Volvo has made quite a few changes to its US lineup for the 2014 model year. The C30 hatchback and C70 convertible are gone; the S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 have all been reschnozzed; and in a few months, Volvo will bring its V60 wagon across the pond for Stateside consumption. Only the range-topping XC90 carries on unchanged, though a brand new version is expected to launch sometime next year.

The S60 starts as low as $32,400 for the entry level T5 model, and reaches as high as $45,700 for the T6 R-Design Platinum trim. The larger S80 sedan starts at $39,900, with its range-topping T6 Platinum version commanding $48,150. XC70 pricing ranges anywhere from $34,500 for the 3.2 FWD to $45,650 for the T6 Platinum, XC60 numbers span from $34,850 to $49,800, and XC90 prices start as low as $39,700 and as high as $45,400. None of these prices include $895 for destination, and pricing for the swoopy V60 wagon has not been released just yet.

While the majority of Volvo's 2014 model year enhancements are visual, some neat updates have been made mechanically, as well. There's a new Advanced Quick Shift mode for the six-speed automatic transmission that's paired with the turbocharged six-cylinder engine, and Volvo says that the S60 R-Design will now scoot to 60 miles per hour two-tenths of a second quicker (5.3 versus 5.5). In the XC60 R-Design, AQS improves 0-60 acceleration by four-tenths of a second, down to 6.2 from 6.6 seconds.

Volvo will continue to offer three engines for its full range: a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter V6 I6 with 240 horsepower, a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five with 250 horsepower, and a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with 300 horsepower. R-Design versions of the S60 and XC60 get a slight bump in power, up to 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The T5 engine can only be had on the S60; the S80, XC60 and XC70 use both the NA V6 and the T6; and the aging XC90 can only be had with the 3.2-liter mill.

Have a look at the full list of changes and pricing information in Volvo's press blast, below.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Volvo's 3.2-liter six-cylinder is a V6. It is an inline six. The text has been corrected, and we apologize for the error.
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VOLVO CARS OF NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRICING OF ITS 2014 MODEL LINEUP

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. - (Aug. 1, 2013) - Propelled by a major investment and product strategy to boost the Swedish automaker's position in the global marketplace, Volvo Cars of North America released pricing for its 2014 model year lineup today. The announcement comes as Volvo is about to deliver a lineup that reflects the biggest renewal of existing models in company history and highlights Volvo's commitment to offer customers outstanding value across its full range of products.

2014 models arrive with new designs, upgraded features and new support systems. Volvo's engine roster includes the 250 horsepower T5; 3.2-liter, naturally aspirated six-cylinder, making 240 horsepower; and the turbocharged T6 at 300 horsepower. The most powerful six-cylinder currently offered by Volvo, the R-Design's 3.0-liter turbocharged engine puts out 325 horsepower and a stout 354 lb.-ft. of torque.

Bolder Design Features Across Lineup

The front of the S60 has been redesigned sporting all-new exterior panels from the A-pillars forward including a new hood, front fenders and fascia. A wider grille with a larger Ironmark is flanked by new headlights while a larger, wider lower front intake gains bright accents and horizontally mounted LED daytime running lights. At the rear, new LED light guides on the taillights and new integrated exhaust pipes contribute to the more powerful road presence and self-confident stance.

The 2014 S60 lineup starts at $32,400 for the front-drive T5, while the T6 AWD lists for $39,250. AWD with Instant Traction is again available on the value-leading S60 T5 and can be added as a stand-alone option, with a price unchanged from 2013 at $2,000. A new sport package comprising sport seats, paddle shifters, 18-inch titania alloy wheels and dynamic chassis is standard on the T6 AWD and optional on the T5. The S60 T6 R-Design starts at $42,700.

For the XC60, changes begin on the outside, where the popular crossover sports a new hood, front fenders and fascia that emphasize a wider and more confident appearance. Redesigned headlights flank a bold new grille sporting a larger Volvo Ironmark. These significant exterior design changes emphasize the dynamic, capable nature of the XC60. With careful attention to detail, the designers have increased the XC60's road presence. The popular XC60 crossover starts at $34,850 in 3.2 FWD and the T6 AWD starts at $39,250. The XC60 R-Design starts at $45,800.

Volvo brings the XC70 into sharper focus with redesigned front and rear styling, including a new grille with a bolder, wider proportion, a larger Iron mark and LED daytime running lights, updated front and rear matte silver décor trim, rear skid plate décor and new taillight design. This bolder XC70 starts out at $34,500 in 3.2 FWD and $40,950 in T6 AWD. Among the more interesting safety features on the XC70 are the dual, fully integrated booster seats in the rear seating area. They are height adjustable, so they adapt as a child grows. What's more, they look like normal seats.

Changes to the S80 begin on the outside, with a new front fascia incorporating a new grille design with larger Volvo Ironmark and grille pattern. Below the new bumper, a redesigned lower front intake stretches the visual width of the car to create a bolder, wider horizontal stance. New LED daytime running lights are positioned at the outer edges of the intake while the headlights also receive a new look. Following up at the rear is a redesigned bumper and new taillight design sporting LED graphics. S80 starts at $39,900 in 3.2 FWD and $43,950 in T6 AWD. Dressed in optional Inscription package, featuring Sovereign Hide soft leather, ventilated front seats and branded interior touches, the T6 AWD with Inscription represents Volvo's most luxurious offering.

