Swedish company plans to expand its SUVs lineup. So far, they will offer subcompact, compact, and mid-size models. The future will definitely bring even larger vehicles. But, before that, the 2020 Volvo XC70 will be a sporty mid-size SUV positioned between XC60 and XC90. Of course, a lot of attention will be paid to luxury and comfort. The XC70 could also be the coupe version of the biggest SUV in the lineup.
So far, everything about the 2020 Volvo XC70 is speculation. The company didn’t confirm it yet, and spy photographers are still trying to provide images of test mules. But, leaking sources are saying the expansion of the lineup is a plan and it is about to happen very soon. By all info we have available, the most possible upgrade should be in the mid-size segment. It is a safe investment for Volvo.
Volvo XC70 Powertrains
Both compact XC60 and mid-size XC90 are using the same T5 and T6 engines. So, there is no reason why the 2020 Volvo XC70 wouldn’t get the power from one or both of them. The base configuration, T5, is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. It creates 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, while the all-wheel drive remains optional. An eight-pace automatic transmission is a power router. Start/stop feature is a great addition that will save you a lot of fuel.
A T6 is the same displacement mated to superchargers. In this case, the output reaches 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. In this case, the 2020 Volvo XC70 will be available with AWD only. The gearbox is the same. Both T5 and T6 engines are very capable to haul, and the new XC70 can count on 5,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Again, we will compare the 2020 Volvo XC70 to its closest siblings. Once more, both XC90 and XC60 will offer to its buyers plug-in hybrid T8 engine. This unit can burst 400 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque. The fuel economy is going up to 25 mpg or 60 MPGe. Also, a PHEV model can go by using electric power only. Be sure that Volvo XC70 will come improved, and its range will be at least 20 miles.
carmaker is one of the leaders in electrification. It wouldn’t be a surprise if
the 2020 Volvo XC70 arrives with electric batteries only. Well, the concept
debuted last year as 360c. This car will go through many modifications before
it enters production, but the existence of it is good news. This is a logical
step ahead after the plug-in version already available. If the Swedish company
decides to continue to develop it and launch as Volvo XC70 EV, then they must
make its range stunning. Some say 500 miles is a target, but fans would be
happy with 400 miles.
Volvo’s developers are working hard on implementing more autonomous drive features for its vehicles. Again, the 360c concept presented some futuristic systems. Well, we are pretty sure most of them won’t be ready so soon. On the other hand, the company announced plans to integrate self-driving features to its trucks. By 2021, the Swedish carmaker plans to overtake the leading position from Tesla. Well, the 2020 Volvo XC70 could get some of the features of autonomous drive Level 3. In the future, this self-driving system will allow drivers to do something else while its vehicle is taking them to the destination. Lane keeping feature with auto braking and steering will keep a distance from other vehicles in traffic. The XC70 will be ready to park itself as well.
Volvo XC70 Equipment
Volvo made a breakthrough with its quality and luxury. Premium features this carmaker provides will be hard to find elsewhere. That is the reason why this company exists so long among US, German, and Japanese rivals. They won’t save premium materials for 2020 Volvo XC70. We can expect full leather upholstery. Large infotainment screen will be at the center of a dashboard. Fans are going to notice similarities with its older stablemates, but Volvo will also use some elements from its Ambience Interior concept. By combining visual, sound, and scent effects, the company offers a unique and relaxing experience for passengers. Of course, everything could be set up from the phone and the official app. You will be able to select the ambiance according to your mood. Well, the premium offering will have a suitable price, but we are not expecting to see XC70 cheap.
Volvo XC70 Price, Release Date
According to rumors, the 2020 Volvo XC70 will arrive by the end of this year. The price will depend on its form. If the XC70 arrives as a pure electric SUV, it won’t cost under $80,000. If you add an Ambience Interior system, the price will go up. In case the new vehicle uses the conventional drivetrains, the cost will be between its siblings, XC60 and XC90 ($40,000-$50,000). A plug-in hybrid T8 engine is going to be available for about $65,000.