Göteborg, Sweden – Volvo will present a “refreshed” 2010 S80 at the Geneva Motor Show in March, featuring styling and engineering changes, and two new chassis options.
“We are ready to give the competition a tough match,” said Stephen Odell, Volvo Cars president and CEO. “With the new S80, we’re placing the bar at the very highest level when it comes to exclusiveness, quality and driving properties.”
Styling changes include a new grille with larger iron mark logo, brightwork on the air intakes, lower doors and under the tail lamps, matching seat and door panel stitching, a silk metal frame on the floating centre stack, aluminum instrument dials, and silk matte metal-effect finish on the wheel, gear selector and starter button surround.
Customers will be able to select from a standard “comfort” chassis, or an optional sport chassis, with improved rigidity, shorter and firmer springs, improved shock absorbers, firmer anti-roll bars, and harder bushings. The chassis is also lowered by 20 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear. A standard automatic levelling system keeps the car’s body parallel with the road surface, regardless of the vehicle’s on-board load.