Volvo Cars for Sale in Kenya - Import Volvo Cars and Buying Guide

We all want to know the best Volvo car for sale in Kenya before we can open our wallets and purchase this brand’s vehicles. 

That is especially true when you consider Volvo offers different types of cars like luxury sports cars, sedans, coupes, station wagons, and compact executive wagons.

But you wouldn’t get the best Volvo vehicle if you opted to shop around from the local showrooms – they are limited in terms of choices, varieties, and colors. 

That’s why we give you the option of IMPORTING your dream Volvo model from abroad at a 10%-20% discount on the local prices. 

We give you the freedom you have always wanted to choose from thousands of Volvo cars and yet end up saving some cash. 

But who are we? We are the BestCarsforSaleinKenya.co.ke; professional car importers licensed to facilitate smooth vehicle importation processes.  

You can reach us at +254-728-308-043 or email  importyourcar@bestcarsforsaleinkenya.co.ke to find out how we can help you import your Volvo car. 

You will find complete reviews of the different Volvo vehicles for sale in Kenya you can import with us from here.

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History of Volvo Company

Volvo cars for sale in Kenya production was started in 1927 by the Volvo Cars Cooperation, founded by Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson. 

The Ford company bought the cooperation in 1999 and retained ownership until 2010, when it was again sold to the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a Chinese company.

The Volvo headquarters was not changed even after the change of ownership as it is still based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

It produces different types of cars like Sport Utility Vehicles, hatchbacks, station wagons, sedans and a compact executive sedan to meet every person’s need.

The company introduced Hybrid and Electric models in 2017,  which immediately gained

popularity due to their fuel efficiency and excellent performance.

Volvo vehicles for sale in Kenya are spacious and comfortable with numerous safety features, making them the best and safest small family cars.

Merits of Volvo Cars

  • Numerous safety features
  • Ample cargo space 
  • Great for small families of 5-7
  • Great exterior and interior design
  • Up to date features 
  • Comfortable and luxurious interior

Demerits of Volvo Models

  • Not fun to drive
  • Cramped third row

The Top 8 (Most Popular) Volvo Models in Kenya

Our auto expert has written a brief review of some of the most popular models to help you understand what the Volvo cars are all about.

1. Volvo XC60 Review

The sport utility vehicle should be on top of your list for those who want a small luxury family car sitting for 5.

It has the poshest interior that features ample boot space, modernized luxury features and comfortable seats. 

The XC60 is available in 3 powertrains: T5, T6a and T8/ Recharge, and the Polestar Engineered. 

The powertrains are further grouped into various models depending on the installed features. Available trim levels include the Momentum, Inscription, and the R-Design.

The T5  is powered by the 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine with 250hp. Next is the T6, which bears the same engine that is upgraded to supercharged and turbocharged with a power outlet of 316hp.

Recharge adds an electric motor and a battery to the engine producing a horsepower of 400hp. These models can drive for 30km entirely on the EV mode before switching to the fuel mode.

The last and most potent of all is the Polestar. This one is an improved version of the Recharge and comes with a horsepower of 415hp.

All the models have 8-speed automatic transmission. The T5 models are front-wheel drives with optional all-wheel-drive, while others drive on All-wheel drive.

2. Volvo S60 Review

Everyone who considers a classy interior a priority should go for the S60. It has the poshest interior with high-quality textile fabric, open-pore wood trims and faux leather interior.

This model comes with exact powertrains as the XC60, which include T5, T6 and Recharge T8. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine also remains, with the powertrains having the same output as the XC60.

The S60 Recharge powertrain can travel up to 35km on the electric mode alone.

Trim levels are the Momentum, Inscription, Expression also Inscription Expressions, R-design and Inscription.

Standardized safety features include lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, traffic sign recognition, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, forward collision warning blind-spot monitor, rear parking sensors and pedestrian detection.

Some people will ask, what then is the difference between the XC60 and S60? The main difference is the size. 

The S60 is smaller than the S60 yet accommodative with a more sleek interior.

The 2021 Volvo S60 has a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, placing it among the safest Sedans list.

3. Volvo V40 Review

The 5-door V40 is the best-selling model in the UK as the most affordable small family hatchback.

