When the all new Volvo V70 arrives in UK showrooms this September it will reinforce Volvo’s dominance of the luxury estate market with a car that offers a combination of head-turning Scandinavian design, luxury, athleticism and uncompromised load-carrying versatility.
This all new Volvo V70 offers more of everything compared to it predecessor - it’s more luxurious inside, it’s more dynamic to drive, offers more intelligently configured and flexible space for both passengers and luggage, and, naturally, it’s safer than ever.Design And Dynamics
The Volvo V70 is the jewel in Volvo’s crown, and the engineers and designers wanted to ensure that in the new V70 driver, passengers and luggage are all treated to the same first class driving experience.
With its sleeker and more athletic lines, rakish windscreen, blacked-out side pillars, C30-inspired taillights and dynamic tailgate angle, the V70’s head-turning style hints at its newfound on-road dynamism.
Sitting on all-new chassis architecture, the Volvo V70 delivers an athletic and engaging driving experience that combines exceptional ride comfort, secure and stable road holding and enhanced driver control.
Optimised use of high-strength steels throughout the new chassis has boosted torsional rigidity by 15 per cent compared to the previous model. Allied to Volvo’s advanced active Four-C chassis technology with electronically controlled damper adjustment, the V70 is now both safer and more entertaining to drive.
Volvo’s DSTC dynamic stability and traction control is a standard feature on the V70. This stability-enhancing system uses feedback from numerous dynamic sensors to reduce engine torque and apply carefully calculated braking power to reduce the risk of a skid.
The top-spec T6 model is fitted with Volvo’s responsive Instant Traction AWD (all-wheel drive), that uses an electronically controlled hydraulic clutch to instantly distribute torque to the wheels with the most grip, enhancing the Volvo’s all-season versatility and safety.
As well as speed-sensitive powered steering with three settings, the V70 also features an intelligent PPB power parking brake that automatically disengages when the accelerator is pressed and the car moves off, making easy work of hill starts.
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