The XC70 is essentially a raised wagon that comes in both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. The current iteration has been around since 2007 as one of the most practical family haulers money can buy. Although it doesn’t offer rugged off-road abilities, the XC70 can tackle dusty rails and deep snow with ease. Now, the most recent reports suggest that the Swedish automaker is due to launch its replacement for the 2018 MY. Namely, the 2018 Volvo XC70 is slated to adopt the brand’s new modular platform that already underpins the XC90. Design-wise, expect the next-generation model to borrow from the all-new 2018 Volvo XC60.
2018 Volvo XC70 Redesign
One of the greatest changes expected from the upcoming XC70 will be Volvo’s latest Scalable Product Architecture. The new underpinnings should allow the redesigned model to grow in size slightly. Design-wise, expect it to adopt the brand’s latest design philosophy that made its debut with the XC90 SUV. The 2018 Volvo XC70 will also borrow some of its features from the upcoming XC60. Its front fascia will sport familiar “Thor’s Hammer” design for the headlights, with the rear end adopting a new take on the waterfall-style taillights.
As for the interior, expect the 2018 Volvo XC70 to undergo a major overhaul. The cabin’s centerpiece will come in the form of a portrait-oriented infotainment screen. Expect to see a clean and stylish interior design for which this Swedish automaker has become renowned. The new XC70 will offer high-end materials such as angled-grain wood, as well as a number of premium tech features. Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist technology cutting-edge systems will be available on upper trim levels.
2018 XC70 Engine Range
Detailed engine specs for the 2018 Volvo XC70 have yet to come. However, we expect base models to get a turbocharged 2.0-liter that gives around 240 horsepower. The next in line should be a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter unit that punches out 316 ponies. Rumor also has it that the new XC70 will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain at some point. The gas-electric model could have in excess of 400 horsepower at its disposal, with an all-electric range of 30 miles.
Official pricing details for the upcoming iteration are still unavailable. Our guess is that the 2018 Volvo XC70 is likely to start just under $40,000.