Volvo Automobile Company calls all pirates, scallywags and treasure fanatics to affix The Hunt!, a contest is in reference to the film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s Finish which opens in theatres on Could 25. The corporate earlier introduced the web seek for a sunken treasure chest containing $50,000 in gold items and the keys to a brand new Volvo XC90 luxurious SUV will start Could 4 and the corporate is difficult Canadians and registrants from 21 different nations to seek out it.
The web hunt is the second in Volvo’s partnership with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise and it is the primary time the competitors has been open to Canadians. Final 12 months’s program was restricted to residents of america, United Kingdom, Japan, Spain and Austria. Along with the US, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the UK are taking part in The Hunt.
To affix Volvos The Hunt, contributors 18 years of age and older should go to a Volvo retailer to select up a particular pirate chart and register at [http://www.volvocanada.com/thehunt] any time between Could 4 and Could 29. As soon as registered, contributors set sail on a digital excessive seas journey and obtain clues as they resolve a sequence of difficult and enjoyable on-line puzzles. Individuals can be a part of The Hunt at any time by Could 29, and may meet up with different contributors in the event that they accurately reply the puzzles posted on-line. As the competition progresses, the puzzles will turn into more and more more durable to resolve.
On June 2, the primary individual from every of the 22 taking part nations to complete the web hunt will compete in opposition to each other in a single last on-line problem. To take part within the international face to face, gamers will probably be required to current an authentic pirate chart upon conclusion of The Hunt. Winners will solely be eligible if they will produce the pirate chart.
The primary of these 22 people to resolve the ultimate puzzle will probably be named the winner and can obtain a visit to the burial location to retrieve the chest stuffed with $50,000 in pirate gold and a key to a model new Volvo XC90.
“Final summer season, we held a treasure hunt to discover a buried Volvo XC90 V8 to tie in with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Lifeless Man’s Chest and have been blown away by the success – greater than 100,000 contributors from world wide joined in,” stated Linda Gangeri, nationwide promoting supervisor for Volvo Vehicles of North America. “This 12 months, with extra nations, extra booty and all of the early curiosity, we’re actually excited to set sail.’ So, come be a part of The Hunt!”
The Volvo model has already established a fame for consolation, security and longevity. And such qualities are imbibed within the XC90, a mid-size luxurious crossover SUV. It’s primarily based on the Volvo P2 platform, shared with the S80 and different bigger Volvos. For this mannequin 12 months, the XC90 was up to date to cowl refined components equipment just like the Volvo fog gentle, subtly-restyled entrance and rear, and a extra cozy inside.
In keeping with Russ Rader, spokesman for the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security, US research confirmed that Volvo’s security has been slipping. Moreover, Finlands Security Expertise Authority (TUKES) confused that of Volvo 440 and 460s construction manufactured between 1993 and 1995 had prompted a number of instances of flare-ups throughout refueling. Dan Johnston, Volvos spokesman, denied that the corporate’s autos are any much less protected than the Institute’s top-rated autos. He stated, “Its only a philosophy on security that’s completely different from constructing automobiles to cross these sorts of exams.”
In a assessment, Edmunds.com said, “The XC90 is well-stocked with normal options. Amongst them are dual-zone local weather management, an influence driver seat, steering wheel-mounted stereo controls, one-touch up and down entrance home windows and a roof rack (cross bars are optionally available). Nevertheless, it added, Whereas around-town driving poses few issues, we discovered the engine tended to get out of breath whereas climbing grades, although altitude does not have an effect on for turbocharged motors practically as a lot as naturally-aspirated ones.”
What reviewers appreciated most concerning the car is the truth that experience motions are tidily managed, the ZF rack-and-pinion steering reacts and reads again faithfully, and the chassis feels secure and predictable.”
However the most effective one liner concerning the XC90 was uttered by the Automobile and Driver. It stated, When a automotive firm whose title means ‘I roll’ in Latin plans a foray into the world of sport-utility autos, you may guess there’s some severe assessment of the problems.” AutoWeek additional famous, “Like gazillions of soccer mothers nationwide, we have succumbed to crossoveritis. A lot so we have added Volvo’s new upmarket SUV, the XC90, to the AutoWeek long-term fleet”