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Volvo Announces Pricing for the All-New XC90
August 5, 2002
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC has announced pricing of its first-ever sport/utility vehicle, the all-new 2003 Volvo XC90. Two all-wheel-drive versions, the XC90 AWD and the XC90 AWD T6, will be offered initially when the vehicle goes on sale in November:
The XC90 AWD models will be equipped with Volvo's electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system, a $1750 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 in the first quarter of 2003, will be priced at $33,350. The destination charge for all models is $625.
Powering the XC90 is a light pressure, turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine that generates 208 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 236 lb-ft of torque from 1500-4500 rpm. The XC90 AWD T6 is motivated by a more powerful twin-turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine that makes 268 horsepower at 5100 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque from 1800-5000 rpm.
"Our designers and development engineers have shown great creativity in designing an SUV that optimizes all the inherent virtues of an SUV -- versatility, capacity, driving position -- with interior and exterior styling which is very distinctive and attractive," says Vic Doolan, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. "At the same time they exercised conscience and consideration to ensuring the XC90 leads the segment in terms of safety for all occupants and consideration for all road users, environmental care, and performance when it matters."
With 75 years of safety innovation behind it, the Volvo XC90 certainly aims to be the next-generation SUV. Incorporating the world's first 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, the XC90 combines active and passive safety systems into one efficient package. Additional standard safety features include Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC), anti-lock brakes, WHIPS, Volvo's whiplash protection seats, and Volvo’s side-impact protection system.
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....