The leadership of the Swedish group identified the deadline for entering the market the updated version sedan Volvo S80 in 2017. Official information about the upcoming generation are still very few, but journalists managed to find out that the updated S80 will be built on a new SPA modular platform (like the XC90, to show the public where the Swedes are going to). Engine line will be presented by economical 4-piston engine family Drive-E. Guessing about the looks so far, but definitely traits of Coupe and Estate concepts will be present.
The Volvo S80 is only one of the goals of the company, not a priority. But everything can change when the world will see a model of the 3rd generation.
According to rumors, the novelty of its style will resemble the Concept Coupe and Concept Estate. The basis for the car will be, most likely, the SPA platform, and the motors will be 4-lendrevie and economical (VEA).
2017 Volvo S80 SPA base
Volvo has told the details of their new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular platform, which can be compared with Volkswagen MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten). To develop SPA Swedes took nearly four years, but at the exit they received so versatile and flexible platform that in the future it will more than recoup all invested time and financial costs. In fact, using the SPA’s engineers and designers are given extra freedom. The new platform allows without problems to change the size of the wheelbase, front and rear overhangs, height of the front end and the overall body height. Remains unchanged, only the space from the middle of the front wheels to the installation site of the accelerator pedal.
Use of the SPA in the construction of new cars will reduce their weight, but to improve safety. Furthermore, the platform already provides for the placement of a single block of batteries for electric or hybrid versions. Plus there is the possibility of integration of various systems, sensors, cameras, etc. The first car, built on the SPA platform is new Volvo XC90 crossover second gen. Later on it gradually transferred the entire range of company and will probably introduce a new model, design which will now become faster, easier and cheaper.
2017 Volvo S80 redesigned based on concept coupe
The design of Volvo cars since 2012 changes impressive, more pleasing to the younger buyer. And at the head of the new strategy of the giant, became the new designer Thomas Ingenlath that in the course of a year in secrecy worked on the new Volvo Coupe Concept.
Concept bears great strategic value and built on the basis of outstanding models P1800, which was produced from 1961 to 1973. However, designers managed to bypass the retro style, adding an original hood, first not seen of cars Volvo grille, 21-inch wheels and brand new lighting.
Now, the concept shows the future direction of a stock car company, providing powerful visual impact, part of which will go to the first serial car XC90, but in 2014. Actually the first success of Thomas Ingenlath has brought to Volvo V40 updated that have changed the concept of Volvo cars and sales rose.
2017 Volvo S80 hybrid and engines
2017 Volvo S80 like a Concept Coupe, of course, is based on the use of hybrid power plant. Equipped the concept car with the latest 2.0-liter gasoline engine series Drive-E turbo and mechanical compressor, leading the front wheels. For the drive of the rear axle responds to the electric motor. Joint power, which ensure the aggregates, is 400 horsepower, and torque of 600 Nm. Charging from the mains battery occurs according to the most recent technologies.
In a new series of petrol and diesel four-cylinder Drive-E from Volvo will be two basic designs – universal diesel and petrol engine, which will replace the eight previous versions of the company power plants. And then, with varying the settings and volumes, there will be several engines for different purposes. Known for their diesel engines Volvo specialists have already implemented smart fuel-injection system i-Art.
As for the engines on gasoline, then they all will operate direct injection. The most powerful units will receive a combination of a turbo and drive compressors.
New diesel engines in the assurance of technical specialists of the Swedish company will be dependent on the settings issue from 120 to 230 HP, and petrol from 140 to 300 HP and even more. The efficiency of these units is higher than its predecessors, 10-30%, largely due to the presence of a new 8АКПП.
All of these new engines this fall will be set on the model of V60, V70, S80, S60, XC60 and XC70. Their distinctive feature – the design of the motors is provided by the possibility of hybridization at any time by implanting the desired components in a ready-made and designated places.
2017 Volvo S80 release date
Focusing on the complete lack of information about the release date and spy photos of test mules, we will not see 2017 Volvo S80 before the middle or even the end of 2017. Most likely, at the end of 2017 will be shown pre-production samples.
Release date: end of 2017
2017 Volvo S80 price
It is expected that the price of the updated model will be around $44,000.
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