Volvo S60, S80 Facelifts by 2013, XC90 Due Late 2014

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volvo may not have had anything exciting to unveil at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but the Swedish automaker has plenty in the works as it plans on increasing worldwide sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020.

According to Doug Speck, global head of marketing and sales for Volvo, the automaker plans on giving its S60 and S80 sedan models refreshes for next year. That will be followed up by a redesign of its XC90 crossover model, that we’ve already seen sketches of. The XC90 is due in the second half of 2014 and will be the first vehicle to use Volvo’s SPA – scalable platform architecture.

As for a major redesign on the S60 and S80 models, Speck hinted that they’ll come “over time”, but it shouldn’t be expected for a couple of years after its refresh in 2013.

[Source: Automotive News]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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