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SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 20, 2007 - Just three hours after the Costco Auto Program web site banner went live, and a full week earlier than the promotion's start date, Costco members are clamoring to find out more about a complimentary, once-in-a-lifetime European Vacation and $500 Costco Cash Card offered by the Costco Auto Program on the purchase or lease of a 2008 Volvo XC90. The Auto Program's call center reported that members from California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, New Jersey and Virginia were among the first respondents.  


The Volvo Holiday Promotion was created by Volvo Cars of North America and the Costco Auto Program.  Although ‘Savings Come Standard' with the Costco Auto Program, this holiday promotion will treat members to uniquely exceptional savings and benefits on a purchase or lease of a 2008 XC90 made at participating Volvo dealerships between November 26 and December 31, 2007. Additionally, members will also have the opportunity to earn a $500 Costco Cash Card.


Two purchase options are available during this limited promotion. Members who contact the Costco Auto Program can purchase or lease a 2008 XC90 at their neighborhood Volvo dealership and receive the Volvo Employee Price, plus receive an added $1,000 discount, compliments of Costco Auto. Members will also be able to take advantage of any manufacturer rebates and incentives available on the vehicle at the time of purchase. The Rear Seat Entertainment System currently included in leases of the XC90 at no charge by Volvo Cars of North America is being extended to Costco members for both purchase and lease during this promotion.


The second is an Overseas Delivery Option which includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a European Vacation Package with a zero price tag.  Costco members will receive two tickets to Gothenburg, Sweden, to view their XC90 at the Volvo plant. After taking a tour of the factory, the member and a companion will be flown to a city of their choosing - Rome, Paris or London - to continue a European vacation, compliments of the Costco Auto Program.  Included in the package is roundtrip airfare for two and accommodations in Gothenburg, plus the additional airfare and luxurious accommodations in the member's city of choice. Members also have the opportunity to purchase custom-created add-ons to personalize their vacations at unheard of savings.  The package includes shipping the member's XC90 to a local Volvo dealership for delivery in the U.S. 

This exclusive Volvo Holiday Promotion is only available to Costco members. To learn more, go to, and type in "XC90" in the search box. You can also call the Costco Auto Program at                   1-800-479-5746, or visit, and click on the Volvo Holiday Promotion banner.


About the XC90

Volvo's XC90 is available in two versions: 3.2 and V8. Available with front- or all-wheel drive, the 3.2 is the entry-level model and carries a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated for 235 horsepower. The XC90 V8 generates 311-hp from a 4.4-liter V8 and provides strong acceleration, reaching 60 mph in only 7.6 seconds. All-wheel drive is standard with the V8. The 3.2 comes with five-passenger seating (with the third-row seat optional), while the V8 comes with seven-passenger seating. The XC90 is a premium SUV, providing all major safety and convenience features on the base model, with the exception of optional rear parking sensors. Leather upholstery is standard on the V8 model, and optional on the 3.2. Premium manufacturer options include a rear entertainment system with dual screens, a DVD-based navigation system, a Dolby Pro Logic II surround-sound audio system and an interior air quality system.


About Costco Auto Program, Inc.

The Costco Auto Program is managed by Affinity Development Group (ADG), headquartered in San Diego, CA. This premier auto buying service has industry recognition and consistently ranks as the top member program available today, with more than 2,400 hand-selected dealers located throughout the United States offering Costco-sized savings on new and Factory Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. 


About Volvo Cars North America:

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA), based in Irvine, Calif., is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Volvo has been building cars with safety in mind for 80 years.



Press Contact:

Joey Large

Assistant Vice President

Costco Auto Program

10251 Vista Sorrento Parkway, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92121   Telephone:  858.777.5182

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Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.