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Volvo XC70 benefits from next-generation AWD for 2006


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TORONTO (July 4, 2005) – The rugged Volvo XC70 has been upgraded with the next-generation Volvo all-wheel drive system with Instant Traction.


The electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system with Instant Traction features faster distribution of engine power to the rear wheels from standstill. First seen on the 2006 XC90 V8, AWD with Instant Traction is now available with every 2006 Volvo vehicle.


Changes have also been made to the optional Convenience Package, where a new 12-volt outlet will be installed in the luggage area. If equipped with the Sport Package with the Four-C active chassis, the XC70’s suspension settings will appear in the Driver’s Information Monitor in the dashboard.


The XC70 is available in one trim and carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $47,120. A sunroof combined with leather seating adds $3,500 to the base price. The Premium ($900), Convenience ($1,400) and Adventure ($3,800) option packages further customize the XC70 to better meet customer needs.


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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