The XC70 is designed to realize everything that has made Volvo the worldwide leader in premium vehicles and more. Volvo combines unparalleled flexibility, long life, comfort and handling without sacrificing a long tradition of quality, sophisticated safety design and durability. The Volvo XC70 is probably the first true luxury crossover vehicle. It looks good muscular in all terrain conditions. Designed from the start to appeal to the tough individuals in all of us, the Volvo XC70 is perfect for those who are looking for the best active lifestyle vehicles.
In the 2004 model, Volvo added optional Bi-Xenon gas-discharge lights, flip-and-fold keyless remote entry, ZF rack and pinion steering and two new colors: Crystal Green pearl and Ice White.
In 2003, the XC70 received a variety of performance and luxurious enhancements including a new, more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. Also found in the Volvo XC90 utility sports vehicle, this engine produces 208 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and dashing 236 lb.-ft. torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. Paired with this new engine is a standard Geartronic 5-speed transmission that allows fully automatic gear change or driver choice.
The perfect crossing with the 2.5-liter engine is the sophisticated Haldex all-wheel-drive system. The electronically controlled Haldex system reacts very quickly to wheel slippage, directing power to the wheels with greater traction almost instantly, only one-fifth of the wheel rotation precisely. In addition, the driver does not need to worry about being involved in the system. Everything is done automatically and smoothly. Of course ABS braking, 4-wheel independent suspension, and steering wheel and steering pin are all standard. Only this year is the optional Bi-Xenon gas release headlamps.
Behind the wheel of the Volvo XC70, it immediately became clear that, along with everything else, this was an adventure driver’s car. Large, different and handsome gauges and analog instruments offer fast and easy access to information. The controls are in natural and comfortable range of hands and fingers. The switch welcomes contact with large hidden surfaces and ensures “snick” with the soft pressure of the finger. The seating surface covered in rich fabric or supple leather gives a luxurious feel and visual appeal to Volvo’s famous body with pleasant seat construction. The highest quality materials are clearly visible in all parts of the XC70. Three positions, split 40/20 / 40-fold rear lower seats, fold down the front passenger seats and up to 71.4 cu. ft. carpeted cargo area allows maximum flexibility. Choosing a Package Flexibility The Volvo XC70 and seating capacity jumped to seven with two rear-facing seats. If needed, they can be quickly folded under the floor of the cargo area to carry large objects.
The safest vehicle ever made by Volvo, both the XC70 and V70 benefit from a variety of safety features including a standard Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side airbags and Inflatable Curtain (IC), Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), belt seats with pyrotechnic pretorators in all seated positions, two-stage front airbags (SRS), Volvo safety frame construction, and ISO-FIX attachments for rear-facing child safety seats.
The Volvo XC70 advances the commitment of Volvo Car Corporation to reduce the impact of cars on the environment. In addition to the PremAir ™ radiator that converts up to 75 percent of the surface ozone it faces into oxygen and uses Oko-Tex certified materials in cars, all Volvo XC70 is equipped with the Environmental Product Declaration, birthplace for serious reports on environmental management measures that taken by the company in designing, producing, using and recycling the next car.
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