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High-tech safety for new Volvo S80 saloon

THIS is Volvo’s all-new S80 executive saloon which goes on sale in the UK in June.

As well as adopting the floating centre console first seen on the smaller S40, the new S80 comes with high-tech features such as collision warning and brake support that engages to offer extra stopping power if the cruise control detects a front accident is inevitable.

Also fitted is the Personal Car Communicator, a device that offers keyless start, an alarm which alerts the driver if the system is not activated and a heartbeat sensor to detect if anyone is in the car.

Power comes from four engines – a D5 turbodiesel with 185bhp, a new 3.2-litre, six-cylinder petrol with 235bhp and a 315bhp V8 allied to a four-wheel drive chassis. Carried over from the existing S80 is the 2.5T petrol with 200bhp.

Volvo expects 70% of S80 buyers to be new to the brand when sales begin. Prices will be announced closer to the car’s launch.

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