Volvo Inscription

Volvo Inscription™

Volvo Inscription™ offers an exciting and exclusive new way to upgrade and personalise the interior of the S60 saloon, V70 estate or the XC90 SUV with unique upholstery designs and colours.

The Inscription treatment offers finest quality soft leather upholstery in a wide variety of colours for seat and door panels, with ribbed seat sections inspired by motorcycle racing leathers to complete this bespoke look. Inscription™ also includes soft leather door trims, a sports steering wheel, Nubuck trimmed carpet mats and, exclusively for the XC90, new black walnut wood inlays.

Inscription contemporary colours include Vermilion Red, Fawn Sand and Royal Blue for the S60 and V70, and Marquis Red, Noble Blue, Serene Sand and Espresso for the XC90 while all three offer the more classic colours of Toscana Tan, Linen White and Off Black.

The luxury upholstery is made from the finest Scottish hides using a special 'tumble milling' process to soften the leather, and is coloured using vegetable based tanning to be compliant with the Oeko-Tex ecological standard (rather than chrome tanned as other manufacturers use), and dyed all the way through for a durable and attractive ageing process.

AWD with Instant Traction™

The V70 AWD, XC70 and XC90 all benefit from a new AWD (All Wheel Drive) system with Instant Traction™. The new pre-charged Haldex coupling transmits power to all four wheels before any of the wheels start to slip and more power is fed to the rear wheels as the car pulls away to improve acceleration. Once moving, power is balanced between front and rear, reducing drive to rear wheels when not needed, and reducing fuel consumption. When required, power is instantly available at the rear wheels thanks to the no-return valve in the Haldex coupling.


A new, compact, high torque six-speed Geartronic auto/manual transmission will be available for high performance S60 R and V70 R models and both the new diesel engines. This responsive and refined gearbox reduces the 0-62mph times of the S60 R from 7.2 seconds to 6.4 seconds and the V70 R from 7.5 seconds to 6.7 seconds.

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Published : 09/05/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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