AutoMundo, the premier American Spanish-language automotive magazine, named the brand new Volvo S80 as Vehicle of the season for 2007. The esteemed award that is appearing within the April publication of the magazine follows the car’s debut within the U . s . States market. Additionally, it reflects the appeal of the extremely first Volvo luxury sedan operated by the famous V8 engine.
The Volvo S80 may be the latest attempt from the automaker to escape from its boxy image. But apart from invoking advanced styling, the automaker also tested the waters and introduced a effective engine based on a Volvo spoiler, filter, cooling and heating system and equally effective brakes.
The posh flagship sedan in the automaker was selected because of its outstanding revolutionary design, dynamic and youthful driving attributes and Volvo’s legendary safety systems. “The brand new 2007 Volvo S80 really was the apparent choice,” commented Jorge Koechlin, obama and Editor-in-Chief of AutoMundo. “Because the company’s first V8-powered vehicle, it truly breaks the mold of the items AutoMundo originates to anticipate of Volvo’s cars.”
“The S80 is really a true competitor with other European and Japanese luxury sedans,” stated Anne Belec, obama and also the Chief executive officer of Volvo Cars for The United States. “This recognition through the editors of AutoMundo is important, and reflects our thought that Volvo deserves consideration within this very competitive segment.”
The Volvo S80 is outfitted with a lot of standard safety systems to showcase the automaker’s security features milestones. The characteristics range from the Side Impact Protection System (SIPS), Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake pressure distribution. Additionally, it features many driver-assistance systems for example Volvo’s Blind Place Information System (BLIS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning and prepared Alert Brakes with Electronic Brake Support.
The S80 also features the not compulsory Personal Vehicle Communicator (PCC) handheld remote control. Based on the automaker, before a person will get for their vehicle, they could evaluate the security level and know when they have been set the alarm and when the vehicle is locked. The Volvo S80 can also be outfitted with heartbeat sensor that provides warning if a person is hiding within the vehicle. To improve safety one stage further, the posh sedan is offered the Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with Collision Warning and Brake Support (CWBS). The ACC promoted relaxed and cozy driving by permitting the motive force to select speed and minimum time gap towards the automobile in-front.