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Brief Overview of 2001 Cross Country Changes

 

For Immediate Release

 

Cross Country (New Model for 2001)

 

ROCKLEIGH, NJ -- September 1, 2000 -- Completely redesigned from it's 2000 counterpart. Built on Volvo's P2 platform (same as the S80 and S60), it is about 60% stiffer than previous wagons. This accounts for a much higher level of comfort, isolating from road noise, better handling and much more 'solid iron block' feel. The Cross Country accounts for roughly 50% of all Volvo wagon sales.

 

The following features, both interior and exterior, enhance the distinctiveness of the Cross Country from the V70. Their inclusion results in a rugged, athletic vehicle - one that blends the benefits of an SUV without giving up the comforts and versatility of a traditional wagon.

 

Exterior

  • Front/Rear Bumpers with Cladding on Wheel Arches and All Four Doors: (Slate or Brown)
  • Soft Nose: Front Bumper Extends over the grill
  • Grill: Large horizontal squares adds to the rugged styling
  • Fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Front Skid Plate (Accessory)
  • Mirrors: Taller and wider than standard mirrors in a Graphite color

 

Interior

  • Stitching on leather seats and on door inserts(Color Coordinated)
  • Outer Net Pocket Behind Rear Seat: (Leather Only)
  • 40/20/40 split seat: Middle backrest and cushion can be removed to increase
  • this vehicle's versatility, either as a wide pass-thru or in combination with accessories (Electric Cooler Box,removable Softbag, etc.)
  • Floor and Cargo Mats: 5 in total; Cargo Mat is reversible with a rubber material covering one side
  • Front Grab Handle: Integrated into the center armrest and runs along the side of the center tunnel

 

Suspension

  • XC Comfort Chassis: Springs, shock absorbers, front suspension geometry and links differ from the V70 due to ride height.
  • AWD with TRACS on all 4 Wheels
  • Ground Clearance: Curb = 8.2 inches With 2 occupants = 7.6 inches
  • Wheels and Tires: 215/65/HR16 Pirelli Scorpion S/T
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XC70 (2007)
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