The S80 is definitely one of the best offers from Swedish manufacturer. This mid-size luxury sedan was originally launched in 1998 and it came as a replacement for legendary 900-series. So far we have seen two generations of it. Second and also current-generation model is under production for almost nine years and according to the latest reports, it should be replaced very soon. Next-generation model is expected to come as 2016 Volvo S80 and it is will come with plenty of novelties and improvements. Beside new look, it will come with completely redesigned interior and also many changes under the hood.
2016 Volvo S80 redesign
The 2016 S80 will come completely redesigned. It will get new platform, which will probably be the same one that is used for new XC90. When it is about exterior look, new model will be based on 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe, although it will come in 4-door sedan body style. It will also borrow many elements from XC90 crossover and this mainly refers on the front fascia, which should feature the same headlights and grille.
The interior of 2016 Volvo S80 will also come completely restyled. It will feature new, improved stylish look and it will be equipped with plenty of high-tech features such as large touchscreen, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, advanced sound system and many, many other. If we consider that Volvo is an absolute leader in terms of safety, it is pretty much for sure that 2016 S80 will come with some new advanced features and set some new standards in this segment.
2016 Volvo S80 engines
It is pretty much for sure that 2016 Volvo S80 will come with several configurations in offer. Beside petrol and diesel units, it is expected that we will see a hybrid configuration too. It will probably be the same system that runs new XC90, which is consisted of 2.0 liter petrol engine and electric motor. This unit has a maximum power of 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. All engines will be paired with 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.
2016 Volvo S80 release date and price
The 2016 Volvo S80 is expected to come later this year, probably in fall. Price is still unknown but according to speculations, it should go around 40.000-45.000 dollars for base model.
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