According to the latest news from the Swedish company, there are plans to expand all SUVs lineup by the year 2020. Furthermore, we will see many facelifted models and the new SUVs that will come with great design and powerful engines under the hood. One of the models that will be on that list is the upcoming 2020 Volvo XC70.
This model will be sporty looking and dimensional it will be positioned between models XC60 and XC90. From the technical aspects, we can expect almost identical tech and safety to be available like in the XC90 model that is one of the safest on the planet right now.
2020 Volvo XC70 Design Details and Rumors
The upcoming 2020 Volvo XC70 is a sporty mid-size SUV that sits between XC60 and XC90 models. According to the official news, the XC70 model will be built on the new company`s SPA platform. With this platform, we can expect many changes. The most speculations over the internet are that this model will be wider and longer if we compare it with previous models.
So, we can expect a new refreshed look that will use many cues from the XC90 model. Also, dimensional the upcoming SUV will be smaller than XC90 and the slightly bigger than XC60. With the new platform, the XC70 model will also get a slightly more spacious cabin than the XC60 SUV.
Interior Will Be Premium
Inside, the new Swedish flagship 2020 Volvo XC70 will provide a luxurious cabin with plenty of space. The design of the interior will borrow many cues from the popular XC60 and XC90 SUVs. We can expect a large infotainment screen, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio system and more. Furthermore, we must mention that the XC90 SUV is one of the safest SUVs on the planet and the new XC70 will be followed with the same techs inside.
According to the latest reports, the XC70 will be the first model that will come with autonomous drive Level 3. The same system is present in the Tesla models. However, the Volvo manufacturer is working hard to bring own system that will crash all competitors on the market.
Safety is on the high-level and we can expect the same features as in the XC90. Thanks to the lane keeping the feature, auto braking and steering system this model took all five stars on the crash test.
Under the Hood
The remarkable 2020 Volvo XC70 from the latest news will get the same engine that power the models XC60 and XC90. The latest XC60 and mid-size XC90 are using the T5, T6 and T8 engines. The T5 that is the standard configuration will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. This engine is capable to make 250 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is available with the front-wheel drive as the standard, while the all-wheel-drive remains optional. Also, this engine is very fuel efficient thanks to the start/stop system that is on the high-level. As for the transmission, the Volvo XC70 is expected to be equipped with the same eight-page automatic transmission as the models above.
The next engine on the list is a stronger T6. The same 2.0-liter is under the hood but it`s supercharged. The output of this engine is 316 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. However, at this moment we don’t have information if this model will be available with both front wheel drive and all-wheel-drive systems. The transmission remains the same.
Hybrid Version and Towing Capacity
According to some gossip, this SUV may also get a hybrid T8 engine. This engine under the hood of the XC60 and XC90 produces more than 400 HP and 470 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, in the case of XC60 and XC90 models both provide 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. However, we can expect the same or even higher rate for the XC70.
Arrival and Cost
The officials are confirmed that the 2020 Volvo XC70 will arrive sometimes in the year 2020. The price is still a mystery. However, from some information’s it won’t cost under $70,000 for the standard version. A plug-in hybrid T8 engine may also be available but we cannot predict its price.