Effortlessly the most attractive Volvo in more than an era, the lead S80 is rich, large and safe. It’s marvelous on the open thruway with a smooth ride and Gibraltar security. Inside, the S80 is inviting, appealing and downplayed. A very advanced six-barrel motor easily controls the front wheels. The twin-turbocharged T6 variant conveys remarkable speeding up. For 2003, Volvo has erased the force moonroof and calfskin upholstery from the base S80 2.9, and decreased its rundown cost by about $2000. The T6 demonstrate now incorporates Volvo’s On Call Plus interchanges framework. Furthermore, a year ago’s 75th Anniversary Edition proceeds as the S80 T6 Elite.
The same styling upgrades practiced on the Volvo S80’s body stream flawlessly inside. A tasteful two-tone shading plan entwines the lodge in cool, quieted tones, from the dashboard and glove box to the entryways and kick boards. The extra utilization of a basic, dull reproduced wood loans a decent, downplayed accent. Wood seems just on the shifter, the edge of the inside console and in a solitary swath of trim that rings the lodge.
Cowhide front seats feel rich and firm and give plentiful backing, with simply enough reinforcing for a cozy fit. Getting in and out of them requires little exertion, as the seating position is upright and the entryways open wide. Be that as it may, just on the off chance that a little help is required, Volvo gives a driver’s-side snatch handle, a comfort found in just a couple trucks and less autos.
Volvo paid just as much regard for the solace of the S80’s back seat travelers. The wide back seat effectively obliges three grown-ups, with legroom traded off just when the front seats are in their rearmost position.
The instrument board is especially spotless. The gages fit intelligently and don’t overpower the driver with superfluous disarray. Wherever the driver positions the tilt controlling wheel, the middle set speedometer and tachometer stay on display. The back perspective mirror darken consequently, and the flexible outside mirrors have a memory capacity. A pleasantly planned hand-brake lever is utilized as a part of spot of the foot pedal frequently found in this class.
Atmosphere controls are natural and alluring. Double controls permit separate temperature alteration for driver and traveler. Controls for both front seat radiators sit nearer to the traveler. The radio uses a dial to choose customized stations, set up of the once-natural column of catches. Volvo’s radio controls take a little acquaintance, yet function admirably and give the driver more presets. A dial is likewise used to pick between AM, FM or CD modes. Extra radio controls are on the controlling wheel.
The S80 has a huge, profound trunk made all the more available by its low lift-over tallness. Conveying a great deal of payload is no issue. A discharge inside the storage compartment permits the back seat back to overlay down for much more load limit (with the exception of on the T6 Elite, where the reconfigured seat does not overlap).
Each of the three back seats have electrically retractable headrests too; squeezing a catch on the middle stack gets them off the beaten path for enhanced rearward perceivability.
With regards to wellbeing designing and elements, Volvo has no companions. Double stage airbags for both driver and front-seat traveler alter as per the power of the impact. Uncommonly planned dynamic headrests diminish whiplash in a back impact. Inflatable window shades, and in addition side-sway airbags, secure the head and middle in a side impact. Every one of the three back seating positions have three-point safety belts. Volvo profits by an astonishing office in Sweden, the Volvo Cars Safety Center, that behaviors testing for crashworthiness, rollover, and other security issues.
Volvo S80 2003 Design Interior Exterior