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2007-2016 Volvo P3 S80 Model Specs, News, DIY Guides, Upgrades, and Replacement Parts
2011-2018 Volvo P3 S60 Model Specs, News, DIY Guides, Upgrades, and Replacement Parts
2015-2018 Volvo P3 V60 Model Specs, News, DIY Guides, Upgrades, and Replacement Parts
In 2007, a new generation S80 was introduced, followed shortly in 2008 with the third generation V70 and XC70. The V70 would be quickly dropped for the North American market in 2010, with the XC70 continuing on. The new S60 hit the streets in North America in 2011 with a streamlined body shape designed with fuel economy in mind. An extended wheelbase “Inscription” trim was soon added due to Chinese demand for such models.
The RNC 5cyl engine hung around to supply some base model trims up until 2016, allowing the all new “SI6” transverse 6cyl first introduced in late P2 XC90 to occupy top trim levels in both NA and Turbo variants. The new XC60 played the role of the XC90 for the P3 chassis family, spaced away from the rest with mostly bespoke suspension and chassis components.
Where the S60 and V70 closely shared their body in P2, for P3 the sister ships are the S80 sedan and V70 wagon, and the S60 sedan and V60 wagon. The V60 was released significantly later, first available in 2015 for North America, although it had been selling alongside the S60 in Europe since 2011.
Another new engine was introduced around this time, the Drive-E direct injection “VEA” 4cyl in preparation for the upcoming SPA chassis transition. The new all aluminum 2.0T was configurable for multiple trims by means of engine tune, as well as the addition of a supercharger. Both S60 and V60 models also got Cross Country versions, with limited sales success.
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