Volvo facelifts six models

6 Mar, 2013 3:55pm

The Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 have been facelifted, and the revised line-up has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show

Volvo has unveiled six facelifted models at the Geneva Motor Show as part of a near range-wide update of the company’s line-up.

Only the new V40 and ageing XC90, which is due to be replaced in late 2014, have been left unchanged.

New-look XC60

The XC60 has received the most significant revisions, with a new front end designed to give a wider, more confident look.

There’s a new bonnet with redesigned headlamps, while the new grille has its horizontal louvres finished in chrome. The previous model’s black cladding is now finished in the same colour as the rest of the body. Corner Traction Control is now standard on all models.

Revisions for S60 and V60

The wider, bolder styling theme has also been applied to the S60 saloon and V60 estate. Both get new headlamps with daytime running lights and a wider grille, new front and rear bumpers, plus new LED lights at the rear.

The Lower Sport Chassis, previously exclusive to the R-Design, is an option on all versions of the S60 and V60 for the first time.

Tweaks for larger V70, XC70 and S80

The V70, XC70 and flagship S80 saloon feature a number of detail changes. The washer nozzles are removed from the bonnet, the front grille radar is painted black, and there are chrome grille surrounds with a larger Volvo badge.

Interior updates across the line-up

Cabin updates for all models include some improved materials and the addition of the V40’s full-colour digital instrument cluster.

Models with an automatic gearbox can be equipped with shift paddles on the steering wheel for the first time, too, so long as the optional three-spoke steering wheel is specified.

A seven-inch touchscreen offers Internet access with voice commands for music app Spotify, as well as 3D navigation. Fuel consumption has been improved across the range as well, with the most efficient S60 saloon now said to be capable of 71mpg.