miami, Florida was nominated by his
wife for his hard work, love of the Volvo
brand and the need to have safe
transportation as they start their family.
Caitlin Lowery of Baltimore, Maryland
was nominated by her father in recognition
of her devotion to service in the
Peace Corps, as a literacy volunteer in
South America. Her 17-year old Volvo was
ready for an upgrade as she completes her
studies for a Masters in International
Beth Davalos of Winter Park, Florida
was nominated by her aunt for tirelessly
working to improve the lives of homeless
children as the leader of Families in
Transition in Seminole County, Florida and
the fact her car has six-figure mileage.unty, Florida and
the fact her car has six-figure mileage.
Megan Flick of St. Mary's, Iowa
was nominated by her daughter for her work
with emotionally disturbed children, her
successful completion of nursing school as a
behavioral health nurse and the need for a
behavioral health nurse
and the need for a new car.
All-New Volvo XC90 brochure
June 19, 2015 - A digital brochure for the All-New Volvo
XC90 is now available and can be viewed online
Please note the image of the exhaust pipes on the XC90
Momentum model pictured on page 26 of the brochure is
incorrect (it should have shown an integrated design).
Massage front seats are not available for the U.S. market.
In addition the 12.3" Digital Instrument Display is now
standard equipment for the Momentum, R-Design, and
Inscription versions of the XC90.
The U.S. warranty for the 2016 Volvo XC90 is a comprehensive
coverage of 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance is provided with
the XC90 for the first 3 years or 30,000 miles whichever
Volvo standard safety technology cuts accidents by 28%
June 12, 2015 - One of the most comprehensive scientific
studies performed on collision avoidance systems in cars
reveals that Volvo Cars' standard City Safety technology
reduces insurance claims for rear-end frontal collisions by
The main benefit of City Safety is its ability to reduce the
incidence of whiplash and other neck-related injuries caused
by low-speed trafficsh and other neck-related injuries
caused by low-speed traffic
accidents. The secondary benefit is a reduction in accident
damage to cars and the costs that this incurs.
The study is based on insurance company data covering over
160,000 vehicle years in traffic making it unique in the
study of collision avoidance systems. Unlike police or
emergency response sourced data, insurance company data
covers all accidents - regardless of whether people are
injured, giving a more holistic overview of the performance
of Volvo City Safety technology.
The figures from the study show that cars equipped with the
first two generations of City Safety were involved in 28%
fewer accidents and subsequent insurance claims
Volvo City Safety technology also delivers more immediate
benefits to Volvo drivers, with insurance companies offering
discounts of between 20-25% on insurance premiums on several
markets thanks to this innovative technology.
All-new Volvo XC90 courtesy car at Swedish Royal Wedding
June 12, 2015 -
The royal wedding is one of this summer's most anticipated
events in Sweden. Guests will be chauffeured from airports
and hotels to dinners and the wedding ceremony in
Slottskyrkan in the luxury of Volvo's new flagship sport
Prince Carl Philip is no stranger to Volvos. He is a keen
race car driver and has been a member of the Volvo Polestar
Racing team since 2013, competing in the Scandinavian
Touring Car Championship (STCC) in a specially built Volvo
S60.ouring Car Championship (STCC) in a specially built
For the wedding, Volvo will supply 35 XC90 D5 models with a
Luminous Sand exterior. The cars will have a special fender
emblem to mark the event.
Volvo has worked with the Swedish Royal Court previously. In
2010 a fleet of 85 specially designed Volvos were used as
courtesy cars at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and
Prince Daniel. In 2012 Volvo supplied 50 white S80s and
XC60s on the occasion of the christening of Princess
More awards for Volvo cars
June 10, 2015 - The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 has been
ranked the number one Luxury Midsize SUV by U.S. News &
World Report, while the 2015 S60, XC60, and S80 received
Best Bet awards from Cars.com.
