New Volvo XC70

Developed from the V70 estate, the Volvo XC70 comes with 4-wheel drive capabilities and has been offered for sale by the Swedish carmaker since 2007.  The Volvo XC70 is identified from its standard estate stable mates by its raised suspension and plastic body cladding.

The Volvo XC70 is available new through Volvo’s UK main dealer network with a 3-year 60,000-mile warranty.  The Volvo XC70 range is powered by a choice of 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre diesel engines, producing 161bhp and 212bhp respectively, with a 300bhp 3.0-litre petrol engine reserved for the range-topping T6 model.

Prices for the Volvo XC70 begin from £32,105 for the D4 SE Start/Stop front-wheel drive model. This features the 2.0-litre diesel engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, returning a range best 51.4mpg combined. This entry-level model includes power steering, central locking, dynamic stability control, alloy wheels, climate control, electric door mirrors, electric front and rear windows, cruise control, rear parking sensor, leather seats, alarm and immobiliser, CD player with Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity, and driver, passenger, and front side airbags all as standard on an impressive list of equipment.  Electric sunroof, metallic paint, sat nav, and rear seat entertainment system can all be added at a cost.

The same trim level marks the starting point for 4-wheel models in the Volvo XC70 range, with a price tag of £33,905.  However, the engine is upgraded to the 2.4-litre diesel unit, resulting in a slightly lower fuel economy of 50.4mpg.

At the top of the XC70 range sits the petrol powered T6 AWD SE Lux Geatronic, priced at £42, 085.  This comes with a 6-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox, and also adds satellite navigation to the list of standard equipment found on lesser models.  This is the quickest model in the Volvo XC70 range, going from 0-62mpg in 7.4 seconds and to a top speed of 130mph.

The Volvo XC70 is also a capable load-lugger, with a boot capacity of 575-litres increasing to 1,600-litres with the split folding rear seats lowered.

Full details regarding specification and price for the Volvo XC70 range can be found at your local Volvo main dealer, or online by using Volvo Cars UK’s official website.  The website also has a search facility enabling you to find your nearest Volvo dealership, as well as information on how to book a test drive in a new Volvo XC70.