Volvo has chosen three of its most stylish and desirable models to appear in London at The Daily Telegraph Motorexpo 2004 at Canary Wharf from 14 to 20 June.
- New V50 compact sportswagon
- Cool C70 convertible – 'Collection' special edition
- Exclusive XC90 Executive
Launched earlier this spring, and targeted at younger, urban customers, the new Volvo V50 sportswagon offers the added versatility and flexibility of extra loadspace in a premium, compact, modern bodystyle – seen at Canary Wharf with Sports pack.
A major highlight of its revolutionary interior is an ultra-thin centre console which combines the latest hi-tech style with classical clean and simple Swedish design.
With a range of four and five cylinder engines, from 1.8-litres to the high-performance 2.3-litre T5 turbo (also available with AWD) and including a new, Euro IV 2.0-litre diesel, the V50 offers a wide choice of performance options, plus high standard specifications, too.
With convertible sales reaching new heights in the UK, Volvo's sleek C70 convertible offers wind-in-the-hair motoring with the reassurance of Volvo's built-in safety standards, such as Volvo's innovative ROPS – Roll Over Protection System – with bars that automatically pop up from behind the rear seat head restraints to act as a roll-over cage.
The C70 comfortably seats four people, and the model on show at Canary Wharf is Volvo's C70 'Collection' special edition with exclusive soft leather interior, 17in alloy wheels and a choice of three exterior colours – Titanium Grey Pearl, Silver Metallic or Black Sapphire.
Volvo's XC90 has been a huge success worldwide since its launch last year. In the meantime, production has increased to reduce waiting times to around six months, and a luxurious flagship model, the Executive, has been introduced and is on the Volvo stand at the show.
The Executive has an extremely high specification with such luxuries as an exclusive soft leather interior with contrast piping and extra padding in the seats in the front two rows, padded arm rests, a fridge in the centre console, extensive walnut wood trim and unique 18in BBS split-rim alloy wheels and dark-tinted rear windows.
Of course, like the rest of the range, the Executive has the XC90's clever interior design with the flexibility of up to seven, forward-facing seats available – with the two rearmost seats in the third row folding away completely into the floor.Published 11 June 2004