Volvo has officially taken the wraps off the facelifted V70, XC70 and S80. The new features in the new Volvo S80, V70 and XC70 are based on human-centric approach, which has been a Volvo hallmark for more than 85 years. They take the elegant sophistication of the largest models to a new level.
All three of the vehicles receive styling updates to bring the three models visually closer to each other. They have an updated design with revised grille, daytime running lights, new tail lights and additional chrome or matte silver trim. All-Wheel Drive and the optional Hill Descent Control are a further boost.
In the new Volvo XC70, both the D5 (215 hp) and the D4 (163 hp) versions with manual gearbox and All Wheel Drive come with fuel consumption at 5.3 l/100km. All-Wheel Drive and the optional Hill Descent Control are a further boost to the XC70’s go-anywhere promise.
A number of new exterior design cues sharpen the XC70’s contemporary road presence. These include a front grille with a bold, wider proportion, a new bigger ironmark, and details such as the Daytime Running Lights and added matte silver touches. The XC70 is available with wheels up to 19-inches in diameter.
The XC70 also features improved off-road design cues such as skidplates that protect the car on really uneven surfaces. The protective black below the belt line now extends to surround the front fog lights giving them a purposeful, functional feel. The rear lights have also been redesigned.
As with the V70, the rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments. Fold all of the rear seats flat and the load space grows from 575 litres to 1,600 litres. Another human-centric detail is the power-operated tailgate. The rear seat can integrate double two-stage child seats booster cushions that offer children from the age of three and upwards a comfortable and safe ride height.