Volvo has added a new diesel engine to its big vehicle lineup as a part of 2013 model year upgrades, which also bring new features and more optional safety technology. The 2013 models include Volvo V60, S60, S80 and V70, all of which are set for production this May and will be powered by an all-new 5-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel powerplant called D3. The engine is good for pumping out 100KW of power with 350 newton meter of torque, returning average carbon dioxide emissions as low as 114 grams per kilometer in S80 and S60 saloons, translating to a fused cycle fuel efficiency rating of around 4.3 litres per 100km.
The present D3 2.0 liter 5-cylinder diesel powerplant generates 120kW of power with 400 newton meters of torque and will be rebadged D4 under the new naming structure. The D2 4-cylinder 1.6-litre DRIVe diesel powerplant is an entry level option and churns out 84kW of power with 270 newton meters of torque. On the other hand, the 5-cylinder 2.4 liter engine, dubbed D5 is good for pulsating 158kW of power with 440 newton meters of torque.
The 2013 Volvo V60, S60, V70, XC60, S80 and XC70 will be equipped with an LED illuminated transparent gearshift knob and an all-new Sensus infotainment system, matching the all-new forthcoming V40 hatchback. The company’s Active High Beam, Tunnel Detection driver assist and Road Sign Information systems will also be offered across the entire model range. The ‘Saga’ 11-spoke 17-inch wheels for the S80 and V70 now gain black paint on diamond cut areas, whereas all wagon and sedan models are now offered with new aluminium five-spoke 18-inch wheels. The V70 also gains an upgraded front grille with shiny black details. It’s a matter of time these updates will be brought to the Indian market.