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7.0
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On Styling
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On Styling
The 2013 Volvo S80 is conservative on the outside, but inside its stark contrasts and rich details make it a showcase of modern Scandinavian design.
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pushes the Scandinavian design thing even harder
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offers all the flavor of Wasa crispbread, which is like eating particle board
Car and Driver

a curvier, sleeker appearance with a slightly sportier profile, yet still an unmistakably Volvo design
Cars.com

The general interior design...is one of the most refined we've seen. In good luxury style, it is muted, with nothing in particular calling attention to itself.
CNET

well-crafted, modern-styled luxury sedan
AutoWeek

As the flagship of the Volvo line, the S80 showcases the curvier new side of Volvo, but in a somewhat more conservative—some might say prestige-oriented—way. And that's true especially from the outside.

Visually, the S80 has carried through for several model years now essentially unchanged. Several years ago it got a retouch, with a new grille and some more chrome accents, as well as a more visible exhaust outlet—all serving to sharpen the look. And although the look is attractive from the side, with an dashing roofline, and a look that's unmistakeably Volvo from the front, the S80 looks dated from some angles—and definitely less daring than the smaller, flamboyant S60 sport sedan.

The instrument-panel and cabin design of the 2013 Volvo S80 show no signs of looking dated or stodgy. In fact, the style mavens will still be very satisfied. Volvo's 'floating' center stack—a thin panel that houses a high-end audio system, with extra storage behind—remains unrivaled for functionality and style. Materials take a stark, Scandinavian tack, with light and dark tones providing contrast, along with silk-metal inlays and real wood veneers that fully look the part of a luxury-car cabin.

 

Conclusion

The 2013 Volvo S80 is conservative on the outside, but inside its stark contrasts and rich details make it a showcase of modern Scandinavian design.

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