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10. Volvo XC90
Shopping for a new car? Then chances are you’re not in the market for one of these ten vehicles. Unless, of course, you put a lot of value on the individuality of your vehicle.
The following list, compiled by TrueCar for 247WallSt details the Top 10 cars that sat on dealership lots the longest before being sold.
Coming in at tenth place is the Volvo XC90 which spends an average of 119 days in inventory, and has seen 4,705 units move off dealership lots so far this year. The XC90 starts at $40,615 and is a mid-size seven-passenger SUV and is the largest model in the Swedish automaker’s XC lineup. It might also be one of the safest SUVs on the market, but its traditional Volvo styling might be turning off buyers. The XC90 is powered by a 3.2-liter, six-cylinder engine with 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 16 MPG city, 25 MPG highway rating in front-wheel drive form.
Automakers are stepping up their game to entice car buyers to choose their brand. Upping the ante is Infiniti – they have just launched the complimentary Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit. This service offers new Infiniti owners unlimited 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants.
If you’re a new Infiniti owner, you can get a hold of your personal assistant using your mobile phone, either synched in-vehicle through Bluetooth or while you are away from your vehicle. Just some of the services to take advantage of are directory assistance, driving directions, dining suggestions and reservations, movie times and reviews, schedule reminders and stock market information.
“The new Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit is a great addition to the Infiniti Total Ownership Experience, providing true ‘anything, anytime, anywhere’ concierge service with the personal touch of talking to real people, not some computer data site,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. “There’s seemingly no limit what Infiniti Personal Assistant can do for you – adding to the pleasure of driving and owning an Infiniti vehicle.”
The first luxury automobile brand to offer this type of service in the U.S., owners of the new Infiniti M, G, QX, FX or EX can start using this service right now. If you don’t want to talk to an assistant, feel free to get in touch via e-mails, text messaging and online portals. The service comes free for the first four years you own the car, but if you like the service, feel free to renew it for a cost – presumably, much less than it would cost to hire someone to pick up your dry cleaning and run your daily errands.
It looks as if Vilner had a light bulb go off recently, discovering that there’s a market for custom luxury interiors for various vehicles. Recently they decked out a MINI Cooper with a Bentley-styled interior package, and now they’ve added their fine touch to Infiniti’s EX and FX models. For the EX, Vilner went with a yachting theme, while the FX features your standard interior upgrades to add more luxury to the SUV.
We’re not quite sure why Vilner chose the route of outfitting the EX to address yacht owners, but a theme is better than no theme. The steering wheel has received chromium plated elements while the majority of the interior has been outfitted with Amaretta material.
For the FX37, Vilner chose to give the vehicle a more complete appearance, redoing the ceiling, front panels and upper panels in Nappa leather while the plastic decorations on the seats have been replaced with Alcantara. To Vilner, they simply wanted to add more luxury to the FX37 while the EX37 clearly got much more changes.
GALLERY: Vilner Infiniti EX 37 and FX 37
The G lineup gets two new variants set to debut at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in August. Titled the Limited Edition and the Sport Appearance Package respectively, no information has been given on the models, aside from the promise of “special exterior and interior content features.” The G Coupe will get a sport package for the all-wheel drive models while the convertible gets a revised front end and a Limited Edition model.
The EX’s big announcement is a seven speed transmission similar to the G and M models, as well as 17″ wheels.
Hit the jump to read the official press release