Mid-Year Model Changes Highlighted by connected car and telematics standard across entire lineup

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Aug 22, 2014) – Coming off the heels of the most significant product refresh in company history, the launch of the powerful and fuel efficient Drive-E powertrains, and the introduction of the V60 sportswagon, Volvo’s transformation continues to unfold with the launch of the model year (MY) 2015.5 vehicles.

Leading the updates for MY 2015.5 is Volvo’s Sensus Connect, Volvo’s connected car platform and Volvo On Call telematics solution, which allows for comprehensive connectivity and makes Volvo the only manufacturer to have connected car and telematics standard across the entire lineup. Offering customers cloud- and app- based services to make their travels – and life – easier and more enjoyable, Sensus Connect with Volvo On Call enhances the in-car infotainment experience. Additionally, with the Volvo On Call smartphone app (available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone), also standard, customers can perform remote engine start and vehicle lock and unlock, as well as emergency operations for automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle tracking, and theft notification. For more information on Sensus Connect with Volvo On Call, and the Volvo On Call smartphone app.

Sensus navigation continues Volvo’s technological progression by offering improved graphics including 3D imaging, new routing options, and enhanced voice recognition. For MY2015.5, navigation has moved to the mid-level premier trim level (previously on the high-level platinum trim level). Additionally, it is standard on the S80, as well as the T6 versions of the S60, XC60 V60, and the XC70.

Harmon Kardon premium sound is new to the MY2015.5 feature list. The premium sound system is standard in platinum trim levels, and is also available as a standalone option.

Volvo has simplified its trim level options to two (premier and platinum). Keyless drive is now available as a standalone option and is also available in the newly-created convenience package (which includes rear park assist camera, Homelink remote garage door opener, digital compass, grocery bag holder, and power retractable outside mirrors). The platinum trim level has been expanded to include keyless drive, bi-xenon headlamps, and the technology package.

Volvo MY 2015.5 Pricing

Model                                                              MSRP

S60 T5 Drive-E FWD                                     $33,750

S60 T5 AWD                                                  $35,250

S60 T6 Drive-E FWD                                     $39,000

S60 T6 R-Design AWD                                  $43,550

V60 T5 Drive-E FWD                                    $35,750

V60 T5 AWD                                                 $37,250

V60 T6 R-Design AWD                                 $45,150

S80 T5 T5 Drive-E FWD                                $41,450

S80 T6 AWD                                                  $44,850

XC70 T5 Drive-E FWD                                 $35,850

XC70 3.2 AWD                                             $37,350

XC70 T6 AWD                                              $41,800

XC60 T5 Drive-E FWD                                 $36,200

XC60 T5 AWD                                              $37,700

XC60 T6 Drive-E FWD                                 $40,900

XC60 T6 AWD                                              $42,400

XC60 T6 R-Design AWD                              $46,650



Comprehensive connected car and infotainment platform is offered across the entire 2015.5 Volvo lineup

  • Access to the Internet and a range of entertainment/navigation apps, including Pandora, Yelp, and Glympse

  • 3G connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot and tethering capabilities

  • Volvo On Call smartphone app with vehicle status, remote lock, unlock, and start, car locator and more

  • 24/7 call center support with in-car roadside assistance support and on-the-go service scheduling

  • Refreshed user interface links the digital dashboard and center stack displays

  • Experience Sensus Connect, Volvo On Call, and the Volvo On Call smartphone app, at any U.S. Volvo showroom

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (August 22, 2014) – With consumers’ lives becoming ever-more connected, Volvo Cars of North America is proud to introduce Sensus Connect, Volvo’s connected car platform, combined with the Volvo On Call telematics solution, and the Volvo On Call smartphone app. As the first manufacturer to offer such a system as standard equipment across the entire model range, Volvo is carrying its approach to design and safety into the connected car era. Customers can experience the system on all 2015.5 Volvo models, which are available now at all U.S. Volvo dealers.

Sensus Connect was developed to support customers’ growing needs to access infotainment that would be most useful when in the car, and is intended to enhance the day-to-day Volvo ownership experience. All new Volvos come integrated with cloud- and app-based services to make customers’ travels – and lives – easier and more enjoyable. Elements such 3G connectivity service powered by AT&T, Wi-Fi hotspot and tethering capabilities, Internet, phone, and text message access (with text-to-speech), in-car infotainment apps, 24/7 call center support with in-car roadside assistance, and more, are all included.

Sensus Connect And Volvo On Call Features

When entering a Volvo with Sensus Connect, customers are first greeted with full-function steering wheel controls and enhanced, select voice control options for greater safety. The added functionality is integrated into the user interface in look, feel and operation, including the digital dash and seven inch center stack display. With 3G connectivity, customers can access a curated collection of entertainment- and navigation-related apps to:

  • Stream music, Internet radio stations, and podcasts (Pandora, TuneIn, Rdio, Sticher)
  • Find restaurants, gas stations, and discover points of interest (Yelp, Wikilocation)
  • Share your location with others (Glympse)
  • Check the weather forecast

On vehicles equipped with in-car navigation (standard on premier trim levels and above), the system has also been upgraded, with 3D graphics and lifetime map upgrades, and is available as a standalone add-on. And with the Volvo On Call button, customers have the convenience of 24/7 roadside assistance and SOS emergency service access (with crash notification when the airbags or seatbelt pre-tensioners have been deployed), along with stolen vehicle tracking, for greater peace of mind.

Volvo On Call Smartphone App

A free smartphone app is also available with every 2015.5 Volvo model, the Volvo On Call app (available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) provides customers an instant status overview of their Volvo. The app can show the Volvo’s current location, the status of its windows and door locks, details on recent trips, the vehicle’s fuel level and average fuel mileage, and more. A number of functions, including remote engine start to heat or cool the car before arriving (based on last used settings), honking the horn and flashing the lights, requesting roadside assistance, and even sending locations directly to the in-car navigation system, can also be performed via the app.

Customers can learn more about Volvo’s Sensus Connect, Volvo On Call, and the Volvo On Call smartphone app, as well as experience the 2015.5 Volvo models, today at any U.S. dealer. Please for more information.

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