Volvo unveiled today at SEMA the XC70 Surf Rescue, a concept car conceived from the Volvo Cars design team and built by Aria. Creativity is a must at SEMA but Volvo has always insisted on one rule: all Volvo safety features must remain functional. Other than that, they were free to let their imaginations run wild.
Volvo’s legendary core value of safety is the driving force behind this exciting concept. Designed around the lifeguard vehicles seen on many California beaches, the XC70 SR rides atop a 5-inch-lift suspension, oversized tires and heavily modified body panels. Inside is a full compliment of life-saving equipment and custom rescue surfboards.
The 3.2-liter engine produces 235 horsepower that is seamlessly transferred through all four wheels via Volvo’s electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system.