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All you need to know about towbars for Volvo V70

Volvo first introduced the V70 into their range in 1997. The Volvo V70 is available as a or Estate. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Volvo V70, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Volvo V70 below.


Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD) Towbars

The Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD) was first released in 1997. To determine which variant of Volvo V70 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD) Nose Weight

Estate(not AWD) models made between 1997 and 2000 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate(not AWD) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(not AWD), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate(not AWD) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate(not AWD) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate(not AWD) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volvo dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD) Bumper Cuts

Estate(not AWD) models made between 1997 and 2000 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volvo V70 Estate(not AWD) Towing Capacity

Estate(not AWD) models made between 1997 and 2000 have a towing capacity of 1600 kg to 1600 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate(not AWD) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate(not AWD) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volvo V70 Estate(All variants) Towbars

The Volvo V70 Estate(All variants) was first released in 2000. To determine which variant of Volvo V70 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volvo V70 Estate(All variants) Nose Weight

Estate(All variants) models made between 2000 and 2004 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 120 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volvo V70 Estate(All variants) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volvo V70 Estate(All variants)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(All variants), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate(All variants) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volvo V70 Estate(All variants) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate(All variants) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate(All variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volvo dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volvo V70 Estate(All variants) Bumper Cuts

Estate(All variants) models made between 2000 and 2004 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volvo V70 Estate(All variants) Towing Capacity

Estate(All variants) models made between 2000 and 2004 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 2000 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate(All variants) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country) Towbars

The Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country) was first released in 2004. To determine which variant of Volvo V70 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country) Nose Weight

Estate(Not Cross country) models made between 2004 and 2007 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 120 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate(Not Cross country) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(Not Cross country), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate(Not Cross country) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate(Not Cross country) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate(Not Cross country) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volvo dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country) Bumper Cuts

Estate(Not Cross country) models made between 2004 and 2007 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volvo V70 Estate(Not Cross country) Towing Capacity

Estate(Not Cross country) models made between 2004 and 2007 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 2000 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate(Not Cross country) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate(Not Cross country) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control) Towbars

The Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control) was first released in 2007. To determine which variant of Volvo V70 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control) Nose Weight

Estate(w/height control) models made vehicles made after 2007 have a minimum nose weight of 85 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate(w/height control) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(w/height control), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate(w/height control) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate(w/height control) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate(w/height control) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volvo dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control) Bumper Cuts

Estate(w/height control) models made vehicles made after 2007 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volvo V70 Estate(w/height control) Towing Capacity

Estate(w/height control) models made vehicles made after 2007 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2100 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate(w/height control) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate(w/height control) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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