Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) announced pricing of its first-ever sport/utility vehicle, the all-new 2003 Volvo XC90. Two all-wheel-drive versions of the XC90 will be offered initially when the vehicle goes on sale in November: the XC90 AWD and the XC90 AWD T6. The XC90 AWD models will be equipped with Volvo's electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system, a $1,750 stand-alone option, bringing the initial price of the vehicle to $35,100. Base price for the XC90 AWD T6, which includes leather seating surfaces, a power glass moonroof, and an in-dash six-CD audio system, is $39,975. A front-wheel-drive XC90, scheduled to go on sale the first quarter of 2003, is priced at $33,350. The destination charge for all models is $625. The Volvo XC90 features the Roll Stability Control (RSC) system, pretension seatbelts in all seating positions, an inflatable side curtain for the third-row seats, and an integrated sliding center booster seat for children, along with a high-strength Boron steel roof structure. Additional standard safety features include Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC), anti-lock brakes, WHIPS, Volvo's whiplash protection seats, and the SIPS side-impact protection system. Powering the XC90 is a light-pressure, turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine that generates 208 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 236 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,500-4,500 rpm. The XC90 AWD T6 is powered by a twin turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine that makes 268 horsepower at 5,100 rpm and 280 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800-5,000 rpm.

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