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Quality And Dynamic Improvements Across Volvo Range

30 April 2003

There’s no need to wait to see the improvements to the 2004 Volvo range as details of a variety of quality and dynamic advances, new models, and even some price reductions, are available now. Full prices and specification details of the new, refined S80 have also been announced.

2004 model year range highlights:

Dynamic/Performance changes:

  • 180bhp, 2.0T engine introduced to V70 and S80
  • 210bhp, 2.5T engine replaces 200bhp, 2.4T in S60, V70 and S80
  • New ZF steering in S60, V70, S80 and XC70; plus, Speed Dependent Steering system is now available for £225 (not D5 or Bi-Fuel)
  • Speed Dependent Steering has been added to the ‘Sports Pack’ (also including 18in alloys, load compensating and lowered sports suspension) for S60, V70 and S80 petrol-engine models

Internal and External Quality changes:

  • New key fob with integrated folding key and remote control central locking, approach lights and panic function introduced to S60, V70, S80, XC70 and XC90
  • Leather upholstery standard across all S40 and V40 models (worth £940 on S models), while SE models gain electric driver’s seat
  • New charcoal-coloured finish for dashboard and controls, plus chrome rings around dials (as XC90) for S60, V70, S80 and XC70
  • New, more aerodynamic door mirrors for S60, V70 and S80 create less turbulence and help keep side windows cleaner
  • New, optional ‘Family pack’, with integrated child seat in rear armrest, rear sun curtain and power child locks, introduced for £220 for S60 and S80
  • Satellite navigation is now more affordable – from £900 (previously £1,200) for S40 and V40 models or as part of a new £1,100 ‘Business Pack’ option with cruise control as well as electric driver’s seat, while the ‘Communications Pack’ on S60, V70 and S80, is now up to £1,000 less, with the latest RTi navigation system with Europe DVD map and integrated GSM telephone now available with or without TV for £2,300 and £2,700 respectively
  • New dealer-fit, hands-free mobile phone kit available across the range from July 2003 for £235, or with audio mute function for £300

There are also the following model-specific changes:

S40 and V40:

  • The S40 and V40 ranges are rationalised from 54 to 42 variants, and despite extra specification across the range, many prices are reduced – by up to £860 for the 2.0T Sport Lux (see Notes to Editors)
  • Leather upholstery is now standard on all models (worth up to £940 on S); while SE and Sport Lux models gain an electric driver’s seat. The 1.6 S is available without leather upholstery for £500 less, meaning S40 and V40 on the road prices now start from just £13,980 and £14,980 respectively
  • Sport and Sport Lux models now have white-coloured side markers, larger 17in alloy wheels and sports instrument dials. Sport models also benefit from leather upholstery (formerly a £500 upgrade)
  • New ‘Business Pack’ includes Sat Nav (plus cruise control and electric driver’s seat) available for £1,100 (Sat Nav was formerly a £1,200 option)
  • The T4 and lower powered 1.9D (102bhp) engines are discontinued

S60:

  • The S60 proved more popular than ever last year with over 9,000 registered in the UK
  • Prices stay the same for the whole S60 range, except the Bi-Fuel, which gains a tyre sealant kit with 12V air compressor, and increases by £50
  • Electric folding rear head restraints (worth £120) have been added to the ‘Premium Pack’, which only increases by £50 to £1,150

V70:

  • V70 sales increased by seven per cent last year, it won more ‘Best Estate’ awards and continued to be the top seller in the large estate car sector. No price changes – except Bi-Fuel models which increase by £50
  • New ‘Titanium-Line’ paint finish – Titanium grey pearl bodywork with silver metallic side, front and rear rubbing strips and roof rails – now available
  • New 2.0T petrol model introduced at same price level as D5 diesel (2.0T S £24,025, 2.0T SE £26,125 on the road)
  • DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control) and information centre added to S models (worth £620)
  • Rain sensor added to SE models (worth £145)
  • Rear spoiler now available to order as a factory fit option, for £250

C70 Convertible:

  • No changes to prices (from £24,860 on the road) or specification
  • Titanium and a new ‘Sky Blue’ exterior colours available, plus the new choices of Volcano Red or Linen White soft leather upholstery

S80:

  • Details of exterior and interior refinements of the new 2004 S80 were announced recently, and it is expected in showrooms in June
  • Prices of the new S80 range are now available (see Notes to Editors)
  • Active ‘Four-C’ active chassis, offering the choice of Comfort and Sport modes, is available as a £1,100 option on all models (except Bi-Fuel)
  • New 2.0T model available from £22,870 on the road
  • S models gain: Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC), information centre, new ‘Phoenix’ alloy wheels, illuminated vanity mirrors, warning triangle and first aid kit (worth £660)
  • SE models gain: Rainsensor (automatic windscreen wiper activation), luggage restraint belt, electric folding door mirrors with ground lights and new 17in ‘Stentor’ alloy wheels (worth over £345)
  • The optional £1,300 ‘Premium Pack’ for SE models gains Bergen Leather/Alcantara sports upholstery and walnut wood trim (worth £1,450)
  • The optional ‘HU-801’ audio system, available for £850 for S and as £350 upgrade for SE and Executive models, has been upgraded to include a more powerful 4x75W amplifier with 8 Dynaudio speakers and one centre surround speaker

