Volvo Australia has today announced sweeping changes and updates for its 2011 range, including the C30, C70, S40, V50, V70, S80, XC70 and XC90 lines.
Among the updates are improvements in engine performance and efficiency, along with safety, performance, equipment and passenger comfort.
Headlining the engine changes is the new 3.0-litre turbocharged six cylinder T6 petrol engine offered in the S60, S80, V70 and XC60.
Safety features have also been upgraded for 2011, including the addition of an Emergency Brake Light as stand equipment across the range. This system works by flashing the brake lights five times per second during heavy braking, alerting following drivers.
All C30, C70 S40 and V50 models are now fitted with dedicated daytime running lights mounted in the front spoiler that automatically come on when the car is started.
Volvo's Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), optionally available on V70, S80, XC70 and XC90 models, also gains new functions for 2011.
ACC allows drivers to automatically maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front using a radar sensor and digital camera integrated with the cruise control.
For 2011, ACC now offers a three-stage system which first warns the driver, then pre-charges the brakes and finally applies full braking force.
If the vehicle in front suddenly brakes and a collision is likely, the system alerts the driver with a flashing red light on the windscreen and an audible signal. If the driver fails to react and a collision is imminent, the system immediately applies full braking force.
Volvo has added Bluetooth connectivity as a standard feature across the range, allowing for hands-free phone calls and audio streaming.
All Volvo models now also feature high quality speakers from Harman Kardon.
2011 Volvo V70 And S80
Volvo's T6 petrol engine produces 224kW and 440Nm of torque - the latter being on par with the outgoing V8 S80.
The 2011 V70 features 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, a premium sound system with six-stack CD player, heated front seats, wood trim and a power-operated tailgate.
The top-shelf T6 R-Design gains a lowered Sports chassis and self-levelling rear suspension.
There are two option packs, including the Teknik Pack with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and a compass within the instrument panel. The Family Pack features Volvo’s Rear Entertainment System (RES), satellite navigation system (VNS) and a reversing camera with in-dash monitor.
The S80 carries the same features offered with last year's updated model, but is also available with the Teknick Pack.
2011 Volvo XC70
For 2011, the XC70 is available with a choice of either the six-cylinder 180kW/320kW 3.2 litre petrol, or the 151kW/420Nm 2.4 litre five-cylinder D5 diesel engine.
The XC70 Lifestyle Pack brings a sunroof, power operated tailgate, rain sensor wipers, front and rear park assist, electrically operated front passenger seat and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Teknik Pack is also available for the XC70, including Volvo Navigation System (VNS), Blind Spot Identification System (BLIS) and Dual Xenon Active Bending Lights (ABL).
The Family Pack is available, with Rear Entertainment System (RES), Volvo Navigation System (VNS) and reversing camera; and the Drive Assist Pack with Active Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
The Combo Pack also available in the XC70 combines Teknik and Family Pack with VNS satellite navigation, BLIS Blind Sport Information system, ABL Active Bending Lights, RSE Rear Entertainment System and reversing camera.
2011 Volvo C70
The 2011 model year sees the C70 get a new five-speed Geartronic automatic-equipped T5 S variant, identified by its 17-inch 'Serapis' alloy wheels and 'Haverdal' textile interior trim.
The C70 T5 S has a a power driver’s seat, rear park assist, auto-dimming internal rear view mirror, retractable exterior mirrors, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob and High Performance Sound audio system all standard.
The top-shelf C70 T5 wears on larger 18-inch alloy wheels and gains heated and power-adjustable front seats, leather trim, rain sensor wipers, Premium Sound audio system, and Volvo’s Dual Xenon Active Bending Lights (ABL).
A revised optional Teknik Pack for the C70 includes Volvo Navigation System (VNS), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), compass in the rear-view mirror and keyless start.
2011 Volvo S40 And V50
A new Lifestyle Pack option is available for the T5 S variant that adds heated front seats, with power adjustment on the driver’s side, leather trim and the High Performance Sound audio system.
These are all standard features on the top of the range T5 R-Design models, while all S40 and V50 variants can be had with the upgraded Teknik Pack option that includes satellite navigation (VNS), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Dual Xenon Active Bending Lights (ABL), retractable door mirrors, rear park assist and rain sensor windscreen wipers.
2011 Volvo C30
The C30 range is also joined by an automatic T5 S variant for 2011, with standard features including Electronic Climate Control, cruise control, power operated windows and exterior mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking and a Performance Sound system with AM/FM radio, single slot CD player and audio controls on the steering wheel.
Options for the 1.6 litre 80kW/240Nm C30 DRIVe and T5 S include a new Lifestyle Pack that brings a leather trim, rear park assist, heated front seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory and a High Performance Sound audio system.
The C30 DRIVe is also now equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as standard.
With Euro 5 compliance and stop/start technology, the C30 DRIVe lists fuel consumption figures of 3.9 l/100km, emitting 104g/km of CO2.
The range-topping C30 T5 R-Design is distinguished by its sporty front and rear spoilers and larger 18-inch alloy wheels, gaining all the items in the Lifestyle Pack as standard equipment.
On all C30 models, a revised Teknik Pack option adds Volvo Navigation System (VNS), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), rain sensor wipers, rear park assist and Dual Xenon Active Bending Lights (ABL).
2011 Volvo XC60
Click here to learn more about the updated 2011 XC60.
- C30 1.6 DRIVe - $36,150 (unchanged)
- C30 T5 S - $36,950 (new model)
- C30 T5 R-Design - $42,950 (-$4200)
- C30 T5 S - $38,450 (new model)
- C30 T5 R-Design - $44,450 (down $4200)
- C70 T5 S - $61,950 (new model)
- C70 T5 - $69,950 (unchanged)
- S40 T5 S -$41,950 (new model)
- S40 T5 R-Design - $48,950 (down $3000)
- V50 T5 S - $44,950 (new model)
- V50 T5 R-Design -$51,950 (-$3000)
- V70 T6 AWD - $70,450 (unchanged)
- V70 T6 R-Design - $74,650 (+$125)
- S80 T6 AWD - $79,950
- S80 T6 R-Design - $81,450
- XC70 3.2 - $59,950 (unchanged)
- XC70 D5 - $61,950 (unchanged)
- XC90 3.2 - $69,950
- XC90 3.2 R-Design - $74,450
- XC90 3.2 Executive - $75,950
- XC90 D5 - $72,950
- XC90 D5 R-Design - $77,450
- XC90 D5 Executive - $78,950
- XC90 V8 R-Design - $89,950
- XC90 V8 Executive - $91,450