- Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper
- Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors
- Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA
Avoid Tickets Without Drilling Your Bumper
The Platypus utilizes the existing tow eye in your bumper, so you do not have to drill any holes in your new car. This method of installing the front plate is common and legal in all states that require front license plates. At times when the plate is not needed, it can be removed easily, leaving no trace that it was ever there.
Fits Right and Will Not Alarm Your PDC Sensors
We have designed and tested hundreds of configurations on many current vehicle models and trim levels, this is not a one size fits all system. The model for your vehicle will sit tight to the bumper so that is looks like it was meant to be there, and it will also avoid setting off the sensors on your bumper (if you are having a sensor issue, troubleshoot it or contact us and we will resolve it!) Although it will sit close, the sturdy plate backing will not scratch your bumper no matter how you drive.
Tough Construction and Rigid Design, Made in the USA
The 12 gauge steel Plate Backing is full sized so that the edges of your license plate do not get bent in a car wash or otherwise. That plate has a black powdercoat baked on that will last forever. The Stud is lathe machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make them at the high end of the receivers tolerance so that the studs fits tight and stays put while you drive (this means that the stud will not go in without a wrench, like the stock tow hook does). The button head hardware is stainless steel, and uses an allen key to discourage theft. The hardware provided is the exact right length for your plate and will not stick through the back to scratch your bumper, if you would like to install a plate frame you will need a longer set of hardware for $1 here.
There's a Design for several Volvo Vehicles
We make specific kits for many Volvo cars. If your car is on the list then you can be sure that we have worked with actual owners to test the fit. If you don't see your specific model, let us know and we would be happy to see if we can find a solution for you. So far all of our Volvo kits have used the same thread size for the tow stud, so it will be very easy for us to find a solution for a vehicle not on the list
- Volvo C30 (2007-2013)
- Volvo S60 (2010-2016)
- Volvo XC60 (2008-2016)
- Volvo XC70 (2007-2016)
- Volvo XC90 (2015-2016)
- Volvo XC90 (2003-2014)
- Volvo V60 (2011-2016)
- Volvo S80 (2007-2016)
Product ReviewsWrite Review
The best choice
Posted by Geno on 5th Nov 2016
When I moved to Wisconsin and learned I would have to display a license plate on the front of the Volvo XC90, I began my Google search. I read too many stories of drilling holes in the front bumper and other labor intensive solutions. Finally, I came across the Platypus plate mount. It arrived yesterday. It took me all of 60 seconds to securely mount the plate with no drills or frills. There is no other solution that can match this product for simplicity and functinality.
Sturdy but discrete
Posted by James froy Wyoming on 15th Aug 2016
Literally easy as 1-2-3 . Sturdy construction and looks great.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Jul 2016
Wishing the dealerships offered this product instead of the factory version to save time.
Posted by Mark on 12th Apr 2016
Fit my 2016 XC70 with no problems ! If you have an XC70, just contact them directly to make sure you get the correct one shipped to you.
Installation is super simple, and looks great. Build quality is superb.
Great product and service!
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jan 2016
License plate holder wasn't listed for my model - '16 XC 90. Contacted Craven and they stated an existing model would fit, and it did. Very good response time and help along the way. Excellent experience, highly recommended!
Fits my new 2016 XC 90 perfectly
Posted by Unknown on 17th Dec 2015
Does the job right - nice materials, nice finish. Great job! Looks great!
Volvo C30 License Plate Bracket
Posted by Unknown on 17th Dec 2015
Great product. Easy installation.
Good product, great service
Posted by Justin R on 23rd Nov 2015
I wanted a no-drill mount for my Volvo S80, but CravenSpeed did not make one for that model and displayed "Drive an S80, V60, XC70, XC90, or c70? Give us a call!" After a couple messages back and forth with them I had the mount with a spacer to fit my car better. Huge thanks to Remy for working with me and satisfying my requirements - I could not ask for better customer service, and that's the kind of thing that will make me come back.
Worked Perfect on XC90
Posted by Michael on 26th Oct 2015
Worked with the Craven Speed team to test pilot the Platypus Mount with a Volvo XC90 R-Design. The mount installed in under 5 minutes and looks great. Great product and no holes in my car.
Expensive but great quality
Posted by James on 9th Dec 2014
This product is expensive so if you can make yourself that may be worthwhile.
That being said, this product is made from durable thick metal that looks to be able to take car washes with brushes. It is easy to install and with simple tools. I like the look of it on my 2014 S60 and purchased as I didn't want to cover any of the front fascia where air enters the engine bay or block cooling air to radiator or intercooler.