Volvo has announced plans to introduce a facelifted version of their S80 sedan at next month's Geneva Motor Show. The updated model features a number of styling cues from the company's more recent introductions such as the XC60 crossover and the S60 concept.

As with most Volvos, this styling update is rather modest as the biggest change comes in the form of a larger grille which has a more prominent Volvo logo. Elsewhere chrome trim is applied to the front air intakes, lower section of the doors and under the tail lamps. According to Volvo, these styling features help to give the facelifted S80 a lower, longer and wider appearance.

Volvo's obsession with bright trim continues to the interior as the center stack, steering wheel, gear selector, and starter button also feature new silk metal accents. Other updates to the cabin include new instruments and the option of high-end upholstery on S80 Executive models.

In terms of performance, Volvo will offer a brand-new twin-turbo five-cylinder 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine that produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. In the combined cycle it consumes just 6.2 L/100 km and emits 164 g/km of CO2. The company has also updated their 2.4-liter diesel engine so that it now produces 175 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is rated at 5.8 L/100 km while CO2 emissions come in at 154 g/km. Two different chassis will be offered, the standard comfort chassis offers a luxurious ride while the lowered sport chassis puts more of an emphasis on fun.

Look for the updated 2010 Volvo S80 to start arriving in European dealerships sometime this spring.


Gallery: Volvo S80 Facelift for 2010MY

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