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Volvo adds AWD model to V70 range



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Volvo is introducing an all-wheel drive (AWD) model to its V70 range and has added specification worth up to £4,300 to the all-road, AWD Volvo Cross Country at no extra cost.

The V70 AWD shares the Cross Country's powerful 200 bhp, five cylinder, 2.4 light pressure turbo engine with a restricted top speed of 130 mph and providing a considerable 285 Nm of torque from 1800 rpm for maximum flexibility and driver appeal.

The most important addition, Volvo says, is the proven all-wheel drive technology and Volvo's TRACS anti-spin system which automatically transfers power from spinning wheels to any offering grip so ensuring smooth progress on loose or slippery surfaces.

The V70 AWD looks identical to the standard V70 (apart from being two cms taller) while the Cross Country has the extra ground clearance and raised driving position equal to many off-roaders plus unique, chunkier bumpers and side body mouldings.

The V70 AWD is available in S and SE trim levels which include a minimum specification of alloy wheels, premium audio system, and air. On the road prices start at £26,995.

The Volvo Cross Country now offers extra value for money thanks to significant specification upgrades worth up to £4,300 with no change in price.

The price of the standard S model stays at £28,910 (on the road), yet is upgraded to the level of the previous SE model, gaining leather upholstery, cruise control, electronic climate control with Volvo's Air Quality System, information centre, and an upgraded audio system featuring Dolby surround sound, all worth over £3,700.

The SE model is upgraded with up to £4,300 of specification including a satellite navigation system (with integrated TV), electrically adjustable driver and passenger seats, plus heated front seats and headlamp wash wipe, yet the on the road price is still £31,410.

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