Volvo Car Australia said it was “very pleased” with the double-digit deposit result for the exclusive luxury SUV that will set each customer back $120,000 plus on-road costs.
The six-figure price tag makes the XC90 First Edition the most expensive Volvo ever sold in Australia, and its limited numbers will also make it one of the rarest cars from the Swedish brand on our shores.
Volvo Car Group senior vice president marketing, sales and customer service Alain Visser said the company was “very pleased, but not really surprised” with the results of the online sales campaign, which at its peak saw an average of seven cars sold every minute.
Just 1927 examples of Volvo XC90 First Edition will be produced, in a nod to the year the car maker was founded.
All will wear 21-inch alloy wheels and be finished with Onyx Black paint and an Amber nappa leather interior with a charcoal leather dashboard with walnut inlays. A distinctive badge will sit on the tailgate, while individually numbered tread plates will identify each car’s order in the series.
All Volvo XC90 First Edition models headed to Australia will feature the turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder T6 petrol engine. The powerplant produces 238kW and 400Nm, with drive sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Volvo XC90 First Edition will arrive in Australia around the same time as the rest of the new XC90 range from May.
Pricing and specification details for the rest of the line-up will be confirmed closer to its local arrival.