Nose jobs are half price in Sweden and Volvo is doubling down on 2014 rhinoplasty. The Swedish auto news site Teknikens Värld has posted high-res leaked photos of Volvo’s 2014 lineup and every model except the dead-to-America C30 and ancient XC90 is getting a refresh inside and out.
For more pictures, click on over to Teknikens Värld’s gallery, for the translation of the details, stay put.
2014 Volvo S60
The S60 gets a new nose for 2014 dropping the LED light bars on either side of the grille for a larger maw, slightly larger headlamps and revised air intakes since fog lights haven’t been an option for a while. LED lovers fear not, there are still LED daytime running lamps, but they are now bars in the area formerly used for fog lights. There are of course new wheels, and a new bumper out back with integrated exhaust tips ala the Lexus LS. Inside the changes are largely limited to the instrument cluster which has been snagged from the Euro-only V40 wagon and features a large LCD divided into sections and the addition of long-awaited shift paddles on the steering wheel. No word yet on whether the “active” high beams and cornering lamps will find it to our shores. Volvo is also updating their Sensus system in Europe to include internet connectivity, and a new touchscreen with infrared sensing to allow gloved users to stab to their heart’s content. Giving Volvo’s track record, don’t expect that to make it to America and there’s also no word about the touted low-speed autonomous highway driving mode either.
2014 Volvo XC60
The XC60 gets essentially the same treatment as the S60 with the new corporate schnozz grafted onto the existing CUV sheetmetal. It appears that Volvo has taken some of the style criticism to heart and made their offset radar sensor blend into the new horizontal grille. You’ll find integrated bumper-integrated exhaust tips out back, the same disco dash cluster as the S60 and if you live in Europe some tweaked engine options. As with the S60 there will be shift paddles available on the new steering column but there’s no word yet on whether the “active” high beams and cornering lamps will find it to our shores.
2014 Volvo S80 and 2014 Volvo XC70
Changes to Volvo’s larger and older sedan and crossover wagon seem largely limited to small tweaks to the grille. Since the S80’s cooling opening has always been wider than the other models there is less of a visual impact with this change. It would seem that the S80 will also be getting the new instrument cluster although the XC70 appears to be left in the cold. Rounding out the mild refresh is more chrome bling on the outside and the same gadget upgrade as the S60 and XC60.