Volvo range receives major overhaul


Volvo reveals refreshed range ahead of Geneva motor show

Volvo has overhauled many of its best-selling models with styling tweaks and a raft of new technology.

The most noticeable changes are to the styling of the S60 saloon and V60 estate, with tweaked headlights that are apparently inspired by the eyes of a wolf.

The S60 and V60 now have "a beauty that is rooted in the natural world", according to Volvo, while the XC60 has new body-coloured bumpers for a more elegant, rounded look.

New technology across the 60 range includes Active High Beam Control, which allows drivers to keep their full beams on permanently by shading the parts of the beam which would dazzle other drivers.

Paddle shifters are now available for automatics, and fuel consumption and emission figures have been improved across the range, with the 113bhp 1.6 diesel D2 S60 now emitting just 106g/km and achieving a claimed 70.6mpg.

The larger S80 and V70 now look lower and wider thanks to the restyle, which includes new daytime running lights. The bumpers on the XC70 are now colour-coded, too, which makes it look slightly less rugged and waters down its off-road intentions.

The 115bhp D2 diesel S80 is down to 108g/km and 68.8mpg respectively, which Volvo cites as "class-leading figures".

A new multimedia system has been introduced across all the revised models titled Sensus Connected Touch, allowing internet access, Google Maps and search and music streaming from Spotify.

The overhauled Volvo range will be available in the UK from May, check back for a first drive soon.

Volvo refreshed range

Volvo refreshed range