Monday, February 26, 2007

2007 Geneva Auto Show Preview: Volvo V70 and XC70

GENEVA — Continuing its rolling launch of new and redesigned products, Volvo will formally introduce all-new versions of its V70 and XC70 wagons at the Geneva auto show.

Volvo V70The company earlier this year released an image and preliminary details on the new V70, which goes on sale this fall in North America.

A range of five- and six-cylinder gas and diesel engines will be offered in both models. Volvo said a 235-horsepower 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine will be a new option in the V70; it's also expected to be offered in the XC70, the more rugged version of the standard wagon. A high-performance V8 is also rumored.

The new V70 is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor and rides on a longer wheelbase for improved ride comfort. There is more cargo space and a wider tailgate, as well as 40/20/40-split-folding rear seats. The XC70 adds all-wheel drive with higher ground clearance.

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