“The new features in the new Volvo S80, V70 and XC70 are based on our human-centric approach, which has been a Volvo hallmark for more than 85 years. They take the elegant sophistication of our largest models to a new level”, mentioned Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Group. He added: “We pave the way for our future model line-up by bringing the three models visually closer to each other. The renewal is one of the most extensive in our history, with the main focus on improved quality and attention to detail.”
The New Volvo S80 – Upgraded Exclusive Élan
A great variety of new exterior theme cues enhance the sophisticated contemporary appeal of the new Volvo S80. The new front and rear bumpers create a ‘stretched’ impression to ensure its wider and lower look. New rectangular Daytime Running Lights at the front endow the S80 nose a more contemporary look, while the rounded-off classic Volvo lights at the rear visually pull the car down to the ground. The S80 can be fitted with expressive 19-inch wheels without loss of comfort.
“The whole effect adds a sophisticated elegance to the car”, explains Fedde Talsma, Design Director, Exterior. “We have created a wider proportion on the front grille and added more detail such as chrome exterior highlights to give the car an elegant and upmarket feel.”
Minute attentions have been applied to every aspect to ensure aura of advanced sophistication to the S80. The Executive interior bundle is the top level of all-inclusive luxury, mixing dexterity with technology, while the Inscription is a tailored palette of options that gives the customer the opportunity to truly design the car to his or her personal taste.
“We are very proud of having Bridge of Weir in Scotland as a supplier of our quality leather seats. Their genuine cowhide has far less surface treatment than that in other premium cars, making it feel softer and more natural”, mentioned Lena Jiseborn, Design Director, Colour and Trim.
Volvo S80 Rear Seats
“The quality of the seats and other materials used in the car give it a true Scandinavian feel”, she added. Under the skin, at the crux of the best driving experiences, is a great chassis. The S80 buyer can choose from three chassis types – Comfort, Lowered Sport Chassis and Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept).
The new Volvo V70 – Accentuated Sophisticated Presence
“We’ve been creating wagons since 1953, when the ‘two cars in one’ Volvo Duett was launched. Six decades on, our new Volvo V70 carries on the tradition of combining form and function beautifully”, mentioned Fedde Talsma.
This definitive, spacious family car ensures families first-class comfort and sophistication mixed with an imposing 575 litres of load space. The rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments, providing additional options to arrange the space. With all of the rear seats folded flat, the load space grows to a cavernous 1,600 litres. The power-operated tailgate, operated remotely via the key fob or the dashboard, is another human-centric wonder.
The rear seat can incorporate double two-stage child seats – with one simple movement, booster cushions pop up from the seat giving a relaxed and safe ride height for children from the age of three and upwards.
The polished design stresses upon the sophisticated contemporary presence of the V70. “We have created a wider proportion on the front grille, as well as more detail work and Daytime Running Lights, and added chrome touches to lift the detail and give the car a more upmarket and luxurious feel”, explained Fedde Talsma. “The new car looks more elegant, with a more road-hugging stance.”
The rear of the new V70 features a new rear bumper, tailpipes and added chrome details as well as redesigned rear lights. The car also comes with wheels of up to 19 inches in diameter.
Volvo V70 Foldable Seat
The enhancement is also imitated in the personalised interior packages. Inscription is a truly bespoke palette of features that makes it possible for the customer to choose personal blends.
The New Volvo XC70 – Rocky Superiority for All-Terrain Adventures
Volvo Cars prepared the path to unleash a completely new segment with the V70 Cross Country in 1997. “Our main focus in the continuous development of the XC models has been to create a very comfortable on-road car with capable, off-road potential. The rugged and refined contemporary look reflects the XC70’s underlying strength and capability. Think of it as an exclusive goose down jacket, designed around those who like their adventure with a true feeling of sophistication”, mentioned Lex Kerssemakers.
Advanced features such as All-Wheel Drive and the optional Hill Descent Control act as further enhancements to the XC70’s go-anywhere characteristic. A slew of new exterior themes seal the XC70’s contemporary road identity. These imbibe a new bigger iron-mark, and details such as the Daytime Running Lights and added matte silver touches. The XC70 come equipped with wheels up to 19-inches in diameter.
“Our aim is to emphasise the luxurious feel with a more road-hugging stance. The XC70 should look perfectly at home in any environment, whether it’s in the middle of the open country or a country club car park”, added Fedde Talsma.
The XC70 also hosts upgraded off-road design features such as skid plates that defend the car on really rough surfaces. The protective black below the belt line now extends to wrap the front fog lights providing them with a focussed, functional touch. The rear lights have also been redesigned.
In the V70, the rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments. On folding of all rear seats flat the load space grows from 575 litres to 1,600 litres. Another human-centric feature is the power-operated tailgate.
Volvo XC70 Dashboard
The rear seat can carry double two-stage child seats – booster cushions that ensure children from the age of three and upwards a comfortable and safe ride height.
Enhancements Covering the Entire Range of the new V70, XC70 and S80
Volvo Car Group’s new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E engine cluster has been unveiled in the autumn of this year. At the beginning, the new V70, XC70 and S80 come with the new turbo diesel D4 and the petrol turbo T5.
The new D4 is equipped with 181 hp (183.5 PS) and 400 Nm of torque. The engine boasts of world-first i-Art technology that enables to lower fuel consumption. By ensuring pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single pressure sensor in the common rail, i-Art performs diligently to ceaselessly keep a tab on and adjust fuel injection per combustion in each of the four cylinders.
