Volvo announces pricing for the value laden 2010 XC60 3.2



Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) announced pricing today of its newest version of its acclaimed small premium utility the XC60. The 2010 XC60 3.2 will be offered with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive when the vehicle goes on sale this summer. A front-wheel drive XC60 is value priced at 32,395*. The new 3.2-liter with AWD is aggressively priced at $34,395*.

The XC60's normally aspirated 3.2 is the same engine that powers the base S80 flagship sedan introduced in 2008 and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. The inline 6-cylinder produces an energetic 235 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque across a wide power band that provides for the XC60's quick, fluid acceleration.

Fuel economy for the 3.2-liter is nothing short of excellent with an estimated 27 miles per gallon on the highway and an estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city. Additionally, Volvo - a perennial leader in emissions control - offers two version of the 3.2 with either ULEV-II (ultra low emissions) or PZEV (partial zero emissions) systems.

This latest edition of what might be termed the world's safest passenger vehicle incorporates more than 80 years of safety innovation including the Volvo invented 3-point seatbelt more than 50-years ago to the introduction of standard City Safety, a low-speed collision avoidance system, launched with the 2010 XC60 T6 AWD earlier this year.

Other safety features include Roll Stability Control (RSC), pretensioned seatbelts in all seating positions, an inflatable side curtain for front and rear passengers and a high-strength Boron steel roof structure, the XC60 combines both active and passive safety systems in one stunningly designed package. 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.

Standard equipment on the XC60 3.2 includes: 17-inch alloy wheels; auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, Bluetooth with hands free capability, dual zone Electronic Climate Control, front fog lamps, HD Radio, high performance audio system with 8-speakers, a 4x40 amplifier, CD player with MP3 capability, cargo area load cover, power driver's seat with memory function including the outside mirrors, Sirius Satellite Radio including a 6-month complimentary subscription and USB and auxiliary inputs.

The XC60 3.2 is also included in Volvo's excellent Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance program, which covers the first three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance helps reduce the cost of ownership by providing customers the first four maintenance visits to their Volvo retailer as complimentary. A wide range of services are covered by the program, including oil and filter changes, cabin filter replacement, complete fluid level top-offs and a check of the vehicle's on-board diagnostic system.

The XC60 3.2 also has five preferred value packages and a wide assortment of stand alone optional equipment available:

Premium Package: $1700

Leather Seating Surfaces

Tinted windows rear seats and cargo area

Compass in Rearview Mirror

Power Passenger Seat

- Power Passenger Seat

Climate Package: $1000

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles

Headlamp Washers

Rain Sensor

Humidity Sensor

Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)

Total Package Value

Convenience Package: $1000

12V Power Outlet in Cargo Area

Grocery Bag Holder, Cargo Area

Home LinkTM

Park Assist, Front & Rear

Power Operated Tailgate

Total Package Value

Multimedia Package: $2700

Dynaudio Premium Sound System with Dolby(R) Pro Logic(R) II Surround Sound

Navigation System with DVD Map Data, Real-Time Traffic, & Remote Control

Rear Park Assist Camera

Total Package Value

Technology Package: $1700

Adaptive Cruise Control

Collision Warning with Auto Brake

Distance Alert

Driver Alert Control

Lane Departure Warning

Stand Alone Options:

All Wheel Drive with Instant Traction & Hill Descent Control $2000

Metallic Paint $550

Electric Silver Metallic Paint $675

Laminated Panoramic Roof, Two Laminated Glass Panels w/Power $600

Modern Wood Center Stack Inlay $295

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) $700

Personal Car Communicator (PCC) with Keyless Drive, Two-Way $550

Car Communicator and Heartbeat Sensor

Dual Outboard Two-Stage Child Booster Seats w/ Adaptive Seatbelts $500

and Power Child Locks (Rear Doors) $465

Dual Xenon Gas Discharge Headlights with Active Bending Light (ABL) $800

18" MERAC Wheels $750

VCNA, part of Volvo Car Corporation in Gothenburg, Sweden, provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada.

The 2010 Volvo Cars model lineup includes the award-winning S40 and its wagon counterpart the V50; the award-winning XC90; the sporty S60 sedan; the flagship S80 luxury sedan; versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country); the stunning C70 retractable hardtop convertible; the dynamic C30 and the new XC60 with standard City Safety.

*prices do not include destination charges of $850