February 24, 2010: Archana Vijaya enjoying the scenic beauty of Jaipur in the new Volvo S80 during the 1st ODI between India and South Africa (video)
Volvo S80, a medium size executive saloon/ sedan was introduced in 1998 by from Swedish automaker Volvo Cars. Volvo S80 was built at the Torslanda Plant (Torslandaverken) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The first generation Volvo S80 had one of the highest crash test ratings in the world. The second generation S80 is better engineered than the previous model.
The latest features include a choice of five-cylinder 2.4 litre D5 twin-turbo diesel, 2.4 litre diesel, or 1.6 litre diesel engine. Also the 2.5T and 2.5FT were modified to produce more power and have lower fuel consumption.
The 2010 Volvo S80 facelift comes with a choice between a comfort-enhancing standard chassis, and a sports version that offers better handling dynamics. The 2010 S80 will be available with a S80 R-design interior package to give the inside a sportier look. The interior package contains a new sports steering wheel, sports pedals, dynamic leather seats, sports gearshift knob and a new combi instrument with blue background. The new version was unveiled in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show.