Aug 20, 2007

Volvo announces pricing of 2008 XC70

2008 Volvo XC70
2008 Volvo XC70. Click image to enlarge

Photo Gallery: 2008 Volvo XC70

Toronto, Ontario – The third-generation 2008 Volvo XC70 will arrive at Volvo dealers nationwide in October, with a starting price of $46,495. The new model is larger than the model it replaces, with a longer wheelbase and wider track, and with more interior passenger space.

“Canada is the fifth-largest market in the world for the XC70 and a strong success story,” says Steve Blyth, President and CEO of Volvo Canada. “We found the second-generation model resonated well with Canadian consumers, offering safety, luxury, versatility and all-wheel drive in one attractive package. The third-generation XC70 takes things a step further, being a larger vehicle, with a more powerful engine, more standard and optional equipment and all-new styling.”

The new XC70 uses a 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder that makes 235 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque; it is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and uses Volvo’s all-wheel drive system with instant traction. Standard features include side and curtain airbags, whiplash protection system, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and assist, and dynamic stability and traction control. Available features include a blind spot information system that alerts the driver to vehicles in the Volvo’s blind spots, adaptive cruise control with collision warning system, and a dual-stage integrated child booster cushion in both outboard rear seats.

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