S60 lineup starts at $39,750 for the front-wheel-drive T5; XC60 crossover starts at $39,950.

TORONTO, Ont. – Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. has released pricing for the 2014 model year, featuring the most extensive lineup refresh in the company’s history. 2014 models arrive with new designs, upgraded features and new support systems. Volvo’s engine roster includes the 250 horsepower T5; 3.2-litre, naturally aspirated inline six-cylinder, making 240 horsepower; and the turbocharged T6 at 300 horsepower. The most powerful six-cylinder currently offered by Volvo, the R-Design’s 3.0-litre turbocharged engine puts out 325 horsepower and a robust 354 lb.-ft. of torque.

Bolder Design Features Across Lineup

The front of the S60 has been redesigned sporting all-new exterior panels from the A-pillars forward including a new hood, front fenders and fascia. A wider grille with a larger Ironmark is flanked by new headlights while a larger, wider lower front intake gains bright accents and horizontally mounted LED daytime running lights. At the rear, new LED light guides on the taillights and new integrated exhaust pipes contribute to the more powerful road presence and self-confident stance.

The 2014 S60 lineup starts at $39,750 for the front-wheel-drive T5, while the T6 AWD lists for $47,550. Haldex Electronically Controlled AWD with Instant Traction is again available on the value-leading S60 T5 and can be added as a stand-alone option, with a price unchanged from 2013 at $2,400. A new sport package comprised of sport seats, paddle shifters, 18-inch Titania Alloy wheels and dynamic chassis is standard on the T6 AWD and optional on the T5. Pricing for the S60 T6 R-Design starts at $52,450.

For the XC60, changes begin on the outside, where the popular crossover sports a new hood, front fenders and fascia that emphasize a wider and more confident appearance. Redesigned headlights flank a bold new grille sporting a larger Volvo Ironmark. These significant exterior design changes emphasize the dynamic, capable nature of the XC60. With careful attention to detail, the designers have increased the XC60′s road presence. The popular XC60 crossover starts at $39,950 in 3.2 FWD and the T6 AWD starts at $47,950. Pricing for the XC60 R-Design starts at $54,500.

Volvo brings the XC70 into sharper focus with redesigned front and rear styling, including a new grille with a bolder, wider proportion, a larger Iron mark and LED daytime running lights, updated front and rear matte silver décor trim, rear skid plate décor and new taillight design. This bolder XC70 starts out at $43,450 in 3.2 AWD and $47,450 in T6 AWD trim. Among the more interesting safety features on the XC70 are the dual, fully integrated booster seats in the rear seating area. They are height adjustable, so they adapt as a child grows. What’s more, they look like normal seats.

Changes to the S80 begin on the outside, with a new front fascia incorporating a new grille design with larger Volvo Ironmark and grille pattern. Below the new bumper, a redesigned lower front intake stretches the visual width of the car to create a bolder, wider horizontal stance. New LED daytime running lights are positioned at the outer edges of the intake while the headlights also receive a new look. Following up at the rear is a redesigned bumper and new taillight design sporting LED graphics. Pricing for the S80 starts at $48,300 in 3.2 FWD and $55,450 in T6 AWD. Dressed in optional Inscription package, featuring Sovereign Hide soft leather, ventilated front seats and branded interior touches, the T6 AWD with Inscription represents Volvo’s most luxurious offering.

With standard seating for seven, versatile cargo solutions, extensive safety features and a choice of front and optional all-wheel drive with Instant Traction, the refined XC90 remains an outstanding value. All XC90s are equipped with Roll Stability Control (RSC); Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC); Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side airbags and Inflatable Curtains for all three rows. XC90 pricing starts at $50,800 in 3.2 AWD while the XC90 3.2 R-Design starts at $57,700.

New Instrument Cluster Offers Driver Choice

Select models get a new Adaptive Digital TFT Display instrument cluster that allows drivers to choose between three themes with different configurations and functionality:

  • Elegance has a traditional appearance with a large, circular speedometer bordered by secondary displays.
  • Eco features green background illumination with an Eco meter displayed on the left.
  • Performance has red background illumination for a more dynamic look. A tachometer replaces the speedometer while vehicle speed is shown digitally. The right display includes a power meter gauge that informs the driver how much power is available and how much is being used at any given moment.

In the R-Design versions, the Elegance theme boasts unique blue instrument dials.

Paddle Shifters, Quicker acceleration with Advanced Quick Shift

Paddle shifters will now be offered – standard on most T6 AWD and R-Design models and available on T5 – letting the driver shift manually with both hands on the steering wheel. Advanced Quick Shift (AQS) transmission optimization software improves the speed of each gear change, improving acceleration and increasing the vehicle’s performance potential. AQS is now available on all T6 engines and activated when the transmission is set to sport mode or when using paddle shifters. Gear changes are faster for models equipped with AQS – as much as 50 percent between first and second, and as much as 30 percent on gear changes two through six.

This bolsters the sporty impression of the T6 and also produces fantastic acceleration results. Zero to 100 km/h times improve by 0.2 seconds on the S60 T6 R-Design – from 5.5 to 5.3 on model year 2014 with AQS – while the XC60 T6 R-Design sprints 0.4 seconds faster – 6.6 to 6.2 seconds on model year 2014 with AQS – compared to model year 2013.

Trim Levels Offer Customer Flexibility, New Features Reflect Safety Leadership

As in the past, each trim level contains previously available optional equipment that has been grouped together based on historical customer preference for pairing of specific features. Three trim offerings, Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum each build upon the previous level. Each model remains available without the new trim levels. Customers retain the flexibility to select stand-alone option packages as well as single options.

Key safety features debut on the MY14 lineup, including Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake and Cross Traffic Alert.* In certain circumstances, Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake helps the driver avoid collisions with pedestrians or cyclists.

A new radar-based Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)* also debuts for the 2014 model year. The system uses sophisticated upgrades to monitor and alert the driver to rapidly approaching vehicles behind the car, while still informing the driver about vehicles in the blind spots on both sides of the car. Cross Traffic Alert is a new feature for MY14 that uses the radar sensors at the rear end of the car to alert the driver to crossing traffic from the sides when reversing out of a parking space. This is especially helpful in tight and crowded areas where the side view may be restricted.

* On S60 and XC60 only.

Vision 2020

Volvo’s unwavering dedication to safety innovation has culminated in the long-term vision that by the year 2020, nobody shall be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo. Developing active safety technologies that eliminate driver distraction, prevent vehicles from departing the road or coming into contact with other vehicles will be critical to meeting this lofty goal. Driver behaviour is a contributing factor in over 90 percent of all accidents. Integrating preventative and protective safety systems into the car and, in particular, better understanding people in traffic situations demonstrates a social responsibility that extends to people in other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.