Volvo Offers $23,500 Off Leftover 2017 XC90 T8 Excellence Models

You don’t hear every day about such a big discount on a new model, with Volvo offering $23,500 off the remaining stock of its range-topping XC90 T8 Excellence models.

Carsdirect reports that the Swedish company opted to offer an unadvertised discount in order to help its dealers clear their leftover MY2017 stock.

The offer will reportedly be eligible up until August 31, with Volvo giving a $20k bonus for all the remaining XC90 T8 Excellence models. At the same time the company is also offering a $3,500 “conquest bonus” to those coming from a list of eligible competitors.

All these customers have to do is to show proof that they own or lease a model from the following brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln and Mercedes-Benz. It’s not mandatory to trade-in your car and Volvo gives you the option to share the discount with other family members of the same household. Together with the $20k bonus, the potential savings are $23,500.

Volvo has confirmed that the huge discount is true. Normally the XC90 T8 Excellence costs from $105,895 and with the latest offer applied, you could bag one for less than a new Range Rover Sport.

The limited Excellence model represents the top of the XC90 line and comes powered by the same 400hp plug-in hybrid powertrain with the T8 version, featuring a unique spec that includes a four-seat cabin layout with reclining rear seats, a 20-speaker audio system, a rear-seat refrigerator, crystal glasses and a matching gear selector.

With the 2018 Volvo XC90 having already arrived in dealers, it’s possible to find a T8 Excellence model on the low-70k price point, with one dealer advertising an 2017 example at $73,500 after a nearly $9k dealer discount on top of Volvo’s offer.


  • Vassilis


  • Rocket

    Gee, that might suggest the world wasn’t ready for a 6-figure Volvo. I never saw that coming /S.

    • Tostik

      Right. I think Volvo built 80 of these XC90 Excellence Models. This is a non-story.

  • Merc1

    This is what happens when you grossly overprice a vehicle. NO WAY would I pay 100K for a 4-cylinder SUV. that is the most retarded thing like ever.


    • Tostik

      Don’t worry Merc, you can’t find these on any Volvo lots anyway. Volvo made very few of these XC90 Excellence models, and they’re just trying to get rid of the few they still have. This a great big non-story.

  • TrevP


  • Too High to Begin With

    Volvo has been coming out of the gate with their newer models prices too high. Reminds me of Cadillac and their newer models…they just languish on lots.

    • Tostik

      Let’s see, Volvo sold 56,366 cars in the US in 2014. They sold 70,047 in 2015, then 82,724 in 2016. Yeah, these Volvos aren’t moving at all. Volvo probably made less than 100 XC90 Excellence models. This XC90 Excellence article is a nothing-burger. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Worldwide, in both 2015 and 2016, Volvo had record sales.

  • jony

    lol my local BMW dealer still has unsold 2015 inventory so at least Volvo is trying to get rid of these 2017.

  • Blade t

    Wow ,strange. They must have a lot of unsold inventory….

    • Jonathan Garcia

      Theres only 48 on

    • Tostik

      Volvo made very few of these XC90 Excellence models, and most of them were sold to the Chinese government for visiting dignitaries. This is a big fat non-story.

  • nastinupe

    This is a $55,000 – $60,000 vehicle. No way I would pay more than that.

    • Tostik

      Don’t worry, you can’t find the XC90 Excellence model on any lots, at least not in my area. Volvo made very few of these, and they’re just trying to get rid of the very few they still have.

  • AEE91

    Throw in a similar discount on a 2017 XC90 T6 inscription and you’ll have a first-time Volvo buyer here.

  • Tostik

    The all the uniformed below. This is a non-story. Volvo built very few of these. A very unimportant production run for them. I think the Chinese government bought 50 of these for visiting dignitaries. THERE AREN’T ANY OF THESE XC90 EXCELLENCE MODELS ON THE LOTS OF THE THREE VOLVO DEALERSHIPS NEAR ME. They hardly exist.

    • gary4205

      Damn son, do you WORK for Volvo? One post would have sufficed.

      Thou doth protest too much.

      • Tostik

        Never worked for Volvo or a Volvo dealership, or had a family member or friend work for Volvo. But such profoundly ignorant posts. A couple of people posting here are usually quite well informed too. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Volvo is recovering from a near death experience, and while they’ve been doing quite well lately, but they need to go farther, and ignorant posts don’t help.

  • gary4205

    That kind of discounting and “conquesting” doesn’t come unless there are major sales deficiencies or you are trying to move a complete turd.

  • Liam Paul

    105k for a Volvo , no thanks. 81.5k for a Volvo, Yea, um, no thanks

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