Increased Engine Options for MY13 Volvo XC70
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – nov 5, 2012: The Volvo XC70 range will see the T6 petrol engine join the cast, along with a number of additional updates and safety features to further reinforce the Volvo XC70’s unique offering in the luxury SUV market.
The new XC70 T6 will sit alongside the 3.2 and D5 engines to offer a broader range of powertrains in the XC70 range, and bring turbocharged high-performance to a corner of the luxury SUV market that has, until now, been ignored.
Powered by a six-cylinder, 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the XC70 T6 produces a healthy 224kW at 5600rpm and 440Nm between 2100-4200rpm. Fuel economy on the combined cycle is 10.5 litres per 100km.
Meanwhile, the next-generation of Volvo’s ground-breaking and standard fit City Safety collision avoidance technology – a world-first when it was launched – has also been upgraded for MY13, and now works up to speeds of 50km/h.
Currently, NRMA Insurance and other companies operating under the Insurance Australia Group banner recognise the benefits of City Safety and will offer a reduction of up to 20 percent on insurance premiums to those cars fitted with City Safety.
Other changes for the MY13 XC70 include an updated camera as part of the Collision Warning with Full Autobrake and Pedestrian Detection system, revised number graphics for the badging on the rear of the vehicle, standard illuminated gearshift and grocery bag holder.
In addition, there are a range of improved safety features, further reinforcing Volvo’s longstanding, class-leading and innovative approach to automotive safety. These are as follows: Road Sign Information Studies from the European Road Safety Observatory show that speed is a contributing factor in 20 percent of all fatal road accidents.
The new Road Sign Information system assists and supports the driver by displaying speed limits and other selected road sign information in the instrument panel.
By utilising the integrated forward-facing camera, detected speed limits are shown until a new speed sign is detected. The system can also warn the driver if applicable speed limits are exceeded by gently flashing the sign in the display three times.
The system can also recognise supplementary signs that may occur, such as no overtaking signs.
RSI is included in the optional Driver Alert System, and Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Autobrake option.
Active High Beam
The purpose of Active High Beam is to enable automatic activation of high beam and dipped beam to illuminate the traffic environment for the driver without causing glare for other road users.
Active High Beam registers oncoming traffic, and traffic in front of the car, by using the camera in the forward-sensing module housed in the top of the windscreen. The camera monitors other vehicles and their headlights and tail-lights.
Advanced image processing software analyses this data and provides information about the position and direction of other vehicles. The calculation serves as the basis for automatic switching between dipped and high beam.
Active High Beam is included in the optional Driver Alert System.
Auto Headlights / Tunnel Detection
This function will automatically turn on the headlights when the car enters a tunnel, or when the sensors detect a change in external lighting conditions at dawn and dusk.
Auto Headlights / Tunnel Detection is combined with the Rain Sensor option.
In summary, the XC70 range is better equipped and offers more engine variations than ever before, while at the same time offering improved value for money.