Volvo: How Far Could It Go?
How Far Could Volvo Go?
by Glady Reign
Have you any idea how far Volvo could go? The latest Guinness World Record Highest Car Mileage is held by a 1966 Volvo P1800. The car has covered over 3,572,342 km to make it to the Guinness record. But Volvo is not only absorbed in the distance measured in miles. It is concentrated on the measuring the distance measured in years.
For 80 years now, Volvo Cars has etched several milestones in the auto industry. It has produced equally remarkable cars and had contributed lots of safety auto features. Volvos timeline is full of discoveries and innovations to keep every enthusiast wonder how far it could go in the industry.
To stake its claim as the segment leader in the wagon segment, Volvo unveiled will introduce the all-new Volvo V70 at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The automaker said that the wagon boasts perfect balance of versatility, luxury and safety that could set a standard for premium wagons these days.
This segment has been our specialty ever since we invented it back in the 1950s, said Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp. Our competitors can count on us remaining number one in the future, too. In the all-new V70, rear passengers and luggage both ride in first class.
In Europe, the wagon segment is increasingly growing and the demands for said vehicle are mounting. The wagon phenomenon is triggered by the fact that an increasing number of sedan owners could now appreciate added versatility of wagons. The purchasers psyche has changed in time and automakers like Volvo has to blend well with the shift. Hence, most wagons are now engineered to bring out utmost comfort, superb design and flexible driving dynamics.
The attitude towards the modern wagon has undergone a significant change. With greater focus on design and comfort, the all-new V70 is both luxurious and practical. Its not just for families with growing children but also for active people that demand everything of their cars. In fact, we expect that half of all V70 buyers wont actually be families with children, Arp said.
The all-new Volvo V70 used entirely new vehicle architecture. For the very first time, Volvo will offer a six-cylinder engine underneath the sculpted hood. The efficient 3.2-liter inline-6 produces 235 horsepower. Full throttle and maximum acceleration is supported by efficient Volvo air filters. The wagon features a spacious rear seat hence families with young children could benefit from it. The said feature is mated to the dual built-in child booster cushions that can be adjusted in two stages. To provide further protection, inflatable curtains are extended by 2.3 inches.
The comfort of the car is also enhanced by ergonomically designed seats, super-slim center console and other amenities. A world-class audio system was also installed to offer maximum entertainment.
Volvo wagons are linked to the ongoing evolution of the Swedish brand. The rear seats are designed to offer flexibility with the 40/20/40 split. Other auto features include the black egg-crate grille with chrome vertical bars, LED brake lights, supplementary brake lights, tailgates glass window, optional power tailgate, sliding load floor, and a storage compartment.
About the Author
Glady Reign is a 32 year old is a consultant for an automotive firm based in Detroit, Mi. she is a native of the motor city and grew up around cars hence her expertise in the automotive field.