• May 22nd 2006 at 1:06PM
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Volvo's new S80 says 'Bless you.' Or rather, it might, if only its owners could sneeze inside it. As it is, the company's flagship sedan has just become the first automobile ever to garner the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association's seal of approval.

How'd that happen? The company's Clean Zone Interior Package (CZIP) features remote-control cabin ventilation, which automatically removes odors when the S80's doors are unlocked. Further, the big sedan is equipped with easy-clean surfaces, allergy-friendly rubber coverings, and specially-tanned leather, along with an interior air quality sensor that automatically closes the HVAC system's external air intake if noxious substances are registered.

Us? We're just taking bets to see how quickly it expels the aroma of day-old French fries.

[Source: Volvo via The Auto Channel]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      you mean freedom fries you hippie.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Volvo might be the first to manufacture allergy free interiors but the are not the first to install AC that sense bad smells and close the vents. Lexus has been doing it for years and I am sure Mercedes has followed suite.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's 'prosit' in swedish. Gezundheit that is.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What about ambient air cleaner in Volvo Versatility Concept car?
      • 9 Years Ago
      and volvo has been as well
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'd be happy to test out this new odor eater after a trip to my favorite burrito shop . . .