Volvo – the Swedish automobile manufacturer associated with the safest vehicles – has just taken the wraps off the facelifted S80 luxury sedan. The car was launched at the Terminal 3 of the New Delhi Airport, which will also double up as an exclusive lounge. The car has been launched in 2 variants, D4 and D5. The car in D4 guise has been priced at Rs. 41.35 lakhs and the D5 at Rs. 44.8 lakhs, with both figures reflecting ex-showroom Delhi prices. Both variants are imported as completely built units (CBU).
The facelifted S80 broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 alongside the facelifted XC60 and S60 siblings. All three cars get a similar makeover, carrying on Volvo’s design language. The facelifted bunch of Volvos reflect the company’s aim of keeping sales moving until the next generation models, based on the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) come in. The headlights of the S80 get tweaked a bit and now come coupled with LED DRLs. The Volvo grille becomes slightly smaller on this version.
The front as well as rear bumper come with small cosmetic changes to be in sync with the overall facelift. Powering the car are two, five cylinder diesel motors displacing 2.0 liters and 2.4 liters for the D4 and D5 variants respectively. The 2.4 litre D5 diesel motor churns out a peak power of 215 BHP and a peak torque of 400 NM. The base variant with the D4 engine outputs a lower 163 BHP of peak power alongside 400 NM of peak torque. Both motors get a 6 speed slushboxes and the car’s top speed is rated at a fast 225 Kph.
The facelifted Volvo S80 comes with a new, all touch “Sense Connected Touch” infotainment and revised instrumentation systems. The new instrument cluster can be personalized in order to display information such as fuel efficiency and the likes. The car is now internet ready with the Sensus interface supporting a 3G dongle or using a smartphone as a hotspot. The leather upholstery can be customized too. Since it is a Volvo we’re talking about, the S80 Facelift comes loaded to the gills with safety features such as ABS, ESP, Intellisafe braking which brakes on its own just in case it detects a probable accident and other such class leading safety features. Bookings are now open with deliveries to commence shortly.
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