The 2016 Kinsey Report has revealed that the Volvo S60 and XC90 are best-in-class performers when it comes to the pricing of parts and the cost of servicing. The annual report, which serves as the South African motor industry’s benchmark independent service and parts pricing survey, sheds light on true cost of ownership across numerous vehicles available in South Africa – this year evaluating 69 cars in total.
The all-new Volvo XC90, which has now been on the South African market for just over a year was evaluated in the Executive Crossover category. The XC90 came marginally second in the parts pricing ranking (to the Toyota Prado), but still achieved a best-in-class position for servicing and crash replacement parts costs – cheaper even than some non-premium SUVs in the segment.
The S60 – Volvo’s premium mid-size executive sedan is the most economical to service, around R1 000 cheaper than another key premium competitor. Repair costs on the Volvo S60 were also reported as being lowest – along with Volvo’s crash repair parts: a massive R100 000 lower than the most expensive-to-fix premium competitor vehicle.
Greg Maruszewski, MD of Volvo Car South Africa, comments: “These favourable results in the latest Kinsey Report are further proof of our quest to dispel the myth of high cost of ownership on Volvo cars in South Africa. We know that our cars offer excellent value for money and that servicing them is also a cost-effective exercise – and the Report confirms it. Parts pricing is also a huge focus for us, and our efforts to reduce prices while also increasing overall value are clearly paying off.”
Source: Volvo SA