Volvo Cars of Canada Announces All-New V60 Cross Country Pricing
Toronto, ON. November 19th, 2014. Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is pleased to announce pricing of the all-new V60 Cross Country. The all-new V60 Cross Country offers a sporty drive while still maintaining a comfortable ride and premium experience. The dynamic vehicle pairs performance with luxury, helping establish the Cross Country brand an iconic and distinguished chapter in Volvo’s history.
“The V60 Cross Country is a versatile vehicle that offers a comfortable ride and all-road, all-weather capability,” said Marc Engelen, President & CEO of Volvo Cars of Canada. “The rugged design of the V60 Cross Country aligns with its Scandinavian roots while offering the reliability and comfort one would expect from a Volvo.”
Volvo Canada is pleased to offer the T5 all-wheel-drive V60 Cross Country to the Canadian market. Equipped with a 2.5 litre inline 5-cylinder engine, this particular variant offers a 250hp with 266 lb. ft. of torque and is equipped with a 6-speed Geartonic Auto Transmission with Adaptive Shift. With a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 7.4 seconds and an estimated combined fuel economy of 10.6L/100km, the V60 Cross Country offers a perfect combination of sportiness and efficiency that can be tested in all seasons, and in all elemental situations.
The V60 Cross Country T5 AWD offers a base model as well as Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum trim levels. The base trim package has an MSRP of $44,100, the Premier trim has an MSRP of $46,300, the Premier Plus trim MSRP is $47,100 and the Platinum trim carries an MSRP of $50,400. The V60 Cross Country offers a plethora of option packages to supplement the all-new installment in the Cross Country brand: Climate Package ($1,350), Technology Package ($1,500), Blind Spot Information System Package ($1,000). Stand-Alone Options include: Metallic Paint, Dual Two-Stage Booster Seats, Quickfold Front Passenger Seat, Active Dual Xenon Headlights w/Headlight Washers, Urbane Wood Inlays and Piano Black Wood Inlays.
Team Brunel breeze out of Cape Town
- Gusts of up to 35 knots send fleet off to flyer
- Follow the race all the way on our app
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 19 – Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, left with warnings of possible cyclone activity and tropical storms ringing in their ears.
Race organisers took late measures to keep the 66 sailors away from the very worst of the weather on the Indian Ocean with a new exclusion zone leading to the Seychelles.
There were already zones in place to avoid icebergs in the Southern Ocean and the more unlikely menace of pirate attack further down the route on the east coast of the Indian Ocean.
The latter zone was being kept secret from the public to avoid the possibility of the fleet being intercepted.
From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves.
It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, while they wrestled to keep them under control and intact.
For the second leg start in a row, Team Brunel led the fleet out of port after wrestling the lead, first from MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP), and then Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) who were well in the hunt.
The fleet will continue to sail in these gale-force conditions, which Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright (USA) described before the start as ‘heinous’.
“I think we’re all going to have to be pretty conservative,” he told the skippers’ press conference, just over 24 hours earlier. “This could be the worst sea state these boats have ever seen.”
Favourites for the leg are Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), who have barely made a false move since setting out from Alicante on October 11.
They followed their 12-minute win over Dongfeng Race Team in Leg 1 on November 5, by securing victory on Saturday in the Cape Town in-port race.
When asked if there were such a thing as ‘home advantage’ in sailing, Walker, 44, was determined to keep his crew's feet on the ground - as well as his own.
“First we have to get there,” he smiled. “I’ll be happy just to get within range and then arrive in Abu Dhabi. There’s a fantastic welcome for everybody in store once we get there, that’s for sure.”
Team Vestas Wind surprised onlookers when a choir on board their support boat burst into song just prior to the start. Their message was loud and clear: 'There's an even more important race we must win - to save the environment'.
Leg 2 is expected to take between 22 to 28 days to complete, depending on conditions. The boats will remain in Abu Dhabi over Christmas and the New Year before setting sail again on January 3 for Sanya, China.
Volvo Is First Automotive Brand To Use Google Cardboard
Volvo’s XC90 Experience Is World’s First Full Virtual Reality Test Drive on a Smartphone – at the Los Angeles Auto Show & on Smartphones Everywhere
Rockleigh, N.J. – November 13, 2014 – Volvo Cars is the first automotive brand to use Google Cardboard to transform the way businesses enable audiences to experience a product: through the lens of virtual reality via Google Cardboard. Starting at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volvo is inviting auto and innovation enthusiasts to experience a revolutionary way to test drive the all-new XC90, months before it arrives in the US.
After downloading the Volvo Reality app and inserting their phone in the Google Cardboard, viewers will be transported into an XC90 where they can explore and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the car on the open road.
“Using Google Cardboard exemplifies the marriage of innovation and design engineering. With nothing more than a smartphone, cardboard, two lenses and a magnet, customers can experience a test drive that puts them in the driver’s seat of the XC90,” said Bodil Eriksson, EVP, Product, Brand, Marketing & Communications, Volvo Cars North America. “With Google Cardboard we can deliver an experience that is so much richer than simple videos or pictures. We can now transport people into a 360-degree world where they can explore and experience the next-generation luxury SUV, months before it’s in dealerships.”
Themed around a weekend escape, the Volvo Reality experience with Google Cardboard lets users immerse themselves in a stunning natural landscape, the interior of the car, and the road itself. The first in a trilogy, “Friday Getaway” begins in an open field, takes you far up into the mountains, and culminates in a stunning look at a star-filled sky. Future episodes will continue the journey. The experience also includes a custom soundtrack to complement the test drive.
"With Cardboard, we want to inspire and encourage the creation of immersive digital experiences," said Andrew Nartker, Product Manager for Google Cardboard. "We're excited to see Volvo build and share their own unique experience at the LA Auto Show using Cardboard."
Volvo teamed up with two award-winning companies to bring this first-of-its-kind experience to the virtual reality road. R/GA created the concept with Volvo and led the design, technical development and implementation of Volvo Reality. Framestore used its virtual reality expertise to film and create an unparalleled test drive in multiple dimensions. Their approach for their first-ever Google Cardboard project included a combination of photoreal CGI and a proprietary, 360-degree VR camera technique.
Initially the experience will be available on Android, with iOS following shortly after. For more information or to request a Google Cardboard kit, please visit www.volvocars.com/us/volvoreality. Fans can follow @VolvoCarsUS on Twitter for more news and share their experiences with the hashtag #VolvoReality. They can also build their own Cardboard using these schematics at g.co/cardboard.
Volvo’s XC90 will be in the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center from November 18 to 30, 2014.