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The Mercury Cars Guide : November 14th 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---7 Pedestrians safer thanks to Volvo strategy LOOK LEFT: The Volvo S60 will be released next year. Careless pedestrians will be able to breath a little easier next year with the arrival of Volvo's latest safety innovation --- a pedestrian avoidance system. Kevin Hepworth reports VOlVO'S new pedestrian avoid- ance system, which wears the rather cumbersome name of Collision Avoidance With Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection, will debut on the all-new second generation S60 joining the existing City Safe car-to- car crash avoidance system. The first undisguised photos of the new care were released this week showing a styling evolution of the original car launched in 2000. ''The S60 will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March and will be available in Australia by the fourth quarter of next year,'' says Volvo Austra- lia spokesman Laurissa Mirabelli. ''The pedestrian avoidance system uses some of the same components, such as the radar, from the City Safe system but takes it to a new level.'' Mirabelli says the pedestrian recogni- tion software in the S60 can distinguish between a real person and a statue and can even recognise a person draped in beer cans. If the driver fails to react in what the car's sensors deem to be suffi- cient time it will automatically brake to a stop from up to 25km/h. Volvo Cars president and CEO Stephen Odell says the Volvo S60 is ''sculpted to move you''. ''It looks and drives like no other Volvo before and the car's technology will help you to be safer and more confident behind the wheel,'' says Odell. ''Customers in this segment want emotional appeal, sporty design and dynamic driving properties. The S60 has it all. ''We are convinced that it will be one of the strongest contenders around.'' Speaking at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Odell pointed to the green creden- tials of the S60 hinting at a high-efficiency DrivE powertrain including a direct- injection, 1.6-litre petrol engine with a twin-clutch transmission. Volvo's fuel consumption target is understood to be just 5.0L/100km with class leading CO2 emissions. The efficient new engines are a centrepiece of Volvo's planning, giving the company the green credentials to match its safety record. ''They have been in the pipeline for two to three years,'' Odell says. Production of the S60 will begin early in the next Northern Hemisphere summer at the Ghent plant in Belgium. 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Navara D22 4x2 Cab Chassis DX $22,490 Drive away No more to pay FOR ABN HOLDERS Metallic colour $495 extra. Air conditioning Dual front airbags ABS brakes 2.5 litre common-rail turbo diesel engine General purpose alloy tray Metallic colour $495 extra. 2,800kg braked towing capacity 2.5 litre common-rail turbo diesel engine Dual front airbags Alloy wheels, sports bar & side steps ABS brakes ELIGIBLE FOR A 50% INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE? Is your small business eligible for the Federal Government s Investment Allowance? Check eligibility with your tax advisor as you may be able to claim a tax credit of 50% on new or demo vehicles purchased for your small business before 31 December 2009. NO REPAYMENTS UNTIL Navara D22 ST-R Dual Cab $35,790 Drive away No more to pay FOR ABN HOLDERS ES ST T TM M ME E E EN N N NT T T T A A A AL L LL L 11 FUNKY COLOURS
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