Volvo has updated its NZ-spec XC70 for 2010 with a new engine option and some functionality tweaks. Volvo’s latest twin turbo, five cylinder diesel motor is the big news of the changes made to the 2010 XC70 all wheel drive station wagon.
Visually the crossover SUV gains a new-look grille, twin tail pipes, along with other interior changes.
Improved functionality for the XC70′s Volvo Navigation System includes more clearly-read displays on a black background, while window switches have been improved, the availability of a quartz headliner on certain interior colours, and a new Caspian Blue colour choice.
The Volvo XC70 is also available with the refined, naturally aspirated 3.2-litre transverse six-cylinder petrol engine producing 175kWs and 320Nm of torque. The all-new 2.4-litre D5 five-cylinder twin turbo-diesel has 151kWs and a beefy 420Nm of torque.
The new D5 engine was developed in house by Volvo and meets Euro 5 emission standards while increasing performance, lowering emissions and improving fuel economy compared to the previous five cylinder diesel.
It is also available in the XC60.
Both petrol and diesel engines in the XC70 drive all four wheels through Volvo’s adaptive six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.
Standard features on both models include hill descent control, ABS brakes with brake assist, electronic brake distribution and an electronic park brake.
Inside there is leather upholstery including the steering wheel and gear selector, heated front seats and the driver’s seat is electrically adjustable with memory. The rear seat splits 40:20:40 and have two stage built in booster seats, alloy centre stack, cruise control, trip computer and dual zone climate control air conditioning and an eight speaker sound system with iPod and USB interface and controls on the steering wheel.
Volvo’s safety package includes six airbags, whiplash protection, dynamic stability and traction control, an alarm guard and electronic engine immobiliser with integrated remote central locking.
The XC70 comes with a three year unlimited kilometres warranty and seven year anti corrosion warranty and sells from $79,990.