Press Release
Date of issue   Jun 27, 2013 | ID: 49837

VOLVO S70 (1996-2000)

When 1996 was coming to an end, a new Volvo model was introduced: the Volvo S70.


The Volvo S70 was developed from the successful 850 models, which had been on the market since 1991.


The exterior of the new S70 showed softer styling than its predecessor, but still carried a strong Volvo identity. Inside the car, the dashboard was new as was most of the interior. In the area of safety a number of improvements were made.


The Volvo S70 was produced until 2000.




Model: S70

Variants: AWD, Classic, R

Produced: 243,078

Body: 4-door sedan

Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC unit, 1,984 cc to 2,435 cc or 5-cylinder in-line 2,461 cc SOHC turbo diesel

Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, FWD or AWD.

Brakes: Hydraulic, all-round disc brakes

Dimensions: Overall length 467 cm Wheelbase 267 cm.


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Per-Åke Fröberg

Director Volvo Cars Heritage

Volvo Car Group


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