• Oct 17, 2005

The Swedish Newspaper Expressen has pictures of what might be the next Volvo S80 — and it looks ready to go into production. The V8 AWD vehicle sports an updated nose (Audi-like?), a sleeker behind and an overall streamlined look. The interior looks high-tech, and in general, we think the new S80 might be a shot across the bows of the likes of BMW and Mercedes.

Thanks to Oskar T for the tip.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks good. Was Peter Horbury involved with this design before he was moved over here to the US?
      • 9 Years Ago
      This looks good - a nice evolution of the current design. So when will this be introduced? Maybe NAIAS?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm looking at my S40 but bigger. The rear roof line and the rear end are very similar. The front end looks exactly the same judging by what we can see in the photo. And the interior is also a copy. The steering wheel and the gauges are similar and they copied that amazing centre stack on the S40. Except that it looks much nicer on the S40.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't read Swedish but this sleek machine hardly looks like the latest Audis. I remember the old Audi 5000, which was a torpedo compared to today's bulbous Audis. I am also very glad that Volvo hasn't succumbed to the VW/Audi trend of large 'shield' grilles.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I do see a bit of the Audi inspiration in the nose. I like the back end too, very nice. I've always been a fan of Volvo's unique styling, but I believe this mainstreaming (if that is a word) of their design is good for the brand, and will appeal to a much larger customer base.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This looks good - a nice evolution of the current design. So when will this be introduced? Maybe NAIAS?