The new Volvo S80 retains its familiar looks - yet not quite. A number of new design details create an overall impression of a new prestige car in Volvo's model range.
"All new parts are like cut diamonds, precious gems. Correctly designed and placed in the appropriate setting, they forge a powerful image of elegance and prestige," says Steve Harper, the person responsible for the design of the new Volvo S80.
The design of the new Volvo S80 is packed with these "gems" - outside and inside alike. The front has been reworked. The complete front section that surrounds the grille has a new profile with a gentler transition to the body sides and to the spoiler area.
The lower air intake has been re-profiled and features a transverse chrome strip which links together the foglamps. The foglamps themselves are new and have larger light apertures. The grille has a new square mesh pattern in dark silver metallic. The surrounding trim is chromed. This gives an elegant and more three-dimensional impression.
Chrome details in combination with colour-matched mouldings and other details emphasise the car's design. This applies, for instance, to the chromed door handles and the mouldings below the side windows. The door mirrors have been redesigned to cut air drag and reduce dirt accumulation on the side windows.
Source: Volvo Press Release