Volvo has face lifted not one or three or five of its models, but almost every one that includes the V70, XC70, S80, S60, V60 and XC60, except for the XC90 that will have its successor revealed next year. With this face-lift, Volvo has also decided to stop producing the C30 hatchback and C70 convertible, while hinting of a possible successor for the convertible in “near future”.
All is set to debut in Geneva, with the V70 and S80 have an updated design with new bumpers that have a “stretched effect” to make the cars appear lower and wider. The XC70 eschews this trend, but gains additional plastic body cladding on the front bumper. All three models also have a revised grille, new tail lights and additional chrome / matte silver trim. The S60, V60 and XC60 now features single-piece headlamps that make them look cleaner and reworked tail-lamp graphics, as well as integrated exhausts inlets on the rear bumper.
Interior changes are relatively limited but include a digital instrument cluster and a “Sensus Connected Touch” infotainment system with a 7-inch display. The latter device offers internet connectivity so users can browse the web, access Google Maps and stream internet radio. New options include Active High Beam Control (which automatically switches the headlights between high and low beams), a heated windscreen, a heated three-spoke steering wheel and an extensive array of IntelliSafe systems.
Under the hood, the engine lineup has been revised for reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions. Full key engine choices include:
- A turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder T3 petrol with 150 HP and 240 Nm
- A turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder T4 petrol with 180 HP and 240 Nm
- A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder T5 petrol with 240 HP and 320 Nm
- A turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder T5 petrol with 249 HP and 360 Nm
- A normally-aspirated 3.2-liter inline-six petrol with 243 HP and 320 Nm
- A turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder T6 petrol with 304 HP and 440 Nm
- A turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder D2 diesel with 115 HP and 270 Nm
- A turbocharged 2.0-liter five-cylinder D3 diesel with 136 HP and 350 Nm
- A turbocharged 2.0-liter five-cylinder D3 diesel with 163 HP and 400 Nm
- A turbocharged 2.4-liter five-cylinder D5 diesel with 215 HP and 420 Nm
More notably, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid has a 2.4-liter five-cylinder diesel engine and a small electric motor, enabling the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, average 1.8 L/100km (130.6 mpg US / 156.9 mpg UK), have CO2 emissions of 48 g/km and travel up to 50 km (31 miles) on electricity alone.
More details will be revealed when the cars are launched at the Volvo booth in Geneva this coming March.