Volvo Cars of Honolulu is back in business.
Dealership officials removed “not for sale” stickers off cars on their lot this afternoon after getting word Thursday night from the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board that it had cleared Volvo Car USA to distribute new vehicles in the state.
Volvo Cars of Honolulu stopped selling new cars about two weeks ago because of incomplete paperwork submitted by New Jersey-based distributor Volvo Car USA. The licensing board had placed Volvo Car USA’s application in “pending status” and said the company could no longer distribute vehicles in Hawaii until the matter was cleared.
“We are grateful to resume our full operations again and want to thank our employees for being loyal through this ordeal,” John Martinho, vice president and general manager of Volvo Cars of Honolulu, said in a statement. “We are open for business and ready to serve our guests and clients.”
Volvo Cars of Honolulu said to restore consumer confidence that it is offering a 30-day price match guarantee on all Volvo automobiles.