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Major revamp for Volvo range

by on Feb.22, 2013, under Auto Review Specs, Volvo

Major revamp for Volvo range

Six of Volvo’s eight current models get an overhaul, with revised looks, more kit and lower emissions

Major revamp for Volvo range

Major revamp for Volvo range

Volvo’s S60 is one of many models to receive styling and equipment updates Volvo has overhauled the majority of its range in what it describes as “the most extensive development of existing models” in the firm’s history.

The S60 saloon, V60 estate, XC60 SUV, V70 estate, XC70 4×4 estate and S80 saloon all get a new family look, improved equipment levels and fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions without sacrificing performance.

Only the recently introduced V40 hatchback and the XC90 SUV, which is due to be replaced next year, continue unchanged. Production of the S40 saloon, V50 wagon, C30 hatch and C70 convertible ended last year.

The look of the new models incorporates styling references from the Volvo Concept You, a big saloon concept revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show.

Major revamp for Volvo range

Major revamp for Volvo range

A new multimedia system has been introduced across the six revised models. Called Sensus Connected Touch, the system includes full internet access, internet radio, Google maps and search and internet music streaming. Internet access is obtained through 3G/4G from the driver’s mobile phone. The seven-inch touchscreen can also be used while wearing gloves.

The TFT instrument panel from the latest V40 has been rolled out across the revised Volvo range. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters have also been added to automatic models, while a heated steering wheel can be specified on the S80, V70 and XC70. Additionally, a fast-clearing heated front windscreen has been added to Volvos that are equipped with a rain sensor.

Source: autocar 300VolvoS60


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