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Introduction (This film shows MY09)
18703:23823|Hi, I’m John Palmer. Welcome to the first experience of your new Volvo.
24293:26880|I hope you are going to like what you see.
33488:39418|I’ve had the opportunity to test drive and meet some of the people behind the car and I would like to share some of my experiences with you.
Unique functions – PCC
1201:7340|You can one of two different key systems, the key and remote control or the Personal Car Communicator.
10919:18050|The PCC has some really clever functions. When you are in range and press the I-button the car communicates with you.
18102:22282|Green light means the car is locked. The yellow light says it’s unlocked.
22958:25077|This red light indicates the alarm has been triggered.
25025:30824|And if the red lights are flashing, there may be someone in the car! It would make me a little cautious.
2115:5746|Now, I want you to use your imagination. Lights please!
6556:11702|Imagine you have been visiting an old friend late at night. And you are not that familiar with the neighborhood.
11798:19905|Volvo thought about this, when they developed the approach lights. It’s a small detail, but it makes me feel good when I’m out late.
Keyless drive (only PCC)
289:3085|OK. Let’s go for a drive.
4293:13481|You will appreciate one of the really nice things, even before you enter the driver seat. With the keyless drive all you have to do is approach the car.
16288:32281|With the remote in your pocket, the car recognize you when you enter a 1,5 meter radius. And the doors unlock instantly when you pull the handle.
417:10788|The first thing you want to do is to adjust the steering wheel. Just pull this lever and adjust the wheel up or down, in or out.
13035:18546|Then you will adjust your seats. This is a little different depending on what seats you have.
18938:23118|Please show me if you have a manual seat or a power seat.
1449:4929|Okay, you have chosen the manual seats.
7493:16688|By the way, these seats are the most comfortable ones I’ve ever sat in. Adjustment is really simple.
16893:20088|Just pull this bar to move it forward or backward.
20533:26728|Raise or lower the front of the seat by pulling up or pressing down on this and move the backrest with this.
27012:33809|Move the seat up or down with this handle. The lumbar support is adjusted here.
Seat with memory function*
3239:8203|Okay, you have chosen the optional power seats with three memory settings.
9071:15123|By the way, these seats are the most comfortable ones I’ve ever sat in. Adjustment is really simple.
15879:23235|Just press this button to move the seat forward or backward. Raise or lower the seat with this, and move the backrest with this.
23678:29718|Move the front of the seat cushion with this. Store your setting by pressing the memory button and setting 1.
29999:33151|The lumbar support is adjusted here. That’s it.
33831:42031|Now, this setting is activated every time this key and remote is used. It’s really convenient if you share the car with someone else.
Starting the engine
261:9038|With the keyless drive I can keep my key and remote in my pocket and all I have to do is to press the brake and press the starter button quickly.
0958:18207|Starting is just slightly different if you don’t have the keyless drive. As you can see there is a slot beside the start button.
18285:21498|That’s where you insert the key, like this.
24137:32235|It unlocks the steering wheel and power up the radio if it’s on. To remove the key you simply press it again and it ejects.
33097:37929|Let’s start the engine. Press the brake and the start button.
High idle speed
1750:6243|Listen to the high idle speed. Some people think this is too high, but there is a reason for it.
6504:11232|It quickly raises the temperature in the exhaust system and that makes the exhausts cleaner and less harmful.
11624:14184|I think it’s smart and I don’t mind, if it’s good for the environment.
Windows, rearview and door mirrors
182:7471|Before we take off lets adjust the rear-view mirrors. I press the L button and adjust the mirror.
Manual parking brake
38:3813|To release the electric parking brake manually the key must be in the key slot.
3918:7706|Press the braking pedal and then pull out on the parking brake release.
7836:11838|With the automatic gearbox you must also wear the safety belt to release the brake.
12146:15725|The electric parking brake can also be released automatically.
15934:19826|Just start the engine, release the clutch and press the accelerator.
20158:29518|With the automatic gearbox, the parking brake releases automatically when the safety belt is on and I put the gear shift in D or R and press the accelerator.
182:4832|I know some people don’t like parking in tight spots, but the park assist makes a big difference.
5067:6687|I’ll put the gear in reverse.
7000:12068|The park assist has a display in the center console showing you where an obstruction is detected.
12382:16848|When the obstruction bar becomes solid you are within 30 cm of the obstacle.
17737:22177|We hear a pulsing tone from the rear speakers, indicating an obstruction behind the car.
22308:26540|And it’s within one point five meters. I’ll back up and you should listen.
27167:33018|When it changes to a solid tone we are 30 cm from the obstacle. That’s close enough.
33253:41247|Let’s go forward! As you can see it’s a big car but it’s very easy to handle even when it’s tight. There is also an optional park assist in the front to help you.
Electronic climate control, ECC*
1906:6974|Next I would like to show you the electronic climate control. It couldn’t be easier to use.
8803:19670|Press the Auto button to control the temperatures for driver side and passenger side irrespectively. To set the temperature, just turn the knob.
20871:32705|To override the blower Auto setting, turn the blower knob. Change the air distribution by pressing one of the buttons in the symbol.
