Volvo V70 — 01-1999 volvo v70 owners manual pdf-2012 front. 1996 to 2016 across three generations. Production of the V70 ended on 25 April 2016, the XC70 continued until 13 May 2016.
Overall design became more rounded doing away with the 850’s square edges. Among the many changes were a completely revised front end, fully painted bumpers and side trim and clear indicator lenses all around. Most of the interior was redesigned, with new seats, door panels and dashboard. Trim levels varied for each market as did equipment levels of the most basic trims. In the United States, the badging denoted the engine variant and to some extent the equipment level, whereas in Europe engines and options could be chosen individually. In all markets more powerful versions received better or upgraded standard equipment.
For model year 1999 a minor facelift was introduced. Apart from very minor cosmetic changes like the square XC-style roof rails replacing the rounded version and a slightly changed logo for the front grill, it concentrated on the mechanicals. All 10V engines were dropped and replaced by detuned 20V versions. Drive-by-wire throttle was now also introduced for non turbo models. The standard V70 was available with a wide variety of engines, gearboxes and equipment. For some markets Volvo offered a diesel version badged as V70 TDI.
In countries with high taxes on cars with more than 2. 0L engine capacity, such as Italy, special petrol models with a 2000cc engine capacity were offered. 0L T5 version, the latter with a slightly lower power output than the 2. Due to the bulky tank rear cargo space was considerably reduced. Drivers could choose whether their car should run on petrol or CNG at the touch of a button.
On Bi-Fuel models the temperature gauge in the instrument cluster was replaced by a level gauge for the gas tank. Several options, such as a trip computer and sports suspension, were not available for Bi-Fuel models. Neither Bi-Fuel nor TDI were offered on the North American market. An optional third row seat increased occupant capacity from 5 to 7 seats while reducing underfloor storage space in the trunk. In the US only the 2. 4L turbo engine together with an automatic gearbox was available. 0L version of the V70 XC was available only for markets with high taxes on cars with more than 2000cc engine capacity.