Volvo S60 and S80 refresh versions in the pipe

Published On October 06, 2012 05:31 PM By Ritesh Madhok at CarDekho.com

The 2012 edition of the Mondial de l'Automobile aka Paris Motor Show may now slowly inching towards an end, and the media frenzy may be fizzing out, but the automakers of the world are still going strong. The first big auto show of the fall season, which is considered to be one of the most coveted auto shows in the world of automobiles, has always held the reputation of hosting the most compelling cars and it doesn't disappoint this time either. It has been revealed that Volvo, a name that has been making waves at the show, is now gearing up to revamp some of its cars. In a conversation with Autonews Europe during the show, Doug Speck, Global Head, Marketing and Sales, Volvo Cars said that the Swedish automobile manufacturer is planning amply refreshed versions of two of its sedans.

The two aforementioned cars will be the Volvo S60 and the Volvo S80. While the mid-sized S60 is comparatively new given its 2010 launch, the bigger S80 has been in production since 2006 and was only moderately updated in 2010. Speck further added that company also intends to include totally new versions of the Volvo S60 and the Volvo S80 sedans 'over time'. He did not divulge any further details regarding the company's plans for the two sedans.

However, it has been reported that the facelifted Volvo S60 and Volvo S80 will be unveiled next year. Following this will be the absolutely new version of the mid-size luxury crossover Volvo XC90, which will be launched in the second part of 2014. The current model of the XC90 is the oldest model in Volvo's portfolio and was first presented in 2002. Its new version will be the first Volvo car to employ the new Scalable Platform Architecture. In fact, it was only last year when the Swedish car maker had released some preliminary designs for the new XC90. Readers can check them out in the article's picture gallery.

Talking about Volvo's stance in terms of its sales, Speck said the auto giant is working out the details of its plans to boost annual worldwide deliveries to at least 80, 000 units by 2020. He also mentioned that the United States is Volvo's 'strategically most important' market. And as far the company's Indian scene is concerned, Volvo India has never shied away from admitting to its ambitions of leading the Indian luxury segment by 2020. The company recently hinted that they might launch the new Volvo V40 Cross-Country by the first quarter of 2013. The new V40 was recently unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and this one may come in handy for the Swedish car maker's plans for India. 

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