Volvo XC90 T8 nabs Gadget Awards

Volvo XC90 T8 unveiling_2 The recent domestically unveiled all-new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine has been in the news once again: this time it is voted as the Car of the Year in a prominent Gadget Awards. The Gadget Awards’ judges picked the XC90 over very competent rivals such as; the Audi RS3, Range Rover Sport SVR, Tesla Model S P85D, Toyota Mirai and Volkswagen Golf R.

The XC90 T8 is at the forefront of Volvo’s technological revolution, featuring a powerful petrol engine with an electric motor to provide dynamic performance with outstanding efficiency and environmental credentials.

Of course, it is packed with technology, too, including a nine-inch touchscreen information and entertainment system. This is no ordinary touchscreen set-up, though, because it includes pinch and zoom and swipe functionality, so truly offers the usability and convenience of a tablet-style interface.

Every XC90 also comes with Sensus Connect, which includes internet connectivity and access to a range of web apps such as Rdio, Stitcher, TuneIn, LocalSearch and Yelp (depending on regions). Another ground-breaking feature is the Volvo On Call app. Standard on every XC90, this allows you to remotely lock and unlock the car, check whether the doors and windows are closed, and access the car’s trip computer information. It also provides the location of your XC90 on a map, and allows you to sound the car’s horn and flash its headlights.

Being a Volvo, the XC90 is designed to keep you as safe as possible. It includes two world-first safety technologies: automatic emergency braking at an intersection, and run-off road protection, which is designed to reduce the likelihood of spinal injuries if the car leaves the road. These are on top of the XC90’s comprehensive suite of safety aids, including pedestrian and cyclist detection, and front collision warning with fully automatic emergency braking.

Then there’s the technology that simply makes living with the car that bit easier. The tailgate is electronically operated, but you don’t need to get the key out to use it, all you have to do is have the key with you and wave your foot beneath the rear bumper to open or close the tailgate.

Volvo Cars Malaysia last week unveiled the XC90 T8 Twin Engine for the premium/luxury segment at an unbelievable price of RM453,888, minus insurance and extra charges.

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