Volvo launches new V60 versatile family estate

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has revealed the new V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate, underlining the Swedish company's position as a maker of cars that combine good looks with everyday practicality. Few car makers

can match

Volvo Cars' history and credibility in making well- designed, practical and versatile estate cars. Te new V60 shares Volvo Cars' Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award- winning new XC60 and three top-of-the-line 90 series cars, which have been the collective force

behind the company's

record-breaking global sales performance in recent years. Te SPA-based V60 introduces a new standard to the mid-size premium estate segment with a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, and Volvo Cars' latest driver-support systems and other safety technology.

with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. Te V60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering- assistance systems. Te optional Cross

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In a first for the segment, customers can access the new V60 via Volvo Cars' new premium subscription service, Care by Volvo, which offers car access via a monthly flat-fee subscription rather than ownership. Care by Volvo makes having a car as transparent, easy and hassle free as having a mobile phone. Reflecting Volvo Cars' industry- first announcement to electrify all new cars from 2019, the V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options:

the new

T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340 hp, or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug- in hybrid that delivers 390 hp. Te regular petrol choice includes T5 or T6 powertrains. Drivers who prefer diesel can select D3 or D4 engines. Te new V60 reinforces Volvo Cars' standing as the industry leader in safety, with a comprehensive list of safety features that come as standard, including advanced driver- support systems known from

the 90 series and XC60, making the new V60 one of the safest cars on the road. Te City Safety with Autobrake technology uses automatic braking and detection systems to assist the driver in avoiding potential collisions, and is the only system on the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. In a world first, City Safety now also engages autobraking to mitigate oncoming collisions. Te Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver

autobrake further improves safety for people inside and outside the car. Volvo Cars' Sensus infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G, and keeps drivers connected at all times. Te system is controlled via an intuitive tablet-style touch screen

that combines

car functions, navigation, connected services and entertainment apps. UK prices for the V60 will start at £31,810 on the road (full pricing and specification details will be announced shortly). First customer deliveries are expected in Q3 2018.

JB11 JetPack makes its first ever European flight at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

The world’s most advanced JetPack, the JB11, will be making its first ever European flight debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard (12-15 July).

The latest personal flying machine from South Californian company, JetPack Aviation will be the first ever JetPack to fly up Goodwood’s iconic Hill Climb and will form part of this year’s FOS Future Lab exhibition at the iconic show. In its second year, FOS Future Lab will be bigger and even more exciting than its debut appearance at FOS 2017. This year’s exhibition will focus on innovation topics like space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight. Visitors will be able to view displays and demonstrations, interact with some of the technology and learn more about the new and future technology featured. The JB11 JetPack is the most advanced model yet and is capable of topping 200mph at heights of more than 10,000 feet. It weighs just 50kg and straps to the back of the pilot, who can take off at the push of a button thanks to its world-first VTOL (vertically take-off and landing) system. The

Federal Aviation Administration granted JPA

certification of its JetPack in early 2018, making it the first company globally to achieve such certification. The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 will be the first time anyone in Europe and the UK has seen the JB11 in action, with live demonstrations taking place at the event.

RPM, exhaust gas temperature and battery status. The pilot can fly for up to 12 minutes before having to come back down to earth. Landing is achieved by reducing thrust and descending slowly towards the ground. Like lift- off, landing is done vertically and without the assistance of a parachute or special landing pad.

The team has conducted hundreds of test flights over the past three years with four pilots trained to fly other model JetPacks. Safety technology includes an emergency floatation system, with 100% buoyancy and a triple redundant electronic and fuel system.

JetPack Aviation's creation uses regular kerosene jet fuel or car diesel to power its six turbojet engines. Just four are actually needed for it to fly, with two available in case of emergency. The jet engines are started via small electric starter motors and controlled using a throttle on the pilot's right control handle. The JetPack is attached to the pilot with a five-point safety harness. Once in the air, the pilot controls the speed, altitude, and direction of the JetPack with the control arms and throttle. On both arms are computer readout screens which inform the pilot of information such as fuel level, engine

In the future, the company plans to extend flying time to over 20 minutes and build several different versions, including a JetPack you can sit or kneel on - and even an electric version. JetPack Aviation also has plans for an autonomous vehicle to carry several people – with a total payload of up to 300kg - as part of an urban mobility business in the future. FOS Future Lab will be open to the public throughout the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs from the 12th – 15th July 2018, 7am – 7pm each day.

Saturday and weekend tickets are now sold out, with Sunday, Friday and Thursday tickets also selling fast. Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

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