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New Volvos make their way to Philippine shores

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Text: / Photos: | posted August 07, 2007 00:00

It's time to exhale as the wait for the dynamic new Volvos comes to an end.

Fresh from scenic Scandinavia, the robust Volvo XC90 D5 AWD, All-New Volvo C70 Coupé-Convertible, and the spirited C30 Sports Coupé rolls on to Philippine shores and gets revved up for their grand debut at the 1st International Motor Show on August 9-12, 2007 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Accompanying its newly arrived siblings is the recently launched All-New Volvo S80, itself just recently launched in the local market.

Volvo enthusiasts and car aficionados alike have been holding their breath for the arrival of these superpowers. And with just cause. All four vehicles come fully equipped with every excuse to drive it.

All-New Volvo S80

Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS). Blind Spot Information System (BLIS). Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC). Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS). We can list down all the acronyms built inside this intelligent but we might run out of space. Let's just say that with legendary Volvo safety, the epitome of Scandinavian design and unique pre-emptive technology, you will find roads just to experience the exquisite drive of the All-New Volvo S80. With three available engines to choose from, a 2.4L turbocharged engine, a 3.2L 220 bhp, and a thrumming 272 bhp 4.4L V8, power is in your hands.

Volvo XC90 D5 AWD

Dynamically matched to the Volvo XC90, this efficient 2.4L All Wheel Drive (AWD) all-aluminum turbodiesel is a harmonious source of power. New diesel technology, such as common rail direct injection and variable turbine geometry assure quick and comfortable response, superior fuel economy and cleaner exhaust. Its high torque of 400 Nm provides remarkable flexibility in any situation. Low weight further enhances fuel economy and a balanced drive. The engine meets strict environmental demands and features a maintenance-free particulate filter that effectively reduces soot particles in exhaust gases.

All-New Volvo C70 Coupé-Convertible

The sensation of movement has taken another direction. The All-New Volvo C70 Coupé-Convertible goes further than going from A to B. With its smooth running turbocharged five cylinder engine, its designed to respond at low revs, so there's plenty of torque without having to change to a lower gear. Fuel consumption is optimized and environmental impact is significantly reduced with all engines complying with stringent emission standards, such as California's ULEV II. Of course, who can ignore its "split personality"? From hot convertible to beautiful coupe in less than thirty seconds, you decide with a push of a button if you want to open up its unique three-split retractable hardtop. Either way, it's designed to move you even when standing still.

C30 Sports Coupé

Here is a car that refuses to be defined by conventional terms. Every occasion behind the wheel invites a new definition. Ultimately, it's a car that will be defined by people who drive it. It's younger, smarter, and better looking than most cars in its class. It's fun to drive, practical to load, and when it comes to luxury, the C30 Sports Coupé is not modest. Inside, Scandinavian design is sleek and clean ultimately, to reduce stress and simplify the use of some sophisticated onboard technology. There is definitely more to this car than a three-point seatbelt, which by the way, we invented. Like every Volvo, this car is built to provide an intelligent mix of performance and practicality. May it be the 2.4i or the C30 T5, this versatile car is ready to accommodate an active life. Its unique glass tailgate makes loading easier and provides better vision. Bi-Xenon headlamps expand vision range with about 230%. And to accompany you in your life's adventures is something very special for your ears (and everything in between) with high performance sound systems that make the most of your music. With so many options to customize your own C30, boredom is not an option with this car.

"We are very positive that these four additions to our local Volvo lineup will continue to boost the brand in the local scene. These new exciting models not only speak of the ever-continuing dedication of Volvo in developing designs and systems that celebrate life. It is also a testimony to the philosophy our founders made, that since Volvos are made with people in mind, therefore in everything that we do, we put their safety foremost in our minds", said Volvo Philippines president and Chief Executive Officer, Atty. Albert Arcilla.