Towbar and trailer

Towing bracket*

Updated 7/23/2018

The car can be equipped with a towing bracket that makes it possible to tow e.g. a trailer after the car.

There are two variants of towing equipment - fixed and extendable/retractable towbar.

For information on towing capacity and towball load, see the section "Towing capacity and towball load".


When the engine is switched off, the constant battery voltage to the trailer connector can be switched off automatically so as not to drain the starter battery.


The towball needs regular cleaning and greasing.


When a hitch with a vibration damper is used, the towball must not be lubricated.


If the car is equipped with a towing bracket, there is no rear mounting for a towing eye.

Increased towing capacity*

Increased towing capacity requires a special towing bracket that can handle a larger load. Check with your nearest Volvo dealer whether the car's towbar fulfils the requirement of the higher towing capacity. Otherwise, the car's towing bracket must be changed to be able to use an increased load capacity.

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