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Award Winning New XC40

Available To Test Drive Here At Strathmore

What Car?’s overall 2018 Car of the Year, the new Volvo XC40 premium compact SUV, is now available for test drives at Strathmore.

The car,  breaks new ground for Volvo as its first ever compact SUV.

Every XC40 is exceptionally well equipped. Even the entry-level Momentum version has a nine-inch touch screen control system, satellite navigation, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control with a sophisticated interior air-quality system, and 18-inch alloy wheels – all as standard.

The XC40 comes with lots of exciting technology, too. This includes the Volvo On Call app, which allows you to control various car functions from your smartphone or smartwatch, while the Sensus nine-inch touch screen works in tandem with the sophisticated voice-activated control system.

Three petrol engines – the 156 hp T3, 190 hp T4 and 247 hp T5 – are available, along with two diesels – the 150 hp D3 and 190 hp D4. Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes allows you to choose the precise car to suit your individual needs.

The What Car? judges said: “The XC40 mixes style, space and comfort with cutting-edge safety and relative affordability so ably that we named it our 2018 What Car? Car of the Year. Amid a year of great cars, it stands out as the most impressive by far.”

Norman Leishman said: “The stunning new XC40 competes in a new sector of the market for Volvo and is already attracting new people into our showroom. We welcome all local drivers to come in to experience the award-winning car for themselves.”

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The New Volvo V60

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Perth motorists can take to the road in Volvo’s new V60 premium mid-size estate following a nationwide launch of the model.

Now available to test drive at Perth’s Strathmore Volvo showroom, the V60 - with its class-leading boot space of 529 litres - was launched in mid-July. 

“Volvo is renowned for designing practical estate models combined with comfort and exceptional safety features. The V60 embodies all this along with some of the latest technology and impressive levels of comfort and style. It is truly an estate car for the modern family which also meets the needs of company car drivers.

“We are confident loyal Volvo drivers and those considering the brand for the first time will love the new V60. It really is a fantastic car which can meet the needs of the most active of lifestyles.”

Available from £31,810 on-the-road, the new V60 is initially offered in entry-level Momentum and luxurious Inscription versions (dynamic R-Design and rugged Cross Country variants will follow) and with a choice of 150hp D3 and 190hp D4 diesel engines, and a 250hp T5 petrol. Both diesel engines come with a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes, while the petrol comes with an eight-speed automatic as standard.

Connectivity is also high on Volvo’s agenda with its On-Call smartphone, which keeps a driver connected with their car, standard on every V60 model. Meanwhile its Sensus infotainment system is fully compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and is controlled via an intuitive nine-inch tablet-style touchscreen that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and entertainment apps.

Norman  added: “The V60 is the perfect car for those who demand more space and practicality from their vehicles without compromising on driveability or interior luxury. V60 drivers can also be confident their vehicle will retain strong used values in years to come after valuation experts awarded the car class-leading residual values.”

For more information on the new Volvo V60, visit Strathmore at Arran Road, North Muirton, Perth PH1 3DZ or go to


4 New World Records

A British kitesurfing family is celebrating after successfully taking on the Round the Isle of Wight World Sailing Speed Challenge and setting four new World Records.
Professional kitesurfers – Steph Bridge and sons Olly (18) and Guy (16) – took to the waters around the Isle of Wight on 30 June 2016 on their foiling kitesurf boards. Travelling the 50 nautical miles around the coastline of the Island on the south coast of the UK, they averaged speeds between 16 and 20 knots.
Guy was first around the island in a time of 2 hours 32 minutes and 25 seconds, averaging speeds of 19.68 knots, with the World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council confirming that Guy is now officially the Fastest Kitesurfer around the Isle of Wight. He also set the record for the Fastest Singlehanded Sailor around this island at the same time
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