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Volvo has updated its NZ-spec XC70 for 2010 with a new engine option and some functionality tweaks. Volvo’s latest twin turbo, five cylinder diesel motor is the big news of the changes made to the 2010 XC70 all wheel drive station wagon.
Visually the crossover SUV gains a new-look grille, twin tail pipes, along with other interior changes.
Improved functionality for the XC70′s Volvo Navigation System includes more clearly-read displays on a black background, while window switches have been improved, the availability of a quartz headliner on certain interior colours, and a new Caspian Blue colour choice.
The Volvo XC70 is also available with the refined, naturally aspirated 3.2-litre transverse six-cylinder petrol engine producing 175kWs and 320Nm of torque. The all-new 2.4-litre D5 five-cylinder twin turbo-diesel has 151kWs and a beefy 420Nm of torque.
The new D5 engine was developed in house by Volvo and meets Euro 5 emission standards while increasing performance, lowering emissions and improving fuel economy compared to the previous five cylinder diesel.
It is also available in the XC60.
Both petrol and diesel engines in the XC70 drive all four wheels through Volvo’s adaptive six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.
Standard features on both models include hill descent control, ABS brakes with brake assist, electronic brake distribution and an electronic park brake.
Inside there is leather upholstery including the steering wheel and gear selector, heated front seats and the driver’s seat is electrically adjustable with memory. The rear seat splits 40:20:40 and have two stage built in booster seats, alloy centre stack, cruise control, trip computer and dual zone climate control air conditioning and an eight speaker sound system with iPod and USB interface and controls on the steering wheel.
Volvo’s safety package includes six airbags, whiplash protection, dynamic stability and traction control, an alarm guard and electronic engine immobiliser with integrated remote central locking.
The XC70 comes with a three year unlimited kilometres warranty and seven year anti corrosion warranty and sells from $79,990.
Volvo has widened its all-wheel-drive XC60 model range for 2010. The model made famous for its City Safety System is now available in four different versions with a choice of a new twin turbocharged diesel motor, a 3.2 litre petrol engine and two turbocharged petrol models.
With 151kWs and a beefy 420Nm of torque, the new D5 engine has lower fuel consumption and emissions that meet Euro 5 standards from its 2.4 litre capacity.
Developing 175kWs and 320Nm of normally aspirated power, the XC60 3.2 litre six cylinder offers more refined performance. And the turbocharged T6 with 210 kWs and 400 Nm is available in a standard specification and as an R design model. All engines are mated to a six speed adaptive Geartronic automatic transmission with All Wheel Drive.
All XC60s now come with a power-operated tailgate providing greater ease of operation and improved convenience for driver and passengers.
Other standard features include ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, ready alert brakes and an electronic parking brake, front fog lights, roof rails, rear park assist, electric heated retractable door mirrors and 17 inch alloys on the diesel and 3.2 model and 18 inch alloys on the T6 versions.
Inside there is leather upholstery, an electric driver’s seat with memory, 3 way split folding rear seat, leather steering wheel and gear lever, height and reach adjustable steering column, cruise control, trip computer and electronic climate control air conditioning.
Apart from the industry leading City Safety low speed accident prevention system, all XC60s also have roll over stability control, dynamic stability and traction control, six airbags, whiplash protection, built in child booster seats and three point seat belts with pre-tensioners on all seats.
There is an alarm and engine immobiliser, remote central locking with panic button and approach lights activation.
All XC60s are Euro5 emissions compliant with three way catalytic converters and have a three year unlimited kilometres warranty with roadside assistance and seven year anti-corrosion warranty.
The two T6 models also come with bi-xenon headlights, hill descent control and rain sensing wipers. And the R design version gets unique door mirrors, wheels, instruments, centre console, sports pedals and body kit.
The XC60 model range is priced from $76,990.
To read a Car and SUV review of Volvo’s XC60, click here.
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