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Volvo enters the style stakes with the versatile and attractive V70

2 Apr 2001

VOLVO'S new V70 wagon adds a dose of style to the attributes that made its predecessor a strong seller. Although safety and practicality have been Volvo's core values for the past three decades, recent offerings have exhibited a bit more panache. The latest V70 continues the theme, eschewing the slabby styling and offering a lot more refinement.
Model release date: 1 February 2000 to 1 May 2003

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Volvo expects the 2.4-litre 20-valve version to account for about 60 per cent of V70 sales.

The V70's body shell is torsionally 50 per cent stiffer than the previous model.

Volvo Car Australia is the third largest importer of European luxury passenger cars in Australia. It markets them through a nationwide network of over forty authorised dealers

Previous model

Volvo V70

Released: February 1997
Ended: July 1999
Family Tree: V70

The five-cylinder front-drive Volvo 850 wagon became the V70 in February 1997. The only thing that really changed was the badge, but it paved the way for today's series of Volvos. Solid, safe, well packaged and full of thoughtful features, it was Australia's biggest selling prestige wagon.

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