The amazing calendar event for our Volvo clients old and new was a true showcase of the dynamic vehicles that we CMH Volvo Cars Westrand hold to high esteem. Volvo cars South Africa had hosted about 60 customers at the Zwartkops Raceway on 1 August 2017. The purpose of this activation was to highlight the smooth capability of the Volvo range as well as showcase the safety features and capabilities that each one has.
The crowd was split into four groups, each with a distinctive wrist and featured four stations to demonstrate the true grit and gentleness that our Volvo cars exhibit.
To begin a presentation was given on the new features on the forthcoming adjustable chassis and future concepts of Volvo commitment to green efficiency on the design of their electric engines.
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1. Electronic stability control
A track demonstration that highlighted the agility and control that the S60 T3 between cones and that the computer controlled steering connection keeps the car in perimeters that are able to avoid obstacles. This feature enhances driver response to loss of control and manoeuvrability in dangerous situations.
2. City drive
The highlight of this exercise was enabling the passengers to experience the Sensus city drive mode that the Volvo has when nearing the head on obstacles at 50km/h. This feature was a key component especially in slow moving traffic and congested roads. It allows the car to break when nearing obstacles.
3. Pilot Parking assist
The S90 D5 INSCRIPTION AWD was used in the station in aid t0 show off the pilot park assist.
How it Works: the vehicle is driven at 30km/ per hour, when the park assist selection is selected it scans the perimeter of the vehicle to find a parking space 1.2 times the size of the vehicl3e. When the space is found there is an alert system that tells the driver where the space is located. The driver then selects the reverse gear and controls the speed at which to reverse, as the car autonomously navigates its way in to the space. This feature eliminates the hassle of having to take the dreaded parallel parking exercises when maintains accuracy throughout the execution of the manoeuvre.
4. Skid Pad
The electronic stability control was again the focal point, alongside the Anti-roll properties of the XC90. At 3 tons this manoeuvrability of the XC 90 T6, with supercharger and turbocharger combination was key in the giving the customers a look at the control and stability at cornering at high speed. Also, how much control this beastly XC90 has when driving in wet and difficult conditions.
Our flagship vehicle the Xc90 T8 hybrid Excellence was on call to whisk customers and the Zwartkops facility and show its premium luxury and enhanced features.
At the end of the activities, each attendant was able to take a Volvo around the track and explore the power and precision of our Volvo cars. Our participants were given Volvo-branded thermal flasks and a gift bag, to thank them for their attendance