2018 Volvo XC70 Review, Release Date

The upcoming facelifted 2018 Volvo XC70 has got lots of changes include technologies, cabin, and power train. The Volvo is all set to give a revamp to its car portfolio for 2018. Its popularity and demand vary from one market to another. However, with the enhancements, the Volvo aims to make it popular in countries where is iris regarded as one of the also runs.

2018 Volvo XC70 front

2018 Volvo XC70 – Design Changes

The exterior design evokes an aura of subtle elegance. There are not too many sharp ceases and curvatures are aplenty. You get some color choices. The grille and bumper have been redesigned to an extent and rear taillamps are larger.

Like most of its siblings from Volvo stable, the 2018 Volvo XC70 gets a lavish and elegantly designed cabin. The quality of material is superb and you will also like the attention to detail. You will get some customization choices too. The cargo area is big and Volvo includes useful storage options including umbrella holder and luggage nets. Volvo has also deployed cabin filter with advanced technologies to ensure interior air quality remains good and pollens and allergens are not there. How many trims would be there for XC70 is not known?

Entertainment and Safety

You also get adequate entertainment features in the car. The model gets alloy wheels, climate control, SAT Nav, USB, Bluetooth and expensive sound system. The cabin also features ambient lighting. Front seats are equipped with heating and ventilation is optional. For infotainment, there is the Sensus Connect system which can be controlled by a 7-inch color display.

The 2018 Volvo XC70 is also solid on safety fronts. Along with plenty of airbags, you get features like anti-whiplash, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, tire pressure monitoring system and a rearview camera. There is Volvo’s much touted City Safety technology which helps evade accidents on urban roads. For optimum safety, you can opt for the Driver Support package which comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Alert Control, Blind Spot Information System, and Active High Beam.

2018 Volvo XC70 rear

2018 Volvo XC70 – Engine Specs

The 2018 Volvo XC70 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo engine that makes 240 hp. The other option is a 2.5 L turbodiesel which is more powerful with 250 horsepower. It is noisy at lower speeds, though. The ride quality is balanced as you expect from a Volvo model and it soaks in most bumps and potholes easily. However, at high speeds, some amount of body roll is there. Not all markets will get all engines and variations can be there. The engines may be coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

2018 Volvo XC70 side

2018 Volvo XC70 – Expected Price and Release Date

The 2018 Volvo XC70 may be priced around $38,000 for the base trim. For top trims, the price can exceed $41,000. It may be released for sale in late 2017.

Summing it up

The new Volvo XC70 is a decent offering but it faces stiff competition from rivals from stables from Hyundai, VW, and Ford among others. Its elegant cabin, engine choices and extensive safety options are enticing. However, the Volvo would do well to price it reasonably.

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