This means that large discounts are available on the outgoing V70, like the whopping £9330 saving we’ve found, which brings the V70’s price down to around the same as that of a well-equipped Ford Focus.
Refinement is decent in the V70, especially at motorway speeds, where there’s very little road and wind noise.
Being a Volvo, lugging loads reliably is what it does best, thanks in no small part to a solidly built interior and load area. Volvo’s penchant for safety, meanwhile, almost goes without saying.
The interior is comfortable and well appointed, offering electric windows all round, dual-zone climate control, leather-faced upholstery and Bluetooth connectivity, with sat-nav on the SE Nav trim seen here.
As per the S80, the V70’s handling isn’t exactly sharp, with vague steering and an unsettled low-speed ride.
Luckily, both of these can be rectified in the options list, but a chunk of the saving on offer will be eaten up.
Should I add any options?
If you add the speed sensitive steering (usually £225) to sharpen up the V70’s handling, and the lowered sports suspension (£500), which includes laminated glass to boost refinement, you can save another £75, although the total price is boosted to £23,440.
Head over to coast2coastcars.co.uk and select 'New Car quote' in the top left, and follow the steps to take you to the Volvo V70 D3 SE Nav.