Volvo S80 Review
In the segment of luxury sedan, the Volvo's boasts of an impressive alternate with its largest Sedan S80. Intended for the consumers who have diverged taste from mainstream, S80 is an interesting car to be looked at. The Swedish manufacturer has long been the producer of sophisticated elegance and driving pleasure in its models where its S80 takes styling cues from Volvo ECC concept while the first generation is base on Volvo P2 platform. The all new car is redesigned to complement your life with rendering efficient power, connectivity and safety.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
In Philippines the car is available with two efficient engines: D4204T5 and B4404T11. The 1.7-litre four cylinder turbo charged diesel engine is befitted with front wheel drive where it generates the power output of 181 hp along with the peak torque of 400 Nm at 1700-2500 rpm. The second 2.0-litre petrol engine generates the power of 245 hp along with the peak torque of 350 Nm at 1500-4800 rpm. The turbo charged engine is mated with 8 speed automatic transmission and raises the high speed to 230 kmph while crosses the speedmark of 100 kmph within 8.5 secs. The 4 cylindered turbocharged engine while mated with six speed manual gearbox puts the fuel consumption of 3.9/100 km.
The handsome and attractive car is effected with the waterfall effect over the bonnet and bonnet styling. The car looks lower due to line continuing along the sides while the sleek salon makes its the first dignified attempt to move away from boxy design. The car gets the personal and unique profile with the reinforcement of dynamic elegance in the car. The boot lid spoiler makes the elegant boost to sporty looks while the chrome sills at side looks impressive. The 18 inch alloy wheel suits well with the curvy roofed body. In front headlights are styles decently which are imparted by rack shaped grille while the air intakes gives the humble space to fog lamps. The door mirrors adopts two colors and integrated with the LED turn indicators. The overall silhouette is packed within the dimension of 4854 x 1907 x 1493 mm. (L X W X H)
The intelligent craftsmanship in S80 exudes the level of luxury and plush looks. While as you get in the ventilated front seats looks beautiful with soft leather interior while premium cabin material and simple attractive styling makes it luxurious inside. The front seats are exceptionally comfortable while bit low space inside may make you feel scant. The intuitive arrangement of controls and steering mounted controls gives the ample of ease in operating controls. Driver seat is equipped with 8 way power adjustments while supportive front seats seems comfortable. The ideal upmarket enhancement is given with premium sound system while simplified navigation capabilities are cleverly integrated to dashboard. The connectivity system allows you to attach mobile phone and ipod while the road side assistance is offered with Volvo On call function. The car is spacious inside and offers the cargo space of 422 litres as default.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
If the luxury comes with safety, then it makes the pure and credible combination. Lexus strives hard to makes it such combination where the active and passive safety is better ensured with. The adaptive headlight system makes the better illumination over road while fog light are available to assist in adverse weather condition. The car is equipped with ventilated disc brakes which is equipped with ABS, HBA and RAB. While safety is enhanced with airbag system while further TPMS, AHB, ISOFIX, EBL and many advanced technologies are available.
The S80 fits the bill perfectly with its easy styling and reliable Volvo ergonomics. For pure performance lovers, the S80 doesn’t disappoint either. The only stiff challenge that this luxury sedan would face is the luxury badge wars competing against the mogul German rivals.