Volvo Overseas Delivery XC90 orders announcement
May 27, 2015 -
Volvo announced today that all 2016 XC90 T6 and T8 models
allocated to the Overseas Delivery program for Calendar Year
2015 have been sold.
At this time Overseas Delivery XC90 orders are not
If your Overseas Delivery XC90 order was submitted over
Memorial Day weekend it will be processed.
In a couple of months there will be a new allocation of
Overseas Delivery 2016 XC90's for the for Calendar Year
at that time we will be looking at factory deliveries of
XC90's begining in the first quarter of 2016. Updates
will be posted here.
Volvo Overseas Delivery XC90 T8 Hybrid
May 19, 2015 - Earlier this month
Volvo released Overseas Delivery pricing for the 2016 XC90
T8 AWD Plug-in Hybrid. Unfortunately, two days
ago a pricing error was discovered with the base price.
Corrections have been made to the Overseas Delivery
specification guide for the 2016 XC90 T8 Hybrid and the
revised version is posted
If someone has already ordered a 2016 XC90 T8 Hybrid via
Overseas Delivery - Volvo will honor the original pricing.
If an XC90 T8 order is in the process of being submitted,
Volvo will honor the original pricing through this Memorial
Day weekend - May 25, 2015. icing through this Memorial
Day weekend - May 25, 2015.
Any XC90 T8 orders submitted after that date - will be at the current pricing. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Volvo Overseas Delivery pre-built cars available
May 17, 2015 - Volvo has historically had a selection of
pre-built cars available for delivery at the factory sooner
than with a custom ordered Overseas Delivery car. For
a couple of months there has not been any pre-built vehicles
available. There are some cars now. Scroll down
to the bottom of this page to view a list of the models
Volvo Overseas Delivery specifications and prices
for the 2016 XC90 T8 AWD Hybrid
May 8, 2015 - Overseas Delivery specifications and prices
for the 2016 XC90 T8 AWD Hybrid model have been released and
can be seen
The all-new XC90 T8 AWD
Hybrid is available in Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription
versions. The earliest factory delivery date for an
XC90 T8 AWD will be in the fourth quarter of 2015.
email today and get your order rolling for a Volvo XC90 T8
Hybrid via Overseas Delivery.
Volvo New Beginning brand campaign featuring Avicii
goes live today
May 8, 2015 - Volvo Cars and Avicii's new music video New
Beginning goes live today. You can watch the music video
The collaboration between Swedish artist/producer Avicii and
Volvo Cars for their new brand campaign features a reworking
of the classic song Feeling Good. Filmed on location
in Sweden, the video visits places
of significance for Avicii and tells his own story
of renewal, following several years of touring.
"The past six years I have been on a never-ending tour,
apart for the last nine months during my time-out. I did
around 325 shows in a year. It couldn't continue. In the end
I had to re-evaluate my situation and change my lifestyle.
Sweden is an important place to me, it's where I gather my
strength and energy with family and friends. This whole
process of re-evaluation and renewal is what Volvo
encouraged me to visualize in the video. We did a great job
together," said Avicii.
The song Feeling Good was initially picked as a
proposal by Volvo. The arrangement has been produced by
Avicii, with Audra Mae on vocals.
"It's great to work with Audra Mae again. She has a powerful
and emotionally charged voice and is steeped in the folk and
country music traditions. She recently worked with me
on the True album, with some of her first steps
into electronic music with the track Addicted To You.
Audra's soulful delivery breathes new life into this classic. I'm
very pleased," said Avicii.
The release of the music video, which features the new XC90,
marks another step in the brand transformation and new
direction for the Swedish luxury car company.
Cheer's to New Beginnings and to all the Moms around the world
this Mother's Day weekend!
anniversary of the integrated booster cushion
May 4, 2015 - Volvo
is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the introduction of
the first ever integrated booster cushion in conjunction
with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 4-10,
2015). Back in 1978 Volvo Cars developed the very first
cushion for children in cars.
Swedish car maker took child safety to a new dimension with
the development of the first integrated booster
The first integrated booster cushion was actually a
redesigned center armrest that was developed to safely
elevate the seating position of the child so that the center
3-point safety belt could be used to best effect. This
removed the need for accessory child restraints for older
children and also increased their comfort. The clear benefit
of the integrated design also means that the cushion is
always available and the potential for misuse is minimized.
Few car makers offer integrated booster cushions for
children to this day.
"The introduction of the first integrated booster cushion in
1990 was a huge step forward for child safety. Pictured is booster cushion
in a Volvo 850. One of the key benefits of
integrated booster cushions is that it is developed as a
part of the seat and the safety belt is in more direct
contact with the child's body, removing the possibility of
'slack' in the belt that could be associated with accessory
booster cushions/seats or child seats," said Lotta Jakobsson,
Senior Technical Leader at Volvo Cars Safety Centre.
Volvo achieved yet another world first in child safety when
they added the integrated two-stage booster cushion in 2007,
enabling adjustment between two settings for the safest and
most comfortable seating position for children of varying
height. Apart from the obvious benefit of increased safety
and comfort, the integrated cushion also provides a better
seating position for the child, allowing them to look out
the windows. This has the effect of making children less
prone to boredom and agitation, which can also negatively
affect the driver's experience and concentration abilities.
In the lower of the two positions the seat is suitable for
larger children as shown with the girl and boy in the photograph.
Dual booster cushions are available for ordering with the
2016 V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, and XC70 models.
"The beauty of the integrated two-stage booster cushion is
that it is always available and
does not detract from normal adult usage of the seats. It
means in effect that the rear seat is suitable for all but
small children who should always be placed in a rearward
facing child seat until the age of four. This increased
safety and flexibility makes the integrated booster cushion
a perfect solution. Unfortunately, not many car makers are
offering such solutions at present. At Volvo we believe that
car makers should take the responsibility for developing
child safety systems as a part of vehicle development to
ensure the best performance. Children are our future - and
we feel strongly that they should be given the best when it
comes to safety." concluded Lotta Jakobsson.
all-new XC0 optional center booster cushion is on the right.
