Maybe, but it has to do with the US specifications for strength, etc. Also I was told this policy came out only a couple weeks ago so none of the brochures would have been changed.Since this is a thread with a mix of models, could the non tow hitch installation occur since a model such as an XC90 is more complex (needing bumper alterations?) than an XC40? The tow hitch is listed on the OSD accessory lists.
That's odd. I was told at the end of May when I picked up my OSD they don't do it there any more.I'm just back from my OSD XC40 trip and they did not have the hitch in stock at the time of the delivery, but they were going to install it before shipping it back. It is definitely available to have installed, but it does take time and may not be done if you are in a hurry until after your OSD visit.
For the record when you install the hitch there is a section of the bumper that must be cut. However, when you take the bumper off on the inside it's marked (by Volvo) exactly where you need to cut. And you are cutting a piece that faces down NOT out. I just finished my install and unless you get on the ground on your back slide under the car where the hitch is you can not tell. The place you cut is taken up by the receiver you wont see it.Did Volvo redesign all their trailer hitches for 2019-2020? I've seen posts here where they hack the bumper...but the pic above by Grecian shows a real nice one. Is that how they all are now? Or should I still go with Invisihitch? (2020 XC60)
Upon further review - my Thule EZFold XT Bike Rack can be used with a 1 1/4” Receiver Hitch.Just put down a deposit for a mid April 2021 OSD Delivery - 2021 XC60 R-Design Recharge in Bursting Blue/Slate. COVID will determine FDC Delivery or Direct Ship (Buy Now - Fly Later)
It appears that the XC60 Factory Hitch is 1 1/4” receiver with a disappearing tow bar with a 2” ball?
If so - my new 2” Thule “tray” rack for my eBikes won’t work with the Factory Hitch. Not good.
Can anyone (Grecian?) confirm the receiver size for the Volvo Factory Hitch, please? 1 1/4” or 2” receiver size?
I’d prefer the Factory Hitch cuz aesthetics (recessed and “turn away” tow bar and ball..along with hitch into the frame, safety and factory warranty), but concerned that my 2” Thule receiver will NOT fit into the Volvo Factory Hitch...or ‘turn away’ tow bar will interfere with my bike rack.
Obviously I have some time to consider this - but any responses from “The Collective” would be greatly appreciated.