Volvo to add tech, luxury value to new model range in 2009

Monday, June 23, 2008, 5:25 by Auto Correspondent

Volvo plans to offer customers of its 2009 range a slew of value added enhancements which would spell the ultimate in luxury and technology. According to an auto news report, the Volvo range for the 2009 model year would offer customers more choice, more luxury features and technology as well as value for money.

As per plans, the the Volvo S40, V50, C70 and C30 would be rolled out by July with a change in exterior design. It would also be aligning the styling with the all-new Volvo V70, XC70 and the new Volvo XC60. Other feaures would include power mirrors with auto folding function are now standard across the Volvo model range. The mirrors can be set to fold in automatically when the car is locked, and fold out again when the car is unlocked.

Volvo vehicles would also come with a Bluetooth hands-free system as an individual option for on the Volvo C30, S40, V50 and C70. This hands-free system automatically recognises a Bluetooth compatible mobile phone as it enters the car and seamlessly takes over, allowing the driver to switch freely from the mobile phone to the handsfree system.

Besides, a Homelink option is another addition, which allows passangers to operate remote controlled home appliances, such as a garage door, home alarm and exterior lighting, without leaving the car.

Volvo has added the RTI Navigation System in its S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon models. Updated with a new driver interface, new colours and a refresh to the menus and symbols, the feature comes at a reduced retail price of £1,500 in the United Kingdom.

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