Volvo Announces Pricing for 2008 Model Year Vehicles

By: Glady Reign

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo recently announced the pricing for its lineup of 2008 model year autos. According to the Ford Motor Company-owned car manufacturer, new offerings for the United States auto market for the 20087 model year is the company's first compact car - the Volvo C30. A new engine for the S80 will also be a part of Volvo's latest offering to American car buyers.

The near-luxury coupe C30 offered by Volvo for the first time in the United States will have a starting price of $22,700 for the T5 "Version 1.0". The "Version 2.0" C30 will be priced starting at $25,700. Both versions of the C30 are equipped with a turbocharged five-cylinder engine with an output of 227 horsepower.

The luxury convertible Volvo C70 comes back in the United States auto market for the 2008 model year. The present version of the C70 fetches a starting price of $39,090. For the 2008 model year, Volvo moderately increased the price to $39,240. The convertible was introduced in 1997 by Volvo and it has received favorable reviews as well as gaining remarkable safety scores.

The Volvo C70 receives interior enhancements for the 2008 model year. The floating stack which Volvo has popularized is back with the C70 with revised controls for better user-friendliness. The handbrake is made more compact while the armrest is made longer for better driver comfort.

The S40 and its wagon version, the V50, are redesigned for the 2008 model year. For the S40, pricing will start at $24,365 while for the wagon version, pricing starts at $26,815. The all-wheel driver version of the S40 has a price tag of $30,365. For the all-wheel drive version of the V50, pricing will start at $31,565.

The Volvo S40 and the V50 were redesigned to offer better exterior and interior design cues. From the outside, the S40 looks like a smaller S80 while the V50 has moved closer to the V70. New engines were provided for the 2008 model year versions of the S40 and the V50. Aside from new engines, other components were also improved like the and the finely-tuned suspension assembly.

For the 2008 S80, Volvo announced that pricing will start at $42,045 for the T6 turbo with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. For the version equipped with the front-wheel drive configuration, pricing remains the same at $38,705. For the all-wheel drive version of the S80, the price increases by $2,000 as compared to the 2007 S80 version. The all-wheel drive S80 will have a starting price of $49,210.

The S80 underwent only minor changes for the 2008 model year. A new exterior color was made available for the 2008 Volvo S80 and it is called Ember Black. Two new alloy wheels are also thrown into the mix as optional items.

Volvo announced that the 2008 model year version of the V70 and the XC90 will be released later this year. While Volvo did not yet disclose the pricing for the V70 and the XC90, the company has already made public the changes made to the two auto models. The V70 is in its last leg of production. For the 2008 model year, Volvo eliminated the 300PS V70 R. For the XC90, Volvo announced that three new exterior colors will be available.

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