The Volvo S80 is a luxury car that offers distinctive Scandinavian design, innovative technology, a refined ride, spaciousness and comfort. This luxurious and modern Volvo is an elegant premium-badge alternative to big-selling German executive cars and reinforces Volvo's leadership in safety, quality and environmental care. Yet it's also a car that offers high levels of driving enjoyment, thanks to extensive development on UK roads, powerful new engines and advanced chassis dynamics.
The Volvo S80 is a car that expresses a more dynamic evolution of Volvo's exterior design language. It's more sweeping, more elegant, tighter surfaced, and has a leaner and more agile look.
The tapered shape with the gently rounded front, sloping glass, almost invisible transfer from rear window to boot panel and the abruptly vertical tail, all create a sensation of speed. This has been further emphasised by the parallel profiles on the bonnet and the sweeping roofline. The elegant flowing lines are also aided by the slimmer A- and C-posts. The narrower A-posts also have a primary safety benefit, reducing the visibility 'dead zone' in front of the driver. The entire side-glass panel is also framed by a chromed trim moulding, to give extra elegance.
Source: Volvo Press Release