• Feb 5, 2007
In designing the new V70, Volvo spent a lot of time focusing on its hindquarters. The tailgate and rear lamp styling are such that they increase interior volume and offer a nice, clean shut line. This video leads you through some eye candy of the EUCD V70. The quick overview gets the wagon freaks among us pumped up for the new Volvo estate. Still shots of the car don't do the styling justice, as the vertical and horizontal elements really come together nicely and shots of the car pulling away from the camera show off the inherent motion in the taut lines.

There are also those among us who yawn and ask what's changed. We'll give them that, it's still a Volvo wagon, so you won't wet yourself like an excited puppy (until the R gets here, that is), but for those who love wagons, there's not too many cars that are as versatile and well thought out as a Volvo five-door. The current P2-based V70s are nice enough drivers, but they're on the brink of being dynamically obsolete, so we're hoping the EUCD platform makes the driving experience that much better. You can be certain that the interior will be a comfortable, well appointed place to spend time, all wrapped in a clean Scandinavian design ethos. Follow the jump for your viewing pleasure.

[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess I see more Forester than I do P1800es, but really the only commonalities with the Forester are kinda-squarish 2-box overall shape and the inset in the tailgate where the license plate mounts. It's nice that this is a real wagon and not trying to be up on stilts like all the SUV-wannabe "crossovers" are doing of late, if I wanted something tall and tippy I'd buy a Yukon.

      I quite like the direction this V70 design is taking, it's nice to know there might be a few good wagon choices when it comes time to replace my Legacy, since Subaru has decided they don't want to serve their Legacy wagon customers anymore.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wouldn't mind following that for a full afternoon.... better to drive it but.... you take what little you can get ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      The blandification of Volvo continues? I beg to diffe. All of the new models coming out of Volvo (this V70 included) have to be some of the most distinctive and interesting Volvo's in years.

      Wanna talk blandness, take my 1997 Volvo 960 for a spin, and then you'll have a clear argument. Even despite the fact I drive a real rear wheel drive box of a Volvo, im quite happy with what Ford's done with the brand. They've taken it from a brand that only purists like myself could understand, and opened it up to the interests (and wallets) of many other consumers.

      I think this new V70 will do well

      Cheers
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree, very Mitsubishi looking in the rear ...
      That was my first thought when images surfaced last week.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The current Series is a Volvo/Mitsubishi design produced by a joint venture company called NedCar. Mitsubishi is withdrawing from the partnership because it is now partly owned by DaimlerChrysler, which wants no connection with rival Ford. No word yet on whether production will continue in Holland or be transferred to one of Ford's own European plants. Nomenclature will change, however, in line with Volvo's new system of using even-number designations for sedans and odd-number ones for wagons. The replacements should thus be badged S70 if sedan and V70 if wagon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Forester!! Are you lot blind. Yes it's like a Forester because it's got a window, wiper and lights on the back. That's where the similarities end.

      While it doesn't look as good (a little too busy) than say an Audi A4 Avant, at least you know you'll still be able to get a sideboard in the back.

      I think Volvo have worked wonders since they were bought by Ford. Shame Jaguar never followed suite.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Judging by the video, I'd say the rear end is very much overrated. It's certainly no J-Lo booty. Not all that pretty to look at if you ask me.

      That said, if I were in the market for a sleek grocery mover, this is what I'd put in my garage.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would be nice if it got the Yamaha V8 like the S80 platform mate, and if they brought back the R version they dropped
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now where's my turbo 5-cyl AWD C30?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I do like how it's trying to look like a P1600 from the rear with the name across and such.

      But in the end, it's way too busy. And the tumblehome juts out much too far.

      This reminds me of the V70 rework, it looked better with the old 850 look, with the simple high vertical strip lights. Now they put on the bulging taillights and try to figure out how to not obliterate the internal space.

      This new look is a loser.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like the Forester now.
      Thank you Subaru
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like a cross between the bmw 3 series and a honda CRV.

      The blandification of volvo continues. Expect another great car company to be driven out of business thanks to the monkeys running ford.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kind of looks like a mitsubishi from behind, doesn't it?
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