36649:40751|The air quality button toggles between Auto recirculation and Off.
41090:47751|I always leave the air-condition on, it makes the air quality better and it quickly removes fog from the windscreens.
2220:9038|I always activate the rain sensor when there is a risk for rain. This way I don’t have to bother with the wipers.
11023:16875|They even put a symbol in the main instrument for it. Makes it easy to see if it’s on or off.
19252:23536|You might want to make an extra wipe now and then. Just flip the stalk upward.
23849:30014|But if you flip it downward you override the rain sensor and you have to activate it again.
3239:7366|I think it’s beautiful out here. This is a landscape for music.
8855:17658|The sound system in this car is incredible. You have a Dolby Prologic II decoder for true surround effects from CD and MP3.
18625:23771|You can plug in your mp3 player in the auxiliary input and listen through the speakers.
25547:31660|The first time you might need to adjust the input volume. Just press the Mode button and then turn the volume knob.
32339:37903|If we switch to the CD player or the radio, they can be controlled from the back seat.
39862:45479|They can change tracks or stations, go fast forward or backward or seek stations.
45740:53968|Another smart feature is the Soundstage. It is used to optimize the sound for the driver’s seat, both front seats or the back seat.
54857:61596|When driving I use the steering wheel buttons to control the CD and radio. I don’t even take my eyes from the road.
62119:66847|With a short press on the forward button I change CD tracks or preset radio station.
68571:72385|Press and hold to fast forward the CD player or search for radio stations.
73978:77531|The Volume control is straight forward, up or down.
3500:7288|Let’s stop for a while and I’ll show you some useful details.
7784:13217|I’ll start with the clock. You set it by turning this knob left or right. That’s it.
391:10971|The same button is used to set the two trip meters. A short press toggles between the two. A long press reset the current trip meter.
Indicator, information and warning symbols
914:6217|In the center of the displays you have information about fuel quantity and outside temperature.
6687:14210|This display is also used when setting the adaptive cruise control and using the trip computer. I’ll show you later on the road.
208:4963|I want to show you the convenient storage compartments. There is one beneath each front seat.
4911:11964|I use it for my wallet when I go for long drives and don’t want to wear a jacket in the car. Then there’s the CD storage in the center.
12068:22778|You can actually fit 15 CD:s in there if you use it right. My wife’s purse fits snugly behind the centre stack, out of the way.
23301:26697|Then of course the side pockets, seat pockets and cup holders.
28186:35657|At times you may want to transport long objects. It’s easily done. Just fold the backseats by pulling these handles.
1149:6974|We are going to head back and I will show you a couple of interesting safety features that also makes driving more relaxed.
10370:13609|You find the trip computer by turning the outer wheel on the left stalk.
13949:18024|There is one function that you might want to know more about; the distance to empty tank.
18991:22700|The distance is calculated from the average fuel consumption during the last 30 kilometers.
22804:27010|This means that if you start driving more aggressively it might not be totally accurate.
Blind Spot Information System, BLIS*
470:5511|On motorways, I always activate the Blind Spot Information System in the centre stack.
5825:9822|This is an optional system that will help you to notice vehicles in the blind spot.
10631:17188|When someone enters the blind spot either from behind or when you overtake someone, you get a warning light here.
Adaptive cruise control*
313:5518|The other system I want to show you is the optional Adaptive Cruise Control. This is my favourite.
877:8698|I activate it by pressing this button on the steering wheel.
9168:18181|Then I set the speed with the + button when the traffic flow feels smooth. Then I can set the distance to the vehicle in front in five steps.
18416:25861|The system monitor the speed of the car ahead. If they slow down, the system automatically apply some brake force to keep the distance.
26122:29805|And then it accelerates again when the car ahead gets up to speed.
30406:35186|There is more to learn about it’s limitations, but it sure makes long drives much more comfortable.
Active Bi-Xenon Lights*
2011:8986|Well I hope you enjoyed it so far. Before you go there are a few more things to look at. One of them concerns driving in the dark.
9064:14341|It’s called Active BiXenon Light. It’s a simple feature, yet very powerful.
14889:21420|You activate and deactivate the Active BiXenon Light here in the center console. Let’s look at an animation.
21342:29283|Active BiXenon Light turn the headlights when you turn the steering wheel. This way you get much better lighting in sharp turns and intersections.
1280:8019|When you fill petrol you will have to open the fuel cap cover from inside the car. It’s done right here.
9198:15542|There is also an indication in the main instrument showing that the fuel cap is located on the right side of the car.
16822:20166|One more thing. Do you want two tips on child safety?
219:8900|To use a child seat in the front seat, you MUST deactivate the passenger airbag. To do this, open the door and turn the switch to OFF.
9227:15423|A text message in the overhead consol will be shown that indicates that the airbag is deactivated.
Child safety lock
1679:9763|It may be a good idea to activate the child safety locks on the doors in the back. When activated, children can not open the doors from the inside.
10083:15839|To activate, open the door and turn the button to the lock position.
1174:3138|Thank you for taking your time.
3378:6222|If you want to know more, please explore the in-depth chapters.
6650:8818|I hope you will enjoy your new Volvo.