Volvo plant starts up a third production shift with nearly
1,500 new employees
May 4, 2015 - A third shift in the Volvo Torslanda plant
started today, creating nearly 1,500 new jobs in Western
Sweden. The additional shift comes as Volvo recently began
production of the all new XC90, for which the company has
already approximately 30,000 pre-orders.
In addition to the new staff at Volvo, the expansion is
expected to generate an even higher number of new jobs at
suppliers and other businesses in Goteborg and Western
Sweden. Following this latest expansion, Volvo Cars has
approximately 17,300 employees in Sweden, of which 13,500
are in Goteborg where 4,800 people work in the Torslanda
"I am very pleased by the extraordinary positive reception
of our new XC90 model and that we can welcome 1,500 new
employees to the Torslanda plant to produce this new car",
says President and CEO Hakan Samuelsson. "This is just the
start - we will launch a whole range of new cars in the next
four years, many of which will be produced here in Torslanda."
Volvo earns 2015 Engine of the Year Award from Digital
Trends for T6 Drive-E
May 4, 2015 - The accolades for Volvo Drive-E powertrains
continue to arrive, with the T6 Drive-E earning the coveted
Engine of the Year designation from
a leading consumer technology publisher in the United
"Achieving an effective level of balance across comfort,
efficiency and power has been the ultimate goal for our
creation of the Drive-E 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 all-new
XC90, delivers a lively, compelling result. We are honored
to receive this latest recognition as we continue to pioneer
new, effective technologies for our vehicles and customers."
The "Car of the Year" awards highlight those technologies
and brands that the team at Digital Trends feels best
deliver significance and impact to their industries. Judging
for 2015 Engine of the Year award included dozens of in-car
reviews, test analysis, and debates, with the T6 Drive-E
making the final rounds with the Bentley W12 and the Dodge
"After a battery of tests, lengthy discussions, and an
inspection of what values we hold dear, Volvo's T6 Drive-E
comes across as a gift to the future of motoring," said Nick
Jaynes, Automotive Editor, Digital Trends. "Volvo should be
applauded for the design of its Drive-E engine family, and
especially the T6 Drive-E with its six-cylinder levels of
horsepower yet emissions and fuel economy of something
The T6 Drive-E is currently available in the S60 and XC60 in
the US, producing 302 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque,
and will also be available on the all-new XC90.
and producer Avicii "Feeling
Good" about the future
May 1, 2015 - Volvo and Swedish producer Avicii announce a
creative cooperation to celebrate their Swedish roots with a
new music video to be released May 8, 2015. The
collaboration will form the basis for a campaign entitled 'A
The Stockholm born producer & artist Avicii has made a huge
impact in the world of music as one of the top DJs, remixers
and record producers. With a shared Swedish heritage, Volvo
and Avicii are
both entering a new phase in their existence.
Volvo brand is on the ascendant, just as Avicii is, with a
growing global audience. We thought there would be no better
way to celebrate our heritage and passion for life than to
work together to produce something special that reflects who
we are and what matters to us," said Alain Visser, Senior
Vice President at Volvo Cars.
song chosen for the
a classic track recorded by Nina Simone 50 years ago, has
been given new life with Avicii's production. He has
added new vocals, infectious beats and the catchy melodic
treatment that has thrilled millions of jubilant fans at
events around the world.
"I've loved the song for a long time. It's one of the best
songs ever written. It's timeless. I've been a big fan
of Nina Simone, Etta James and that sound for a very
long time. So when I found out that was the song that Volvo
wanted in the video I was really excited to
do something with it. I wanted to create something
new, and at the same time stay true to the original," said Avicii. The Feeling Good video was filmed in
Stockholm and Osterlen where Avicii and his family spent
May Overseas Delivery Tourist Program
May 1, 2015 -
Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist Program
incentives for Model Year 2016 custom ordered cars are
listed below. Orders must be received between May 1 - 31,
2015 to qualify for these incentives.
Option or Package
Loyalty Offer *
* Note: The Volvo Overseas Delivery
Loyalty Offer providing one extra hotel night to current
Volvo or Saab owners for a custom ordered tourist program
car is no longer applicable to orders received after May 1,
announces prices for the 2016 XC90 T8 for America
April 16, 2015 -
Volvo will bring the world's first seven passenger plug-in
hybrid electric vehicle to the United States this year with
the XC90 T8. Powered by Volvo's 2.0 liter supercharged and
turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor,
the T8 can achieve 394 horsepower and 0-60 MPH in just 5.7
With uncompromising performance and flexibility, drivers can
choose to operate the T8 in a variety of modes, including:
As the default mode, it is suitable for
everyday use and the
XC90 will automatically alternate between
drawing power from the 2.0 liter
supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine
and the electric motor to deliver the
optimum overall fuel economy.
This mode is used primarily in city driving
although it can power the car up to highway
speeds. When the high-voltage battery is
fully charged, it serves as the car's sole
energy source, powering the electric motor
over the rear axle. Preliminary testing
based on EPA criteria produced an estimated
range of 17 miles using just electricity,
which represents a high percentage of
drivers' typical daily usage.
This utilizes the combined performance of
the gas engine and the electric motor. On
start-up, the XC90 T8 takes advantage of the
electric motor's superior response and
instant torque curve, while the gas engine
gets up to speed. This combination offers
better torque at lower revs, which is
equivalent to that of a large displacement
Because of the XC90 T8's plug-in hybrid battery technology,
consumers may be eligible for a federal tax credit up to an
estimated $4,600 in addition to other local and state
incentives. T8 customers should consult a tax professional
to determine eligibility.
The XC90 T8 combines the best of Scandinavian craftsmanship
and style with uncompromising performance and interior
enhancements. Each T8 features Thor's Hammer LED headlights, power
front seat cushion extensions, high level interior
illumination and a hand blown Orrefors crystal gear shift.
The MSRP of the XC90
T8 Hybrid Momentum is $68,100, not including any tax credit
incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 T8 Inscription provides an even higher level of
luxury and elegance. Linear wood inlays, luxurious Nappa
leather seats, dashboard and door panels provide the
ultimate Scandinavian sanctuary for drivers and passengers.
