Tristar makes move to combat Winter

Tristar Worldwide has taken delivery of 53 Volvo XC vehicles over the past month to help it cope with bad weather which grinds some chauffeur companies to a halt.

Tristar, which recently renewed its three-year car supply deal with Volvo for 2,100 cars to service its Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Upper Class chauffeur contract has now purchased 18 Volvo XC70s and 35 XC90s to ensure it delivers a quality service even in bad weather.

With talk of the coming winter months being harsher and colder than the last two winters, Tristar trusts the Volvo XC brand to get its customers safely from the front door to the airport, making their travel experience as seamless as possible.

XC is Volvo’s cross country brand, offering both comfort and practicality when tackling bad weather. The XC70 offers enhanced vision on curvy roads, along with a secure auto brake system, to aid braking on icy roads, keeping both driver and passenger safe and secure, and with ample leg room passengers can enjoy a comfortable and relaxed drive to and from the airport.

Tristar chose the Volvo XC90 brand for its mix of luxury, generous leg room and impressive safety features. The car’s all wheel drive means that the driver is in charge at all times, giving both driver and passenger peace of mind that they will get to their destination safely and on time.

To ensure the highest levels of passenger safety, all XC70 models will feature Volvo’s City Safety technology. By keeping watch on vehicles in front with the help of a laser sensor built into the windscreen at the height of the rear-view mirror, City Safety will make the car automatically brake if the driver does not respond in time when the car in front slows down or stops – or if the driver is driving too fast towards a stationary object.

Dean de Beer, Tristar’s CEO said: “Volvo is well known for its excellent safety features, so come rain, ice or snow, we can be confident that with our new addition of Volvo XC70s and XC90s, we can tackle whatever the British weather throws at us.”

Selwyn Cooper, Volvo Car UK’s national corporate operations manager, said: “We have been supplying Tristar with a range of Volvos for over 15 years and understand that timing and reliability is vitally important to their business. We believe Tristar needs to be fully prepared for all weather conditions and our XC range will help keep operations running smoothly through the winter months.”

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