Volvo Ocean Race special editions revealed

19 Feb, 2014 9:03am Jonathan Burn

Volvo launches six special edition Ocean Race models, all to debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Volvo is marking the 40th anniversary of the first Volvo Ocean Race by revealing its fifth generation of sailing–inspired special editions. The new Ocean Race range will include the V40, V40 Cross Country, V60 and XC60. All debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Customers have the choice between four exclusive colours, Ocean Blue II, Bright Silver, Black Sapphire and Crystal White. Volvo also offers a unique seven-spoke 17- or 18-inch alloy wheel design. Ocean Race badging on the front also marks the models out as special editions.

The interior features black or cream leather upholstery with contrasting orange stitching and matching Volvo Ocean Race logo. The stitching can also be found on the door panels and floor mats.

Volvo also offers Ocean Race editions of the V70 and XC70, which differ slightly to the other models. They feature high gloss black accents found in the front grille, rear-view mirror caps, the side window frames and parts of the tailgate. An exclusive 17-inch silver alloy wheel design is fitted as standard, while a 17- or 18-inch high gloss black wheels is also offered.

Inside, the V70 and XC70 are trimmed in black leather upholstery, with cream contrasting stitching and sport pedals. Pricing is yet to be announced for the Ocean Race lineup but production will begin in the spring.

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