Rear exterior chrome accents and mirror covers accompany a
unique, silver matte front grill. The MSRP of the XC90 T8
Hybrid Inscription is $71,600, not including any tax credit
incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 T8 R-Design highlights the car's sporty performance
with external features including a piano black front grille,
R-Design lower front spoiler, dual integrated tail pipes and
matte silver mirror covers and window trim. A
performance-focused interior design awaits drivers with
Nubuck and Nappa leather contour seats, steering wheel gear
shift paddles, a perforated leather gear shift and steering
wheel. The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Hybrid R-Design is $70,000,
not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination
The XC90 has already received tremendous praise by customers
and industry leaders. After winning this year's prestigious
Red Dot "Best of the Best" Product Design Award, preorders
approached 24,000 cars globally; this is approximately half
of the first year's expected volume.is approximately half
of the first year's expected volume.
The XC90 T8 is expected to arrive at Volvo retailers in
North America this fall, but test drives of the XC90 T6
should be available at Volvo retailers earlier.
Overseas Delivery specifications and prices have not been
announced for the 2016 XC90 T8.
However when the details are available they will be
Stay tuned for updates about the new
plug-in SUV from Sweden!
Now is a great time to fly to Europe for a summer
April 11, 2015 - With the
value of the euro to the dollar, the timing of ordering a new
Volvo and receiving it at the factory this summer is
Leah Ginsberg, lead editor at Yahoo Travel explains
why now is a great time to travel to Europe in an online
A Summer European Vacation Just Got a Lot Cheaper.
receives the renowned Red Dot
'Best of the Best' Product Design Award
6, 2015 -
Volvo Cars has been awarded one of the world's premier
product design awards for its ground-breaking XC90 luxury
SUV. The Best of the Best award, based on the results of a
38 member international jury of experts, was presented to
Volvo for the XC90's pioneering design and high level of
quality. The car was chosen from almost 5,000 designs in 31
product categories in the much coveted Red Dot awards.
"The new XC90 is the vanguard of Volvo's new design
direction. In our work on this car we have been very much
aware of Volvo's heritage, the value of authenticity and
Scandinavian design, but we have also taken some bold and
progressive steps forward, aiming for a design style and
execution level that pushes our boundaries. I am very proud
that our new flagship has won the prestigious Red Dot: Best
of the Best award," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice
President Design at Volvo Cars.
The XC90 represents a new beginning for Volvo in terms of
design philosophy and has been credited with taking the
luxury SUV to a new level. Characterized by precision design
and attention to detail, the XC90 paves the way for future
Volvo car designs with signature design elements. These
include the new face of Volvo with a new Volvo logo and a
floating grille, and the celebrated T-shaped 'Thor's Hammer'
daytime running lights.
Carrying the precision and pioneering exterior design inside
the car, Ingenlath and his team have created a serene
and relaxing interior combining natural materials such as
leather, wood and crystal with a calming and luxurious take
on Scandinavian design. This is also reflected in how that
Volvo approached the redesign of the information displays
and interaction in the car, reducing complexity and creating
a uniquely intuitive interface.
"It is particularly challenging to develop a new design
language which refers to well-known brand values while
presenting a modern, desirable interpretation. The all-new
Volvo XC90 symbolizes the cornerstone of a complete new
generation of cars where our progressive design combines
innovative technology with Scandinavian design virtues."
2016 Model Year
Overseas Delivery Provisional Prices
April 6, 2015 -
Model Year 2016 Overseas Delivery prices have not been
finalized for the S60, S80, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60 and
XC70 models. At this time provisional pricing is in
effect until final official prices are released for these
models. Model Year 2016 Volvo Overseas Delivery
provisional prices and specifications can be viewed
2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD
Fuel Economy Ratings
March 28, 2015 - The official EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD have
been released and are posted
here with other specifications for the all-new XC90.
Volvo Factory Tours -
Closed Days - Summer 2015
March 2, 2015 -
The Volvo Factory in Goteborg,
Sweden will be closed to tours from July 13, 2015
through August 14, 2015. During this time Overseas Delivery cars will still be
delivered to customers in Goteborg but there will not be any
tours of the Volvo Factory.
Instead customers may explore the Volvo Cars Brand
At the Brand Experience Centre visitors
see, hear and learn about the long history of Volvo and its
holistic commitment to safety and the environment around the
world. Tours of
the factory will resume on August 17, 2015.
Revised 2016 Volvo XC90 Overseas
Delivery Accessory list
February 23, 2015 -
The Overseas Delivery Accessory list
for the all-new XC90 has been revised. A new version
of the list can be seen
Model Year 2015.5 Overseas Delivery
orders to end soon!
2015 - The last day to submit an order for a 2015.5 Volvo
via Overseas Delivery is Thursday, March 5,
note that some models could sell out before this date.
If you would like to receive a 2015.5 Volvo in Europe this spring or
summer don't wait! Send an
email or call 925.988.8545 today to order your 2015.5 Volvo
via Overseas Delivery.
Strong early demand and reviews for the
February 13, 2015 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 is proving to be a hit with customers
even before it appears in showrooms, with over 16,000 orders
received from around the world for the brand new Swedish
The new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo's
history, capturing its future design direction,
incorporating its own range of new technologies and
utilizing its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA)
technology and Drive-E powertrain family.
This week European automotive press test drives of the XC90
began in Tarragona, Spain.otive press test drives of the XC90
began in Tarragona, Spain.
video review of the all-new XC90 by Auto Express in
All-new XC90 Overseas Delivery
February 4, 2015 - A new list of Volvo Overseas
Delivery accessories for the 2016 XC90 was released today.
The list includes exterior styling kits, cargo gear, a
trailer hitch and other items that can be added to your
Overseas Delivery XC90. View the list
here. Now that accessories are available what are you
waiting for? It's time to order
your all-new XC90!
Volvo Home Shipment brochure updated
January 28, 2015 -
The Volvo Home Shipment brochure has been updated. It is a guide to
shipping your new Volvo back to the USA from
Europe. The revised
Volvo Home Shipment brochure can be viewed
New list of
Overseas Delivery drop off locations
January 26, 2015 -
The list of Volvo Overseas Delivery drop off locations has
been updated and can be seen
here. Antwerp, Belgium and Duisburg, Germany are
new drop off locations. Brussels, Belgium is no longer
a drop off location.
