Unlike the current model, the new XC70 and its softer V70 cousin will be based on the more expensive Volvo S80 instead of the S60. The drivetrain has been lifted directly out of the larger S80 sedan, so expect the same turbo units as well as a 315hp V8 combined with AWD in a range topping model. Inside, the car shares much of the S80's interior as well including instrument panel, door sides and the same three level specifications.
The XC70 is likely to be officially revealed at this year’s New York Auto Show with sales to start towards the end of the year. Follow the jump for more images over at Caradisiac.