Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The 2010 Volvo S80 2.5T Test Drive Diary

  • I still remember my 1st visit to Volvo showroom about 4 or 5 years ago.I always fascinated by the Volvo technology especially the safety features.
  • The model i had tested few years back was S60 T5 , meaning : S - Sedan , T - Turbo and  5 - 5 cylinder.
  1. Is a wonderfull car to drive , FWD , powerfull ( 260bhp ) , superb handling and a good price tag about RM235K at that time.
  • The model that i tested last weekend soon after the Hunydai was the new Volvo S80 2.5T. 2.5Litre and FWD.
  • This new model comes with a new 2.5 Litre and tune up the power to 231bhp with 340 of torque.Wow!! that is a lot of power for a car. Price OTR is RM295k.
  • Head and legs room both front and back are are edequate and comfortable as well.
  • Volvo S80 Special Features :
  • ACC - Adaptive Cruise Control - Whenever you driving on the road , vehicle in front of you slow down and the system will adjust to the same speed automatically and keep a safe distance between 2 cars. There is a radar in front of the car to sence all the incoming object within a safe distance.
  • BLIS - Blind Spot Information System - Whenever there's a vehicle appear in the blind spot of your side mirror. The blinking light will emerged to alert the driver to pay attention.
  • SIPS - Side Impact Protection System - This special feature allow all the force during side collision to transfer or disturbute all the impact to back of the car.This is to redirect the impact  without harming the passenger.
  • The engine will drop to lower level automatically during serious front collision this is to avoid the engine from go further to injure the passenger.
  • Others feature like Volvo use "Boron " steel for fatal area or the cabin . This is the strongest steel grade under heavy industry catergory.
  • Cross steel bar at all the 4 doors sides to protect and absorb impact during collision.
  • Aleast 10 to 12 air bag will deploy during serious impact that include the 2 at the front , 4 curtain , 4 side head  , all the 5 seat is equips with protective air bag as well to minimize injury.
  • Traction control , EBD - Electronic Break Distribution , Over taking without signal will trigger the "Bee , Bee" sound to alert the driver neither he or she is sleeply or over taking dangerously.
  • Please make yourself a time to visit your nearest Volvo dealer to find out this wonderfull car plus all the safety features and educational as well. 
  • Did you know the 3 point safety belt system we all used today was invented by Volvo's engineer back to 1965 therefore all the vehicle manufacturer still have to pay royalty to Volvo today.
  • Please contact En.Jusman Bin Roman at 019-6108520 at Sg.Besi Showroom for a ride of  a lifetime.

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