|Date of issue||Jan 27, 2008 | ID: 14167|
Volvo XC70 - the true sports car
The words "sports car" can be interpreted in two different ways. You can consider the car itself as a piece of sports equipment - a sexy beast with more power and torque than most would dare to unleash. Or you can view the car as the thing that enables you and your gear to get halfway up a frozen mountain in search of an extreme challenge. As Johan Bexell, Sport Sponsoring Director at Volvo Cars says, "Volvo cars become an integrated part of your favourite adventures. That's what makes them the finest sports cars in the world."
The Volvo XC70 has all the functionality you need to challenge the Arctic conditions of the white wilderness that is called Lapland. It represents Scandinavian design at its best - that is to say every little detail has been designed with one hundred percent focus on clean lines and intelligent functionality.
This car is more than ready to accommodate all your gear, whether that includes long objects like skis, snowboards or kites, or bulky items like bags and tents - you can easily fit it all into the XC70.
The luggage compartment floor is equipped with aluminium rails and movable anchorage points to secure the load. The anchorage points can be tucked down into the rails when they are not in use so they are entirely out of the way. The side panels also have built-in load anchorage eyelets to keep luggage securely in place.
What‘s more, they can be supplemented with multifunctional rails for a variety of hooks, load-anchoring nets, cargo space dividers and other load-related accessories.
In order to protect the luggage compartment floor there is a wide range of mats, including one that can be folded down double for normal use or opened out across the entire luggage compartment floor when the rear back rests are folded down.
Arrive in better shape
"One could say that the XC70 has a dual personality. On weekdays it's a sophisticated and elegant car for an active urban life. During the weekend it transforms into a rugged partner for all kinds of exciting adventures," says Tobias Gröber director of ispo group after testing the XC70 for six months.
Stefan Jansson, Program Chief Designer at Volvo Cars adds:
Multi-energy and energy efficiency
"No single renewable fuel can replace petrol and diesel by itself." says Niklas Gustavsson, director of environmental issues at Volvo Cars.
He continues: "We believe in a multi-energy society where many different fuels and technologies are developed in parallel. E85 is a strong alternative that reduces dependency on fossil fuels, and the Volvo Flexifuel programme which we now also offer for V70. This is an important part of the company's strategy to contribute to sustainable personal mobility.
Our environmental aspects on the XC70 design are:"
Production and Assembly
Interiors & Seats
Door Handles, Belt Buckles, etc
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