View Full Version : Pre-production of the all-new Volvo XC90 in Torslanda



Paradox
12-11-2014, 02:53 PM
Video was just released today on the Volvo website:

https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/models/all-new-xc90/2015/videos


We're getting close! :)

cedarholm
12-11-2014, 03:20 PM
:partywave:

That is ONE NICE SUV!

looset
12-11-2014, 03:22 PM
very cool, thanks for posting. Can't wait to see a production video of the T8!

Freddyteddy
12-11-2014, 03:29 PM
You beat me to it!! :thumb up:

They just added some photo's (https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/photos/list) as well.

Paradox
12-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Thanks for linking to the photos as well.

First pic of an American destined one with the yellow side markings in the headlight:

http://i.imgur.com/b8cf9Qv.jpg

So great to see video and pics of the first ones rolling off the line. I hope we get more stuff like this, especially as the First Editions begin production.

GregK
12-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Video was just released today on the Volvo website:

https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/models/all-new-xc90/2015/videos

We're getting close! :)

Very cool.............the only thing better is seeing the production line in person!!!! :)

cedarholm
12-11-2014, 06:47 PM
Very cool.............the only thing better is seeing the production line in person!!!! :)

Yep...did that during OSD. Amazing to see the robots. I remember two that each grabbed a single bolt and installed the hood hinges.

rfkuehn
12-11-2014, 10:31 PM
Brings back fond memories of my factory visit back in 2003. I think I recall taking unsanctioned photos in one of the areas in the video...

volvokhaled
12-16-2014, 01:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLB_eV6aimY

Welcome to Sweden and Torslanda :)

Paradox
12-16-2014, 01:48 PM
I had started a thread linking to the video and download links the other day here (in case anyone may want to download the video): https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?221921-Pre-production-of-the-all-new-Volvo-XC90-in-Torslanda

There is also a post in that thread linking to high res downloadable photos: https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/photos/list

volvokhaled
12-16-2014, 02:10 PM
I had totally missed that! Thanks for the pics ;)

Paradox
12-16-2014, 02:15 PM
No problem, I've probably watched the video 5 or 6 times now as I'm so eagerly awaiting my vehicles build/delivery! lol I like that Volvo puts out things like this, I just want MORE of it. ;)

'16XC90FirstEdition
12-18-2014, 07:21 AM
I ordered a Special Edition back in September. Does anyone have any idea when production of the Special Editions kick off? How long after that does it take to get from Sweden to USA on the ship?

goVolvo
12-18-2014, 07:38 AM
I ordered a Special Edition back in September. Does anyone have any idea when production of the Special Editions kick off? How long after that does it take to get from Sweden to USA on the ship?

It is said to be April, or March the earliest, as posted by someone seems working at dealership.

Paradox
12-18-2014, 07:58 AM
I ordered a Special Edition back in September. Does anyone have any idea when production of the Special Editions kick off? How long after that does it take to get from Sweden to USA on the ship?



It is said to be April, or March the earliest, as posted by someone seems working at dealership.



As far as I know, First Editions (First Edition not Special Edition is how I know it to be called) begin production week 5 2015. So, around January 28th, with deliveries said to begin late March/early April.

'16XC90FirstEdition
12-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Sorry...I meant First Edition! Thanks for the info! So were looking at about 5 weeks out until the start of production of the First Editions.....I cant wait to see some of the first of the line!

Paradox
12-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Sorry...I meant First Edition! Thanks for the info! So were looking at about 5 weeks out until the start of production of the First Editions.....I cant wait to see some of the first of the line!

I've got a First Edition reservation as well and hope they put out some neat pics and videos during their production. Keeping us in the loop as our vehicles make their journeys over here would be a great thing for Volvo to do. May wanna ask to have your username changed too ;)

'16XC90FirstEdition
12-18-2014, 08:47 AM
That would be great if Volvo did that! Im going to change the username as soon as possible. It was clearly early morning when I set this up

itwontstopsnowin
12-19-2014, 07:46 PM
Thanks for linking to the photos as well.

First pic of an American destined one with the yellow side markings in the headlight:

http://i.imgur.com/b8cf9Qv.jpg

So great to see video and pics of the first ones rolling off the line. I hope we get more stuff like this, especially as the First Editions begin production.

I see they've switched from the Pirelli Scorpion Zeros to the Scorpion Verde All-Season. I just fitted these tires to my XC90 and i LOVE them. I haven't had them long enough to make a full review, but they're just as good as, if not better, than the Michelin Latitude Tour HP tires which I had the last time around -- and the Pirellis are a lot less expensive.

looset
12-20-2014, 06:53 AM
I would be great if they used nokian tires as their factory supplier. Best tires in the world and made in Finland (so close to Sweden)

Shopaholic
12-20-2014, 09:50 AM
I would be great if they used nokian tires as their factory supplier. Best tires in the world and made in Finland (so close to Sweden)

I am not sure of the best tire (definitely very good tires that cost more in US with limited retail support) but a nice touch to keep the 100% made in Scandinavia title.