The New Volvo cars now include a cigar humidor according to Reuters. No you can’t buy those cars here yet, those cars are specifically designed for the Wealthy Chinese Market. Volvo in recent years has been working hard to accommodate the large Chinese Market, and China recently has been big on cigars. Meaning that including a Cigar Humidor makes business sense for wealthy buyers in the country.
The new Volvo models in China are completely revamped, since a Chinese company bought Volvo 4 years ago they have been in the process of redefining how cars are built for the local market.
Some changes include significant modifications to the body style of the car, and compliance with local regulations for how the car is built. As you might have known many Chinese Cities face massive smog problems and newer cars in China have to comply with new emissions and other regulations to combat this.
The New cars are expected to be available for purchase (in China) this year, and eventually we believe that the cigar humidor will be available for purchase in the United States eventually, though it most likely will be an uphill battle with our own flavor of regulations and stronger and stronger anti-cigar laws being passed throughout the USA.
Rolls Royce has been including Cigar Humidors in their cars for years. The average price of a Rolls Royce Phantom is upwards of $400,000 leaving it completely out of the budget for most car buyers.
The Rolls Royce Humidor looks really nice (as it should for that cost!) It’s a safe bet to say that Volvo cars won’t be in that price range, putting it in the hands of far more individuals that are in the market for a car.
It cannot hurt to dream though.