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Model Overview: 2008 Volvo XC90Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
XC90 3.2: $36,210
XC90 V8: $48,505
XC90 V8 Sport: $49,870
The XC90 V8 Sport is designed for those who desire a more athletic variant of Volvo's flagship luxury SÚV. Introduced as a midyear addition to the lineup last year, the limited production XC90 V8 Sport benefits from a dynamic chassis setting, standard 19-inch alloy wheels wîth low-profile tires, unique appearance, interior specification upgrades and sport-tuned suspension.
'Driving characteristics are of a caliber that few thought were possible in a Volvo SÚV,' said Susana Johnsson, Product Manager of Special Vehicles at Volvo Car Corporation. 'We have succeeded in finding a balance between driving stability and the capacity to absorb unevenness in the road.' The XC90 V8 Sport gains firmer springs and struts as well as thicker stabilizer bars for a high level of stability when cornering. The §teering has also been modified for quicker response.
The XC90 V8 Sport shares its high-tech 4.4-liter 32-valve engine wîth the XC90 V8. Fitted wîth continuously variable intake and exhaust valve timing (CVVT), this naturally aspirated V8 develops 311 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. Both V8 models feature standard all-wheel drive wîth Instant TractionTM. This traction enhancing system employs computer-controlled Haldex AWD that instantaneously delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle only when needed, such as during takeoff. A six-speed 'Geartronic' automatic transmission is standard on all XC90s.
Also introduced last year was an all-new 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine for the XC90 3.2. This naturally aspirated powerplant replaced the 2.5T, utilizing the latest technology to maintain the same exterior dimension and fuel consumption as a five-cylinder engine. The result is 235 horsepower, an increase of 27 hp versus the 2.5T, and an identical 236 lb.-ft. of torque. It achieves performance and economy thanks to Variable Cam Timing (VCT) and Cam Profile Switching (CPS). With CPS, the intake valves can be lifted to different heights depending on engine revs and load - a lower lift for economical driving and a higher one for more power.
|Engine : 3.2 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 235 hp
Torque: 236 ft-lbs
Engine : 4.4 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 311 hp
Torque: 325 ft-lbs
A high performance sound system comes wîth all XC90s. For increased listening pleasure, V8 models can be equipped wîth a Dynaudio® premium sound system. This includes a 6-CD changer, auxiliary input, MP3 capability, Dolby Pro-Logic II® Surround Sound, 650-watt amplifier and 12 Dynaudio speakers. A dual screen rear seat entertainment system is also available to help preserve family harmony on the road. And to help guide the driver to the target destination, the Volvo navigation system wîth DVD map data and remote control is another popular option.
Adhering to Volvo's core value of safety, all XC90 models are equipped wîth Roll Stability Control (RSC), Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC), Side impact Protection System (SIPS) wîth side airbags and Inflatable Curtains for all three rows. Volvo's state-of-the-art Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) is available on all XC90s. Active Bi-Xenon headlamps wîth automatic level control, standard on the V8 Sport, can be specified for all other models. With this system, the headlight beams swivel up to 15 degrees for enhanced nighttime visibility while cornering.Source - Volvo
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOWChristmas is arriving early this year, as Volvo Cars of North America and the Costco Auto Program join in spreading driving merriment by creating the definitive vehicle purchase experience. Available November 26 through December 31, 2007 at participating Volvo dealerships, this exclusive promotion allows Costco Wholesale's more than 38 million members the opportunity to purchase or lease the stylish 2008 Volvo XC90 at extraordinary savings and earn a $500 Costco Cash Card.
As if owning the XC90 isn't enough, now Costco members can bring home the ultimate souvenir. Members have the opportunity to take delivery of their new XC90 directly from the factory in Gothenburg, Sweden and continue to the city of their choosing - Rome, Paris or London. This dream European Vacation is compliments of Volvo and the Costco Auto Program. The package includes round trip airfare for two to Gothenburg, Sweden; accommodations in Gothenburg for two days to conduct the factory tour; airfare to one of the three cities offered; and luxurious accommodations for three days in the member's selected city. Members also have the opportunity to purchase custom-created add-ons to personalize their vacations at unheard of savings, and earn a $500 Costco Cash Card upon completion of a member satisfaction survey.
For those more anxious to get their XC90s on the road, Costco members can also elect to take delivery at their local Volvo dealership, without giving up any of the savings. In fact, for Domestic Delivery, this special holiday promotion allows members to purchase their 2008 XC90 at the Volvo Employee Price, plus receive an added $1,000 discount, compliments of the Costco Auto Program. Members will also be able to take advantage of any manufacturer rebates or incentives available at the time they purchase their vehicle. The Rear Seat Entertainment System currently included in XC90 leases at no charge by Volvo Cars of North America is being extended to Costco members for both purchase and lease during this special promotion. Domestic Delivery also includes the opportunity to earn that $500 Costco Cash Card.
This exclusive Volvo Holiday Promotion is only available to Costco members. To learn more go to costco.com, and type in 'XC90' in the search box. You can also call the Costco Auto Program at 1-800-479-5746, or visit costcoauto.com, and follow the links to the Volvo Holiday Promotion banner.
About the XC90Volvo's XC90 is available in two versions: 3.2 and V8. Available wîth front- or all-wheel drive, the 3.2 is the entry-level model and carries a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated for 235 horsepower. The XC90 V8 generates 311-hp from a 4.4-liter V8 and provides strong acceleration, reaching 60 mph in only 7.6 seconds. All-wheel drive is standard wîth the V8. The 3.2 comes wîth five-passenger seating (with the third-row seat optional), while the V8 comes wîth seven-passenger seating. The XC90 is a premium SÚV, providing all major safety and convenience features on the base model, wîth the exception of optional rear parking sensors. Leather upholstery is standard on the V8 model, and optional on the 3.2. Premium manufacturer options include a rear entertainment system wîth dual screens, a DVD-based navigation system, a Dolby Pro Logic II surround-sound audio system and an interior air quality system.
About Costco Auto Program, Inc.
The Costco Auto Program is managed by Affinity Development Group (ADG), headquartered in San Diego, CA. This premier auto buying service has recognition and consistently ranks as the top member program available today, wîth more than 2,400 hand selected dealers located throughout the Únited States offering Costco-sized savings on new and Factory Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.Source - Volvo
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