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All you need to know about towbars for Volvo XC70

Volvo first introduced the XC70 into their range in 2002. The Volvo XC70 is available as a or Estate. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Volvo XC70, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Volvo XC70 below.


Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD) Towbars

The Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD) was first released in 2002. To determine which variant of Volvo XC70 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD) Nose Weight

Estate(AWD) models made between 2002 and 2004 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 80 kg, between 2004 and 2007 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 80 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 XC70 Estate(AWD) Electric Kits

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

Electric kits for Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(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(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 XC70 Estate(AWD) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate(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(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 XC70 Estate(AWD) Bumper Cuts

Estate(AWD) models made between 2002 and 2004 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2004 and 2007 will require a 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 XC70 Estate(AWD) Towing Capacity

Estate(AWD) models made between 2002 and 2004 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 2000 kg, 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(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(AWD) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control) Towbars

The Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control) was first released in 2007. To determine which variant of Volvo XC70 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control) Nose Weight

Estate(AWD w/o 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 XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control) Electric Kits

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

Electric kits for Volvo XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(AWD w/o 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(AWD w/o 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 XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate(AWD w/o 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(AWD w/o 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 XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control) Bumper Cuts

Estate(AWD w/o 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 XC70 Estate(AWD w/o height control) Towing Capacity

Estate(AWD w/o height control) models made vehicles made after 2007 have a towing capacity of 2100 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(AWD w/o 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(AWD w/o height control) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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