2019 Volvo XC70 Crossover SUV Review

2019 Volvo XC70 review

Once known as a super practical vehicle that takes the best from crossovers and wagons has been discontinued a couple of years ago. Declining sales and more crowded segment have been too challenging for the company’s management and engineers to take another show with this model. However, latest reports suggest the Swedish carmaker could revive this name. Still, the new model would come in a little bit different form. While the previous version of this models was in a close relationship with the V70, the new 2019 Volvo XC70 looks like it will come as a genuine crossover. However, we can find opposite reports about its layout these days. In any case, the new model won’t go far away from the company’s current models, XC60 and the flagship XC90. According to some reports, the new model could come already in the next year.

2019 Volvo XC70 front view

2019 Volvo XC70 Redesign

At the moment, we are completely sure about one thing and that is the platform. There is no doubt that the new 2019 Volvo XC70 will use the company’s new SPA platform. This architecture is highly modular, so it’s no wonder it underprints pretty much every vehicle that Volvo offers these days. On the other side, there have been two kinds of reports about the model’s final layout. More precisely said, the body style. Still, both sides agree the new 2019 Volvo XC70 will be a genuine crossover.

For many experts, the new crossover will slot between XC60 and XC90 models, which makes perfect sense considering the company’s current designation. The new model would come as a classic crossover, slightly bigger than the XC60. Considering that the compact crossover is among freshest vehicles in the lineup, it should serve as an inspiration in many ways, starting from the styling. This 2019 Volvo XC70 would offer a slightly more spacious cabin and a little bit more practicality while keeping the price much lower compared to the flagship XC90.

2019 Volvo XC70 rear view

2019 Volvo XC70 Could Become a Coupe Crossover?

On the other side, many experts believe that the Swedish manufacturer will follow the latest trend in the automotive industry and that the 2019 Volvo XC70 would actually introduce Volvo to the very fresh segment of coupe-like crossovers. If this happens, the XC70 would become a direct competitor to models like BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and similar models. In practice, this means that the new models would share most of its characteristics with the XC60. Two models would feature the same wheelbase and mechanics, as well as front ends. On the other side, the profile would come with a sloping roof layout. This will provide more attractive and upscale overall appearance.

Of course, such layout would have a bad effect on the practicality. Compared to the XC60, the new model would probably be a little smaller. Still, a bigger problem would be limited cargo area and possible less leg and headroom and back seats. On the other side, the dashboard design should be pretty much the same, with the same layout and all those advanced tech features.

2019 Volvo XC70 specs

2019 Volvo XC70 Safety

In this aspect, the new model definitely won’t fall far away from the tree. Expect pretty much all Volvo’s advanced safety systems in the offer. Already base models should come with the company’s new scanning system that detects cyclist, pedestrians, animals etc. Also, count on things like active braking, automatic braking after a collision, active high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera. Higher trims will offer even more safety systems. Those are Pilot Assist, head-up display, rear collision warning with braking, rear cross traffic alert, active park assist and much more.

2019 Volvo XC70 specs

2019 Volvo XC70 Engines

This aspect of the new SUV definitely won’t bring surprises. The 2019 Volvo XC70 should come with a familiar powertrain lineup, which starts with a  2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine. This unit comes in two variants, with either 187 or 250 horsepower. The same engine also comes in a variant with both turbocharger and supercharger. Such combination provides 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

When it comes to diesel units, the offer will start with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel which is good for 187 horsepower. The same engine comes in a version with twin turbochargers. This one is good for 232 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, the most powerful 2019 Volvo XC70 in the offer should be a version with a familiar hybrid powertrain. It uses the turbocharged and supercharged inline-four gasoline unit in a combination with an 86-hp electric motor, which powers rear wheels. A total output goes all away up to 400 horses and 480 lb-ft of torque. All versions will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Volvo XC70 Release Date and Price

The 2019 Volvo XC70 still waits for the official confirmation, so we can’t make some more precise predictions at the moment. Same goes for the price, though a sum between 45.000 and 50.000 dollars sound quite likely.

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