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Showing posts with label Volvo S60. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Volvo S60. Show all posts

August 16, 2018

Volvo Adds Dynamic Handling with Simple Software Update

The time for software engineers to become this generation’s tuners has begun. Volvo Cars has found a way to increase torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo equipped with all-wheel drive with a simple software upgrade.

July 9, 2018

When Is the All-New Volvo S60 Coming to the Philippines? (w/ 17 Photos)

Volvo is finally severing its final ties with the Ford Motor Company with the introduction of the SPA-underpinned 2019 S60 mid-sized premium sedan. With this move, the Swedish carmaker is finally able to say goodbye to the Ford-derived P3 platform (aka Ford EUCD platform) and move to something completely bespoke to Volvo.

May 23, 2018

Volvo Confirms: All-New S60 Will Not Have a Diesel Variant

Volvo is the first automaker to turn its back completely on diesel. Confirmed along with its release date during the first half of 2018, the all-new S60 will be the first model from Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine.

March 6, 2016

Volvo Philippines Expands R-Design Offering

Volvo Philippines once again offers the market a selection of dynamic variants to choose from. Sporty and sophisticated, the R-Design editions of the nimble V40 Sportswagon, the Sleek S60 and the awe-inspiring XC60 are now available in Volvo showrooms nationwide.

February 14, 2015

Volvo Philippines Launches R-Design Models with Night of the Arts (w/ Brochure, Video)

Volvo Cars Philippines launches its new 2015 R-Design models with the first-ever Volvo Night of the Arts. During the event, Volvo honored six influential and esteemed personalities in various fields of the arts. The six honorees are: Joanne Rae Ramirez, the late Jose “Pocholo” Ramirez, Raymond Lauchengco, Rolando Laudico, Ramon Orlina, and Randy Ortiz. Coming from different artistic backgrounds, they all embody the characteristics of the all-new R-Design models—dynamic, bold, and innovative.

January 19, 2015

Volvo Introduces 2015 S60 R-Design and XC60 R-Design

Volvo Philippines is launching a pair of new sporty variants of its highly popular S60 and XC60 models: the R-Design. Both models promise a blend of sporty appearance, a dynamic driving-focused chassis, and a powerful engine.

October 30, 2014

Premium Takes On a New Price: Volvo Philippines Launches S60 D4 Advantage

Volvo Philippines is proud to introduce its latest addition to its premium sports sedan lineup, the Volvo S60 D4 Advantage model.

October 6, 2014

Volvo Philippines's Smart Lease Program Offers More Flexible Terms

Volvo Philippines just made it easier for you to drive the car of your dreams and eventually own it, too, with the Volvo Smart Lease program. You can finally drive your dream Volvo S60, the S80, or the SUV you’ve set your sights on – the XC60 or the current XC90.

March 23, 2014

It's a reVOLVOlution: Presenting the 2014 Volvo Philippines Line

Volvo Philippines is officially launching their 2014 line-up summed up in one theme: “Smart Luxury”. For Volvo, Smart Luxury is a new and fresher take of making driving pleasurable. Designed around people, the 2014 Volvos make life less complicated. The entire design is always form follows function whether inside or outside and gives you the best value for money. And of course, rest assured that it’s still one of the safest cars on the road today.

February 4, 2014

Volvo PHL Distributor Announces Arrival of 2014 S60 and XC60

Volvo’s official Philippine distributor, Scandinavian Motors Corporation, has just announced the availability of its 2014 Volvo S60 luxury sedan and XC60 luxury crossover which have both been updated with a slew of aesthetic changes inside and out.

October 1, 2013

Get the Volvo Advantage: Drive Home to S60 and XC60 at Preferential Rates

Take advantage of driving home a brand new S60 and XC60 through Volvo Philippine’s Advantage offer. Enjoy preferential rates for the Volvo S60 starting at PhP2,295,000.00 and the XC60 starting at PhP2,995,000.00. These are among many advantages you get for a more rewarding Volvo ownership experience.

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.

January 15, 2013

Volvo S60 Chosen as IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The Volvo S60 sports sedan can add another award to its list of accolades after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the winners of their new Top Safety Pick+ awards.

IIHS created the Top Safety Pick+ award to recognize good or acceptable performance in the new small overlap collision test. The S60 is one of two midsize luxury vehicles to currently earn the Top Safety Pick+ award.

