Volvo has announced plans to debut a series of Ocean Race Edition models, including the Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country, V60 and XC60 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
According to Volvo, these new special editions celebrate the 40th anniversary from the completion of the first sailing race in 1974. The 2014-2015 season of the Volvo Ocean Race will begin on October 4, 2014 and end on June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The V40 and V60 series Ocean Race Edition models are available in four colours including Ocean Blue II, Bright Silver, Black Sapphire and Crystal White. The unique 7-spoke ‘Portunus’ wheel comes in 17-inch (V40 and V40 Cross Country) and 18-inch (V60 and XC60) dimensions. The Volvo Ocean Race identification is displayed on the scuff plates and front fenders as well as in the start-up sequence on the Infotainment screen.
The interior features black or blond leather upholstery with orange stitching and the Volvo Ocean Race logo in orange. There is also a unique deco inlay, and the load cover on the V60 and XC60 is decorated with a Volvo Ocean Race map and logo.
According to Volvo, The Volvo Ocean Race Editions will go into production this spring, and Volvo Cars expects to sell over 16,000 units during 2014 and 2015.