2016 Volvo XC 70 – Reviews, T6, Redesign, Release Date

2016 Volvo XC 70

Swedish Automaker has decided to improve one of its oldest and well known wagon-crossovers. It is a brand new 2016 Volvo XC 70.

Improvements and exterior design

2016 Volvo XC 70 will undergo many changes and upgrades in all the segments. Exterior will be refreshed, interior will be modernized and it will get new powertrain.  It is tough, functional, modern, and it will show better off-road ability. It will ride on improved version of S80 architecture. It will provide comfortable and smooth ride. It will be available in four trim levels. Those are: T5 Drive-E, T5 Platinum, T5 AWD and T5 AWD Platinum. When it comes to exterior design, new Volvo will look more modern and bold. The front end will feature attractive grille with large insignia in the middle of it. It will get large headlamps and new daytime running lamps. It will be offered with new wheels in a size of 18- and 19-inches.

2016 Volvo XC 70 front

Design of interior and features

Inside, 2016 Volvo XC 70 will be sophisticated and comfortable. It will be improved with some new features and safety systems. The cabin will be quite spacious providing sufficiently head and leg room. The seats are comfortable even on long trips. The front will be heated. Driver seat can be positioned in eight different ways.  A seven-inch display will be placed on the center of the dash. As for the equipment, it will come standard with: dual-zone automatic climate control, sound system with eight speakers, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB etc. Some of the optional features will be: navigation, a sunroof, leather upholstery and so on.  As for the safety, 2016 Volvo XC 70 will be provided with airbags, stability and traction control and so on.

2016 Volvo XC 70 interior

2016 Volvo XC 70 engines and performance

2016 Volvo XC 70 will be offered with two engines. The one is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. It will be able to make 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The power will be sent to front wheels. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The estimated fuel efficiency is 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The second engine is a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbocharged engine. It will produce 250 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It will be offered with AWD. It will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. As for the fuel economy, it is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

2016 Volvo XC 70 rear

Release date and price

2016 Volvo XC 70 should hit the market in the beginning of 2016. As for the price, it will be around $37,000 for the base model.

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