Customers availing of any MY2015 model fitted with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect will be eligible for a four-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic and weather information. SiriusXM Traffic allows drivers to view -- through the Volvo Sensus Connect in-car display -- traffic speed and flow information and to access detailed accident information.
Drivers could also view local and national weather radar maps, receive on-screen weather alerts, storm information and could even access detailed current and 5-day forecasts. The monthly subscription price for SiriusXM Traffic and Weather is $5.98.
Volvo disclosed that customers purchasing a new vehicle equipped with satellite radio will still a six-month subscription to SiriusXM's "All Access" package, including the satellite radio service's premium programming lineup.
The SiriusXM Traffic and Weather feature is expected by Volvo to spike its sales in the United States, where its volume dropped 9 percent in the first 11 months of 2014 to 51,446 units.
Art Battaglia, manager of lifecycle, business and brand strategy for Volvo Cars of North America, said in a statement, remarked that the company has a commitment to offer innovative in-vehicle technology that “guides drivers and passengers safely to their destination." [source: Volvo]