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June 26, 2018

5 Reasons Why the Volvo XC60 Won World Car of the Year

Sleek and stylish. Powerful and exhilarating. Intuitive and intelligent. These are just some of the adjectives that aptly describe the titleholder of this year’s World Car of the Year award. Given at the New York International Auto Show, Volvo’s midsize premium SUV: the XC60 has yet again earned another accolade to add to its already long list of awards.

Volvo Philippines, the authorized official distributor and dealer of Volvo cars in the country, is beaming with pride with this significant nod to the XC60s excellent qualities.

“The new XC60 is a testament to our commitment to designing dashing and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 is the perfect car for people with an active lifestyle. Those who appreciate form and function will truly appreciate the impeccable blend of connectivity, safety, and design of the new XC60,” said Christopher Lee Yu, Marketing Head for Volvo Philippines.

The new Volvo XC60, one of the safest cars ever made, comes loaded with features. The bells and whistles in this midsize premium SUV is not there merely for aesthetic purposes. The XC60’s beauty is not just skin-deep. It has an inherent character that follows Volvo’s mantra of creating cars with people in mind.

Here are 5 reasons why the Volvo XC60 won World Car of the Year (probably):

#1. Scandinavian Design

The clean, muscular lines of the new Volvo XC60 speak of its Scandinavian heritage. Its sleek, flowing design is reminiscent of the landscape. It is a Volvo that is sculpted to satisfy your senses.

Exuding a sensuous stare is its “Thor’s Hammer” daytime running lights. High character lines emphasize the XC60’s height while high-mounted taillights and dual tailpipes make this SUV a certified head turner.

Inside, you will see that the trimmings are actually thoughtful additions to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The ergonomic seats, for example, are renowned for its style and comfort. All seat settings can be easily adjusted via intuitive controls or through the center touch screen. Your personal remote control can automatically adjust driver seat and door mirror settings upon unlocking the doors.

#2. Power Without Compromise

Volvo’s efficient Drive-E powertrains lets you enjoy more while using less.

The new Volvo XC60 is powered by a light and efficient powertrain that is friendly to the environment. Coupled with a newly designed automatic 8-speed Geartronic  transmission, the low-friction, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is it’s heart so you can enjoy more dynamic driving.

Added benefits of the diesel-specific Drive-E technology is the revolutionary i-ART direct fuel injection and twin turbos that provide clean, responsive, and efficient performance. Each cylinder has its own microchip and pressure sensor for accurate fuel metering. Even better, this advanced engine stays precisely in tune after years of use.

#3. Intuitive User Experience

The XC60 makes use of Volvo’s unique Sensus technology. It is a way to let you enjoy a connected and enjoyable experience inside your car.

The new XC60 offers innovations with intuitive interfaces that give you full control. Sensus makes your life easier and more comfortable on the road with audio systems and apps that inform and entertain as well as connectivity that keep you in touch wherever you are.

Physical switches, buttons, and knobs have all been moved into Volvo’s 9-inch touch screen center display—a Volvo first—to make it easier for you to navigate climate or entertainment controls.

#4. Tech That Assists

“We don’t develop features just because we can – they must be useful, and they must integrate seamlessly into people’s lives,” shares Claes Boberg, Engineer, Low Speed Maneuvering, Volvo Cars.

That is why you won’t notice the cameras and sensors in the new Volvo XC60. However, you will notice what they do for you, because this is where the three features that make everyday life easier: Park Assist Pilot, 360-degree camera and Cross Traffic Alert is hinged on.

Whether it’s making it convenient and enjoyable for you to park your XC60, showing you a bird’s eye view of the area around your car, or drawing your attention to oncoming vehicles while reversing out of a parking space, you can rely on Volvo’s IntelliSafe sytems to support you.

While the driver is still primarily responsible for controlling the car, Volvo’s supportive functions can help prevent accidents from happening in the first place. If needed, these safety features are also there to help avoid or mitigate a collision by braking automatically for you.

#5. Cool Cabin

Aside from the luxuriously appointed interior details, you would also breathe easy with Volvo’s unique Four-zone climate system. It makes sure that everyone in the car will be comfortable by allowing them to control their own temperature and air speed.

Additionally, the XC60’s CleanZone system also allows you and other passengers to breathe in clean air. Aside from efficiently ventilating the cabin upon unlocking the car, the multifilter also reduces the levels of dust, pollen, chemical odors, and other particles. If the system detects harmful substances coming in, it will immediately shut the air intake, saving you from unhealthy air.

Now Available in the Philippines

The seamless integration of these intelligent systems offers you an SUV that is distinctly handsome, exquisitely crafted, and clothed in excellence and quality that Volvo is known for.

Locally introduced with a turbocharged diesel D4 engine that generates 190 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, the new XC60 will surely give you all that responsive power you need while keeping you and your loved safe.

The 2018 XC60 is now available for viewing at all authorized Volvo dealerships nationwide with a starting price of P 4,288,000.

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