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Geneva Motor Show: Volvo reveals XC70 (includes video)

Volvo has revealed the first pictures and video of its new XC70 all-wheel drive estate model at the Geneva Motor Show today.

The new XC70 is powered by a 3.2-litre straight six-cylinder petrol engine and Volvo’s second generation 2.4-litre five-cylinder D5 turbo diesel engine.

The 236bhp 3.2-litre powers the XC70 from 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 134mph. It is only available with Volvo’s Geartronic transmission.

The 183bhp D5 is available as a six-speed manual gearbox or Volvo’s six-speed Geartronic transmission, which gives the driver the choice of automatic or manual shifting. It accelerates from 0-60mph in 8.8 seconds and on to a 130mph maximum speed.

The new XC70 is fitted with all types of 4x4 electrickery like dynamic stability and traction control and an AWD instant traction system to hone the car’s off-road abilities.

New safety features include improved crumple zones, WHIPS (whiplash protection system) and a dual-stage integrated rear child booster seat.

Volvo expects to sell 2,500 of the new XC70 in its first year of sales, which start in October.

Full details and prices of the all new XC70 will be announced in early June, with a September showroom due date. The current Volvo XC70 remains on sale until the autumn.

Comments in the film come from: Fredrik Arp, president and CEO Volvo Cars, Steve Mattin, design director and Steven Armstrong, chief operating officer, respectively.

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