Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Volvo Royal Wedding Cars Invade Stockholm

Royalty from all over the world will be traveling by Volvo next week, as it will be part of the wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The Royal Court will lease 85 specially designed Volvos to transport the guests during the event which takes place on June 17-19. This way, Volvo becomes the official car of the 2010 Royal wedding.

The models in question are the Volvo S80 and the Volvo V70. The Royal Court reportedly asked for the vehicles to be fitted with the DRIVe configuration with carbon dioxide emissions below 120 g/km.

"It feels wonderful that Volvo is participating in such a major, internationally important event for Sweden and for the Swedish monarchy," Olle Axelson, Senior Vice President Public Affairs at the Volvo Car Corporation, said in a release.

Visually, the cars come in Ice White livery with the royal wedding insignia on the sides, the same motif that can be found on the leather upholstery - embedded in the numbered headrests. The wedding insignia and the pattern were created specially for the wedding and they are repeated on a number of other details in the cars, such as the sill covers. The design has been approved by the bridal couple. According to Volvo, after the wedding, the cars will be sold on the Swedish market.

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