Not sure where you are located. For US (and possibly Canada) market(s), the OEM North American hitch is either installed at FDC or at the dealer. Other markets have the option for the 50 mm electric (hidden) hitch but it is about $1500 USD (as I recall).I may wish to have a trailer hitch. Volvo can install in the factory for about 1000 USD. It's a bit steep and I believe I could do it cheaper here BUT, with my investment, it might make sense to do it in Sweden. Thoughts?
We got ours installed at the FDC and love it. It looks really clean and you can barely see it. Of course we also got the rear metal spoiler so it might be a little different look.I may wish to have a trailer hitch. Volvo can install in the factory for about 1000 USD. It's a bit steep and I believe I could do it cheaper here BUT, with my investment, it might make sense to do it in Sweden. Thoughts?
Your decision may come down to how you would use your hitch. On our 2010 we never imagined we'd tow and were only thinking about possibly needing it for bike carrier, and decided to get the install done at FDC anyway. It has since turned out to be a no brainer for us and we had FDC install the kit on our 2017 as well. We tow regularly with both our 2010 and 2017 these days, easily racking up 8000-9000 miles per year towing between the the two. I would do the Volvo kit on our 2017 again even ignoring the cut out which is really a non-issue. We keep the cover on when not towing. The advantage for us is nothing sticks out below the bumper which could potentially drag and get damaged either going up steep driveways, breaks in the road, offroad, and then having to compensate for by having to use raised hitch bars to offset the drop. Note, the kit includes wiring harness for use with trailers and adds TSA, auto disables rear park sensors and BLIS.I may wish to have a trailer hitch. Volvo can install in the factory for about 1000 USD. It's a bit steep and I believe I could do it cheaper here BUT, with my investment, it might make sense to do it in Sweden. Thoughts?
Our Stealth hitch install went amazingly well. One note forJimb27613 for his XC90 and I for
My XC40 bought Stealth hitches and are taking our Volvo’s on Thursday to a York PA Volvo dealership, who is an authorized installer for Stealth. We will report back on our experience! We wanted hitches for transporting our bikes.
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I’m curious how you got the pricing from FDC. When I wrote asking about accessories available for purchase they responded:I just requested mine from the FDC for may. It's about $910. You could save some money doing it yourself but for piece of mind I'll let them do it.
Remind them a couple of days before your pickup date, just in case. It probably won't hurt.I sent an email to [email protected] a few months back and asked the same thing. They sent me back a brochure with the options and prices.
Last week, after I got my delivery date I emailed them again and got a similar response. I wanted the trailer hitch put on. I figured they needed some advanced notice. They just said it would be added to your car and I would pay at the factory.
Judging by how things have gone for me so far I'd say it's 50/50 that it gets installed.
The attachments (tow bar) were likely placed under in the back/cargo floor. In the XC90, there is a preformed area for the tow bar. The cover may or may not be on the car. Probably in the car for transport.Hello
Am I using the right terminology? Mathilde mentioned they'd put it in the car? I am confused..
This is not an issue because the FDC installs the US hitch, not the Euro hitch.3- the Euro hitch is different than the US hitch