CARS.COM — Volvo announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show details of Care by Volvo, a program that will offer a 24-month subscription alternative for the new XC40 small SUV that gets you the vehicle plus insurance, service and maintenance starting at $600 per month with no down payment.
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"Care by Volvo takes the guesswork out of car ownership, covering insurance, service, maintenance and basically everything except gas," said Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Volvo Car USA, in a statement.
The company says that signing up for the Care by Volvo service will be done online at www.volvocars.com/us and that deliveries of vehicles will begin in the spring.
The 2019 XC40 will be the first Volvo offered through Care by Volvo, and two well-equipped versions will be available at the service's launch:
- XC40 T5 all-wheel-drive Momentum model with Premium Package, Vision Package, heated front seats and steering wheel, panoramic moonroof and 19-inch wheels
- XC40 T5 all-wheel-drive R-Design model with Premium Package, Vision Package, Advanced Package, heated front seats and steering wheel, moonroof, Harman Kardon premium sound and 20-inch wheels
Volvo says the no-negotiation process starts with an online order and the car will be delivered through a dealer. Those who sign up for the two-year subscription will have an option to change vehicles and start a new 24-month subscription as early as 12 months into the deal. Care by Volvo also will introduce 24/7 customer care and concierge services, including roadside assistance.
The fine print on the deal is that there is a 15,000-mile-per-year allowance, and it covers tire and wheel damage protection, wear-and-tear replacements including wipers and brakes, and all factory-scheduled maintenance. Subscribers will be insured under a personal policy issued by Liberty Mutual that provides $250,000 bodily injury protection per person and $500,000 bodily injury coverage per accident, with a $500 deductible applied to both comprehensive and collision coverage.
Volvo officials confirmed there will be a cost involved to break the 24-month agreement early but did not offer specifics on how it will be determined.
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