Volvo’s luxury model will undergo some great changes and updates. Among other things, 2016 Volvo XC70 is coming with new engine and better fuel efficiency.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
In order to reduce the weight of the new model, Volvo will use lightweight materials such as magnesium, aluminum, and carbon fiber, and therefore improve the fuel efficiency and the overall performance. When it comes to its wheel size, both 17-inch and 18-inch aluminum wheels will be offered. The front side of the vehicle will feature a redesigned chrome grille and LED headlights. Taillights will also be redesigned and will give the back side a more modern and fresh look. Inside the cabin of the new 2016 Volvo XC70 we will see many high-quality materials. Black carpet will contribute to a more stylish look of the interior. High-tech features that will come with the new model include a 7-inch display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, wireless connectivity, USB port, lane departure warning, traction control, rear view camera, and many more.
2016 VOLVO XC70 ENGINE
Volvo will offer a couple of options for the engine of their new model. One option will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that will be capable of delivering around 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission system and come with the front-wheel drive. Fuel ratings for this unit are expected to be at 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The previous 3.2-liter inline-6 engine will now be replaced with a 2.5-liter inline-5 engine. It will be able to produce 250 horsepower and up to 266 lb-ft of torque. This unit of the new 2016 Volvo XC70 will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system and come with the all-wheel drive system as a standard. It is expected to return 19 mpg in the city and up to 26 mpg on the highway.
RELEASE DATE AND EXPECTED PRICE
The official release date is still unknown but the new 2016 Volvo XC70 is expected to hit the dealerships either at the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. Price will most likely be in the range from $35,850 to $37,825.