Volvo Car says its all-new V70 will help it meet growing demand for wagons in Europe.
The new model, which will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show next month, will be powered by a 235-hp 3.2L inline 6-cyl. engine, marking the first time a 6-cyl. mill will be offered in the V70.
The ’07 V70 also gets a larger rear seat that has a 40/20/40 split, making it the most flexible in the segment, the auto maker says.
Dual built-in child booster seats, which can be adjusted in two stages to accommodate growing children, will be available in the new wagon.
Other upgrades include an optional power tailgate, sliding load floor and a storage compartment beneath the cargo compartment floor that locks when the tailgate shuts.
Among exterior changes is a black egg-crate grille with chrome in the vertical bars. A climbing waistline contributes to the car’s “forward-leaning, dynamic posture,” Volvo says.
In the rear, the new V70 features more sculpted, dynamic lines. More pronounced lettering with wider spacing is a retro feature first resurrected for the XC60 Concept unveiled in January at the Detroit auto show. The letter motif draws a strong connection between the V70 and the new C30 hatchback, Volvo says.