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Intelligent new Volvo safest of all

The new Volvo V40 emerges from a cloud of stage smoke at the Volvo Cars premises at the launch on Tuesday.

The new Volvo V40 emerges from a cloud of stage smoke at the Volvo Cars premises at the launch on Tuesday.

Volvo Cars launched the all-new V40 earlier this week to an admiring audience of Volvo owners as well as potential new buyers.
“The all-new Volvo V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to our human-centric, Designed Around You strategy. Charged with an outstanding set of high-tech features it definitely will give our toughest competitors a headache,” Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation said at the launch of the vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2012.
At the event in Windhoek, Mr Johan Lucas, Brand Manager of Volvo Cars Windhoek said, “Not only is it the most eagerly anticipated vehicle for 2012, but it sets the benchmark for its German competitors.”
The all-new Volvo V40 is a modern, expressive car with a Scandinavian luxury look and feel, high quality aura and meticulous attention to detail. The new, fully graphic instrument cluster with personalised layout and information enhance the intuitive and uncomplicated driver experience. Lucas commented, “This offering by Volvo is groundbreaking. It is distinctive, elegant, intelligent, sophisticated and truly beautiful.”
Among the new features are a world-first pedestrian airbag. Lane Keeping Aid auto steering, and an ingenious Park Assist Pilot that makes parallel parking easy. The City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system has been further developed and it now operates at speeds up to 50km/h.
At the launch in Geneva, Hakan Abrahamson, V40 Vehicle Programme Manager said, “The all-new V40 is the most intelligent and safe Volvo model so far. All its features are designed around the driver, helping him or her stay alert.”

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