Facelifts for six Volvo models
Volvo has updated six models from the Volvo range. The Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 have all received a ‘facelift’. Only two models have been left out, the new V40 and the ageing XC90 which is due to be replaced next year.
The Volvo XC60 is the car that has received the most revisions it boasts a new front which gives it a wider, strong updated look. There is a new bonnet, redesigned headlamps and to complete the updates a new grille with horizontal louvres finished in fantastic chrome. The wider bold look has also been applied to the Volvo S60 saloon and the V60 estate, both the models have new headlamps and daytime running lights with a wider grille and new front and rear bumpers. The contemporary look is complete with new LED lights at the rear and there is now the option of a lower sport chassis which was previously only available on the R-Design.
The V70, XC70 and S80 saloon have only undergone a few minor updates but still these changes bring the models more up to date. The washer nozzles are removed from the bonnet, the front grille radar is painted black, and there are chrome grille surrounds with a larger Volvo badge.
Interior updates included
It is not just the exterior that has undergone updates the interiors across the range have also been sprinkled with fairy dust. The materials used are very much improved and there is the addition of the V40’s full colour digital instrument cluster. Models with an automatic gearbox can be equipped with shift paddles on the steering wheel for the first time so long as the optional three-spoke steering wheel is specified. It gets even better as there is a seven-inch touchscreen that offers Internet access with voice commands for music app Spotify, as well as 3D navigation.
Customers benefit from low fuel and tax benefits throughout the Volvo range. Fuel consumption has been improved with the most efficient S60 saloon now said to be capable of returning 71mpg, the V40 boasts sub 100g/km co2 emissions. Co2 and fuel efficiency improvements have also been applied to all Volvo Automatic models, the Volvo S80, V70, S60 and V60 D3 and D4 versions now emit under 130g/km Co2 emissions which is a 4% point improvement on the current BIK banding. The Volvo is also the safest car in its class achieving the highest score ever recorded by Euro NCAP in crash tests.