Friday, January 27, 2006
New Volvo S80
These are not illustration. And they are not the current model either.
The first official photos of the all new S80 show a car that looks pretty much the same as the old one.
I will repeat myself (again).
But this looks like the same mistake Ford did with the Jaguar XJ in 2004. All new, but looking the same.
That is not the way to bring new people in the showrooms.
And that's what Volvo needs.
But... The car does look nice and upscale. With a good looking interior that looks like a cross between the current S80 and the S40.
And on top of the old 5 cylinder, they now offer a new 3.2 6 cylinder engine and a V8.
The 6 might just be the all new inline 6 that will be used in the new Jaguar S Type.
And it would be a good idea to put it in the X type as well.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 10:30 AM