VOLVO Phils. displayed on its space at the recent Manila International Auto Show the all-new Volvo V40 Cross Country and the upgraded-for-2014 XC60. The cars, according to the company, carry “smart luxury characteristics that make driving a Volvo a uniquely enjoyable experience.”
The new V40 Cross Country is the outdoorsy version of the five-door V40 that has been kitted out with protective body panels, bigger wheels and tires, and a taller ride height. Its cabin features ergonomic, two-tone seats and the Volvo Sensus, which adjusts the brightness of the interior LED lights, as well as offer seven theater light modes to create the desired ambience.
Being a Volvo, the V40 Cross Country has class-leading automotive safety systems that include adaptive cruise control, pedestrian airbag technology, Pedestrian Detection with full auto-brake and City Safety, which automatically brakes the car in an emergency at speeds of up to 50ph. All these systems form part of IntelliSafe, Volvo’s complete approach to car safety. Volvo said the V40 Cross Country can also be equipped with Park Assist Pilot, which can automatically parallel-park the car.
The V40 Cross Country is locally available in gasoline and diesel variants.
Volvo Phils. said the latest XC60 is fitted with Corner Traction Control, a new grille and daytime running lights, Volvo’s Sensus, Adaptive Digital Display, and a choice of three fuel-efficient engines, one of which has 304hp and 440Nm of torque on tap.
Other Volvo models displayed at the Manila auto show were the V40, which was named the 2013-2014 Premium Crossover Wagon of the Year, and a Polestar C30 with an R-Design package.