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Satellite Navigation for all Volvos

Satellite Navigation for all Volvos

June 2008

Volvo is introducing a cost effective satellite navigation system as an option across its entire New Zealand model range.

And to launch the Volvo Sat. Nav. every car sold between now and the end of July will have the feature fitted as standard.

From August 1 it will become an $850 option on every model from the C30 to the XC90.

The system, mounted on the top of the dashboard is charged by the vehicle’s b battery and is fully approved by Volvo Car Corporation and covered by the car’s warranty.

“We believe this system makes satellite navigation much more attainable for new car buyers,” said Mark Patterson, the General Manager of Volvo Cars New Zealand.

“Other systems available are often only fitted to top of the range models and are not cost effective on the price leading models in a manufacturer’s range.”

The system has unique Volvo software and is loaded with the latest Sensis Version 15 mapping for New Zealand which is also being launched in July.

The Sat. Nav. is sunlight readable and has a 4.3 inch display screen. The system provides maps and voice directions and points of interest. Routes can be planned using specific intermediate points.

With its high central mounting point drivers have to make minimum changes in eye focus from the road to the screen to look at the map, or they can just listen to the directions.

The Volvo system is also portable and can be removed from the car and then used to find the vehicle again in large car parks or other crowded areas. The lithium-ion battery is re-charged when the system is remounted in the car.

The Volvo Sat. Nav. system also has Bluetooth phone wireless technology with its microphone and speaker when it is paired with a compatible phone for hands free calling.
Other features include MP3 and use and Jpeg picture viewing.

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