Overseas Delivery program voted best in Global Traveler
January 23, 2015 -
Volvo Overseas Delivery, which offers car buyers the
unforgettable experience of picking up their Volvo in Sweden
while also saving money, has been named the top program of
its kind by the readers of Global Traveler magazine.
The survey, in its 11th year, asks frequent business and
luxury travelers to
name the best in a variety of travel-related categories.
Volvo has been the top choice among overseas delivery
programs two years in a row!
Through the Volvo Overseas Delivery Tourist program,
participants receive a free trip to Sweden when purchasing a
new car. Volvo provides two complimentary airline tickets to
Goteborg, Sweden where the customer receives their new car
at the Volvo factory. Then, they can head out on a European
road trip, and when they're ready to return home, they drop
off the car and Volvo will ship it to the United States for
more about the Global Traveler reader survey and view a
list of all the winners
read an article about European auto delivery programs in the
September 2011 edition of Global Traveler magazine.
Order your new
Volvo and vacation today.
Visit Sweden 2015
January 14, 2015 -
The latest edition of the Visit Sweden magazine can now be viewed
Want some inspirational ideas on places to see and things to do when you
fly to Sweden and receive your new Volvo?
Would you like to learn about Sweden's natural lifestyle?
Then be sure to take a look at "Your
Guide to Sweden 2015". The magazine is full of
articles, addresses, and travel facts for visitors of
all ages and lifestyles. There's great travel planning
information for both urban and rural Sweden... even a map!
The biggest LEGO car in the world?
January 12, 2015 -
This XC90 is a full size replica of Volvo's first award
winning SUV. Instead of glass and metal this one is built
with Lego modeling blocks. It was on display at Legoland in
Carlsbad, California and is now being shown at the Volvo
Museum in Goteborg, Sweden.
Weight: 2,930 pounds
Platform: an actual first generation Volvo
XC90 chassis, wheels and tires
Volvo provided CAD
drawings of a real XC90
Three Lego designers
converted the drawings to create the block
It took three weeks to create the computer
block model and drawings
A team averaging five Lego master model
builders built the XC90 in 10 weeks
one Lego block at a time
When you travel to Sweden and pick up your new Volvo at the
factory be sure to visit the Volvo
Museum and check out the full size scale model XC90. You will also see a variety of many interesting Volvo
cars, trucks, buses and equipment at the museum.
Should a new model of the 2016 Volvo XC90 with Thor's headlights be built?
What do you think? Wonder how many blocks will be
needed to build a Lego model of the newest XC90?
Factory Closed Dates
January 9, 2015 -
The Volvo Factory Delivery Center (FDC) in Goteborg, Sweden
will be closed on April 3 & April 6, 2015; May 1 & May
14, 2015; and June 19, 2015. There
will be no deliveries or drop-off of vehicles
at the FDC on these days.
XC90 Contour Seat Package and Power
Third Row Seat
January 9, 2015 - The Contour Seat Package cannot be ordered
for the Inscription version of the 2016 XC90. It is
only available with the Momentum version.
The Power Third Row Seat option will not be available on the
2016 XC90 until production in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The Power Third Row Seat has been removed from the
Convenience Package for the all-new XC90 and the price of
the package was lowered from $2,000 to $1,800.
Updated Overseas Delivery 2016 Volvo
XC90 order guide
December 23, 2014 - The Volvo Overseas Delivery order guide
for the 2016 XC90 has been updated and can be seen
Corrections to prices are denoted in green. The 12.3"
active digital display is now standard equipment for the
all-new XC90 resulting in a lower price for the Momentum
Plus Package. Metallic paint for the XC90 is now $560.
Volvo earns top spots in IIHS safety
December 23, 2014 -
Volvo once again performed very well in the annual IIHS Top
Safety Pick+ Awards. In this year's honors four Volvo cars
made the Top Safety Pick+ grade: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60.
Volvo was the only European brand with more than two models
on the list.
Top Safety Pick+ award criteria has grown tougher in the
last year, with increased demands around the standard for
front crash prevention. To meet the new criteria cars making
the Top Safety Pick+ grade must offer the ability to stop or
slow down without driver intervention before hitting a
target in IIHS tests at 12 mph, 25 mph or both.
Volvo's front crash avoidance technology, City Safety, which
is standard in all new Volvos, effectively helps to detect
and brake automatically to mitigate or prevent a car to car
rear end collision without driver intervention. Volvo's City
Safety technology has been shown to reduce insurance claim
frequency by 16 percent.*
Note: IIHS did not test all Volvo models available in the
U.S. market during 2014. The XC70 was not tested and the
all-new XC90 had not been launched in time to participate.
*IIHS Status Report Volume 48, No.3, April 25, 2013
Volvo Drive-E T5 engine wins award
December 15, 2014 -
received another award for its highly successful Drive-E
engines. Announced on
December 10, 2014 at WardsAuto Outlook Conference in
Southfield, Michigan, the prize marks further recognition of
Volvo's Drive-E powertrain technology.
The Drive-E T5 is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, that
combines Brake Energy Regeneration, Start/Stop, and ECO+
Technology with a smooth eight-speed Geartronic auto
transmission. The Drive-E T5 engine is available in the S60,
S80, V60, XC60 and XC70 models. This award comes after a
public announcement that Volvo is also developing a
3-cylinder engine for future models.
Updated Overseas Delivery 2016 Volvo
XC90 order guide
November 24, 2014 - The Volvo Overseas Delivery order guide
for the 2016 XC90 has been updated and can be seen
Corrections to prices are denoted in green. Besides
the price changes a note was added about the Convenience
Package being required when ordering the Air Suspension with
Active Chassis option.
All-new XC90 magazine
November 22, 2014 -
The all-new XC90 is a sanctuary.
place to relax, think and connect with the world on your own
A place without clutter.
Because clutter clouds the minds.
It's very Swedish to think like this.
To be brave enough to remove rather than add. It's also very
Swedish - and very Volvo - to start with the person who will
use our products and ask, "How can we make your life
That's what has been done with the
XC90 creating a car that's truly designed around you.
