Published on October 27th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo XC60 T6 Arrives At Just RM315,888.00
Volvo Car Malaysia is following-up the success of its XC60 T5 by announcing the availability of a new variant to the XC60 family, the new XC60 T6, a few months ahead of its initial date. “Our objective of making luxury and safety more accessible in the form of the XC60 T5 has been well received, which is why we are launching this new variant much earlier than projected,” said Keith Schäfer, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia. “While the T5 variant has its own objectives, the new XC60 T6 will be a showcase of Scandinavian luxury – a successful blend of comfort, performance and safety that holds true to our core values,” said Keith Schäfer, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.
Volvo Cars is constantly developing technologies and innovations that will make cars safer to drive. The brand envisions that by the year 2020, nobody shall be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo. Priced at a limited introductory offer of RM315,888 (on-the-road price without insurance), the new XC60 T6 is fully-equipped with class-leading active safety technologies and powered by Volvo’s all-new modular powertrain, the Drive-E engine.
The all-new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E engine will churn out a maximum power of 306 hp at 5,700 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. Mated with an 8-speed Geartronic transmission, the new XC60 T6 is sure to deliver a refined drive and excellent fuel economy. As with all new Volvos, the XC60 T6 will come with a 5-year warranty, 5 years of free service including parts per scheduled maintenance, and 5 years of free roadside assist (Volvo-on-Call). The new XC60 T6 is available from today, at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide.
AESTHETICS & CONVENIENCE
The new XC60 T6 carries with it, the same exterior and interior updates as the new XC60 T5, along with a few additions, including 18” Pan Alloy wheels with 235/60R18 tyres and the 8” Adaptive Digital Display both coming in as standard. New XC60 T6 owners will also enjoy a power operated tailgate and a grocery bag holder in the cargo area.
Available colours & optional accessories
Buyers can choose from five exterior colours – Twilight Bronze, Ice White, Ember Black, Electric Silver, and Seashell and a host of optional accessories including the Iron Stone exterior styling kit, primed-colour running board and silver aluminium steps, mouldings for the front and rear, and also the 20” Diamond Cut or Iron Stone Alloy wheels.
Adaptive Digital Display
The Adaptive Digital Display, which debuted in the all-new V40 T5, uses an active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display to bring the driver personalised information. There are three themes to choose from: Elegance, Eco and Performance. The default mode Elegance has a classic look and layout. The Eco mode has a green colour theme and is designed to encourage and reward a fuel-efficient driving style. Performance features red illumination, and a rev scale instead of the speedometer displayed in the Elegance and Eco versions.
All-new infotainment system – Sensus Connect
The Digital Display theme colours are also echoed in the all-new connected infotainment system. It features a refreshed HMI with a number of innovative functions, such as:
- Cloud-based services integrated into the car, enabling future functionality updates
- Improved navigation with 3D maps, local search, and send-to-car remote destination setting.
- TuneIn Internet radio (with 80,000 channels), and music streaming through Bluetooth
- Voice control of most infotainment and navigation functions.
The new T6 Drive-E engine has an output of 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque – doing the century sprint in just 6.9 seconds. The engine features a class-leading combination of a compressor and a turbo charger. Using the supercharger to fill in the bottom end gives the engine a big, naturally aspirated feel. The mechanically linked compressor starts to function immediately at low revs, while the turbocharger kicks in when the airflow builds up. Fuel consumption with new 8-speed automatic is 7.3 l/100 km (169 g/km) in the XC60.
SAFETY AND SUPPORT
IntelliSafe, Volvo’s blanket name for all active safety systems, is an important part of the driver-centric approach in the XC60. Several key technologies will debut in the XC60 T6:
Permanent high beam with groundbreaking technology
The new Active High Beam Control eliminates the need to switch between low and high beam. Instead, Active High Beam Control makes it possible keep the headlights on high beam continuously. When another car approaches from the opposite direction, the system helps to prevent dazzling of the oncoming driver by shading out only as much of the beam as necessary. This is done by an ingenious projector module mechanism integrated into the headlamp. The same benefit applies to drivers in preceding cars.
New Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology
New advanced software, including more rapid vision processing, has now made it possible to extend Volvo Cars’ present detection and auto brake technology to cover certain cyclist situations as well. The new Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake is equipped with an advanced sensor system that scans the area ahead. If a cyclist heading in the same direction as the car suddenly swerves out in front of the car as it approaches from behind and collision is imminent, there is an instant warning and full braking power is applied. The technology also detects if a pedestrian steps out into the road in front of the car. If the driver does not respond in time, the car can warn and automatically activate the brakes.
PROVEN SAFETY SYSTEMS
The XC60 T6 will see the inclusion of several proven safety technologies such as Driver Alert Control (DAC) – a world-first innovation that registers the car’s progress on the road and alerts drivers whom are not concentrating; Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – which alerts the driver with a gentle warning sound if the car crosses one of the road markings without an obvious reason such as use of the turn indicator; and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist and Distance Alert – a radar-based system which maintains the set time gap to the vehicle in front all the way down to standstill, making this comfort-enhancing system usable in slow-moving queues with repeated starting and stopping.
Road Sign Information – an extra “eye” on the traffic environment
Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument display. Road Sign Information can be combined with the Speed Alert function, which provides the driver with a visual warning in the speedometer if the speed limit is exceeded
Electrical Power Assist Steering
The Electrical Power Assist Steering (EPAS), available with the all-new Drive-E engines, uses an electrical motor to support the steering rack, and the driver can choose between three levels of power assistance. In Low mode the system provides a high degree of power support, making manoeuvring easier. Medium mode has somewhat lower power support to offer more road response at higher speeds. High mode is the ultimate setting for the enthusiastic driver, contributing to the car’s dynamic character.
SAFETY ASSURANCE ACROSS ALL VARIANTS
City Safety – active up to 50 km/h
Both the XC60 T5 & T6 features an upgraded City Safety system. This system is active at speeds up to 50 km/h. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops – or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast.
Cornering Light for better visibility
Another innovative option for driving in the dark is the low-speed Cornering Light feature. As an extension of the current Active Bending Light system, it lights up the area the driver is steering towards for safer manoeuvring.
Enhanced Blind Spot Information System – for better visibility
Both the XC60 T5 & T6 offers the enhanced Blind Sport Information System (BLIS), which is radar-based. The technology can now also monitor and alert the driver to rapidly approaching vehicles up to 70 m behind the car. Of course it still informs the driver about vehicles in the blind spots on both sides.
Cross Traffic Alert – covering your back
Cross Traffic Alert uses the radar sensors at the rear end of the car to alert the driver to crossing traffic from the sides when reversing out of a parking space. This is especially helpful in tight and crowded areas where the side view might be limited due to infrastructure, vegetation or other parked cars.