Volvo killing V70 in the U.S., FWD XC70 coming in 2011

If you’re planning on buying the new Volvo V70 wagon, you better act soon because Volvo plans on dropping the V70 from its 2011 U.S. lineup. Volvo said that declining sales and evaporation of the premium wagon segment in the U.S. doesn’t justify the brand keeping the V70 in its lineup.

On the other hand, sales of the Volvo XC60 and XC70 remain strong and Volvo plans on introducing a front-wheel-drive version of the XC70 in 2011. Currently, the XC70 comes standard with all-wheel drive.

The XC70, which is mechanically similar to the V70, has a higher stance and a unique body that gives a more aggressive and luxurious appearance.¬†Volvo’s spokesman James Hope said that if interest in wagons returns, it wouldn’t be hard for Volvo to bring the V70 back.

We guess this is good news for the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon and the upcoming Acura TSX Sport Wagon.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: KickingTires