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13 Jul 09 14:52
New XC 60 Volvo's City Safety De Luxe SUV
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The bold new Volvo XC60 crossover recently arrived in Thailand the CX60 is heralded as the world’s first “City Safety” cross over vehicle featuring cutting edge Volvo’s safety technology and innovations.

The new Volvo XC60 makes its entry into the fast-growing “Small Premium Utility” medium crossover segment. It crosses over the borderline between segments by combining together a traditional city vehicle and an XC (cross-country) all-road vehicle.

Safety innovationsMaintaining its safety leadership, the new Volvo XC60 comes with many world-first safety features. Leading the safety package is “City Safety”, an innovative function that helps driver reduce or avoid low-speed accidents that are common in city traffic and traffic tailbacks.

City Safety electronic features senses the distance and speed between the car and the one in front. When driving at low speeds the car will automatically apply the brake if it senses an imminent collision.

Other new safety features include the Pre-Prepared Restraints that adapt the belts and airbags to an expected crash load in mildly severe frontal collision and the Collision Warning with Autobrake that alerts driver if the distance to a vehicle ahead suddenly decreases.

The new Volvo XC60 is also comes with the Hill Descent Control which allows the driver to focus solely on steering safely as the system controls the car’s speed and maintains a steady crawling up hill or down hill speed. The active chassis control with Four-C continuously monitors the car’s behaviour and allows driver to adjust it to suit the current driving conditions. And the speed-dependent steering help drivers park easier.

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Bold Designs
Designed for affluent young, professional urban-chic people with an active lifestyle, the Volvo XC60 elevates the characteristics XC (Cross-Country) design language. Its new design is full of expression, personality and self confidence.

At the front, the enlarged iron mark in the trapezoidal grille gives the crossover a bolder look and self confidence. The contours of the headlamp and the taut rear wings strengthen Volvo’s classic DNA V-profile design The athletic body high ground clearance and large wheels amplify the capable XC muscles.

At the back, the new Volvo XC60 also has a fresh contemporary look. The characteristic LED lights set into the tail lamps emphasise the muscular XC feel. For the first time in a Volvo, the rear position lights also double up brake lights, which mean that the entire shape of the shoulder lights up when braking.

Inside, the crossover has been designed so every detail looks like it is in motion. The use of contrasting materials and colours has crated the sense of energy. The seats are designed to provide comfort and better vision to occupants. They are available in a wide range of colours. The highlight colour for the Volvo XC60 is the eye-catching Lemon Green.

The new Volvo XC60 is available in seven body colors including ice white, black sapphire, electric silver, maple red, orinoco blue, lime grass green and terra bronze.

In-car entertainment
Designed to best suit urban chic people’s lifestyle, the Volvo XC60 boasts first-class experience inside the car with premium audio system. As standard, Volvo Car Thailand offers High Performance Sound with 4x40 watts and 8 speakers. The audio system supports MP3 and WMA-format CDs. Auxiliary input is available for connecting the owner’s own equipment, such as a portable MP3 player.

D5 biodiesel power
In Thailand, the next generation Volvo “D5” all-aluminum lightweight high-performance biodiesel (B5) engine is chosen to launch the car. The engine offers 185 hp and a massive 400 Nm of torque all across a particularly wide rev range. The diesel engine combines low fuel consumption with hi-torque sporty driving characteristics.


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The new Volvo XC60 crossover is available at THB 3,999,000 million.

Fast Facts: Volvo Cars

- Volvo Car Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and is headquartered in Gothenburg Sweden.

- Volvo Cars has been present in Thailand since 1962, firstly through an independent importer/distributor, and then through a wholly owned National Sales Company, Volvo Car (Thailand) Ltd., since 1971, taking over distribution from SMC in 1999. VCT now employs some 22 people in sales and marketing.

- A local assembly (CKD) factory, Thai Swedish Assemblies (TSA) was established in 1976 and today builds the globally successful Volvo XC90, All-New Volvo S80, Volvo S60 and Volvo V70 models in Thailand, employing some 300 people. Volvo Cars also offer the spectacular all-new Volvo C70 retractable hard-top coupe/convertible sports car and the new Volvo C30 three-door sports hatch/coupe as fully imported products.

- Volvo is represented in retailing by 7 authorised dealers operating 9 outlets, nationwide. Four in the Bangkok metropolitan area and five in up-country locations as follows, Wearnes (with locations in Hua Mark and Lad Phrao), Gothenburg Automobiles, Srinakarin; Scandinavian Auto, Ramindra; and Chiang Mai Sweden Motor, Chiang Mai; Khon Kaen CharoenSri, Khon Kaen; Nakornpathom Motor, Nakornpathom; Hat Yai Auto; Hat Yai and Phuket Volvo on Koh Phuket.

- For more information on Volvo Cars' products and services, please refer to www.volvocars.co.th, or contact your nearest authorised dealer.

- Volvo built its first major plant outside Sweden in 1965, just one year after the construction of the present plant in Torslanda (Gothenburg). The first model to be produced in Ghent was the Volvo 120, a.k.a. the Amazon.

- Volvo Cars Ghent currently employs 4,000 staff, building the Volvo C30, S40, V50, S60 and now the new XC60. Production consists of welding, painting and final assembly. The paint shops of the Volvo Cars plants are among the cleanest in the world. Last year Volvo Cars Gent switched over, like the other Volvo facilities, to 100% green electricity from hydroelectric power.

- Please visit www.media.volvocars.com and click on 'Broadcast Room'.


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