2007 Volvo V70 | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

The current V70 has been around for quite a while so we can expect a revision in the next year or two. It is the second generation of the V70 model, developed to secure ’s position as a leading manufacturer of medium and large estate cars. The V70 followed the new, rounder design language that was introduced with the S80. In addition to offering exceptional versatility, the new estate car was designed to be as attractive and comfortable as a sedan model.

The has a gently rounded nose section, a roof line that extends straight all the way to the rear of the car and an abrupt tail section. The tail lamps follow Volvo’s modern form and sweep up towards the roof panel.

Thanks to Volvo’s powertrain concept based on a transversely installed in-line engine, the driver’s compartment is located far forward, so the passenger compartment benefits from generous length, offering plenty of space for five occupants and bulky luggage.

Each passenger seat features a fold-flat backrest. The rear seat is split 40/60. With the seats folded down, the load compartment floor is entirely flat.

The body of the V70 features immense torsional rigidity and the car has a sturdy chassis, a combination that results in consistent, predictable behaviour on the road.  Protective safety in the V70 is structured around a network consisting of exterior and interior safety systems that interact with one another to reduce the risk of occupant injury in a collision. WHIPS (Whiplash Protection System), SIPS (Side Impact Protection System) and IC (Inflatable Curtain) are all fitted as standard in the Volvo V70.

The engines are five-cylinder, transversely installed in-line units to ensure low vibration and smooth operation. The V70 T5 is the top model, featuring a turbocharger and a six-speed gearbox.

Body TypeStationwagon
Price (in AED)105,000-115,000
Engine (litre)
Power (bhp)260210180170140
Torque (Nm)350320240225220

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