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VOLVO V70 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 6
First production year: 1997
Engines: Diesel, Ethanol, Gasoline, Natural gas
Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
 

2007 - 2016

Volvo was under full Ford ownership in 2007 when it introduced the third generation of the V70 in February, and it continued the long line of Swedish brand station wagons. Despite being marketed as an estate car for the S60 lineup, the 2007 V70 was actually more related to the brand's flagship, the S80. They shared the same P3 platform, while the S60 was based on the previous P2 chassis....

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ethanol engines:

  VOLVO V70 1.6L T4 E85 FWD 6AT (180 HP)

  VOLVO V70 1.6L T4 E85 FWD 6MT (180 HP)

  VOLVO V70 2.0L E85 FWD 6AT (145 HP)

  VOLVO V70 2.0L E85 FWD 6MT (145 HP)

  VOLVO V70 2.5FT E85 FWD 6AT (200 HP)

  VOLVO V70 2.5FT E85 FWD 6MT (200 HP)

2004 - 2007

The refreshed version of the V70 brings lots of subtle changes. The most noticeable changes brought to the exterior design are the grille and the bumpers. The car has new 17-inch alloys, clear rear lamp lenses and the metallic paints got new brighter shades. The interior design was slightly redefined, the build quality being higher than before. The car got new seats, the center console has a cle...

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2003 - 2004

The model was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2002 and officially released in 2003. While it's visually pretty much identical to the regular V70, the R is a lot more expensive and here's why: Once you get inside the car, you'll notice 3 buttons on the dashboard: Comfort, Sport and Advanced. That means that you can change the stiffness of the ride by the touch of a button. Th...

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2000 - 2004

It was a new era for the Swedish carmaker Volvo, where it had access to new technologies provided by its new owner, Ford Motor Company. Ford bought Volvo in 1999, but Volvo already had its P2 Platform ready and used it for the S60 and the S80 before building the V70 on it. In the end, the car was more Swedish than Ford tried to make it, and for some, that was a reason for joy. Peter Horbur...

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1997 - 1999

The V70 R was a true factory-sleeper. From the outside, not too many people would believe how fast that car actually was. Like its predecessor, the 850 R, the V70 R was built for those looking for a family vehicle fun to drive and not break the bank. Apart from a few clues, the vehicle was bland-looking and didn't attract too much attention. It was built on the same platform as its prede...

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1997 - 2000

With the retirement of the Volvo 850 station-wagon and introduction of the new V70 in 1997, the Volvo evolved into a new market, and it did it in safety. The V from the Volvo V70 meant "Versatility" and that was exactly what the Swedish car-manufacturer offered. In the mid-'90s, the family car was a station-wagon, not an MPV in the European market. The V70 was not completel...

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