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Volvo Unveils S60, V70

July 5, 2002

Volvo announced July 5 that it is introducing the new S60R (sedan) and V70R (wagon) models to its line-up.According to Volvo, the S60R is the production version of the Performance Concept Car (PCC) and has an adaptive active chassis, a 300-horsepower engine, servotronic steering, Brembo brakes, and Haldex electronically controlled all-wheel-drive. In addition, three active chassis settings, Comfort, Sport and Advanced Sport, are available to the driver.The Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept, which Volvo calls Four-C, is said to employ seven electronic sensors to collect data on the movement of the car, adjusting shock valve damping based on driving style and road conditions.According to Volvo, the S60R has a turbocharged 2.5 litre, five-cylinder engine, developing 300 hp and 295 ft/lbs of torque at 2,100 rpm, and an electronically limited 155 mph top speed.Two transmissions will be offered: a new compact six-speed manual or a five-speed 'Geartronic' semi-automatic, which allows full automatic or manual gear selection. Four-piston Brembo brakes with aluminium callipers, anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are also standard. Volvo says the S60R will debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 26 alongside the wagon V70R.Volvo says production will begin in early 2003. The S60R will be built at Ghent, Belgium while the V70R will be made at Torslanda in Sweden.
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