Get a great look into how the new SUV
from Sweden was created from the people who made it happen
XC90 Launch Magazine - 60 pages of information and
photos of the all-new XC90.
The new V60 Cross Country
November 19, 2014 - Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the new
Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country (CC) are now available and
can be viewed
Compared to the regular V60, the V60 Cross Country has an
increased ground clearance of 65 mm. Offering new 18"
and 19" wheels, the V60 Cross Country comes with high
profile tires, adding comfort and off-road aesthetics,
reducing road noise and providing added wheel protection
whether climbing or negotiating rocky roads.
The Cross Country brand has a long and distinguished
heritage. Volvo was the first premium auto brand to offer
increased all-road capability and styling on its wagons back
in 1997 when it introduced the V70 Cross Country,
creating a whole new type of car experience that has captured the imagination of the motoring public.
To start your
journey in a new 2015.5 V60 Cross
Country via Overseas Delivery please send an
All-new XC90 T6 AWD specifications
November 18, 2014 -
Exterior and interior dimensions and specifications for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD were released today
and are posted
here. Please note: Official fuel economy ratings
and the gross vehicle weight (GVW) figures for the all-new
XC90 have have
not been released yet.
Experience the all-new XC90 with Volvo Reality on
November 13, 2014 - Volvo is the first auto brand to use Google Cardboard to
transform the way businesses enabled to use Google Cardboard to
transform the way businesses enabled to use Google Cardboard to
transform the way businesses enable audiences to experience a
product: through the lens of virtual reality via Google Cardboard.
Starting at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volvo is inviting auto and
innovation enthusiasts to experience a revolutionary way to test
the all-new XC90, months before it arrives in the US.
After downloading the app and inserting their phone in
the Google Cardboard, viewers will be transported into an XC90 where
they can explore and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of
the car on the open road. Experience more in the story about
the all-new XC90 with
All-new Volvo XC90 debuts enhanced air filter improving
interior air quality
November 12, 2014 -
The results are impressive. In a car
equipped with the new improved multi-filter, the amount of
"fine dust" particles smaller than 0.4 micrometer can be as
much as 70% less than in a car without the filter, according
to a standardized component test. This is a significant
improvement as studies have shown that dust particles
smaller than 10 micrometers can cause a number of health
problems, including difficulty breathing and lung
infections. Learn more about the all-new Volvo XC90
enhanced air filter.
Volvo reveals the V60 Cross Country
November 5, 2014 -
Volvo will unveil the V60 Cross Country at the 2014 Los
Angeles Auto Show later this month.
The V60 will be
featured at the California event along with the first
public display in America of
the all-new Volvo XC90. The show is open from November 21 -
30, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
"We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our
product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and
rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its
own," said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President at Volvo Cars.
Finish the story and see more photos
If you would like to order your new 2015.5 V60 Cross Country via
Overseas Delivery please
email your interest today.
Meet the Swedish Moose Man!
November 3, 2014 -
Moose are big in Sweden... in more ways than you can
the first Volvo XC90 was originally launched in 2003 there
were several special driving events throughout America for motorists to
experience the new SUV
The most impressive and popular activity was the Moose
Leffe Lindh is known in Sweden as the Moose Man. Lindh began caring for and raising moose two decades
ago in Gardsjo, Sweden (a small town halfway between
Goteborg and Stockholm). Today he owns and operates the Gardsjo
Moose Park, a sanctuary where visitors can get up close and
personal with the wild creatures.
Are you visiting Stockholm when you pick up your new Volvo
at the factory.
If so a visit to the see the Moose Man at
Gardsjo Moose Park
may be a unique side trip for you.
All-new 2016 Volvo XC90 Overseas Delivery
specifications and prices
October 22, 2014 -
Overseas Delivery specifications and prices for the 2016
Volvo XC90 T6 AWD are available and can be seen
here. With the all-new XC90 we have been able to retain
the fantastic benefits of the Overseas Delivery Tourist
program which include two complimentary roundtrip
airline tickets to Scandinavia, one complimentary first
class hotel night for two in Goteborg, Sweden, airport
transportation in Goteborg, factory tour, Swedish lunch and
much, much more. Overseas Delivery
continues to offer models with unique exterior colors,
interiors, and individual options, that traditionally would
only be available in Europe.
Orders for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD via Overseas Delivery
may be submitted starting Monday, October 27, 2014.
Actual delivery dates of the XC90 T6 AWD at the
factory in Goteborg, Sweden will not be assigned until the
week of December 1, 2014.
place an Overseas Delivery order for your all-new 2016 Volvo
send an email today.
Volvo adds a third shift and 1,300 new jobs to Torslanda plant
October 17, 2014 - Volvo will add a third shift at the
Torslanda - Goteborg, Sweden plant to meet the increasing
demand for new Volvo cars. The expansion in the first
quarter of 2015, will be made in connection with the start
of production for the all-new XC90. Adding the extra shift creates about 1,300 new jobs and
follows the opening of a new body shop which lifted the
production capacity in the Torslanda plant to 300,000 cars
annually. The number of employees at Torslanda increases
The all-new Volvo XC90 marks the first car from the new
in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA),
which will form the base for a range of upcoming new Volvo
models. The new platform as well as the expansion of the
Torslanda plant are part of Volvo's ongoing $11 billion
investment in new products and production capacity.
Volvo Cars global retail deliveries were up by 9.2% during
the first nine months of the year while the outlook for the
full year is a total sales volume of about 470,000 cars
representing a 10% growth and an all-time high sales result
for the company. The all-new XC90 is expected to grow sales
volumes during 2015, creating a need for increased output
from the Torslanda plant where the new SUV will be built.
Record retails deliveries are also expected in 2015.
In addition to the third shift, the Torslanda plant will
also implement a new working agreement to
support higher production. The agreement will be
introduced in the first quarter of 2015 and when fully
implemented, the plant will employ 4,600 people. This year
Torslanda celebrated 50 years of car making. It produces the Volvo S60, S80, V60, V70,
XC70 and XC90 models.
