Volvo MY12 XC70 safety focus

Volvo MY12 XC70 AWD SUVThe highly capable all-wheel-drive Volvo XC70 enters 2012 has been enhanced by added safety technology and the addition of the new Teknik package that is available with both the refined new 158kW twin-turbo diesel engine and the powerful 179kW 3.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engine.

The new XC70 features the next-generation City Safety along with Volvo’s new Driver Control Interface and Volvo Sensus, Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Auto Brake, Pedestrian Detection and Queue now available as an option.

All XC70 models gain a power operated tailgate, as well as the High-Performance multimedia audio system with 7-inch colour screen and a reversing camera as standard equipment. This adds to a comprehensive standard equipment list that includes HDC Hill Descent Control, full-leather trim, Volvo’s Private Locking system and Valder 17-inch light alloy wheels.

The new Teknik pack adds Volvo Navigation System (VNS), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Active Bending Lights (ABL) and power passenger seat, all bringing higher-still levels of convenience and driving safety. These features add to Volvo’s Side Impact Protection System (SIPS), dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, inflatable side curtain airbags and Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) in the front seats.

New LED mood lighting in the front floor area and behind the unique floating centre console introduce a warm interior ambience and there are new LED indicators in the door mirrors to better warn approaching drivers when making a turn, while also giving a more contemporary look.

For outstanding all-weather security, the XC70 continues to drive all four wheels through Volvo’s six-speed adaptive Geartronic automatic transmission.

2012 Volvo XC70 Pricing
XC70 3.2 $62,450
XC70 3.2 Teknik $67,450
XC70 D5 $63,450
XC70 D5 Teknik $68,450

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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