KUALA LUMPUR: Volvo Car Malaysia has released a new variant of the locally assembled XC60 sports utility vehicle (SUV) - the T5 Powershift - that comes with features such as Volvo’s world-first Pedestrian Detection.
This ground breaking safety feature that was first seen in the S60 sedan, looks out for pedestrians on the vehicle’s path and automatically applies full braking power if the driver does not respond in time.
Other new equipment the T5 Powershift has over the XC60 2.0T variant are the Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and a new infotainment system with a 7-inch colour screen.
Priced at RM289,950 (OTR, without insurance) or RM8,000 over the 2.0T variant, the fully-loaded T5 Powershift also gets other standard safety features such as City Safety, Blind Spot Information System and Roll Stability Control.
Inside, music fans will be delighted by the T5 Powershift’s high-performance multimedia system with eight speakers and a 4x40W amplifier.
Unlike the CD player found on the 2.0T, the T5 is fitted with a DVD player with a MP3 decoder while the Bluetooth hands-free system now comes with a new audio streaming feature.
Under the bonnet, the four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre engine is enhanced for a roaring 240bhp – an 18% increase in output from the 2.0T variant.
Torque has also been upped, from 300Nm to 320Nm from 1,800 rpm, meaning that a 0-100kph sprint with its six-speed dual clutch Powershift transmission can be done in 8.1 seconds.
Volvo Car Malaysia president Goran Larsson said the XC60 T5 Powershift was targetted at discerning drivers looking for an innovative SUV that’s not only enjoyable to drive, but also extremely fuel-efficient.
“Our strong drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions means that fuel consumption has been cut as well, even though the T5 has greater torque and horsepower than the 2.0T,” he said.
“And with the introduction of new safety features plus an innovative infotainment system for enjoyment and convenience, you’ll discover that the new T5 delivers a stunningly economical, safe yet exhilarating ride,” he said.