Volvo Overseas Delivery Program Voted Best by Global Traveler Reader Survey
The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program, 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.
Through Volvo's Overseas Delivery Program, participants guarantee themselves a free trip to Sweden by purchasing a new Volvo car. Volvo provides two complimentary airline tickets to Gothenburg, where the customer picks up their new car directly from the Volvo factory. Then, they can head out on a European road trip, and when they're ready to return home, they can simply drop off the car and Volvo will ship it to the United States for free.
Take advantage of overseas delivery:
- 1. Visit the nearest Volvo retailer to find your perfect Volvo.
- 2. Order your Volvo through the Overseas Delivery Program at your local retailer.
- 3. Enjoy two complimentary airline tickets to Gothenburg from SAS Scandinavian Airlines.
- 4. Pick up your new Volvo at the Gothenburg Factory Delivery Center. Your new car will be registered for your stay in Europe with insurance for 15 days (additional days can be added).
- 5. Test your Volvo out on the roads of West Sweden, either with one of the program's spectacular themed tours or on your own. Then, all of Europe is your road.
- 6. Drop off your Volvo in Gothenburg or an official drop-off location. Volvo will ship your car home and take care of all the problems that make importing a car difficult, from excise taxes to import duties.
To learn more about the Global Traveler reader survey, and to view a complete list of winners please visit: http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/2014-gt-tested-awards/
For additional information about the Volvo Overseas Delivery Program, please visit: http://www.volvocars.com/us/sales-services/sales/volvo_overseas_delivery/pages/default.aspx
Volvo Cars’ S60 Inscription: tailored to the U.S.
New Volvo S60 Inscription comes with extra spacious interior and high-end luxury design
Focus on elegance and comfort
Launches at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volvo Cars is stepping up to the plate yet again when it comes to delivering a luxury car experience with the launch of the S60 Inscription. Tailored to meet the discerning requirements of U.S. consumers, the S60 Inscription takes the S60 to a new level of comfort and rear passenger convenience, offering consumers 3.4 inches additional rear seat legroom, resulting in best-in-class rear accommodation.
“As a part of our revitalization of the Volvo Brand in the United States we have undertaken extensive research reaffirming what our customers want and have come to expect from Volvo Cars. It goes without saying that the traditional strength of Volvo Cars product offering are still highly sought after – specifically leading-edge safety, low-impact, high-performance powertrains and standard connectivity across all models. What we have added to the S60 Inscription is a luxurious edge using the most natural materials, attention to detail and our iconic Scandinavian design language,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Group.
The choice of materials used in the S60 Inscription succinctly reflects the authentic Scandinavian origins of the Volvo Brand. Linear Walnut trim, silk metal detailing, spacious rear seating and a unique 19” wheels, combine to create a relaxing environment that exudes comfort. Additional enhancements include interior accent lighting and Inscription branded tread plates
The 2016 model year S60 Inscription will come in two variants: Premier and Platinum. Premier will comprise leather upholstery, a sun/moon roof and the Sensus Navigation package. The S60 Inscription will be available with the T5 in both front-wheel drive and All-Wheel Drive.
Platinum customers receive the above, plus the full Sensus technology package, a high-end Harman Kardon audio system, dual Xenon lights and a thoughtful convenience package, which puts the joy back into every day driving.
“With the addition of a great sound system by Harman Kardon and full connectivity, Volvo is delivering a truly competitive offer in the mid-sized sedan segment,” added Lex Kerssemakers.
The S60 Inscription will go on sale in the U.S. this summer.
Volvo Cars unveils two new sedans for the US market
- S60 Inscription premium sedan offers class leading rear space
- Segment-first S60 Cross Country unveiled
- All-new XC90 R-Design makes North American debut
- New models move Volvo closer to its mid-term objective of selling 100,000 cars a year in the US
Volvo Cars today reinforced its product offensive in the US by unveiling two new sedans at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, moving it a significant step closer towards its medium term goal of selling 100,000 cars a year in the US.
The Volvo S60 Inscription and the Volvo S60 Cross Country will boost Volvo’s presence in the important premium sedan market. Volvo is also introducing the all new XC90 R Design in Detroit, the latest version of its seven seat SUV that was launched in the US in Los Angeles.
“These two new products, added to the all-new XC90 unveiled in LA, are a further statement of our commitment to turn around our performance in the US. Overall, we will launch seven new products in the US by 2018,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Cars.
The introduction of these new models forms the latest chapter in Volvo’s ongoing transformation, which involves the creation of a global industrial footprint, the complete renewal of Volvo’s product range over the next five years, the introduction of a new modular chassis technology, world-first safety technologies, a new design language, a new powertrain architecture and a range of class-leading connectivity services.
The pace and depth of this transformation was underlined earlier this month after the company reported record full-year sales for 2014. Sales increased 8.9 per cent in 2014 to a new record of 465,866 cars sold. December 2014 also marked the 18th month of consecutive sales increases. Volvo Cars forecasts sales will continue to expand in all global markets in 2015.
The S60 Inscription
The new Volvo S60 Inscription will offer class-leading rear space, something consistently requested by US customers.
It will be made at Volvo’s plant in Chengdu, China, and is on show for the first time at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Chengdu is Volvo’s main production facility in China and has been built in accordance with globally monitored quality standards such as the Volvo Cars Manufacturing System, which ensures Volvo Cars’ global quality engineering, quality audit and quality assurance standards.
Levels of installed technology and equipment are the same as the company’s European facilities, as are the working environment, safety and environmental performance standards. Exports to the US will start in the second quarter of this year.
All-new S60 Cross Country
Volvo Cars is stepping up to meet the demands of its core customers with the unveiling of the exciting S60 Cross Country at the Detroit Auto Show.
Back in 1997, when Volvo Cars was the first premium brand to introduce an all-road capable variant of its successful wagons, no one could predict the future success of the crossover concept. Today, the crossover is ubiquitous and has helped to define a whole new category of lifestyle vehicle.
Volvo Cars is once again taking a bold step forward – this time in the sedan segment – with the unveiling of the S60 Cross Country – the first premium sedan with the same level of capability and rugged design cues of the renowned Cross Country wagons.
“We want to further explore the market with our Cross Country brand. We did this back in 1997 with the V70 Cross Country and it led to the birth of a whole new segment. We have included all the capability-driven benefits of the Cross Country brand in this new model, while offering a completely unique expression of adventure and all-road readiness in a distinctly sporty and stylish package,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
All-new XC90 R-Design
The XC90 is a visually striking, premium quality seven seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish.
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 utilising its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) technology. Customers obviously like what they see. Launched in August last year and just ahead of the start of production, Volvo has already received orders for over 6,000 new XC90s.
The R-Design version of the all-new XC90 is aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look.
“R-Design is created for people with a passion for things that add spice to life,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Cars. “It appeals to customers that love active driving and a personal, expressive design.”
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.
The S60 Inscription, S60 Cross Country and XC90 R-Design will be available for delivery from the second quarter.