Volvo V70

From Volvo press: The V70 model strengthens Volvo's position in the premium estate segment. An expressive design - with a characteristic Scandinavian touch - has been combined with a highly flexible and versatile interior with excellent loading possibilities. In addition, a sporty appearance, as well as sporty driving characteristics completes the model - and the model's overall exclusive impression.

The Volvo V70 has somewhat of a "dual personality", meaning a harmonious balance between spacious, versatile loading functions and sporty characteristics. In addition, the car has been given a higher level of luxury, to reinforce its premium qualities. The "soft nose" front, including an egg-crate grille with chromed vertical bars, creates a sporty yet luxurious "face". The tailgate's upper section has a sportier forward-leaning stance. The tailgate overlaps the tail lamps, providing an even wider opening. The glass goes further down at the sides, enhancing rear view. The loading space is increased by 55 litres (compared with the previous V70 model). The interior, with a Scandinavian touch, is a perfect combination of design and function.

The Volvo V70 is either front-wheel driven or equipped with AWD - All Wheel Drive. The V70 model is offered with two six-cylinder engines - a powerful turbo engine and a highly comfortable, normally aspirated engine. As in all modern Volvo cars, the in-line six-cylinder units are mounted transversely. These engines are extremely compact and perfectly integrated with the front structure. The 3,0 litre turbo engine (T6) features a turbocharger technique, taking in exhaust gases in two stages. This enables a more compact turbocharger that provides extremely swift response, fully comparable with a twin-turbocharger solution.

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