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Volvo S60 continues strong into 2008

 

TORONTO (July 5, 2007) - Following a significant update for the 2007 model year, the Volvo S60 sport sedan continues into 2008 with a few, but none-the-less important, changes.

 

For improved preventative safety, the Volvo Dynamic Stability and Traction Control system (DSTC) and Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) moves from the options list to standard equipment on all variants.

 

Models equipped with the Sport option package also receive a new style of 17" wheel.

 

The S60's protective safety systems include multi-stage front airbags, a Side Impact Protection System, including side airbags and full-length inflatable curtains. To help protect occupants in rear-end collisions, the Volvo Whiplash Protection System slides the front seats rearward and tilts them back slightly to reduce g-forces and the risk of soft tissue injury.

 

In addition to DSTC and EBA, preventative safety reveals itself through other standard features such as ABS and Electronic Brake Distribution. All have been designed to help drivers avoid a collision.  Personal Security can be found in systems such as approach lighting, Home Safe lighting and automatic re-locking.

 

Prices for the S60 start at $40,995 for the 2.5T equipped with a 208-horsepower, turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and a 5-speed automatic with Geartronic. A $1,500 sunroof is optional.  The 2.5T can also be equipped with the Volvo All-wheel Drive system with Instant Traction. Prices for the 2.5T AWD start at $45,995 and include a sunroof, power driver seat and memory settings for the seat and side-view mirrors.


The performance-oriented T5 starts at $47,995.  The 2.4-litre, turbocharged 5-cylinder engine produces 257-horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.  The engine can be mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic with Geartronic ($1,500) and the car comes with a long list of standard equipment.

 

Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden.  The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 43 Volvo automobile retailers across the country.  The company's product range includes the stylish and sporty C30, the elegant C70 hardtop convertible, the compact S40 sedan, the S60 sport sedan, the S80 flagship sedan, the versatile V50 wagon and the award-winning XC90 sport utility vehicle. For 2008, the company is introducing two new models: the redesigned V70 wagon and the capable and comfortable XC70.

 

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