Volvo Launches XC90 R-Design - The Sportiest XC90 Yet
- Host of visual, dynamic and equipment upgrades
- Key equipment includes 20-inch alloy wheels, leather sports seats and a 12.3-inch TFT information display
- Available now, priced from £49,785
Volvo Car UK has launched a new R-Design version of its award-winning XC90. R-Design models are the sportiest XC90s to date, featuring a range of design, dynamic and equipment upgrades to give Volvo’s seven-seat SUV a sporty makeover.
The outside of the car is distinguished by 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, silver-effect door mirrors, gloss black mesh front grille and tinted rear windows. Inside, there are leather/nubuck sports seats, a 12.3-inch active TFT driver’s information display and a perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel complete with gearshift paddles. R-Design XC90s also get a powered front passenger seat with memory function (to match the driver’s seat), sports pedals, black headlining and upgraded interior lighting. There’s even an exclusive R-Design leather-clad remote key fob.
R-Design models come with Drive Mode Settings and Adjustable Steering Force as standard, too, which allow you to choose between different settings for the engine, transmission, steering and the optional air suspension.
This is on top of the already generous standard specification of entry-level XC90 Momentum models, which includes a nine-inch touch screen control system, Sensus Navigation, two-zone climate control with Volvo’s ground-breaking CleanZone air quality system, LED headlights, power-operated tailgate with handsfree opening, and the Volvo On Call mobile app. Standard safety equipment includes City Safety (which features pedestrian and cyclist detection, and front collision warning with full auto brake), driver alert control with lane departure warning, and front, side and full-length curtain airbags.
Nick Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: “The launch of the XC90 R-Design makes our premium seven-seat SUV even more distinctive and dynamic than before. Its sportier looks certainly make it stand out on the road, and its extra equipment ensures that the interior is as luxurious as it is stunning.”
R-Design versions are available with the D5 diesel and T6 petrol Drive-E engines, and in T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric hybrid form. Prices of the XC90 R-Design start at £49,785 OTR.
For more information on the Volvo XC90, please visit the website: www.volvocars.com/uk
Volvo XC90 Wins Best New SUV - CUV over $60,000 at the 2016 Canadian Car of the Year Awards
Toronto, ON. November 24th, 2015. The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) announced this year’s “Best New” category winners for the 2016 Canadian Car of the Year Awards. Winning the 2016 Best New SUV - CUV, over $60k, category was the 2016 XC90. The two other finalists that finished behind the XC90 in voting were the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and the Lincoln MKX.
“Volvo Canada is pleased to see the continued recognition from the AJAC contingent, with this being the second year in a row we have been recognized as a Canadian Car of the Year ‘Best New’ winner,” said Marc Engelen, President & CEO of Volvo Cars of Canada. “The XC90 continues to impress, and we are thrilled to add this award to our growing list of accolades for arguably the best luxury SUV in its segment.”
The event in which each vehicle was measured was at the annual “Test Fest” held in Bowmanville, Ontario this past October. The testing site was Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Volvo Pilots In-car Delivery in Sweden
With just days to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the busiest shopping days of the Holiday season – Sweden’s Volvo Cars has unveiled a brand new way to take some of the hassle out Holiday shopping.
The premium car maker has launched the world’s first commercially available in-car delivery service in Volvo's hometown, Gothenburg, Sweden. In cooperation with PostNord, the Nordic region’s leading communication and logistics supplier, Lekmer.com, the leading Nordic online toy and baby goods store, and Mat.se, a Swedish online grocery retailer, customers can have toys, gifts, food and drinks delivered to their car.
Volvo In-car Delivery promises to bring some of the cheer back to the Holiday season by eradicating the more unpleasant aspects of seasonal shopping such as a desperate search for parking space in a busy parking lot, crowds of stressed people and the disappointment of missed deliveries.
The Volvo In-car Delivery works via a digital key, which is used to gain one-time access to your vehicle. Owners simply order the goods online, receive a notification that the goods have been delivered and then just drive home with them.
“Christmas is fun – but let’s be honest, it is also a busy time for most families. This service simply makes shopping easier,” said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sales and Service at Volvo. “Volvo In-car Delivery provides concrete proof that connected car technologies can be used to save people time and make their lives easier.”
Volvo In-car Delivery is currently only available for Volvo drivers in Gothenburg who subscribe to the Volvo On Call service, but it will be introduced elsewhere in Sweden and to other countries in future. There will also be a wider range of goods available for In-car Delivery as Volvo joins forces with more companies in future.
The service is extremely simple to use. Volvo owners just choose the In-car Delivery option at the online checkout when they buy their gifts, food, drinks or other packages.
The Volvo In-car Delivery service is a good example of Volvo’s broader attitude to how new technologies can be introduced to its cars.
Volvo is always keen to explore new technologies, be it in the areas of safety, autonomous driving or connectivity, but believes fundamentally in Scandinavian utility – meaning it will only introduce a technology if it actually saves lives, saves times, adds an element of convenience or benefits drivers.
“Volvo is not interested in technology for the sake of technology,” said Klas Bendrik, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Volvo. “If a technology does not make a customer’s life easier, better, safer or more fun, we don’t use it.”