The modern way to own a car continues its breakneck pace, its centerpiece being Care by Volvo, a car subscription plan Volvo introduced two years ago. It debuted with the XC40, itself possibly the most urban lifestyle SUV ever to roll down the streets of the world’s cities. The XC40 was the ideal first candidate for this program.
Volvo is nothing if not dialed into the pulse of their target demographic.
All you need is decent credit, and you’re on the road in your new Volvo. They even deliver it to your place. Maintenance, car insurance, and other lifestyle-robbing irritants are a thing of the past. All you do is put fuel into it.
It’s not quite owning/leasing, and it’s not quite renting. It’s a brilliant new ownership model that is the harbinger of (one aspect of) the future of transportation.
Add electric power to the Care by Volvo ownership model — and a dash of driving automation — and you’ve got the recipe for what personal transportation will look like in two decades.
Subscribers to Care by Volvo receive access to a new vehicle with insurance and all maintenance costs covered in a flat monthly payment. Care by Volvo allows consumers the option to upgrade to a new vehicle after one year.
Care by Volvo Pricing as of August 20, 2019
|XC40 T5 AWD Momentum||$700|
|S60 T5 FWD Momentum||$700|
|XC40 T5 AWD R-Design||$750|
|S60 T6 AWD R-Design||$750|
|V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Momentum||$750|
|XC60 T5 AWD Momentum||$750|
|XC90 T6 AWD Momentum||$800|
|All pricing is national, flat-rate and covers insurance, maintenance and wear-and-tear items. Check the Care by Volvo site for up-to-date pricing.|
Sign up for Care by Volvo and build your Volvo online. Like you’d have guessed, it takes just a few minutes.
There’s An App For That
The new Care by Volvo app, now available on iOS and for the first time, Android, makes vehicle subscription more convenient than ever. Once an application is submitted via the app, the customer will instantly learn about their eligibility for Care by Volvo without having to leave the application. Delivery and service of the car is then coordinated with their most convenient retailer.