New function controls the restraint system in a collision In order to further boost safety and help reduce the risk of injuries, the laser sensor interacts with other on-board technology and controls the airbags and adaptive seat belt load limiters to suit the severity of the collision. Especially on somewhat poorer roads. The rear door prevents the floor hatch from being opened when the car is closed and locked. Add in good fuel economy and great motorway performance, and you've got a car that's ideal for drivers who need to meet the demands of family life, but also want to drive something of real quality. The automatic braking function does not react until it considers that a collision is imminent. My salesperson asked me to wait for the mgr to check it, which I saw then he disappeared. These are badged D4 and D5, with the former producing 188bhp and the latter giving 218bhp.
The system allocates more servo assistance at lower speeds, for instance to make steering easier when parking. City Safety helps the owner reduce time-consuming contacts with the workshop and insurance company. Who has that kind of money sitting around and if I did why would I buy this? Archived from on 9 October 2011. An inclination sensor included in the Roll Stability Control continuously reads the cars roll rate. 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. Archived from on 13 January 2012.
However, in those cases where an accident cannot be avoided, City Safety helps reduce the force of the collision. Two wood inlays Two different wood inlays are available: Classic Wood and Nordic Light Oak. Irrespective of whether the car is used in the city, on the motorway or to negotiate tight curves in country lanes. It promotes a feeling of safety and control. Archived from on 19 March 2017. Engine performance too is of the highest level. Sales began in Europe in the third quarter of 2008 and in North America in early 2009 as a 2010 model.
This boasts impressive handling and ride quality, plus good off-road ability and practicality. The potential of the adaptive seat belt load limiter to reduce injuries can therefore be further utilized. The D4 comes with front-wheel-drive, and is economical, offering over 49mpg. What is more, Volvo is currently involved in a dialogue with the insurance companies regarding lower insurance premiums for cars equipped with City Safety, with confirmed reductions of between 15 and 30%. Archived from on 20 November 2010.
Generally, the system helps stabilise the car in evasive manoeuvres, particularly when the car is exposed to high lateral forces. Six-speed manual transmission The manual six-speed gearbox provides good tractive power in each gear in order to combine rapid acceleration with high top speed. The D5 offers better performance, all-wheel-drive and more pulling power. It all feels very plush too, with expensive materials and high build quality. This may occur if the driver suddenly releases the accelerator pedal while steering, for instance when leaving a highway slightly too late. .
Not a bad combination, is it? I found they advertised one owner but was really 2. Geartronic enables the automatic transmission to be used as a manual gearbox as well. Up above, the flowing lines create the sporty charisma of a coupe. This may occur if the driver suddenly releases the accelerator pedal while steering, for instance when leaving a highway slightly too late. In 2009 will add a new 2.
Or even eliminates them completely if the car manages to stop before colliding. The exterior spec is generous, with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and electric door mirrors with autofolding coming as standard. In certain conditions, there is a risk that the rig might start snaking and it can be difficult for the driver to regain control once this occurs. The car received 2 of 2 points available in the pole test and an additional 3 points available for seat belt reminders. The rear suspension ensures good comfort and road contact even when the going gets rough. The dampers are adjusted to suit the current driving conditions in mere fractions of a second. City Safety brakes the car automatically if the driver is about to drive into the vehicle in front.
Archived from on 19 March 2017. There's plenty of storage in the front too with a large glovebox and extra compartments dotted here and there. A collision can either thus be entirely avoided or if this is not possible, damage to cars and personal injuries can be reduced. It reaches 62mph in less than 9 seconds and has similar economy of around 50mpg. Another two new safety functions launched Volvo Cars is extending its safety offering with two new functions that stabilise the car in critical situations.
City Safety is developed to react to vehicles in front that are either at a standstill or are moving in the same direction as the car itself. The centre console is slightly angled towards the driver to enhance the driver dynamics. Archived from on 19 March 2017. 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. Yet it doesn't sacrifice practicality, having plenty of storage space, plentiful safety equipment and solid offroad ability.