The XC70 model was firstly introduced almost a decade ago, as the stronger alternative of the V70 wagon. Then it has been redesigned as the 2015 model year and mildly upgraded in 2016 when it received a new powertrain and more tech features .So now it is coming as the 2018 Volvo XC70.
This model represents one of the Company’s oldest crossovers on the market with wagon-based body. It is tough, practical and functional. It provides comfortable ride for both front and rear passengers. Furthermore, it offers great cargo space which makes it great for traveling. The fuel economy is excellent with front-wheel drive configuration while with AWD, the efficiency is just average.
The question is what we can expect for the upcoming 2018 model. Well, there is still no any official information, but we can assume that it might receive some changes in styling, since its exterior is getting a bit old. Moreover, it will most likely get upgraded tech features and more standard equipment.
Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350, Subaru Outback and Audi Allroad will be its toughest competitors.
2018 Volvo XC70 types of engines and performances
Speaking of the engine, this model has received the new ones as the 2016 model year. So, there will be one unit for each front- and all-wheel drive configurations. The one will be a 2.5-liter inline-5 which will be able to produce 250 horses. This one will only come with all-wheel drive system. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission as before.
The second one is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. This powertrain will be capable of making 240 horsepower. The front-wheel drive configuration will be standard for this engine. The power will be sent through an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
As for the fuel economy, the current model is rated at 23 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg combined with FWD. With AWD, it gets 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Volvo XC70 will probably continue with similar design cues as the current model. However, in order to make it more competitive and fresher, the car maker will most likely give it some cosmetic changes. We assume that it might get revised grille and headlamps. The rear fascia should also be refreshed with new tail lights and refreshed bumper. Furthermore, it could get some new exterior colors too.
Speaking of the interior, the 2018 Volvo XC70 is able to accommodate five passengers comfortably. All the seats are surprisingly very cozy while the front ones are very supportive too. The rear seats are split-folding if you need an extra cargo space which is generally very ample.
As for the equipment, the XC70 offers plenty of standard features. Some of them are satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, Bluetooth, cruise control, heated side mirrors and so on. Furthermore, it will be also available with leather upholstery, a moonroof, blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, premium surround system etc.
Release date and price of the 2018 Volvo XC70
The 2018 Volvo XC70 should be presented in late 2017 or early next year. As for the price, it should start at around $38,000.