It comes with the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder, turbo-charged engine that comes with more power mated with its 6 speed automatic transmission gearbox. It gets you to 231 horsepower which is 31 horses more and a 340Nm of torque between 1,700 to 4,800 rpm. The previous version gets you from zero to hundred in 8 seconds but this one cuts it shorter by 0.5. Volvo has called this the ‘fastest Volvo in its class’ and that surely amounts to something. Apart from the fact that it is very fast, it also comes with an improved chassis and firmer handling in its 17 inch wheels and the fuel consumption of 10.4kilometers per liter. Previously it was at 9.8.

Safety features here include the Blind Spot Info System (BLIS), the ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), the Collision Warning and Auto Brake systems respectively. Most of these systems are put in place to ensure that you are driving ‘safely’ and keeps you on your lane at all times. The BLIS for one uses digital cameras which are fitted just beneath the side mirrors to inform you if there are any vehicles in the blind spot which is always a problem when changing lanes. They can scope up to 10.3 feet to its side and 31 feet behind the mirrors where it uses an indicator to ‘tell’ you of the vehicle’s presence in the blind spot. Cool huh? It also comes with the LDW (Lane Departure Warning) as well as the Driver Alert Control which helps you to keep to your lane particularly when you are tired or sleepy. The car is sold for RM295,000 which is slightly more costly than its predecessor and it comes in 2 new colours, namely Ember Black and Ice White.

 

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