The Volvo XC70: Volvo 70 Series Standout
In the Volvo lineup of wagons, the 70 series is a lineup of great vehicles that fits any driver and his choice of road conditions. All of the vehicles in the lineup are great performance vehicles and just like any car coming from Volvoís assembly plant, they are also loaded with safety features that would give any of its rider peace of mind. The lineupís star is the Volvo XC70 Cross Country which can handle any road condition. This one has been created to be a sport utility vehicle can handle while giving more storage space.
The XC70 perfectly combines off road driving capability, high safety rating, and the luxury car feel that takes the wagon to the top of its class. It has an elevated chassis to protect its underbelly during off road excursions and a body armor that protects the body from dents. These are traits that are common to SUVs that the Volvo XC70 possesses. While the wagon may be suitable for rugged driving and off road conditions, the comfort and the interior design of the car is nothing short of a luxury car. Its air conditioning is complete with climate control and rear outlets. Cruise control is also available as an additional help for the driver.
Safety features are also abundant. After all, it is a Volvo and it is nothing out of the ordinary. The car is equipped with safety systems used by Volvo on all their cars, just like the Whiplash Protection System that allows the seat to move back with its rider to absorb an impact thus increasing the protection to the riderís neck and spine area. Airbags are also part of the safety precautions integrated to the car. These airbags are strategically placed to protect all the vehicleís occupants in case of a crash. A warning light for low tire pressure level is also integrated to the carís dashboard to help drivers avoid accidents. Add to that the responsive steering and great stability of the car due to its design.
The carís power plant is a turbocharged 2.5 liter, double overhead cam, 20-valve, inline 5-cylinder engine with variable valve timing and multi-point injection fuel system. The engineís configuration allows it to produce a remarkable 208 horsepower at 5,000 revs per minute. Couple that with a wide array of high performance parts and a smooth 5-speed semi-automatic transmission and its all wheel drive configuration and you have a car with a superior performance capable of giving you an exhilarating ride.
Containing all those power is no problem thanks to the safety first attitude of the company. Volvo brake calipers works in perfection with its four disc brakes, two of which are ventilated. It is also equipped with an anti-lock braking system and brake assist system giving the car better stability during braking.
About the Author: Glady Reign is a 32 year old is a consultant for an automotive firm based in Detroit, Mi. she is a native of the Motor City and grew up around cars hence her expertise in the automotive field.