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2000 Volvo PCC2 Concept

The 2000 Volvo PCC2 Concept, showcased at the 2001 Frankfurt Auto Show and later presented in Los Angeles, is a high-performance iteration of the V70 wagon, emphasizing both power and style. With a robust 300-horsepower five-cylinder engine and an impressive 295 lb. ft. of torque, this all-wheel-drive V70 redefines Volvo's image, moving away from the traditional perception of being "boxy and boring."

The PCC2 features a computer-controlled chassis that continuously monitors suspension travel, wheel position, and road grip, adjusting suspension damping for each wheel every alternate millisecond. This dynamic system ensures optimal road handling under various driving conditions.

Lars Erik Lundin, VP & General Manager of the Volvo Monitoring & Concept Center, expressed, "The original PCC S60 introduced at the last Paris show, and now the PCC V70 suggest Volvo knows how to integrate safety, performance, and style." The concept aligns with Volvo's brand positioning of "Volvo for Life," emphasizing the integration of safety, performance, and enjoyment for the driver.

Dressed in the stylish Volvo Laser Blue, the PCC2 V70 is a visually striking concept, pushing the boundaries of Volvo's design and production future. While the specific model showcased in Los Angeles may not hit American roadways, itiss a captivating preview of Volvo's commitment to performance-oriented vehicles. The combination of state-of-the-art all-wheel-drive technology and Volvo's popular wagon design hints at a new direction for the brand's performance models, with a continuously updated suspension system offering improved road handling across their entire line of models.

Images: Volvo Car Corporation