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  • Volvo PH offers Limited Edition Performance Package

    6/1/2013
    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.

    *Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional and available through indent order only. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

    In Manila, Viking Cars, Incorporated is the official distributor of Volvo cars. The Volvo Makati office, showroom and Customer Service Center are located at 2272 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Volvo Cebu is located at A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. In Bacolod and Iloilo, GrandCars Incorporated is the official reseller of Volvo cars. The Volvo Iloilo office is located at JMB Building 13 Mabini Street, Iloilo City and Volvo Bacolod office is at Araneta Street, Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod. Soon to open more fun are Volvo Alabang showroom and office a104-105, Westgate Center, Filinvest Corporate Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City and Volvo North EDSA at Two Cyberpod ETON Centris, Quezon City. The 2013 Volvo automobile line includes the dynamic All-New S60 sports sedan and the excitingly versatile All-New Volvo V60 Sportswagon 2.0L T5, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the ruggedly refined All-New XC70 Cross Country, the groundbreaking Volvo XC60 with City Safety as standard and the award-winning XC90 AWD. The All-New Volvo V40, a  premium 5-door, five-seater hatchback and the capable all-roader V40 Cross Country will be introduced this 2013. For details and inquiries, please call 893-6621 to 22 or 637-0414 to 15.

    For more information, please contact, John Eric D. Ho, Marketing Communications Supervisor:  892 1677 or 893-6621 local 430; johnericho@volvophils.com
     Performance-inspired styling through R-Design Elements and Polestar-tuned engines.
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