Volvo Ocean Race Editions at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Volvo will exhibit a full range of Ocean Race Edition models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. These include the Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country, V60 and XC60 as well as V70 and XC70 Editions for customers with a taste for a more dynamic look and handling.
The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's most gruelling ocean adventure. The route includes 11 cities in 11 countries, and the teams cover 38,739 nautical miles – equivalent to 71,745 km.
"The Volvo Ocean Race Edition reflects our brand strategy to design cars around the customers. It reflects the values Volvo buyers look for when they choose a car for an active lifestyle and exciting adventures, without compromising on safety, environmental care and fuel-efficiency," comments Anders H Gustavsson, Vice President Special Vehicles at Volvo Car Group.
The models are available in four colours – Ocean Blue II, Bright Silver, Black Sapphire and Crystal White. The unique seven-spoke ‘Portunus' wheel comes in 17" (V40 and V40 Cross Country) and 18" (V60 and XC60) dimensions. The Volvo Ocean Race identification is displayed on the tread plates and front fenders as well as in the start-up sequence on the Infotainment screen.
The interior boasts black or blond leather upholstery with orange stitching and the Volvo Ocean Race logo in orange. The stitching is echoed on the door panels and floor mats, which also have a special rubber tag attached. There is a unique deco inlay, and the load cover on the V60 and XC60 is decorated with a Volvo Ocean Race map and logo.
The V70 Edition is characterized by a number of high gloss black details, including the ribs in the grille, the rear-view mirror caps, the side window frames and parts of the tailgate. 17" wheels in high gloss silver are standard, while 17" and 18" wheels in high gloss black are optional. The XC70 Edition also features several high gloss black details. Specially designed 18-inch, diamond cut wheels in glossy black are standard.