Volvo paved the way for a new car segment in 1997 with the V70 Cross Country. The main focus during the continuous development of the XC models has been to maintain the aura of a very comfortable car with capable, off-road potential. The rugged and refined contemporary look reflects the XC70’s underlying strength and capability.
The XC70 is available with one engine from the all-new Drive-E engine family the turbo diesel D4 and the rugged D5 turbo diesel engine available in conjunction with AWD. Both are now available in conjunction with Geartronic (automatic ) transmission.
A number of new exterior design cues, introduced in 2013, sharpen the XC70’s contemporary road presence. These include a bolder front grille, 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 18 inches in diameter. The aim is to emphasise the luxurious feel with a more road-hugging stance. The XC70 also features off-road design cues such as skidplates that protect the car on really uneven surfaces.
The interior news includes a new design on the front seats and a frameless rear-view mirror.
Volvo says that the XC70 offers first-class comfort and sophistication combined with an impressive 575 litres of load space. The rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments, giving more options to configure the space. With all of the rear seats folded flat, the load space grows to a cavernous 1,600 litres. The power-operated tailgate, operated remotely via the key fob or the dashboard, is another human-centric detail.
The rear seat can integrate double two-stage child seats – with one simple movement, booster cushions pop up from the seat giving a comfortable and safe ride height for children from the age of three and upwards.
The XC70 sophistication is also reflected in the bespoke interior package. The Inscription is a truly bespoke palette of options that makes it possible for the customer to choose personal combinations.