Redesigned S80 Provides Safe Driving

By: Glady Reign

Swedish automaker Volvo has always been known for the safety of their vehicles. Thus it is not a surprise that every auto model in its lineup is equipped with advanced safety features designed to protect consumers. One of Volvo's cars though stands out among the rest. The Volvo S80 is the carmaker's flagship sedan which means that it is just logical that it should have a complete lineup of safety features.

The latest redesign of the flagship sedan not only made it one of the safest cars today but the performance has also been improved. The S80 sedan offers a more comfortable ride compared to its predecessor.

While the S80 does not have the capability to navigate corners at breakneck speeds like sports cars, it can stand its own ground in terms of steering responsiveness. The suspension setting of the redesigned S80 has been designed so that the car's stability will enable it to navigate corners without twisting which could thus ruin the ride comfort.

One of the most notable features of the Volvo S80 is the navigation system display. When not in use, the floating console remains hidden and out of sight. But when needed, at a touch of a button, the navigation system's display pops up from the dashboard. The placing of the screen is important since drivers can still keep an eye on the road while they consult the navi system.

On the outside, the S80 might be redesigned with slight touches everywhere but its profile is still the same as that of its predecessor. In fact, the biggest change made to the S80 is not in its sheet metal but under the hood. In the past, the S80 is equipped with a five-cylinder inline engine. For the redesigned S80, two engines are offered to consumers. An inline six-cylinder engine and a V6 are the choices for the new S80.

Other parts such as , starting motor and the like have also been improved by the Swedish car manufacturer to complement the bigger engines for the redesigned S80. Although the previous five-cylinder engine used by the S80 provided a good amount of power, the new engines are better and they come with more power output.

One of the safety features of the S80 is its adaptive cruise control. The system uses sensors to measure the distance between the front end of the S80 and the rear bumper of the vehicle in front of it. When the system sense that the S80 is closer than it should be to be safe, it will prime the brake for immediate deployment as well as warning the driver. It can also reduce the power supplied to the drive wheels by activating the brake if a collision is eminent and no driver input on the brakes is detected.

Another feature that comes with the S80 is its key fob. With this, one can lock or unlock the car doors remotely. Remote starting is also one of the features of the fob. Aside from that, the S80 has a built in heartbeat sensor inside the vehicle. With the fob, one can determine if someone has gained entrance to the car without going near the vehicle. The LCD lights up on the fob to warn owners that a person is inside his or her vehicle.

With its safety and performance upgrades, the S80 is a fitting vehicle to become the brand's flagship model.

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