The U.S. News ranking is from the consensus opinion of
America's top auto journalists, who agree the 316 hp, 7
passenger XC90 has "plenty of power and quick acceleration,"
"confident handling," and "communicative steering and strong
Several reviewers said Sensus, with its tablet screen, "is
the best on the market thanks to its intuitive
smartphone-like operation and exceptional responsiveness."
They also added "even the third row can adequately
The XC90 is available with several new driver-assistance
technologies, including adaptive cruise control, a
360-degree surround-view camera system, and pedestrian,
cyclist, and vehicle collision detection with emergency
Separately, editors at Cars.com, bestowed 2015 Best Bet
awards on three Volvo models: The S60, XC60, and S80 were
recognized for having class average or better crash test
results, finished in the top third of class in MPG, and
editors' judgment of vehicle quality.
Goteborg to host the 2015 Enhanced Safety of
June 5, 2015 -
The world's foremost vehicle safety conferences, the
International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of
Vehicles (ESV) will take place in the hometown of Volvo this
year, effectively bringing the discussion of vehicle safety
home to where it first began.
The conference, organized by the United States' National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is
internationally focused with participating governments,
carmakers, academia and other interested parties from across
The main focus of the conference will be the presentation of
scientific papers, government status reports and workshops
aimed at taking vehicle safety to the next level.
Volvo Cars will demonstrate its leadership in safety in
several areas during the conference, including the
presentation of papers on the effectiveness of advanced
driver assistance systems, the response of muscles in the
human body in pre-collision situations, driver distraction
guidelines and run off road accidents. The Swedish car maker
will also cover the new safety systems launched in the 2016
XC90.l also cover the new safety systems launched in the
The 24th conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV)
will be held in Goteborg, Sweden on June 8 - 11, 2015.Top
Kids and the all-new XC90
June 3, 2015 -
Articles, photos and videos of 2016 Volvo
XC90 have been increasing lately as more and more people
have seen the new SUV from Sweden. The XC90 has been
observed, driven, reviewed, blogged, photographed and video
taped by automobile experts, photographers and journalists
across the globe.
Sometimes though it's good to watch and listen to what
future drivers have to say about a new vehicle.
Even if you don't understand all of the wordTake a look at
the video below in which a group of youngsters in Sweden see
the all-new XC90 for the very first time.
Kids are kids no matter where they are around
Whether they are Swedish or American their excitement and joy
is the same. Last week I was showing the features of the all-new XC90
to a family with three kids and the Mother pointed to the
XC90's large panoramic moonroof and said to her young son,
"Look Diego, you can see the sun and the stars" and the boy
quickly replied to his Mom, "Yes, and I can also watch the
fireworks on the 4th of July!"
Control your Volvo from your watch
June 1, 2015 -
is set to release an updated version of its ground-breaking
Volvo On Call smart app, delivering seamless connectivity
with wearable devices such as the Apple Watch and Android
Wear. This will effectively allow Volvo drivers with
the Volvo On Call app to control settings, lock/unlock,
locate and other services from their wrist.
Volvo On Call's new functionality includes wearable
connectivity for devices such as the Apple Watch, a full
iPad user interface, Android Wear and a unified Windows
Phone app with voice control through Cortana, an intelligent
assistant system, amongst others. The update, which will
also see the addition of enhanced 'send-to-car' capabilities
for navigation purposes.It is scheduled to be released at the end of June.
Apart from adding new functionality, the Volvo On Call app
has received a
brand new design based on the Volvo Sensus driver interface
found in the all-new Volvo XC90.
Launched in 2001, Volvo On Call became one of the first
car-based telematics systems in the
world, providing both safety, security and tracking services
in the car in case of accident, breakdown or theft using a
car-installed SIM card. The system still provides the
original safety functions - activated when the car's airbags
are deployed, or when the driver needs assistance, putting
them in direct contact with a Volvo On Call operator, who,
using GPS technology, can direct emergency services to the
scene of the incident.
In recent years the application's importance has increased
to include convenience features such as remote locking, fuel
level indicators, find my car and remote locking in addition
to the leading safety and security services originally
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