The plan of Company was to make some gorgeous, something trendy and more importantly something prestigious and with the looks of it 2018 Volvo XC70 has achieved that exceptionally. This new idea merges flexibility and driving convenience brilliantly and with whatever witnessed from some of the leaked images, this new-gen will definitely draw heaps of attention. Speculators have stated that this new 2018 Volvo XC70 is going to be a heck of a model and that fans will get plenty of reasons to smile. Here’s an account of some of the possible changes which could be seen in this new XC70 model.
2018 Volvo XC70 – Outer Appearance
The 2018 Volvo XC70 will come with an elegant design somewhat not seen in the previous line-ups. The styling of the body could be a tad thinner. Speculations state that Volvo will try to do a complete restructure of the outer body and hence might make use of aluminum and carbon fiber. The more dormant metal could be carbon fiber for the body framework.
The front fascia of this new-gen will come with a restyled hexagonal shaped grille comprising of trifling air vents. Symmetrical headlights with LED daytime running lights will likely be seen. Also, the front bumper will increase a bit in size hence presenting a strong presence. The fog lights will also see some upgrades and might come with metallic highlights. Its wheel arches will have plastic finishes and come with 19-inch alloy wheels.
The ground clearance will also be elevated a touch with all probability. Also, this new-gen 2018 Volvo XC70 will have a uniform body hosting a straight-forward approach. The rear end will also have new backlights and an upgraded bumper.
The upgraded smartphone connectivity features such as AppleCar play, Android Play will be seen. Premium leather covering on steering wheels, front and back seats will come as standard. The gauge cluster will also get driver-centric and host 7 inch TFT screen accompanied by 5 sound system and 2 speedometers.
The dash also will get an upgrade and a pronounced appearance. The safety features such as lane keeping assist Parking sensors, driver seat warning, pedestrian detection, dual stage airbags (with knee protection) etc.
2018 Volvo XC70 – Powertrain Options
It’s not official, but possibilities hold that this new 2018 Volvo XC70 could come with 2 engine variants. For the base models, a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine with power outputs of 240 HP and 252 lb-ft of torque could be available. This engine should be accompanied with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The EPA ratings of this engine are expected to be somewhere around 27 mpg in the city, 29 mpg in highways. Also with this base engine, this model is expected to complete the 0-60 mph sprint in 6.1 seconds.
For the higher models, there is another engine option and that might be a 2.5-liter V6 engine mated likely an 8-speed automatic transmission with an optional 6-speed manual gearbox. Power outputs of this higher model are believed to be somewhere around 250 HP and 266 lb-ft torque. The EPA ratings of this higher engine might be somewhere around 29 mpg in the city, 32 mpg in freeways.
Price, Launch, and Competition
The 2018 Volvo XC70 is expected to some somewhere around the ending phase of 2017. But if this date gets delayed, it could be extended to the first part of 2018. Base price could be around $39,000 and competition could come from Jaguar F-Pace and Cadillac XT5.