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So, volvocars.com has some XC70 MY2010 info and you can even download the latest owners manual. I have been advised that the new year brings (note this is AU market info):<p>New front Grill with ironmark larger (Like the XC60)<br>New power window switches (Better Looking apparently)<br>Headliner will be Quartz for anthracite, quartz and cranberry interiors<br>Upgraded VNS system for cars which have it.<br>New 4 spoke steering wheel with deco inlay<br>Alum trip around ignition bezel<br>Barents blue is replaced by Caspian Blue in external colours.<br> <br>The current D5 engine is being replaced by a New D5. It will now be twin turbo producing 151kW up from 136kW, and another 20Nm up to 420Nm.<p>Tyre Pressure monitoring is no longer available nor is water repellent glass on the rear-view mirrors.<p>My question is - what colour is the Quartz headlining in comparision to the beige my car has now ?<p><br>
 

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Re: MY2010 Info and Query (notthestig)

Quartz headliner with black or cranberry leather....its about time. I can't believe they are finally doing this. Too bad I already jumped and pulled the trigger on an 09. Quartz is a pale or light grey color. Other car companies use this color with black leather and I think it will make the darker leather cars in the Volvo line look much better. Regarding the other items; while not earth shattering it will update to a certain extent.
 

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You can go to the UK or Australian Volvo website and looke at the color/wheel options. Caspian blue looked like a shade softer than Ocean Race but still was bright. Not something I would want on a car..at least not the way it looks online. I'm sure it will be fine in person. The US website has not been updated with 2010 information.
 

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To take away the tire monitoring system would be a step back in terms of safety, now why in the world would Volvo want to do that? Is it really going to save that much for all the bean counters in Dearborn? Furthermore, this is now standard equipment on even the most basic economy cars like the new Mazda 3.
 

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Re: MY2010 Info and Query (DCPattie)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DCPattie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To take away the tire monitoring system would be a step back in terms of safety, now why in the world would Volvo want to do that? Is it really going to save that much for all the bean counters in Dearborn? Furthermore, this is now standard equipment on even the most basic economy cars like the new Mazda 3.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dave,<p>A tire pressure monitoring system is standard equipment on the US specification 2010 Volvo XC70. The original post was referring to Australian specification 2010 Volvo XC70's.<p>You can view 2010 US Volvo Overseas Delivery Program car specifications here: <A HREF="http://flyvolvo.com/msg4.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://flyvolvo.com/msg4.htm</A><p>William
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DCPattie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To take away the tire monitoring system would be a step back in terms of safety, now why in the world would Volvo want to do that? Is it really going to save that much for all the bean counters in Dearborn? Furthermore, this is now standard equipment on even the most basic economy cars like the new Mazda 3.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe they've taken away the TPMS, but are using instead a flat tire monitoring system (FTM), which basically determines you've got a flat based on the speed I believe a wheel spins compared to other tires on the car, since a flat would have reduced the diameter on that wheel.<p>There are a lot of people who believe the TPMS system vs. FTM sucks, as it's expensive, needs to be installed on aftermarket wheels anytime you change wheels, and is inaccurate and gives lots of false positives. Maybe that's why it's used so little in the rest of the world, but in the US it's mandated by law now I believe. Canada uses FTM.
 
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