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      As Seen On TV - Volvos in Movies/TV/Commercials

      A while back I saw this commercial for IAMS dog food that uses an Emerald V70 XC throughout to chronicle the experiences of a boy and his dog as they grow up together.





      It got me thinking that it would be cool to start a "spotted" thread for Volvo vehicles wherever they are shown in advertising or other media, but not intended as the actual focus. (So, no Volvo car commercials themselves.)

      I know you guys have posted some other random sightings in other threads, so anything you care to share?
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      Did anyone else notice the vehicle of choice for these spring break kids fighting off an armed assailant?


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      Also on "The Fall," on Netflix, but I can't find a picture.
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      A grey XC90 is in the parking lot in all of the latest Walmart commercials for their pick up service


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      I actually just saw an old brick in (what I think was) a Spotify commercial on TV.
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      I actually just saw an old brick in (what I think was) a Spotify commercial on TV.
      https://www.ispot.tv/ad/dYnZ/spotify...ne-the-richer#
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      Quote Originally Posted by Liltdog2 View Post
      A grey XC90 is in the parking lot in all of the latest Walmart commercials for their pick up service
      Looks like a SPA RD maybe. Anyone? At 1:10 in.

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      Did anyone else notice the vehicle of choice for these spring break kids fighting off an armed assailant?


      I'm more disappointed they got the gun and didn't shoot the two would be robbers. Here we have 4 safety conscience millennials driving a Volvo, and yet, all four are willing to risk their life to fight off an attacker. Seriously, what the heck... Now the taxpayer is stuck covering these thugs room and board for the next X amount of years.

      At least no cars (or innocent people) were harmed in the making of this CCTV video.
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      Pet Cemetery gave a homage to Volvo by proudly displaying the wagon as being a XC70. Sadly, while the Volvo would keep the family safe from the unexpected, the car did nothing o salvage an otherwise mediocre movie!

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      Quote Originally Posted by MyVolvoS60 View Post
      Pet Cemetery gave a homage to Volvo by proudly displaying the wagon as being a XC70. Sadly, while the Volvo would keep the family safe from the unexpected, the car did nothing o salvage an otherwise mediocre movie!
      Any idea of the model year?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Bingo!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Any idea of the model year?
      I thought the xc70 was discontinued in 2016 in the USA (Per google)...but googling shows a 2019 XC70. It looked brand spanking new so this leads me to believe it's a 2019.

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      The one I see when Googling "Pet Sematary Volvo" is a P3. There is no XC70 after 2016 as you mentioned.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tech View Post
      The one I see when Googling "Pet Sematary Volvo" is a P3. There is no XC70 after 2016 as you mentioned.
      That's what I thought, too? a Discontinuation in 2016...Maybe these articles are nothing but speculation? https://2019suvs.com/volvo/2019-volvo-xc70/

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      The article admits just that:

      "It is still uncertain if the 2019 Volvo XC70 is coming back. These are just rumors and we are waiting for the carmaker to confirm them. Nevertheless, the XC90 takes the spotlight at the moment. When the popularity and interest of this model start to fade, it will be the right time for the new Volvo XC70 to appear."

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tech View Post
      The article admits just that:

      "It is still uncertain if the 2019 Volvo XC70 is coming back. These are just rumors and we are waiting for the carmaker to confirm them. Nevertheless, the XC90 takes the spotlight at the moment. When the popularity and interest of this model start to fade, it will be the right time for the new Volvo XC70 to appear."
      Ya. Just kind of feels odd Volvo would product place a 2016 XC70 (assuming it is a product placement) in the movie. Wouldn't you want to showcase a new model vehicle or a model being re-released. As, typically, products you see in movie aren't there by accident.
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      The car that the titular character drives in the show Rebecka Martinsson is a Volvo wagon...although maybe that’s not uncommon for a Swedish tv show.

      I think it’s a V50? Also noticed that the badge on the right says “Classic”, which I’ve never seen before.


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      Imagine Volvo's are all over Swedish Television and Movies being their "national brand".

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      Someone posted the other day on the R Facebook group that a blue Volvo wagon toy was used in a Robot Chicken sketch.
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      Saw this reference in the S60/V60 Spotted tread that I had forgotten about...

      Quote Originally Posted by JMarkias View Post
      This may not exactly fit the format of this thread, but seen near the end of the movie Book Club, a blue V60 towing a little U-Haul trailer.
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      Isn't that a XC90 (maybe) in the insurance ad that Dennis Quaid does? It's DEFINETLY a Volvo.
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      You may call me Gustavo Fring.


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      The main character in Boiler Room also likes his P80 car, and he has my favorite color. 20 seconds in, a couple other times too:


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      Quote Originally Posted by compprep View Post
      Isn't that a XC90 (maybe) in the insurance ad that Dennis Quaid does? It's DEFINETLY a Volvo.
      Yep, SPA XC90. Maybe Denim/Amber? Anyone?


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      Quote Originally Posted by Volvo Convert View Post
      You may call me Gustavo Fring.

      LOL, how could I forget that shot? It shows up in people’s listings on Craigslist from time to time.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      LOL, how could I forget that shot? It shows up in people’s listings on Craigslist from time to time.
      That's almost exactly how my car looks. It happened purely coincidentally, but I knew I liked it for some reason!

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      From the "What did you do to your wagon today?" thread...

      Start video around 50 seconds in to see a Silver P2 XC...

      Quote Originally Posted by zmarshm1 View Post
      Well found a local chase that they said "ended in a crash" I just found from about a week or two ago. If the owner of the car was here, this would be their "what did I do to my wagon today" post

      https://wbng.com/news/local-news/201...ds-with-crash/

      I saw about one dent in the XC on its fender, what a "crash". Might have been airbags out though. no word of the driver lol
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      Volvo 740 GLE (744)

      MacGyver. Episode 1.16


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      There are a bunch of other Volvos in MacGyver, including a 262C Bertone in Episode 2.02



      BUT. NOTHING in MacGyver as COOL as the 1970 Volvo 164...





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      Oh man, I saw a bertone for sale around here for 2k about a year ago. I went to grab it and he said it was already being shipped to Norway. Figures.

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      Gina Rodriguez talks about racing her mom's car on the south side of Chicago in high school. Guess what kind of car it was?

      Start around the 2-minute mark.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MyVolvoS60 View Post
      Imagine Volvo's are all over Swedish Television and Movies being their "national brand".
      The more I get into this show, the more I realize you’re right. The police drive Volvo squad cars (V70), persons of interest drive Volvos... I’ve seen a few Volvo wagons, as well as wagons of other makes—Audi, BMW, and others. Wagons in general are king in this show.


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      Ever been to Gothenburg? They really are as common as you'd imagine.

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      VinWIKI on YouTube has discovered an S60R - And loves it as much as any of we do.

      Would it be OK to include actual Volvo commercials (that were on TV) in this thread?


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      Quote Originally Posted by Volvo Convert View Post
      Would it be OK to include actual Volvo commercials (that were on TV) in this thread?
      One could, but it wasn’t what I was going for with the thread. There are probably hundreds of them globally available.
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