A floating centre control stack is a true styling feature housing an array of buttons and knobs that are easy to read and operate while driving. The rear door prevents the floor hatch from being opened when the car is closed and locked. We tested the D5, in six-speed manual form. Another two new safety functions launched Volvo Cars is extending its safety offering with two new functions that stabilise the car in critical situations. The three chassis settings, Comfort, Advanced and Sport, allow the driver to adapt the chassis to suit road conditions at the touch of a button.
And here we go again. With accurate and insightful comments like that, i'd be suprised if you weren't a Daily Mail reading cretin, who supports the Green Party and thinks that the way to save the world is to live in the Outer Hebrides and eat raw fish. In fact, I would have had the same reaction myself. But they promised us that the most popular options were present on our Ice White example. Servo assistance is reduced as speed rises in order to give the driver the most optimal road feel. Handling is good but it's not really a machine to be hurried. But does safe mean good or even, god forbid, fun? If the driver remains inactive, the car applies the brakes automatically.
Generally, the system helps stabilise the car in evasive manoeuvres, particularly when the car is exposed to high lateral forces. As for options, Geartronic Transmission £1400 , Communications Pack £2000 , Winter Pack £450. That comparison was rather like saying that my missus is ugly, bacause she doesn't look like Kate Moss. The Instant Traction function shifts power from the front to the rear wheels at lightning speed, for instance when starting from standstill on slippery or loose surfaces. The Hill Descent Control function makes it possible for the driver to focus completely on driving when descending steep hills.
Chassis Trailer Stability Assist is intended for stabilising the car and trailer. Featuring daily headlines and breaking news from the Philippine auto industry and around the world. This may occur if the driver suddenly releases the accelerator pedal while steering, for instance when leaving a highway slightly too late. The level of space, comfort, performance and general ambience they offer is likely to be very similar. One option is a lane departure warning system with a driver alert feature that detects when the driver is crashing out and wakes them up before they, well, crash out. The six-speed automatic should get most of the credit because it provides a tight set of ratios that suit the engine's narrow rev range. Not a bad combination, is it? The dampers are adjusted to suit the current driving conditions in mere fractions of a second.
Special emphasis has been put on reducing body roll while cornering and the results are impressive. By reducing the speed prior to the impact, City Safety limits the injury risks for the occupants in the rear-ending car as well. The rear suspension ensures good comfort and road contact even when the going gets rough. It because it is useful to have and gives you better traction! This is a car whose build quality and practicality could withstand comparison with any medium-sized 4x4 on the market. Engine performance too is of the highest level. The automatic climate control system is efficient and cools the cabin quickly even if the car is parked under the hot sun.
In 2009 will add a new 2. . But it reveals its weight through corners. It is divided into two sections and gives the interior an airy and fresh feeling. This is highly noticeable in dynamic driving where the car is exposed to high lateral forces. The function helps stabilise the car and reduces the risk of rolling over in an accident.
The structure is designed to help providing increased protection in a frontal collision. This may occur if the driver suddenly releases the accelerator pedal while steering, for instance when leaving a highway slightly too late. Six-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic The compact, six-speed automatic transmission has been engineered to handle the high torques developed by engines such as the T6 and the powerful D5 diesel engine. Laser sensor monitors traffic in front City Safety keeps an eye on traffic in front with the help of a laser sensor that is integrated into the top of the windscreen at the height of the rear-view mirror. If a shape 6-8 meters in front with a size approximately that of a passenger car is at a standstill or is moving at a slower speed, City Safety engages the brakes and reduces the throttle opening to get ready for the driver's braking reaction. City Safety in combination with the recently introduced Collision Warning with Auto Brake means that Volvo Cars can now offer functions for auto-braking at all speeds. It detects objects up to 18 feet in front of the bumper through a windshield mounted laser sensor.
If a rollover accident should occur the Roll-Over Protection System helps to protect the passengers. There is a lane change warning — the latter using the same heart-wrenching alarm as the frontal impact warning — that monitors the white line down the edge of the road and senses you are drifting out of your lane. I'm only interested in having dialogues with people who do not appear to have anger management issues. The cabin surfaces are finished well with a visually appealing mixture of contrasting materials including leather, soft and hard plastics and brushed metal. If the car is about to drive into the vehicle in front and the driver does not react, the car brakes itself.
If threshold values are exceeded, the system takes action by for example deploying the inflatable Curtains. A collision can either thus be entirely avoided or if this is not possible, damage to cars and personal injuries can be reduced. City Safety helps either avoid or reduce the severity of the collision by automatically braking the car and reducing the throttle opening. Steering is assisted by a clever speed-sensitive power steering system that offers liberal assistance at low speeds and is reduced as speed increases. The result is that the occupants of the vehicle in front suffer a less serious impact and may in fact entirely escape consequences such as whiplash injuries. You know when you are following one.