2007 Volvo V70
The gear selector must be in the D (Drive) position.
Automatic shift to a lower gear (kickdown) is achieved by depressing the accelerator pedal fully and
briskly. An upshift will occur when approaching the top speed for a particular gear or by releasing the
accelerator pedal slightly.
Kickdown can be used for maximum acceleration or when passing at highway speeds.
Kickdown does not function when the transmission is in the manual shift (Geartronic) mode.
W - Winter/Wet driving mode - enhanced vehicle traction
Please refer to the information on
Sport mode (R-models only)
R-models are equipped with a (S)port button that can be used to engage/disengage the Sport shifting
mode. An indicator light in the button will go on when Sport mode is engaged.
With Sport mode engaged, the transmission will shift up at higher rpm in first and second gears, and will
also shift down at higher rpm for more immediate engine response during acceleration and deceleration.
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All Wheel Drive (option)
All Wheel Drive (AWD) - general information
Your Volvo can be equipped with permanent All Wheel Drive, which means that power is distributed
automatically between the front and rear wheels. Under normal driving conditions, most engine's power
is directed to the front wheels. However, if there is any tendency for the front wheels to spin, an
electronically controlled coupling distributes power to the wheels that have the best traction.
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