GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The first Volvo XC model took to the American roads in 1997. Ten year later, the third-generation XC70 rolls into the spotlight at the Geneva Motor Show. The original recipe is still intact, but now Volvo’s crossover vehicle has added luxury and even greater capabilities. The all-new XC70 is available with a 3.2 in-line six-cylinder engine. In the new model, the electronically controlled all-wheel-drive from Haldex of Sweden can be supplemented with a Four-C active chassis, which enables personalization with three driver settings: comfort, sport, and advanced. Also new in this XC70 is a height-adjustable booster cushion further enhancing child safety, and a Hill Descent Control feature, and ventilated seats. In the United States, the XC70 has garnered press association awards including Best All-Weather Wagon in New England, Best in Class wins at the Texas Truck Rodeo, and Best Overall Vehicle of the Rockies. After Geneva, the all-new XC70 will be seen for the first time in North America at the New York International Auto Show in April. U.S. sales will begin in the fourth quarter 2007.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials

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