The AWD T6 is dropped from the lineup, leaving only the front-wheel-drive T5 to carry on the S80 banner. The T5 gains new 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, a power moonroof and the interior air-quality system as standard. The Platinum trim gains BLIS, power retractable side mirrors and HID headlights with washers.
After receiving a visual and technology upgrade last year, the 2015 Volvo S80's biggest change is at the bottom of the lineup. Front-wheel-drive S80 models get a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder connected to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Offering better fuel economy and more power, it's a win-win.
About Volvo S80
Volvo's S80 luxury sedan for 2016 may not be the first car buyers look to when shopping this segment, but it definitely deserves a look. Yes, the S80 is aging and doesn't have the looks and latest features of cars like the Hyundai Genesis, but it is still a Volvo. For those who appreciate the subtlety of Scandinavian styling and Volvo's long commitment to safety, the S80 will likely come as a pleasant alternative. Dig beneath the S80's surface and you'll find a big sedan with a modern 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and some of the most comfortable front seats in the business. All-wheel drive (AWD) is no longer on the table for 2016, a fact that may eliminate the S80 from some shopping lists.