|Volvo Car today announced the latest updates for its two-liter, four-cylinder Drive-E engine variants; the S80, V70 and XC70. All variants are now available with the turbo diesel D4 and the petrol turbo T5 engines.|
The new Volvo S80: enhanced exclusive sophistication
A number of new exterior design cues reinforce the sophisticated contemporary presence of the 2014 Volvo S80. The new front and rear bumpers create a ‘stretched’ effect to make it look wider and lower. New rectangular Daytime Running Lights at the front give the S80 nose a more contemporary look, while the rounded-off classic Volvo lights at the rear visually pull the car down to the ground. The S80 can be fitted with expressive 19-inch wheels without loss of comfort.
It is the attention to detail that gives the S80 its enhanced sophistication. The Executive interior package is the highest level of all-inclusive luxury, blending high quality materials with technology, while the Inscription is a bespoke palette of options that gives the customer the opportunity to truly design the car to his or her personal taste.
The Volvo V70: emphasized elegant presence
Deemed as the two cars in one, the V70 is the ultimate, spacious family car that offers families first-class comfort and sophistication combined with an impressive 575 liters of load space; the true form of an Estate or Station wagon.
The rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments, giving more options to configure the space. With all of the rear seats folded flat, the load space grows to a massive 1,600 liters. The power-operated tailgate, operated remotely via the key fob or the dashboard, is another human-centric detail.
The rear seat can integrate double two-stage child seats – with one simple movement, booster cushions pop up from the seat giving a comfortable and safe ride height for children from the age of three and upwards.
The refined design emphasizes the elegant contemporary presence of the V70. The back of the new V70 features a new rear bumper, tailpipes and added chrome details as well as redesigned rear lights. The car is also available with wheels of up to 19 inches in diameter.
The sophistication is also reflected in the bespoke interior packages. Inscription is a truly bespoke palette of options that makes it possible for the customer to choose personal combinations.
The Volvo XC70: rugged work horse for all-terrain adventures
Volvo Cars paved the way for a completely new segment with the V70 Cross Country in 1997. All-Wheel Drive and the optional Hill Descent Control are a further boost to the XC70’s go-anywhere promise.
A number of new exterior design cues sharpen the XC70’s contemporary road presence. These include a new bigger ironmark, and details such as the Daytime Running Lights and added matte silver touches. The XC70 is available with wheels up to 19-inches in diameter.
The XC70 also features improved off-road design cues such as skidplates that protect the car on really uneven surfaces. The protective black below the belt line now extends to surround the front fog lights giving them a purposeful, functional feel. The rear lights have also been redesigned.
As with the V70, the rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments. Fold all rear seats flat and the load space grows from 575 to 1,600 liters. Another human-centric detail is the power-operated tailgate. The rear seat can integrate double two-stage child seats – booster cushions that offer children from the age of three and upwards a comfortable and safe ride height.
Volvo S80, V70, XC70: A myriad of diesel and petrol engines (all preliminary)
The new D4 comes with 181 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The engine features world-first i-Art technology that helps to cut fuel consumption. By featuring pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single pressure sensor in the common rail, i-Art makes it possible to continuously monitor and adapt fuel injection per combustion in each of the four cylinders.
Fuel consumption in an S80 with manual gearbox is down to 3.8 l/100 km, translating into CO2 emissions at 102 g/km. The equivalent figures for the V70 and XC70 are 4.1 l/100 km (109 g/km) and 4.4 l/100 km (117 g/km) respectively. When fitted with an 8-speed auto. transmission, fuel consumption gets up to 4.3 l/100 km (114 g/km) in the S80, 4.4 l/100 km (117 g/km) in the V70 and 4.8 l/100 km (129 g/km) in the XC70. The T5 powertrain boosts the cars’ power output and torque to 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque.
The lower engine denominations such as, the D2, D3 and T4, give very respectable returns with either manual and auto transmission. The new Volvo V70 D2 has class-leading fuel consumption at 4.2 l/100 km (109 g/km) with the manual and 4.2 l/100 km (111 g/km) with the automatic gearbox. The automatic D3 (136 hp) version of the Volvo S80 now has CO2 emissions of 129 g (4.9 l/100 km). The corresponding figures for the V70 D3 are 130 g (4.9 l/100 km).
In the new Volvo XC70, the D5 (215 hp) with manual gearbox and All Wheel Drive comes with fuel consumption at 5.3 l/100km (139 g/km).
The S80 with the 1.6-liter GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine T4 (180 hp) and automatic gearbox has fuel a consumption of 7.1 l/100km (165 g/km). The corresponding figure for the V70 T4 is 7.2 l/100 km (168 g/km).
Inside conveniences & amenities: Sensus Connected Touch and driver assistance systems
- The HMI (Human Machine Interface) functionality
- The Sensus Connected Touch
- 7-inch display with infrared, beam-scanned touch screen
- Adaptive Digital Display, which debuted in the all-new V40, uses an active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display
- Online capability and Internet access i.e. music streaming, Internet radio via TuneIn & Orange Live Radio, browsing, google maps/search, 3D navigation, Free Parking locator, Apps, weather information and a Volvo service locator
- Driving themes: Elegance, Eco and Performance
- Active High Beam Control
- Ambient Light all-around
- Heated windscreen
- Heated steering wheel and paddle shifters
- IntelliSafe systems: City safety, Pedestrian Detection and Road Sign Information
Edited: Volvo Car