Refreshed Volvo S80 to Prove Its "Exclusiveness" at Geneva
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"The refreshed S80 should not just be seen, it has to be experienced. The atmosphere inside is both more comfortable and luxurious, with an increased aura of craftsmanship. We've also made the interior more driver-oriented, not least with a new steering wheel and upgraded instruments. Our chassis and engine experts have made sure the driving experience is as exclusively attractive as the interior is," Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Mattin said.
The new S80 will offer a choice of two engines, a twin-turbo five-cylinder 2.4-liter turbodiesel 205 hp and a 2.4-liter diesel 175 hp, with both units particularly focused on fuel economy and CO2 emissions. The first engine, for instance, has a combined fuel consumption of 6.2 l/100km (37.9 mpg) with emissions rated at 164 g/km.
Soft leather seats and a floating center stack now upgraded with a silk metal frame greet the driver. The instruments are now featuring aluminum dials while the steering wheel is the first member of a new generation belonging to Volvo Cars.
The exterior upgrades are pretty much obvious as the refreshed S80 boasts a restyled grille with a larger iron mark plus new air intakes.
"From the outside, the refreshed S80 looks both larger and more elegant. But we've also given it a tougher face. In Germany, they talk about the "böser blick", that is to say the front of the car should look rather menacing when it fills the rear-view mirror of the car in front," Steve Mattin added.
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