With standard seating for seven, versatile cargo solutions, extensive safety features and a choice of front and optional all-wheel drive with Instant Traction, the XC90 remains an outstanding value. All XC90s are equipped with Roll Stability Control (RSC); Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC); Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side airbags and Inflatable Curtains for all three rows. XC90 starts at $39,700 in 3.2 FWD.

New Instrument Cluster Offers Driver Choice

Select models get a new Adaptive Digital TFT Display instrument cluster that allows drivers to choose between three themes with different configurations and functionality:

- Elegance has a traditional appearance with a large, circular speedometer bordered by secondary displays.

- Eco features green background illumination with an Eco meter displayed on the left.

- Performancehas red background illumination for a more dynamic look. A tachometer replaces the speedometer while vehicle speed is shown digitally. The right display includes a power meter gauge that informs the driver how much power is available and how much is being used at any given moment.
In the R-Design versions, the Elegance theme boasts unique blue instrument dials.

Paddle Shifters, Quicker acceleration with Advanced Quick Shift

New paddle shifters will be offered - standard on most T6 AWD and R-Design models and available on T5 - letting the driver shift manually with both hands on the steering wheel. Coupled with Advanced Quick Shift (AQS), transmission optimization software that improves the speed of each gear change, acceleration also improves, increasing the vehicle's performance potential.

AQS is now available on all T6 engines and activated when the transmission is set to sport mode or when using paddle shifters. Gear changes are faster for models equipped with AQS - as much as 50 percent between first and second, and as much as 30 percent on gear changes two through six.

This bolsters the sporty impression of the T6 and also produces fantastic acceleration results. Zero to 60 improves 0.2 seconds on the S60 T6 R-Design - from 5.5 to 5.3 on model year 2014 with AQS - while the XC60 T6 R-Design sprints 0.4 seconds faster - 6.6 to 6.2 seconds on model year 2014 with AQS - compared to model year 2013.

Trim Levels Offer Customer Flexibility, New Features Reflect Safety Leadership

As in the past, each trim level contains previously available optional equipment that has been grouped together based on historical customer preference for pairing of specific features. Three trim levels, Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum builds upon the previous. Each model remains available without the new trim levels. Customers retain the flexibility to select stand-alone option packages as well as single options.

Key safety features debut on the MY14 lineup, including Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake and Cross Traffic Alert.* In certain circumstances, Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake helps the driver avoid collisions with pedestrians or cyclists. It is part of the Technology Package, priced $600 less than last year at $1,500.

A new radar-based Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)* also debuts for MY14. It uses sophisticated upgrades to monitor and alert the driver to rapidly approaching vehicles behind the car, while still informing the driver about vehicles in the blind spots on both sides of the car. Cross Traffic Alert is a new feature for MY14 that uses the radar sensors at the rear end of the car to alert the driver to crossing traffic from the sides when reversing out of a parking space. This is especially helpful in tight and crowded areas where the side view may be restricted.

New Volvos get warranty coverage for 4 years/50,000 miles, as well as free, factory-scheduled maintenance at 10,000 miles, 20,000 miles and 30,000 miles.

* On S60 and XC60 only.

Model MSRP

S60
S60 T5 $32,400
S60T5 Premier $34,900
S60T5 Premier Plus $35,500
S60T5 Platinum $38,250
S60 T6 AWD $39,250
S60 T6 Premier Plus $39,900
S60 T6 Platinum $42,600
S60 T6 R-Design AWD $42,700
S60 T6 RD Platinum $45,700

S80
S80 3.2 FWD $39,900
S80 3.2 Premier Plus $41,400
S80 3.2 Platinum $44,100
S80 T6 AWD $43,950
S80 T6 Premier Plus $45,450
S80 T6 Platinum $48,150

XC70
XC70 3.2 FWD $34,500
XC70 3.2 Premier $37,900
XC70 3.2 Premier Plus $39,450
XC70 3.2 Platinum $41,950
XC70 T6 AWD $40,950
XC70 T6 Premier Plus $42,950
XC70 T6 Platinum $45,650

XC60
XC60 3.2 FWD $34,850
XC60 3.2 Premier $37,950
XC60 3.2 Premier Plus $39,250
XC60 3.2 Platinum $41,950
XC60 T6 $41,550
XC60 T6 Premier Plus $42,850
XC60 T6 Platinum $45,550
XC60 T6 R-Design AWD $45,800
XC60 T6 RD Premier Plus $47,100
XC60 T6 RD Platinum $49,800

XC90
XC90 3.2 FWD $39,700
XC90 3.2 Premier Plus $41,200
XC90 3.2 Platinum $43,900
XC90 3.2 R-Design FWD $42,700
XC90 3.2 RD Platinum $45,400


