XC Edition

Volvos have a reputation for being pretty tough, and they need to be. Swedish roads in winter are no joke, with fearsome weather and some pretty big animals. The country has an official elk test that all cars have to pass, just to make sure they won’t get flattened if they run into any of the local wildlife. Anything made by Volvo is built to survive in those conditions, so you can imagine what their off road vehicles are like.

In fact they’re pretty much like all Volvo’s other cars – built like tanks. If you want an off road Volvo you have two options – the XC70 and the slightly larger XC90. These are both crossover-style wagons; the XC70 is basically a V70 estate with raised ground clearance and beefed up suspension, and the XC90 is a new body on a more rugged version of the S80 chassis. Both of them come with a range of powerful engines, including some fantastic turbodiesels, so they have plenty of grunt when the ground gets tricky.

Obviously most XC owners aren’t going to take theirs off road in case they scratch it, but there’s nothing to stop you getting around a lot of the bush in yours. All you need to do is get it properly kitted out and you can go pretty much anywhere. We’d suggest you start by making sure you can handle any really tough spots you run into. A couple of sets of sand channels are a must – they’ll get you across a lot of soft patches, and help you escape from any you don’t spot in time. Just in case you end up a bit deeper throw an exhaust jack in too; they work on any ground, and the exhaust gas does all the work for you. Snatch straps are also essential, in case you or anyone else needs pulled out.

There’s plenty of room in the back of either XC, so you can carry all your gear, but it’s a good idea to keep it secure and organised. A cargo barrier is pretty mush essential, because you don’t want to hit a bump and have heavy stuff flying into the back seat. We also have a load of drawer systems and storage boxes to make sure everything stays where you want it to be (and can be found when you need it).

You can even use some of that load space for one of our Bushpower fridge/freezers. Camp cooking doesn’t have to be all tins and ramen noodles; with an on-board fridge you can keep meat and seafood fresh, as well as having a reliable supply of cold stubbies to enjoy at the end of the day.

A Volvo XC is just as happy in the bush as it is in the golf club car park, so if you want to take yours touring you’re in for some fun. Just make sure you have the accessories you need to keep you mobile and comfortable. Tough Toys are here to make sure you get that gear at the best possible price.


Tough Toys accepts the following payment methods:

Tough Toys is an industry first with its revolutionary 4x4 accessories website. With quality real world tested 4wd accessories, Tough Toys always sell at mates rates. Offering some excellent 4wd techniques, 4wd tracks, and camping advice, the Tough Toys website is always a point of reference for any tough 4x4 enthusiast. If you are looking for more information on 4wd vehicles our 4x4 review page can give you a head start.

Whether you are a novice four wheel driver, or a seasoned veteran we have the right 4wd products for you. Offering paypal payments and great value products, Tough Toys takes pride in it’s secure shopping experience. We are currently able to service the areas of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra and other regions of Australia with great 4wd accessories online.

As well as offering a range of Tough Toys branded products and accessories, Tough Toys is also an authorised retailer of some of the biggest and well known name 4wd brands in the industry. If you're looking for gift ideas, look no further than the Tough Gifts at Tough Toys. We have gifts for all kinds of special occasions and holidays.

With our off road maps, 4wd guides and 4x4 atlas section including the well established Hema maps, you dont have an excuse to get lost again! While you're roaming around Australia, why not find all the campsite and caravan park information you'll ever need with the Camps Australia Wide and Caravan Parks Australia Wide books.

Any time you need a hand or have a question about any of our products, our online support can help you determine the best gear for your needs. We take four wheel driving seriously.

© 2013 Tough Group PTY LTD. All Rights Reserved
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Web Design Brisbane by Interaktiv