Combined fuel economy is a claimed 6. Sport mode uses more fuel, but it suppresses unwanted hunting among gears when climbing or descending grades. The Volvo was offering safety features and devices ahead of its competition yet the vehicle had an air of sophistication. The resulting head-on view is pleasing, while substantial and a little tall. Inside are a new instrument cluster, three-spoke steering wheel, available wood trim on front door panels, stitching on door panels and armrest, white illumination for buttons replacing green , and new front door sill plates.
The T6 steps it up to a 3. Inside, the infotainment system has been improved in both look and feel, and it's easier to use than past models. The 700 Series was on sale from 1984-1992, the 900 Series from 1990-98 and the S80, the 900 Series replacement, from 1998. The rear seat is particularly roomy, with plenty of head- and legroom for adults, test drivers say. The standard City Safety feature is intended to help avoid rear-ending the car ahead, or at least to minimize the damage. A six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are also standard.
Its classy look inside is emphasized more for 2014 with new wood inlays and a new ceiling headliner. Ford acquired the passenger division of Volvo Group in 1999 then sold the company to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a Chinese automaker, in 2010. The problem we have is with the battery. To improve handling, the base car gets new Corner Traction Control by torque vectoring. Front footwells are a bit narrow, but that's not a bad tradeoff. The interior is nothing special for storage, with fairly roomy door pockets, but a somewhat small glovebox and center console. This produces a neat skylight effect, which also benefits rear-seat occupants.
Load organiser, cargo compartment Towbar-mounted bike rack. R-Design leather clad sports steering wheel, r-Design leather clad gear lever knob, rear seat ventilation outlets B-pillar, rear window defroster with automatic timer. We have some Volvo brochures and sales literature from the 1970s so you can see these Volvo exclusive safety features from back in the day. And with the optional pedestrian detection with full auto-brake feature part of the Technology Package , it can identify an object or person in the road ahead, also bringing the vehicle to a complete stop or reducing the severity of the impact. The sunroof does exact a cost, however, chopping a full inch out of front-seat headroom and nearly a bit more over the rear seat.
A six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard, but all-wheel drive is optional. While it may only seat five, there's enough room in the cargo hold to satisfy busy parents with a variety of weekend-hauling duties. Platinum gains auto-dimming, power-retractable mirrors. Legroom can be a bit tight in the second row, as it is in the S60 sedan, and there's not quite enough width for three adults. Available display choices include a traditional appearance, eco theme with eco meter and green background or a performance theme with red background.
Volvo steering wheels have some of the chubbiest rims in the business. That familiar look is matched with an updated dash layout--a little more upright and angled to the driver than in Volvo cars--as well as some excellent detail work, including a wood Nordic Light Oak or metallic-finished center stack surfaces with curves that remind us of Scandinavian furniture , or contrasting leather upholstery. R-Design models are more metal-heavy in their finish, with more aluminum trim and inserts. A relative in Germany said there are batteries especially designed for short trips. The 850 was on sale from 1992-97 and became the S70 sedan and V70 station wagon. New 20-inch Ixion alloy wheels go on the T6 R-Design. See our and for details.
Among the advantages of registering is once a name has been registered, a guest cannot post using that name. The R-Design model gets a 325-hp engine, 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, bi-xenon headlights and unique trim pieces all over. This system works at speeds of 2-18 mph. New available colors, wheel designs and the R-design body kit complete the transformation. Front-wheel-drive versions feel just a bit faster.
Safety becomes a guiding principle from 1936 and some of the safety features introduced are laminated windshields, an automotive first, in 1944, 3-point seat belts standard in 1959, energy absorbing crumple zones in the front and the rear of a car in 1966 on the 140 Series and side impact protection from 1991. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552. For additional information, please contact your authorized Volvo retailer. We have a fairly good assortment of the Volvo P1800 sales pamphlets. There are also standard rain-sensing wipers, tunnel-detecting headlamps, headlamp washers, and a leather-wrapped wheel. When it comes to the appearance of your Volvo, the choice of exterior colour, wheels and other styling items are probably your most important design decisions. But the main reason families will want to put the at the top of their list is because of its outstanding safety ratings.