A new PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) version of the 3.2-liter engine is now available. The engine touts cleaner emissions and better fuel economy, but gives up 10 horsepower in the process. A new trim, the 3.2 R-Design, joins the lineup. Minor cosmetic changes and a refreshed navigation screen round out the 2010 V70 changes.
A cornerstone of Volvo's lineup, the front-wheel-drive V70 wagon arrives for 2010 wearing only minor changes. Although gaining a fresh and more contemporary appearance, the third generation of this popular hauler remains solidly anchored to the platform architecture shared with the firm's flagship S80 sedan and the XC70 all-wheel-drive crossover utility vehicle. Available in two trims, the V70 3.2 and 3.2 R-Design boast a powerful and refined six-cylinder engine, a broad range of standard and available features and a stellar array of advanced safety systems. This competent Swedish family wagon faces off against a shrinking field of front-wheel and all-wheel drive rivals, headed by the Audi A6 Avant quattro, the BMW 535xi Sport Wagon and the Cadillac CTS Wagon.