No idea when/if this will ever get to NZ but I thought it interesting enough to share here. (My bold)
"Alongside the launch of the XC40, Volvo is introducing another product, which it says will change the way we own its cars. Called Care by Volvo, it amounts to an all-inclusive subscription service that bundles vehicle rental, insurance, maintenance, breakdown cover and concierge services into one monthly payment.
This is only available within the M25 at the moment. In due course, Volvo anticipates adding services like cleaning to the list of Care by Volvo services, as well as its pioneering in-car delivery system which allows couriers to leave items bought online in a customer’s boot.
Company CEO Håkan Samuelsson said: “With Care by Volvo, we introduce a new car access for the modern age. In a time where consumers are used to transparent flat-fees for all sort of services, the traditional process of buying and owning a car can be perceived rather complicated. Care by Volvo changes all of that.”
The only package available at launch will be for a T5 or D4 Momentum model, an entry-level car, in black. It will cost £629 per month over 24 months. The insurance covers up to three people, though they all have to be aged between 25 and 80, with at least a year’s no-claims bonus and with a maximum of three penalty points.
Volvo compares this system to a mobile phone contract and other subscription-based forms of ownership, and said that the Care by Volvo will be “transparent”. "