Cars Reviews » 2016 » 2016 Volvo S80 release date, price, redesign
2016 Volvo S80 release date, price, redesign – First thing that most people think about when they hear “Volvo” is safety and this does not come as a surprise, since the Swedish car manufacturer is known for producing really safe cars. However, in past ten years, the company has become even more popular, thanks to great design of their cars, especially the top-of-the-range models. One of these cars is S80 – the big and luxurious sedan. This model was first introduced in 1998 and it became popular among CEOs and executives. Now, the Swedish manufacturer is preparing to unveil the next generation model, the new Volvo S80 2016.
2016 Volvo S80 redesign
On the outside, the new Volvo S80 2016 looks really similar to its predecessor. Actually, it can be very hard to differentiate the two models, which is a great example of how similar they really are. Some small changes will be made on the front, where the car is going to get new headlights (same size and shape, but the components will be arranged differently) and new bumper. On the back, taillights are going to remain same and the biggest change will be slightly altered rear bumper. However, the company is planning to offer new color choices and alloy wheels.
Unlike the exterior, interior is going to get some major changes. Most notable change is going to be the large touchscreen display in the center of the dashboard, which is going to be used to control Sensus Connect infotainment system, Sensus Navigation with Map Care and other relevant functions of the 2016 Volvo S80 interior. The base model will have leather seats, dual zone climate control and satellite navigation, while Harman Kardon Premium Sound System will be available as an option. Some safety features are going to be available as optional: forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, parking assists and lane departure warning.
New Volvo S80 2016 specs
The new Volvo S80 2016 is going to be offered with three different engines: first is 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Second engine is 3.0-liter V6 with turbocharger that produces 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. First engine comes with base models and paired with 8-speed automatic transmission and FWD it has fuel economy rated at 25/37 mpg (city/hwy). Second engine comes with AWD models and teamed with 6-speed automatic transmission it has fuel economy rated at 19/28 mpg (city/hwy).
2016 Volvo S80 price and release date
The new Volvo S80 2016 will have base price around $40,000 and it will go over $56,000 for fully loaded trim levels. If we compare it to competition, we can notice that it will cost more than the Lexus ES, Acura TL, Buick Lacrose and Lincoln MKZ, but well under cost of the Audi A6, BMW 5-series and Cadillac CTS. The 2016 Volvo S80 release date should go on sale in the fall of 2015.