NEW FOR 2010:

– Refreshed interior and exterior styling
– Two new chassis options

For 2010, the Volvo S80 undergoes a freshening-up. On the outside, it receives a new grille with larger iron-mark logo, and new bright work on the air intakes, lower doors and under the taillamps. Inside, there is a new steering wheel, exclusive aluminum instrument dials, a “silk metal” frame on the centre stack, and leather seats and door panels with matching stitching.

The two available chassis are a standard comfort chassis, and optional lowered sport chassis with firmer springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars and bushings, automatic levelling system, and quicker steering response.

The S80 is available with a choice of three engines. The 3.2 FWD uses a 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder engine; the T6 AWD uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder; and the V8 AWD uses a 4.4-litre V8. All come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Features on the 3.2 FWD include 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors with puddle lamps, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, front and rear fog lights, headlight washers, electrically-folding rear head restraints, whiplash-preventing front seats, heated cloth seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, CD stereo with auxiliary input, auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, cruise control, heated washer nozzles, garage door opener, illuminated vanity mirrors, illuminated locking glovebox, floor mats, outside temperature gauge, auto up/down windows, intermittent wipers, and trip computer.

The T6 AWD adds blind spot information system, retractable mirrors, Four-C Active Chassis, adaptive xenon headlights, power sunroof, heated and ventilated perforated power-adjustable leather front seats, driver’s side memory, heated rear seats, six-CD/MP3 stereo with Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, humidity sensor, and front and rear parking assist.

The V8 AWD adds adaptive cruise control, collision warning with auto brake, distance alert, level sensor, mass movement sensor, personal car communicator with keyless drive, executive floor mats, ventilated massaging soft leather front seats, walnut wood inserts, wood steering wheel, premium 12-speaker Dolby Pro Logic sound system, analog clock, illuminated sill plates, and infrared rain-sensing wipers.

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