What's An Embargo? Volvo V70 Makes A Break Out Onto The Internet

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We don't remember seeing a press release on the V70, nor do we remember reading anything about it other than quickly grabbed spy shots and camera phone shots, but apparently the rest of the world knows something we don't. But no longer! The world and Auto Motor und Sport aren't the only folks with the pics and deets of Volvo's new Sweden-wagon. With the looks of an S80 and the ass-end curves of a C30, this wagon's got itself some cargo-carrier room on top of the obviousness of its family-haulerness. The V70's also supposed to have a variety of engines on the Euro side of the Atlantic from which to choose. For starters there'll be the 2.4-liter diesel four-cylinder with 143 hp and 250 ft-lbs. of torque, a five-cylinder diesel rated at 185 hp and 295 ft-lbs. of torque, a 2.5-liter turbo gas engine weighing in at 285 hp and 221 ft-lbs. of torque and a top-o-the-engine-line-up 3.2-liter inline-six whirring away at 285 hp and 295 ft-lbs. of torque. And lordy us, there's also a high-performance V8 model expected in the near future. Well, there — we knew we'd find something to get excited about. Gallery below and we're certain we'll have more on this Euro-show model coming soon.


[via Autoblog]


Spy Photos: Volvo XC70 [internal]


Is that 3.2 NA? Because 285hp and 295 ft-lbs. of torque is very impressive for a 3.2 inline-6 without turbos. Even BMW's new inline 3.0 needed turbos to reach 300hp and 300 ft-lbs. of torque, although Lexus and Infiniti has 300hp 3.5 V6s so eh, guess a 285hp 3.2 makes sense.

Also, this is a new body? Without pulling up photos of the current V70 is looks the same to me as it does now.