From Volvo press: The XC70 embodies all that has made Volvo the worldwide leader in premium wagons. It combines unparalleled versatility, longevity, comfort and handling without compromising Volvo's long tradition of quality, advanced safety design and durability. The XC70's burly good looks and all-weather capability changed the way people look at wagons. Designed from the beginning to appeal to the rugged individual in all of us, the Volvo XC70 is a perfect fit for those seeking an active-lifestyle vehicle.
The XC70 continues to be offered in a single well-equipped model. Customers can enhance the luxury, appearance and versatility by selecting among three option packages and a number of stand-alone options. The popular Convenience Package receives new watch-dial instruments, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and rear park assist.
All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction™ mates with the XC70's 2.5-liter turbocharged engine for positive, instantaneous torque and optimum launch performance. The computer-controlled Haldex all-wheel-drive system instantly delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle only when needed, such as during takeoff.
Instant Traction features a one-way pre-charging valve that maintains a torque load of 59 foot-pounds, which is available instantly. Torque can be transferred directly, without any speed difference. There is no need for the driver to worry about engaging the system. It's all done automatically and seamlessly.
As a Volvo wagon, the XC70 is fitted with state-of-the-art safety features. Among them are standard Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side airbags and Inflatable Curtain (IC), Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), seat belts with pyrotechnic pretensioners in all seating positions, dual-stage front airbags (SRS), Volvo's safety cage construction and the ISO-FIX attachment for child safety seats. Of course, ABS with traction control, four-wheel-independent suspension and responsive rack and pinion steering are also standard.