Previous variants of Volvo XC70 have served to thousands of customers around the world. It had a twin plug-in hybrid engine but despite its powerful performance, it was lacking something. New variant promises to deliver and fulfill whatever the previous version lacked. Even though the exact release date is uncertain but XC70 is sure to make its way into the global market very soon. The 2017 Volvo XC70 design is perhaps the most well-balanced combination of class and performance. While the interiors are elegant, well-lit and spacious, the exterior is that of tough car with just the right amount of style.
2017 Volvo XC70 – Redesign
The 2017 Volvo XC70 has dimensions that are larger than before and this sports utility vehicle has a lot to offer in terms of space and comfort. Weight of the car is deceiving light and its new architecture is reason for its improved fuel efficiency. But its unique quality lies in its angular shaping and sets it apart from its contemporaries. It has a wheelbase is new as well.
Volvo has paid special attention towards the smallest details of the interior. What owners love about the car is the fact that it comes with a lot of facilities. The interior is an epitome of elegant design and luxury. Interior of the vehicle is also equipped with all the advanced technologies of connection and entertainment systems.
The 2017 Volvo XC70 is also equipped with a default safety system. The interiors are nothing like their former versions and the best quality of materials have been used. Its seating capacity is seven and the arrangement is very comfortable and safe. One of the safety features includes an auto braking system for city drivers. It also has a hi-tech whiplash protection system.
Consoles & Features:
- XC70 comes with cruise control, USB, a large sunroof, satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity.
- At the bottom section there is a climate control that controls various temperature functions.
- There is the Apple’s Car Play integrated into the infotainment unit.
- Special features include:
- Tunnel-detecting headlights
- Wipers that can sense rain and respond accordingly
- Head light washers.
On the non-technical front an elegant wood crafted and leather wrapped steering.
It is also expected to have an efficient navigation system.
2017 Volvo XC70 – Engine Variants & EPA Ratings
The 2017 Volvo XC70 offers 5 different four-cylinder powertrain. They carry labels according to their versions. For example: the 2.5 liter version has an engine with 250 hp. It has 258 lb-ft of torque. Whereas the T6 has a reserved 2.0 liter turbocharged and supercharged engine with 240 hp. It has 268 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, the T8 unit will be powered with an electric motor of 60 kW that will enable it to make it that high. Other units include D4 and D5 units. These units are capable of producing decent outputs of 190 HP and 228 HP respectively.
Automatic driving is available for all above mentioned versions and gear unit used is an advanced Geartronix eight speed gearbox. Average fuel consumption is 24 mpg and its 19 mpg for city roads and 26 mpg for highways. It has got a pickup 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
This medium-sized crossover belongs to a group of vehicles that are in great demand now. Some vehicles are at top while others are still trying to get their acts cleaned. Given its price, this vehicle has a little advantage over the exclusive ones. Competitors include stalwarts like:
- Audi Q5
- BMW X3
- Cadillac XT5 and
- Lexus RX.
Some other companies like Mercedes and BMW will be releasing their variants too.
2017 Volvo XC70 – Price and Availability
It goes without saying that 2017 Volvo XC70 will be offered in a number of trims and these trims will differ in terms of cost. Larger the number of variants, longer will be the price range. From whatever has been speculated as yet, it seems that base variant of this sport utility will be available for a cost of $38,000. The 2017 Volvo XC70 is to be made available soon but still under production. It should be available in showrooms by end of 2016; if not so then 2017 for sure.