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      British_Rover
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do you guys ever bother to fact check stuff? Destination is $915 for 2014s and Volvo hasn't used a V6 in well decades. The NA 3.2 liter is an inline six just like the 3.0 Turbo 6.
        JJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        @British_Rover
        True there the only car company that switched from v6 to straight six, I'm a fan of the later one but still surprised of the unusual move taking that there cars are fwd. The 3.2 could also be found in the freelander.
      mnelson4996
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always wonder what volvo US is thinking when they decide to import certain volvo models. Over here in little New Zealand you can get all of the 60 series with a 240hp 2.0 litre four cylinder which also offers fuel consuption of 35 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. (in the XC60, the heaviest of the 60's) It astounds me why you wouldn't offer an engine that has identical performance but a huge 10 mpg improvement!
      mkM3
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is baffling that the XC90 was never given the newer 3.0L T6, especially once they dropped the V8 which itself replaced the original 2.9L T6. How do you deprive the flagship model of your top engine? I assume the new one coming next year will rectify this, but it has been years now with not top level engine for the XC90. And why they don't pick either the A T5 or the 3.2 as the entry engine across the current lineup is also a mystery. It seems to me the T5 would make more sense, but either way as long as you just narrow it to one. And then the models/names. Seems to me you can kill the XC70, and give that name to the XC60 instead. The S60 wagon can be given an SUV-ish trim too if need be, but probably not necessary. And of course we need an S40/V40/XC50 trio too - with T4 and T5 power. Those could easily be the volume sellers if they existed here. Having said all of that, I do like Volvos newer models a lot. I would rock a V60 R Design for sure.
      herrstreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a '12 V60 R-Design. It's a great car and kind of a best-kept secret. The magazines always put it in a comparison against an Audi S-4 or a BMW 335 and I think this is extremely unfair. It's priced against the 328 and I really think it's very very competitive as a faster, if non RWD alternative. I live in PA and mine got the wife and me through about 5 inches of snow to the delivery room at somewhat desperate speeds. I wouldn't turn down another 2 inches of legroom in the back though.
        jessesrq
        • 1 Year Ago
        @herrstreet
        Assuming by PA you mean Pennsylvania, how did you get a V60 in the states?
        kkohlstr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @herrstreet
        How on earth did you manage to "import" a V60?
      SethG
      • 1 Year Ago
      How the mighty have fallen. The XC90 was really outstanding when it debuted. It's styling is still one of the best on the road IMO but the vehicle is so far out of date when it comes to powertrain, performance, utility and packaging that it's really embarrassing. And the pricing bears this out. They can barely ask more than they do for the XC60 (not a spring chicken anymore either) and at the top end it actually starts to look like a deal...assuming you don't look at any of the competition or even 3 row CUVs costing $10-15K less.
      raughle1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Needz more efficient engines.
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice re-designs. Classy and not overstyled.
      thomas.leopard
      • 1 Year Ago
      V60. I'd hit it.
      lpattis
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope like hell that the V60 wagon can be ordered in the US w/AWD. If so, I'm in.
        ravenosa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lpattis
        Volvo doesn't make any AWD cars. The cars they put an "AWD" sticker on are no less FWD than your average Toyota econobox...
          Winnie Jenkems
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ravenosa
          @jesserq: Audi only uses the Haldex system in transverse applications, i.e. the A3. Most Audis are fitted with Quattro use the vastly superior fully mechanical system featuring the Torsen differential, and in the most recent iterations a 40:60 front-rear default torque split (rear-biased). The Haldex is basically FWD until slippage is detected, at which point it can send up to 50% of the power to the rear wheels.
          CH
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ravenosa
          @WInnie Jenkems " Most Audis are fitted with Quattro use the vastly superior fully mechanical system featuring the Torsen differential" The oft-repeated line, but tell that to Auto Motor und Sport (a German magazine no less) which awarded the V60 D5 AWD the top spot in an AWD comparison test against competitors including the Audi RS5 (8th place), BMW X3 (4th), Mercedes S 350 4Matic (6th), and Subaru WRX STI (10th/last). There is no advantage to having a default rear-wheel bias with on-demand AWD system with near-instantaneous response such as Haldex, because there is little value in driving all four wheels all the time. What, for example, is the advantage of AWD, let alone rear-wheel bias, on dry pavement when cruising on the highway or maneuvering in traffic? Ideally you want the AWD system to deliver torque to the appropriate wheels only at the instant it's needed under slippery conditions; or under heavy throttle or aggressive cornering, for example, under dry conditions. At other times the AWD system just adds the weight and friction of additional drive shafts and gears. Haldex is currently on generation V and has been a proactive AWD system since generation III, That means torque can be distributed as desired, before any slippage occurs, based on things such as speed, engine torque and throttle position.
      chambo622
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hate the refresh on these cars. Looked great before, now they look like VW's. Specifically referring to the S60 and XC60. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
        Winnie Jenkems
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chambo622
        I think the refresh looks fantastic. I could never get over the current S60's goofy front end. The new Volvos are starting to look really good, IMHO (and this coming from someone who never particularly liked Volvo styling to begin with)
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow. That's significantly cheaper that 5 series and E class and the rebadged Jetta
        mark_m
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Are you implying the A6 is a rebadged Jetta? That makes zero sense.
      • 1 Year Ago
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