Your guide to Sweden's best restaurants
October 17, 2014 - The
White Guide is Sweden's leading restaurant guidebook,
presenting the country's top 250 restaurants and covering
500 plus restaurants every year. In its own words, it
presents "the very best, the trendiest, the coziest, the
coolest, the most romantic and the most culturally exotic
Whether you are a 'foodie' or not, the White Guide is an
invaluable reference when you are travelling in
Sweden and want to sample the best food in the country. The White Guide gives as much weight to the
restaurants in Sweden's rural regions as it does the
restaurants of the major cities. The very finest
establishments are located in Stockholm, Goteborg and Malmo. But there are many great
restaurants in other areas of Sweden.
Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant in Stockholm is shown in
It's Fall and the Colors
are out for the all-new XC90
October 17, 2014 - The all-new Volvo XC90 is scheduled to
start arriving at dealerships next spring.
However if you are one of those who will be ordering
their new SUV before then you may want to view pictures of
2016 Volvo XC90 exterior colors that will be available.
Trim levels for all-new XC90 announced
October 2, 2014 - Volvo announced its new trim level
structure - Momentum, Inscription and R-Design - offering a
experience at every level for the all-new XC90.
Momentum provides a well-appointed vehicle designed
to meet and exceed the needs of most customers.
Inscription is crafted specifically for customers
that hold an additional appreciation for craftsmanship, and
desire increased comfort with exclusive features.
R-Design rounds out the group and delivers a sporty
and dynamic aura.
Both the XC90 T6 AWD Momentum and XC90 T6 AWD Inscription
models will feature an extensive list of standard elements
that will revolutionize the luxury SUV segment.
trim levels of the all-new XC90.
All new Volvo XC90 R-Design revealed
September 18, 2014 -
Volvo released the first images of the R-Design version of
the all new XC90, aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner
that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look.
The visual promise of a dynamic ride is confirmed by the
driver-centric interior featuring R-Design sports seats in Nubuck
textile and perforated leather. A choice of Drive-E powertrains
offering up to 400 hp and the completely new XC90 chassis ensure an
agile driving experience.
Continue reading the article
and view more photos of the
all new XC90 R-Design.
Volvo cars at sea - a first ever!
September 8, 2014 - One of my Volvo Overseas Delivery
customers recently contacted me about tracking his new XC70
on its journey from Sweden to America. He told me that
he is probably one of the few Volvo owners with two Volvo
cars at sea at the same time.
Well he isn't my first customer with two Volvo cars at sea
at the same time. Some of my customers have bought
two Overseas Delivery cars and shipped them to the U.S. on
the same ship. And a diplomat program customer shipped
one of his cars to Virginia and the other car to California.
But the diplomat customer's cars were
shipped a couple of months apart.
However this customer is tracking cars in two different
oceans at the same time! His new 2015.5 Volvo XC70 is on a
ship in the Atlantic Ocean sailing from Sweden to America.
And his old Volvo V70 is on a ship traveling in the Pacific
Ocean from the mainland to his second home in Hawaii.
That's a first ever!
Visit Sweden by Design Mom
September 5, 2014 -
Gabrielle Blair, designer, mother of six, and web
entrepreneur recently chronicled her journey to the Volvo
Factory Delivery Center in Goteborg, Sweden.
The article is posted on her website - Design Mom.
"Design Mom, praised as a Website of the Year by
Time Magazine, and a top parenting blog by the
Wall Street Journal,
Parents Magazine and
Better Homes & Gardens, features everything you
find at the intersection of Motherhood and Design. From DIY
projects and home tours, to book reviews, family-friendly
travel, and discussions about modern parenting".
the right is a photo Gabrielle took of color and fabric
samples at the Volvo Factory Delivery Center. Read
the Design Mom story about the Volvo Overseas Delivery
program and view more of Gabrielle's
All-new XC90 videos
September 2, 2014 -
Last week the all-new
Volvo XC90 was unveiled at a special presentation in
Stockholm, Sweden. Here is a link where you may watch
a 32 minute video of
the unveiling of the all-new XC90.
Here is a 16 minute video about the all-new XC90 with an
multimedia and safety systems by Thomas Muller, Vice
President of Volvo Cars.
The all-new XC90 has been designed for safety. Watch a 3.5
minute video featuring Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical
Leader Safety at Volvo Cars as she explains some of the many
all-new XC90 will protect your family and you.
Volvo PV444 - "the little Volvo" turns 70
September 1, 2014 -
The Volvo PV444 was the start and the symbol for the new
Volvo after World War II, and marked the beginning of its
export drive to the USA. September 1st is the 70th
anniversary of its premiere in royal presence.
An exhibition opened in Sweden on September 1, 1944 that
would become very important for the development of Volvo.
was the newly built Royal Tennis Hall in Stockholm. Out in
the world the Second World War was still going on. But Volvo
was looking ahead to the peace that would come shortly. The
exhibition was to show what the then 18 year old company had
done previously, what they were producing at the time, and
what the public could expect when peace came.
Continue reading the story of "the
little Volvo" and be sure to look at the
of the rear of a 1947 Volvo PV444A outside the building
where the PV444 premiered in 1944.
Notice the "S" sticker on the back of the
PV444? Volvo Overseas
Delivery cars today have a similar "S" sticker.
All-new XC90 unveiled
August 26, 2014 -
to introduce a visually striking, seven-seat luxury SUV with
world leading safety features, advanced powertrain
technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel
efficiency and a superlative interior finish.
Three years in the making and part of an $11 billion
investment program, the all-new XC90 marks the beginning of
a new chapter in Volvo's history, capturing its future
design direction, incorporating its own range of new
technologies and utilizing its new Scalable Product
Architecture (SPA) technology.
"This is one of the most important days in our history. We
are not just launching a car, but re-launching our brand.
This day marks a new era for our company. The XC90 paves the
way for a portfolio of exciting new cars to come in the
following years," said Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO
of Volvo Car Group.
Months of speculation ended today after Volvo unveiled its
all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise
Symbolizing this historic day in Volvo's 87 year history,
the new XC90 will be the first of its cars to carry the
company's new more prominent iron mark logo, which has the
iconic arrow elegantly aligned with the diagonal slash
across the grille. Together with the T-shaped "Thor's
Hammer" LED daytime running lights, the iron mark introduces
an entirely new, distinctive and confident face for Volvo. The XC90's larger hood with its new topography, the beltline
and the sharpened shoulders connecting with the new rear
lights are other important design signatures that will be
mirrored across the range.
