The facelifted Volvo S80L has finally debuted in China, more than a year after we saw the first spy shots. The facelift brings the S80L back in line with the European-made Volvo S80. However, the facelifted car hasn’t been launched on the Chinese car market yet, that will likely happen in September around the time of the Chengdu Auto Show.
New spy shots yet again of the facelifted Volvo S80L testing in China. The first time we saw the facelifted S80L was back in January last year, at that time it was expected to debut on the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show, but it didn’t. Chinese media now say the vehicle will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The delay is likely caused by engine troubles. Read more »
We have seen pictures of the facelifted Volvo S80L without camouflage but the new spy shots seem to indicate the vehicle isn’t completely ready yet. The facelifted S80L is expected to debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in april and it will be launched on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. Most interesting is the engine news:
New spy shots from the facelifted Volvo S80L in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market early next year. The wait has been long, the last time we saw the facelifted S80L was back in January. The Volvo s80L is a stretched version of the Volvo S80, made in China by the Chang’an-Volvo joint venture that dated back to Volvo’s time under the Ford umbrella. The joint venture also makes the aging S40 sedan.
These are the very first spy shots of the facelifted Volvo S80L in China, the new car will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in November. As usual with Volvo changes are small, mostly around the grille, head lights and bumper. Still, it does look freshed up a bit.
The S80L is the first new Volvo to hit the Chinese market under Geely’s ownership. The car is made in China by Volvo’s joint venture with Chang’an Automotive, the jv also makes the S40. Geely will continue production until their own Volvo-factory is ready, likely in 2012.