In one fell swoop, Volvo has unveiled the 2012 V70, XC70 and S80.
On the design front, the updated models feature redesigned headlights, restyled wheels, and new door mirrors with LED indicators.
Inside, the cabin has been significantly improved with higher quality materials and advanced technology. Highlights include a new steering wheel, a redesigned center stack, and revised trim. In the tech department, there's a new Sensus infotainment system (with a five-inch or seven-inch touchscreen display), an updated adaptive cruise control system, Pedestrian Detection, and City Safety technology which automatically brakes the car if a collision is imminent.
On the other hand, the twin-turbo 2.4-liter D5 has been upgraded to develop 215 hp (160 kW / 218 PS) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 10 hp (7 kW / 10 PS) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft). Despite the extra power, Volvo says fuel consumption has been reduced by up to eight percent.
According to Volvo President and CEO Stefan Jacoby, "These cars mark yet another step forward in our determination to be the brand that best interprets what buyers of modern prestige cars want. Concern for the individual's well-being is the very core of our Scandinavian origin. On this basis we create a logical, intuitive and ergonomically optimized driver's environment that promotes a feeling of relaxed control."
Check out the press release for additional information