The word Volvo conjures up images of elegance, style and high performance among many car owners and fanatics, and rightfully so. This automobile powerhouse has continued to treat us to different car models that have never disappointed, both on the beauty and the functionality fronts. If you thought you had seen enough, you need to think again as the best is yet to come. There is now sizzling rumors of an imminent release of a model that will literally blow you away, the Volvo XC70 2017. Join me as introduce you to some of the features that are bound to make this SUV the next roadmaster.
Volvo XC70 2017 – Redesign Exterior and Interior
One of the greatest modifications of the Volvo XC70 2017 from previous models is in relation to size, as it is expected to be relatively larger. This increase in size will be followed by a proportionate increase in the size of grilles as well as the company logo. The optics have also been made larger and brighter. However, there have not been any significant changes in the car geometry and the features of an SUV body have been kept intact.
The bigger size of the 2017 Volvo XC70 has made clearance even more pronounced, as you are likely to see 19-inch wheels that will add to the overall hostile look of the car. The back of the car has, however, remained unchanged save for a little restyling on the dimensions of the lights.
When it comes to the interior design, there are a few notable changes and modifications. To begin with, the driver’s seat has been made more comfortable, cozy and spacious. The passenger seats have also been made more comfortable and spacious, with the driver behind being able to accommodate up to three people. There are various design versions of the Volvo XC70 2017 that feature rear seat inserts so you will not have to worry about traveling with your little ones.
The quality of the seats and the floor mat are also worth noting and depending on the design version, you could have leather seats as floor mats that are uniquely fitted with the company logos. The dashboard features elegantly designed control buttons such as a small instructions touch screen with built-in functions that even the most naïve of drivers can relate to.
Volvo XC70 2017 – Engine Specs and Fuel Economy
When it comes to the engine specs of the 2017 Volvo XC70, the most noticeable change is under the hood, thanks to a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque (FWD). Another engine will have a displacement of 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 and be able to produce 250 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque (AWD).
In the city, a car will give up to 23 mpg and an acceleration of up to 60 mph in just 9 seconds. The model has also been made a bit lighter, with a weight of only 1.6tons and makes no mistake, the light weight did not take anything away from the car’s ability to balance on the roads even at high speeds.
Volvo XC70 2017 – Security Features and Other Enhancements
There are other lots of features that come with the Volvo XC70 2017 such as a stronger sound system with speakers mounted in the doors. There will also be a heated steering wheel and gear levels just to ensure some level of climate control within the car.
As far as security goes, there will be a monitoring system of urban infrastructure to ensure the driver adheres to all the road signs. Other safety enhancement features will include blind spot vision system, brake assist, parking assistant and the ability to find pedestrians and cyclists.
Volvo XC70 2017 – Price and Release Date
The price of the Volvo XC70 2017 is yet to be disclosed and so is the release date. However, there are rumors to the effect that the car might be released in the middle or towards the end of 2017 so the price might as well be known around these times.