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Luxurious Volvo S80 sedan focuses on high-volume AWD model


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TORONTO (July 4, 2005) – To reflect the growing consumer demand for luxury vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive, the 2006 Volvo S80 sedan will be offered exclusively with upgraded All-Wheel Drive as standard equipment.


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.


The S80 AWD is powered by the proven and popular 208-horsepower, 2.5-litre in-line 5-cylinder engine with low-pressure turbocharging. Combined with an electronically-controlled 5-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic shifting, the engine is remarkably responsive and smooth. The 2006 S80 AWD will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $54,995.


Option package choices have been reduced to from two to one high-content, high-value Luxury Package ($3,900) for 2006.


For 2006, the T6 engine and trim will no longer be offered.


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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