Buying a vehicle is one of the major purchases we do in our lifetime second to buying a house. Considerations such as looks, fuel economy, and space are usually high on that list. Car marques know that they can make or break it if they don’t get this right and usually spend a lot of R&D resources on it. But what about safety?
With the slew of brands and new models coming in our shores, the majority of the local motoring public still does not seem to really care about a car’s spec sheet in terms of safety. We appear to be contented with the standard ABS, SRS systems, and Airbags. As long as the car looks great, doesn’t chug fuel down like a drunk, and can ferry the entire barangay around we are pretty happy. But for those who have experienced being in a major car accident, priorities suddenly change. And most, if not all, of the folks that I have talked to that have mention this one Swedish marque that made their bones around that one important variable – safety.
Queue in Volvo and the 2016 XC90 D5 AWD. Volvo Philippines confidently lent us this sophisticated bruiser over the weekend to see how it is like to live with it. Nothing like a habagat filled airing to see how it fairs right?
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