Volvo’s new V70 wagon
New engines include a 2.4L diesel four developing 143hp and 340Nm. This is followed by a five-cylinder version with 185hp and 400Nm on tap. A 2.5L gasoline turbo mill outputs a neat 200hp and 300Nm of torque, while a new 3.2L six-cylinder range-topper delivers a healthy 285hp and 400Nm of twist. Volvo has not released details of a rumored high-performance V8 model, but this vehicle is expected for launch further in time.
New safety features of the range include the optional built in babyseat and airbags that can be adjusted to reach different heights depending on occupants. The standard model comes with a full-sized spare tire and is equipped with an electronic handbrake, plus Dynamic Traction and Stability Control. The new model is being promoted as being more sport and dynamic over the previous version. It comes with active damping control and an optional AWD system. Inside, there’s a Dolby Pro Logic 5.1 stereo co-developed by Alpine and Dynaudio that can automatically adjust volume to suit vehicle speeds or during conversations. The V70 also picks up the funky floating center console design seen in other Volvo models.