"The overall impression, both exterior and interior, has a
strong connection to the key elements of the Swedish
lifestyle: the generous space, the celebration of light and
the focus on well being," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice
President Design of Volvo Cars.
To add more visual muscle from the sides, the XC90 comes
with a range of wheel sizes up to 22 inches.s, the XC90 comes
with a range of wheel sizes up to 22 inches.
Continue reading the story and view several more photos of the
all-new Volvo XC90.
Brochures for Model Year 2015.5
August 22, 2014 - Brochures for the 2015.5 Volvo S60, S80,
V60, XC60 and XC70 models and the Volvo Full Range are now
available and can be viewed
online. Be sure to take a look at the Full Range
brochure to see exterior color choices.
A Swedish Icon Turns 40
August 20, 2014, 2014 -
Forty years ago on
August 21, 1974, the Volvo 240 was shown to the media for the very
first time. The
model series would become an unprecedented success
for Volvo with over 2.8 million produced over the course of 19
1974 was a big year for Sweden. In the spring ABBA won the
Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, an 18 year old Bjorn Borg
trounced the tennis elite, and Volvo presented one of its most
important models ever.
On August 21, 1974 the media got to see and drive the new car for the
first time. The journalists were flown by chartered plane from
Volvo's head office at Torslanda to the little town Borlange, where
a row of Volvo 244 GLs were waiting for them. Each and every one had
an orange paint job very typical of the time - with orange interiors
Continue reading about
A closer look at the 2015.5 Volvo Models
August 13, 2014 -
Would you like to learn more about the 2015.5 Volvo models?
Click the links below to get information on the latest Volvo
"Connected Car" lineup: the S60, S80, V60, XC60, and XC70.
Do you see the button with a picture of a globe in the upper
right of the 2015.5 Volvo center console in the photo on the
right? This new button connects Volvo drivers and passengers
to the internet with a variety of apps for entertainment,
weather, and navigation (if equipped).
Also new for Model Year 2015.5 is Volvo On Call, which
provides safety and security services as well as a new
mobile app with convenient features such as Engine Remote
Start, car locator, remote door lock/unlock, and more.
See what's new in the overview for each model:
All-new XC90 will be first Volvo built on
Scalable Product Architecture
August 12, 2014 -
Volvo's all-new XC90 - which will be revealed in two weeks
in Stockholm, Sweden will be the first car in its range to
be built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular
chassis technology developed in-house.
has been under in-house development at Volvo for the past four years
and is the cornerstone of the company's ongoing 11 billion dollar
transformation plan. It will be introduced with the all-new XC90 and
then rolled out across the product range in future.
benefits of SPA are twofold. First, the flexibility of SPA liberates
Volvo's engineers and designers, allowing them to devise and
introduce a wide range of new and alluring design features while
also improving driveability, introducing world-first safety
features, offering the latest connected car technologies and
creating more interior space.
Secondly, SPA will change the way Volvo
builds cars in future by allowing a wide range of cars,
powertrains, electrical systems and technologies - all of
differing complexity - to be fitted on the same
architecture, generating significant economies of scale.
"SPA gives us a fresh
technological start. Around 90 percent of the components in
the all-new XC90 and upcoming models are new and unique. We
are raising the bar to the very top of the premium league
when it comes to the quality and technology level in every
vital area," said Mertens.
the all-new XC90 and SPA.
New Volvo Sensus Connect brochure
August 1, 2014 -
Are you curious about the new Sensus Connect with Volvo
On Call that is included in new 2015.5 Volvo S60, S80, V60,
XC60 and XC70 models?
If so then take a look at the 2015.5 Volvo
Sensus Connect brochure to learn more about the features
and benefits of the new system.
Two world firsts in the all-new Volvo XC90 - one of
the safest cars in the world
July 22, 2014 -The all-new Volvo XC90 scheduled to be revealed next
month at an international auto show will offer the most comprehensive and
technologically sophisticated standard safety package
available in the automotive industry. The new technologies
will take the company a significant step closer to its
vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a
new Volvo car by 2020.
- Incorporates the most advanced standard safety package on
first auto brake function when turning in front of an
- Includes the world's first safety solution focused on
accidental road departures
- Automatically follows vehicle in front in slow-moving
five times more Ultra High Strength Steel (boron steel) than
See the full article and learn more about the world firsts
Innovative solutions to make parking and tight
maneuvers safer and easier in all-new Volvo XC90
July 22, 2014 -
Designed around modern car buyers' expectations of smart
functionality, the all-new Volvo XC90 features a set of
innovative solutions that make tricky parking situations and
maneuvering in tight spaces much easier.
The IntelliSafe support technologies include an extended Park
Assist Pilot, which now offers automatic reversing into a
parking bay as well as entering and exiting a parallel
parking spot. The XC90 can also display a digitally-created,
360 degrees bird's eye view of the area around the car on
the center display.
Continue reading about these
Production of the first generation Volvo XC90
ending in Sweden
July 11, 2014 -
Today marks the end of an era for Volvo Cars as production
in Sweden of the iconic first generation XC90 - a car that
revolutionized the global SUV sector - comes to an end after
12 highly successful years.
The story began on January 7, 2002, when Volvo Car Corporation
launched an eagerly awaited new model at the Detroit Motor Show. It
was a car that dealers and customers principally in America had been
yearning for - the Volvo XC90.
A car that would be awarded more than 100 international
distinctions, including "SUV of the Year" as early as 2003, and that
was named Sweden's most valuable export product, with an annual
export value of more than 40 billion Swedish krona in the peak years. Before
sales started in 2003, Volvo's dealers had already received 15,000
Finish reading the
All-new Volvo XC90 will be the world's most
powerful and cleanest SUV
July 8, 2014 -
The all-new Volvo XC90 T8 AWD Hybrid will offer an unrivaled combination
of power and clean operation when it is revealed
later this year. The all-wheel drive seven-seater will
deliver guilt-free luxury SUV ownership, offering drivers
around 400 horsepower but with carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions of around 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle). There has
never been an SUV offering this level of power this cleanly.
more about the
all-new XC90 engines.
