Since the launch of the of the Volvo XC60 in May, sales numbers have been rising for Volvo Philippines as the world's first car that can stop itself chalks up an unprecedented 60 units since its introduction in the country. "We are very pleased with the encouraging response that the market has for the Volvo XC60. We have noticed a marked increase in showroom traffic and the XC60 immediately accounted for 48 percent of our sales in June," said Loi Concepcion-de Guzman, Senior Manager for Marketing Communications.

The Volvo XC60 is Volvo's first Compact Utility Vehicle that locally offers two variants: the 2.4L Turbodiesel and the 3.0L Petrol T6. It also introduces another safety invention from Volvo, City Safety, a collision avoidance technology that allows the car to automatically brake when it detects an impending crash and help avoid or mitigate a collision. Revolutionary styling, world-class safety features, dynamic performance and outstanding comfort combine to make the XC60 an excellent value. It is designed to captivate a new generation of Volvo buyers as well as attracting those who are loyal to the brand. "We owe it to our clients who appreciate the distinctiveness of the XC60 especially with the world first City Safety. The uniqueness of the car's premium features sync well with their particular tastes and lifestyles. We are happy that they have made the intelligent choice with the XC60."

Volvo's engineering expertise endows the XC60 with a powerplant that provides the best of all worlds - strong performance, reduced emissions and efficient fuel economy. A 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine produces 285 horsepower and 400Nm of torque. While the high performance, 185 bhp D5 has a truly sporty nature that assures quick and comfortable response, exceptional fuel economy and cleaner exhausts.

Aside from the being safest, the XC60 is possibly the most beautiful Volvo to date. Born with Volvo's new DNA or Dramatic New Approach, this ideal urban tourer flaunts a new, larger Ironmark on the grille, front and rear LED position lights, a two-piece panoramic roof*, broad shoulders and the widest rear opening width in its class.

Fusing modern Scandinavian design with the trademark safety and quality that Volvo is known for, the XC60 is an intuitive, protective, and definitely eye-catching piece of engineering.

This new breed of SUV brought with it a resounding acceptance from the market, keeping Volvo Philippines inspired and motivated to continue rendering premium customer service to its loyal customers.