It is offered in five-cylinder diesel and petrol engines. The T2, T3, T4 and T5 for petrol enable cars and D2, D3 and D4 for the diesel variants.

The variants are classified into various trim levels, including the momentum, R- design, cross country and Inscription.

The entry-level model features pedestrian airbags, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, DAB radio, fancy LED headlights, electric windows and climate control.

The fastest model is the T5, with an acceleration of 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds, and it is powered by is a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Though the model’s production years are between 2012-2019, at BestCarsforSaleinKenya.co.ke we guarantee you a functional foreign used model from abroad.

4. Volvo V60 Review

Here comes one for the Wagon lovers. The V60 is a wagon type of the S60 sedan and is sporty with a list of unending safety features.

V60 comes in two power trains; the T5 is powered by a 2.0 litre,250hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which accelerates its models from0-100km/ in 6.4 seconds.

The second one is the Recharge T8 Polestar which has a 2.0 -litre,415hp, hybrid turbo and supercharged 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor with an acceleration of 0-100km in 4.4 secs.

The two powertrains are then divided into four trim levels: the Momentum, Inscription, Polestar engineered, the R-design, cross country,

Standard infotainment features include a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, 2 USB ports, satellite radio, ten-speaker stereo and voice control.

The Recharge is a  top-most trim that offers you the most luxurious interior and premium features. However, it is also the most equally expensive.

5. Volvo V90 Review

The V90 is also a  wagon with a sleek styling that makes it stand out among its rival wagons, such as Audi A4 and A6, making it among the best Volvo cars to buy in Kenya.

The wagon comes in two powertrains which are presented into two trim levels.

The two powertrains are the T6 and T5. T5 has a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with a horsepower of 250hp and drives on the front wheel.

T6is an all-wheel-drive powered by the same engine though supercharged with a power output of 316hp and comes standard with all-wheel drive.

The engines allow the 8-speed automatic transmission. 

The base model is equipped with premium features such as a panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, keyless entry and ignition, 4-zone automatic climate control, digital instrument panel, heated front seats, wireless charging and Apple car play and Android Auto integration.

You can look around, but you indeed will not find any base model equipped with all these luxury features as standard.

And though the car does not offer ample boot space, it is equally functional, with just enough room to hold a few shopping bags in the back.

6. Volvo XC40 Review

The XC40 is the latest extra small sport utility vehicle in the market and among the most affordable.

Volvo cars equip it with numerous safety features, sleek exterior design, leather upholstery, up-to-date infotainment features,s and a potent engine making it everyone’s cup of tea.

Inside, the XC40 is spacious and has comfortable seats offering its occupants maximum comfort even on long rides.

Its trim levels are Momentum, Inscription and the R-Design trim, which are in turn presented in two powertrains, the T5 and the T4.

The T4 gets a 2.0l turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a horsepower of 187hp, while the T5 has a higher horsepower of 248hp.

Engines allow the 8-speed automatic transmission to power all wheels.

The car has fully electric and hybrid models; the recharged T4 and T5 are better performers and fuel-efficient.

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7. Volvo XC70 Review

The XC70, manufactured between 2007-2016, is a four-wheel drive and a capable off-roader. It is a high-quality car with a classy, spacious interior and excellent performance.

It is offered in diesel and petrol engines, with the available being the 3.0liter 6-cylinder petrol engine with 300hp, the 2.0liter diesel engine with 160 hp (D3), and 2.4litre 212hp (D5) diesel engines. 

XC70 is available in the T4, T5 and T58  trims. The T5 is the high-end trim offering you premium features such as a power tailgate, adaptive headlights, and Harman Kardon sound system.

8. Volvo XC90 Review

This Sport utility vehicle is an excellent family car as it comes with a sitting capacity of 7 and an expansive boot space.

It comes with advanced standard and safety features and many engine options that offer excellent performance and fuel efficiency, especially the hybrid variant.

The car is pretty similar to the XC60, offering a similar infotainment system and powertrains. The only difference is that the XC90 is more spacious, sitting for seven while the XC60 accommodates five occupants.

XC90 powertrains include the T5, T6 and T8 powered by turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder engines.

The Recharge has a twin-charged engine and two electric motors that produce 400 hp and accelerate the car to 100km/h from zero in 5.3 seconds, making it the fastest.