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Volvo Has Launched Three Special Edition Cars

Volvo has launched three special edition cars to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race which starts in Alicante, Spain next month.

The Volvo V70, XC70 and XC90 are available in Ocean Blue.

"The Volvo Ocean Race reflects the values that our customers look for when they choose a car,” said Mark Patterson, the General Manager of Volvo Cars New Zealand.

“It's all about an active lifestyle, adventure and passion. The cars in the Volvo Ocean Race Edition reflect this. We are convinced that the marine design connection will make them very attractive."

Volvo Ocean Race special edition cars were available at the time of the previous two races. This time there is a stronger link to sailing. More interior details echo the materials used in masts and rigs. The stitching on the upholstery traces its roots to sail making. The aluminium detailing on the mats resembles clews. The design of the unique wheels has been inspired by the movement of the ocean's waves.

The Volvo Ocean Race emblem has a new, more exclusive design and the cars' marine aura is enhanced by the Ocean Blue livery in combination with exterior details in chrome.

All the cars feature full leather upholstery in exclusive soft leather with a zig zag sail theme and is available in Offblack, with the centre console and other details in a silk matt aluminium finish.

The door tread plates carry the Volvo Ocean Race emblem, while the roof rack has polished aluminium rails with matt black bases.

A compass is built into the auto-dimming rear vision mirror and the luggage area load cover has a nautical styling theme.

The cars in the Volvo Ocean Race Edition series carry a $2500 premium over the standard V70, XC70 and XC90 models available.

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's most gruelling ocean adventure, with 10 legs. The race starts on 4 October from Alicante in Spain. The finish is in St Petersburg, Russia, on June 27, 2009 after stops in Cape Town (South Africa), Cochin (India), Singapore, Qingdao (China), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Boston (USA), Galway (Ireland), Göteborg (Sweden) and Stockholm (Sweden). The 2008-09 event also includes an inshore race in most of the ports.

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