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A Volvo XC90 for Pope Benedict XVI

Volvo Cars presented His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, with one of its Sport Utility{nl}{nl}Vehicles.{nl} The keys of the car have been delivered to the Pope in the Vatican, on Wednesday June{nl}28th, with a short ceremony after the Papal Audience.{nl} On Wednesday June 28, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has received the keys of the{nl}Volvo XC90 that Volvo Car Corporation has presented him with. The delivery of the keys to the Pope has taken place in the Vatican, during a short{nl}ceremony after the Papal Audience.{nl} To represent Volvo Cars, Gerry Keaney, Vice President Volvo Car Corporation, Marketing{nl}Sales and Service, Pascal Bellemans, President Volvo Auto Italia, and Michele Crisci,{nl}General Manager Volvo Auto Italia attended.{nl} The Volvo XC90 delivered to the Pope ? and fitted for His personal use ? is a V8 version.{nl}It is a dark blue XC90 with light interiors.{nl} Since its debut, the Volvo XC90 has set the highest standards among SUV when it comes{nl}to Safety, in all driving conditions and on any surface. The AWD system (all-wheel drive){nl}allows the car excellent off-road behavior, while ROPS System helps the car avoiding{nl}roll-over or reducing consequences of that type of accident.{nl} The Volvo XC90 has also been designed and built not only to protect people on board,{nl}but also in order to enhance Safety performances on other vehicles in case of impact.{nl}”We are absolutely happy and proud of the opportunity we had to give a car to the Pope.{nl}Safety has always been a no-compromise must for Volvo; no doubt, our strong{nl}commitment to safeguard lives could not get a higher and more touching recognition”,{nl}said Pascal Bellemans, President Volvo Auto Italia.

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