According to the latest reports, this model could easily come back already in the next year, like the 2020 Volvo XC70. The famous nameplate was in use for decades until 2016, when the model was discontinued. After that, we’ve seen various reports that are suggesting its comeback. As a modified version of the V70, it competed in the class of crossover/wagons for years, with both mainstream and premium models, such as Subaru Outback, Audi Allroad, VW Golf SportWagen, etc.
The new model would be doing the same, though it would probably be a little bit smaller. Its place now belongs to the flagship V90 Cross Country, so the new model could also come with the “Cross County” badge. In any case, the new model still waits for the official confirmation. Moreover, we are still waiting to get something from the officials. Therefore, take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2020 Volvo XC70 Comeback
Although essential a comeback, we can also call it to redesign, considering that the XC70 is absent for about three years only. In any case, we count on a lot of novelties from this model. First of all, there is Volvo’s new modular platform, which is used for all models in the lineup, so will be for this one as well. Compared to the previous version, the new one will be lighter and more efficient. As we already mentioned, it should be a little bit smaller as well, though we are still waiting for the details.
When it comes to the styling, the new model will follow the brand’s latest design language, characterized by smooth lines and a lot of clean shapes. Of course, count on a typical wagon body style, along with typical black plastic surfaces around wheels and other areas, as well as on higher ground clearance.
Although it is still early to talk about interior details, we have no doubt that the new model won’t go too far away from the company’s typical design philosophy. Expect a lot of influence fro the XC90, XC60, and similar models, particularly in terms of the dashboard design and surrounding areas. This means a lot of hi-quality materials, attractive shapes and a full load of features.
Speaking of the features, the first thing that comes to mind with Volvo is safety. We count on a full load of advanced systems, such as collision mitigation with active braking, automatic braking after a collision, active high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist and many more. Of course, more will be available in higher trims.
When it comes to the powertrain, we count on Volvo’s familiar options. That would mean a variety of options based on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The base version comes with a turbocharger and delivers around 250 horsepower. The same engine is available in a version with both turbo and supercharger. This one is good for 316 horsepower. Finally, there is a hybrid version, which delivers a total amount of 400 horsepower.
Outside the U.S. we count on diesel options as well. Once again, count on four cylinders and two liters in displacement. This turbodiesel comes in two output variants, with either 190 or 235 horsepower.
All engines come with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Volvo XC70 Release Date and Price
When it comes to the launch date, keep in mind that we are still waiting for the official confirmation. The 2020 Volvo XC70 is still just a rumor, so take this article with a reserve. If it arrives, we presume that the base price will probably go somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.