The S80 range now offers the Volvo RTI navigation system with new TMC as standard specification. To reflect this, the S and SE models will now be replaced with one high level trim, the SE Lux.
The S80 receives new design changes too. Externally, the 2006 S80s are subtly distinguished by clear side marker lights, black grille and chrome door mirrors to match the door handles. Internally there are two new aluminium/chrome inlays available, and the T6's chronograph dials are now standard on all models.
The existing D5 engine with 163bhp continues to be available, while the 2.9 and CNG Bi-Fuel models are deleted from the 2006 S80 range.
Volvo V50 Sportswagon
S and Sport models gain cruise control, steering wheel remote audio controls, a rear 12V socket and grocery bag holder. SE and SE Sport models gain a power driver seat with memory as standard. New colours, including Brilliant Blue, and a choice of three new alloy wheels are also new for the Volvo V50 range. Prices increase by £300 for the S, SE and SE Sport and £350 for the Sport model.
The new 2.4D and D5 engines are both available in the 2006 V70 range in S, Sport and SE specifications. All V70 models increase by £100, except for models with the diesel engines - the 2.4D 163bhp is an additional £525, and the D5 185 bhp is £845 above this.
The Volvo active Four-C chassis (worth £1,100) becomes standard on the SE Lux models, which increase by £750, while models with the new D5 185bhp engine increase by £1,280.
Volvo On Call is now available for the XC90, either as part of the optional integrated GSM telephone, or the Communications Pack. SE models increase by £150, while the new powerful 185bhp D5 models increase by an additional £1,535.Published 9 May 2005