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. Top Safety Pick+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least four of five evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test.

November 27, 2012

Volvo to Show 508 HP S60 Polestar at Los Angeles Auto Show

With the glamor and bright lights that symbolize the City of Angels, what better place for the global auto show debut of the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept than the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show? After all, the 508-horsepower beast, built by Volvo's official performance partner, Polestar, is arguably the most glamorous and lightning-quick Volvo concept car ever made.

September 3, 2012

Volvo Polestar Claims Double Victory

Photo courtesy of Volvo Press
Fredrik Ekblom and Thed Björk secured a double victory for Volvo Polestar Racing in the fifth TTA – Racing Elite League race of 2012 at Karlskoga, a race which proved to be extremely eventful.

Last Saturday, the Touring Car Team Association Elite Racing Series visited Karlskoga for the fifth race of the season and it turned in to a great day for all Volvo Polestar fans. If the first half of the season mostly displayed clean and tactical driving, this was nowhere to be found where the second half of the season kicked off. On top of that, shifting weather conditions made both the qualifying and the race even more eventful.

August 21, 2012

Volvo S60 Earns Top Rating of "Good" in New IIHS Crash Test

The 2012 Volvo S60 earned a top rating of "good" in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) new small overlap frontal crash test, making it the highest-rated European luxury vehicle among those tested. The Volvo S60 was rated higher than the Infiniti G, BMW 3 Series, Acura TSX, Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class and the Lexus IS 250 / 350. The Acura TL was the only other vehicle to earn a "good" rating. 

"When we decided to build a world-class sports sedan we made sure it was a great Volvo first and foremost," said John Maloney, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. "We set the benchmark on safety, and we continue to lead the crowd."

July 25, 2012

Volvo Upgrades City-Safety Technology

Volvo introduces a pioneering preventive safety technology in 2008 called City Safety. This Volvo world-first technology was introduced as standard with the Volvo XC60 which helped reduced risk of rear-end collisions between a car and a Volvo.

June 26, 2012

Volvo Launches S60 Polestar Performance Concept

Photo courtesy of Volvo Press
Volvo Cars Official Motorsport and Performance partner Polestar presents the Volvo S60 Polestar, a performance concept car developed with the aim of satisfying the performance minded driver.

"We are proud to present Polestar’s interpretation of the Volvo S60," says Christian Dahl, founder and CEO of Polestar. "It’s a car developed with our own preferences in mind which, we, from experience know, are shared by a group of active drivers."

April 5, 2012

Volvo S60 Participates in PLDT Alpha Track Day

Volvo Philippines proudly displayed its cars’ prowess on the tracks at the recently concluded PLDT Alpha Track Day on March 26, 2012 at the Clark International Speedway in an all-out race competition. This annual event hosted by the PLDT Alpha Enterprise brought together the country’s top executives for a car-filled day with the dynamic new breed of Volvos as the main cars for the track run.

After the karting activities in the morning, the Top 40 drivers progressed to practice their skills on the track with the powerful Volvo S60s. They were given the option to “choose their weapon” and drive either the 1.6L S60 T4 or the 2.0L S60 D3 turbodiesel. Both cars delivered superbly on track much to the delight of the car aficionados present. Guests enjoyed the pulling power of the S60 D3 Turbodiesel  -- a powerhouse that pushes the limits with low emissions, 400Nm of torque, and quick, sure power. It ensures immense driving pleasure while enjoying the fuel efficiency of up to 22Km per liter. The single turbocharged engine infuses the drive with the composed feeling of being in control in all situations without compromising on the fun of driving. The S60 1.6 T4 with its 180Hp and 240Nm of torque also delivered top performance and had the drivers fling it around with ease and confidence. The S60’s advanced multi-link rear and McPherson spring strut front suspension mounted on a rigid body with a low center of gravity translate into a feeling of being in command and in safe control. The front and rear suspensions also interact to provide stable braking and crisp steering.

November 29, 2011

Volvo S60 Wins Car of the Year in the Middle East

Photo courtesy of Volvo Press
Viking Cars, Incorporated, the official distributor of Volvo cars in the Philippines shared to us good news: its S60 sports sedan was recently crowned as the Car of the Year in the Middle East. The award was presented at the Middle East Motor Awards 2011 (MEMA).