Much like its wagon counterpart, the S70 was also preceded by the 850. It featured most of the same design cues as the 850, but with slightly softer edges and contours. Since the V70 had basically the same platform, most of the Volvo S70 parts are the same as the V70. The inline 5-cylinder engines remained, and the car was built with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. This model was discontinued in 2000 in favor of the S60, but for a short time during its life several municipalities in the UK used this car as their police pursuit vehicle.