Volvo thoroughly updates major models image

Volvo announced its revamp of its major models, specifically the Volvo 60 line up as well as the S80, V70, and the XC70. In this update, Volvo removed all unnecessary clutter both in the car's interior and exterior.

The entire Volvo 60 vehicles now has hidden washer nozzles under the hood. The radar cover has been painted gloss black to make it blend with the grille. The chrome frame around the grille has been removed and a bigger badge sits right in the center of the grille to enhance the car's look. Wheel choices for all Volvo vehicles were also expanded to give more customization options to customers.

The new S60's road presence was greatly improved by emphasizing the car's horizontal lines as well as a wider grille that's paired with daytime running lights, while a new LED light guide were installed on the tail lamps. The S60 will also be offered in three distinct chassis types: Dynamic, Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept) and the R-Design Lowered Sport Chassis.

V60

Meanwhile, the V60 estate, although considered as a wagon, now has coupe inspired lines and is also offered with the same chassis options as the S60.

XC60

Completing the 60 lineup is the XC60 that received an urban treatment with a redesigned fascia specially noticed on the new shape of the hood and headlamps. Black trims are now in body color for a simpler feel. Performance of the XC60 was also improved by equipping it with corner traction control as standard on all models.

S80

Outside the 60 lineup, the Volvo S80 now enjoys new exterior design cues starting with its new bumpers that gives it a stretched effect to make it look wider and lower and is coupled with rectangular daytime running lights. Two chassis types will be available for the S80- Comfort Chassis and Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept).

V70

The Volvo V70 wagon's features a new rear bumper, tailpipes, and additional chrome details as well as redesigned rear lights. Its cargo space is also improved to 575-liters which can expand to 1,600-liters once the rear seats are folded down.

Xc70

For the XC70, a number of exterior design cues were added to make it look sharper such as the bolder and wider front grille, a new bigger ironmark, and details such as the daytime running lights and matte silver accents. All-Wheel Drive, Hill Descent Control, and skid plates and black body claddings are a further boost to the XC70's off-roading potential.

Permanent high beam tech

Some more enhancements across the previously mentioned vehicles are the Sensus Connected Touch, Adaptive Digital Display, Permanent high beam technology, Cornering light, heated windscreen, and the IntelliSafe System.

"This is the most extensive development of existing models in our company's history. Each of the enhancements is designed around our customers' needs. We have focused on quality and attention to detail in order to give these dynamic models a major boost and sharpen their competitiveness," says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Group.