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TORONTO (July 4, 2005) – Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. today announced that the 2006 S60 would offer the company’s next-generation all-wheel drive system.
The electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system now includes Instant Traction for faster distribution of engine power to the rear wheels. First seen on the 2006 XC90 V8, AWD with Instant Traction is now available with every 2006 Volvo vehicle.
Previously available only as an option, the Geartronic feature on the automatic transmission is now standard on the S60 2.5T to allow manual shifting of the transmission. For T5 models, last year’s standard 16” Eurus alloy wheels have been replaced with 17” Orpheus.
The entry-level 2.4 trim will be discontinued for 2006 to reflect buyer preferences.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2006 S60 starts at $40,620 for the 2.5T trim with a 2.5-litre, turbocharged, 208-horsepower, 5-cylinder engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic. The 2.5T AWD equipped with all-wheel-drive with Instant Traction has an MSRP of $45,620. The MSRP for the performance-oriented S60 T5 with a 257-horsepower, turbocharged, 2.4-litre, 5-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission starts at $47,620 (add $1,500 for a 5-speed automatic with Geartronic). In addition to engine and transmission choices, a host of option packages are available to further customize the S60.
Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. 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 flagship S80 luxury sedan, the versatile V70 wagon, the S60 sports sedan, and the completely redesigned S40 sports sedan and V50 sportswagon. For buyers looking for more rugged versatility, the Volvo XC-line of vehicles that includes the XC70 and the award-winning XC90 sport utility vehicle.
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