| James Kon |
HAVING problems with parallel parking is a thing of the pass if you own the Volvo V40. The revving sporty five doors hatchback Volvo V40 comes with the Park Assist Pilot that give the driver a hand free parking experience by operating the steering automatically.
The Park Assist Pilot is one of the many innovative features of the Volvo V40 that were displayed at the exhibition during the launch of the book on ‘Safe and Smart Driving in Brunei Darussalam’ on Thursday that has caught the attention of the Minister of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar as the invited guests.
The Weekend Bulletin was given the exclusive privilege to test drive the Volvo V40 yesterday and to witness the Park Assist pilot technology first hand.
Launched last year, Volvo V40 continues to receive rave reviews.
Boosted by the T4 petrol engine of four-cylinder direct injection turbo petrol engine with start/stop technology, the Volvo V40 can produce 180hp.
With an upgrade from the computer system in Bee Motors, the Volvo V40’s power can rev up to 200hp. The CO2 emission in its manual transmission is at an outstanding 85g/km that no competitor is even close to matching. Put the pedal to the metal, the Volvo V40’s T4 engine gives an impressive pace that could easily rival any other cars in its segment.
The main features in the interior of the V40 is the adaptive digital display whereby a fully graphic instrument cluster that expresses emotional functionality of the car in any given situation right in front of the driver. The driver can choose three driving themes of Elegance, Eco and Performance. For the ultimate experience of performance, Volvo V40 R Design would be the perfect fit.
The V40 R Design is designed around the performance minded individual with a passion for extra exhilaration in life.
On the road, the driver of V40 R-Design can experience sharper handling and steering without compromising on ride quality, while an optional lowered sports chassis reduces body roll through the corners.
The sporty V40 R-Design is available with strong, fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines – including a high-output, five-cylinder 254hp unit.
Bee Motors Sdn Bhd, the main distributor of Volvo in Brunei, is expected to launch the much awaited Volvo V40 Cross Country at the end of this month.
Members of the public can visit the showroom of Bee Motors at Beribi to catch the Volvo V40.