Although there is no confirmation from company, we are sure 2018 Volvo XC70 will start new generation of crossovers. Nevertheless, spy photographers spotted something that must be new SUV. No matter there was heavy camouflage all over it, we are sure crossover is coming. Additionally, we could steal some valuable information about its styling. Small piece of information about drivetrain we received from leaked source. We have some sketch of what we can expect from 2018 XC70.
2018 Volvo XC70 redesign
The 2018 Volvo XC70 is a two-row SUV that comes in mid-size segment. First generation was successful, and we are sure that upcoming is having bright future. Luxurious crossover is bringing modernization into Swedish company. Update to current design language was at must. We believe that new SUV is sharing platform with XC90 and XC60 models. It is Scalable Product Architecture concept. This could mean that new vehicle can be hybrids and plug-ins. Fully electronic car is also option. Bold design offers big wheels and huge headlights. Then, taillights are renewed. Bumper comes refreshed. Interior is luxurious. Controls of audio system are through touch-screen display. Furthermore, seats are using more comfortable materials. Other features are unknown at this point.
2018 Volvo XC70 engine
Although Volvo is placing 3-cylinder engines in their new models, crossover is coming with 4-cylinder unit. However, surprise mustn’t be eliminated from this manufacturer. Every innovation could improve their position in pecking order. The 2018 Volvo XC70 will probably get Drive-E four-cylinder engine. It has turbocharger and displacement of 2.0-l. Supercharged drivetrain is also option. Output is expected around 240 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Supercharged unit can make even 300 hp. Hybrids are possible, but still unconfirmed.
2018 Volvo XC70 competition
Main competitors of this mid-size crossover come from Germany. The GLC class of Mercedes is absolute leader. However, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 have also wide base of fans. The 2018 Volvo XC70 will also face tough battle with growth of Cadillac XT5 and Jaguar F-Pace. Price could turn buyers to some of these models. Experts predict that Volvo will price their product around $42,000.