Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Auto India yesterday launched its first exclusive Lounge and also launched the 2014 Volvo S80 facelift at the Terminal 3 Domestic Departure, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Like all Volvo vehicles, the S80 will take the CBU route to India. Unlike its locally-assembled rivals the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class and Jaguar XF.
The 2014 S80 facelift made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The car took a whole year to reach us. This facelift is just an ‘old wine in new bottle’. The upgraded 2014 Volvo S80 sports a smaller grille, new headlights with LED daytime-running lights and revised front and rear bumpers. The S80 facelift also gets a new design alloy wheels.
Inside the car, the a smooth and functional layout with an all-black theme having wooden inserts on the dashboard and a bit more on the central console which also features a floating design. Also there’s new 7” inch touchscreen and in-car internet connectivity (by syncing via your mobile phone). The digital instrument cluster can be customised, like the one in the V40, to display information regarding fuel efficiency and performance.
Under the hood, the S80 facelift will be offered in two powertrain options. While the D4 variant comes powered by a 2.0-litre inline five-cylinder diesel engine that can generate a power of 163bhp at 3,500 rpm and a peak torque of 400Nm, the D5 variant draws its power from 2.4-litre inline five-cylinder engine. This engine claims to produce 215bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 400Nm of torque.
Volvo S80 is the oldest car on offer in India from the Volvo. In India, both versions of the S80 sedan come with diesel engines. There is no petrol engine on offer. The D4 variant is priced at Rs. 41.35 lakh and the D5 variant is priced at Rs. 44.8 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
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