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    2009/11/25
    In the quest for the ultimate vision of an accident free traffic environment, Volvo Car Corporation's bold short-term target is that no one will be killed or injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.

     

    "Zero is the one and only alternative for us. As the leader in car safety we can't accept that people are killed or injured just because they want to transport themselves from A to B," says Jan Ivarsson, head of Safety Strategy at Volvo Cars.

     

    Environmental care is another of Volvo Cars core values, which is why Volvo Car South Africa will soon launch its DRIVe range locally. The DRIVe badge is attached to cars in the Volvo range that have the best environmental performance in their class.

     

    Also, in 2005 the Volvo S40 2.4i was crowned as the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year.

     

     

    Volvo XC60

     

    World-class audio system

    Volvo’s world-class audio systems are part of the First Class experience inside the new XC60. The highest level, the optional Premium Sound sytem, features 12 Dynaudio loudspeakers and an amplifier with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround delivering 5 x 130 Watt. An optional digital subwoofer under the floor in the XC60’s load compartment provides an additional 260 Watt.

     

    The sound can be optimised to suit three different situations – driver’s seat, both front seats or rear seat.

     

    Volvo’s mid-level High Performance sound system is standard equipment in the XC60 range in South Africa. It includes 8 High Performance loudspeakers, a 4 x 40 Watt amplifier and an integrated 6-disk front-loading CD player.

     

    The High Performance and Premium Sound systems have a function to play MP3 and WMA-format CDs, which means the CD changer can store several hundred tracks. Both systems provide an auxiliary (AUX) input jack for connecting equipment such as a portable MP3 player or iPod, and a USB port also makes it possible to plug in an iPod, MP3 player or USB memory stick with music tracks.

     

    Clean Zone Interior for added comfort

    In order to give allergy sufferers an even better in-car climate, the new Volvo XC60 can be equipped with Clean Zone Interior, a system that is based on ECC (Electronic Climate Control) and IAQS (Interior Air Quality System).

     

    When the car is unlocked with the remote control, the passenger compartment is automatically ventilated for about a minute if the outdoor temperature is above 10 0C. Clean Zone Interior has been recommended by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association.

     

    The interior trim materials and other details have been selected to give off minimum levels of dangerous substances.

     

    The new XC60 is also the first Volvo that meets the forthcoming European Union standard for type approval regarding reusability, recyclability and recoverability.

     

     

     

    Volvo XC60 Awards

     

     

     

    Award

    Awarded By

    Year

    Country

    Model

    Category

    Car of the Year Award category SUVs and Cross-Overs

    The Straits Times Newspaper

    2009

    Singapore  Car of the Year Award category SUVs and Cross-Overs

    XC60

     

    FuturAuto 2009

    UJBA (Belgian Union of Motorcar Journalists)

    2009

    Belgium  FuturAuto 2009

    XC60

    Safety

    SUV of the Year 2009

    Belgian magazine 4x4 Plus

    2009

    Belgium  SUV of the Year 2009

    XC60

     

    "Golden Klaxon", the best compact crossover in Russia

    Automotive magazine "Klaxon"

    2009

    Russia  "Golden Klaxon", the best compact crossover in Russia

    XC60

     

    SUV of the Year in Chile

    Automotive Journalists

    2009

    Chile  SUV of the Year in Chile

    XC60

     

    SUV of the Year, XC60 UK

    What Car? Magazine

    2009

    UK  SUV of the Year, XC60 UK

    XC60

     

    Paul Pietsch Award 2009 - for City Safety, Germany (standard in XC60)

    Paul Pietsch Award

    2009

    Germany  Paul Pietsch Award 2009 - for City Safety, Germany (standard in XC60)

    XC60

    Safety

    Innovation and Technology

    Auto Hoje

    2009

    Portugal  Innovation and Technology

    XC60

    Safety

    2009 Large Crossover - New Zealand

    New Zealand Automobile Association - The XC60 D5 was awarded the 2009 large crossover award as part of the New Zealand Automobile Association's annual Motoring Excellence Awards.

    2009

    New Zealand  2009 Large Crossover - New Zealand

    XC60

     

    Best Safety Choice CZ Award "small off-road 4x4"

    Centro Zaragoza

    2009

    Spain  Best Safety Choice CZ Award "small off-road 4x4"

    XC60

    Safety

    MOST INNOVATIVE - 2010 VOLVO XC60

    Writer’s Choice Awards 2009 - Texas Auto Writers Association

    2009

    United States  MOST INNOVATIVE - 2010 VOLVO XC60

    XC60

    Other Achievements, Design

    Good Design awards

    Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) & Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP)

    2009

    Korea  Good Design awards

    XC60

    Design

    Volvo XC60 Named SUV of the Year

    Fleet World Magazine

    2009

    UK  Volvo XC60 Named SUV of the Year

    XC60

    Other Achievements

    XC60 "Lady Car 2009" and "Baby Car 2009"

    Jury at the Autosalon in Brno

    2009

    Czech Republic  XC60 "Lady Car 2009" and "Baby Car 2009"

    XC60

    Safety

    4x4 SUV of the year 2009, Belgium

    4x4 Plus Magazine

    2009

    Belgium  4x4 SUV of the year 2009, Belgium

    XC60

     

    auto revue Award

    readers of auto revue, the biggest monthly car magazine in Austria

    2008

    Austria  auto revue Award

    XC60

     

    Irish SUV Crossover of the Year 2009

    Irish Motoring Writers Association

    2008

    Ireland  Irish SUV Crossover of the Year 2009

    XC60

     

    Auto Trophy 2008

    Auto Zeitung

    2008

    Germany  Auto Trophy 2008

    XC60

     

    "Innovation for Safety"

    French monthly car magazine "L'Automobile Magazine"

    2008

    France  "Innovation for Safety"

    XC60

    Safety

     

     

    In the quest for the ultimate vision of an accident free traffic environment, Volvo Car Corporation's bold short-term target is that no one will be killed or injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.
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