At the recent 40th RSGC Ladies Amateur Open Championship held at the Royal Selangor Golf Club, Natasha Oon, a 12-year old golfer, became the envy of everyone when she won a brand new Volvo XC60 T5 worth RM288,888 by notching a hole-in-one on the first day of the Championship.
“I didn’t realise that I scored a hole-in-one. Honestly, I was just trying to do my best (in the Championship),” said the delighted Oon when being announced as the winner of the brand new SUV.
What happened next was nothing short of adorable – Oon brought her mother, Yenni Hasnawi, to the XC60 T5 on display and said, “This is the car that you will use to drive me to school every day.” Precious.
The Volvo XC60 T5 was sponsored by Volvo Car Malaysia’s authorised dealer, Federal Auto Cars. It is powered by the 4-cylinder Drive-E engine which produces 245hp at 5,500rpm and a maximum torque 350Nm at 1,500-4,800rpm. Whilst the engine offers greater output than the previous generation, it still retains class-leading fuel consumption figures for petrol engines in the segment and improved CO2 emissions at a 157g/km.
Volvo Car Group reports strong first half sales record of 2014
Globally, Volvo Car Group has reported an operating profit for the first six months of 2014 backed up by strong demand in key markets such as China, Sweden and Western Europe. According to the Swedish automaker, retail sales for the first 6 months of the year increased 9.5% year on year to 229,013 compared to 209,117 for the same period last year.
The first half profit reverses a loss of 577 million SEK (RM254 million) for the same period in 2013 and comes on the back of Volvo’s full year operating profit of 1,919 million SEK for 2013 (RM870 million). Revenue for the period was 64,785 million SEK (RM30 million) against 56,364 million SEK (RM26 million) last year, while net income amounted to 535 million SEK (RM244 million) compared to a loss of 778 million SEK (RM355 million) in 2013.