Welcome to Sweden
July 3, 2014
- Over the years I have helped many people learn about
Sweden before flying to the factory to receive their Volvo
with articles, brochures, photos, stories, magazines, and
videos. Now there's another way for new Volvo owners to
experience life in Sweden - on television.
right! TV... "Welcome to Sweden" a Swedish
sitcom that premiered on TV4 in Sweden on March 21, 2014, is
scheduled to begin airing on NBC stations in America
July 10, 2014.
Bruce and Emma seem to be the perfect couple. He is a
successful money manager to the stars, living in New York
with Emma, the sweet woman from Sweden whom he loves and
adores. A rare combination of intelligent, funny, kind and
beautiful, Emma believes she has finally found her true soul
mate. So when she makes the life-changing decision to move
back to her native Stockholm to accept a banking job after
being with Bruce for a year, she is surprised and thrilled
that he agrees to move with her to begin a new life
Read an Memphis
Commercial Appeal article about how
"Art Imitates Life"
for Greg Poehler one of the producers of the program.
oducers of the program.
video trailer of the new comedy and then watch "Welcome
to Sweden" on NBC.
36 Hours in Stockholm
July 1, 2014
Are you thinking about visiting Stockholm when you pick up
your new Volvo at the factory in Sweden? Writer Ingrid
Williams chronicles -
36 Hours in Stockholm - an article published in the online
edition of the New
York Times recently.
"Stockholm long ranked as one of the loveliest cities in Europe
with an inner-city
beauty characterized by stately architecture and graceful
waterways. But new openings in outlying neighborhoods -
galleries in the north, boutiques in the south, a craft
brewery in the suburbs, art in the archipelago - are
expanding the limits of the city worth exploring. Add
to that Stockholm's exciting restaurant scene, born from the
popular New Nordic food movement, and the hometown pride is
Click the link and catch a glimpse into living in the
captivating capital city of Sweden.
Be sure to view the slide show.
Android Auto in all-new XC90 and future Volvo cars
Volvo has joined the Open Automotive Alliance to make the
Android smartphone platform available to drivers through its
new ground-breaking user interface. This move brings
together one of the world's most progressive car companies
and the world's most popular smartphone platform, developed
by Google. Continue reading the
Visit Sweden contest bloggers start their journey in
new V60 wagons
June 6, 2014 - Bret and Mary of Green Global Travel and Jennifer and Tim of JDombs Travels recently received V60 wagons at the
Volvo Factory Delivery Center in conjunction with their
blogging for the Visit Sweden -
Trip to Sweden contest.
lucky tourists - a food lover, an art lover,
an environmentalist, and an explorer -
have been chosen to blog about their trips to Sweden to
promote the Visit Sweden sweepstakes.
stories and tips from Bret and Mary in the
Travel blog and experience the many adventures and
photos of Jennifer and Tim in the
JDombs Travels blog
in a V60.
Umea Sweden one of "52 Places to go in 2014"
June 6, 2014 -
New York Times published an article titled "52 Places to go
in 2014" naming cultural hotbed Umea, Sweden # 31 on their
list. It's always nice to share good press about the Sweden
the home of Volvo. The Times story states that music
will take center stage in Umea in 2014, with outdoor opera
performances and a music festival. Visual arts will be
exhibited at Bildmuseet, the city's contemporary arts museum
which reopened in 2012 in a glass and wood building designed
by Henning Larson Architects. Umea located in northern
Sweden is now easier to reach, thanks to new higher speed
rail connections from Stockholm and Goteborg. Read the full
story and see photos of
"52 Places to go in 2014".
Exceptional audio system in the all-new XC90
2014 - The
all-new Volvo XC90 will be available with one of the top audio systems
available in the automotive world after engineers at the
Swedish car company joined forces with their counterparts at
the renowned British audio equipment company Bowers &
Learn more about the world class Bowers & Wilkins
audio system in the all-new XC90.
Explore the all-new XC90 through animation
2014 - There are a multitude of ways that one
interacts with the all-new XC90.
Equipped with the most modern in-car
control system on the market, which is crucially easier to
use, ensuring drivers will be able to keep their eyes on the
road as much as possible while operating or making
adjustments to the system.
The all-new XC90 also uses the vehicle's interior space far
more efficiently and offers a range of additional benefits
such as integrated cloud-based applications for music
streaming and other services, such as the world's first
integrated Park and Pay application and the ability to
mirror and use Apple iOS devices in the touch screen
Explore the all-new XC90 through animation by watching
videos about infotainment, connectivity, comfort,
flexibility, navigation, user experience and voice control
in the 2016 Volvo XC90.
The all-new XC90 in-car control experience
June 3, 2014 -
The designers and engineers behind Volvo's all-new XC90,
which will be revealed later this year, have completely
reconceived the way drivers operate their cars and dispensed
with the normal array of buttons.
A large tablet-like touch screen, a head-up display,
state-of-art-voice control and thumb controls on the
steering wheel, all combine to form a more convenient way of
interacting with the vehicle.
Learn more about the
all-new XC90 in-car control system.
Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E review in the New York Times
2, 2014 - Lawrence Ulrich of the
New York Times
recently reviewed the 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive E in an
article titled "A Swede That's Not Square to be Hip".
Check out the
story, photos and video.
Pre-built vehicles available via Overseas
Pre-built Overseas Delivery cars are available with two
free round trip airline tickets from the US to Europe with a tourist program
purchase. In some cases you can take delivery of one of these vehicles at the factory in Sweden as soon as four weeks from receipt and
payment of your order.
This list updated:
May 17, 2015
Model Year 2016
2016 XC60 T5 FWD
2016 XC90 T6 AWD
2016 XC90 T8 AWD
Model Year 2015.5
2015.5 S60 T5 FWD
2015.5 V60 T5 FWD
Please call or email
William Marks to purchase one of these pre-built
vehicles or to custom order your new Volvo. The list
of pre-built cars changes weekly and there may be some
limitations on when and where you can take delivery.