In the league of sturdy and utilitarian vehicles, the 2017 Volvo XC70 is, without a doubt, an upscale model. The highlights of this new gen model- better fuel efficiency in its powertrains and new-age design. This model goes way back in 2008 when Gothenburg based auto-designers incepted the V70 wagon. But with a better AWD and better ride height, the XC70 was created as an alternate personality. And in due course of time, this latest crossover bumped the V70 out of dealerships and attained a good grip on its segment.
2017 Volvo XC70 – Inside-Out:
This will be the 4th generation of XC70 line-up and it will probably share the similar platform to that of the XC90 – Volvo signature Scalable Product Architecture. Some tipsters also state that this new model will be structured on the beefed S80 architecture. And due to this styling, this model will make way for superb off-road capabilities. The automakers have presented this new-gen model with a better ground clearance and that itself accounts for enhanced performance on the whole.
Designing – Moreover, as per internet renderings, this new 2017 Volvo XC70 model will be a little fussier as compared to the XC90 styling hosting sporty lines, newly designed skid plates and strong body armor. A lot of intent and purpose has been given in designing a sleeker model. And dimension wise, this new-gen XC70 is larger than XC60 but a bit more in length when compared to the XC90.
Frontal/Rear Fascia – In its front fascia, this new 2017 Volvo XC70 will come decorated with new headlamps fitted in with LED daytime running lights. Aesthetically re-designed huge frontal grille with large air vents hosting the company emblem will also characterize a refined appearance.
Down below, a muscular bumper with metallic finishes will also be noticeable. The fog light housing comprises of metal finishes and sharp edges. Its wheel arches have plastic cladding and 19-inch petal styled cast alloy wheels with all-terrain tires will account for a sharp age design.
The rear end sees very little changes except for new rear end lights and chrome finished exhaust outlets.
In-cab – Internally this new 2017 Volvo XC70 will come with frontal heated seats as standard. The cabin will appear to be roomy and well configured.
Front and Rear-end Seats:
The seats will come with quality leather upholstery and sized appropriately for 6-foot adults. Same applies for its rear seats which come split into 3 sections. Its flexibility is offered amply as rear seats can be folded forward up to 72 cubic feet for more cargo accommodation.
Features – Plenty of features will be seen in this new 2017 Volvo XC70. The some of them include-Satellite Radio, heated side mirrors, Bling Spot monitoring, keyless ignition, tunnel detection system, road sign information system, rear view camera and 650 Watts Dynaudio surround music system.
2017 Volvo XC70 – Engine Specifications:
As far as the engine goes, this new model will have just a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged motor. The power outputs will go with 240 HP at 5600 rpm and 258 lb-ft torque at 1500 rpm. This engine will come mated to an 8-speed auto transmission. The EPA ratings measure 23 mpg inside the city, and 30 mpg on highways or 26 mpg combined.
2017 Volvo XC70 – Launch, Price, and Competition:
The 2017 Volvo XC70 will hit dealerships by the first part of 2018. This model will come at a base price of $34,000 with high trim models being priced at $46,000. The competition will come from BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Cadillac SRX and Infinity QX60.