Volvo will officially unveil its latest V70 luxury wagon at the upcoming 2007 Geneva Motor Show to be held in March. Built on the Ford EUCD global platform, this utilitarian, yet quite luxury vehicle shares its underpinnings with the new 2007 Land Rover Freelander/LR2 SUV and has a great deal of its plush interior transplanted directly from the 2007 Volvo S80 executive sedan that was first revealed last year.
Targeted at young couples with kids, the new premium vehicle will be all about safety and comfort.
The 2008 Volvo V70 will be delivered with a new inline 3.2-liter six-banger, producing a maximum of 235 hp. Although not giving exact mileage figures, Volvo PR blurb insists that the engine is efficient enough to meet current consumers’ requirements.
The new V70 features more modern exterior design somewhat resembling styling cues unveiled with the latest 2007 Volvo C30 hatchback and comfort options, derived from the company’s SUVs, such as optional power rear tailgate and a sliding cargo floor.
The car will also be equipped with dual, height-adjustable, child boosters in the second row and upgraded side-curtain airbags that extend by 2.3 inches to protect smaller children.
The first setting targets kids between 42 and 55 inches in height and weighing between 48 and 79 lbs, the second takes care of babies measuring 37-47 inches and weighing between 33 and 55 lbs. The rear seats can split and fold in 40/20/40 proportions.
More info on specs and prices later.