Fuel consumption in an S80 with manual gearbox is down to 3.8 l/100 km (robust fuel economy: 26.31 km/l) translating into CO2 emissions at 102 g/km. The equivalent figures for the V70 and XC70 are 4.1 l/100 km that points to a fuel economy of 23.39 km/l (109 g/km) and 4.4 l/100 km; fuel economy: 22.72 km/l (117 g/km) respectively.
Fuel economy of new 8-speed automatic has been enhanced to 23.25 km/l (114 g/km) in the S80, 22.72 km/l (117 g/km) in the V70 and 20.83 km/l (129 g/km) in the XC70.
The T5 generates 248.39 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. Fuel economy with new 8-speed automatic is 23.25 km/l (114 g/km) with the S80, 22.72 km/l (117 g/km) with the V70 and 20.83 km/l (129 g/km) with the XC70.
Lower Fuel Intake
The fuel consumption of the 115 hp (116.59 PS), four-cylinder D2 diesel in the new Volvo S80 with a manual gearbox is now down to a class-leading 4.1 l/100 km (Fuel Economy: 23.39 km/l, EU Combined), which translates into CO2 emissions of 107 g/km – a trend-setter in a car of this size. The corresponding figures with the automatic gearbox are 4.1 l/100km (Fuel Economy: 23.39 km/l) and 109 g/km. To highlight the magnitude of the engineers’ feat, this is the same CO2 emission level for Volvo’s largest saloon as for the company’s smallest car, the C30 DRIVe, only three years ago.
The new Volvo V70 D2 comes class-leading economic fuel consumption at 4.2 l/100 km (109 g/km) (fuel economy: 23.80 km/l) with the manual and 4.2 l/100 km (111 g/km) (fuel economy: 23.80 km/l) with the automatic gearbox.
The automatic D3 (136 hp/ 137.88 PS) version of the Volvo S80 now has CO2 emissions of 129 g (4.9 l/100 km or 20.40 km/l). The corresponding figures for the V70 D3 are 130 g (4.9 l/100 km or 20.40 km/l).
In the new Volvo XC70, the D5 (215 hp or 217.98 PS) with manual gearbox and All Wheel Drive comes with fuel consumption at 5.3 l/100km or 18.86 km/l (139 g/km).
The S80 with the 1.6-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine T4 (180 hp or 182.49 PS) and automatic gearbox come with a fuel consumption level of 7.1 l/100km or 14.08 km/l (165 g/km). The corresponding figure for the V70 T4 stands at 7.2 l/100 km or 13.88 km/l (168 g/km).
Sensus Connected Touch – New Dimension in Connectivity Solution
The HMI (Human Machine Interface) functionality Sensus has been enhanced with the option to attach intuitive all-new technology that paves the way for connectivity and Internet in the car. The Sensus Connected Touch transforms the 7-inch display into a state-of-the-art infrared, beam-scanned touch screen that can be used even when wearing gloves – a world first in cars.
The driver goes online either via a car-mounted 3G/4G dongle or a personal mobile phone, and the features include:
- Internet streaming of music
- A global choice of Internet radio via TuneIn and Orange Live Radio
- Full Internet browsing (except when driving)
- On-line Google Map with Google Search
- Embedded Connected 3D navigation with online traffic information and dangerous zone warnings
- Free Parking locator
- TripInfo that reads out Wikipedia information about interesting points along the route
- Native and web applications and App Store for new functions and updates
- Weather information and forecasts
- A Volvo service locator
“The voice-activation system works on all music sources connected to the Connected Touch”, said Project Director Patrik Widerstrand, adding: “It is also possible to share a Wi-Fi network with everyone in the car.”
Adaptive Digital Display
The Adaptive Digital Display, which appeared in the all-new V40, leverages on an active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display to offer the driver personalised information.
There are three themes to choose from: Elegance, Eco and Performance.
The default mode Elegance flaunts a classic appeal and layout.
The Eco mode is enriched with a green colour theme and is designed to inspire and reward a fuel-efficient driving style. The Eco meter on the left displays current and accumulated fuel consumption – and optimal eco-driving is rewarded with a green E light.
Performance features red illumination, and a rev counter scale substitutes the speedometer exhibited in the Elegance and Eco versions, while the vehicle speed is displayed digitally. On the right, a power meter shows the amount of available much engine power, which is a very useful tool for overtaking.
More Comfortable Driving in the Dark
The Active High Beam Control enables the driver to use high beam more competently. It also enables automatic switching between high and low beam at the appropriate situation.
Inside, an all-new Ambient Light enriches driving pleasure at night. It illuminates major features such as cup holders, door releases, seat controls, and luggage and storage areas. Cars equipped with the automatic gearbox also feature a new gearshift knob with piano-black inlay.
Cars flaunting a rain sensor can now also be attached with an electrically heated windscreen for fast de-icing on cold winter days.
Heated Steering Wheel and Paddle Shifters
To supply drivers with extra warmth during cold climate, three-spoke steering wheels can now be equipped with electric heating. Cars with automatic transmission can have paddle shifters that empower the driver with the option to shift gear manually with both hands on the wheel.
IntelliSafe Mechanism in Aid of the Driver
IntelliSafe, Volvo’s given name for the entire active safety mechanism, is a significant aspect of the driver-centric approach in the S80, V70 and XC70.
The world-first City Safety technology has been attached as standard, and this advanced safety system now performs at speeds of up to 50 km/h. All three models can also be equipped with Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake, which keeps a close watch on people walking into the car’s path.
Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake
Road Sign Information comes in aid of the driver by showing road signs on the instrument display.
“As the leader in automotive safety, we have reduced the risk of being involved in an accident or being injured in one of our latest car models by about 50 per cent since the year 2000. By continuously introducing new preventive and protective systems, we keep moving towards our safety vision that nobody should die or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by the year 2020”, added Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Group.
Volvo City Safety
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