Last Volvo XC-90 on run out to dealers

Last Volvo XC-90 on run out to dealers


Production of the XC-90 SUV at the Volvo Torslanda factory in Gothenburg, Sweden has come to an end after 12 years, and the New Zealand distributor was only able to order 35 units for its run-out sale.

Now only 24 of those 35 XC-90 R-Design vehicles on the way from Sweden to New Zealand remain available to customers after the runout price of $69,990 (plus on road costs) offer was announced a week ago.

That’s a $15,000 saving on the recommended retail price of $84,990, says Volvo New Zealand.

The diesel powered R-Design XC-90 models are equipped with 7 Seats, navigation, premium sound, 19-inch alloy wheels and all-wheel-drive.

“The Volvo XC90 has consistently sold well in New Zealand during its lifetime, better than any other Volvo model,” says Volvo New Zealand general manager Steve Kenchington.

“If we could have taken more production, we would certainly have got them from the factory…but we now have 24 left unsold from the original order of 35, and when they’re gone, they’re gone!”

Volvo Car Corporation launched the XC-90,at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2002.

It received more than 100 international awards, including “SUV of the Year” as early as 2003, and was named Sweden’s most valuable export product, with an annual export value of more than SEK 40 billion in the peak years.

Before sales started in 2003, Volvo’s dealers had already received 15,000 orders.

More than a decade after launch, the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) still ranked the XC90 as one of the safest cars on the market by naming it the 2014 Top Safety Pick+.

After producing 636,143 XC90s, the last production car made in Gothenburg will be driven directly to the Volvo Museum, also located in Gothenburg.

Production of the current XC90 will continue in Volvo’s new car plant in Daqing later in the year, under the name of Volvo XC Classic, which will only be sold in China.

The all-new Volvo XC90 will be produced in the Torslanda factory. The car will be revealed in August and production will start at the end of January 2015.

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