Pro generational confusion
In some sources, this car is considered the third generation, in others – the second. Rights of any of them. The question is where to count. The very first generation was referred to as the V70 XC, and only in the second a proper name appeared – in a similar way, say, the Subaru XV. Therefore, this XC70 can be called the second and third generation. For accuracy, you can use the release years (2007-2016) or the P24 index.
The third generation XC70 came out at a time when Volvo belonged to Ford, so the basis was the Ford medium-sized EUCD platform, which the XC70 shares, including the Ford Mondeo and Land Rover Freelander 2. This slightly expands the range of available parts, but does not always benefit quality. Continue reading