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S60 and S60 AWD: What's new


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Volvo S60 AWD - New to the S60 range, the 2002 S60 AWD marks the debut of a new, electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system for enhanced safety and control. The S60 AWD utilizes the responsive 2.4-litre 5-cylinder engine with low pressure turbocharger and 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission in conjunction with a sophisticated Active On-Demand (AOD) system that automatically distributes power between the front and rear wheels to optimize traction in all conditions.


S60 - An expanded list of standard equipment and enhancements to available features builds on the success of S60 in its first year. The addition of the new S60 AWD brings to four the number of S60 versions available for 2002, including the base S60 2.4, popular S60 2.4T and sporty S60 T5. Major technical specifications remain the same. Notable changes include:

  • Standard electric foldable rear headrests
  • Optional enhanced Volvo Navigation System with DVD, larger screen, remote control and increased functionality (available January 2002)
  • Improved throttle response for 2.4T and T5
  • Stability & Traction Control and TRACS improvements
  • Available Dynamic Stability & Traction Control (DSTC)
  • Standard CD player
  • Sport Package (T5 only) with 17-inch wheels


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Lisa Graham

Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd.

(416) 490-5834

Doug Mepham

MacDonald & Co.

(416) 975-1572

Old S60, Safety, 2002
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