2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race fights ocean pollution

Volvo has unveiled a unique version of the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country to celebrate the start of the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. To fight ocean pollution and support the Volvo Ocean Race Science Program, Volvo is introducing the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race.

The Volvo Ocean Race Science Program equips boats in this year’s race with a variety of sensors that will capture data from some of the remotest parts of the world’s oceans. The data includes temperatures, barometric pressure, currents and wind speed. The more significant data that the boats will measure includes, the levels of salinity, dissolved CO2 and algae in the sea water to create a more complete picture of the scale of plastic pollution.

The unique Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race is based on the standard V90 Cross Country, but adds matte grey and orange detailing. Inside the carpet inlays are made from Econyl, a fabric made from 100% recycled nylon, including abandoned fishing nets reclaimed from the seabed. It’s also painted in Crystal White and rides on special alloy wheels.

Volvo is only planning to produce 3,000 units, but the pricing has not been released. For each car it sells, Volvo will donate 100 euros ($116 US). Lastly the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race will be available in 30 markets, including the United States, Japan and China.


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