The New and Improved Volvo V70
The Volvo V70 is the leader in the estate car segment and this due to the perfect balance of power, refinement, and safety that it brings to the industry. While that may be the case, there are still ways to improve such a great car. And that fact is what Volvo has proven to the world by developing an all-new Volvo V70 that the company hopes will strengthen their hold on top of the leader board in the said segment.
They have done it by improving the performance of the Volvo V70 and by increasing the number of safety features which has become their strongest selling point. The design is also improved to catch the attention of younger buyers and putting to rest their reputation as makers of boxy cars.
The third-generation Volvo V70 received improvements both inside and out. The design of the new V70 is characterized by a sloping tailgate which sloops more compared to the previous V70. The wagon also gets its rear lights from the Volvo C30 which is the company’s first entry to the compact car segment. Cargo space is also improved over its predecessor, increasing the space by 55 liters. The Volvo V70 also promises to be the most flexible vehicle in its class with much thanks to its 40/20/40 rear seat split configuration. The car is roomier than the previous Volvo V70 and it is evident in the 48mm increase in the legroom for rear seat passengers. The front seats are also improved shown by the driver seat now being electronically adjustable.
Other features include a sliding load floor which makes cargo loading convenient especially for loading heavy objects. A power tailgate is also optional; this tailgate can be closed easily by a push of a button. Its height is also adjustable to suit the height of the driver who is usually in charge of loading the cargoes. Buyers can also opt to go for the leather seats with heating and cooling features. For the optimum audio experience, a high-end digital audio system is also available which is MP3 compatible and has an output of a whooping 910 watts. The car can also come with laminated glass windows, depending on the customer’s choice.
The newest version of the Volvo V70 comes with a wide choice of powerplants. A 3.0 liter T6 six-cylinder engine comes with an all-wheel drive configuration. This souped up engine can produce as much as 285 horsepower and can power the vehicle up to speeds of 155 miles per hour and can accelerate the car from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in just 7.2 seconds. Another engine choice is the 3.2 liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine that packs 238 horsepower. A 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine is also among the choices and this powerplant can produce 200 horsepower. The latter will also be offered with the FlexiFuel technology which runs on E85. The cleaner engine will produce 145 horsepower. Diesel engines are also available - two of them to be precise and both with a displacement of 2.4 liters. Also, these two engines come with particulate filter for cleaner emissions.
Transmissions available are a six-speed manual gearbox for the 2.4D, D5 and the 2.5T engines, while for the rest, they are equipped with six-speed Geartronic auto/sequential-shift transmission. All of which facilitates the smooth transfer of power from the engine to the wheels through high performance drivetrain parts like the Volvo clutch disc.
And since this car is a Volvo, you can expect that the car will be loaded with the best and the latest in safety technology. Safety features of the car includes a world’s first, an integrated child booster seat cushion that can be adjusted.
About the Author: Glady Reign is a 32 year old is a consultant for an automotive firm based in Detroit, Mi. she is a native of the motor city and grew up around cars hence her expertise in the automotive field.