Monday, June 19, 2017
Volvo Philippines Launches V90 Cross Country: The Sophisticated Adventurer
The eagerly awaited Volvo V90 Cross Country has finally come to the Philippines, completing the line-up of Volvos’ 90 Series cars.
Since the introduction of the first Cross Country almost 20 years ago, Volvo cars have become synonymous with the rugged all-road, all-weather product category, with a growing stable of Cross Country models.
Instrumental to defining the Cross Country segment, Volvo cements its leadership role in providing the most capable and comfortable premium off-roader with the Volvo V90.
With a design that clearly stands out from the crowd, the V90 Cross Country’s rugged character belies a sumptuous interior that delivers a level of luxury uncommon in the segment, combining all the benefits of the connectivity and entertainment features that were launched with the new S90 and V90.
The V90 Cross Country’s exterior design cues communicate the powerful and dynamic capability that the car exemplifies, while offering the flexibility to choose from both rugged and elegant expressions.
In Scandinavian design, form follows function to achieve a light and spacious elegance. Using high-end materials, classic proportions, and controlled surfacing, the Volvo V90 is the pinnacle of estate cars, made the Swedish way for an adventurous lifestyle.
The new V90 Cross Country is the perfect addition to an active, adventurous lifestyle with its exceptional versatility and comfortable, engaging drive. Crafted with natural materials, the luxurious, spacious interior adds a real sense of status, style and sophistication, making the new V90 Cross Country the ideal car for work and pleasure.
The interior design of the new V90 Cross Country was guided by three principles: proportion, intelligent use of technology, and the Scandinavian approach to luxury.
The lines of the interior are stretched horizontally, creating a feeling of width and space and the proportions of a luxurious cabin. By replacing switches and buttons with a touchscreen, Volvo has created a cabin that feels spacious and uncluttered.
The premium, handcrafted materials used throughout the car’s interior are further expressions of Scandinavian luxury.
From premium, handcrafted materials to the richness of its premium audio, the interior design of the new V90 Cross Country reflects market-leading levels of elegance and sophistication.
The way they use wood is a perfect example of their attention to detail. Black Walnut is made from hand-selected panels. These timbers are unique to Volvo Cars and set the new V90 Cross Country apart, with the distinctive Scandinavian design coming to life in a light filled cabin.
With Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) providing the underpinnings, the V90 Cross Country has undergone rigorous testing to ensure that it can survive the extremes in which it will ultimately find itself.
From secret testing facilities in the frozen north of Sweden, where temperatures regularly hit -40 degrees Celsius to the searing desert heat of Arizona, where Volvo Cars performs its high-temperature testing program, the V90 Cross Country has been built to last.
One of the key differentiating factors of Cross Country models is increased ground clearance. Designed to enable off-road capability in all seasons, The V90 Cross Country has been raised by 65 millimeters when compared to the V90. This increased approach and departure angle helps to protect the front and rear in steep slopes and on uneven surfaces.
Volvo’s Drive-E powertrains provide low emissions, excellent fuel economy and no compromise when it comes to power and performance.
With an efficient four-cylinder engine, every drop of fuel that’s put into the V90 Cross Country works harder while its lightweight all-aluminium construction reduces the car’s overall weight and helps to improve handling.
Locally, the V90 Cross Country will initially be available with a twin turbo diesel. With 2.0-liters of displacement, this 4-cylinder engine (D5) spews 235 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 480 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,250 rpm. The petrol variant, the twincharged (supercharger + turbocharger) meanwhile develops 320 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 2,200 to 5,400 rpm.
With PowerPulse, Volvo Cars has developed an innovative way of delivering instant turbo response in diesel engines providing a distinct performance feel that many car makers struggle to achieve in their diesel variants.
PowerPulse works by drawing air from the air filter via a compressor to a pressurized two-liter air tank. When the driver wishes to accelerate quickly during launch and during low-speed driving, the air is fed by a valve into the exhaust manifold to feed the turbo. This has the effect of delivering a quick and responsive pulse of power. The air in the tank is topped-up automatically, making sure that PowerPulse is always ready to deliver a new boost.
Volvo Cars is the only car maker currently using such technology in production cars.
The V90 Cross Country’s all-wheel drive uses a compact and lightweight coupling to distribute the engine’s power between the front and rear wheels, giving the car true go-anywhere capability.
In dry conditions, practically all of the power goes to the front wheels. But the system constantly calculates the need for power to the rear wheels and can instantly redistribute up to 50 percent of the engine’s power. This efficient distribution of power means that all-wheel drive variants of the new V90 Cross Country have lower fuel costs and emissions than more traditional types of four-wheel drive.
Volvo’s Sensus technology intuitively connects drivers with the world around them, while allowing them to stay focused on driving. Whether it’s entertainment, information or navigation, everything they need is delivered seamlessly with Sensus.
The user interface is focused around a touchscreen, driver display and steering wheel controls. Volvo also made as many functions as possible work with a voice control system that uses natural speech to operate.
With Sensus Connect, connecting with the digital world come as naturally as communicating with your Volvo. This means your Volvo is technologically prepared for coming web and cloud-based in-car infotainment functions.
From finding directions to dictating, sending and receiving messages, making calls and listening to music or podcasts, the V90 Cross Country’s smartphone integration means you can do it all while staying focused on the road ahead. Both Smartphone Integration and Android Auto have specially developed in-car interfaces for the center display, a USB connection for charging, and easy-to-use voice commands – so your drivers will stay safe and in control in their mobile office.
Drivers of the new V90 Cross Country benefit from a very high level of safety: supportive, protective and preventive. Volvo calls this: IntelliSafe, which comprises a whole suite of intuitive and innovative technologies designed to support and protect drivers, their passengers and the world around them.
Volvo’s latest generation of Pilot Assist makes everyday driving easier, helping drivers reach their destination relaxed and in control. Working up to motorway speeds, Pilot Assist automatically maintains a set speed or distance to the car in front, as well as giving gentle steering inputs to keep the car properly aligned within lane markings. The driver can override the system at any time, and Pilot Assist will be switched off if the driver does not keep a hand on the steering wheel.
Park Assist Pilot can help to reduce your business’s insurance and repair costs by avoiding costly parking mishaps. It will park the new V90 Cross Country in a space that is perpendicular or parallel to the car. All the driver has to do is select drive or reverse and brake according to the screen prompts. The car does the rest, with the ability to parallel park in a space just 1.2 times the length of the car.
If drivers prefer to park themselves, the 360-degree camera option makes low-speed maneuvering in narrow places quick and easy.
Volvo’s award-winning CleanZone technology filters the incoming air to remove pollutants and odors, making the in-car experience as pleasant as possible.
Up to 45 percent of the industrialized world’s population now suffer some form of allergy or hypersensitivity. CleanZone monitors the air entering the car’s cabin, filtering the air or closing the exterior intakes completely. It detects and improves pollen, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, ground-level ozone, and gases and other unpleasant odors.
Every time the new V90 Cross Country is unlocked, the cabin air is automatically evacuated and replaced giving you and your loved ones fresher air to breathe.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country comes in three models. The D5 starts the range at P 4,695,000 with the D5 Inscription upping the price to P 4,895,000. The upcoming T6 meanwhile completes the range at P 4,995,000.