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2013 Volvo V70 - Elegant presence

2013-02-21 08:33

LUXURY FAMILY RIDE: The new-for-2013 Volvo V70 is a lot more functiinal with added space and booster seats for children.

Volvo’s design director, Fedde Talsma said: "We've been creating wagons since 1953, when the ‘two cars in one' Volvo Duett was launched. Six decades on, our new Volvo V70 carries on the tradition of combining form and function beautifully.”

The V70 is a spacious family car with 575 litres of load space.

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The rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments which means there are more options for spaace-saving configurations to choose from. When the rear seats are folded flat, boot space grows to 1600 litres. Another helpful function is the powered tail door which can be remotely operated via the key fob or by a button on the dashboard.

BEAMING UP THE KIDS

The two outer rear seats can also be fitted with integrated two-stage child seats. With a simple movement, booster cushions pop up from the seat giving a comfy ride height view for children from the age of three years old.

"We have created a wider proportion on the front grille, as well as more detail work and daytime running lights, and added chrome touches to lift the detail and give the car a more upmarket and luxurious feel," said Talsma.

"The new car looks more elegant, with a more road-hugging stance."

The V70's rear sports a new bumper, tailpipes and added chrome bitsto go with the fresh tail lights. Options include bigger 19” rims.
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