Monday, July 15, 2013

Volvo Philippines Offering Limited Edition Polestar Performance Package (w/ Brochure and Local Test Results)

Volvo Philippines unleashes a new breed of Volvos through a Limited Edition Performance Package on select Volvo models. Certain turbocharged and diesel variants of the Volvo S60, XC60 and XC90 have been upgraded with R-Design styling elements and Polestar-tuned engines, to offer even more value-laden Volvo Ownership experience.

Volvo Philippines proudly offers the Limited Edition Performance Package at no extra cost and without affecting the car’s warranty. For carefully selected variants qualified for the Polestar engine optimization, the tuning boost and the aesthetic R-Design styling additons are value-added features on already power-packed Volvos. The engine software download developed by Polestar – Volvo’s official motorsport partner since 1996 – increases power and torque without affecting the car’s warranty, fuel consumption or emmission.

A new breed of Volvos

With the Limited Edition Performance Package, cars such as the Volvo S60 T6 AWD get an extra boost of power from 304bhp to 329 bhp and up to 480 Nm of torque courtesy of the Polestar engine optimization.

R-Design styling elements have also been added for a more performance-inspired look. The eye-catching rear diffuser complements the sporty sound and look of the dual chrome tailpipes. Sport pedals, sport exhaust tips and an 18” or 20” alloy wheels enhance the car’s visual volume – giving it a more individual look at any angle.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this to the market especially to the Volvo enthusiasts who have long known and appreciated the sleek, swift and sexy DNA of our cars. Driving it sends ripples of thrill and excitement through your spine and knowing you’re in one of the world’s safest, most intelligent cars just adds to the fun! It is an entirely new specie from Volvo that you definitely have to experience,” enthuses Loi De Guzman, Assistant Vice President for Marketing, Volvo Philippines.

Racing Roots

Volvo has been active in motorsport as far back as 1928. For example, Volvo won the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) in 1996, 1997 and 2009, the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) in 1985, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in 1998 and in 2012, won the grand slam in Sweden’s “TTA – Racing Elite League”, with a clean sweep of the drivers’, team and manufacturers’ championships.

“We’re very proud of our strong reputation when it comes to safety and reliability while offering great performance in powerful cars. The knowledge gained from winning races and championships has allowed us to develop new and dynamic engines, powertrains, chassis and so on. Ultimately, this translates to a fun and rewarding drive for our customers,” explains Kevin Meeks, Vice President for Customer Services, Volvo Cars Asia Pacific.

Very recently, the Polestar Volvo S60 racing team has won a historical quadruple finish in the recently concluded Stockholm leg of the 2013 STCC. The historical 1-2-3-4 victory, led by Polestar Volvo S60 driver Thed Bjork and Robert Dalhgren, has also made Volvo clinch the lead in the manufacturer’s championship.

More power for your Volvo

The Polestar optimization consists of a software upgrade that the Volvo workshop installs. It’s a quick installation which can easily be done while the car is in for a service or tire change. What’s more, clients are assured that the factory warranty remains intact, without any alterations to the service schedule. Also, the Polestar power optimization affects neither the car’s certified fuel consumption nor emissions during normal driving. All the changes Polestar make are tested and verified not to stress any component beyond its performance limits. With an optimized engine, an enhanced performance will be experienced especially in the mid-range where the added performance is most useful – for example when overtaking.

With the Limited Edition Performance Package, a bevy of sleek, smart, and strong Volvos are unleashed, trimmed with R-Design styling elements and powered by Polestar-enhanced engines. This is Volvo Philippines’ way of rewarding its clients with a value-packed ownership experience.  With racing DNA coursing through its circuits, these new Volvos are designed to thrill.

Experience the promise of an exhilarating drive mated with peace of mind, where more power is matched with world-renowned safety, where engineering ingenuity achieves aesthetic balance as Volvo Philippines continue to expand its dealer networks with Volvo Cebu, Volvo Bacolod, Volvo Iloilo and the recent additions of Volvo North EDSA and the soon-to-open Volvo Alabang.

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