When talking about Volvo , safety is the first thing that comes to mind. The Swedes have been one step ahead, as far as safety is concerned, for decades now. But Volvo is more than that. Although it lags behind the German premium automakers like Mercedes-Benz , BMW and Audi in terms of sales, the Chinese-owned brand’s lineup is as luxurious as it gets.
With the U.S. having remained Volvo’s largest market in 2013, the automaker is bound to look toward improving its position in North America. Its first steps were the 2015 V60 station wagon and the introduction of the new Drive-E engine family, but now the Swedes have announced that the S80 sedan and XC60 crossover will receive an even more luxurious package for the 2015 model year.
Dubbed Inscription, the new range-topping trim level take the aforementioned vehicles up a notch by wrapping the interior in Sovereign Hide soft leather upholstery and adding a few more premium features inside and out. The exterior options, for instance, will include three extra body colors (White Pearl, Electric Silver and Ember Black) and 19-inch wheels for the S80 and 20-inch rollers for the XC60, both with a ten-spoke design.
Click past the jump to read more about the Volvo XC60 & S80 Inscription Package.
Volvo XC60 & S80 Inscription Package in Detail
The Sovereign leather, which will be available in "several unique colors", will adorn everything from the dashboard to the back of the seats and the center armrest.
Other interior amenities will include embroidered Inscription logos on the leather head rests, custom door sills, premium wood inlays and unique floor mats.
A wider choice of personalization possibilities is in sharp focus when Volvo Car Group presents the new model year 2015 lineup. Buyers of the Volvo XC60 and S80 can order a stunning interior upgrade with the luxurious Inscription package.
“The Inscription package offers consumers a complete luxury upgrade of the interior. It is perfectly in line with our aim to move Volvo towards a more premium brand position,” says Anders H. Gustavsson, vice president VLM Special Products at Volvo Car Group.
The Inscription package includes Inscription Sovereign Hide full soft leather upholstery in several unique colors, a beautiful leather covered instrument panel, premium wood inlays, soft leather on extended surfaces — such as the back of seats, center armrest and head rest, featuring an embroidered Inscription logo — and unique floor mats.
The exterior Inscription options include three radiant color alternatives – Crystal White Pearl, Electric Silver and Ember Black (S80) as well as 19-inch (S80) or 20-inch (XC60) ten-spoke wheels.
More special editions
Volvo Car Group is celebrating the upcoming 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s most grueling ocean adventure, with a special edition of sailing-inspired cars. A Volvo Ocean Race Edition of the XC60 will be offered the United States.
Sensus Connect with Volvo On-call
Coming summer 2014, all new Volvos (except XC90) will be equipped with the updated on-board infotainment and navigation experience, Sensus Connect with Volvo On-call, as standard. The cloud-based services allow the driver to find and pay for parking from the car, discover new restaurants at the destination, stream favorite music seamlessly and much more. The HERE Location Platform provides connected navigation with 3D maps.
The brand new Connected Service Booking app tells the driver when it’s time to have their car serviced – and suggests an appointment at the Volvo dealership. Sensus also includes an improved, top-of-the-line premium sound system by Harman Kardon with a 5x130W amplifier with the next-generation sound enhancement software Dirac Live and up to 12 loudspeakers.
Super-efficient Drive-E engines for all models
From May 2014, all new Volvo models can be ordered with engines from the new Drive-E powertrain family – offering a world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions.
“The outstanding take-off and responsiveness of the Drive-E engines, combined with a smooth engine sound, will make the cars even more fun to drive, without compromising on modern customers’ demand for superb fuel economy and minimized CO2-emissions,” says Michael Fleiss, vice president powertrain at Volvo Car Group.