Things You Probably Didn't Know about the Volvo V70
- In 2012, there were almost 22,000 newly registered Volvo V70s in Sweden, making the V70 model the most sold car in the country. But that's not the end of the story. Since it has been released in the market, the Volvo V70 has been the most popular car in Sweden and consistently named as the best-selling car, yes, for 17 straight years.
- Meanwhile, the Volvo S60/V60 took the third spot in the list of the best-selling cars in Sweden while the Volvo V40 made it to the 25th spot despite being released in the market in August 2012. Because of the huge sales of the Volvo V70, the Swedish car manufacturer claims 18.9% of the market share on its home turf.
- While the estate car segment continued to suffer in the United States in the late 90s and early 2000s, Volvo Car UK found itself owning 32% of the estate car market share during the first few years that the V70 was released. That was equivalent to 1.5% of the total car market.
- Volvo vehicles are known primarily for safety. The V70 is no exemption. The first and second generation of V70 was awarded 4 out of 5 stars for adult occupant protection by the Euro NCAP. (The tests were made in the 1998 and the 2001 solon variant of the V70, the S60.)
- The third-generation Volvo V70, particularly the 2007 model, was awarded 5 out of 5 stars for adult occupant protection by the Euro NCAP. The Volvo V70 scored an impressive 16 out of 16 for the side test and 15 out of 16 for the front test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the V70 sedan variant the Top Safety Pick award with "good" ratings in front, rear, side, and roof strength tests.
- The Volvo V70 has been awarded multiple times in several countries including Winter Car of the Year by Tekniikan Maailma in 2008 (Finland), Estate Car of the Year by What Car? Magazine, Best Estate Car by Auto Express Used Car Honours, and Best Used Estate Car and Used Car of the Year by Used Car Magazine in 2002 (UK), and other awards in Germany, Belgium, Poland, Japan, Canada, Thailand, and the United States.