XC70:

  • To better reflect the XC70’s superior luxury specification in comparison to V70 and XC90 models, the XC70 S is renamed the SE, and the SE becomes the SE Lux. The engine range continues with the D5 and the new 2.5T engine
  • New 16in ‘Xenia’ alloy wheels available as a no cost option

XC90:

  • A set of four 17in Michelin Synchrone ‘Road and Snow’ tyres are now available as an option for £200
  • A DVD rear seat entertainment system will be available as a dealer-fit accessory in June.  Full details will be announced shortly

Revised S40 and V40 model range and prices:

S40 Model Old £ New £ (OTR) £ +/-
S

1.6 (no leather)

1.6

1.8

2.0

1.9 D (115)

Bi-Fuel 1.8 LPG

£14,480

£14,480

£15,495

£16,205

£16,900

£16,350*

£13,980

£14,480

£15,495

£16,155

£16,900

£16,350*

(£500)

-

-

(£50)

-

-

Sport

1.8

1.8i

2.0

2.0T

1.9D (115)

£16,245

£16,880

£16,955

£18,055

£17,650

£16,245

£16,870

£16,905

£17,695

£17,650

-

(£10)

(£50)

(£360)

-

SE

1.8

1.8i

2.0

2.0T

1.9D (115)

Bi-Fuel 1.8 LPG

£16,995

£17,630

£17,705

£18,805

£18,400

£17,675*

£16,695

£17,320

£17,355

£18,145

£18,100

£17,375*

(£300)

(£310)

(£350)

(£660)

(£300)

(£300)

Sport Lux

1.8

1.8i

2.0

2.0T

1.9D (115)

£17,495

£18,130

£18,205

£19,305

£18,900

£16,995

£17,620

£17,655

£18,445

£18,400

(£500)

(£510)

(£550)

(£860)

(£500)

* includes Powershift grant

V40

Model

Old £ (OTR)

New £ (OTR)

£ +/-

S

1.6 (no leather)

1.6

1.8

2.0

1.9 D (115)

Bi-Fuel 1.8 LPG

£15,480

£15,480

£16,495

£17,205

£17,900

£17,350*

£14,980

£15,480

£16,495

£17,155

£17,900

£17,350*

(£500)

-

-

(£50)

-

-

Sport

1.8

1.8i

2.0

2.0T

1.9D (115)

£17,245

£17,880

£17,955

£19,055

£18,650

£17,245

£17,870

£17,905

£18,695

£18,650

-

(£10)

(£50)

(£360)

-

SE

1.8

1.8i

2.0

2.0T

1.9D (115)

Bi-Fuel 1.8 LPG

£17,995

£18,630

£18,705

£19,805

£19,400

£18,675*

£17,695

£18,320

£18,355

£19,145

£19,100

£18,375*

(£300)

(£310)

(£350)

(£660)

(£300)

(£300)

Sport Lux

1.8

1.8i

2.0

2.0T

1.9D (115)

£18,495

£19,130

£19,205

£20,305

£19,900

£17,995

£18,620

£18,655

£19,445

£19,400

(£500)

(£510)

(£550)

(£860)

(£500)

* includes Powershift grant

New S80 prices:

S80 Model Old £ (OTR) New £ (OTR) £ (+/-)
S

2.4 (140bhp)

2.4 (170bhp)

2.0T (new)

2.5T (new)

D5

2.4 Bi-Fuel (LPG)

2.4 Bi-Fuel (CNG)

£20,805

£22,225

-

£24,020*

£22,565

£21,876

£22,228**

£21,105

£22,525

£22,870

£24,070

£22,865

£22,226

£22,578**

+300

+300

-

+£50

+£300

+£350

+£350

SE

2.4 (140bhp)

2.4 (170bhp)

2.0T (new)

2.5T (new)

2.9 (Geartronic)

T6 (Geartronic)

D5

2.4 Bi-Fuel (LPG)

2.4 Bi-Fuel (CNG)

£22,905

£24,325

-

£25,820*

£27,855

£30,600

£24,665

£23,751**

£24,103**

£23,205

£24,625

£24,970

£26,170

£28,155

£30,900

£24,965

£24,101**

£24,453**

+£300

+£300

-

+£350

+£300

+£300

+£300

+£350

+£350

Executive

2.9 (Geartronic)

T6 (Geartronic)

D5 (Auto)

£37,271

£39,916

£33,615

£37,571

£40,216

£35,015

+£300

+£300

+£1,400

*2.4T model ** includes Powershift grant


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